Are You Ready for When Inspiration Hits?

Where do you get your inspiration? Wouldn’t it be great if you could open a kitchen cabinet and pour out a cup of inspiration? Fortunately or unfortunately, that is not the way it works. Inspiration is an elusive shadow that we often miss in our hurry-up world. We are...

Have You Caught the Pokemon Go Bug?

I often hear my father’s voice saying, “Why can’t we do it as we did in the old days?” From fashion and hairstyles to cellphones and computers, anything new was bad. Anything, as they did it in the old days, was good. We all tend to have that resistance to change. We...

Heed the Lessons of 30 Years of Change

Do you remember what you were doing 30 years ago, in 1986?   You might have been on a date watching “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off,” “Top Gun” or “Aliens.” On the way to the movies, you might have been listening to Prince’s “Purple Rain,” Madonna’s “Like a Virgin” or Cyndi...

Are You Designing for the Letters?

I have always said that I hire people younger, smarter and better-looking than me. Frankly, that is getting easier on all three counts as time passes. I am a boomer, a member of the once young and proud generation that was going to change the world. Well, we are no...

Uber in a Hat? Uber with a Cat?

On a trip to Boston last fall for the SIGMA annual meeting, I was introduced to the future by my son-in-law, Austin. As four of us waited for a cab to take us to the North End to get our fill of great Italian food, Austin asked if we wanted to “Uber” it. Uber is now a...

When is Cheap Too Cheap

In our pursuit of greater sales and higher profits, we often do some, well, interesting things. The tried-and-true method of increasing sales is to simply lower the price. But is that the best method? What message are you sending to your customers when you are the...

Lynn Wallis, Wallis Companies

“It is people and companies such as yours that make the convenience store industry stronger as we continue to upgrade and improve the offerings to our customers via beautiful and convenient creations from Paragon. We’ve enjoyed working with your company and...

Whitney Tuls, Frontier Fuel

“I really enjoyed working with you on our project in Dalhart…the crew you have assembled was so talented and fun to work with. You have a style all your own and a great eye for design!” -Whitney Tuls, Frontier Fuel

Tom Wright, LSI Petroleum Lighting

“LSI and Paragon Solutions have enjoyed a close working relationship for many years. The joint mindset of our companies working together to provide the best solutions for retail marketing have benefited LSI and Paragon Solutions. But more importantly, the customer...

Bill Beach, Beach Oil

“Your company’s longevity is a testament to your hard work and the unique perspective you bring to your clients. Your team has helped push our business to the next level – not only improving the look of our store, but also refining our vision for the...