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2012 will be a rocky ride for many so taking early protective measures might make sense. Walter Hale looks at the key trends to help you prepare

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David Hudson, partner at Baker Tilly Restructuring and Recovery LLP, throws a lifeline to those of you who fear your business is about to become insolvent with this top tips feature.

WIDTHWISE 2011:
Industry chiefs come together to discuss the findings of this annual wide-format survey and chew over the state of the sector.

Insolvency group KSA provides tactical advice to those thinking of expanding by buying a troubled business at a knock down price.

With so many print companies diversifying into new and/or changed markets, the question has got to be asked: how valid are customer surveys and are they worth undertaking?

Money, money, money…and how to get your hands on it more easily via print finance specialists.

What can we learn from Apple’s late, lamented genius Steve Jobs? After his death, many eulogisers – like Eric Jackson and Gene Marks at Forbes magazine – quoted his famous address at Stanford University in 2005, as did Megan McArdle in The Atlantic (http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2011/10/follow-your-bliss-sort-of/246350/) when she rebuked him for advising students to “follow their bliss” – i.e. pursue their dreams. Good advice if you are the next Steve Jobs, McArdle noted tartly, but most people aren’t.

Learn a thing or two about boosting sales and beating your competitors from Jerry Della Femina, author of the book ‘Those Wonderful Folks Who Gave You Pearl Harbor’ that inspired the TV series Mad Men.

Dispute resolution is becoming an increasing problem for print companies. Here, Philip Thompson, head of BPIF Business, explains what you can do to prevent problems from arising, and how to manage them once they have.

Should you get involved in textile print and will iT boost business? Here’s what some already involved in the process have to say about its impact on their operations.

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