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A Guide for Finding Employees

A Guide for Finding Employees

Do you need more employees right now? Chances are that you do. I'm constantly speaking with business owners, and almost all are lamenting that they can't find enough qualified help these days. Many businesses are in a pickle. During the…
The Illusion of Perfection

The Illusion of Perfection

Perfection. We all want it. Strive for it. Lust after it. Even demand it. In the 2009 movie Avatar, the mining company in the film was obsessed with getting a rare mineral. Unobtainium. This was an old engineer joke that director and screenwriter…
Problem solving starts with questions

Problem Solving Starts With Questions

In any business, there will always be problems to solve. Depending on who you are, a problem can be a gigantic headache to one person, and an incredible opportunity for another. I was speaking with a business leader the other day about the…
SOPs and How To Write Them

SOPs And How To Write Them

SOPs or Standard Operating Procedures are needed in every business. SOPs are the recipe for creating consistent, predictable, and repeatable results. Why are they needed? Simple. Because they answer these questions: Who? Who is…
Stop Doing This

Stop Doing This For Better Results

This article is about stopping. Usually, I write and post articles that are based on the idea of starting something. Using a new technique, trying out a new decoration method, marketing idea, or sales approach. This week, I'm taking a different…

Shop Improvement Series: Accelerate Your Art Department

Recently in the Shirt Lab Tribe live Q&A session on Zoom, the group discussion was focused on ways to run an Art Department better. As a former art director, I have some viewpoints on this and thought it would make a good topic for an…