Tag: glass

July 26, 2022

Can Too Much Business be Bad for Your Company?

When I started in the glass business in 1980 (it seems like only yesterday) as an outside sales rep in New England, I will never forget something a customer shared with me early in my career. At the time, I was unaware that you shouldn’t ask to see the owner of a large company when you sell gloves and razor blades. So, when I called […]

June 28, 2022

The AIA Conference in Chicago Raised Many New Issues

Last week I attended the AIA Conference in Chicago. This was their first conference in three years. It was well attended, and everyone seemed optimistic about business. Most architects that I spoke with said that they were back in the office, and many were requesting in-person lunch and learns. It was good to see architects optimistic, as they are working on future projects that will […]

May 31, 2022

Small Improvements Every Day will Make a Big Difference in your Business

You don’t want to wait until your business slows down or you lose an employee to start looking for ways to make your company more productive. In today’s market, with inflation, gas prices soaring and shortages nibbling away at your bottom line, it’s important to look for ways to streamline your operations. A lot of companies talk about continuous improvement; the successful ones make it […]

May 24, 2022

“Good Grief,” Says Charlie Brown

In the cartoon world, the animated character Charlie Brown walks around and says “Good grief” at least once in every show. That’s his trademark saying. Unfortunately, there is and never has been good grief. This does affect each and every company in the world, including our glass industry in North America. Whenever someone passes away, other people, are emotionally affected. Grief, upon a death, causes […]

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 […]