Using the Slow Times to Build Your Business

Please find some links and notes from the 2 Regular Guys Podcast. For many decorators, there is a summer lull. Many of your customers are off on a family vacation, schools are closed, and just, in general, the summertime can be slower for many businesses. Aaron and Terry are going to talk about some things you can do to take advantage of this slow time to help build your business for the busier time of the year.

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I Wish Someone Told Me…

Please find some links and notes from the 2 Regular Guys Podcast. Terry and Aaron will be chatting with our good friend Erich Campbell from Black Duck. The conversation will be a wide open discussion of all the things we wished someone had told us before getting into our respective businesses.

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How to Discover your Own Niche Markets Part 3

Please find some links and notes from the 2 Regular Guys Podcast. Terry and Aaron talk about finding business and keeping your pipeline full is one of the most difficult tasks we see small businesses struggle with and we are passionate about helping you overcome that challenge. Back in February and again in March we started this conversation about niche market and finding the right one for you. We’ll wrap up with Part 3 today, sharing 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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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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Screen Printing Equipment & Supply Checklist

Here is a list of equipment and supplies that are recommended for every new screen printer by industry expert, Terry Combs. Continue reading