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Top 10 Things Employees Value

Top 10 Things Employees Value

Do you need employees? Companies everywhere are starving for them. Lately, I haven't spoken to a business owner or manager in our industry that isn't looking for at least one more new hire to fill out their roster. For some shops, they…
Your customer buying behavior has changed

Your Customer Buying Behavior has Changed

Are you seeing a shift in how your customer's are doing business with you? Yes? No? For many of the business owners that I am talking to every week, there certainly seems to be something going on. Many are highly concerned. Anxiety…
Value Mapping Your Business

Value Mapping Your Business

While most shop owners and leaders spend a lot of the day pushing orders through the system and making sure everything ships on time, not much time is spent actually looking at the processes in place or how the financial paddle propels their…
3 Ways to Build Trust

3 Ways to Build Trust

Here is the cold hard truth. Nobody is going to buy anything from you unless you establish trust first. In fact, part of the sales cycle that I talk about a lot with my coaching clients and classes is the Know, Like, Trust, Buy sales funnel.…
There's No Award For Being Busy

There's No Award For Being Busy

Quite often I ask a shop owner, "Hey, how's it going?" The usual response is, "Great! We are so busy!" That's fantastic. But are you making money? Profitable? That is a different concept entirely. Here's why I'm bringing this…

Together Is Better: Notes from ThreadX19

ThreadX19 in San Diego was a smashing success at generating an avalanche of ideas and networking opportunities for garment decorators. During the last three days, I asked many attendees, "Why are you here?".  I got basically two answers…