Marshall is a premier consultant for any screen shop looking for real improvements. He is organized…has a wealth of knowledge and is innovative with the best tools and modern practices. Most importantly, he knows how to properly communicate those processes. Apparel decorating is not an easy industry. One of the things I've noticed is Marshall is phenomenal at is simplifying complex business systems and processes into usable pieces. We're a fast-growing shop located in the southeast…Typical startup story, we struggled for the first few years (too much trial and error) and then a pivot or two later things started rapidly snowballing. We quickly went from working out of our kitchen to an auto shop in a few short months. Our rapid growth and going from a manual shop to an auto shop brought many unforeseen issues… primarily, with financial organization and efficiency. Marshall has coached and empowered us with the knowledge, and tools to vastly improve these key areas of our business in order to catch them up to speed with our growth. This is an invaluable investment for the present and future health of your shop. Marshall delivers!
I can honestly say he is one of the best in the industry. Over the years, he has personally developed personal systems and habits that have worked well for him, and he has been generous in his sharing this knowledge through his blogs and articles. He also is an astute industry observer. I believe no matter what size or type of shop you own, he can offer valuable insight and advice on how to better it. He also is a great listener and easy to get along with making any interaction with him a pleasure. He is detail oriented, and you would be sure to get your money’s worth out of any time spent with him.
Marshall Atkinson is one of those rare breeds in the screen printing industry who can take his knowledge and use it to show you how to improve your print techniques, your policies, and procedures or your operations. His ideas work in both a large screen print operation as well as one that has one automatic or a manual. Marshall is a results-oriented industry professional who learned the business from the ground up and candidly has seen revolutionary improvements in screen printing in more than 20 years. He shares his experience as a consultant and his writings and his blogs are almost like a secondary education in screen printing. I highly recommend Marshall as an industry professional and as a consultant to your business.
You are a garment decorator or print shop. You struggle with misprints, accuracy, and hitting customer deadlines. You have challenges with employees and company culture. Your systems and processes are broken or non-existent. You are frustrated and don’t know what to do to get your business under control. You are working hard but you can’t seem to increase and maintain profitability. You want more out of your business. If you identify with any or all of the above -- you need some great coaching. Marshall Atkinson continues to serve InkSoft as a trusted advisor to consult on production management and industry related matters. After working with Marshall and experiencing the value he can deliver I’m happy to endorse him to any business seeking improvements. Simply put: An investment in Marshall will make you money.
Marshall reached out to Frattire when we first entered the custom apparel business in 2011. He was able to point us in the right direction from the beginning with his valuable trade knowledge and expertise. He really knows the industry and cares about helping others succeed. We appreciate all the guidance he has given our team and look forward to a continued relationship.
Marshall is an industry veteran with years of valuable experience that takes him to a master level of consulting and coaching. He has been a writer and an educator for Impressions magazine and the Imprinted Sportswear Shows for more than a decade and we value his insights greatly. You can't go wrong with Marshall leading your business to new heights.
Marshall was very influential in establishing proven processes as our shop was experiencing significant growth.
Catalyst Accelerator and Catalyst Growth are two of our programs that are showing very high adoption and success with our clients. I am so excited and pleased to have Marshall as one of our Catalyst Consultants. He brings a wealth of experience and practical knowledge to owners, managers, and the shop floor. With his breadth of experience over the last two decades, Marshall is a respected and knowledgeable professional. I’ve had the pleasure of working with Marshall on the recent InkSoft MaxProfit2018 event. It was a great experience. He’s the kind of guy who gets things done, not in a pushy way. I was also impressed with his presentation style. What he teaches just makes sense. There’s nothing like having a seasoned pro with experience from the trenches. Marshall can relate to where you are and provide meaningful guidance to reach your goals.
In early 2017, I was lucky enough to hire Marshall to help my company market our technology to screen printing businesses in North America. His candor, knowledge of the industry and push to execute resulted in incredible market penetration and success for us. If you have the chance to hire him, don't hesitate - you won't regret it.
Maude and Dan have been following Marshall Atkinson's blog for several years. What impresses us the most is the breadth of his knowledge of the decorated apparel business: clothing, decoration techniques, management, marketing, community service, environmental stewardship - the whole gamut. We have been mentees of his for almost two years. As a coach, Marshall makes you feel as though you're his only client. He was quick to familiarize himself with our situation, and his answers to our questions have been invaluable. We highly recommend Marshall to all apparel decorators who are seeking an additional eye on their business.
Marshall is the flashlight in your dark cave of screen printing doom!
Marshall came into our business with a fresh pair of eyes and listened intently to frustrations and problems. He was able to break them down into their simplest form and offer production based solutions. His patience and easy manner along with his formidable knowledge and contacts brought immediate respect from our employees and value to our business. I can wholeheartedly recommend his services to any growing screen-print or embroidery business who is willing and ready to change.
Marshall’s forward thinking lean and green mentality combined with his vast array of experiences makes not only conversations with him enlightening and inspiring, but gives him the credibility and vision to provide guidance with important decisions and moves along the way. Better questions get better answers and whether Marshall is writing a blog or helping solve a problem his questioning process and ability to find the answers within is something I haven’t seen a lot of in this industry!