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100 Things I Wish I Knew A Long Time Ago

100 Things I Wish I Knew A Long Time Ago

Here are the things that I wish I knew when I was younger. These aren't in any particular order. Hopefully, they bring you some value or fire up a discussion in your shop. Want to add to the list? Leave a comment below! The right…
Man stuck leaning in a doorway.

Are You Stuck?

Are you stuck? It is natural to feel that you aren't making any progress as a shop owner. A common theme with entrepreneurs everywhere is exhaustion, as you are giving every ounce of energy you have trying to keep the train on the tracks.…
The Illusion of Perfection

The Illusion of Perfection

Perfection. We all want it. Strive for it. Lust after it. Even demand it. In the 2009 movie Avatar, the mining company in the film was obsessed with getting a rare mineral. Unobtainium. This was an old engineer joke that director and screenwriter…
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…
It's Not B2B or B2C It's H2H

It's Not B2B or B2C It's H2H

https://vimeo.com/517180945 Recently, I attended a marketing seminar by author Mark Schaefer. It was called "The Uprising." And during that presentation, one of the speakers had had a fantastic quote and I jotted it down as fast as I could...because…
Yes, Your Network Is Still Your Net Worth

Yes, Your Network is Still Your Net Worth

Let's talk about your network. You know, all the friends, suppliers, customers, connections, and people you know that encompass your career. It is, and will always be, who you know that matters. What are you doing to strengthen or build…