Start Here November '21

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6 VITAL SIGNS MAT T DIXON, EXECUTIVE EDITOR S T A R T H E R E 2 0 2 1 Looking to Get Ahead? Then Start Here START HERE is an annual publication dedicated to entrepreneurs who want to start up a new business or take their current business into new and profitable directions. If you are thinking about entering or expanding your graphics business, then you can find valuable information in these pages to help you get started in the right direction from your first step. If you are looking for a new opportunity, then this magazine is for you. These entry- level guides will give you an idea of what goes into taking that first step in a new direction and what that direction could mean for your business. Each of the fields we discuss in this magazine is a proven profit center for many businesses across the country. But like any business, to be profitable, you must know what you are getting into. This year's magazine has helpful articles on entering these very lucrative areas of the graphics market: • T-shirts • Heat Transfer • Direct-to-Garment Printing • Emblems • Embroidery • Screen Printing • Sublimation • UV-LED Printing START HERE magazine is a product of National Business Media, creators of GRAPHICS PRO EXPO, GRAPHICS PRO magazine, and the GRAPHICS PRO DAILY eNewsletter, all of which are fantastic resources for putting a spark into your business endeavors. Be sure to check out for a list of events near you in 2022. Also, keep an eye out for START HERE Academy, featured at GRAPHICS PRO EXPO. START HERE Academy is a 101-level educational conference that provides valuable start-up resources for makers and crafters interested in turning their hobby into a business. Enrollees receive information on popular production methods for apparel decoration, personalization, and signs and digital graphics. This night-school- style conference provides attendees and exhibitors an opportunity to share ideas, explore new products, workshop their challenges, solutions, and hear from industry influencers regarding today's craft business market. DIRECTOR OF SALES JAMES "RUGGS" KOCHEVAR EXECUTIVE EXPO SALES MANAGER PRINTWEAR AND A&E MARKETS BRANDY JAMISON-NETH EXPO SALES MANAGER SIGN & DIGITAL GRAPHICS MARKET SARA REESE DIRECTOR, EVENT OPERATIONS JACKIE RAMSIER EXHIBITOR SERVICES MANAGER JOIE MARTIN PRESIDENT DAVE POMEROY VICE PRESIDENT / AUDIENCE & EVENTS LORI FARSTAD VICE PRESIDENT / FINANCE KORI GONZ ALES, CPA VICE PRESIDENT / CONTENT REGAN DICKINSON DIRECTOR OF TECHNICAL SERVICES WOLF BUTLER MULTIMEDIA CONTENT MANAGER DREW COOPER CEO & OWNER ROBERT H. WIEBER, JR. 10170 Church Ranch Way Suite #401, Westminster, CO 80021 ( 800 ) 669-0424 | ( 303 ) 469-0424 | FAX ( 303 ) 469-5730 W W W.G R A P H I C S - P R O.C O M PUBLISHER DAN PECKHAM EXECUTIVE EDITOR MAT T DIXON MANAGING EDITOR ALLEE BRUCE DIGITAL CONTENT EDITOR MARIE FENNEMA ART DIRECTOR LINDA CRANSTON GRAPHIC DESIGNER ERIK WOGEN MEDIA CONSULTANT, WEST RYAN APPLEBAUM MEDIA CONSULTANT, EAST DESIREE DELFRARI SALES SUPPORT SYDNEY BATCH CONTRIBUTING WRITERS PAUL A AVEN GL ADYCH, JAMES ANDRES, ERICH CAMPBELL, RANDY CARR, DANA CURTIS, VINCE DICECCO, RUTH DOBBINS, CASSIE GREEN, LILY HUNTER, HOWARD POT TER, BILL SCHIFFNER, KIETH STEVENS, TOM TAMBURRINI, BRIAN WALKER EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD DAN BAREFOOT, ERICH CAMPBELL, MAT T CHARBONEAU, DANE CLEMENT, BOB HAGEL, KERRIE MALLORY-THOMPSON, BRADEN TODD, LON WINTERS EDITORIAL INTERN NATHAN STROMBERG • Sandcarving • Laser Engraving • CNC Routing • Banners • Wide-Format Printing • Roll-to-Roll Printing • Plus, can't-miss business topics WANT TO KNOW MORE? Feel free to give me a call directly at 720-566-7286 or email me at

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