Professionals Use Professional Tools

Professionals Use Professional Tools

"Professionals use professional tools." There...I said it. Have you ever had a small pebble or a rock in your shoe? You know, something that really bothers you. It's not the end of the world, but it keeps dinging you and hanging around.…
Yes, Your Network Is Still Your Net Worth

Yes, Your Network is Still Your Net Worth

Let's talk about your network. You know, all the friends, suppliers, customers, connections, and people you know that encompass your career. It is, and will always be, who you know that matters. What are you doing to strengthen or build…
SOPs and How To Write Them

SOPs And How To Write Them

SOPs or Standard Operating Procedures are needed in every business. SOPs are the recipe for creating consistent, predictable, and repeatable results. Why are they needed? Simple. Because they answer these questions: Who? Who is…
Shop Improvement Series: Production Scheduling Secrets

Shop Improvement Series: Production Scheduling Secrets

Is production scheduling your constant struggle? You know, the ability to accurately plan, predict, and produce the orders in-house on a scheduled timetable? For many shops in the industry, the thought of an accurate production schedule…
Why is it so expensive?

Why Is It So Expensive?

"Why is it so expensive?" You've probably have viewed a version of the following post somewhere in the past year or so. My Shirt Lab partner, Tom Rauen, sent me this earlier this week with the suggestion that I alter it for our industry. What…
Shop Improvement Series: Receiving Department

Shop Improvement Series: Receiving Department

When was the last time you overhauled your Receiving Department processes? I ask this to shop owners from time to time, and the answer is usually the same. Never. Most everyone is always focused on two things, the sales end of the stick,…