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The Way We've Always Done It

The Way We've Always Done It

Do you feel that your shop sometimes is trapped in a rut? Sure, you have years of cranking out orders, but somehow things just aren't the way they should be? It's a nagging feeling really, and you can't quite put your finger on it. Take…
Calculating the Lifetime Customer Value for Your Shop2019

Calculating the Lifetime Customer Value for Your Shop

How much is a customer worth to you? Most people would say "everything", and be 100% correct. But still, there is a way for you to calculate what a typical customer for your shop is worth. Do you know how to do this? No? That's ok.…
Discipline Starts with Me

Discipline Starts With Me

How is the level of your discipline when it comes to your work? What about your employees? The first step in learning to get more accomplished every day is realizing that you are accountable for your own actions. Don't like what's going…
Accounting Can't Control Customer Experiences

Accounting Can't Control Customer Experiences

Here's one for you today. Are your customer experiences being controlled by the accounting department? I don't have a beef with accountants. By large they are lovely people. But if your customer experience and marketing is controlled by…
High Fives and Gratitude

High Fives and Gratitude

This article is all about Gratitude, with a capital "G". Thanks! That's right. I want to give you a big High Five and Thank You for reading my blog posts, eBooks, and talking to me about your shop. In December of 2010, I started Atkinson…
Avalanche of Accountability

Avalanche of Accountability

How is the accountability level in your shop? You know, the daily level of "Get 'Er Done"! I'm not singling out production either. They often get the short end of the stick when other departments upstream don't hit all of their goals like…