Tag: glass shops

May 17, 2022

The War for Talent

I want to follow up on my last blog. One of the continuing issues I hear every day is the challenge of finding good people—as I keep reading, “The War for Talent.” With wage inflation an issue and a shortage of available talent, glass shops are all looking for ways to attract good people. One way is to outbid the competition. This decision can affect […]

May 10, 2022

What Do You Do When A Good Employee Asks For A Raise?

Paul Daniels wrote a great blog last week in our Tuesdays with Paul.  He wrote about an employee (let’s call her Paula) who walked into the office where she works (surprise…the company is Paul’s Glass Shop) and asks Paul, the owner, for a raise.  This happened in April of this year. Paul and Paula spoke for 10 minutes and Paula told Paul she would like […]

May 9, 2017

Do You Do Board-Up Work?

You should be. There is a guy over on the left who just said he is a glass company, not a carpenter at 3 a.m. He’s right. But he isn’t as profitable as a glass company that does the board-up. You need two, two-man teams who are on call. This can be overnight or weekends, one team on call while the other is asleep. Dedicate a […]

November 8, 2016

This is a Glass Blog and Has Nothing To Do with the Cubs Winning in Seven Games

Last week I promised a glass blog instead of the baseball blogs I had written. So a glass blog it will be. I had predicted the Cubs in seven and guess what? So much is happening in our industry. The big news on the East Coast is the sale of JE Berkowitz to the Grey Mountain Partners’ Consolidated Glass Holdings. Is this really more important than baseball? The established, […]

October 25, 2016

Now is the Time to Focus On Your Holiday Sales

We all hate them. The big store displays, the catalogs in the mail, the advertising sections becoming the size of a small whale—and all encouraging you to spend more money with the advertiser. Well, now it your turn. From now until the first of 2017 you can increase sales, very profitable sales at that, by displaying and advertising your products. The most important one is […]