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Aaron Montgomery

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The Surprising Habit Limiting Small Business Growth

The Surprising Habit Limiting Small Business Growth

Introduction to Success and Its Meaning

Success is a word I utilize a lot, in fact, it is a word used to describe my company, Our Success Group. But what does it mean can often get lost as we strive to reach it? To some, it is measured in money, to others it is measured in lives affected. To others, it means being happy and fulfilled. Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary says it is defined as a “favorable or desired outcome.” Your definition and the way you measure it is crucial to ultimately say you are a success. How do you measure and define success?

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How can I Spend More Time Working ON my Business?

How can I Spend More Time Working ON my Business?

As we work to create a growing business, we often find ourselves caught in a relentless cycle of day-to-day tasks, leaving little room to step back and view the bigger picture. The concept of working ON your business, rather than getting bogged down working IN it, is a transformative mindset that promises not just growth, but a rekindling of the passion or zest for why you started your business to begin with. “I don’t have time for that,” you might think, or “Isn’t that just diverting from crucial daily tasks?” But what if I told you that finding time isn’t about searching—it’s about creating? And it’s not just beneficial; it’s non-negotiable for your business’s growth and your fulfillment.

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Why Spend Time Working ON Your Business

Why Spend Time Working ON Your Business

Ready to talk about an uncommon mindset that I believe is a FUNdamental topic that every business owner must understand? That mindset is the distinction between working ON your business and working IN it. I want you to understand why you must make the distinction and why you must find a way to commit time to work ON your business, not just always in it. This distinction might seem subtle, but it can be the game-changer in how you approach your business and, ultimately, how successful you become. Share in the comments your thoughts on working ON your business versus working IN it. Do you make time to work ON your business currently? If not why? Do you see the value in working ON your business?

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Hiring New Employees

Hiring New Employees

Hiring new employees is probably the hardest thing any small business will ever do. Attracting the right employees and retaining them is as important if not more than attracting and retaining customers. These employees not only will be interacting with you and the rest of your staff, they will also be interacting with your customers and other stakeholders, so finding the right fit at all levels of jobs in your company is crucial. Yet, the act of hiring new employees is many times and after though and just something that is done when you absolutely need help. Here are a few tips:

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All-Over Dye Sublimation - Why, How and What

All-Over Dye Sublimation – Why, How and What

As a relative newbie in the garment decorating industry (only 16 years so far) I find that sometimes discussing decoration with the veterans (old guys as my friend Terry Combs, who is an old guy, likes to say) can be an interesting conversation. Many are hardcore screen printing or some will even dip their toe … Read more

Dealing with those Pesky Transfer Lines

Dealing with those Pesky Transfer Lines

There are tons of great benefits of working with sublimation and 100% polyester garments things like moisture wicking, durability, soft hand, and beautifully bright, vibrant colors are just a few of them. Unfortunately, there is also a little drawback: those little transfer lines can ruin a perfectly good sublimation shirt.

Fortunately, several steps can be used to eliminate those transfer lines, and typically some combination of the steps or using all of them combined will solve this issue. You need to test to see what method or methods will work best for you and your setup. There is no magic button as there are several variables in this, like the type of shirt, your heat-press, the pressure and temperature used, and other issues that could be causing the transfer lines.

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Sales Tip – Basing your sales call goals on getting told NO!

Sales Tip – Basing your sales call goals on getting told NO!

So you have read the title of this blog and you must be thinking I have lost my mind, but this is not a new sales tip. Throughout my career in sales and marketing, I have heard this strategy in several different variations. I am not sure who originally coined it and definitely not taking credit for its invention, but I think it is very beneficial technique to generate business. Personally, I compare this approach to a similar strategy for playing Blackjack. Side note, I’m a horrible Blackjack player and seem to be the guy who can have a 20 with the dealer showing a 6 and inevitably the dealer will pull a 5 card for 21! But…I am not crazy; this really is a good sales tip. I have heard it from other professionals and it makes sense.

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Heat Printing Types

Heat Printing Types

I get to attend dozens of trade show every year. At these shows I learn something new each time, but I also notice that for the 17 years I have been attending our industry trade events most people have some of the same questions, just worded a different way. Many of the people attending are new to our heat printing industry. One of the biggest questions that I get from those folks is what are the best heat printing types to use for printing garments? The answer to this questions can be a bit of a challenge as there is not one magic bullet set-up that is going to decorate all types and colors of garment. Each process has its pros and cons. I typically answer that question by asking them what their target market is and going from there. Since this is a blog and starts out as a one sided conversation I figured the best way to answer that question would be to give you a brief rundown of the 5 main heat printing types.

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Success in Apparel Sublimation

Success in Apparel Sublimation

One of the real areas for Success in Apparel Sublimation is in the value proposition. Like it or not, polyester is here to stay, and the ability to sell a polyester garment at a premium draws most people to sublimation for apparel decoration.

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Success in Apparel Sublimation

Success in Apparel Sublimation

One of the real areas for Success in Apparel Sublimation is in the value proposition. Like it or not, polyester is here to stay, and the ability to sell a polyester garment at a premium draws most people to sublimation for apparel decoration.

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