WATCH: PrintHustlers Conf 2020 | Tom Bouwer: Getting a Grip on Your Print Shop

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Get a grip on your business!

Entrepreneurial operating system expert Tom Bouwer joins us to share his knowledge about EOS and "Traction," a legendary book that teaches you to take control of your business. Learn simple tactics and tools you can use to master your business strategy – these are things you can implement TOMORROW and start seeing results IMMEDIATELY!

What exactly does Tom suggest to do in your business? Well, he covers a TON of ground in this action-packed presentation – so you'll want to take it all in a few times – but he develops a comprehensive way to have the right people, vision, data, issues, traction, and process in your business.

Can you define your core values? Your core focus? Your 10-year target? And how about the final linking piece – the marketing strategy? Tom shows you how businesses can capitalize on understanding their mission and specifying it to drive business forward. But it's not about taking the time once to draft a bunch of documents and then forget them! You have to revisit these ideas in a scheduled, regimented way to stay consistent.

Tom's book, What The Heck is EOS?is a delightful companion to Traction.

Watch our interview with Tom Bouwer before PrintHusters Conf 2020

90 day objectives, level 10 meetings, and issue solving. What are these?

They're tools to take your first step toward a better functioning shop. “Progress; not perfection,” Tom urged. 

All screen printing shops have taken a hit in some capacity these past few months. No matter where you are, there is no better time than now to build a new system and healthier culture for the sake of your business's future. 

Reflect on what you really want from your business. Screen print shop growth comes with real problems, so don't think it's a cakewalk.

Tom suggests taking the time to set core values and ensure they're consistent throughout the entirety of your print shop. Setting KPIs (key performance indicators) for each individual, as well as your shop as a whole, will guide your decision making. 

It doesn’t need to be perfect, you just need to start with something. These numbers don’t need to be accurate, but at least they give you direction and show if you’re doing it the same way every week or doing better or worse. 

Tom has found the only way to grow stronger is a conscious effort to design growth into the very structure of your business.

“If you don’t have scalability, you’re not going to be able to grow. Structure first,” Tom shared. 

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Without them, this conference would not have been possible.

These are companies that support the PrintHustlers Conf mission: to elevate the entire screen printing industry and connect you to the best resources available.


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