Michael Riley

Michael Riley

The Sign Burrito

Appears in 24 Episodes

Chill The F$&k Out // Dan Yoder of Sign Art Studio

In this episode, we're joined by Dan Yoder - the owner of Sign Art Studio, a killer sign shop with 30 people near Madison, Wisconsin. Dan has been in the industry sinc...

Art Department Efficiency // Adam Wold of Creative Sign Designs

Having been in the industry for 23 years, Adam started as a production employee within a franchised sign company. From there, he moved into production management, then...

Will it be fun? // Dan Sawatzky of Imagination Corporation //

This episode is sponsored by:GCI Digital ImagingYour large/grand format trade printing partnerOwner T.J. Bedacht and his team focus on providing old-school customer se...

Your Success is on You // Brad Rapone of Trade Wraps and TORQ

This episode is sponsored by:GCI Digital ImagingYour large/grand format trade printing partnerOwner T.J. Bedacht and his team focus on providing old-school customer se...

Signs of Balance // Shane Durnford of Jayce Fox Studio

You’ve seen his work even if you didn’t know his name. Legendary sign crafter Shane Durnford joins us for a mindblowing conversation about our chosen craft. 🤯 Shane op...

Getting on the Right Track // Joe Arenella - Signtracker

Having owned two sign businesses and a software company that creates shop management software for the sign industry, Joe Arenella has seen the industry from a few diff...

Happy Hour with Jeff Sherman

We're joined by Jeff Sherman for this special happy-hour episode. Be warned 🤣 – we're a little loose.An old friend with an epic beard – Jeff Sherman has 20+ years of s...

Remodeling Your Business // Maggie Harlow - Owner of Signarama Downtown - Louisville KY

We're joined by Maggie Harlow – the successful owner of Signarama Downtown in Louisville KY. She's a leader in the industry and also a columnist for Signs of The Times...

Rising To The Challenge // Karrie Brock - Owner of FASTSIGNS Toledo

We're joined by national brand and sign package award winner Karrie Brock – owner of two FASTSIGNS locations / Toledo and Maumee OH. We discuss her conversion from an ...

Art Department Automation // Brian Saetre - Founder of TaskOS and ArtworkIQ

Join us as dive into automating your art department with automation guru Brian Saetre. Brian founded an artwork services company before creating his latest proejct Tas...

Elevating Our Craft // Interview with Tom McIltrot - Founder of SignCraft Magazine

Join us for an interview with sign industry legend - Tom McIlltrot – one of the founders of SignCraft magazine. Michael described this episode as his "Christmas" – giv...

How To Choose Your Sign Shop Management Software

This is definitely the song that never ends 🐑. Right up there with pricing questions – "What sign shop management software are you using?" is asked weekly in every sig...

How to Grow Your Shop in a Small Town // Chris Fleniken of Real Graphics

One of the questions that we get all the time is "How do I grow my shop?". It's usually followed by "in a small city or town". Not every sign maker lives in a large me...

Design Like Lives are at Stake // Dan Antonelli of KickCharge Creative

Industry legend – Dan Antonelli of KickCharge Creative joins us to talk about his new book Branded Not Blanded and to discuss why you're playing with fire if you're no...

Navigating Your Shop's Legacy // Taylor Kraenzel of Vizion Signs

How did you get your start in the industry? Guest Taylor Kraenzel joins us to talk carrying on his grandfather's legacy and all the challenges that come along with tak...

How to Lose an Employee in 10 Days: Lessons on Building A Killer Team // Jeff Sherman

Are you struggling with finding and keeping good employees? Learn what it really takes to onboard a new employee and how to keep valuable team members motivated and en...

The Importance of Customer Experience // TJ Bedacht - GCI Digital

Your success as a shop owner depends on your customer's success You want your customer to have the best possible experience with your business. Join us as we talk to g...

When To Invest In Your Shop

The guys tackle three more questions from readers. 1) When should you invest in your shop? 2) How do I handle a client that's unhappy with their sign or print? and las...

Outsourcing Your Way To Freedom // Jeremy Siegers - Sharp Mill Graphics

Michael and Bryant discuss outsourcing as a way to improve your business AND your lifestyle. The guys interview Jeremy Siegers of Sharp Mill Graphics on how he's trans...

Shop Owner Q&A - August

Peter, Michael, and Bryant answer questions from listeners on how to manage shop minimums, how much to pay yourself as a shop owner, and how to get new leads for your ...

Stop Fumbling The Handoff

Michael, Peter, and Bryant talk about the common place that things breakdown in a sign or print shop – handoffs between departments. The guys discuss the challenges an...

Growing Pains // Luc Michaud of Signtek Industries

Michael, Peter, and Bryant tackle how to manage rapid growth in your shop. The guys interview Luc Michaud of Signtek about how his shop is tackling their own growth ch...

Leave The Faucet Running

Michael, Peter, and Bryant debate where to spend your time and money when working on your marketing. Learn some of their favorite ideas for marketing your sign shop.

Pricing Problems

The inaugural episode of the podcast – Peter, Michael, and Bryant discuss the biggest problem they've seen in the industry – pricing yourself too cheap. Learn how to k...

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