August 7th Show Notes – Multi-Media Screen Printing Tips and Tricks

August 7th Show Audio

Please find some links and notes from the 2 Regular Guys Podcast. On this weeks show we’ll talk with Greg Gaardbo, the CEO and Creative Director with Shockwaves Promotional Products in Arlington Hts, Illinois (Greater Chicago). As many of our listeners are aware, Greg is well-known in our industry for his multi-media decoration. Greg will be sharing interesting Multi-Media Screen Printing Tips and Tricks on some very creative techniques to use in your own screen printing shops.

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QUICK TIP AUGUST 7, 2015 BY TERRY COMBS

Business Cards – Your business card says who you are, and beyond your vital information. A crisp, professional look will give the customer the impression that you will also be professional.

Today, there is absolutely no reason to have a low-end business card, though I see them all the time. Online companies offer full color business cards for around $25.00. Every business person today can and should have a professional looking card.

Many of your customers will never see your shop, so that card is their only physical evidence of your business. Keep your cards handy and ready to pass out at a moment’s notice. Remember, everyone is a potential customer, so don’t be stingy with those business cards. They’re cheap!

July 31st Show Notes – Sharing Information as a Marketing Tool


July 31st Show Audio

Please find some links and notes from the 2 Regular Guys Podcast. This week we have brought back 2 of our favorite guest to take over the show once more. Kristine Shreve from EnMart and Erich Campbell from Black Duck will be joining Aaron and Terry to discuss the sharing of information as a marketing tool. Both Kristine and Erich are wonderful with sharing their knowledge through, blogs, articles, forums, seminars and more so they will share with us the what and how of this format as a marketing tool for their businesses.

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July 24th Show Notes – “Wish Someone Told Me That Before Starting My Business” Ideas

Starting a Business TipsJuly 24th Show Audio

Please find some links and notes from the 2 Regular Guys Podcast. Starting a business is both exciting and frightening. On this week’s 2 Regular Guys podcast, we’ll talk about all the advice we and our listeners would like to have heard before getting involved in our own business opportunities. Tune in and share your own advice this week when we discuss, “What I Wish I Knew Before Starting My Business” and provide you with Starting a Business Tips.

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July 17th Show Notes – Industry Educational Community

Johnny ShellJuly 17th Show Audio

Please find some links and notes from the 2 Regular Guys Podcast. We welcome back to the show, Johnny Shell, the Vice President of Technical Services for SGIA. He is going to bring us some information on the Educational Community and how it interacts with our industry, how you can get involved and what SGIA is doing to foster growth in our industry. We will get more details also about the continuing educational events that SGIA produces and more. If you like learning, this is the show for you!

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QUICK TIP JULY 17, 2015 BY TERRY COMBS

Exposure Calculator An exposure calculator is basically a film positive that comes with five or more identical images including fine lines and dots. Using our best guess starting point exposure times, we double that time and expose the film onto a screen, and wash out as normal. After the screen is complete, hold it up to a light and compare the different images. The one that is exposed the best, where the image looks the most crisp, is our target. A formula under that image will tell us our ideal exposure time.

Exposure calculators are available from all emulsion manufacturers and your local supplier might give you this exposure film for free.

July 10th Show Notes – Niche Markets and ASI

July 10th Show Audio

Please find some links and notes from the 2 Regular Guys Podcast. This is one of our favorite themes, more Niche Markets! We will be bringing you some ideas on markets you could focus on inside the promotional products arena and out. Grow your business with ideas from your favorite 2 Regular Guys.

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June 26th Show Notes – Maximizing your time at a Trade Show

Maximizing your time at a Trade ShowJune 26th Show Audio

Please find some links and notes from the 2 Regular Guys Podcast. This week friend of the show and previous guest, Jay Busselle returns to tell us about investing in your business by attending a trade show. He will share with us details, tips and tricks to maximize your return on investment when attending a trade show including what to do before, during and after a trade show. He is a veteran of trade show numbering over 200 since 1992. We will also check in with him about some recent events he has been at and what he and the company he works for have seen.

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June 19th Show Notes – War Stories of 2 Regular Guys – Part 2

War Stories of 2 Regular Guys

June 19th Show Audio

Please find some links and notes from the 2 Regular Guys Podcast. As usual the 2 Regular Guys had more content than they had time. Last week they brought you several war stories about their years in business discussing sales, marketing and customer service. We will follow up this week to finish the info talking about real life events and how we dealt with the problems that arose in Management, Production/Manufacturing employees and more. We gave you the listeners homework asking you to come share your stories with us this week in the live chat at the bottom of the blog talk radio page.

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June 12th Show Notes – War Stories of 2 Regular Guys

War Stories of 2 Regular Guys

June 12th Show Audio

Please find some links and notes from the 2 Regular Guys Podcast. This week on 2 Regular Guys we’ll be taking a look at production, sales, marketing, and other areas of our businesses, and sharing our own “war stories.” We’ll talk about real life events and how we dealt with the problems that arose from those events. If you have your own war stories, we’d love to have you come on the show to share!

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