Grow With The Power Of No!

There is nothing like rejection to increase your sales! Most of us feel that the worst thing about being in sales is the rejection. The fact that someone does not want what we have to sell. The feeling that someone does not like us enough to want to buy from us can be heartbreaking if […]

Getting More With Gratefulness

  Where did we get this idea that bosses and business owners have to be tough; that we are not going to show our employees that we appreciate their efforts in making our company better? Whenever a company gets into trouble the first thing they do is “cut headcount”, for some reason this makes the […]

Astonishing Customer Experiences

I Should Have Thought of That! If you often see a new idea that impresses you, and you think, “I should have thought of that!” I agree with you. Yes, you should have thought of that. You should have spent more time thinking about how you can do things better. You should be spending a […]

PCB Reps Are Back!

After years of avoiding representing PCB shops, the reps are back looking for a good company, or two, to represent. There are a couple reasons for this. One is the onshoring of the market due to the pandemic and the tariffs. The other is that they feel – and several have told me this – […]

10 Ways To Bring PCB Business Back To America

The winds of globalism seem to be blowing in our direction; and I see indicators that we can bring at least a significant portion of the PCB market back to America in the next few years. That is if we stick together and do things right. Here are 10 ways we can bring the PCB […]

PCB Heroics

The PCB is not a commodity Normally I am a pretty mild mannered guy. But if you want to see me really get riled up, then call a printed circuit board a commodity! As I have said a million times a 28 layer blind and buried printed circuit board is not, nor will it ever […]

What Is Your Purpose?

I bet you have never been asked that question before, right? Sure, we all talk about what our company’s mission is, but we seldom, if ever talk about what our purpose is. Now let me make the prediction that if this is the first time you hear the question, it will not be the last.  […]

More On Hiring…Again

Yes, this problem continues to challenge us as we head into 2021. I know of companies that have twenty or thirty job openings right now and are having a hard time finding people to apply, never mind filling them. One would think that with unemployment the way it is these days people would be storming […]