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100 Things I Wish I Knew A Long Time Ago

100 Things I Wish I Knew A Long Time Ago

Here are the things that I wish I knew when I was younger. These aren't in any particular order. Hopefully, they bring you some value or fire up a discussion in your shop. Want to add to the list? Leave a comment below! The right…
...but it's cheaper

...but it's cheaper

"Then the discussion turned to the reason why they went somewhere else was that it was cheaper." This was a statement made by one of the Shirt Lab Tribe members during a recent open Q&A call for the group. A customer decided that even…
Importance of Change

Importance of Change

Change. I don't know about you, but I feel that right now we are at a critical juncture in the industry. Costs are rising all the time and from every direction. Garment inventory is sketchy or non-existent.New technologies are emerging.…
Raise Your Prices

Raise Your Prices

If you haven't already, the time is now to raise your prices. If you raised your prices at the beginning of the year, maybe it's time to do it again. Yeah, I know. Customers won't like it. I get that. However, let's take a closer look…
1000 Miles An Hour With Your Hair On Fire

1,000 Miles Per Hour With Your Hair on Fire

I've often described being insanely busy as "1,000 miles per hour with your hair on fire." Can you relate? For many businesses, getting sales flowing again after the pandemic was an obsession. In many shops today, tidal waves of orders are…
What Does It Mean To Be A Professional

What Does It Mean To Be A Professional?

Just what does it mean to be a professional? Well, in the first place it means that you are no longer an amateur. That you are good enough at something that someone will actually hand you money. However, you can be a really advanced…