Welcome to the new world marketplace!… I once had great fear of the idea of competing with places like China. They can make a hat, embroidered on 4 locations, with a sandwich bill and use “puff” embroidery and do it for $2.75 each. If I create that same hat, even if I give my employees the day off and do it myself, I would have … Continue reading Dealing with a world economy
Today’s outside worker has had to conform to the new apparel codes established in 2010. The rules are as follows: High Visibility Safety Apparel and Headwear Standard In January 2010, the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) approved a revised edition of the standard, ANSI/ISEA 107-2010 (formerly ANSI/ISEA 107-2004). This standard provides a uniform, authoritative guide for the design, performance specifications, and use of high-visibility and … Continue reading Safety apparel sales hits all time high.
I used to be able to just hang freshly printed tee shirts on the fence in front of my house and have people pull over and ask me to do their shirts. Ahhh….so simple. Like the old days, you walk past a farm with a table out front displaying vegetables and you just pick up a bag full and pay them for it. No SEO … Continue reading Small steps
I see I have been very consistant in posting to this blob…once a year, in February, weather I need it or not! This year I am early. I think wearing 15 hats and trying to make it in business has to be one of the most difficult things in the world. I know housewives have it rough, not intending to dis them, but the challanges … Continue reading Small Business…who’s got time?
I think that the reason people are self absorbed when it comes to networking, is that they are not confident. Continue reading Network Hogs
I know this has been said before, but let me reiterate. Market share is smaller, but there is still work to be had. If other companies fall out of customer view due to financial concerns, your promotional efforts will become larger. Promote smart, keep costs lower, but get your name out. It seams like we need to place dozens of ads these days, right? It used to be, … Continue reading Not a time for the faint of heart when it comes to promoting yourself.