7 Challenges Successful People Overcome – From a small business perspective

I recently came across a fantastic article on Forbes.com written by Travis Bradberry that discusses 7 challenges that successful people overcome. The 7 challenges are; Age, what other people think, toxic people, fear, negativity, the past or the future and the state of the world. While reading the article it struck me that [...]

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Why You Should Consider Going Custom

We talk about the benefits of customizing your packaging often (and to anyone who will listen). We do this because we truly believe it is one of the most cost effective things you can do to build your brand. As proof of our stance you can see that our company president wrote about the value of custom printing here, here [...]

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Congrats to our Packaging Scholarship Winner!

We wanted to say a big congratulations to the Premier Packaging Scholarship winner Jershayla J. Below is the essay she submitted.The Packaging IndustryA Scholarship report by: Jershayla J.Small and major corporations alike know packaging, marketing, engineering and  [...]

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12 Ways to Boost Your Summer Retail Sales in 2015

The summer is typically a slow time for independent retailers. As we move into mid July that truism has probably become painfully obvious to you. But there is no need to fret because here are some ways you can take on the infamous challenge small businesses call “the summer slump”.In the realm of personal finance there is [...]

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Bargain Hunting Made Easy

I think I’m like most people when I say “I like a bargain”! I don’t just mean I get excited when I get a 5% or 10% off coupon to a website that I normally frequent. I mean like 50% off on something I was going to purchase for $100 and it cost me $50. I get the same feeling when I put on a jacket that I haven’t worn in a [...]

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THE ADVANTAGE OF CUSTOM PRINTED TISSUE

Gift wrapping the customer’s purchases has long been a tradition for many gift and jewelry shops as well. While we are seeing a trend towards gift bags and away from gift boxes, there is still an overwhelming demand for tissue paper to either stuff in the bag or fold over the purchased product in a gift box.Are you [...]

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Is Omnichannel for Small Biz or Just the Big Boxes?

The internet is supposed to be the great equalizer, scrappy small businesses can compete head to head with Goliath sized competitors if their willing to put in the work. To some extent that is the case, many small retailers have reported solid through ecommerce channels and all around the cost of doing business online is [...]

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Better Business Bureau, an expense or an investment?

As a small business we’re all inundated with places to spend our hard earned profits. Many of these expenditures are on things that don’t help us grow our business, but are necessary evils, such as; trash collection, rent, water, etc. I call these pure expenses. Then there are expenditures that I consider investments [...]

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Packaging Cookies and Other Gourmet Gifts

Gifts aren’t just for the big holidays or life events. There are many times when an every day gift is the perfect way to lift someone’s spirits or enhance a friendship. Often these every day gifts (or “just because” gifts as I call them) take the form of a gourmet treat. Why? Because, many of our memories revolve around [...]

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TIPS FOR RECEIVING YOUR MERCHANDISE ORDERS

Whether you are a distributor or a retail merchant, you are constantly receiving product that you have ordered. In our customer service department we receive calls daily where our customers call in to tell us they didn’t receive a product or they got the wrong item in their order.If you call right away, in most instances [...]

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