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Start Up Procedures

Key to Better Shop Efficiency? Start Up Procedures

Just. Start. Already. How you do that can make a gigantic difference to your overall shop efficiency. What do you emphasize in your company? When I travel and go to shops, one of the things I love to observe is how the entire company starts…
Pulling the Trigger on Termination

Pulling the Trigger on Termination

Over the last month or so, I've been on a few phone calls with shop owners that have been struggling with the idea on when to pull the trigger on termination for an employee. They know they need to do it, but the fear of the unknown governs…
Teach the Elephant in the Room to Dance

Teach the Elephant in the Room to Dance

Do you see that? Standing right next to you is an elephant in the room. You know it's there. It smells like something familiar. Occasionally you get a glimpse of it out of the corner of your eye and that reminds you that you need to do something…
Fundamental Skills Predict Final Outcomes

Fundamental Skills Predict Final Outcomes

How are your shop's core fundamental skills? Somewhere along the way, many decorated apparel industry businesses have lost the fact that their level of ability to complete core tasks with predictable excellence drives their level of craftsmanship. Yep.…
Warning! There is a Thief in Your Shop! - Marshall Atkinson

Warning!  There is a Thief in Your Shop!

Don’t look now, but you are being robbed blind and you don’t even know it.  This particular thief is sneaky, devious, and is virtually invisible. If you could somehow make out the face of this culprit, would you recognize it?  Maybe.…