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Eat the Shit Cookie Instead of the Shit Sandwich

Eat the Shit Cookie Instead of the Shit Sandwich

Have you ever eaten a shit sandwich? I know I have. This is when something so royally gets messed up, that it literally feels like you are chomping down on a turd between two slices of bread. Yuck is right. Sorry to gross you out,…
Setting, Understanding, and Exceeding Your Limits

Setting, Understanding, and Exceeding Your Limits

Do you know your limits? You know, the outside edge of what is possible. People push their limits all the time. Weightlifters want to know the heaviest they can lift. Teenagers want to challenge their parent's authority. Fighter airplane…
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.…
...but it's cheaper

...but it's cheaper

"Then the discussion turned to the reason why they went somewhere else was that it was cheaper." This was a statement made by one of the Shirt Lab Tribe members during a recent open Q&A call for the group. A customer decided that even…
3 Questions You Should Be Asking Right Now

3 Questions You Should Be Asking Right Now

Here are the 3 questions that you should be asking right now: Do we have the right people working here?Are we doing the right things to be successful?Do we do those things right? It doesn't matter what type of business you are in, who…
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.…