Can you believe the first quarter of 2010 is winding down? It seems like only yesterday we were making New Year’s resolutions, many of them having to do with our career paths and, of course, our weight. So how’d that work out for you? To provide inspiration for the former, I’ve compiled the top 10 most-read posts of the first part of 2010 on the PsPrint Design & Printing Blog. How Small Businesses Can Prepare for Disaster
"It’s unfortunate that tragic events such as these quakes are often what it takes for people to finally examine their personal and business disaster-preparedness plans." 3 Ideas for Valentine’s Day Card Promotions "Here are three simple ways to created printed Valentine’s cards that can help improve your branding and sales." Green Graphic Design Marketing "[Here are] three ways to focus on environmental issues as a graphic designer and provide truly green services and offerings for your clients." 10 Cool Ways to Keep Track of Time "Here are 10 great calendar designs that will show you a unique creative design every time you look at it. You can never have too much inspiration!" How Important Is Tech to Your Business? "Everything seems to be evolving these days, from how we keep our businesses going – and even growing – to what role technology plays." 5 Great Passport Wedding Invitation Designs "A tropical wedding is so romantic, and invitation printing can give off that same destination feeling. Instead of a traditional wedding invitation, check out these passport inspired ideas." 6 Business Card Printing Tips "Chatting up the fellow next to you at the auto repair shop? He could be your next customer! And that’s why your business cards need to be memorable. Here are five tips for the next time you order a batch." Use Your Personal Business Cards to Their Full Potential "With your personal business cards, it’s important to get all the value you can out of your marketing purchase. The back of your personalized business cards can be thumbnails of your portfolio pieces, a list of some of your bigger named clients or your mission statement." 12 Things to Love This Valentine’s Day "Take a moment to appreciate all the things you love – it will likely be cheaper. Off the top of my head, the following make me swoon." Creative Ideas From a Vintage Valentine "Now called 'vintage,' those types of designs still hold an important part in the timeline of graphic designs throughout the years, and can provide some much needed inspiration for your Valentine’s Day designs today." If you’re a new visitor to the PsPrint blog, then be sure to check out the “Top 10 PsPrint Blogs of 2009.” There’s some good, evergreen stuff there for graphic designers and small-business people.