9 Things to Change

9 Things to Change: Start the Year Off the Right Way

It's a brand new year! Woohoo! If you are like me, it's an opportunity to see the future as a new slate. A new chance. Energy level surge, 123%. Until about the second week of February kicks in. Then, will you go back to old habits and…
Christmasfy Your Sales

Christmasfy Your Sales

Ho Ho Ho. So here we are again. At the end of the year, and you are wondering how to end 2019 with a bang. Of course, you naturally think of Christmas sales, but you really wish you had planned some things out a few months ago. Somehow…
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…