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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.…

Staging is Everything

The big shops are competing with the little shops and the mid size shops are competing with the titans of the industry. How does this all shake out?    I often see the ads posted online with prices on shirts that I cannot understand.   You know when you see a price chart that makes no…

What To Do in Your Shop about Covid-19 (Corona Virus)

Hey, for those of you only reading the first sentence, wash your hands more! The coronavirus is real. It is still spreading in Europe and the USA and much of the world. You don’t need to panic, but there are some easy steps and some perhaps difficult steps we should be taking in our shops.…

Impressions Atlantic City Postponed until October 8th

The Atlantic City Impressions show will move to October 8th due to the obvious need to contain the coronavirus Covid 19 which tends to spread in crowds and in situations of close social interaction and follows recommendations by the State of NJ and the World Health Organization. Statement by the expo management follows or follow…

Discharge Ink: A Solution for Two Ply Fabric

Discharge is an ugly sounding process. Of course most discharge inks are kind of an ugly business. However, that is another story. The basics of discharge are that instead of covering up the darkness of a shirt with a couple of coats of ink, the discharge ink “neutralizes” the dye in the shirt. It isn’…

Shop Talk at Impressions Expo Long Beach 2020: Pricing with Mike Chong

It’s all about gross, COGs, margins, and expenses.  Mike Chong, of Merch Monster, gets to the bottom line on pricing at Shop Talk Impressions Expo Long Beach 2020…

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…

Mother of Invention. Fun with nylon and sticks and stones.

I would rather be writing about the Mothers of Invention, Frank Zappa and all that, than thinking about nylon. We always avoided printing on nylon, but eventually we somewhat embraced it. Nylon shrinks when you heat it and ink doesn’t really want to adhere to it and nobody technical gives you any consistent information, other…

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