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e-NewsLetter Volume 17 Issue 22
Tuesday November 15, 2016

In this issue:

Product Showcases

Profitable Las Vegas Nevada Electric Sign Company Offering for $675k!
Well established and well equipped outfit with a great operating staff. Very diverse and loyal customer base with sales of $1 to $1.250m a year. The owner could certainly stay on in order to assure a very smooth transition period. Call TPG at 702-800-1545 or email
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CADlink Technology Corp releases SignLab v10
The latest version of the world’s most widely used sign making, large format display software product will be available at the end of April 2016. The much anticipated release of SignLab version 10 was first previewed in early March at FESPA 2016 in Amsterdam and will be officially launched at both the ISA Sign Expo in Orlando as well as Sign and Digital UK in Birmingham, UK in mid-April.
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Smoldering New Colors from 3M™ 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’s ready to use right out of the box. See colors and get samples online.
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Create a Digital Message The Simple Way- modular e Digital Signage Software from Clarke Systems
A web-administered digital sign application that is easy to implement and use. No servers, no IT support, and no graphic designers are needed to deliver professional results. Choose from industry specific templates and customize your signs with modular e ACTIVE MODULES. modular e is cost effective for one display or thousands.
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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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Opinions Matter

    "As long as the reason of man continues fallible, and he is at liberty to exercise it, different opinions will be formed."
      --- James Madison

For the past year we all heard one another's thoughts and opinions on the US Presidential race. Everyone had their own reasons of who should win and why, and many believed they were the experts to be heard. It is like that in business too. Whether it is your local government officials, industry peers, customers and employees, everyone has a thought on how you should run the affairs of the business.

The smart business leaders know that it is good to solicit the opinions of others, especially from those we respect, and then filter that information through our own opinion lens. Some opinions are sharp and brutal and need to be chewed upon for a while before acting on any of it. Others are useful and used to take action right away. And then others can be harmful and discarded immediately. But all should be heard and viewed with respect.

    "Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma - which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of others' opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition."
      --- Steve Jobs

It's okay to hear others out, but you don't have to necessarily listen to everyone. There is a big difference. When we hear, we at least give our attention to the speaker and sometimes that is enough. When we listen though, we internalize the information and formulate it into either useable or unusable. It takes practice, but learning to filter the good and useful opinions from the bad is the mark of a successful leader.

    "Opinions are made to be changed - or how is truth to be got at?"
      --- Lord Byron

As with others, your opinion matters too. If you share your opinion at an industry function, it is typically politely considered as possibly helpful information. If you share it as a boss to your employees, it is often translated as a new rule to follow. However, you have a right, and should exercise it, to change your opinion at any time. In fact, it is thought that the person who changes his opinion after careful consideration is more intelligent than the man who dogmatically sticks to his first opinion even after receiving new information that should change it.

    "I love my country very dearly, and I greatly resent the implication that some of the places that I have sung and some of the people that I have known, and some of my opinions, whether they are religious or philosophical, make me less of an American."
      --- Pete Seeger

Keeping your opinions to yourself is not always the wisest stance. In many audiences, whether during a lecture, at a company picnic, or when applying for a permit, your opinion may carry enough weight to create change. Or, your opinion may shed light in a dark place bringing hope or inspiration to others where it is needed. Carefully consider your opinions before broadcasting them, but don't withhold them. Our industry needs more men and women willing to share new insights that may bring positive change creating future prosperity for years to come.

    "Change your opinions, keep to your principles; change your leaves, keep intact your roots."
      --- Victor Hugo

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Feature Articles

Using a Price List Tool
By Myra Harmer and Steve Steiger

Many businesses rely on a pricing list for their customer bids. This is especially true for new business owners who are learning not only what it takes to be a good printer, but also what it takes to be a good business owner.
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Funny Signs

From Walling Ford Sign Company:

    "Frog Parking Only. All Others Will Be Toad"

From Walling Ford Sign Company:

    "I was addicted to the Hokey Pokey, but I turned myself around"

From Walling Ford Sign Company:

    "Hold the door open for a clown. It's a nice Jester"

We need those funny signs you have seen in your travels, come on, we know they are out there.
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Making Possible

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