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e-NewsLetter Volume 17 Issue 17
Thursday September 1, 2016

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In this issue:


Product Showcases


Pro Vehicle Outlines 2016 from CADlink
Over 860 new and updated templates included! More than 9860 templates in all make it the largest vehicle template library of its kind. FREE 12 month online subscription included with all Pro packages. Same great after sales support. Special upgrade pricing. Click for more.
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New Premium Clipart Library - 500,000 Artworks / $49 for a Year
Introducing VectorState, a new online library of exceptional quality royalty-free vector art, created by top artists around the world. Their limited availability 'Early-Bird' pricing gives you a year membership for just $49, click above to take advantage.
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EstiMate Sign Pricing Software: Sign Estimating & Business Management Made Easy
Get the tools you need to determine what you need to make in order to cover your costs and achieve your profit goals, then making sure every single job is priced to meet your target - all the while giving you professional printed, faxed or emailed estimates that you can have in your customer's hand literally minutes after getting the job specs. Click for more info.
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Register Now for the 2016 SGIA Expo!
The SGIA Expo is home to the widest range of imaging technology and equipment for signmakers, graphic producers, photographers and commercial printers. Register today for the SGIA Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada - September 14-16, 2016
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Are you leaving your money on the table?
Is your business one of the many B2B companies that could be leaving thousands of dollars on the table each year when accepting commercial credit cards from your business or government clients? You can find out with no obligation. Isn't that worth checking?
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Smoldering New Colors from 3M tm Wrap Film Series 1080
Stop car enthusiast in their tracks. Eight new colors, including Satin Smoldering Red and Matte Riviera Blue, bring the 3M collection to 83 colors and finishes. This high-performance film needs no printing or overlaminate, so it is ready to use right out of the box. See colors and get samples online.
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Business 101

    "Business opportunities are like buses, there's always another one coming."
      --- Richard Branson

For those with their finger on the pulse of business know that there is always an opportunity around the corner. It may not be the one you had hoped for or had your sights on, but if you are looking, they are there. Many business leaders stick to what they know and trust, and that is fine. If they are in love with their product, service, industry and the community they serve, they will always be a success. But for those always looking, always searching for more creativity and more doors that need to be pushed, and sometimes kicked open, the world is their oyster.

Business 101, or the foundation of what business is about, is sometimes forgotten. We tend to easily keep our nose to the grindstone with our chosen paths and miss some of the golden opportunities in our backyard. These are the simple things that are in plain sight if only we will allow our eyes and our minds to see them.

    "Selling cookies helped me to realize that you needed to have a certain way to communicate with people. You also needed business skills. You knew you needed to sell a certain amount of boxes, so that gave me some business sense."
      --- Maria Bartiromo

Getting back to our roots of business is helpful in finding new or different opportunities for expansion in our current businesses. The gas station owner who allows a vendor to supply disposable gloves for customers to use while pumping gas to avoid germs, is opening up a new stream of revenue via advertisers for those gloves. The sign shop that prints banners for baseball field fences notices that numerous teams have faded and outdated uniforms. This could be an opportunity for learning screen printing for uniforms and jerseys.

Piggybacking with other contractors for major government contracts, opening a training class for new sign shop owners, furnishing supplies for trade shows, and freelance writing for associations and magazines are just a few of the many creative ways to expand your business and stretch into new realms.

    "I started my first business when I was 19. I learned a valuable lesson as a small business owner. You are the first one to work, last one to leave, and last one to be paid."
      --- Kevin McCarthy

Ownership can be a lonely position, but it can also be one that allows you to coordinate the direction of your future. Like a conductor in an orchestra, you are looking for business opportunities that harmonize with your current business and stay in key with your business values and mission.

    "I was a writer for 'New York' magazine. I had attended business school, but what did I know? Still, everybody from the receptionists on up to the editor would ask me what they should do with their money."
      --- Andrew Tobias

The more you grow your business, not just vertically, but also horizontally, the more you are seen as an authority in various subjects. People respect the person who has rolled up their sleeves and gotten down in the mud, only to come up with a fish. You can find opportunities in everything. They are there.

    "My dad has been a big influence on me, because he's always had his own business. He really taught me business sense and how to be a focused individual, but also how to have fun and make everyone around you have fun."
      --- Wiz Khalifa

Finally, if it isn't fun, stop doing it. To grow in other business areas requires time, talent, skill, patience, and a lot of luck. If you invest that much time into it, it ought to be fun and exciting. Find those things that make sense to you and brings joy and profits.


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New for 2016, the SGIA All-Access Education Pass! One of the best ways to explore the industry's expertise with ease. Offering several options for education, the Expo allows attendees a simple and affordable way to capitalize on the show. And don.t miss the incredible networking opportunities on and off the Expo floor.

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Feature Articles

Why Digital Textile Printing is Preparing for Takeoff
By Eileen Fritsch

Digital textile printing is ready to expand beyond soft signage and dye sublimation into fashion apparel, upholstery fabrics and home textiles
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Advertiser - SGIA Expo 2016
SGIA Expo 2016!

The 2016 SGIA Expo (Las Vegas, September 14 - 16) will bring together the industry.s widest array of technology, markets and opportunities. This unparalleled event will showcase the best products, methodologies and innovative applications. Tens of thousands of attendees will explore the wall-to-wall exhibitor booths and meet with their vendors and colleagues.

New for 2016, the SGIA All-Access Education Pass! One of the best ways to explore the industrys expertise with ease. Offering several options for education, the Expo allows attendees a simple and affordable way to capitalize on the show. And don.t miss the incredible networking opportunities on and off the Expo floor.

http://www.sgiaexpo.org

Funny Signs

Sign on an elevator in West Chester University:

    "In case of fire do not use elevator, use water"

Sign from a Dentist's office:

    "Pain Free. Any other services, we charge"

Sign in downtown Detroit on the Fisher building door:

    "Caution: Automatic Door (push to operate)"

We need those funny signs you have seen in your travels, come on, we know they are out there.
Send them to us at: info@signindustry.com.


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Sean Scott

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