Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Sign of the times...

Why do I need a sign for my business?

There are many reasons, the most primary of these being:

  • Signs are the most effective, yet least expensive, form of advertising for the small business.
  • A sign is your introduction and handshake with those passing by, identifying your business to existing and potential customers.
  • Signs are always on the job for you, advertising 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
    People often judge a business by how it looks on the sign.
  • Many merchants increase their business measurably just by adding a good sign. Conversely, many have gone out of business because they simply were not identified well, so not enough potential customers knew of their existence. As one sign industry professional put it, "A business without a sign is a sign of no business."
  • We live in a mobile society. According to the United States Census Bureau, 18% of households relocate each year. As your customers move, you need to replace them by attracting new customers.

For additional information, please review the Understanding the Value of Signage section.

Is signage expensive?

  • Signage is the least expensive, yet most effective, form of advertising for independent and national retail businesses.
  • You pay for the sign once and it works for you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for years. Use of other media requires paying month after month and you never have the benefit of ownership.
  • You also have no assurance that you're reaching potential customers.
    From a business owner's perspective, a sign should not be viewed as an expense, but as a capital investment. When you factor in your return on investment, signs are not expensive.
  • An effective sign will most likely pay for itself many times over.
  • The price for signage will vary greatly depending upon the size, design, style,

CLICK HERE for further info from SBA website.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Joke Of The Day - $50 Dollars!

Morris and his wife Esther went to the state fair every year, And every year Morris would say, 'Esther, I'd like to ride in that helicopter.' Esther always replied, 'I know Morris, but that helicopter ride is fifty dollars, And fifty dollars is fifty dollars' One year Esther and Morris went to the fair, and Morris said, 'Esther, I'm 85 years old. If I don't ride that helicopter, I might never get another chance.' To this, Esther replied, 'Morris that helicopter ride is fifty dollars, and fifty dollars is fifty dollars.' The pilot overheard the couple and said, 'Folks I'll make you a deal. I'll take the both of you for a ride. If you can stay quiet for the entire ride and don't say a word I won't charge you a penny! But if you say one word it's fifty dollars.' Morris and Esther agreed and up they went. The pilot did all kinds of fancy maneuvers, but not a word was heard. He did his daredevil tricks over and over again, But still not a word. When they landed, the pilot turned to Morris and said, 'By golly, I did everything I could to get you to yell out, but you didn't. I'm impressed!' Morris replied, 'Well, to tell you the truth, I almost said something when Esther fell out, But you know, fifty dollars is fifty dollars!'

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Great Pony Club & 4H Fundraising Ideas...

I'd like to introduce you to a unique, fun Pony Club or 4H fundraising idea. Make money for your Pony Club today and have fun doing it!

Equine Sunset Window Decals (click to view)

What Is It?
An eye-catching colorful 4" x 6" vinyl decal that gets applied to a car, truck or trailer window or bumper (any smooth surface will work).
They are made using a high performance printed vinyl material. Designed for long term outdoor use. These colorful decals are sure to add a splash of color to any vehicle!

How Do I Sell Them and Whats the Cost?
The decals can be purchased wholesale for only $3. ea. You can resell them for whatever price you want. We recommend a retail price of $5. to $6.
You can sell them at all your Pony Club events and horse shows that you attend. Anywhere you find horse lovers gathered in 1 place!

How Do I Order?
You can order our wholesale sunset decals directly from our website at
If you do not want to resell them and would just like a few for yourself and friends, they can be ordered directly from our retail site at

Who Is
We have been making beautiful signs for over 20 years and have been selling signs online for over 13 years. Our website features an easy to use step by step sign building process. We sell and ship signs to customers all over the USA on a daily basis.
We are horse owners ourselves and realize all the work, time and expenses required to maintain our beloved equine friends ;-)

What Other Products Do You Have?
We make many types of farm and business signs. We are best known for horse farm signs,
Vinyl Banners, Horse Stall Name Plates, Pet Memorial Markers, Economical Outdoor Signs, New England Style Signs...

Do You Offer Pony Club Discounts For Any Signs?
Yes, we offer a 20% discount off list price of all
vinyl banners. Most Pony Clubs need vinyl banners throughout the year for promotional purposes.
Simply call us or order online and mention that this banner is for a Pony Club and we'll deduct your discount!

Do You Have Any Other Fundraising Products?
Yes, we also have colorful
Personalized Name Plates that work great on horse stalls. These great signs will dress up any barn! They retail for $35. ea and wholesale for only $25. ea. So you can make $10. profit on each one you sell!

What If I Have Further Questions?
Our phone hours are M-F 8am - 6pm. Toll free 800-640-8180
My name is Wayne and I would love to hear from you.

My email is:
Our retail website is:

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Save 25% On All Sign Orders - 2 Days Only

For those of you who have beed procrastinating about getting a new sign(s). Then I have great news for you today! We are having an unbelievable 2 day sale Tuesday and Wednesday only (March 10th, 11th).
You will get a 25% discount off our already low list prices shown also get Free Shipping on all UPS ground deliveries! (50% Off Freight shipping for the larger signs).
Visit our website HERE to take advantage of this limited time offer.

Need a new sign for your business?
Need a new vinyl banner to promote your next event?
Need new name plate signs for your animals?
Need a new magnetic sign for your truck or trailer?
Need a new farm sign for your entrance?

As always, feel free to call me if you have any questions, or simply text chat with me online (upper right hand corner of all web pages).

Wayne Hebert - owner