Thanks for the Sale

Thanks for the Sale!

Once upon a time, a t-shirt was sold. Along the way of that sale, there are some people behind the scenes who wanted to say thank you. The T-shirt's Birth Hank, a Dooly County Georgia cotton farmer, tended the land and grew the upland…
Hitting Critical Production Dates

Hitting Critical Production Dates

In the last few weeks, I have had at least a dozen or so conversations with shop owners regarding how-to tips on hitting critical production dates. Their production teams are so behind, they can't figure out how to catch up. If this…
Importance of Change

Importance of Change

Change. I don't know about you, but I feel that right now we are at a critical juncture in the industry. Costs are rising all the time and from every direction. Garment inventory is sketchy or non-existent.New technologies are emerging.…
When Stubbornness Drives The Car

When Stubbornness Drives the Car

Hear me out. Let's pretend that your shop's attitude is a person. And in this particular scenario, that attitude is one of STUBBORNNESS. (All caps on purpose) Why stubbornness? I don't know. I could have used bullheadedness or inflexibility,…
Earn Your Customer's Business Every Day

Earn Your Customer's Business Every Day

"You know, you have to earn your customer's business and loyalty every day." That's what one of my coaching clients said to me the other day. Holy smokes that is genius. I scribbled that thought down on a notepad, as I knew instantly…
How to Find More Profit

How to Find More Profit

Profit is not a dirty word. For businesses, it is good to be profitable. But for many companies in this industry, (yours perhaps?) the owners and leaders do not know how to calculate profit, how to increase profit, or even how to think about…