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Don't Trust Your Process

Don't Trust Your Process

Let's talk about processes. First of all, do you have them? I mean, REALLY have them? I don't want to sound like I don't believe you, but I have to come clean here...I keep bumping into shops that SAY they have processes. But after a…
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.…
Innovating by Skipping Steps

Innovating By Skipping Steps

Have you thought about skipping steps in what you do? Yes, I'm absolutely positive that sounds completely weird coming from me. I'm a process and procedure guy. Efficiency. Workflow. Continuous improvement. All that jazz. You know…
Daily Habits Foster Momentum

Daily Habits Foster Momentum

Let's talk about the concept of momentum for a minute. If we look up the word in the dictionary we'll find: PHYSICS The quantity of motion of a moving body, measured as a product of its mass and velocity.The impetus gained by a moving object."The…
Upgrade Your Receiving Department Processes

Upgrade Your Receiving Department Processes

The time is now to upgrade your Receiving Department Processes. Why? For starters, you are not working the same way as you were pre-COVID. We used to get the inventory for any order in one shipment, or maybe occasionally two. These…
Looking Ahead So You Don't Fall Behind

Looking Ahead So You Don't Fall Behind

How far are you looking ahead? Summer is ending. School is ramping up and fall sports are starting. COVID is getting scarier again. Maybe. A few weeks ago I wrote about two trends. One was the supply chain disruption, and the other was the…