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Episode 56: Unleashing Kevin's Secrets for Sales and Shop Management
40:55In this episode, we sat down with sales and strategy expert Kevin Baumgart, who has transformed countless screen printing businesses with his sales and shop management techniques. Join us as Kevin shares his proven methods of managing a screen printing shop that requires a fine balance of organization, leadership, and efficiency. Kevin spills the beans on streamlining your operations, optimizing workflow, and achieving better productivity.Join our community of curious minds and never miss an episode - subscribe to our YouTube channel and podcast today!Kevin Baumgart's Contact InformationBusiness: Sales VP of HologramBusiness Website: https://www.hologram.io/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/baumgart_kevin/Business: Shirt Agency Screen Printing - Los Angeles, CaliforniaBusiness Website: www.shirtagency.comCole's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/colel/Cole's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/cole-lundstrom-8 66b004a/Building your T-Shirt Empire Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/building-your-t-shirt-empire/id1079078977Gavin StGeorges Contact InformationBusiness: Seps.io - Remote Art Department for Screen Printing ShopsBusiness Website: www.seps.ioGavin's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gavinstgeorges/Gavin's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/gavinstgeorges/Listen to the podcast here:Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/show/4zB1NjL14L4B9B3MjKI25a?si=398d25cca0d947a8Apple - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/tshirt-business-podcast/id1534322769Amazon - https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/64a03fb6-cb71-4c7e-b11b-16d7444cd8a7/tshirt-business-podcastWebsite - https://www.tshirtbusinesspodcast.com/https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/tshirt-business-podcast/id1534322769Amazon - https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/64a03fb6-cb71-4c7e-b11b-16d7444cd8a7/tshirt-business-podcastWebsite - https://www.tshirtbusinesspodcast.com/
Episode 54: Owner of Omniprint International Victor Pena's secret to success
41:16In this compelling episode of "Building Your T-Shirt Empire," hosted by industry experts Cole and Gavin, we dive deep into the story and secrets of Victor Peña, the driving force behind Omniprint International. Victor is an established entrepreneur, founder, and CEO of Omniprint International, a company that has revolutionized the direct-to-garment printing industry. With his insights and experiences, Victor shares his unique journey, including the challenges he faced and the successes he achieved in building his own t-shirt empire.Cole and Gavin kick off the conversation by exploring Victor's early career, his entrepreneurial mindset, and what led him to form Omniprint. Victor shares his vision of how direct-to-garment printing technology can empower creative entrepreneurs to bring their ideas to life.The hosts delve deeper into the specifics of running a successful t-shirt business, as Victor shares invaluable advice on everything from understanding customer needs, optimizing printing processes, to implementing effective marketing strategies.One of the key moments in the podcast is Victor's discussion on embracing innovation and technology in the t-shirt printing industry. His anecdotes about Omniprint's cutting-edge printing technology, such as the FreeJet series of DTG printers, make for an enlightening listen.Sponsored by seps.io and Shirtagency.com, this episode is a gold mine for anyone interested in the t-shirt printing business or those looking to understand the tenets of entrepreneurship through the lens of a seasoned industry leader. It's not just about building a t-shirt empire; it's about understanding the power of creativity, the importance of innovation, and the drive to succeed against all odds.Don't miss out on this inspiring episode with Victor Peña, a testament to the power of perseverance, innovation, and entrepreneurial spirit in the ever-evolving world of t-shirt printing. Tune in, learn, and be inspired to build your own t-shirt empire.
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Episode 53: Sharing Rich's Sales Strategy Secrets for Success
38:12On this episode of "Building Your T-Shirt Empire," we sit down with Rich Pulliam, a sales expert and the Vice President of Sales for Grimco, an apparel decorating supply distributor. With over 20 years of experience in sales, Rich has developed a successful sales strategy that has helped businesses in the apparel industry grow and thrive.*** Please LEAVE A REVIEW to Help Spread our podcasts to more Printers***In this episode, Rich shares his sales strategy secrets for success, including: The importance of building strong relationships with customers How to effectively leverage social media for sales Strategies for identifying and targeting your ideal customer Tips for staying ahead of the competition in the fast-paced world of apparel sales The role of customer service in building a loyal customer base Whether you're just starting out in the apparel industry or looking to take your business to the next level, Rich's insights and strategies are sure to help you succeed.This episode is sponsored by shirtagency.com, your one-stop-shop for custom apparel and promotional products, and seps.io, the ultimate color separation tool for screen printers.Tune in to "Building Your T-Shirt Empire" to learn from Rich and take your sales strategy to the next level.
