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Trade Show Bingo

Trade Show Bingo

It's the new year. Besides loads of happy wishes and optimistic goals, it can only mean one thing. Trade show season. While in the past I've penned articles about WHY you should go to a trade show, this is not going to be one of them.…
Pantone Books Not Accurate?

Pantone Books Not Accurate?

Recently I reposted an excellent blog article by Rick Roth from Ink Kitchen on my social media feeds. (Please read Rick's article!) My repost of that article on LinkedIn prompted an interesting online discussion and a few phone calls. The…

25 Guiding Principles for an Apparel Decorator

In the last two weeks, I've probably talked to two hundred shop owners or more. Between Shirt Lab Atlanta and ISS Ft. Worth (where I taught eight classes over a three-day span), I've been just a tad busy. During that time I've chatted with…
Calculating the Lifetime Customer Value for Your Shop2019

Calculating the Lifetime Customer Value for Your Shop

How much is a customer worth to you? Most people would say "everything", and be 100% correct. But still, there is a way for you to calculate what a typical customer for your shop is worth. Do you know how to do this? No? That's ok.…
Pay Up Sucker - Why Getting 100% of the Money Matters

Pay Up Sucker - Why Getting 100% of the Money Matters

Shops in the decorated apparel industry have had an established challenge with managing money. You absolutely need it to survive. Cash is always king. Without it, you can't pay your staff, your bills, and most of all, yourself as profit. Duh. Yet,…
Baton Passing for Apparel Decorators

Baton Passing for Apparel Decorators

In the sport of track and field, there are a few types of relay races. All at different distances. You may have seen those before on the Olympics or maybe even at your local high school. Concrete-feet enabled kids like me didn't participate.…