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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…
Shop Improvement Series: Receiving Department

Shop Improvement Series: Receiving Department

When was the last time you overhauled your Receiving Department processes? I ask this to shop owners from time to time, and the answer is usually the same. Never. Most everyone is always focused on two things, the sales end of the stick,…
Punch Fear in the Face

Punch Fear in the Face

Occasionally, you have to punch fear in the face. Admit it. There is something that you have been wanting to do for some time now but haven't started. Sitting over here at my desk, I don't have a clue what that might be. But I do know…
Shop Improvement Series: Win More Sales

Shop Improvement Series: How to Win Sales in the Next Year

It's no secret that the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic have amplified some consumer trends that have been lurching along for the last few years. Most business owners have put off changing or adapting to these trends because basically the…
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.…