Pete Lovelace from Booster Spiritwear will be back behind the microphone on Friday to talk about What’s Next for Apparel Businesses. Yes, Pete is the "confetti guy" and always brings excitement to the show. Be sure to tune in as Pete gazes into his crystal ball to speculate on the decoration industry's future and how we can make the right moves in our business for success.
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What's Next for Apparel Businesses? Aaron: Pete the last time we had you on you got the unenviable slot of joining us on March 20th, 2020. It was about the time we were all coming to grips with what COVID meant to us and you were still gracious enough to help us explore Being a Virtuous Leader. We appreciate that! Maybe we can just start us off with another check-in. It's been 10 months, how are things at Booster?Terry: When we reached out to have you back on the show, I know Aaron wanted to discuss a recent article he saw of yours in the Printing United Journal. If the regulators want to check it out they can go to 2regularguys.com/whatsnext. So let’s start there. What was the inspiration for that article and what did you hope it could do for the reader?Aaron: So in that article, you start off with mindset, A quote that really stood out to me was “It’s not a good use of leadership’s time to continue focusing on how to keep the lights on and make a quick sale”. Can you explain that?Aaron: So talk to us about keeping clients for life.Terry: We need to offer our customers the best tools to buy from us. Let’s discuss Stabilizing Operations.Terry: You talk about reconfiguring your business. What does that mean exactly?Aaron: Thanks for giving us the deep dive into that article and what is next for apparel businesses.