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Turning Printing Companies Around…

The Quick Consultant Turning Printing Companies Around One Firm at a Time! By John Stewart Between the late 1990s and well into the first decade of this century I made my living providing individualized, on-site consulting services to printing firms throughout the U.S. and abroad. I sometimes joke with folks that while ...
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Save 25% On All Publications* Between Now and May 15, 2017!

Instructions for Using Special Publication Discount Code The Quick Consultant is offering an unprecedented 25% Off Discount on all publications* listed in its bookstore. This special offer expires May 15, 2017. (*The Array-18 Financial Benchmarking Study and the Book titled Print Shop for Sale are not eligible for this offer.) To take advantage ...
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FREE Sample Pages from Just-Released Digital Pricing Study

Four Free Sample Pages - Would you like a very brief glimpse of what's contained in the latest Array-17 Digital Printing Pricing Study? All you have to do is click on the artwork below or click here to download a FREE 4-page PDF demonstrating the tip of the iceberg as to what is ...
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Closing the Print Shop – Download Report

You can now download and print our 12-page report titled, "Printers Report Strong Shift to Digital," by clicking here. If you wish to read it on line, the full article appears immediately below in the adjoining column. The file is currently 12 pages, 8.5x11. To print as 3, 11x17, 2-sided ...
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The Offset Printing Department – Alive & Well or in the ICU?

Printers Report Strong Shift to Digital Printers Split on Shutting Down Offset Department By John Stewart “Is offset printing alive & well, or is it in intensive care” is a question we posed in a recent industry survey conducted Aug. 18-24, 2016. Well, the answers and comments we received were ...
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Packed With the Latest In Digital Printing Pricing Info!

This Is the Most Detailed Pricing Study Ever Published by QP Consulting, Inc. This brand new 114-page study is one of the most comprehensive pricing studies we've ever published. Dedicated strictly to pricing of digital products and services, this new study is now available for immediate shipment (hard copies and PDFs) ...
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Rejecting Industry Surveys

As much as we hate to do it, in order to protect the integrity and accuracy of our studies, we sometimes find ourselves rejecting surveys submitted by fellow printers. We are currently in the process of tabulating data contained in a 59,000 cell Excel data base. Even under the best ...
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Printers Tell Us That Industry Studies & Polls Are Top Picks!

Are Associations Meeting the Needs of Members? Printers Place High Value on Research Studies According to Latest Survey by QP Consulting By John Stewart Please note this article is confidential and copyrighted. Please do not share or redistribute. Thank you. Printers in our industry, at least the 163 firms ...
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Early Stats from Digital Printing Survey

Preliminary Results at a Glance With less than 12 days to go before the July 18th deadline, we can report some very brief, preliminary results from early participants in our Array-2017 Printing Industry Digital Pricing Survey. Average Sales - If you think you’re too small in terms of sales to ...
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Printing & Politics – A QP Poll

The One Question We Forgot to Ask! It looks like we may have set a record of sorts with our most recent survey titled, “Printing & Politics – Your Choice for President.” More than 270 printers responded within 48 hours, the largest number of responses to a survey in the ...
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Selling is All About Price!

Ryan Sauers - Our Guest Columnist OK, I Will Say It: Sales is ALL About Price By Ryan T. Sauers You see this article title and know it is true. Many of you tell me this from all across the country. Today, sales is quite simple. It all comes down ...
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Stewart Banned From PO List

Stewart Banned From PO List Is NPOA Kidding? They Want to Ban Me From Posting to PO List? Dear Fellow PrintOwner List Subscriber, Tuesday afternoon I posted the following heads-up notice about a new survey I am conducting.... it is one of hundreds of educational surveys I have conducted over ...
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Hot Off The Press – New Workers’ Compensation Report

Workers' Compensation rates vary dramatically according to a special 11-page report just-released by QP Consulting, Inc. However, contrary to popular opinion, owners still have options, to control or even lower annual premiums. The new industry report includes a number of charts and graphs, including a special table detailing 35 states and the ...
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Profit Leaders vs. Laggards – It’s Your Choice!

