One of the most important and frequently asked questions from new sign makers is what do I charge? No other question has such potential for success or failure for a new business. No matter how well you know your equipment, no matter how good your designs are, if you fail in pricing signs right, you fail; period. So in the interest of increasing your chances for sign making success, we offer this beginners guide to sign pricing. We’ll look at industry standard pricing for the most common applications, guidelines for design and labor charges, resources for managing costs, and tips for adapting to regional differences. Let’s start with some basic guidelines for banners, vehicle graphics, and small signage.
Unfortunately, the most common result to piles and piles of work is more procrastination. To nip this vicious cycle in the bud, you need to avoid putting things off all together, which is much easier said than done. If you find yourself to be a chronic procrastinator, try implementing these 5 tips designed to jump start you to work.
Who doesn’t want to reduce their sign making business costs? With a little bit of planning and good organization you can likely decrease spending and increase profits for your sign shop. Make sure you are following these 5 tips to reduce your small business expenses.
When faced with pressure from family, friends or self to throw in the towel, close up the sign shop and apply for a job at a major corporation, what can you do?
Consider the following benefits of owning your own small business.
If you find yourself doing a lot of work out of your vehicle, than it is imperative that you get your office-on-wheels organized. Here are three tips.
While estimating software may not be at the forefront of your mind, the benefits it brings to your top and bottom line merit consideration. After all, estimating software does much more for your sign shop than just estimate; most products now enable you to estimate, manage your workflow, and print invoices. Investing in estimating software for your business can save you time and money, and set a structured pattern of growth that helps you as the owner guide your business to success.