Gary Peeling, Managing Director of Precision Printing in the UK, wrote down his thoughts on the challenges business owners face in today's industry.
"If you are going to ride the next wave of growth, you have to get your feet wet and grab a board."
The three C’s: Cloud, Crowd Sourced and Collaboration
I started in in the print business in the 1980’s, then I could have cared less about what was going on globally, things were simple, pick up the phone, create the estimate, win the order and deliver it, those were the only skills required.
My competitors? I ignored and equipment manufactures simply sold you stuff, both were treated with suspicion in equal measure.
I have been surprised to find that both the acquisition of these skills and an effective network to expand my business globally has come from companies like HP and even more surprising collaborating with other printers.
Mega trends like Cloud, will drive collaboration and crowd sourcing even faster.
My business is no longer limited by my abilities or geography; it is simply limited by my willingness to connect.
Dscoop allows me to prepare for the future and its bright.
Be honest just how much time do you spend on strategy in your business?
When was the last time you spent anytime working on big ideas?
How many international contacts have you made this year?
If like me it’s not nearly enough: events like the Grandmasters summit provide that valuable opportunity.
Half way through the year is the time to do just that. Work on big ideas, think and collaborate, you will leave with more than you bring.
Two things will secure the future of your business and the digital print industry:
1. Business skill
2. Global Network