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Leading Small Before Leading Big

Leading Small Before Leading Big

Let's talk about leading people. Specifically employees. What are you doing right now to train the next crop of managers in your shop? If you are like most business owners, a leadership development program isn't something that you have…
The "Mother May I" Syndrome

The "Mother May I?" Syndrome

Have you heard about the "Mother May I?" Syndrome? Maybe not, but chances are that you have experienced this. The "Mother May I" Syndrome is when seemingly nobody on your staff can do anything without your approval or opinion. EVERYONE…
SOPs and How To Write Them

SOPs And How To Write Them

SOPs or Standard Operating Procedures are needed in every business. SOPs are the recipe for creating consistent, predictable, and repeatable results. Why are they needed? Simple. Because they answer these questions: Who? Who is…
Shop Improvement Series: Problem Solving

Shop Improvement Series: Problem Solving

Quick. Name a problem that your business faces today. I know you have one. Every business does. But what are you doing about them? For many decorated apparel industry businesses most aren't working on them as they are constantly head…
Shop Improvement Series: Speed - Pedal to the Metal

Shop Improvement Series: Speed - Pedal to the Metal

Maverick from the movie Top Gun famously said, "I feel the need for speed." Now more than ever, this is exactly what your shop needs. Speed. Speed is a competitive advantage. We live in a fast-food lane, Amazon ships and it arrives the…
Faster Recovery Three Key Factors

Faster Recovery: Three Key Factors

As I speak with people in the decorated apparel industry from around the country, it is very interesting to hear everyone's take on what we need to get reopened and moving again. I'm not touching the political debate, but there are three main…