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

July 26th, 2013 Show Notes – How to be the New Boss

July 26th Show Audio

Please find some links and notes from the 2 Regular Guys Podcast from July 26th, 2013, so you can get more details on some of the items we discussed. This program discussed how to be a new manager in production and beyond. It came from an article Terry wrote years ago in Screen Printing Magazine. The revised blog post will be found on this page.

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July 19th, 2013 Show Notes – Niche Markets #1

July 19th Show Audio

Please find some links and notes from the 2 Regular Guys Podcast from July 19th, 2013, so you can get more details on some of the items we discussed. This is the first of our programs dedicated to the decorating niche markets. This industry is made up of thousands of niches. We will bring you new niches once a month.

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July 12th, 2013 Show Notes – Heat Press Options

July 12th Show Audio

Please find some links and notes from the 2 Regular Guys Podcast from July 12th, 2013, so you can get more details on some of the items we discussed. We shared details about some Heat Press Options and we are the first to announce a new resource for the industry with our guest Johnny Killebrew. Continue reading

Heat Presses – Making Sense of all the Options

With multiple heat press manufactures and multiple options from each, you have hundreds of different options/choices to make when choosing a heat press that is right for your business. In this article we will explore 4 of the main characteristic differences that you need to be aware of so you can figure out which press is going to be best for your business. These differences do not necessarily make one type better than the other, but understanding the pros and cons of each will allow you to identify the variables that will make one right for you over another. Continue reading

July 5th, 2013 Show Notes – Direct to Garment Printing

July 5th Show Audio

Please find some links and notes from the 2 Regular Guys Podcast from July 5th, 2013, so you can get more details on some of the items we discussed. Happy Independence Day to all of our listeners in the USA! Continue reading

June 28th, 2013 Show Notes

June 28th Show Audio

Please find some links and notes from the 2 Regular Guys Podcast from June 28th, 2013, so you can get more details on some of the items we discussed. Thanks to Jennifer Cox of NNEP and Laurie Zydonik of NBM for joining us on the program! Continue reading

June 21st, 2013 Show Notes

June 21st Show Audio

Please find some links and notes from the 2 Regular Guys Podcast from June 21st, 2013, so you can get more details on some of the items we discussed. Thanks to Erich Campbell of Black Duck, Fred Foster and Johnny of KillerGraphics for your interaction in the chat room on the live show! Continue reading

Heat Transfer Print and Cut is the Perfect Gateway to Direct to Garment

Direct to garment printing has come a long way since it first hit our industry as a decorating method that is here to stay back in 2004. There have been many highs and lows and today you have a lot of choices all of which fit certain business models. The down side is the relatively high investment cost of the equipment at first which means you must have a market in place to quick realize any return on investment. So how do you get into that market and not run your self out of business first? Heat Transfers is the answer Continue reading