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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…
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…
Perfect is the Enemy of Done

Perfect is the Enemy of Done

Perfect. What's that mean anyway? For a lot of people, including me, things don't get started because of that notion. The right time. More money. The knowledge to accomplish the task. People to help out. Because we think that we need…
Discipline Starts with Me

Discipline Starts With Me

How is the level of your discipline when it comes to your work? What about your employees? The first step in learning to get more accomplished every day is realizing that you are accountable for your own actions. Don't like what's going…
$100 Billion Dollars Worth of Fear

$100 Billion Worth of Fear

Recently I heard a story of a man who lost $100 Billion Dollars. Yep, you read that right. $100,000,000,000 This happened mainly due to fear. So as we sit around and plan and scheme for the new year, I want to share this story about…
No Excuses Mentality for Decorated Apparel Shops

No Excuses Mentality for Decorated Apparel Shops

Quick question: Can your shop operate with a no excuses mentality? For the decorated apparel industry, what does that exactly mean anyway? At best, it's a culture-driven herculean challenge. Worst, it probably means some people you work with…