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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…
Shirt Lab Rocks!

Shirt Lab Rocks!

Shirt Lab Rocks! There. I said it. I'm a little biased because it was my baby. But about fifteen minutes before the official start time last Saturday I thought I was going to throw up. Those butterflies felt like pterodactyls. I've…
No Excuses Mentality for Decorated Apparel Shops

No Excuses Mentality for Decorated Apparel Shops

Quick question: Can your shop operate with a no excuses mentality? For the decorated apparel industry, what does that exactly mean anyway? At best, it's a culture-driven herculean challenge. Worst, it probably means some people you work with…

3 Secrets On Outsourcing Art

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Have you ever thought about outsourcing your art? I know. Your creative team rocks. I've been there. I was an art director for 14 years. But in the last few years, many shops have started outsourcing their art tasks to creative teams in…

Are You Busy Being Busy Or Busy Being Profitable?

Quick question: Are you busy being busy or busy being profitable? It is a probing question that you should answer. Your goal for your business should be to maximize the profit as much as possible, right? So why do you take on work that…
Sharing Your Prized Seed Corn

Sharing Your Prized Seed Corn

Just what is prized seed corn? How can the concept of farming be comparable to the decorated apparel industry anyway? Here's a parable: "There was an old farmer who grew exceptional quality corn. It always grew tall and thick in his fields.…