Get Off Your Butt To Finish The Year Strong

Get Off Your Butt To Finish The Year Strong

Guess what? 2019 is more than half over! How are you doing with the goals that you set back at the end of 2018? Crushing it? Almost there? Never got started? Regardless of your results, these next six months can have a tremendous impact…
Hiring New Employees for Your Shop

Hiring New Employees For Your Shop

A shop owner sent me an email earlier this week and wanted some guidance on hiring new employees for the shop. I counsel shop owners constantly on this in coaching sessions but haven't really dug into it with an article yet. So, bingo...here…
7 Reasons To Go To Shirt Lab Portland

7 Reasons To Go To Shirt Lab Portland

I want to convince you to go to Shirt Lab Portland on August 3, 2019. The Shirt Lab event series is a live workshop where we have the best instructors walk you through the most relevant sales and marketing topics to help grow your shop.…
There's No Award For Being Busy

There's No Award For Being Busy

Quite often I ask a shop owner, "Hey, how's it going?" The usual response is, "Great! We are so busy!" That's fantastic. But are you making money? Profitable? That is a different concept entirely. Here's why I'm bringing this…
Garlic for the Energy Vampire

Garlic for the Energy Vampire

For a lot of us in the decorated apparel industry, there is an overwhelming avalanche of work to do every day. You complete one task, and in a matter of mere minutes, four or five more are added to the pile. You know what I'm talking about. It…
Perfect is the Enemy of Done

Perfect is the Enemy of Done

Perfect. What's that mean anyway? For a lot of people, including me, things don't get started because of that notion. The right time. More money. The knowledge to accomplish the task. People to help out. Because we think that we need…