The PBFY Blog

Announcing Our New Expansion to Beautiful Tennessee!

PBFY Remains Industry Leader by Expanding to Tennessee PBFY offers faster services to East Coast and Midwestern Clients Brea, California – PBFY announces a significant capacity expansion to better serve East Coast and Midwest customers by opening up a new manufacturing and shipping site in Portland, Tennessee this January. Not only will they offer industry leading service to their current customer base, but now will grow to take on more customers, all while providing the highest quality in flexible packaging. Residents of Portland can expect the same high-quality working environment that is currently offered at the Brea location. CEO and founder of [...]

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Finite Focus – Avoiding Distraction to Find the Solution

One of the main shrug-quotes of our time is “We’re too easily distracted,” spoken as we input the password into our smartphone or open another tab on our laptop. It seems that the more distractible we get, or at least, the more our tendency toward distraction becomes visible, the more focused we are on, well, focus. “We’re obsessed with relentless focus,” writes Sam McNerney at BigThink.com. “We assume that if we encounter a difficult problem the best strategy is to chug red bull or drink coffee. Drugs including Adderall and Ritalin are prescribed to millions to improve focus,” and [...]

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Know Thy Customer

There are some customers wants or needs that experience can teach you to automatically predict in a way any expert book or how-to article can’t. After almost a decade in customer service, I can tell within 4 seconds when someone walks into a shop I’m working at is specifically looking for a bathroom. I’m not sure I could describe that/those looks, but there are other wants and needs that are more about your business’ success than about whether or not this person just needs a place to relieve themselves that I may be able to help you with. With the [...]

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Use YouTube for Your Business

I think I’ve done well to establish that utilizing social media for your business is a strong tool that is the future of business success across every industry. It allows for engagement and marketing unlike any previous medium, including instantaneous feedback, issue resolution, and viral word-of-mouth marketing, among other benefits. With this piece, I want to specifically talk about YouTube. This video platform has moved beyond its stereotyped viral cat video reputation into producing subscription streaming and television services and launching the careers of innumerable “content creators” who are making millions for doing everything from makeup tutorials to narrating themselves [...]

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The Best Coffee Drinks for Summer 2017

Though climate change/global warming makes predicting the weather these days almost impossible, I’m still assuming that June/July/August it’s going to be warmer than it is now. Outside where I am it is currently 82 degrees, which isn’t awful, but I still want a hot latte if I really think about it. I am definitely fantasizing about summer; who knows, with “global warming” we may have in store more summer months than usual. Is it too soon to joke about the seemingly inevitable demise of our planet in the name of promoting iced coffee? … Now that we’ve made it through that [...]

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Packaging for the Environment

With the current US government administration in place and ready to roll back any and all advances on protecting, preserving and repairing the environment, it is on consumers and manufacturers to do their due diligence, and do everything possible to benefit the environment. Consumers can press their favorite brands to stay up-to-date on eco-friendly packaging technology, and manufacturers can take the initiative themselves. More and more consumers are voting with their wallets, meaning that a company can benefit and succeed if it is on the right side of history and open and vocal about helping the environment. Sustainability considerations in commercial [...]

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The What, How, and Why of the Business Plan

As Susan Ward puts it on The Balance, “The business plan is the blueprint for your business You wouldn’t walk over to an empty lot and just start nailing boards together if you wanted to build a house. Starting a business without a business plan is just as foolish.” The blueprint of a business goes further and is more complex than the blueprints for a static structure, Ward writes. When building a house, the architect has to consider what amount of weight the structure would hold and what types of weather it will encounter; but, for the most part, the [...]

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Getting the Most Out of Hosting a Meeting

Whether you’re a new manager, a seasoned business owner or starting to build your very own startup, holding effective and efficient meetings is vital to the effectiveness, efficiency, and success of your organization. One thing most experts agree on is that efficiency comes from focus, a clear direction for the meeting that everyone knows about and which can be used to keep everyone on track and on the same page. This means, first thing first, setting a clear agenda for your meeting. You, as the meeting’s runner, get to decide how the agenda is communicated; but, it needs to be [...]

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