October 27, 2003
PrintingForLess.com CEO Andrew Field Lead Speaker at Forbes Magazine Conference October 29
PrintingForLess.com CEO is the first Montana entrepreneur featured at a Forbes Forum
Livingston, MT, October 27, 2003
- Andrew S. Field,president and founder of PrintingForLess.com, will help kick off discussions at the 6th annual Forbes Forum for Dynamic Mid-sized Companies in New York City at the Plaza Hotel on October 29, 2003. The forum themed "The Customer Decade" will explore growth, disruption, and winning the battle of the customer. Forbes Publisher, Rich Karlgaard, featured PrintingForLess.com in the pages of the magazine last year and personally invited Field to share the company's success story with other executives from high-growth companies. In an editorial last year, Karlgaard described PrintingForLess.com as a "hypergrowth web business [in Livingston, Montana] that sports a national clientele."
Field's session titled, The Value Bomb: Dealing with Disruption, will cover how the Internet and inexpensive technologies will create the next economic boom and the next wave of disruption. Specifically, Field will discuss strategies on how to harness disruption and position companies for growth on the cheap. Field joins many other high-profile speakers, including executives from companies such as SAS, Fetzer Vinyards, Hasbro, Tellme Networks, Avocet Aircraft and others.
Field has an acute appreciation for disruption and growth as PrintingForLess.com has experienced 13 consecutive quarters of rapid growth and is ranked the 3rd fastest-growing commercial printer nationwide (according to American Printer Magazine). The company, founded in 1996, also made its way onto the Inc 500 list of fastest growing companies in 2002 at number 285 and is anticipating approximately 50 percent growth from 2002 to 2003.
PrintingForLess.com is revolutionizing the $120 billion dollar printing industry. In addition to its bricks and mortar location, PrintingForLess.com has established a web-presence that is forging a path, not only for other printers, but also for entrepreneurs. Its web interfaces include both the company's website, from which 95% of its revenue comes, as well as PFL-Net, a network database that manages PrintingForLess.com's daily activities; one of its functions includes passing along excess printing jobs to others printers in the PFL-Net network.
Located in Livingston Montana, a rural community located in Southwestern Montana with a population of 7,000, PrintingForLess.com employs over 75 people and does business with customers as far away as England. Last year, in 2002, PrintingForLess.com achieved over $7.4 million in revenue and is projected to sell more than $12 million in 2003.
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