Starting a T-Shirt Business

Start a t-shirt business

Get all the information you need on starting a t-shirt business in this downloadable booklet.

If you’ve been looking for information on how to start a t-shirt business or how to sell custom shirts for profit, The Ultimate Guide to Starting a T-Shirt Business, now available from Stahls’ should be a big help. Once you have made the decision to get started, there is a lot to consider. You need a name, a business license, a logo, all that fun stuff. But the most important thing to ask yourself is, who are you going to sell to? I know of many entrepreneurs who have started successful businesses because they realized there was a need by a local league, school, team or business for custom shirts. And they decided they could fill that need better than it was currently being served. Having a list of potential customers is one of the most important things to have when you are starting a t-shirt business. The good news is, there is an abundance of people who need custom shirts in your community and surrounding areas. Maybe you want to focus on a specific niche, such as small businesses. Or maybe you have connections to the local softball or soccer organization. What about people who need custom reflective logos, such as local fire, police and emergency medical services? Selling custom shirts at or for events is another source of customers. Especially with summer coming up, there are all types of festivals, car shows, parades, wine festivals, art shows, marathons, bike races, and more that can be lucrative markets to consider. You should also be aware of your competition. What are they NOT doing that you could do? What can you offer people that will set you apart from your competitors? If you have a heat press, you will be able to print one shirt, on demand, in just minutes. There aren’t many businesses that are willing or able to do that. So that’s why you need to learn all you can about the benefits of starting a t-shirt business with a heat press. This guide goes over the different ways you can get started using a heat press and transfers, as well as the benefits of using heat transfer vinyls and die cut numbers and letters. Download your free copy today to see how you can get started. And if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask.

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  1. tom gould says:

    I appreciate the free advice. Now, I would humbly ask if you could design a spreadsheet that lists the types of transfers in one column, cost of each (using a uniform example), the product it is best suited for, and the products it can be successfully used on.

    Another spreadsheet or table that would be helpful is list all the materials from which clothing, such as T-shirts are made, and why one method of application may be better than another. This has me really confused in deciding which machines to buy.

    Thanks. Tom Gould

  2. Ted says:

    Hello Tom,
    Thanks for reading. It can be confusing when getting started. But Stahls’ has a lot of information like you are requesting. For example there is a guide that tells you which CAD-CUT heat transfer vinyl to use.
    If you visit Stahls’ online and go to the education section of the website you will find the lists you have requested. Thanks again for reading.

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