Top 5 Reasons Why Shops Fail - Marshall Atkinson

Top 5 Reasons Why Shops Fail

Why do shops fail? Many, just like yours always seem to go out of business. But I'm not saying there is anything wrong with your shop. Nope. I just want to point out that in every shop that fails, they thought they would make it. That…
Performance Numbers Impact Future Predictions - Marshall Atkinson

Performance Numbers Impact Future Predictions

Let me start this article off by stating right away we will be looking at numbers. Performance numbers to be exact. For most people, it's a snooze fest. Numbers? Bore-Ring. Data isn't as sexy as discussing shirt styles, artwork,…
Drowning in Sunk Costs - Marshall Atkinson

5 Examples of Drowning in Sunk Costs

Have you ever heard of the term "Sunk Costs"? I know, it is not something that just rolls off of your tongue in everyday conversation. But in your shop, you may be dealing with a Sunk Cost idea right now. Let me explain. A simple definition…
How Do You Solve A Problem for Maria - Marshall Atkinson

How Do You Solve A Problem for Maria?

Maria has a problem.  She's been employed in your shop for about eight months now.  Maria really loves her job, and working in the decorated apparel industry suits her. She's smart.  Good with her hands.  A quick learner.  Creative. That's…
Teach the Elephant in the Room to Dance

Teach the Elephant in the Room to Dance

Do you see that? Standing right next to you is an elephant in the room. You know it's there. It smells like something familiar. Occasionally you get a glimpse of it out of the corner of your eye and that reminds you that you need to do something…
How to Build a Culture of Responsibility - Marshall Atkinson

How to Build a Culture of Responsibility

I hate to break it to you, but if you are frustrated by the lack of responsible employees in your company, that culture is one-hundred percent your fault. Not your employees! Here's what I mean. Read these examples and tell me if they…