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What Is a Balance Sheet? And Why Does Your CPA Ask for It?

A reader asks, “What is a balance sheet and why does my CPA ask for it?” Read today’s edition of “Ask the Accountant” for the answer…

How Congress Can Revive the Live Events Industry (and the Print Demand That Goes With It)

With an increasingly vaccinated world, it is time for Congress to address the next phase of industry sector relief and recovery. The live business events sector drives a huge amount of print demand, particularly in the apparel, promotions, wide-format, and commercial print segments...

The American Rescue Plan Contains Human Resources Provisions for Printing Company Employers

The newest relief legislation passed during the COVID-19 pandemic is the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). The new law contains several human resources provisions that went into effect on April 1 and will continue through Sept. 30, 2021. Emergency Paid Sick Leave (EPSL) was created last year as part of the...

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A reader asks, “What is a balance sheet and why does my CPA ask for it?” Read today’s edition of “Ask the Accountant” for the answer…

A reader asks, “Do you have any suggestions for a good way to track orders?” Read today’s edition of “Ask the Accountant” for the answer…

A reader asks, “I am new to the business and don’t know how to price the items I am selling. Any tips?” Read today’s edition of “Ask the Accountant” for the answer…

Industry News

With an increasingly vaccinated world, it is time for Congress to address the next phase of industry sector relief and recovery. The live business events sector drives a huge amount of print demand, particularly in the apparel, promotions, wide-format, and commercial print segments...

The newest relief legislation passed during the COVID-19 pandemic is the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). The new law contains several human resources provisions that went into effect on April 1 and will continue through Sept. 30, 2021. Emergency Paid Sick Leave (EPSL) was created last year as part of the...

On March 31, President Biden publicly rolled out his expected transportation and infrastructure plan, known as the American Jobs Plan, and urged Congress to begin the legislative process to enact it. The President’s vision notably redefines traditional “T&I” (transportation & infrastructure) bills, which generally...

Sales + Marketing

In this short #RyansRemarks​​​​ video, Ryan reminds viewers of the importance of growing their sales. There are only TWO ways to grow your sales volume. Ryan extends a SUPER VIP special (in this video) offer to the first EIGHT people who sign up for this specialized sales training...

In this short #RyansRemarks​​​ Video, Ryan explains that there are only TWO, yes TWO, ways to grow your sales volume. Are you implementing these in your sales strategy? Read more to find out...

In this short #RyansRemarks​​ video, Ryan explains that we must think through what we say, text, write and communicate when we are "Sad, Hungry, Angry, Lonely, Tired" (SHALT rule) or...

Business Strategy

In the waning days of 2020 (Sunday, Dec. 27, to be exact), President Trump signed HR 133, the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, a combination COVID-19 stimulus/relief and omnibus government funding bill passed by the House and Senate on Dec. 21, 2020...

The Small Business Administration is providing information on how to apply for loans and grants. Here is what you need to know.

Technology

A reader asks, “I have some very old software called OrderMaster on my computer. Should I worry about crashes and losing my information?” Read today’s edition of “Ask the Accountant” for the answer…

A reader asks, “Do I need to make changes to my supplier’s purchase order to match the supplier invoice?” Read today’s edition of “Ask the Accountant” for the answer…

A reader asks, “I have recently purchased a new computer with Microsoft Office 365 which includes Windows 10. Why won’t my QuickBooks work now?” Read today’s edition of “Ask the Accountant” for the answer…

Mergers and Acquisitions

It’s easy to forget that just a few months ago, we were all monitoring a flurry of mergers and acquisitions activity that signaled good economic health. But then the coronavirus arrived, impacting nearly every aspect of our personal and professional lives. Some sellers pressed the pause button on deals in hopes of obtaining pre-COVID valuations; buyers, on the other hand, wanted assurances that all lost business would return...

Peter Schaefer, a principal at New Direction Partners, and Mark Michelson, editor-in-chief of Printing Impressions, a sister brand of Print+Promo, predict how the U.S. Department of Justice, Antitrust Div., will rule on the pending acquisition of LSC by Quad. They also discuss—assuming the deal gets finalized—how it will ultimately impact...

Just four months after closing on the acquisition of Madison Forms Corporation, Signal Hill, California-based PDF Print Communications is welcoming Trade Printers Inc. to its portfolio of companies...

Print Products

Depending upon which experts you heed, the U.S. Postal Service is either just a few months away from insolvency or it’s in no danger of running out of cash any time soon. The purpose of accounting, one of my favorite professors used to say, is to give people the information they need to make decisions. Postal accounting, however, is more like a Rorschach inkblot test...

COVID-19 may have frozen ad budgets, including direct mail, but the financial woes of the U.S. Postal Service have pre-dated the current crisis. Calls for postal reform to facilitate all types of fiscal fixes have gone unanswered, despite bipartisan support to get the job done...

What direct mail experience do your customers and prospects get when they receive your mail pieces? The first moment when they touch and interact with your mail piece is the moment when you either get a second look or get tossed into the trash. How many of your pieces are going into the trash? Probably more than you think, especially if...