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How to Give Up Control

How to Give Up Control

Deep inside we are all control freaks. I know I am. Personally, I am very picky and like things handled a certain way. That's the ENTJ-Commander in me. "It's my way or the highway." Have you ever said that? Or my personal favorite…
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…
Prepare and Build for the Future of Your Shop

Prepare and Build For the Future of Your Shop

As this pandemic drags on, more changes are headed our way in the decorated apparel industry. A few shifts that are happening in the marketplace probably won't stick, but others will certainly have longer legs. This article is about those…
7 Ways to Connect with Customers Now

7 Ways to Connect with Customers Now

Are you working on your "Next Normal" yet for your business? You should be. What I mean by this is that going forward how you interacted and marketed to customers may not work the same way that you are used to. There is a "Next Normal"…
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…
Map Out Your Next Six Weeks

Map Out Your Next Six Weeks

For your business, what are you doing six weeks from now? Oh, you don't know? Like most shops, I'll bet you probably are only concerned with the orders for the next day or two. And that's it. Here's a trick I want you to try. Instead…