5 Places to Sell Handmade Craft Items Online

Less than twenty years ago, sellers of handmade crafts were limited to expensive brick and mortar stores, local craft fairs and flea markets to sell their products. Since that comparably pre-historic age of eCommerce, online stores selling handmade craft items have flourished into a multi-billion-dollar industry. According to the Association for Creative Industries, a 2016Continue reading “5 Places to Sell Handmade Craft Items Online”

How to Buy Clothing Wholesale

Locating the right wholesaler takes some research and negotiation. Whether you own a screen-printing business or another kind of clothing business, buying in bulk can help to stretch your budget. Bulk buying can also increase your profit margins by lowering your overhead costs. As a result of not overpaying for wholesale clothing orders, you’re moreContinue reading “How to Buy Clothing Wholesale”

Building Company Culture: Steps for Every Small Business

Company culture, more than a buzzword, has become one of the deciding factors job candidates consider before taking the plunge for a new job. Candidates, no longer limited to a single position for forty years, have become increasingly interested in company culture, even over potential earnings. Knowing that we spend about a third of ourContinue reading “Building Company Culture: Steps for Every Small Business”

Screen Printing vs. Digital Printing – What is the right choice for your business?

With so many options, it’s sometimes difficult to know how to decide between on-demand digital vs. screen printing. Both techniques offer different advantages, but usually cannot be used interchangeably depending on your design and printing goals. Consider Clothing Shop Online’s break-down of digital printing and more traditional screen printing in order to help you decideContinue reading “Screen Printing vs. Digital Printing – What is the right choice for your business?”

5 Tips to Start Your Online Business

Online businesses offer several advantages over traditional brick and mortar ones, but they require no less preparation and even have their own unique challenges. The primary advantage of an online business is the significantly reduced overhead, but you will still need to address the core concerns of any business: building your brand and driving customerContinue reading “5 Tips to Start Your Online Business”

Etsy Store Do’s and Don’ts

As the largest e-commerce website for handmade items, Etsy helps thousands of small business owners launch their products. Etsy’s simple online set-up wizard creates a “shop” interface that builds sellers’ web presence without the expensive hassle of building and maintaining an individual website. Etsy products are primarily craft-oriented or handmade items such as jewelry andContinue reading “Etsy Store Do’s and Don’ts”

Maximizing Your Summer Sales

Depending on your screen-printing niche, summer can offer a boom in sales or a gradual slow down until the next season. For example, if your screen-printing business sells t-shirts with patriotic messaging or designs, the summer months feature several national holidays like Memorial Day and the 4th of July, which translates into a steep increaseContinue reading “Maximizing Your Summer Sales”

How to Start a T-Shirt Business – A Step-by-Step Guide

Starting a new apparel business can be exciting, but you need to consider several things before investing your time and money. While new business ventures can have high turnover rates, setting the groundwork to ensure the likelihood of successful outcomes can save not only your business but also your sanity. Many entrepreneurs go through severalContinue reading “How to Start a T-Shirt Business – A Step-by-Step Guide”

Small Business 101: 6 Tips for a Successful Valentine’s Day Campaign

Although you may still be recovering from the whirlwind of holiday campaigns from last year, it’s time to get back into the swing of things and get ready for Valentine’s Day! This holiday gives you the chance to try out fun and creative ways to engage with your customers and grow awareness of your brand.Continue reading “Small Business 101: 6 Tips for a Successful Valentine’s Day Campaign”

New Years Resolutions for Your Small Business in 2019

The New Year provides the perfect excuse to set a New Years resolution to start or rebrand your small apparel industry business. Whether you are at the first steps of starting your own business or you are looking into the New Year as an opportunity to re-brand, this resolution can feel overwhelming. With so manyContinue reading “New Years Resolutions for Your Small Business in 2019”