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Retirement is more than financial

June 29, 2020

Preparing for retirement is more than just finance. To be sure, money is important, or we’d never retire. But, having enough money and not having anything to do is just as bad. So, what do you want to do when you grow up? Here are some of my thoughts. The initial step of retirement is […]



Competing During Uncertainty

May 26, 2020

We must be ready when it is time to start our businesses again. Yes, COVID-19 threw us a real curve ball and many competitors will not survive. When we do start, however, we need to jump back on the battleground and compete. But, please remember, competing is not all about price. Like many, I lived […]



Growing business relies on a simple concept

May 4, 2020

You’ve heard it. “You have to work yourself out of a job?” Well, that’s wrong. Not only wrong, but it causes many to under perform. You can’t just work yourself out of a job, so you can do nothing. No, you grow your business by working yourself into your next job. That’s the process of […]



Financials: Your Road Map

March 23, 2020

By Tom Crouser A good road map or GPS system tells where you are, where you’ve been, and where you’re going. Same with financials and why you want to understand them. Here are details. While more information is better, tax returns may be used as a starting place. Better yet you might have a balance […]



Wortman Printing Receives Top CPrint Award

April 22, 2019

Del and James Wortman, Wortman Printing of Effingham, Illinois were presented the Superior Performance in Print Shop Management award for 2019 from CPrint®, Certified Printers International. Their performance ranks them among the top five percent of all printing companies in North America. The Alliance presents its highest award to printing companies who maintain high standards […]



Case of the Coming Crash and Burn

April 22, 2019

By Tom Crouser Being the creative and driving force behind a rapidly growing company isn’t all that’s required for a successful transition. At least that’s what David Summers is going to find out. His Premier Printing, a rapidly growing $2 million Portland, Oregon printing company has had sales increases averaging 28% per year for the […]