Episode 52: From Startup to Success: Dylan’s (Shirt Show) Journey in the Printing Industry
34:40In this episode of The Print Entrepreneur Show, we sit down with Dylan Gilligan, co-founder of Upstate Merch and co-host of the Shirt Show podcast. Dylan shares his journey of growing Upstate Merch from a small screen printing business to a large-scale, high-quality print shop. He discusses the challenges and triumphs he's experienced along the way and offers valuable insights for entrepreneurs looking to scale their own businesses.Key Takeaways:Start small and grow gradually: Dylan emphasizes the importance of starting with a manageable workload and gradually scaling up as you gain experience and confidence. He explains how Upstate Merch began with a single manual press and eventually expanded to multiple automatic presses and a larger facility.Invest in your team: Hiring the right people and creating a positive work culture is crucial to the success of your business. Dylan shares how investing in his team helped Upstate Merch achieve new levels of success and customer satisfaction.Focus on quality: Dylan stresses the importance of producing high-quality products and maintaining consistency across all orders. He explains how Upstate Merch’s commitment to quality has been a key factor in building their reputation and attracting long-term clients.Know your niche: Dylan advises entrepreneurs to identify their target market and specialize in serving that audience. He explains how Upstate Merch has found success by focusing on servicing the music, brewery, and local business industries.Adapt to change: Embracing new technology and industry trends is essential for staying ahead of the competition. Dylan shares his experience with adopting new printing techniques, like water-based and discharge inks, and how this has given Upstate Merch a competitive edge.Share your knowledge: Dylan discusses the impact of Shirt Show, the podcast he co-hosts with Andy Rudman of Shirt Kong. He shares how the podcast has become a platform for sharing industry knowledge, networking, and fostering a sense of community among print shop owners.This episode offers a wealth of advice for print entrepreneurs looking to scale their businesses and establish themselves in the industry. Dylan's journey with Upstate Merch is an inspiring example of how dedication, hard work, and a focus on quality can lead to success in the screen printing world.Powered by Seps.io and Shirt Agency.com Check out Printavo- https://www.printavo.com/r/e941c4
Episode 51: How to organize and systematize your print shop.
21:32The key to success in screen printing is not just learning how to screenprint. It is the ability to optimize your workflow so you are printing jobs efficiently. In this episode Cole and Gavin discuss their favorite software tools and strategies to make your business run smoothly. Topics Include-* Setting Accountability for your staff* Keeping up with constant sales* Hiring key staff* Gavin's favorite books on organization and workflowsPowered by Shirtagency.com and Seps.ioStart organizing your shop with Printavo https://www.printavo.com/r/e941c4
Episode 50: Is DTF destroying manual screen-printing? Is screen-printing irrelevant?
24:48Join Cole and Gavin as they discuss the pros and cons of manual screen-printing and digital transfer printing (DTF) for small t-shirt printers. They will also explore what to consider when starting a new shop, how to outsource and maximize sales time, and more. ***This podcast is powered by ShirtAgency.com and Seps.io ***Check out Printavo - the leading shop management software for t-shirt printers. https://www.printavo.com/r/e941c4
Episode 48: The State of T-Shirt Industry in Fall 2022 | John Dubois LAT Apparel
30:12Longtime industry buddies John Dubois and Cole chat about where the apparel and screenprinting industry stands today going into the fall of 2022. A wide range of topics include:* DTF emerging * Big Corporate Mergers* Price increases in 2023* Fall Sales Forecasts* Shipping and Production Lead Times***Check out LAT Apparel's full line www.latapparel.comThis Podcast brought to you by- ShirtAgency.com "The only print shop Cole owns"
Episode 47: Marketing and Business tips that will help you acquire corporate clients.
46:10In this episode of Building Your T-shirt Empire Cole talks with Nicole Chang.A Harvard and Stanford Business and Law School alum, PY Nicole has had a dynamic global career that has taken her from the the trading floors of Wall Street to the corporate offices of some of the world’s leading corporations, including McKinsey and LVMH. PY Nicole is also an active advisor and investor in socially-conscious and technology-driven companies, including a kid’s coding franchise initiative, and is mother to two college students at Harvard and Stanford. www.pynicole.comInstagram: pynicoleofficialtwitter: @pynicolechang
Episode 46: How to do thousands of On Demand DTG prints every day
42:58Victor Pena started Omniprint International to empower small businesses to thrive with DTG on demand printing. Learn his business insights into the apparel space and hear how he built his own massive company. Topics:Social Media MarketingWhen to buy your first machineDTG Machine Pricing and how to make more money per print
Episode 45: Want a $4 Million dollar shop? Brett tells you how.
28:02Brett Bowden from Printed Threads takes Cole from Shirt Agency on a tour of his multimillion-dollar Texas print shop. Learn the industry tricks to screen printing tens of thousands of t-shirts per week. Detailed breakdowns of-Dark RoomArt DepartmentAutomatic Roq PressesQuality ControlReceivingInk DepartmentThis video has great insights for print shop owners of all sizes. https://youtu.be/4sxfl9uuWu4 YOUTUBE VIDEO VERSION