Take the 50 Point Self Assessment

50 Point Self-Assessment

Someone asked me the other day, "Marshall, how do I know if I'm a good candidate for coaching?" That's a great question. One thing is for certain, and that's every shop in the decorated apparel industry is different. Different customers,…
Pantone Books Not Accurate?

Pantone Books Not Accurate?

Recently I reposted an excellent blog article by Rick Roth from Ink Kitchen on my social media feeds. (Please read Rick's article!) My repost of that article on LinkedIn prompted an interesting online discussion and a few phone calls. The…
Knee Trouble Kicks In Virtual Trade Show Meetings

Knee Trouble Kicks In Virtual Trade Show Meetings

Getting a serious injury is no joke. I should know, as it just happened to me. Walking out of a parking garage, I stepped up on the sidewalk and glanced around at the restaurant where I was headed. The sidewalk came to a corner, and because…

25 Guiding Principles for an Apparel Decorator

In the last two weeks, I've probably talked to two hundred shop owners or more. Between Shirt Lab Atlanta and ISS Ft. Worth (where I taught eight classes over a three-day span), I've been just a tad busy. During that time I've chatted with…

What Drives A Better Work Culture? RESPECT

I was speaking with a coaching client this past week and the topic of company culture came up. What exactly is that? We spoke for a few minutes, but my brain kept chewing on that question. Company culture is best described as...? I…
On Fearing Thin Ice2019

On Fearing Thin Ice

I want you to picture something in your mind. You are out on a frozen lake. It's bitterly cold. The wind is whipping by, and it's so strong it feels like needles stinging your face. You are trying to shuffle across the ice to the other…