What Leadership Really Means in the Era of Working Remotely.

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More employees are working remotely than ever before. According to research
conducted by GlobalWorkplaceAnalytics.com
, roughly 50% of the workforce in the United States holds a job that is “compatible” with at least partial telework. Of those people, about 20 to 25% of them actually do work remotely at some frequency.

More than that, a further 80 to 90% say that they would really like to work remotely at least part time – pointing to a trend that is only going to get more popular as time goes on.

Employees who are all able to work from home (or wherever they’d like, really) sounds fantastic… if you’re an employee. But what if you’re an employer? More than that, what if you’re a leader? How do you continue to do your job of bringing people together to benefit the greater good if they’re all spread out over a potentially massive geographic area?

The Job Hasn’t Changed…

The “good news” is that the leadership qualities required to steer any organization towards success have not changed, nor are they likely to ever do so. You still need to be an excellent communicator, making sure that everyone is on the same page, that they know what “success” looks like, and that they all still feel like they’re contributing to something much more powerful and important than themselves.

You still need to be willing to lead by example, never asking someone to do something that you’re unwilling to do yourself. You still need to inspire people to give their all not because their paychecks depend on it, but because they just can’t help themselves.

… But the Tools Have

Things have changed, however. In terms of communication, for example, you need to be willing to adapt your process to rely less on face-to-face interaction and more on the digital resources that you have available to you. Collaborating on a project no longer involves sitting in the same room and hammering out ideas. Now, it’ll involve using some cloud-based solution to give everyone editing access to the same files at the same time.

This type of thing will require an adjustment from your perspective, but it is one that is undoubtedly worth making. Typical telecommuters tend to be much happier with their jobs than people forced to come into the office every day, which will directly affect both productivity and work quality in a positive way. 73% of telecommuters say that they’re more satisfied with their company than they’ve ever been before. Most of them work more than 40 hours per week. They also tend to work harder to create a friendly, cooperative, and positive work environment – something that you’re also trying to do by being the best leader you can be.

In truth, how you’re able to change your management style to keep up with the demands of the modern telecommuting workforce will go a long way towards deciding what type of leader you’ll be today, tomorrow, five years from now, and beyond.


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Print It Plus education, part 1: a series about vehicle wraps, and what you should look for in a quality wrap in south Florida

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One of the most important things that we do with our clients is share our knowledge with them. Not only what products and services we offer, but also how we create them. We want our clients to understand the high quality of workmanship that goes into their finished products.

The Print It Plus commitment to high quality starts from the moment you contact us. It starts with your initial interaction with our sales team, continues as you work with our design team, and right through the work of our production team (and installation team, if it is a vehicle wrap, decal or signage you have purchased from us). Even after your product has been delivered, our customer service people are here to work with you and continue to build on our client/vendor relationship with you.

We apply these same high standards to any new products or services that we consider adding to our arsenal. For example, when we decided to add Vehicle Wraps, Truck Wraps, Car Wraps, Decals and to the Print It Plus product line a few years ago, we did not just buy the vinyl print machine, obtain the materials and say “here we go!” and start rolling out vehicles with wraps on them. Not by a long shot.

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We do an extensive amount of research – not only to determine if it is a viable market for us to enter but also what is required to offer the finest finished product in the market. In the case of vehicle wraps and decals, we determined they were strong compliments to our current product lines. Furthermore, we determined that we already possessed the capability to do the work in house with printing machines we were already considering adding and some additional training. That is how we decided to add vehicle wraps, truck wraps, car wraps, boat wraps, decals and decorations to our product line a few years ago.

Then you add the most important element to the mix – how do we make sure to create and install a top-quality vehicle wrap or decal each and every time we do one. We strive to always deliver the highest quality of finished product. An integral part of our research into whether or not we would add these or any other product or service to our product line is whether we could deliver the best quality product available on the market.

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Part 2 of this 5-part series will give you the details about what goes into making the highest quality, longest lasting vehicle wraps and decals available to you on the market today. Why is this important? Because when you drive off in your newly-wrapped vehicle we want you to know unequivocally your vehicle has the highest quality wrap that will still look great and be intact years down the road.

At Print It Plus we only offer the highest quality printing, marketing, advertising and branding products and services available to our clients. In addition to offering the best vehicle wraps in the industry, we offer custom design and production for all of your marketing pieces including on posters, banners, signs, brochures and all printed materials.

We also offer direct mail, banners, business stationery and business cards, invitations, marketing collateral, variable data printing, promotional products, banners and website development.  It is our pleasure to service the entire Palm Beach County, Florida area and beyond including Royal Palm Beach, West Palm Beach, Wellington, Loxahatchee, Palm Beach, Palm Beach Gardens, Lake Worth, Boynton Beach, Delray Beach, Jupiter and Boca Raton. Ask about our free pick-up and delivery for your commercial address throughout the county on your order, as well!

