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How to start an electrical contracting business

Posted on September 24, 2018, by Progressive Printing Team

Starting an electrical contracting business from the ground up takes bravery, passion, money and a message you want to deliver. No matter what industry it is, you’re probably branching out on your own because you see a need for something and you feel you have the answer clients are seeking.

Whatever that need is, it’s probably also got a lot to do with being your own boss. Creating your own business is going to take a lot of focus and whether or not you fail will depend on your business ethics.

Starting an electrical business requires a license and training, learning about permits, insurance, tools of the trade and a business plan.

Obtaining a Electrician’s License

If you’re thinking about starting an electrical business, odds are you already have a license and the years of experience and apprenticeship required. If not, then now is the time to start working toward your license. Licensed electricians are required to know how to read blueprints, install electrical wiring and fixtures, using specialized equipment, and knowing building codes and the proper safety protocol.

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5 Steps Before Starting a Business

Posted on August 24, 2018, by Progressive Printing Team

Planning to open your own business

Starting your own business is a life changing decision that doesn’t happen overnight. This process will take time, money, dedication, commitment and a strong will to succeed. There are many things to consider and many more steps to take once you have a good foothold. Lets take a look at a few things you should think about before starting a business.

  1. Choosing the right profession
  2. Education and Training
  3. Where will your office be?
  4. Create a business plan
  5. Get a lawyer’s advice

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The 5 Benefits of Work Uniforms for Your Business

Posted on June 26, 2018, by Progressive Printing Team

Work uniforms aren’t just t-shirts. They project a professional image and, quite effortlessly, promote your company at the same time. At PrintIT4less.com, our work t-shirts are designed with your specific needs in mind, made with the highest quality of screen printing standards. Why? Because we believe every employee deserves to feel comfortable, and your business deserves to stand out. What makes work uniforms so special, you ask? Read on!

1. Professional Image: As mentioned above, work uniforms aren’t just pieces of fabric–they’re also a first impression. Much like handing out a business card, work uniforms tell a lot about your company. From the color and design, to the wording you choose to include, it all makes a difference at first glance. Selecting the appropriate uniform for your employees can help in establishing a professional business look. The best part? You get to decide what goes on your work t-shirt. Your logo, your slogan, and any design you feel best reflects your brand!

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The Benefits of Workflow Automation to the Printing Industry

Posted on May 29, 2018, by Progressive Printing Team

With media consumption at an all-time high, it is no surprise that businesses are in high demand of not only office supplies, but marketing materials that help keep their brands alive. Competitive pressures continue to rise, forcing the printing industry to adapt its methods to achieve superior efficacy. Workflow automation has proven highly effective to printing companies catering to the needs of a diverse clientele.

What is workflow automation exactly? It refers to a process (automation software) that replaces manual and paper-based processes by incorporating automated tools to help with repetitive tasks–such as digital or content output. Essentially, it gives humans a break. Workflow automation is not just about replacing manual labor, it’s also faster, cheaper, and increases efficiency by reducing errors.

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How to Make Your Company Stand Out in a Drastically Digital World

Posted on April 25, 2018, by Progressive Printing Team

Social Media AdvertisingWith continuous advances in technology, industries of all kinds are working hard to stay up-to-date with the latest trends in order to remain a top contender. More so than ever before, businesses are using digital marketing techniques to promote their brand–and while the printing industry may seem like an ancient concept, according to recent reports, print is not only coming back with a bang, it’s also trending.

A 2017 article published by PrintingImpressions stated that Idealliance is anticipating that commercial printing industry sales will grow 1.5% to 3.0% in 2018. Why the sudden increase in sales? For one, successful marketing (in this day and age) is largely equated with how well a company can advertise through personalization and visualization. In fact, the marketing realm relies heavily on visually communicating with the customer. More and more businesses are coming up with creative ways to use digital media to spread their message and raise brand awareness. With the revival of print, you don’t only have to stand out online, there’s an entire offline world ready to be explored. Equipped with some pointers from our fellow Vistaprint Corporate, and thorough research of our own, we’re here to tell you what your company can do to not get lost in the digital crowd.

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Visuals: How do They Influence the Consumer?

Posted on April 18, 2018, by Progressive Printing Team

We live in a world that is inundated with visuals. Everywhere we look, there is a billboard, a sign, an ad, or a commercial. It almost seems like you just can’t escape. With technological advancements and companies constantly competing to unveil the latest, trendiest apps, we have unlimited access to visuals–right from screens of our cell phones. Over the years it has become evident, especially in sales and marketing, that the more visual, the more powerful the message. Companies are increasingly using all kinds of visuals and image-based platforms to set their brands apart.

Social MediaSocial media sites such as Pinterest, Etsy, Tumblr, Instagram, Facebook, and many more are all about visuals. In a way, visual marketing is an entire language on its own–a universe of colors and images that elicit emotion, action, and communication. So, how do visuals actually affect the consumer? Is there a part of our human brains that are wired to be drawn to aesthetics? There are certainly studies to back this theory. From color psychology to emotional design–there are undoubtedly factors that influence how a consumer views a product. Have you ever been in a store and wanted to buy a product that you don’t really need, but feel compelled to because it’s just “so pretty”? Have you ever watched a food channel and drooled over the presentation of certain meals? You can’t actually smell or taste it–but you can visualize how delicious it must be.

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Going Green in a World of White

Posted on April 5, 2018, by Progressive Printing Team

Paper industry impact on Forestry The printing industry has not been known to have a friendly relationship with our environment. For decades, paper has come from the demolition of nature’s very own trees–among other materials. While the damage to our environment may have seemed inevitable, in recent years printing companies have taken measures to ensure they minimize the harm on our surroundings. At PrintIT4Less.com, we are proud to be one of the companies that tries to lessen the effects printing has on our environment.

What exactly is paper and how did it become a mass industry product?

 In our early days of school, we were taught that paper comes from trees. However, from the beginning of time, ancient civilizations used a variety of materials for writing and inscriptions–from cotton and bamboo to silk. The word “paper” is actually derived from the term papyrus, which is the Ancient Greek word for the Cyperus papyrus plant. Papyrus is a thick, paper-like material produced from the Cyperus papyrus plant. This writing material was widely used by the Ancient Egyptians and early Mediterranean societies. Interestingly enough, the first paper-making process was recorded in China during the Eastern Han period. In the 8th century, paper-making had spread from China to the Islamic nations, where pulp mills and paper mills were used to make what most of the world is after today: money. When the 11th century came around, paper making was introduced to medieval Europe, where it received an upgrade by using paper mills with waterwheels. Yet, it was up to the Western World to improve the paper making process in the 19th century when we invented wood-based products, using the fibers from wood pulp.

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