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e-NewsLetter Volume 18 Issue 21
Wednesday November 1, 2017

In this issue:

Product Showcases

Fearlessly Forward with 8 New Color Options - 3M(tm) Wrap Film Series 1080
Anything but ordinary. 3M(tm) Wrap Film Series 1080 is a distinctive way to make you -- and your car -- stand out in the crowd. Give your clients the individuality they demand with the hottest vehicle wrap colors. 3M Wrap Film Series 1080 gives your customers a distinctive look for their car, truck, or even boat.
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Why Commit To A Modular Sign System?
By choosing a preferred sign system and using it regularly, you become even more expert at designing and manufacturing signs. You and/or your shop will work more efficiently, lower your labor costs, make effective use of inventory, and begin to recognize potential applications for a variety of different jobs. You'll even save time and increase your chances for additional sales.
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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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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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168 Hours

    "Time management is an oxymoron. Time is beyond our control, and the clock keeps ticking regardless of how we lead our lives. Priority management is the answer to maximizing the time we have."
      --- John Maxwell

I've actually come to despise the comment some people make regarding time management. They say, "Well, we all have 168 hours in a week, decide how to use them." The statement is true, but the realism of the statement just hits too close to home. I don't want to be limited in my time, but of course we all are. We all have to choose how we use that time and when to use it. Some of it is for business, some for pleasure and family, and some for rest.

Time management is really like John Maxwell states, priority management. That means that we should place the most important things at the top of our to-do list and focus completely on that task until it has been completed. This advice is easy to dispense, but in reality we all have similar priorities that must all be completed at the same time. Or worse, when we are attempting to complete the priority task, other priorities arise that take our focus away from the original prioritized task.

    "This is the key to time management - to see the value of every moment."
      --- Menachem Mendel Schneerson

To save you the trouble of reading all of the time management books out there, (and there are some really good ones too), I'm going to give you the top three keys to getting more done through proper priority management.

The first, if you're not already doing it, is to right down on paper a list of the tasks that must be accomplished. Many experts agree that you do this the night before so that your mind is already focusing, even while you're sleeping, on getting all of your tasks accomplished the next day. There is something magical about writing it down too as opposed to typing your list using your computer. The exercise of sending your list from your mind to your hand to the paper cements the obligation of getting things done.

    "I think time management as a label encourages people to view each 24-hour period as a slot in which they should pack as much as possible."
      --- Tim Ferriss

The second key is to tackle the hardest task or the task that you dread doing first. Once you've accomplished that task, the rest of the day's tasks becoming easier to face. In his book, Eat That Frog, Brian Tracy says that if you get up in the morning and eat the ugliest, biggest frog there is, all other tasks become a breeze.

    "Boundary setting is really a huge part of time management."
      --- Jim Loehr

Finally, to avoid having to put out spot fires during your day that always occur and that always interfere with your to-do list, turn off all digital devices and let your team know that you are not to be disturbed for the next two, three, five hours, or whatever amount of time you need. Unless the building you are in catches fire, all other "emergencies" can be handled by others or will have to wait. You will not have to file for bankruptcy because an irate customer insists on seeing you, or the office toilet backed up, or an employee went home sick, or, or , or....It really can wait.

    "I am definitely going to take a course on time management... just as soon as I can work it into my schedule."
      --- Louis E. Boone

Enjoy your 168 hours this week!

Feature Articles

Screenprinting 101, Part IV
By John Benedetto

This is part four of a series of helpful and timely tips for both the beginner and seasoned screenprinter
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Funny Signs

On a road in Augusta, Georgia:

    "Soft shoulders, blind curves, steep grade, big trucks--- Good Luck!"

At a towing company:

    "We don't charge an arm and a leg. We want tows"

In a loan company window

    "Now you can borrow enough money to get completely out of debt!"

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

Making Possible

These great companies below enable to serve you!

3M Commercial Graphics:
CADlink Technology:
Clarke Systems:
Estimate Software:
International Sign Association (ISA):
Matrix Payment Systems:
American RENOLIT Corp:
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- Have a great week,

Sean Scott

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