What Happens Now? What to do when an Employee Gets COVID

What Happens Now? What To Do When An Employee Gets COVID

Late last week a shop owner sent me a text, "You available for a quick chat? An employee tested positive for COVID." Queue the dramatic freak out music. It is very easy to see multiple challenges ahead for this business in the near future.…
Start Doing This2020

Start Doing This for Better Results

Quick question. When is the best time to plant a tree? Answer: Twenty years ago. The next best time? Today. This article is all about the things that you should start doing for your business. I'm sure there are plenty of things that you…
Stop Doing This

Stop Doing This For Better Results

This article is about stopping. Usually, I write and post articles that are based on the idea of starting something. Using a new technique, trying out a new decoration method, marketing idea, or sales approach. This week, I'm taking a different…
Value Mapping Your Business

Value Mapping Your Business

While most shop owners and leaders spend a lot of the day pushing orders through the system and making sure everything ships on time, not much time is spent actually looking at the processes in place or how the financial paddle propels their…
The Iron Grip Fallacy

The Iron Grip Fallacy

This article is about two things: management and leadership. Regardless of the number of people working in your shop, there is one truism you need to keep in the back of your mind, and that is that your company doesn't work without the staff…
Your Best Employee Probably Won't Be A Good Manager

Your Best Employee Probably Won't Be A Good Manager

One benefit that comes from speaking with decorated apparel industry business owners on a constant basis is that you get to hear their challenges. They are all looking for a solution to their problems, and a good number of them shoot these…