Culture or Profits

Jun 5th, 2024

In the never-ending challenge of running a profitable and growing company, there’s a fine line between culture and profits. You can have both, but it’s not always easy. Sometimes there are sacrifices that are made that could affect one or the other. Questions may arise on how hard to drive your employees. Think “Wolf of […]

Five Mental Health Measures that Work for Me

May 22nd, 2024

What do Vincent Van Gogh, Edgar Allen Poe and in recent years Amanda Bynes have in common? All were some of the greatest artists of their generation and all had notorious struggles with mental health. For the sake of humility and humanization, I will lump myself into the same basket as basket cases. For me, […]

The Worst Thing in Business 

May 8th, 2024

Running a business has many aspects, but none are more important than the people beside you. Seeing team members succeed, develop and grow is a highlight. However, moving on from those who aren’t the right fit is a challenge and, in my opinion, the worst part.  As a business owner, I’ve found this to be […]

Eight Ways AI is a Game-Changer for Window Tinting Businesses

Apr 24th, 2024

Window tinting businesses are constantly seeking innovative ways to stay ahead of the curve.  One innovation making waves across the industry is the integration of artificial intelligence (AI). From streamlining operations to enhancing the quality of service, AI holds immense potential for window tint businesses to thrive in today’s competitive market. Streamlining Operations with AI-powered […]

The Benefits of Attending WFCT

Mar 20th, 2024

The time has finally come: registration is now open for another International Window Film Conference and Tint-Off (WFCT)! I truly hope that this year has started off great for your business and that you are trending in line with the goals you had outlined at the start of this year. But I hope even more […]

Do You Know Your Numbers?

Mar 13th, 2024

As they say on Shark Tank, always “know your numbers!” Financials in business can be complicated or boring but they are crucial to understanding how to make the right decisions. Without the right information on cash flow, profitability, margins and the financial health of the business, you’re flying blind. In times of inflation and high […]

A Home Run Window Tint Ad

Feb 21st, 2024

It was the week before Valentine’s Day when I was served up an ad on Instagram. “How dark is your love?” the nine-second ad asked with a picture of a car in a familiar tinting bay. It was made up by a tint shop local to me in Richmond–a Mechanicsville, Virginia-based Solar Eclipse Window Tinting […]

How to Give Feedback 

Feb 14th, 2024

It’s been said time and time again that in any service-based business, the people are the most important asset to the success of the business. Seeing your employees succeed is probably one of the most rewarding aspects of owning a business. At the same time, managing them can be the hardest part of running a […]

Talent vs. Work Ethic

Jan 17th, 2024

People like to debate which is more important: to be born with talent or have a great work ethic. The easy answer is to have both, but we all can’t be Michael Jordan or Kobe Bryant. In sports it’s pretty easy to differentiate the players with gifted talent and those who work hard and put […]

Look at These Goals

Jan 10th, 2024

Happy 2024! I hope the New Year has started off great for you and that 2023 ended with a bang! Everywhere you turn, pundits are discussing the economy and how an election year can affect consumer spending. What can you do to help your business when things are outside of your control? Set goals! Setting […]