Leaders vs. Laggards in the Printing Industry I’ve been actively involved in the printing industry since the early 1970s, so I guess you would definitely consider me an “old-timer.”  Although relatively old in terms of physical age, I believe I am younger than most in the industry in terms of ...
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Profits & SPE Correlation

The comments below were written on April 26th and forwarded to the PrintOwners List Serv, but they never appeared on the list, because unbeknownst to me at the time I had been removed from the list a couple of hours prior. Nonetheless, I consider SPE to be one of the most important ...
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Business Climate Survey Results

QP Consulting, Inc. has just released the results of its 1st Quarter Business Climate Results. All firms participating in the survey were sent a private email with a link to download the confidential PDF Report. If you did not receive an email it may be because you never provided a proper ...
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Download FREE Summary

Complete Study Now on Sale... (see below) Executive Summary of 2016 Study Now Available for Free Download Thinking about purchasing this just-released study on compensation practices but would like to first take a glimpse of what this study actually contains? No problem - QP Consulting has prepared one of its popular ...
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Ryan Sauers Praises New Study

Popular Speaker & Consultant Praises New Compensation Report “John Stewart of QP Consulting has done an amazing job of compiling data that will help printing companies (of all sizes) as it comes to their salesperson analysis, staffing and compensation. The research process (in this report) is valid and reliable and ...
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Special Sale Ends Aug. 31st!

Printer's Plan Sponsors New Study Array% Off on Just-Released Outside Sales Compensation Study* A brand new 88-page report detailing compensation practices for outside sales representatives in the printing industry has just been released. Printing firms who participated in the original industry survey were notified by email on March 21, 2016 ...
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Upcoming Surveys Report

Pricing & Financial Ratios Prove Most Popular First, a big "thank you" to all of you who participated in our "quickie" survey about surveys. We were one shy of reaching the 200 mark in terms of respondents to the survey we conducted March 10-11, 1016. Approximately 96% of our survey respondents ...
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2016 Business Climate Survey

RESULTS OF QP CONSULTING SURVEY… Printers Continue to Report Mixed Results By John Stewart, President, QP Consulting, Inc. Approximately 18 months ago (August 2014) we conducted a survey on behalf of NPOA titled, titled, “Down to Earth, No Punches Pulled” – a general business climate survey. In August of 2014, ...
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QP Consulting Posts Latest Printing & Politics Survey

If we could only get these kinds of response rates to our major industry surveys dealing with sales, profitability and pricing of various products we would be ecstatic, especially when you can get more than 200 responses in less than three days! Anyway, here is a link to the complete ...
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New 2016-17 Financial Goal Sheet – It’s Free!

We developed this Financial Goal sheet a number years ago based upon a template we found in another industry. As you know, the printing industry was one of the first industries in the U.S. to actually collect and share financial ratios for operating a profitable printing businesses. I have ...
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“Are my labor costs too high,” asks client

I recently received a call from a former client. He and I have been corresponding on and off for many years since my first visit to his firm back in 2003. His firm is located in the far northwest. "John, I was going over my ratios the other day and ...
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2013-14 Bindery Services Study

THE 2013-2014 BINDERY SERVICES PRICING STUDY Array-2014 BINDERY SERVICES PRICING STUDY This brand new, 140+ page study, published by NPOA and QP Consulting, Inc., and co-sponsored by Printer's Plan and EFI, is the most comprehensive study of pricing for bindery services and products ever published in the printing industry. To view the bindery services ...
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2013-2014 Mailing Services Pricing Study

One of the Most Popular Studies in the Mailing Industry The 2013-2014 Mailing Services Pricing Study  The 2013-2014 Mailing Services Pricing Study - This study is consistently praised, year after year, as a “must have” tool for analyzing pricing in the mailing services industry! This 124+ page report contains detailed pricing information on more ...
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