2019

Workplace Feedback

There is tremendous power in giving a steady stream of feedback to your employees regarding their work. People want to know that they are doing a good job and that their efforts matter. Are you doing this? Consistently talking with your…
Shirt Lab Atlanta Preview2019

Launch & Grow Your Apparel Brand: Shirt Lab Atlanta Preview

What does it take to make a successful apparel line? Do you know? Are you an expert? Sure, you think you know. After all, you have experience in this industry printing t-shirts or maybe embroidering on some hats. You might even have your…
Why A Waterbase Workshop?

Why A Waterbase Workshop?

Hey you. Yes, you. Sitting there complacent and comfortable in this industry. You've been around. Trade shows. Networking events. Supplier office demos. Hopefully, a Shirt Lab or two (It's not too late to register for Shirt Lab Atlanta!…
Shirt Lab Portland: Perfection in Sasquatchland

Shirt Lab Portland: Perfection in Sasquatchland

You knew this blog post was coming. It's the recap of Shirt Lab Portland. Which is actually a misnomer, because it was actually in Vancouver, Washington at Clark College. Tom and I discussed what to call it, and if we had used Vancouver…
Pay Up Sucker - Why Getting 100% of the Money Matters

Pay Up Sucker - Why Getting 100% of the Money Matters

Shops in the decorated apparel industry have had an established challenge with managing money. You absolutely need it to survive. Cash is always king. Without it, you can't pay your staff, your bills, and most of all, yourself as profit. Duh. Yet,…
Baton Passing for Apparel Decorators

Baton Passing for Apparel Decorators

In the sport of track and field, there are a few types of relay races. All at different distances. You may have seen those before on the Olympics or maybe even at your local high school. Concrete-feet enabled kids like me didn't participate.…