7 Ways Good Bosses Defuse Conflict – Part Two

by Tim English - VP Superior Business Solutions on February 12, 2019

7 Ways Good Bosses Defuse Conflict - Part TwoWhat to Do When Tension Threatens Teamwork

In Thursday’s post, I promised you some tangible actions you can take when you sense that workplace disagreements might be hampering productivity.  I think it’s a subject worth discussing. The print management services and other products and technologies we offer can boost your efficiency dramatically. But friction among employees can hold you back and undermine the positive atmosphere you have worked hard to create. read more…


7 Ways Good Bosses Defuse Conflict – Part One

by Tim English - VP Superior Business Solutions on February 7, 2019

7 Ways Good Bosses Defuse Conflict - Part OneThat “Humility” Thing Helps Here, Too

In Tuesday’s post, I discussed how to be a good boss and how good leaders are humble and tend to be the ones who help your company achieve its goals. That’s what matters most, to you and to us. Our primary goal, with print management and the other services we offer, is to help your business function more effectively. Today I’d like to pass along another way humility helps make that happen: resolving workplace conflicts.

As we saw Tuesday, a humble leader creates an atmosphere where everyone feels their opinions matter and receives credit for their accomplishments. That, alone, tends to minimize conflicts. But workplace tension is inevitable, and not even always a bad thing, as long as it is managed properly. read more…


Want To Be A Great Boss? Don’t Forget THIS

by Tim English - VP Superior Business Solutions on February 5, 2019

Want To Be A Great Boss? Don't Forget THISThe Best Bosses Don’t Forget This Important Trait…

I came across an interesting article the other day about Naomi Osaka. She just won the Australian Open, one of the four annual “Grand Slam” events in tennis. It focused on her refreshing humility after the match, in which she proved herself the very best at what she does. That may not have much to do with print management and other things I usually talk about. But it could have a great deal to do with making your business run more smoothly, which I always talk about. read more…


5 Ways to Use The 2019 Pantone Color of The Year      

by Tim English - VP Superior Business Solutions on January 31, 2019

5 Ways to Use The 2019 Pantone Color of The Year      It Could Make YOUR Business a Shade Better

Right now when much of the country looks out the window, it sees a cold, white landscape. So on this last day of January, let’s warm and brighten things up a bit. It’s time to celebrate Pantone’s 2019 “Color of the Year”…and figure out how it might figure into your business!

This year’s color calls up images far from freezing, blowing and drifting snow. It makes me think of tropical cabanas and, yes – coral reefs. For good reason. Because the color choice this year is Pantone 16-1546 Living Coral. You can read the details here. read more…


It’s a Best of Print & Digital Three-Peat for Superior Business Solutions   

by Tim English - VP Superior Business Solutions on January 29, 2019

Superior Business Solutions Wins Best of Print and Digital 2019

We’re Thrilled. But it’s Good News for YOU, Too.

Okay, I’ve been dropping hints for a while now. But it’s finally official. For the third consecutive year, Superior Business Solutions has earned a Best of Print and Digital® Award. 

That is no easy task. Our 3-Peat® is the result of independent research conducted by Butler Street Research. The goal of the research was to identify the companies providing the highest quality service to their customers in the print and digital industry. How did they do that? They asked those customers. read more…


5 Reasons Your Brand Needs Promotional Marketing      

by Tim English - VP Superior Business Solutions on January 24, 2019

5 Reasons Your Brand Needs Promotional Marketing      Help Consumers Bond with Your Brand

In the last couple of posts, I offered my thoughts on why promotional marketing is such an excellent tool, whether your business is doing well or needs some help. Today, I’d like to talk about the reasons it is so good for your brand regardless of how things are going at the moment.

Some companies currently view promotional items as an afterthought or are not taking advantage of their benefits at all. For others, it may be time to dial it up a notch; make even better use of the brand-building capabilities they bring. read more…


Business is BAD? You Need This

by Tim English - VP Superior Business Solutions on January 22, 2019

Business is BAD? You Need ThisPut Your Success in Your Customers’ Hands

Last week, I shared thoughts on the importance of promotional marketing even when your business is doing well. I suspect a certain number of you saw that headline and moved on, thinking “that’s not us, unfortunately.” Well, this one is for you. And it could play a role in turning things around.

If your business is struggling a bit (or simply treading water, having trouble generating growth), promotional marketing can be the perfect way to “prime the pump.” It’s fairly obvious that not much will change until you get your name out in front of key audiences and make a good impression with them. Research shows that promotional products do that better than any other form of advertising, and at a far lower cost. read more…


Business is Good? You Still Need THIS!  

by Tim English - VP Superior Business Solutions on January 17, 2019

Who Says You Need THIS?  Your Customers.

Things are going great for your company. Business is humming. Time to ease back on the marketing a bit, eh? Nope. Not smart.  (Hey, on your last airline flight, did the pilot shut the engine off at 30,000 feet because the plane seemed to be doing fine?) When things are going well, It’s the perfect time dial things up a little. Especially if you do it with promotional marketing.

The American Specialty Institute (ASI) recently released the results of its 2019 Global Impressions Survey. It presents several very important findings about how promotional products are welcomed, used, kept, and displayed by recipients. They show that promotional products are an outstanding choice whether the business climate is sunny or rainy—and I’m not talking only about promotional umbrellas! read more…


Is RFID Building YOUR Business?

by Tim English - VP Superior Business Solutions on January 15, 2019

Is RFID Building YOUR Business?RFID Builds a Business in Many Ways

Last week, I wrote about the value of RFID technology, and the great improvement it represents over other automatic identification technologies. I mentioned that we are ready and able to offer you help with RFID, whether you are unfamiliar with the specifics, or have been using it for years.

After all, we have established relationships with the best providers of RFID nationwide. Our business expertise allows us to assess your needs and help you find the perfect supplier. But maybe you are new to RFID (radio-frequency identification) or are using it only in a limited way. So let’s see if we can spark your creativity by taking a look at how others are using RFID to build their businesses. read more…


Need Help with RFID? Get It Here

by Tim English - VP Superior Business Solutions on January 10, 2019

Need Help with RFID? Get It HereRFID (Radio Frequency Identification) Tracks Well with Your Business Plan

I know I have a very diverse group of readers. Many of you are well aware of RFID and its benefits. Others may think it’s about delivering mail in farm country. But good news: I’m here to provide both groups with plenty of help with RFID. RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) just might suit your business perfectly.

If I were asked to describe RFID in the shortest, simplest way possible, I might say “It’s like bar codes, but better.”  Way better. In business, your success, or even survival, depends upon your ability to keep track of things. Materials. Products. Shipments. Deliveries. And a hundred others.

The better you can keep track of where your items are, in what quantities, and how they progress through production, the more money you make. That’s because that information, and using it wisely, has an impact on many aspects of your business. How much inventory you have to maintain, how many times you have to order supplies, and how much labor projects will require. Oh, and another very important one—how satisfied your customers will be. read more…