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Fear is the Wrong Motivator

Fear is The Wrong Motivator

Let's talk about Fear, with a capital "F". It's a big topic, so I have to ask: Are your employees afraid of you? I know some of you will state, "Well they should be. I'm the boss!" I get it. You may even enjoy throwing your weight around.…
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,…
Shirt Lab Tribe Become a Founding Member

Shirt Lab Tribe: Become a Founding Member

This past week proved to be a significant one for Shirt Lab. We had 2,646 people from around the world participate in our first online event, the Shirt Lab Summit. Hopefully you were part of that group. If you were, thank you very much…
Your Best Employee Probably Won't Be A Good Manager

Your Best Employee Probably Won't Be A Good Manager

One benefit that comes from speaking with decorated apparel industry business owners on a constant basis is that you get to hear their challenges. They are all looking for a solution to their problems, and a good number of them shoot these…
Employee Ghosting

Employee Ghosting Pushes Need For Better Strategy

Has your shop ever been the victim of employee ghosting? This is when one person, for whatever reason, simply doesn't come back to work. One minute they are there. The next? Poof. It's confusing and frustrating. And, like it or not,…
How Do You Solve A Problem for Maria - Marshall Atkinson

How Do You Solve A Problem for Maria?

Maria has a problem.  She's been employed in your shop for about eight months now.  Maria really loves her job, and working in the decorated apparel industry suits her. She's smart.  Good with her hands.  A quick learner.  Creative. That's…