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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.…
You Can't Boil the Ocean - Marshall Atkinson

You Can't Boil The Ocean

  Have you ever heard this phrase, "You Can't Boil the Ocean"? I stumbled upon it a few months ago somewhere and jotted it down in my journal.  (Yes, I started journaling last year to improve my writing and idea flow). Can you…
How SanMar Works Processing Your Orders - Marshall Atkinson

How SanMar Works: Processing Your Orders

  Have you ever wondered how your order gets picked once you hit the submit button at SanMar? I know I have. One of the things I was able to line up at this past January's ISS Long Beach show was a behind the scenes look at the…
Automagically Problem Solve - Marshall Atkinson

Automagically Problem Solve

  Today I want to talk about what it takes to “Automagically Problem Solve”. Does it sound too corny? I made up that phrase last year during a conversation and it stuck with me. It sounded then like a good blog article title…