The No BS Rule

  Want to make your shop better?  Run with more efficiency?  Bigger profits at the end of the day?  Here is one place you can start.  It’s a simple rule and it applies to just about everything: No bullshit. Sorry if that is offensive…

The Gig Economy

gig e-con-o-my noun •  "A labor market characterized by the prevalence of short-term contracts or freelance work as opposed to permanent jobs." Most businesses don’t think that they fit this description.  However, as markets become more…

Finding Your Next Big Customer

In December of 2016 I posted on my social media channels a simple essay contest for decorated apparel shops that read this blog.  Send me a few paragraphs outlining your shop's biggest challenge.  Using that info, I'll craft a response as…

The Deep Freeze

Most of the time my articles are squarely focused on the business owners or shop managers out there in the decorated apparel industry.   Not this time. After receiving an email advice request from someone with a very personal problem, this…

Help Your Employees Succeed

In your business are your employees constantly working towards completing the tasks needed?  Probably not.   We’re people, not a bunch of robots, so human centered problems can become obstacles in everyday work. To get your staff to complete…

There Is No Cure For The Internet

Sure, your company is online.  Hey you have a webpage!  Woohoo!  So how is that working out for you?  Driving tons of business your way I’ll bet. Except when it isn’t. Don’t you feel that sometimes you are standing there on the curbside…