DON’T FORGET TO REGISTER FOR OUR FREE LUNCH AND OPEN HOUSE ON JUNE 29TH 2017

June 21, 2017

If you are a non-profit organization, please register for our FREE non-profit seminar starting at 10:30 AM and then stay for our FREE lunch and tour.

For more information call CJ Mitchell at 865 584-2265.


Open House At Burns Mailing & Printing On June 29th

June 13, 2017

Join us for a tour, lunch and door prizes on June 29th.  For our non-profit friends we are having a seminar on non-profit direct mail starting at 10:30 AM.  Email graphics@burnsmp.com to register.  Seating is limited.


Shut Up And Listen To Customers

June 9, 2017

Selling is not what you want the customer to have, it is solving a problem that the customer has and giving them a solution.  I have found that if I just shut up and listen to what my customers have to say then I can find a way to implement a solution and try and save them money. This happened today on a phone call that I got out of the blue.  The customer had a big problem and I took down the information about the project, got with my mailing manager and we proposed a way of fixing their problem and saving them over $8500.00 in postage. We don’t know if we have been selected for the job but we listened and found a solution that is good for my customer.

Burns has been solving problems since 1981.

phyllis@burnsmp.com

865 584-2265


Why I Went Blonde And Why I Planted Tomatoes

June 7, 2017

I went to the dentist last week and he had not seen me since I went blonde.  I told him that I did it because I heard blonde’s have more fun. It brought back what I heard Dolly Parton once say when someone asked her if she minded being called a dumb blonde.  In typical Dolly fashion she responded “no because I am not dumb and I am not blonde”. When this picture was made for some promotional reasons,  my friend Bob Longmire a graphic artist and wonderful illustrator saw it and sent me an email. He said “I have worked on the color and softened it up some” hope you don’t mind. Not only did I not mind, I loved it and  I can use all the help that I can get.

On to the tomato story.  After last years drought, I said that I was not planting anything that had to be watered but what was I doing last weekend?  You guessed it, I was planting tomatoes.  A family friend, Chuck, grows the most tasty heirloom tomatoes. He plants hundreds of tomatoes just because he loves doing it.  Some times my sister will open her door and there will be a big tub of tomatoes sitting on her door step. Chuck had given my brother-in-law quite a few tomato plants.  When I was at my brother-in-laws house last weekend he said “don’t you want some of the heirloom tomato plants”? At first I said no and then I thought about bologna and home grown tomatoes out of the back yard and I relented. I planted 5 plants so I should have enough for family and friends. Hope to have bologna and tomato sandwiches in July.

 

 

 

 


Non-Profit Seminar On Direct Mail June 29th 2017

June 5, 2017


Political Mailings Have Already Started

May 22, 2017

At Burns Mailing & Printing, we love the time leading up to elections.  The reason is a lot of printing and mailing.  We have been working with politicians for many years. One of the reasons that we do a lot of political work is that we offer a one stop shop for graphic design, printing and mailing.  We offer turn key estimates – including estimated postage, list clean up, duplicate address checks and automated bar-code postage rates.

We also offer other things need for a successful campaign such as push cards, brochures, door hangers, lapel stickers, laser personalized letters, invitations to events, posters and yard signs.

Call me at 865 584-2265 or phyllis@burnsmp.com


What is a State of TN Women Business Enterprise Certification (WBE)?

May 19, 2017

When a business is at least 51% women owned and meets other guidelines specified by the Governor’s Office of Diversity, that business can apply for a WBE status. That business once certified will be listed on the Governor’s diversity list and companies that are looking for businesses that have WBE status can contact them and possible do business with them.  The WBE business has to compete in the market place just like any other business.

Burns has been certified for many years and we are a 100% women owned business. We are located at 6131 Industrial Heights Dr., Knoxville, TN 37909.  We offer graphic design, printing (both digital and offset) and we are a complete direct mail company.  In other words, we are a one-stop convenience for direct mail.

For your next project, call me, Phyllis Burns, at 865 584-2265. We have it all under one roof and it is a big roof.