Posts

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…
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…
Information Drinking From The Firehose

Information: Drinking From The Firehose

Information overload! In the modern 24/7/365 warp speed of the decorated apparel industry, it may sometimes feel like you are drinking from a firehose when it comes to finding and utilizing information. There is simply too much to process. So…
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,…