The printing business is a multi-billion dollar industry and
Printing for Less is going after their piece of the pie. Andrew Field,
the company’s founder, talks with Jeff and Rich about how to grow
within the current model and manage a business that has seasonal peaks.
the heart of the holiday season, there are some things you can do to
stay on top of customer demand. On this radio show, you can learn
Andrew’s tips on how to:
- Plan forward: be prepared for the crunch in every way possible
- Advertise in areas that focus on your seasonal customer
- Offer expanded services that stay within your business model
- Hire seasonally
- Encourage employees to take vacations outside the crunch times
When managing a seasonal business, you can never be too ready. If you can cover your bases, you can cover the crunch!
About Andrew Field
Field launched PrintingForLess.com in 1999 to grow his commercial
printing business and caused a revolution in the industry. In 2004
Andrew was named Montana's Entrepreneur of the Year by the Montana
Ambassadors. He was recognized by Fortune Small Business and Winning
Workplaces as a 2005 Best Boss along with 14 other entrepreneurs who
have used innovative approaches to create high-performance workplaces.
Selected Q&A transcripts from this radio show
Q&A - Commercializing an invention
Q&A - Financing a business
Elevator Pitch Contest - Final Word
did Phil Camillo dominate the November Elevator Pitch contest? He did
his homework. Preparation is important when facing the daunting task of
approaching an investor, and Phil delivered his elevator pitch complete
with the 10 elements and a clear command of the material.
Phil’s tips for winning over an investor with an elevator pitch:
- Know your product
- Know your audience
- Follow the 10 Steps
- Tell an engaging story about your product
- Sell yourself
Follow Phil’s advice and you could be the winner of our next elevator pitch contest!