Global Graphics Network (GGN), a new Tampa, Florida-based business accelerator for print shop owners and a sister network to distributor network Proforma, has announced plans to add 50 development executives throughout North America over the next two years.

“Thousands of print shop owners throughout North America need a solid path to grow their sales, increase their profits and have more fun again in the printing business,” says Greg Muzzillo, founder of GGN and founder of Proforma.

GGN’s regional development advisors will focus on three areas of support for its members. They will help members position their businesses in their markets as solution providers, they will recruit proven sales staff, and they will assist GGN members with acquiring area printers. GGN reports that it is already in serious discussions with more than 15 prospects for its regional development advisors program, and that most are sales veterans from paper merchants or print consumables companies.

“Print shop owners also need local business development support to grow their sales,” said Muzzillo. “Most print shop owners are more comfortable running a print shop than running a sales department. The key role for the GGN development advisors will be helping build successful sales teams for GGN members.”