Head Junk

Is Your Head Full of Junk?

Is your head full of junk? Recently I spent about twenty or thirty minutes with one of my coaching clients who was slogging through a series of doubts about their business. They felt inadequate. Like they didn't belong in the industry. A…
Shirt Lab Rocks!

Shirt Lab Rocks!

Shirt Lab Rocks! There. I said it. I'm a little biased because it was my baby. But about fifteen minutes before the official start time last Saturday I thought I was going to throw up. Those butterflies felt like pterodactyls. I've…
No Excuses Mentality for Decorated Apparel Shops

No Excuses Mentality for Decorated Apparel Shops

Quick question: Can your shop operate with a no excuses mentality? For the decorated apparel industry, what does that exactly mean anyway? At best, it's a culture-driven herculean challenge. Worst, it probably means some people you work with…

3 Secrets On Outsourcing Art

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Have you ever thought about outsourcing your art? I know. Your creative team rocks. I've been there. I was an art director for 14 years. But in the last few years, many shops have started outsourcing their art tasks to creative teams in…

Are You Busy Being Busy Or Busy Being Profitable?

Quick question: Are you busy being busy or busy being profitable? It is a probing question that you should answer. Your goal for your business should be to maximize the profit as much as possible, right? So why do you take on work that…

3 Key Tips For Customer Education

As a business owner, one of the primary things that you have to do constantly is customer education. This industry is filled with esoteric terms, too many choices, and potential landmines that can shift an easy order to a disaster if you…