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Make 2019 the Year of the Sale

Posted by Ryan T. Sauers on 12/12/18 1:46 PM

Many of us discuss the importance of setting goals of what we want to achieve

in the new year and for most organizations, a key goal is to increase sales. Organizations that continually learn and set ambitious goals are the ones running, not limping, into 2019 because they have prepped their business to achieve sales growth.

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Topics: SGIA, Printing, Commercial Printing, Print, Printing Industry, Industry Training, Business Solution, Retail Market Printing, Education, Sales

THREADX: Changing the Garment Industry Conversation

Posted by Lauren Searson on 12/10/18 12:34 PM

Shifting markets and consumer behaviors and trends are forcing business owners to examine the services they offer and how their brand connects to consumers. So how are today’s garment businesses staying ahead of the curve? By connecting with their greater community — industry experts, peers and suppliers. And where it all takes place is THREADX, which returns for its second iteration February 17–19, 2019, in San Diego. 

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Topics: SGIA, Printing, Print, Printing Industry, Leadership and Culture, Growing and Developing People, Fashion Industry, Fashion, Apparel Decorators

PRINTING United and the Evolution of SGIA

Posted by Kate Achelpohl on 12/5/18 8:57 AM

This year, SGIA hosted its final Expo, ushering in a new era of printing trade show with PRINTING United, a joint effort with NAPCO Media which is set to debut in Dallas in October 2019. The SGIA Journal sat down with Ford Bowers, President & CEO, SGIA to hear more about the changes that are coming, and how this new show will impact the printing industry as a whole.

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Topics: SGIA, Printing, Print, Printing Industry, SGIA Expo, Printing United

The 2019 Economic Outlook

Posted by Andy Paparozzi on 12/3/18 11:03 AM

In 2018, the American economy grew for the ninth consecutive year. We can expect this growth to continue in 2019 at approximately this year’s pace. The economy’s recent acceleration pairs with GDP growing faster now than in recent years. Consumer and federal spending have increased as well, also contributing to the economic acceleration.A large contributor to this trend is business investments in innovations like new equipment and software, which is up 8.7%, more than doubling the 3.7% gain from a year ago.

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Topics: Insider, SGIA, Printing, Wide Format, Print, Leadership and Culture, Growing and Developing People, Printing United

Is Sustainability Still a Driver?

Posted by Marci Kinter on 11/26/18 3:56 PM

Is sustainability still a driver? Yes, according to the speakers at the Brands Talking Sustainability Luncheon at the SGIA Expo.

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Topics: SGIA, Printing, Commercial Printing, Print, Printing Industry, Leadership and Culture, Retail, Business Solutions, OSHA, Green Technology, Sustainability