Creating the Perfect Sales Plan

Tuesday, August 14 I 11am - 12pm


Sales are the life blood of any organization, and it’s no different for print providers who compete in the dynamic ever-changing world of communication. The 21st century sales rep must understand the broad range of solutions offered by today’s print/marketing provider and how those solutions help a client’s business. Just as important is management creating a sales compensation plan which creates the right incentives for growth and balances it with the company’s profitability.

In this presentation, we explore the various compensation methods used in the industry and discuss the strengths and weaknesses. Commission, salary-based plans, value added, and hybrid plans will be covered in this quick moving session along with key points in creating the “Perfect Plan.”

What You Will Learn:

  • Which Plans are commonly used in the industry – and are successful.
  • Changing compensation strategies reflecting changing product mix.
  • Balancing incentives with profitability
  • Why matching individuals with right plan is more crucial than ever.

Who Should Attend:

CEOs, Owners, Sales Managers, and CFOs.

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PIFE Webinar—6 Reasons Why Companies Should Consider an ESOP

Thursday, August 23 I 11am - 12pm


Webinar Overview
Outlining the usage and often overlooked benefits of an ESOP for shareholders of privately owned companies. Understand why and how to use an ESOP as a partial or complete exit strategy or liquidity event, while dispelling common misconceptions.

You Will Learn

  • What is an ESOP?
  • How are they implemented?
  • What are the benefits?
  • What are the most common misconceptions about them?

Who Should Attend

  • CEOs and presidents
  • CFOs
  • Owners

Webinar Presenter
Todd Butler
Tenor Capital


How to Gain a Competitive Advantage and Increase Profits with Lean Sales

Thursday, September 20 I 11am - 12pm


Webinar Overview

In today's new reality as much as 70% of the buying decision may be completed before your salesperson and a buyer connect. Your sales team and the people and process that support it must adjust to this new reality. Synchronizing your sales process to the buying process and eliminating wasted activities will move prospects quickly through the pipeline for increased revenue and profits. The improved process will also open new opportunities for a broader range of services.

You Will Learn

  • What impact the Internet has made on the buying and selling processes
  • How lean can be applied to your sales and CRM processes for astonishing and measurable results
  • How to synchronize the buying and selling processes for success
  • How lean continuous improvement provides a competitive advantage

Webinar Presenter

Phyllis Mikolaitis
Sales Training Solutions


M&A Trends in Today’s Print Environment

Tuesday, October 9 I 11am - 12pm


Learn what is happening in today’s M&A market. Today’s transaction structures are different from just a few years ago in response to a restructuring industry. Participants will learn why an acquisition strategy has never been more important and what types of transactions are occurring. They will learn the details of these various types of transactions in order to make better decisions for their own businesses. The experts from New Direction Partners will also talk about the current M&A market, why now is a good time for these transactions, and how long the market might remain strong. They will also share real life examples of things gone right, and a few that have gone wrong, from the many transactions they seen over time. The presenters will also outline EBITDA ranges that affect the value of businesses being sold and how to enhance that value.

The program will focus on:

  • Why M&A makes sense as a strategy
  • Discussion of “Tuck-ins”.
  • Discussion of “Cashless Mergers”.
  • Hot Markets and what drives higher Valuations

Who Should Attend:

CEO’s, owners, presidents, sales, marketing and finance managers who are instrumental in determining the firm’s strategy.


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10 Attributes of High-Growth Companies

Tuesday, December 11 I 11am - 12pm


In a highly competitive industry, printers must focus on two things to succeed: efficiency and growth. The first delivers a better bottom line; the second produces a more robust top line. In this session, New Direction Partners experts share what they have found to be the 10 attributes of high growth printing companies, providing insight to owners and managers about how they can ensure high growth in their own businesses. This includes:

  • Ensuring the right sales and sales management strategies.
  • Putting in the time and effort to create and execute on actionable business plans.
  • Ensuring accountability within the organization for achievement of strategic and tactical goals.
  • The role of mergers and acquisitions
  • and more

Don’t miss this important session. The future of your business may depend on it.

Who Should Attend: CEO’s, owners, presidents, business development, marketing, sales and finance managers who are instrumental in developing and implementing the firm’s growth strategy.


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