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e-NewsLetter Volume 18 Issue 17
Friday September 15, 2017

In this issue:

Product Showcases

SIGNLAB V10 - Exceptional design and production software. Exceptional prices. CADlink Technology Corp.
Industry-leading sign making, large format display software. Dozens of new, time-saving, easy to use features from V9.1 and even more from older versions. Call now for your upgrade price: 1-800-545-9581
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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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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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Interior & Exterior Architectural Sign Systems from Clarke Systems
A sign system contains most, if not all, of the buliding blocks you'll need for everything from a single sign to a comprehensive identity or wayfinding program. Simple. Versatile. Comprehensive.
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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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3M Wrap Film Series 1080 Welcomes Bold New Color Additions
Ignite creativity and kindle inspiration behind exceptional wrap designs. Ten new colors, including Gloss Flip Deep Space, Satin Vampire Red, Gloss Flip Psychedelic and more, bring the 3M collection to 98 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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    "Swim or sink, live or die, survive or perish with my country was my unalterable determination."
      --- John Adams

In business today, success largely depends on the amount of capital you have available, the strength of your managers, the bargain you get on labor and material, and just being in the right place at the right time.

There is at least one other main ingredient that turns average companies into successful ones. That is determination --- a gritting of the teeth to fight against all odds and seeing your tasks through to completion, and driving the willingness to not quit regardless of the mounting obstacles or barriers.

    "Good timber does not grow with ease. The stronger the wind, the stronger the trees."
      --- J. Willard Marriott

Even businesses that seem to have it all going for them remain only average due to the unwillingness of leaders to stick to a plan. These are the leaders who dilly-dally when confronted with an obstacle or two. They change course instead of plowing through whatever the mountain is.

Sometimes a change of direction is the only option, but more often than not it is pure laziness that motivates this decision.

    "I am here to make decisions, and whether they prove right or wrong I am going to make them."
     --- Harry S. Truman

It takes strong leadership with determination to stand by a decision and to take responsibility for the outcome, good or bad. Rudy Giuliani once said "There are many qualities that make a great leader. But having strong beliefs, being able to stick with them through popular and unpopular times, is the most important characteristic of a great leader."

Having what Walt Disney once called "stick-to-it-ivity" is a trait that you don't have to be born with, but can be developed over time. It requires that you continually monitor your business actions and be disciplined enough to catch yourself when you loosen your determination.

    "A lot of people are afraid to tell the truth, to say no. That's where toughness comes into play. Toughness is not being a bully. It's having backbone."
      --- Robert Kiyosaki

One good way to incorporate determination into your leadership style is to find the passion for your business again. Lee Iacocca, former Chairman and CEO of Chrysler Corporation loved cars and couldn't wait to get to work in the morning. Mary Kay Ash loved making women look and feel pretty; Bill Gates loved building computers; Mark Twain loved writing and Jerry Rice loved playing football.

All of these successful people developed a determination to succeed because they had passion for their job.

    "Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea."
      --Robert A. Heinlein

Winston Churchill once said, "If we are together nothing is impossible. If we are divided all will fail." You will find that once you begin exhibiting determination to succeed, others will follow. There is no need to separate the determined from the un-determined. Only keep the determined.

You only want the determined, "stick-to-it-ivity" people on your side. The only way to get them going in the same direction is to communicate to them where you plan on taking the company.

    "Willpower is the key to success. Successful people strive no matter what they feel by applying their will to overcome apathy, doubt or fear."
      --- Dan Millman

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Feature Articles

Stripping Vinyl Graphics Made Easy
By Jennifer LeClaire

Stripping vinyl graphics may never become a sign makersí dream, but it does not have to be a nightmare, either.
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Funny Signs

Sign spotted on the back window of a small car being pulled by a motor home:

    "I go where I'm towed."

A sign on the elevator door:

    "This elevator is out of whack." Later someone had penciled in, "More whack is on order."

In a restaurant window somewhere in Boise, ID:

    "Don't stand there and be hungry, come in and get fed up."

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

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