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Press On Episode 2: Slowing Down, Moving Forward

This week in Episode 2 of Press On, we talked to printers all over the country to find out how shops are dealing with shut downs, slow downs and employee furloughs. They shared their frustrations and their advice. Financial relief in the form of SBA loans and grants was another major topic of the past…

Keeping The Lights On– Paycheck Protection Program

UPDATE 4/1: The application for Paycheck Protection Loans is now available for download at the Treasury Department’s website. Lenders will start accepting applications this Friday, April 3. There is a cap on the amount of funding available, so submit as soon as you can. Last week Congress passed the $2 trillion Coronavirus Aid, Relief and…

Misprint Monday: Getting Kicked When You are Down

Most of us are hurting right now. The past 2 weeks have been devastating in so many ways. We have laid people off, looked the screen printing grim reaper in the eye, or even worse, have seen loved ones getting sick. Last Friday a large storm rolled through Fort Worth and a lighting strike hit…

Shop Talk at Impressions Expo Long Beach 2020: Managing Cash-Flow with Ryan Moor

Managing cash-flow is an important skill for any small business owner and in these most uncertain times, the subject is more relevant than ever.  Ryan Moor, Founder of Ryonet, Allmade, and ROQ.US, was gracious enough to sit down with us at Shop Talk to share his experience…

Apparel Industry Mobilizes to Help in Time of Crisis

As the nation’s hospitals face shortages of personal protection equipment due to the coronavirus, garment manufacturers are stepping up to help resolve the shortage of face masks for hospital personnel. At the request of the federal government, Hanes has recently started to switch over from the manufacture of apparel to the production of cotton masks.…

Communication Breakdown: Staying in Touch When You Can’t Touch Anybody or Even Come Near Them

Probably our posts hourly should consist of only instructions to maintain social distancing, telling you not to even think of going near anyone if you feel sick, and to wash your hands. These are frightening times and every topic that is not about the pandemic seems frivolous in the face of the life and death…

Considering an SBA Loan? Consider This, Too

Today we bring you a guest post by Jason Vanick, Chief Technology Officer of Princredible Inc, a contract screen print and embroidery shop. Our thanks to Jason for sharing his wisdom on SBA loans, which is based on personal experience. We hope this information helps you make an informed decision if this is one of…

Where to File for Unemployment all over the USA

Here are the links to get information on unemployment insurance and how to file. The reality is that unfortunately many of you or your employees may need this for a week, a month.. who knows. Most sites will tell you what info and/documents to have before filling out the form. Many states indicate the changes…

Shop Talk at Impressions Expo Long Beach 2020: Emotional Intelligence at Work with Sabrina Del Toro

Our friend and perhaps one of the smartest people in the industry, Sabrina Del Toro, joins Shop Talk at Impressions Expo Long Beach 2020 to share her thoughts and wisdom on emotional intelligence in the workplace…

Money Monday: Your Business and the Coronavirus. Part 1

As we are all now well aware, the situation around Coronavirus (COVID-19) is fluid and changing by the hour. It’s impacting all of us personally and you probably feel it extra if you are a business owner. There are a lot of decisions to be made to keep you, your employees, and your business safe.…

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