Why Selecting Your Printing Company Is Important To Your Small Business

Posted by on Dec 16, 2014 in Blog, Business, Contracts |

When managing a small home business, you may find yourself in desperate need of printing services. Whether this is due to a need for business cards, advertising pamphlets, contracts, posters, or anything in between, choosing the right kind of printing service is important. When considering the advantages, choosing large printing company over a smaller one will ensure profitability and relatability for your business, which is crucial for making sure your consumers’ demands are met. Here are three reasons why you should choose a big printing company to service you, over a small one. 1. Larger printing service companies are often less expensive.   Larger companies buy printing products, such as specialized paper and inks, in massive quantities. As a result, they’re able to lower their prices, because they’ve both saved money and made a profit from the mass sales. A smaller print shop is often not able to afford ten thousand ink cartridges, at one time, and, therefore, they are unable to lower their prices in order to meet the larger competitive printing service prices. Additionally, a larger company is able to sell to a greater number of customers, take on larger printing jobs, and are then in the position to sell their services at a lower price without damaging their overhead budget. 2. Larger printing service companies are often more reliable.   Since larger companies traditionally have a larger budget available to them, they can pay a higher wage and employ a larger staff than a smaller company. The better wages often attract employees with a higher skill level, and the company then has the benefit of a larger collaborative process, which allows them to create a system to best suit the needs of their customers. Some printing jobs, as with a large wedding or 50th anniversary party, cannot be handled by a smaller company, simply because of the lack of staff or finances available to them. Often larger printing companies have a customer-friendly refund policy as their larger budget allows– even if the customer is clearly in the wrong. A smaller printing service company may not be able to do so without seriously damaging their bottom line. 3. They have worldwide locations. Location is key in any area, but having the benefit of many locations – as with a larger printing company that has several franchises — rules the game. A printing service that is part of a major franchise will have a parent corporation backing them. This allows them to open more stores spanning the entire world. So should you need some printing done outside of your own region, you can find, say, a reliable printing service in Singapore. You don’t have to work with business...

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Different Ways Of Signing Contracts

Posted by on Dec 15, 2014 in Blog, Business, Contracts |

Thanks to the internet, it’s easier than ever to work online and make business deals without every being face to face with a client. However, while everything is text-based and technically in writing, there are times where placing your signature on a dotted line is still needed to protect yourself and those you’re working with. As a small business owner, this can be one of the most common and difficult issues to overcome. Here are three different methods for accomplishing this task: 1. Printing and scanning. There’s always the old fashioned way; print off the document and sign it. Once you’ve done that, you can scan it back into your computer, make a copy for yourself and send the picture or PDF off to your client. It can be a little bit of hassle, but it’s one of the most effective ways for ensuring your signature is legally binding, especially if you don’t own a touch-screen. Just keep a little voice in the back of your head to shout, “Print that now!” whenever you encounter an online contact, because it may make a difference in the end. 2. PandaDoc When the Internet causes a problem it usually offers a soluation. PandaDoc is a website that allows you to sign contracts electronically with your mouse or with your finger. By signing in with an account, you’re attaching your email to the credibility of your signature; honestly, the same is accomplished by sending a PDF via email. Only, this way, you can save yourself the extra hassle of printing out your contract, so long as you’re a master with a mouse or have access to a touch-screen. 3. HelloSign HelloSign follows the same pattern as PandaDoc; however, it has bank-level security and is compatible with Gmail, which allows you to instantly sign documents that are sent via email at any time. This makes it easy for businesses and freelancers alike to respond quickly and efficiently in deals. 4. EchoSign EchoSign utilizes the same techniques found in both PandaDoc and HelloSign; however, it works as an add-on of Adobe. This makes it an easy addition to a program you and your clients may already have, which you know and trust. It also has a feature which tracks the signatures, providing you with information on when certain signatures are made and which clients are still required to put their name on the dotted line. There are many other programs and sites which offer signature services, however, most of them cost a fee. When managing your own business, saving money where it can be saved is crucial. These are the three most effective means of signing contracts through the internet, all without any additional...

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