“Be Your Authentic True Self.” SUCCESS STORIES Podcast: Ep. 18 (feat. Monica Maglaris)

If you’re a successful contract decorator, you know that you don’t sell ink or thread on cotton…what you sell is Trust with a capital ‘T’. One shop in Connecticut has found a higher level of success by generating trust through hard work, creativity, getting the job done, and simply being their authentic selves.   On … Continue reading “Be Your Authentic True Self.” SUCCESS STORIES Podcast: Ep. 18 (feat. Monica Maglaris)

“No, Seriously. You Should Think About Bandanas.” SUCCESS STORIES Podcast: Ep. 17 (feat. Holly and Heather Trevino of Planet Apparel)

One of the most overlooked garments in the promotional and decorated apparel industry is the ubiquitous bandana.  This staple has been around our necks, heads, and faces for a very long time. Currently, there is a renaissance happening in the marketplace for people wanting customized bandanas for their events, company  fundraisers, and giveaways.  On this … Continue reading “No, Seriously. You Should Think About Bandanas.” SUCCESS STORIES Podcast: Ep. 17 (feat. Holly and Heather Trevino of Planet Apparel)

“Changing the Direction of Your Business” SUCCESS STORIES Podcast: Ep. 16 (feat. Ryan Dost & Adam McCauley of Sandlot Sports)

During the onset of Covid-19, Sandlot Sports had to make a dramatic shift in their business from selling athletic and sports-based merchandise to more of a B2B focus. Ryan Dost and Adam McCauley join the show to talk about this shift in a new direction, and their plans for the future in 2021 and beyond. … Continue reading “Changing the Direction of Your Business” SUCCESS STORIES Podcast: Ep. 16 (feat. Ryan Dost & Adam McCauley of Sandlot Sports)

“The Art of Leveling Up Your Business” SUCCESS STORIES Podcast: Ep. 15 (feat. Eric Solomon of Night Owls)

How are you with the mindset of failing?  Its a well known fact that people usually learn more from their mistakes, than from their successes.  As we move through our careers and businesses, the concept of constantly evolving and learning has helped one business thrive. Eric Solomon with Night Owls in Houston Texas has taken the concept … Continue reading “The Art of Leveling Up Your Business” SUCCESS STORIES Podcast: Ep. 15 (feat. Eric Solomon of Night Owls)

“A Revealing Clinic on How To Turn Struggle into Rewarding Success” SUCCESS STORIES Podcast: Ep. 14 (feat. Joelly Lang of Genumark)

On this episode, we’re talking to Joelly Lang about the ups and downs that led to her transformation into the “Branding Badass,” and a master in the art of promotional sales. How did she go from “Zero to Hero” in this industry?  That’s the topic of today’s Success Stories discussion. Listen on Apple Podcasts Listen … Continue reading “A Revealing Clinic on How To Turn Struggle into Rewarding Success” SUCCESS STORIES Podcast: Ep. 14 (feat. Joelly Lang of Genumark)

“It’s Time to Hop on the Print-On-Demand Train” SUCCESS STORIES Podcast: Ep. 13 (feat. Kevin Oakley and Shane Snodgrass of Stoked On Printing)

One of the biggest emerging trends in the decorated apparel industry is the notion of “Print on Demand”.  This is the idea that you sync up the decoration of the shirt with the order when it is sold, and not in advance. This high-wire trapeze act happens courtesy of technological advancements in logistics, printing, workflow, … Continue reading “It’s Time to Hop on the Print-On-Demand Train” SUCCESS STORIES Podcast: Ep. 13 (feat. Kevin Oakley and Shane Snodgrass of Stoked On Printing)

“Turning Your Troubles into Dollar Signs” – SUCCESS STORIES Podcast: Ep. 12 (feat. Mark Graham of Commonsku)

Where a business owner’s journey starts, and where they end up is the topic of today’s Success Stories podcast. In 1997 Mark Graham founded Rightsleeve, a promotional design agency in Toronto, Canada.  The firm specializes in merchandising aimed at businesses, schools, camps, and organizations.  Mark successfully operated that business for 22 years before selling the … Continue reading “Turning Your Troubles into Dollar Signs” – SUCCESS STORIES Podcast: Ep. 12 (feat. Mark Graham of Commonsku)

“How To Hit The G.A.S. on Growing Your Business” – SUCCESS STORIES Podcast: Ep. 11 (feat. Tom Rauen of Envision Tees)

Many businesses talk about growing their sales and setting goals.  For apparel decorator and marketing king Tom Rauen with Envision Tees in Dubuque Iowa, expanding the business and obtaining new customers has been a focus. He’s developed an interesting way of doing that with his “Growth Acquisition System” or G.A.S. for short. On this episode … Continue reading “How To Hit The G.A.S. on Growing Your Business” – SUCCESS STORIES Podcast: Ep. 11 (feat. Tom Rauen of Envision Tees)

“Their Favorite Books of Wisdom” – SUCCESS STORIES Podcast: Ep. 10 (feat. Lots of Industry Leaders)

It’s no secret that many people gain tremendous insight and inspiration from reading books. Because many people tend to buy and share their favorite books as holiday presents, on today’s episode of Success Stories, we’ve asked a wide array of industry leaders to give us their favorite tips and recommendations for books that they have … Continue reading “Their Favorite Books of Wisdom” – SUCCESS STORIES Podcast: Ep. 10 (feat. Lots of Industry Leaders)

“Play Customers Their Favorite Song” – SUCCESS STORIES Podcast: Ep. 9 (feat. Brett Bowden of Printed Threads)

These days there’s a lot of talk about trying to find a competitive advantage that gives your company an edge.  One apparel decorator in North Fort Worth Texas has found that edge, and what they are doing may surprise you. Printed Threads is a full-service merchandising company that specializes in high-quality screen printing, embroidery, retail finishing, … Continue reading “Play Customers Their Favorite Song” – SUCCESS STORIES Podcast: Ep. 9 (feat. Brett Bowden of Printed Threads)