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January 23, 2016

Know you know this but just in case … the United States law no longer requires the use of a copyright notice on printed material … “Work is under copyright protection the moment it is created and fixed in a tangible form that it is perceptible either directly or with the aid of a machine […]

What Would You Change?

January 23, 2016

I ask printers frequently, “If you had one business wish to change something, what would it be?”  Many have no idea. We miss the big picture. We’re not in our ship’s wheelhouse steering, rather we’re in the boiler room shoveling. So what one change would help you the most? Think about it this week. Once identified, […]

2016 Price Guides Now Available!

January 4, 2016

Crouser & Associates, Inc. is proud to announce the release of our 2016 software for estimating printing on offset and digital presses. Both guides for Digital and Offset (PC and Mac versions) are now currently available for purchase and download from our website. New for 2016 is our new Digital Envelope section for Crouser Guide […]

Cash In: Ownership Dilemma

December 31, 2015

The following case on an Ownership Dilemma is based upon a number of situations. Names, locations and other facts have been changed to illustrate and simplify the case presented. As such, any resulting similarity to any one business or person is coincidental. Business transitions, or lack of them, can cause an unusual ownership dilemma in […]

Burnout and How Owners May Avoid It

December 19, 2015

During holiday seasons, many business owners find themselves facing burnout. We question our business, our industry, the economy . . . everything seems out of our control. It isn’t. Think of this. After doing the same thing for five, ten or twenty years, how can we be excited about doing the same ole, same ole? It’s […]

Giving Up: Case of a Wasted Article

December 9, 2015

Giving up. Now this is going to be a wasted article for those who need to read this, won’t. They’ve given up and convinced themselves there’s nothing they can do but close the shop or sell their accounts to the printer down the street. However, I say that the only time to close the shop […]