To talk with our account team or to place an order, contact us today by calling us at (561) 790-0884. You can also visit our website at HTTPS://PRINTITPLUS.COM or email us at info@printitplus.com. We look forward to helping you CREATE INFINITE POSSIBILITIES throughout this new year of 2018 and well into the future!

Vehicle wraps from Print It Plus – an eye-catching yet inexpensive way to gain significant ongoing positive marketing for your business in 2018 and beyond

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One of the most important jobs we do for our clients at Print It Plus is to utilize our 30 years of expertise to guide you to the marketing, advertising and branding ideas that afford you the greatest return on investment. We realize that each and every one of you has a limited budget – and you need that limited budget to produce the maximum results possible. This desire to help you maximize your return on investment (ROI) is why we offer the wide range of products and services that we do.

This desire is also why we add products and services to our already impressive array of offerings when we see the potential for significant ROI for you. And this is why we added vehicle wraps to our product line several years ago.

Vehicle wraps allow you to continually advertise your business – every day for years – to your current and potential customers while just incurring cost one time. Done well, vehicle wraps can be one of the most productive pieces of your marketing plan and budget in 2018, and beyond.

At Print It Plus we offer you that rare combination of expertise in all phases of the vehicle wrap, from conception through design to the actual application and finished product. Our clients that have already gotten their cars, trucks or vans wrapped have not only been amazed with the combination of visual appeal and durability of their wraps (of course we only use the best wrapping material AND we guarantee our work, as always), but also by the response from their current AND potential customers.

A great example of the positive results vehicle wraps can have for your business happened recently to our local restaurant client Tree’s Wings & Ribs.

General Manager Erin Townsend related a story highlighting this exact point: “Just last week we had a long-time customer call in and remark that they did not realize that we delivered to their neighborhood until they saw our delivery vehicle going by their house.”

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“They booked a party tray for the next weekend. And that is by far not the only example,” She said. “Without question, the new vehicle wraps have increased our visibility, our brand and our business far more than we would have thought possible. Print It Plus did a wonderful job!”

An eye-catching, professional-looking vehicle wrap designed and installed by Print It Plus can have that same impact on your business, too.

If you have not incorporated vehicle wraps and/or decals into the marketing of your business, then you are missing out on opportunities to grow your brand and more importantly your profits. And now at the beginning of a new year is a great time to work with our professionals at Print It Plus to create a wrap for one vehicle, or your whole fleet.

At Print It Plus we can help you with all of your promotional ideas now, and throughout the whole year. In addition to our custom design on vehicle wraps, we offer design and production of posters, banners, signs and all printed materials. We also offer mailing, direct mail campaigns, marketing collateral, variable data printing, promotional products, websites and secure web form services for medical offices.  It is our pleasure to service the entire Palm Beach County, Florida area and beyond including Royal Palm Beach, West Palm Beach, Wellington, Loxahatchee, Palm Beach, Palm Beach Gardens, Lake Worth, Boynton Beach, Delray Beach, Jupiter and Boca Raton. Ask about our free pick-up and delivery throughout the county on your order, as well!

To talk with our account team, one of our designers or to place an order, contact us today by calling us at (561) 790-0884. You can also visit our website at HTTP://WWW.PRINTITPLUS.COM or email us at info@printitplus.com. We look forward to helping you CREATE INFINITE POSSIBILITIES throughout 2018 and for many years to come!

VEHICLE DECORATIONS – From lettering and decals to full vehicle wraps, we have you covered at Print It Plus!

You have been thinking about different ways to advertise your company that will increase your brand awareness and exposure while also pushing potential customers to contact you. Vehicle decorations such as decals and full car and van wraps are really eye-catching. They certainly seem to get your competitor’s message across…

But then you think “It must be a long and involved process to get to that finished look though… I do not have the time or the energy for it. And I can only imagine how expensive it is!”

Your time has come. Cutting edge technologies have made the process of getting your vehicle decorated or wrapped exactly how you want it – and for significantly less than you probably think. By using Print It Plus to create and wrap your vehicles you can be as much or as little involved in the procedure as you want. And if you are too busy to come to our offices on Okeechobee Blvd., then we will come to you.

Your options include:

  • Being hands on from beginning to end. You choose the design. You give us the exact details of how you want it to look. We mock if up for you. You give us the go-ahead when the design meets your vision and then we wrap your vehicle.

 

  • You choose the background or image from hundreds of choices we have available for you or one you have already chosen. We have our award-winning design team put together several versions. You choose the one you like the best, and then we do the wrap or apply the custom decal.

 

  • You are not sure what you want the final design to look like – we take your thoughts and our design team puts together several examples for you to choose from.

