Design Trends to Look Forward to in 2020

Design Trends to Look Forward to in 2020

2019 was a year where taking risks in design was considered normal. What design trends can you look forward to this year? As we round the corner into a new decade, we may see a softening of some of 2019’s more abrasive trends and a shift toward simplified contrasts when designers want to be bold. Here’s a sneak peek at … Read More

4 Small Adjustments that Bring 5-Star Customer Service

Did you know it only takes seven seconds to make a lasting impression on new people that you meet? If this is true in personal relationships, how significant are the impressions your business makes with customers? Great entrepreneurs know that if you want long-lasting, loyal clients (who spend AND who voluntarily advertise your excellent service by word of mouth), then … Read More

Build a Lasting Legacy Through Thought Leadership in Your Industry

Build a Lasting Legacy Through Thought Leadership in Your Industry

Looking to increase your strategic visibility, gain exposure for your ideas, and change the world in meaningful ways? Everyone is following someone. Maybe it’s time to engage others, so they follow you! Facebook GROWs with Print What does thought leadership look like from an industry perspective? Here’s one example: In 2018, Facebook launched a thought leadership campaign (GROW) to help … Read More

How Successful Entrepreneurs Overcome Self-Doubt Each Day

Diane von Furstenberg is a Belgian fashion designer who has built her namesake company into one of the most recognizable in the world. Furstenberg has been listed as the world’s 68th most powerful, received an honorary doctorate, and been president of the Council of Fashion Designers of America for years. Confidence should come easily to someone like this, wouldn’t you … Read More

How Innovative Print Partnerships Save You Time and Money

How Innovative Print Partnerships Save You Time and Money

Almost every business needs paper products (like brochures, letterhead, and large-scale marketing) to build and strengthen their brand. Between graphic design, production presets, and regular re-orders, keeping things organized can be a challenge. Consistently partnering with the same printer can make things much more efficient and convenient. Creative, Collaborative Marketing Since each company has its own unique needs, a professional … Read More

How Re-Purposed Malls Can Teach Entrepreneurs a Lesson

Have you been to a dying mall lately? It can be pretty depressing. Empty storefronts litter the hallways like missing teeth in a hockey player’s mouth. Dim lighting seems to permeate each corner, and mall walkers bring more energy than any hint of retail activity. What was booming 30 years ago now feels like a bust. With consumers shifting more … Read More

4 “No Fail” Strategies for Organizing Your Next Big Event

Do you have any “nightmare” trade show experiences? Maybe you worry that an impending disaster is ahead. Everyone who manages a big event knows the feeling. You know . . . the nagging sense that you’ve forgotten something crucial (but have no idea what). Or . . . one of several million things is about to go wrong (but there … Read More

How to Make Performance Reviews More Effective and Enjoyable

Performance reviews don’t have to be something to sweat about. These conversations offer a valuable feedback loop for people to ask questions, identify needs, and drive professional growth. Building Conversations that Count Whether you’re conducting or participating in a review, here are a few strategies to make the most of your next review: Share Facts and Document Goals Before a … Read More

Ensure Staying Power for Your Business with Great Local Marketing

Ensure Staying Power for Your Business with Great Local Marketing

Earlier this year, Gerrit Curran and Emily Wessner opened a Jersey Mike’s Subs in Muhlenberg Township, Pennsylvania. To gain traction in their township of 20,000, these entrepreneurs knew that their new business must be intricately tied to a community connection. Curran and Wessner chose to use print as their primary marketing channel. The Jersey Mike’s staff distributed nearly 7,500 sandwich … Read More

How This Successful Entrepreneur Keeps Inspiration Flowing

When you were a kid, what did you love to build? When Frank Yang was eight, he dreamt of building all kinds of things. One of his first creative concepts was a dog food dispenser with a timer that could feed house pets on demand. Yang used to tell people he wanted to be an inventor, but the adults in … Read More