Tag: glass

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 […]

April 19, 2022

Glass Expo Northeast Wrap Up – the Industry is Seeking Knowledge

In the last two weeks, I have had a chance to attend two trade shows: Glass Expo Northeast, which was held in Long Island, New York, and the 2022 Glass and Glazing Forum run by the Finishing Trades Institute in Southern California. It was great to be part of these in-person events. They were both very well attended by vendors as well as trade professionals, […]

October 19, 2021

Are You Willing To Place A Bet On People?

What are the odds on this bet? What would I win? Can I lose? Here are the answers: The odds are 70-30 in your favor; your win would be a new employee or two, and yes, you could lose. But that is what betting is all about. Roughly a quarter of a million, mostly men, are released from federal, state, and local prisons every year, and […]