200th Episode with 200 Niche Markets

Please find some links and notes from the 2 Regular Guys Podcast. It has been over 4 years and we are excited to bring you our 200th Episode. In celebration of the 200th Episode, Terry and Aaron are going to give you 200 Niche Markets and share your ideas that you submitted via the hashtag #200NicheMarkets. This will be a fun and fast paced episode with lots of great ideas for new markets to explore.

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10 Things We Would Like to See

Please find some links and notes from the 2 Regular Guys Podcast. Terry and Aaron take a look forward at what we would like to see in the industry for the coming year. 10 Things We Would Like to See.  The ideas range from new products to new techniques, to new ways of doing business. We even call out some folks from time to time. Don’t miss this lively show and listen to what the 2 Regular Guys want for our industry. Plus enjoy some new fun segments for 2017!

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State of the Decorated Apparel Industry

State of the Decorated Apparel Industry

Please find some links and notes from the 2 Regular Guys Podcast. Theresa Hegel, Senior Writer with the Advertising Specialty Institute joined us. She is one of the authors of the recent article in Wearables Magazine “State of the Decorated Apparel Industry”. We had a lot of fun with this forecasting program last year, so we’re ready to take a new look at what the industry might just have in store for 2017.  We’ll talk trends, new decoration methods, and real stats to back up the arguments! REMINDER – Nominate your favorites for the 2016 REGGIE Awards.

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Compare and Contrast Garment Decorating Techniques

Compare and Contrast Garment Decorating Techniques

Please find some links and notes from the 2 Regular Guys Podcast. Terry and Aaron will share with you the pros and cons of each technique and the markets they can serve, plus some expected costs to get started. It will be a tongue-in-cheek battle between Terry, the screen printing and direct-to-garment guy, and Aaron, the sublimation and heat transfer guy. At the end, they will settle their differences and show you how you can bring the tools and technologies together to create multimedia garments as well as understanding where everything fits in our garment decorating world.

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Back to School Markets Deep Dive

Please find some links and notes from the 2 Regular Guys Podcast. Aaron and Terry took a deep dive into going after the back to school market with your garment decorating and personalization business. They will bring you in-depth details on ideas to market your products to the back to school niche and tips for successfully gaining increased business from it. Have a pen and paper handy as you will want to take notes on these suggestions for growing your business.

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Direct to Garment Deep Dive

Please find some links and notes from the 2 Regular Guys Podcast. Terry and Aaron discussed all things DTG in this direct to garment deep dive. Terry is coming off of an all day training seminar at the NBM Long Beach show showing people the Epson F2000 Direct to Garment Printer, so we will be asking him to share some tips and tricks from that event. The guys will also discuss the beginning of the Direct to Garment segment of our industry as well as discuss what the future might hold.

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Sales and Selling in the Decoration Industry

Please find some links and notes from the 2 Regular Guys Podcast. Terry and Aaron will be talking about sales and selling… as simple as that. We’ll be discussing the process of selling our products and, in fact, what product we’re selling in the first place. Terry and Aaron have many years experience selling a variety of products and services over the years and want to share their experiences with the 2 Regular Guys audience.

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QUICK TIP MAY 6, 2016 BY TERRY COMBS

What do you need to buy to be a direct-to-garment printer? Sometimes when we deal with something day in and day out, we forget that those new to the business still need the most basic of information. A common question I get at shows or on the phone is, “What do I need to buy?” There are basically four items you need to purchase to be a complete direct-to-garment production shop. Continue reading

How to Discover your Own Niche Markets Part 2

April 15th Show Audio

Please find some links and notes from the 2 Regular Guys Podcast. Terry and Aaron tell us that finding business and keeping your pipeline full is one of the most difficult tasks they see small businesses struggle with. They are passionate about helping you overcome that challenge. Back in February they started this conversation about niche market and finding the right one for you and they will wrap it up in today’s show with even more great tips. They will share with you some new techniques to find your own niche and just hopefully get your creativity and excitement flowing when it comes to finding new business.

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Our Industry’s Evolution into Decorators

February 12th Show Audio

Please find some links and notes from the 2 Regular Guys Podcast. Terry and Aaron welcome in a long time friend and industry expert, Don Copeland. Don has been part of ColDesi for years and is a leading authority on all things DTG, Embroidery and beyond. Terry and Aaron are going to explore with Don how our industry has evolved from niches like embroiderer, screen printer, etc. to apparel decorators. More diversification – folks are adding vinyl graphics, rhinestone and other techniques to make money.

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