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Jedi Mind Tricks for the Decorated Apparel Industry

Jedi Mind Tricks for the Decorated Apparel Industry

Don't you wish you could pull off some "Jedi Mind Tricks" in your shop? "Sorry, but these are not the stupid-low-prices you were looking for. You will happily pay double." Believe it or not, you can deploy these in your shop with some…

3 Secrets On Outsourcing Art

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Have you ever thought about outsourcing your art? I know. Your creative team rocks. I've been there. I was an art director for 14 years. But in the last few years, many shops have started outsourcing their art tasks to creative teams in…
Fool's Gold - Marshall Atkinson

Fool's Gold

Are you prospecting for gold? Back in the gold mining boom, prospectors would unearth a mineral called pyrite and be duped into thinking it was the real deal.  Pyrite is an iron sulfide and the most common of the sulfide minerals. It's…

The Seedy Underbelly

  Let’s talk about intellectual dishonesty.  In the decorated apparel industry we are constantly under siege by people who push the envelope with their business practices. Is it laziness? For example, you’ve undoubtedly read about…

Is Your Shop Stagnant? Why Innovation is the Road to Success

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Let me ask you some simple questions.  Be honest to yourself while you think about your answer.  Are you a shop that constantly seeks to reinvent itself, improve and get better?  Or are you the shop that sits there enviously and wonders “how…

Pinterest: Visual Social Marketing for Apparel Decorators

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By now you’ve surely read one or two articles about the value of incorporating a social marketing strategy into your business plan.  Connecting with your current and potential customers is an ever-demanding and crucial step in growing your…