New Epson Garment Printers Review

Epson garment printersIf you have not yet heard, Epson plans to enter the direct to garment market place with their own garment printers in 2014. The Epson garment printers, according to Epson, has been designed from the ground up and is fully supported and warranted by Epson. It seems they are definitely creating some buzz in our industry. They recently showed both machines for the first time at the Print 13 expo in Chicago, IL and I got a chance to go see them in action. I also sat down with them and got more details about the Epson garment printers. To follow are some of my thoughts and details about the Pros and Cons I see with this new technology. Continue reading

September 13th, 2013 Show Notes – High End Art and Separations Part 2

High End Art and Separations

September 13th Show Audio

Please find some links and notes from the 2 Regular Guys Podcast from September 13th, 2013, so you can get more details on some of the items we discussed. The guys talked a little about the new Epson Garment Printers and brought in industry art expert, Dan Campbell (Dot Tone Dan) to talk about High End Art and Separations.  Continue reading

September 6th, 2013 Show Notes – Niche Markets II

September 6th Show Audio

Please find some links and notes from the 2 Regular Guys Podcast from September 6th, 2013, so you can get more details on some of the items we discussed. This is the second of our programs dedicated to the decorating niche markets. This industry is made up of thousands of niches. We will bring you new niches markets once a month. Continue reading

August 30th, 2013 Show Notes – NBM Shows Review

August 30th Show Audio

Please find some links and notes from the 2 Regular Guys Podcast from August 30th, 2013, so you can get more details on some of the items we discussed. With NBM Philly on the horizon, we have tracked down Laurie who is the Director of Event Sales at National Business Media. She is going to give us a preview of what we can expect from NBM Philly, how the shows in 2013 have gone and get a sneak peek at what 2014 looks like for the NBM Shows. Continue reading

August 23rd, 2013 Show Notes – ISS Shows Review

August 23rd Show Audio

Please find some links and notes from the 2 Regular Guys Podcast from August 23rd, 2013, so you can get more details on some of the items we discussed. We are excited to welcome back in Marcia Derryberry and Jeff Brown of Impressions Magazine to talk ISS Shows. They are  4/5th of the way through 2013 and we want to hear about the past shows  and the upcoming ISS Fort Worth. Also we will talk to them about 2014 show and the Impressions Awards. Continue reading

Aaron’s iPhone Home Screen

Aaron's iPhone HomeI was asked the other day by a friend to tell him a little more about my iPhone home screen. I live with my iPhone and much to my wife’s dismay I even sleep with it. So here is a short Q&A of some of the apps that I use and like along with some other details. Continue reading

August 16th, 2013 Show Notes – Heat Press Options

August 16th Show Audio

Please find some links and notes from the 2 Regular Guys Podcast from August 16th, 2013, so you can get more details on some of the items we discussed. This show we again covered some of the common heat press options available, based on Aaron’s article in A&E Magazine (Page 72). Continue reading

August 9th, 2013 Show Notes – High End Color Separations

August 9th Show Audio

Please find some links and notes from the 2 Regular Guys Podcast from August 9th, 2013, so you can get more details on some of the items we discussed. This show we brought in an industry expert on high end color separations. Some of you might know him as Dot Tone Dan… Dan Campbell of Dot Tone Designs. We also discussed the ISS Las Vegas Show briefly. Continue reading

August 2nd, 2013 Show Notes – How to Learn to Digitize for Embroidery

August 2nd Show Audio

Please find some links and notes from the 2 Regular Guys Podcast from August 2nd, 2013, so you can get more details on some of the items we discussed. This show we brought in an embroidery and digitizing expert, Erich Campbell of Black Duck Embroidery and Screen Printing to tell us what we should know about how to digitize for embroidery. Continue reading

Top 3 Things Every Small Business Must Do

Marketing and Strategy

When talking to people about how things are going in their business, I have discovered some common tasks.  People who have successful businesses are doing certain things on a regular basis that appear to be similar. Also, it seems those who are struggling are not doing these things. In addition, I have noticed that sometimes small businesses believe that the normal business principles that work for larger companies do not apply to them because they are a small company.  At times, small business operators are not necessarily formally trained in business, rather, just nice people with a great idea trying to figure out how to make it work. That got me thinking about what key elements that I feel make businesses successful to avoid potential pitfalls. Below are the three things that I feel are critical for every small business to ensure success. Continue reading