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Starting " NEW " Sign Business need some book ideas

Discussion in 'Newbie Forum' started by Mrsignman, Apr 6, 2013.

  1. Mrsignman

    Mrsignman New Member

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    Hi All ,
    Great Site , Just a quick question ...... Can anyone reccomend some good books on getting into the Sign Business.Have purchased a new plotter and looking for some books for reference back on when needed . My Daughter has been in the business for 8 plus yrs but in another city and I need something for quick reference instead of bothering her all the time.
    Thanks so much Mrsignman
     
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  2. Techman

    Techman Major Contributor

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    spelling 101 and grammar 101.. ;)
     
  3. Salmoneye

    Salmoneye Very Active Member

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    What part of the business is it that you are trying to learn? Software, design, marketing, accounting, sales, maintenance, installation, pricing, management, workflow, fabrication, permit writing, engineering, legal? You would certainly have to tell us a little more.
     
  4. Salmoneye

    Salmoneye Very Active Member

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    (That was in addition to spelling and grammar FYI)
     
  5. Gino

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    Welcome from PA....................................
     
  6. Mikeifg

    Mikeifg Active Member

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    no books just experience.
     
  7. skyhigh

    skyhigh Major Contributor

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    when i first bought my house, i went to the book store and purchased my first *how to* entitled Plumbing For Dummies.

    I havent seen one for signs. This place is your next best bet. Hit the search button.

    You would actually reference a book when u have the internet sitting in front of you??

    If gore would have invented the internet a little sooner, i could have saved 20 bucks on that darn book.

    Did your daughter hook up your plotter when she was home for easter?
     
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    Sign Up Graphics Very Active Member

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    Welcome from Skokie, IL :thumb:
     
  9. Custom_Grafx

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    +1 ... - pa + jpn
     
  10. binki

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    The first thing I would recommend is to write a business plan. This will spell out all the things you need to do and will essentially force you to find the answers you are looking for. We all have to start somewhere and it is a bold move to do this but you really need to prepare yourself for this adventure. It is a lot of hard work but can be very rewarding or very frustrating.

    Good luck.
     
  11. TyrantDesigner

    TyrantDesigner Art! Hot and fresh.

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    You'll need more than some quick reference and a plotter. Solid design skills, a business plan, accounting ability, and good old fashion marketing know how are what you need as well. Start with that, then move to your sign business.
     
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