The Online Magazine For The Sign Trade
e-NewsLetter Volume 19 Issue 3
Thursday February 1, 2018

In this issue:

Product Showcases

Graphic Tracer Professional - Convert bitmaps into Vector Graphics in Minutes!
With Sensedge(tm) auto-tracing, quickly fix most common shapes, arcs, curves and lines using 'smart' clean-up tools. Automatically identify and replace text in graphics with the correct font. Able to identify over 100,000 fonts.
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Premium Clipart Library - 500,000 Artworks / $49 for a Year
Introducing VectorState, an online library of exceptional quality royalty-free vector art, created by top artists around the world. A one-year membership for just $49 - click above to take advantage.
Read on... Subscribers: Free Pass to ISA Sign Expo
Get a free pass to the trade show floor where nearly 600 exhibitors will be on hand displaying their products and services that can help you become more profitable and efficient, and gain an edge in the marketplace.
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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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Sign Industry News

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Fill Your Funnel For The Future

    "Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do."
      --- Pele

The economy is good for now. Business is good for most and more and more people are buying now rather than waiting to get the sign or sign services that they need or want. The market is up and most of the investors who were once squeamish about the extreme volatility in the market are accepting positive results---at least for now. It is all about the now and now is the time to work even harder than before.

It is easy for us all to rest on our laurels and ride the current wave of market success. Unfortunately, many of us may see business today as booming and that there is no need to continue to fill the funnel with more prospects. This could be a costly mistake and one that many made prior to the recession of 2008.

    "Work like you don't need the money. Love like you've never been hurt. Dance like nobody's watching."
      --- Satchel Paige

If we remember that recession, and the pain many of us felt then, it should prompt us to push harder to get all the business we can handle and then some. We should push and then push some more. It is a get it while the iron is hot or while the getting is good sort of thing. If we change, update, improve, and revitalize our marketing efforts now, we will have more in our store houses when the depression/recession hits again.

    "Perseverance is the hard work you do after you get tired of doing the hard work you already did."
      --- Newt Gingrich

In 1973, 1987, and 2008, thousands of businesses closed their doors because they were mostly riding the waves of success instead of generating their own waves. Although many other circumstances may have been involved causing some business to falter, there were many others who failed simply because they were not keeping their eyes on the business and the work of the business.

    "Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven't found it yet, keep looking. Don't settle. As with all matters of the heart, you'll know when you find it."
      --- Steve Jobs

Begin today to make efforts to fill your funnel for the future. Work harder than ever before, (assuming you still love the work), and create a strategy now to get more customers, to provide more products and services, and to grow your business every day.

One way to grow more and no longer sit on your laurels is to look at today's work as a way to provide security for you, your family, and your employees in the future. Enjoy the ride of today's economy, but still keep the gristle in your teeth as you continue to plow into your work and gain greater traction for tomorrow.

    "Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work."
      --- Aristotle

Feature Articles

Is Your CNC Router Still Fit for Purpose?
By Liam Hodson

While the older machine may still work just fine, it may be time for an upgrade, just the same.
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ISA Sign Expo offer serious solutions, real results, and opportunities for attendees to make powerful connections.

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Funny Signs

In a large department store:

    "Stock up and save! Limit one per customer"

At a dry cleaners:

    "We do not tear your clothing with machinery. We do it by hand

Advertisement for lawn sprinkler system on side of truck:

    "Dew it yourself"

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!

CADlink Technology:
Clarke Systems:
Estimate Software:
International Sign Association (ISA):
Matrix Payment Systems:
American RENOLIT Corp:
Supply 55:

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- Have a great weekend,

Sean Scott

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