Hey SUN, as some of you know I run a large format printing company and we mak signs, vehicle graphics, and many other advertising devices. We have 2 years under our belt. We have always been in the black. However, this year starting Jan 1, we have seen tremendous growth. So much that we are asking contractors to come in and help, and we are asking employees to stay later. The things that have changed is I have been acting as full times sales, and our reputation is growing like crasy. Other sign shops in the area have a bad history it seems, so we seem to be a bit of fresh air.
I don;t want to become like them though. Part of the problem I think is our system of quoting and invoicing could be a lot smoother. We are using Quick Books to do both. Our pricing is not very standardised either. Because we do a lot of custom work it is tough to do that.
Most recently, I have been asked to come into large venue like the local NBA and NFL teams to consult on projects they are doing. These will be well paying jobs, but resource intensive.
Anyone an expert on growing too fast? Anyone have a proven track record dealing with these issues? I am looking for what other have done to overcome and balance growth.
My partner says it is a good problem to have but, I don;t like what I am seeing.