Archives for General

Demotivating Employees – Who is Guilty?

According to an article by the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), the Harvard Management Update claims that in 85% of companies, a new employee’s enthusiasm drops off significantly after the first six months on the job. Your company culture and work environment can be key factors in determining the enthusiasm of your employees, thus […]

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Marketing in Denver

As owners, Tom and I are very active in professional trade organizations on the local, regional, and national level. Tom is the past president of the World Sign Associates, and I am on the communications committee. We believe it’s important to always be learning about our industry and to network with other sign company owners. […]

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Nothing Like a First Impression

There is nothing like a first impression to indicate if a business will succeed or fail. Signage creates that first impression, and it is the most important investment a business owner can make. While not an inexpensive investment, it works for you 24 hours a day, seven days a week and is much more effective […]

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Safety First?

It’s not a question really.  It is more like the cliche –safety first! No exceptions.  Most manufacturing companies have safety policies, safety practices, and a safety committee. Security Signs is no exception. The Safety Committee takes the responsibility very seriously, and to that end, the record of safety is exemplary. This is an example of […]

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Inside & Outside

  It’s just as important for a sign to look good on the inside as it does on the outside, perhaps even more important. After you spend a good chunk of change on your new sign you want it to last. You want it to work and not have to think of it again for […]

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Another Year to Wrap Up

This year is about over, and we are embarking on 2013. The end of the year is a good time to reflect on one’s business successes as well as personal growth. Going forward into the New Year will bring challenges, but it will also bring opportunities to rebrand signage and increase your business. Signage provides […]

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Helping Out our Local Community

I was thinking about how a business fits in the community and noted that businesses can’t really operate in a vacuum. They are part of something larger and need to help out those non-profits that struggle, especially in difficult times. Sign companies are in a good position to offer banners, A-boards, vinyl graphics, or discounts […]

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The Slippery Slope to Glitter Gulch

I spend a lot of my day immersed in sign code. Not just for city of Portland, my home city, but over 170 different jurisdictions in the area. Anywhere we’ve put up a sign. It’s gotten to the point where I can rattle off whole specifics of code from the top 10 or so cities […]

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Creating Awareness with Signs

Signs often get a bad ‘rap.’ However, an electronic message center can send really good messages in addition to promoting specials, sales, and promotions. The photo is an example of creating awareness of Breast Cancer Awareness Month during October.  

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Why Safe Trucks are Important

At any given moment, Security Signs has 9 trucks on the road around the Pacific Northwest. We take pride in having the newest and safest trucks in the business. It is important to keep our installers safe. They drive many miles and usually work in the buckets high in the air–as high as 80 feet. […]

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