As names are to a person, logos are to a company. They are everything - their identity and their brand. Larger businesses will spend thousands in research, design, testing and re-testing to make sure they get it right. Therefore, we have the responsibility to treat our customers' logos with the respect they deserve. Demonstrating your understanding of this will get you off to a good start in your business relationship and show your professionalism.

Here are some rules as well as comments on how to handle them within our Ribbon Print environment:

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If you are in the market for a machine that will customize printed ribbon, you are making a wise investment. In this world where Sharon is now Sharyn and Jane could be Jayne, Jaine, or who knows what, personalization is at its peak in popularity. Businesses large and small use ribbon printers for branding, attracting corporate customers, and most importantly, for offering something their competition doesn't.

Having said that, which one is for you? I'm now going to share with you a secret about these machines. Get ready, this is a stunner ...

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A thermal ribbon printer costs between $500-$1,800. There are dramatic differences in product offerings so make sure to do some research. This way your purchase will match your needs. While portable ribbon printing machines are relatively new to the market, you do have choices when selecting a machine and the company you'd like to work with.

Here are some things to consider:

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Making irresistible treats is one thing, but using a cookie cutter approach to your
business is a recipe for disaster outside of the kitchen.

"Being a cookie in your business will lead to failure. Here's a better recipe.

I've just returned from the National Gift Basket Convention. This is obviously a gathering of business owners looking to build or enhance their business. For those who may think a gift basket business is just a hobby - think again. Many of these folks have developed some seriously huge businesses. Classes revolve around professionally creating the product, financial implications, marketing the business and more. Read More
Thanksgiving ... a time to reflect and show gratitude for the blessings we have.

In our business, these blessings are many. They all stem from the relationships we've created together with our fabulous customers. Perhaps you are already one of them and if so, we are truly grateful.

Here's a look back at 2014 and our face-to-face interactions. If we saw you at a trade show, training event or one-on-one, there's a good chance you're in the video. Take a peek!