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business health check

administrator September 16, 2019

It is a statistical fact that print companies are finding it harder than ever to make money and to stop margins being constantly eroded. Another fact of life is that the majority of print companies could run much more efficient and profitable businesses if they just stopped and thought for a second.

“Realize that you only have very minimal control and influence over external factors, especially fighting against the bigger trends like, migration to digital media, technology transition, fluctuation and change in end market prices and demand. However what you do have complete control over is what happens internally within your business and the level of professionalism, process and accountability, which you choose to adopt.”

The vast majority of print businesses do not focus on the basic principles and processes, which can deliver sustainable cost reduction and business improvement. These are not an exclusive set of values proprietary to the printing industry; they are the common foundations for running a professional business irrespective of the market sector or manufacturing output.

This health check is specially designed for Konica Minolta customers to assess the current state of their business. The information will help you think through the key topics and be clear about areas where you might want to invest and improve in order to run a healthier print business .

This quiz contains a total of 36 questions, organised in 4 categories.

  1. Production
  2. Sales
  3. Customer service
  4. Finance

The questions are designed to make you think about your business in some detail and to decide if you could improve its performance. There are no right or wrong answers, only processes and disciplines that we would consider to be best practice and are proven to deliver positive results. All the questions are relevant to assessing the overall health of your entire business and depending how you have answered each question, it will provide a guideline as to how healthy you are.

From a wider perspective the questions should also make you think about how effectively you run your business, the type of work you do and your current capabilities. There is no doubt that focusing on improving your business through this health check will offer more opportunity for growth and profitability when the relevant changes have been made. For Prokom members there is a lot of information, courses and support available to help you continuously improve your business performance.

business health check