The Small Business Development Center Florida

Free Government Resources to Help You Start a Business

For this post we chatted with Bill Burnham from the Florida Small Business Development Center.  We get the same basic questions in the Custom Apparel Startups Facebook Group that all small businesses, startups, or entrepreneurs ask. Things like: where do I get...
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Top 7 Blog Posts and Podcasts For Making More Money

The Most Important Blog Post Top 7 Blog Posts or Podcasts for Making More Money If you were ever only going to read 6 blog posts, which ones would they be? Just like sitcoms have mashup shows, we wanted to take this post to look back and highlight 6 blog posts that...
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What to do with $1,000

What to do with $1,000 Now

Marketing Brainstorm What to do with $1,000 Now You've got $1,000 set aside, but deciding what to do with it is a big deal. You don't want to waste it (and we've got a podcast on stop wasting money on marketing). In the marketing world, however, in some ways $1,000 is...
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50 Cups of Coffee

and Other Things You Should Do What are we talking about when we say "50 cups of coffee"? Before we get into it, we want to share a story. Scott Colman, who is the owner and president of ColDesi, is a member of the CEO council which is a local Tampa Bay area group of...
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What to do with $1,000 Now

Marketing Brainstorm What to do with $1,000 Now You've got $1,000 set aside, but deciding what to do with it is a big deal. You don't want to waste it (and we've got a podcast on stop wasting money on marketing). In the marketing world, however, in some ways $1,000 is...

50 Cups of Coffee

and Other Things You Should Do What are we talking about when we say "50 cups of coffee"? Before we get into it, we want to share a story. Scott Colman, who is the owner and president of ColDesi, is a member of the CEO council which is a local Tampa Bay area group of...

Making More Money

By Learning These Things The reason we’re talking about learning, is because it’s very likely that you’re already in business and that you’re working pretty hard. You make X dollars last month, you worked all the hours that you could possibly work, and you worked just...

Winning Against Bigger Businesses

We’ve previously done a post on You vs. the Competition and what we covered in there is how to be unique, how to use your personal touch to get an edge, and how to not be afraid of that competition. What we want to talk about specifically today is battling the big...

Equipment Leasing Tips with John Sullivant

We spoke with John Sullivant about leasing equipment. Why you should or shouldn't and what the benefit are as opposed to buying the equipment outright. It's such a common question from our customers. I work with Adia Capital, a financial partner of Coldesi. I actually...

Success Tips – Home Based Businesses

Build a Successful Custom Apparel Business from your own Home People run their businesses from home all the time. So today we want to talk about success tips in custom t shirts, embroidery and bling in that home-based business. How are you going to set yourself up for...

Business Success Stories – Tom Rumbaugh

T Shirt Printer, Embroidery Business Owner - Real Life in Apparel Decorating   Tom is now a Coldesi salesperson, former business owner and has been in the industry since 1992. We wanted to learn about Tom's experience in the business before he came to Coldesi. I...

Social Media Planning for Apparel Decorators

Social Media for someone into printing custom t shirts, running an embroidery business or especially making and selling rhinestone t-shirts or transfers can be an incredibly effective marketing tool One of the biggest struggles that custom t shirt printers, and others...

Creating Lifelong Customers

Customer Experience Matters Creating Lifelong Customers Walt Disney World has mastered the concept of customer experience, from the smells, to the doorknobs, to the balloon sellers. People have an emotional connection to Disney World. You get terrific service. There’s...

Getting More From Your Blanks Supplier

CASPodcast with Mark Bailey from SanMar This week we sat down with Mark Bailey, who’s in charge of Decorator Relations with SanMar. What does a Decorator Relations person do? We help any customer who owns equipment that’s looking for education or solutions on how to...

Where to Buy Blank T Shirts and More

CASPodcast with Holly Rox from SanMar We spoke with Holly Rox from SanMar to learn more about Blanks. Holly is the Senior Trainer for SanMar, one of the top Blanks supplier in North America, and has been part of the training team for almost 10 years. We wanted to chat...

Taking Your T Shirt Business on the Road

Profitable, Portable Custom T Shirt Business Idea A Profile of Team Logo Apparel Donn Jobe, Sr. started his business venture in t-shirt printing as a provider for Christian events in the Nashville area. “I started my business in 1996 with a $45 business license” Donn...