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The Challenge Challenge

Today I want to outline the need to challenge yourself. I'm going to do that by challenging you. That's right. This is the "challenge-challenge." You and your business will not progress positively unless you constantly try new things.…
Workflow Balance

Workflow Balance

How balanced is your shop with your processes? Are you on schedule? Do you have bottlenecks in your shop that you can't locate? Sometimes this can be a hidden problem, so let's shed some light on the subject. For example, let's talk about…
Performance is Infectious

Performance is Infectious

If there is one thing I've learned in this industry over the past few decades it is that performance is infectious. If you have outstanding high-performing staff, others will start to push upward to be like them. But if you have slackers,…
Shop Improvement Series: Problem Solving

Shop Improvement Series: Problem Solving

Quick. Name a problem that your business faces today. I know you have one. Every business does. But what are you doing about them? For many decorated apparel industry businesses most aren't working on them as they are constantly head…
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…
Better Before Cheaper

Better Before Cheaper

Here's a mindset that I would like you to strongly consider, "Better Before Cheaper". You may have heard similar phrases like this before. "Buy nice or buy twice." "You get what you pay for." You get the drill. But how does this…