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Sew What? Etsy Success Story

Sew What?Custom DesignsOwner: Taylor Calvetti Company: Sew What? Custom DesignsAddress: N3305 County Road M Lot 160 West Salem WI 54669Phone: (608)881-4777 Website: https://www.etsy.com/shop/SewWhatCustomDesigns...

Merchandising and the Hospitality Industry

Merchandising and the Hospitality Industry Bringing Production In-House In order to capitalize on a loyal customer base, many people who are in hospitality management have added branded apparel to their sales. These are often t-shirts and caps with their logo or their...

Let Students Drive The Fundraising Car

Let Students Drive The Fundraising Car If you’ve ever led a fundraising project, whether, that be a candy bar fundraiser, or a Yankee candle fundraiser, you know all about the ins and outs of successfully raising money. Often times, this process becomes frustrating...

Teaching Math, Science and Entrepreneurship Using a T-Shirt Makerspace

Teaching Math, Science and Entrepreneurship Using a T-Shirt Makerspace One of your biggest concerns as an educator or administrator has got to be keeping up with the changing world. Career paths are wildly different, remote jobs are a growing option in many companies,...
What to do with $1,000 Now

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...

One Stop T Shirts and More

One Stop T Shirts and More

ONE STOP T-SHIRTS AND MORE (4 Years Later) Owner: John and Lori Consoli Year Established: 2008 Decorating Technique: Direct to Garment T-Shirts, Embroidery, Custom Rhinestone Transfers and Signage Website: https://www.facebook.com/pg/OneStopTShirts/ How Real Success...

50 Cups of Coffee

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

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

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...

You’re Communicating Wrong and How to Fix It

You’re Communicating Wrong and How to Fix It

Today we want to talk about why you're communicating wrong and how to fix it. This came out of some thoughts we had about communication styles. Your communication style, your preferences in communicating with your customers, with the people around you, your vendors,...

Equipment Leasing Tips with John Sullivant

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

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

Business Success Stories – Tom Rumbaugh

T-Shirt Printer, Embroidery Business Owner - Real Life in Apparel Decorating   Tom Rumbaugh, who now provides insights and content for the ColDesi group is a former business owner and has been in the industry since 1992. We wanted to learn about Tom's experience...

Social Media Planning for Apparel Decorators

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...

Botkin Designs

Botkin Designs

BOTKIN DESIGNS Owner: Vince and Lori Botkin Year Established: 2014 Type of Business: Bling, Embroidery, Direct to Garment, Sublimation Website:  lvbotkindesigns.com Who Needs Retirement? Embroidery, DTG and Bling Success. Vince and Lori Botkin have become an apparel...

We Can’t Tell You

We Can’t Tell You

WE CAN'T TELL YOU! Owner: Laura None of your Beeswax Year Established: About 10 years ago Type of Business: Bling, Embroidery, Sublimation Website and Phone Number:  It doesn't matter - we're too busy to do anything else! Undercover Bling Business. If you are just...

Benson Designs

Benson Designs

BENSON DESIGNS Owner: Shawn Benson Year Established: 2010 Type of Business: Custom T-Shirts, Wholesale, Retail Website: thebensondesigns.com The Benson Designs Story. Shawn Benson from Ridgeley, WV went from zero to almost $100,000 in revenues in just a few years and...

Fallen Arrow

Fallen Arrow

FALLEN ARROW Owner: Tito Sands Year Established:  2013 Decorating Technique: Direct to Garment Printing Type of business: Local Retail, Online Store Website: http://www.fallenarrows.com Atlanta's Movie & TV Market Provides a niche for Artist Designed T-shirts Tell...

JMH Graphics

JMH Graphics

JMH Graphics Owner: Jason & Melissa Spiers Year Established: 2005 Type of business: General apparel decoration – screen printing and embroidery. Website: http://www.jmhgraphics.com Small Town Apparel Decorator's Grows Business To Over A Million. Hattiesburg,...