Print Management Insider Blog

2017 Print Audit Year In Review

Posted by West McDonald on Dec 20, 2017 1:33:49 PM

2017 has been an incredibly busy and exciting year for Print Audit and as the year draws to a close we are excited to share some of the highlights.  For this year’s “Year In Review” you get to meet and hear from the senior management team members for both Print Audit and NeoStream.  There are some new faces on the executive team and we thought you’d like the chance to get to know them a little better.  Everybody was asked to share one highlight from 2017.  Here they are:

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Topics: print audit, Document Management, Managed Print Services, managed print, business growth, business, seat based billing, SBB, content management

No Mere Child’s Play: Toys “R” Us Chapter 11 and What We Can Learn From It

Posted by West McDonald on Oct 10, 2017 1:31:02 PM

If you’ve been following the news you may have discovered, like I did, that Toys “R” Us has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.  The company employs over 65,000 employees around the world and operates over 1,000 brick and mortar store locations as well as being a giant online retailer.  Somehow they’ve accumulated over $5 billion dollars in long-term debt and find themselves having to restructure or die.  Child’s play this is not.

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Topics: selling, sales, business, business growth, business model, business strategy, new business, Business Tips, SAAS, toys r us

The One That Didn’t Get Away: 6 Fishing Secrets To Energize Your Business

Posted by West McDonald on Sep 6, 2017 12:32:11 PM

As I write this morning I can hear the waves crashing in on the shore just outside of my window. The winds have kicked up and the water is looking quite lively.  I’m a little bummed out this morning as all my guests have gone back to their respective homes and the house is a little quiet.  I’m sure a lot of you reading this have the same feeling as the kids go back to school and summer vacations have run their course for the season.

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Topics: print audit, print management, print tracking, Managed Print Services, managed print, Business Tips, business, business growth, business strategy

7 Wilderness Survival Tips That Work In Business Too

Posted by West McDonald on Jul 24, 2017 10:10:53 AM

I’m back from a week long interior kayak adventure.  By “interior” I mean there are no roads where I went and zero cell phone coverage.  The middle of nowhere.  Off the grid.  No man’s land.  Out there.  Perfect!  This trip was on the incredible French River just off Georgian Bay in Ontario, Canada.  For those not familiar with the Canadian Shield region, it is a place of great beauty to be admired and respected all at once.  

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Topics: print audit, print tracking, seat based billing, Per Seat Billing, Managed Print Services, managed print, sales tips, business growth, business, Business Tips

A Dog's Life

Posted by Marty Carson on Jul 20, 2017 9:06:28 AM

As any dog owner knows, losing your faithful companion is not an easy thing. Our house just went through that with the loss of our family pet, Jagger. Of course we were all overflowing with emotions and sorrow but after a few weeks passed I started thinking about all the positive stuff...It’s the way I’m wired.

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Topics: sales, sales tips, print audit, cold calling, business, Business Tips, selling

No Cash But Big Heart? 3 Ways You Can Still Make A Difference

Posted by West McDonald on Apr 11, 2017 9:40:02 AM

As good corporate citizens we know that giving back can make a big difference in the lives of those less fortunate than us.  Sure, we work hard for our success, but there is no denying that helping to lift others up can only make the world a better place.  If we’re lucky, we might even help some folks on the road to their own success stories.  Giving matters.

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Topics: business, business growth, leadership, development, print audit

Where's the Heart?

Posted by Marty Carson on Feb 22, 2017 1:49:59 PM

Hey mister CEO boss man, take your eyes off that resume.  You can’t measure a person’s heart on a piece of paper! When you think about it, interviewing to start with is a flawed process since you have humans interviewing humans.

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Topics: print audit, printing, printers, business, sales tips, sales, sales cycle, Business Tips

Leading For Innovative Results

Posted by Jennie Fisher on Nov 16, 2016 11:33:48 AM

"Without change, innovation doesn't exist and neither does creativity”

The media was a buzz this past August with the release of the iPhone 7 that lacked a headphone jack. People were baffled by the announcement, speculating the success of Apple’s innovation. While Apple is known for their innovative culture and dependency on new ideas, can you picture that pitch meeting? The designer proudly claims that his idea can significantly decrease the width of the phone, but it requires the removal of the headphone jack. What would your immediate response be to that eager designer?

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Topics: innovation, print audit, print tracking, sales, business, Business Tips, business strategy

5 Free Printing Hacks To Save Money and The Planet

Posted by West McDonald on Aug 17, 2016 11:39:02 AM
A printer/photocopier covered in unnecessary notices urging people not to waste paper etcOffice print and copy is essential to running our businesses but takes a huge toll on the environment.  From the power printing devices consume to the paper they print on, the cost to both our pocket books and our planet are considerable.  Whether you’re a Fortune 500 Company or a 5 person SOHO operation, most of us would like to do more to decrease our environmental footprint.
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Topics: assessment, business, business strategy, Business Tips, environment, environmental impact, green, managed print, Managed Print Services, Mobile Print, MPS, Office Equipment Dealers, print audit, Print Behavior, print management, print tracking, printers, printing, Printing, sales, strategy, success, Technology, technology, tips

5 People We Wish Would Stop Using Linkedin

Posted by West McDonald on Aug 10, 2016 1:31:36 PM

Linkedin is quite possibly the best business networking tool on planet earth.  Used correctly it can dramatically increase your success in selling and can help to broaded your reach for all kinds of opportunities.  But let’s face facts: There are people on Linkedin that drive us bonkers and that we wish would stop polluting our feeds.   Here are the top 5 people we wish would stop using Linkedin today:

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Topics: B2B, business, business strategy, Business Tips, LinkedIn, managed print, Managed Print Services, marketing, MPS, Networking, Office Equipment Dealers, print audit, Print Behavior, print management, print tracking, printers, printing, printing trends, Revenue, sales, sales cycle, selling, Social, Social Media, strategy, success, tips

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