Hope Is Not A Strategy

Hope Is Not A Strategy

Right now everyone on this planet is hoping. Hoping that their businesses won't fail. That people they know and themselves can remain healthy. That the COVID-19 virus gets stopped in its tracks before we have a societal meltdown. That they…
COVID-19 Business Survival Guide

COVID-19 Business Survival Guide

Here's an article I never thought that I would have to write. In fact, I have another one that was ready to go, but I scrapped it at the last minute because I feel that this is more critical. For most businesses in this industry 2020 started…
Stop Throwing Away Money

Stop Throwing Away Money

Every single day in your shop you are losing money. Did you know that even the best and most profitable shops could be making more? What am I talking about? Downtime. It is simple. The more shirts you decorate a day, the bigger the…
It's Not What It Costs That Matters

It Is Not What It Costs That Matters

One mindset that I see constantly in the decorated apparel industry is entirely based on fear. Fear of what something costs. Hiring a new employee. Buying equipment. Attending a trade show. Trying out a new type of ink or other consumables.…
Training Your Business Owner Brain

Training Your Business Owner Brain

Owning and running a business is hard. If it were easy, everyone would do it. You know this, as daily you pour your soul into running your company. But, in the chaos of day to day decision making a few things can get easily overlooked or…
What Are You Reading?

What Are You Reading?

Recently I've been asking that question a lot it seems. "What are you reading?" Most business owners in the decorated apparel industry seem to not be reading anything. "I'm too busy", they lament. "Where do you find the time?", they say. You…