Periodic business climate survey provides year-over-year sales trend information for participating firms by revenue source (e.g., graphics and web design; offset printing; digital copying and printing; mailing services; signs, banners, and large format; and advertising specialties ) and geographic region (e.g., Northeast, Southeast, Central, and West). Current and prior surveys can be viewed free online.
Quick Printing Magazine
Monthly trade publication features news and information for the commercial printing, visual, and graphic arts industries, with special features including the annual state of the commercial print industry report (January issue), annual quick printing franchise review (April issue), and top 100 small commercial printers report (June issue). Current and archived digital editions can be viewed free online.
Annual report ranks the top 100 small commercial printers by annual sales for the most recent year, with information provided for each firm including firm name, city, owner/CEO, annual sales, sales growth rate for most recent year, number of shops, total employees, sales per shop, sales per employee, and year founded. Report is available online in June digital edition of QP magazine.
Annual Franchise Review
Annual report provides financial and operating data for the top quick-print franchises, with information provided for each franchise including total system-wide sales, North American sales, percent of sales by job type, sales per shop, number of North American shops, minimum start-up capital required, and total capital investment required. Report is available online in April digital edition of QP magazine.
Market analysis report provides industry statistics for a user-defined area on a national, state, county, metro area, or zip code level, with data provided including number of companies, market volume and sales trends, average company sales, sales per employee, staffing and employment trends, average employee wage, and business start up activity and failure rates. Sample report can be viewed online.
Biennial financial benchmarking survey includes income statements, balance sheets, and key financial and operating ratios for quick printers and other small commercial printers, with survey data broken out by number of stores (single, multiple), type of business (franchise, independent), annual sales volume, percent of copying sales, profitability quartiles, local area population density, and geographic location.
Annual financial analysis study allows users to compare their company's financial performance against industry averages for all firms and high profit firms (top 25 percent), with financial benchmarking data provided in the study including income statements, balance sheets, and financial and operating ratios categorized by sales size range, level of profitability (typical versus high profit), and geographic area.
Biennial wage and benefits study provides compensation and benefits data for quick printers and small commercial printers, with compensation data for management, outside sales, customer service, and production personnel broken out by sales volume and level of profitability, and employee benefits practices addressed in the survey including health insurance coverage and paid leave policies.
Annual survey provides wage and benefits information for management, administrative, and production personnel by primary market classification, firm size based on annual revenue and number of full-time employees, and geographic region, with statistical measures for wage and base salary data including average, median, upper and lower quartile, ninetieth percentile, and lowest and highest reported.