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January 2013 Quick Consultant Column
Labels NAQP/NAPL Merger
A Failure After Six Years
November Column Offers Up
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Quick Consultant Column Shares
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January 2013 QC Column Labels NAQP/NAPL
Merger A Failure After Six Years!!
Posted Jan. 5, 2013
Does NAQP Need a New
Or, Does the Industry Need a New Association
Posted Sept. 9, 2012
Follow Quick Consultant on Return
From the Bahamas (Part II);
New Pricing Survey Launches Aug. 6th!
announces details of largest ever
Quick Printing Industry Pricing Survey
Consultant Tells of Own Adventure;
Making & Breaking Promises to God - Part II
sets sail on own adventure and comes to rest on coral reef in
Bahamas; Uses flare to light cigarettes!
"First" Results in Lower Value;
But Quick Consultant Says That's Ok!
Contrary to popular
opinion, I am neither cold-hearted or a "hard-ass." I just tend
to tell it as it is, without a lot of sugar coating!
Plus many other columns dealing
with selling your company, key financial ratios. wages and
benefits, compensation practices for outside sales reps, etc.
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Whether you're searching for a consultant, a speaker or someone to conduct a special research project, don't make a final decision until you talk with John Stewart.
John is recognized as one of the most popular and widely respected consultants and speakers in the Printing Industry.
Stewart is a long-time Senior Contributing Editor to Quick Printing Magazine,
and has authored more than 300 columns in the past 25 years.
He has also published virtually every key statistical study in the
quick printing industry, including studies dealing with industry
pricing, operating ratios and wages & benefits.
He is the co-author (along with Larry Hunt) of
a book titled Print Shop for Sale, the only book published for
valuing printing firms in the $250,000 to $5,000,000 range. Stewart
offers a wide range of consulting services and has conducted more
than 50 print-shop valuations in the past 24 months.
Stewart combines excellent communication skills with an in-depth knowledge of where the industry is, and where it's going.
As president of Q.P. Consulting, Inc., Stewart has been providing consulting, speaking and industry research services to the quick and small commercial printing industry for more than 25 years.
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