Wednesday, September 21 I Stone Brewery
We’d like to invite you to come have a drink and connect with fellow PIASD members as well as others in the printing industry. Discuss trends, learn about new printing techniques, meet new connections and mingle, mingle, mingle!
The Sales Club can help sales reps gain a competitive edge through training, sales and strategies. The $25 annual membership dues are a nominal fee for a year’s worth of information and programs to expand knowledge, and improve and increase your sales performance.
- Paper and Sustainable Forestry
- Non-compete/Confidentiality Agreements
- Take Advantage of Sales Tax Exemption
- Virtual Peer Group
- Turn Past Due Into Cash Flow
There is a lot of misinformation about paper use and sustainable forestry. Two Sides has created a new animated video about the relationship between the two that you can share with your clients and prospects.
A discussion on PIA's HR ListServ revolved around a breach of confidentiality on a project and how to handle it. With more and more print providers expanding their services, confidentiality becomes a large issue. Do you have a policy? Is it in writing? Is it enforceable? More importantly did legal counsel review? For more thoughts on this topic, as well as non-compete agreements, check out this article on Printing Industries of America's website (password required).
Everyone complains about sales taxes. So, why not take advantage of an almost 50% reduction in sales taxes on equipment? Regulation 1525.4 allows businesses in manufacturing to purchase manufacturing equipment at a reduced sales and use tax rate for purchases occurring on or after 7/01/14. The partial exemption is 4.185% for the period of 7/01/14 to 12/31/16 and then will adjust to 3.9375% on 1/01/17 through the end of the program. The exemption will be taken at the time of purchase, with the exclusion recorded on your sales & use tax return. When making a qualified purchase, you provide the seller with an exemption certificate to obtain the reduced tax rate. To receive the exemption, you must complete an exemption certificate and give it to the seller. Download here.
Every day, you’re faced with problems like handling a problem customer, working with a troublesome employee or trying to get satisfaction from an equipment vendor while at the same time, getting the work out and making some money.
This can be tough stuff, but others are fighting the same battles every day—sharing their experience can be both reassuring and enlightening. The challenge is finding people in the same boat but who are not competitors.
The virtual peer group is the answer. It’s an opportunity for owners of similar firms but in different areas to get together electronically with a facilitator to share and learn. To find out how call PIA/SD at 858.800.6900 today!
Download the Virtual Peer Group Application to get started. Virtual Peer Group Application
PRIME is a unique tool because it can be used two ways:
- Training tool. The step-by-step online interface guides new users through the process of building a campaign, including creating and buying URLs, managing and acquiring lists, asset management, implementation, and analyzing campaign results (a free member service).
- Campaign launching tool. This allows printers to employ their customized integrated campaigns and measure the results through a detailed dashboard
Does PRIME sound like a useful resource for your business? You can be a key influencer and help shape PRIME for future innovative printers. Members are invited to join an exclusive group of beta testers and try PRIME free of charge. Let us know how it worked and suggest any improvements we can make. Just go to Prime.L2soft.com, click “Launch PRIME,” sign in, and get started!
Let AGA's Professional Staff Work Diligently To Turn Past Due Receivables into Cash Flow!
Every month a delinquent account has debt left unpaid, the chances of recovery decline. Most companies wait 120 days, 180 days -- or longer, before turning delinquent accounts over to a 3rd party collections agency. Why does it matter? The longer you wait, the less collectible your debt is and the more your bottom line is affected.
AGA's unwavering commitment to the task at hand ensures that its clients -- from small businesses to Fortune 500 companies -- have the highest possible business debt collection rates on delinquent business accounts. Above all, they are dedicated to getting the job done while protecting your brand name and your highly valued business-to-business relationships.
Thousands of leading manufacturers, wholesalers, distributors and finance companies rely on AGA to help sustain a healthy balance sheet while adding profits to the bottom line. They specialize in debt collecting from those business accounts that have passed beyond the point of no return.