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Money Monday: How to Get a Tax ID (EIN)

If you are growing your business from a hobby or a small side gig, there will come a point in time when you need to get yourself set up as a legitimate business– to get a bank account, establish accounts with distributors, and file and pay taxes. In order to do any of this, you’ll…

What’s Your Side Hustle?

Nobody loves a side hustle better than I do. At one point I had four going simultaneously while working my full-time job. Now I’m down to three. I kept two of the old four, dropped one because it stopped being fun, and picked up a new one. You might wonder, “Why a side hustle? Shouldn’t…

Please Don’t Throw Your Love Away

Here at Ink Kitchen we love combining design and screen printing with doing good work for good causes, so this project in Tokyo that combines screen printing, social activism and a streetwear vibe naturally caught our eye. Please Don’t Throw Your Love Away is an art project founded by Shunji Hironaka in 2018. After seeing the…

Wanna Design Like Draplin?

If you were at ThreadX19 you were probably blown away by keynote speaker Aaron Draplin, like we were. Did you know that you can take online classes taught by Draplin on the Skillshare platform? The Design Like Draplin: 21 Tips for Speeding Up Your Design Workflow class is a great one to start with, but there…

And Then There Were Four

Ink Kitchen is stoked to announce the addition of our fourth partner, longtime IK contributor Brett Bowden. Brett is founder and owner of Printed Threads in Fort Worth, Texas, a SGIA board member and one of the masterminds behind the popular ThreadX conference. We admire his dedication to industry education and to helping other decorators…

T-Shirts and Politics– Just Because You Can Doesn’t Mean You Should

Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris’ campaign may have been a little too quick to capitalize on an emotional moment that happened during the recent candidates’ debate, as discussed in this article by Promo Marketing Magazine. Digital printing and online shops have definitely changed the game when it comes to getting new merchandise out in front…

FESPA 2019 Global Print Expo

Watch the day 1 highlights of the Global Print Expo 2019, Europe’s largest international exhibition for speciality print and large format print with over 700 exhibitors. Rick and Tom are there checking out what’s new and what’s good. Apparently wifi access is not one of the things that is good, so they’ll post more about…

ISS Atlantic City: Don’t Take The Train!

Don’t plan on taking the train from Philadelphia to Atlantic City because there is no train to Atlantic City from Philadelphia at the moment. Read about it here. A huge thanks to Ink Kitchen friend Richard Greaves for letting us know that the train from Philadelphia 30th St Station to Atlantic City has been off…

Interview with Marcia Derryberry of Impressions at ISS Long Beach 2018

If you go to one trade show in a year, it should be the ISS Long Beach show. All the major players are there and you have the opportunity to see in-person what you might be interested in buying for your shop. It’s also the absolute best place to meet and network with other screen…

Fortune Favors the Bold

In business school I learned that Opportunity Discovery is one form of entrepreneurial opportunity. If demand exists and supply is not being met, that’s an entrepreneurial opportunity. A 22-year old Michigan college student is making the most of the state’s new recreational use marijuana law to run a t-shirt business that sells expensive t-shirts and…

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