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Bringing Back Staff: How to Reopen

Bringing Back Staff: How to Reopen

If there is one question on every business owner's brain right now, it's this: "How do we reopen for business?" Some people have work trickling in, and it is looking promising. Others have accepted and have received government cash to…
The Iron Grip Fallacy

The Iron Grip Fallacy

This article is about two things: management and leadership. Regardless of the number of people working in your shop, there is one truism you need to keep in the back of your mind, and that is that your company doesn't work without the staff…
It's Not What It Costs That Matters

It Is Not What It Costs That Matters

One mindset that I see constantly in the decorated apparel industry is entirely based on fear. Fear of what something costs. Hiring a new employee. Buying equipment. Attending a trade show. Trying out a new type of ink or other consumables.…
Pulling the Trigger on Termination

Pulling the Trigger on Termination

Over the last month or so, I've been on a few phone calls with shop owners that have been struggling with the idea on when to pull the trigger on termination for an employee. They know they need to do it, but the fear of the unknown governs…
Better Before Cheaper

Better Before Cheaper

Here's a mindset that I would like you to strongly consider, "Better Before Cheaper". You may have heard similar phrases like this before. "Buy nice or buy twice." "You get what you pay for." You get the drill. But how does this…
Drowning in Sunk Costs - Marshall Atkinson

5 Examples of Drowning in Sunk Costs

Have you ever heard of the term "Sunk Costs"? I know, it is not something that just rolls off of your tongue in everyday conversation. But in your shop, you may be dealing with a Sunk Cost idea right now. Let me explain. A simple definition…