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Importance of Change

Importance of Change

Change. I don't know about you, but I feel that right now we are at a critical juncture in the industry. Costs are rising all the time and from every direction. Garment inventory is sketchy or non-existent.New technologies are emerging.…
Leading Small Before Leading Big

Leading Small Before Leading Big

Let's talk about leading people. Specifically employees. What are you doing right now to train the next crop of managers in your shop? If you are like most business owners, a leadership development program isn't something that you have…
2021: We don't know what we don't know

2021: We Don't Know What We Don't Know

2021 is just around the corner. I've been thinking a lot about it lately. My office whiteboard is scribbled with industry event dates that may or may not happen, creative ideas I want to pursue, and even some items I need to finish and launch. Of…
Prepare and Build for the Future of Your Shop

Prepare and Build For the Future of Your Shop

As this pandemic drags on, more changes are headed our way in the decorated apparel industry. A few shifts that are happening in the marketplace probably won't stick, but others will certainly have longer legs. This article is about those…
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…