Why Change is So Hard

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Are you happy with the way your shop runs every day?  Every facet of how you print or embroider a shirt?  For the most part, probably yes. However, I’ll bet that there are some aspects of your company that you don’t like. Customer challenges…

Random Awesomeness - Tricks for Your Shop

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In the apparel decorating business?  Check out these random tips to help run your shop better, inject some creative awesomeness into your designs, be more efficient, or simply get that job out faster. Sweatshirts - when printing sweatshirts,…

Treat People Right

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Got employees?  How are you managing them?  Hopefully with a firm and even hand, that plays out as fair, motivating, and guides people towards excellence. Despite miraculous improvements in technology, machinery and consumables we still need…

You Know Better

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I have this problem.  Well, it’s not actually a problem...more like a slight character flaw.  On big topics.  Things that really matter.  My wife is 100% right.  Always.  But do I listen to her? No. That’s the origin of sitcom worthy…

Top 10 Bonehead Apparel Decorator Business Blunders

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With a couple of decades in the industry and years talking to shop owners over the phone, in their shops, networking events, or in my trade show classrooms I’ve heard a lot of stories about shop struggles and mistakes that have been made.…

The One Color T-shirt: Fashion Dinosaur?

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A client’s graphic designer was in the office the other day wanting to know the latest tips and tricks for inks that they could use to present to their sales team.  My response was a good natured joke, “Hey, how about a one color black…