 

Print It Plus can wrap your fleet of trucks or cars or buses or boats – or just your own vehicle. We can wrap the entire vehicle, or just put on a really cool looking decal, like the one shown here

 

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And you know that you are getting top quality workmanship, award-winning design and exceptional customer service from a local company with an almost 30-year track record. You can count on Print It Plus to make the look of your vehicles match or even exceed your vision.

At Print It Plus we help our clients with all of your branding, marketing and advertising needs including creating an eye-catching vehicle wrap or decal to help you convey the most powerful message consistently to help expand your company’s brand awareness and grow your business.

We also offer printing, mailing, direct mail campaigns, marketing collateral, variable data printing, promotional products and now secure web form services for medical offices.  It is our pleasure to service the entire Palm Beach County, Florida area and beyond including Royal Palm Beach, West Palm Beach, Wellington, Loxahatchee, Palm Beach, Palm Beach Gardens, Lake Worth, Boynton Beach, Delray Beach, Jupiter and Boca Raton.

Contact us today by calling us at (561) 790-0884, visiting our website at HTTP://WWW.PRINTITPLUS.COM or by emailing us at info@printitplus.com.

Polo Club hosting of biennial AYSO National Games July 3-10 announced with 90-foot banner by Print It Plus

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Wellington, Florida – June 23, 2016 – The International Polo Club in Wellington is hosting the American Youth Soccer Organization’s (AYSO) 2016 National Games from July 3-10, 2016. AYSO Section 14 is partnering with the Palm Beach County Sports Commission to host this week-long event. As part of the kick off the organizers and sponsors will have a 90-foot banner manufactured by local printer Print It Plus unfurled and hung across the eastern-facing façade of Wellington Regional Medical Center.

 

The unveiling of the banner is scheduled for tomorrow, June 24th. The unveiling of the banner marks the unofficial beginning to the preparation week leading up to the National Games officially starting next Sunday. According to the AYSO these biennial national games are “one of the largest and most prestigious youth soccer events that takes place in the United States.”

 

Palm Beach County will be home to one of the largest and most prestigious youth soccer events that takes place in the United States. The American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO) selected Palm Beach County as the destination for the 2016 AYSO National Games. AYSO Section 14 will partner with the Palm Beach County Sports Commission to host the National Games at the International Polo Club in Wellington, from July 3-10, 2016.

 

“We are very excited to see the AYSO National Games return to Palm Beach County for 2016,” said AYSO National President Mark Stewart in a press release announcing this event, held every other year. “The International Polo Club converts into one of the most stunning soccer facilities imaginable with 30 soccer fields side by side on pristine natural grass. We expect the National Games to again be an important economic contributor to Palm Beach County, but also a tremendous event for thousands of AYSO soccer players from across the U.S. We know it will be an amazing experience for all.”

 

To read the entire original press brief, go here: http://www.multibriefs.com/briefs/nasc/AYSO_PalmBeach.pdf

 

Print It Plus recently acquired the equipment, a Roland SOLJET XR-640 large-format printer/cutter, to print this 90-foot banner. The XR-640, has the ability to produce everything from banners, vehicle wraps and fine art to print/cut labels, decals, point-of-purchase displays and so much more. This particular print project signifies Print It Plus’ successful expansion into several new areas of printing, including large-scale banners in addition to car wraps, wall and floor graphics & decals and custom cut labels.

 

About Print It Plus

Print it Plus is a provider of a wide range of advertising, marketing and printing “solutions”. They will help you grow your company by finding the best marketing and advertising products and services for your situation anywhere in Palm Beach County. Print It Plus is able to provide virtually any product or service imaginable to communicate with your clients, employees, stockholders, and/or vendors.  We are experts at corporate identity pieces, branding, marketing, printing and design. For more information about Print It Plus, contact Kimberly Leland at kim@printitplus.com, by calling (561) 790-0884, or go to our website at www.printitplus.com. For more information about the Wellington Regional Medical Center go to the Hospital website: http://www.wellingtonregional.com.

 

 

About AYSO

The American Youth Soccer Organization is the largest single-entity youth soccer association in the U.S. with over 500,000 registered players and 125,000 registered volunteers. AYSO develops and delivers quality youth soccer programs in a fun, safe environment based on the Five Philosophies of Everyone Plays, Balanced Teams, Open Registration, Positive Coaching and Good Sportsmanship. To learn more about AYSO and how you can become a part of AYSO and the National Games experience, contact (800)USA-AYSO or visit www.AYSO.org.

 

About Palm Beach County Sports Commission

The Palm Beach County Sports Commission is a private, not-for-profit organization contracted by Palm Beach County to promote and market the County as a sports destination. The Commission brings sporting events and activities to the County, enhances economic impact, stimulates bed tax revenues (primarily in the off-season), and maximizes utilization of County facilities. The Commission supports and hosts sporting events that bring visitors from across the state, region, nation, or globe to grow tourism in Palm Beach County. For more information on the Palm Beach County Sports Commission go to http://www.palmbeachsports.com.