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COVID-19 Business Survival Guide

COVID-19 Business Survival Guide

Here's an article I never thought that I would have to write. In fact, I have another one that was ready to go, but I scrapped it at the last minute because I feel that this is more critical. For most businesses in this industry 2020 started…
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…
Take the 50 Point Self Assessment

50 Point Self-Assessment

Someone asked me the other day, "Marshall, how do I know if I'm a good candidate for coaching?" That's a great question. One thing is for certain, and that's every shop in the decorated apparel industry is different. Different customers,…
Perfect is the Enemy of Done

Perfect is the Enemy of Done

Perfect. What's that mean anyway? For a lot of people, including me, things don't get started because of that notion. The right time. More money. The knowledge to accomplish the task. People to help out. Because we think that we need…
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…
Fundamental Skills Predict Final Outcomes

Fundamental Skills Predict Final Outcomes

How are your shop's core fundamental skills? Somewhere along the way, many decorated apparel industry businesses have lost the fact that their level of ability to complete core tasks with predictable excellence drives their level of craftsmanship. Yep.…