Ask any professional sign maker or display marketer, and they will tell you that the three keys to success in business are:
1) Create every sign or display as if your business life depends on the client loving it.
This point is pretty straightforward. Not only do you rely heavily on repeat business from satisfied clients, but word-of-mouth is the most important avenue of marketing in the sign business. If your client is happy, they'll tell other businesses, which equates to more business for you.
2) Have the capability to create as many different types of signs and displays as possible.
With very few exceptions, you never want to turn away any business, and since there are literally hundreds of different types of signs and displays that are used for marketing, information dissemination, etc., the wider your range of sign execution, the better.
3) Save money wherever possible without skimping on quality.
This principle applies to virtually every type of business. The more money you can save, whether it is from time saved or reduced material costs, the healthier your profit margin will be.
The solution that turns all three of those keys is simple: Maintain a diverse stock of signage and display hardware, and purchase your materials in bulk. If you've shopped at MBS Systems Pro before, you know that we offer some pretty significant discounts on larger bulk orders for all of our top quality parts. Since your business is built for the long-term, you know that you'll end up using a large amount of basic sign hardware components. By reducing the cost per piece on standoffs, caps & barrels, screw covers and other basic essential parts, you can cut your overall material costs by a noticeable margin.
Another benefit of maintaining a larger stock of hardware is being able to do more work between material orders, which reduces the amount of time you spend in the ordering process. Please see the part of point #3 that talks about saving time. After all, saving time means saving money, and saving money is always a sound business strategy.