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What is Your Truth?

What Is Your Truth?

One question for you about your business...what is your truth? Not what you tell yourself or hope to be. The real deal. Lately, I've been coming across many businesses in the decorated apparel industry that, ahem, are simply all over…
Shirt Lab Rocks!

Shirt Lab Rocks!

Shirt Lab Rocks! There. I said it. I'm a little biased because it was my baby. But about fifteen minutes before the official start time last Saturday I thought I was going to throw up. Those butterflies felt like pterodactyls. I've…

Are You Busy Being Busy Or Busy Being Profitable?

Quick question: Are you busy being busy or busy being profitable? It is a probing question that you should answer. Your goal for your business should be to maximize the profit as much as possible, right? So why do you take on work that…
Sharing Your Prized Seed Corn

Sharing Your Prized Seed Corn

Just what is prized seed corn? How can the concept of farming be comparable to the decorated apparel industry anyway? Here's a parable: "There was an old farmer who grew exceptional quality corn. It always grew tall and thick in his fields.…
The Difference Between Strategy and Tactics

The Difference Between Strategy and Tactics

One of the most apparent challenges that I see from my coaching seat is that for many shops, there is some confusion between Strategy and Tactics.  The meaning of these words to some people are basically interchangeable. I can hear you now,…
Print Flash Print - Marshall Atkinson

Print Flash Print: An Ode to the T-shirt Screenprinter

Print Flash Print. A mantra for the one-color hit. Bold replacing boring of a blank stock t-shirt. A delicate effort of force. Print Flash Print   Daily rituals. More sales add both security and stress. For the…