Start Here October '22

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6 VITAL SIGNS MAT T DIXON, EXECUTIVE EDITOR S T A R T H E R E 2 0 2 2 A Different Kind of Show The inaugural START HERE Academy (SHA) was held in September during GRAPHICS PRO EXPO in Charlotte, North Carolina. Much like the magazine you're reading now, it's an event specifically tailored to those with an entrepreneurial spirit who wish to start or expand their business in the graphics industry. Trade shows are great places to see new products on the market, bend the ear of distributors and manufacturers, and get a hands-on look at the machines we use to keep our business running. But SHA adds more. On top of the trade show experience you've come to expect, SHA brings entrepreneurial influencers who share their experiences and lessons learned starting a new business or adding capabilities to tap new markets – the nuts and bolts of starting something new before you invest in equipment or expansion to make sure you're making the right moves for your shop. In addition to SHA, GRAPHICS PRO EXPO offers a bevy of 101-level, START HERE- level tutorial classes to choose from to get a leg up on making that next big move to keep your shop competitive and profitable. START HERE-level classes taught at this year's GRAPHICS PRO EXPO included: • Print on Purpose and Grow your Business Exponentially • Finding Success in the Laser Engraving Industry: Application Ideas and Tips to Boost Production • Screen Print with Just a Heat Press • Starting Sublimation: What Do I Need? • Become a Sandcarving Star! • Printing Outside of the T-Shirt Box • Everyone Can Learn CorelDRAW Some of the feedback we received from attendees let us know that START HERE Academy is providing a forum that industry professionals can truly use to improve their products, processes and acumen as a businessperson: "Engaging and real." — "Info I can use immediately." — "Relatable and genuine." — "Very informative for business owners at every level." GRAPHICS PRO EXPO is the perfect place to start your search for that new profit center for your business. For the full lineup of events in 2023, go to graphics- And, be sure not to miss the 2023 SHA event starting June 15 at GRAPHICS PRO EXPO in Indianapolis at the Indiana Convention Center. Registration opens March 10. See you there! 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 AUXILIARY SUPPORT ERIN GADDIE 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 PRESIDENT DAVE POMEROY EXECUTIVE EDITOR MAT T DIXON MANAGING EDITOR ALLEE BRUCE DIGITAL CONTENT EDITOR MARIE FENNEMA DIRECTOR OF SALES JAMES "RUGGS" KOCHEVAR SENIOR TERRITORY MANAGER – WEST BRANDY JAMISON-NETH TERRITORY MANAGER – MIDWEST SARA REESE TERRITORY MANAGER – NORTHEAST & CANADA KRYSTAL FRANKLIN k TERRITORY MANAGER – SOUTHEAST DESIREE DELFRARI TERRITORY MANAGER – PACIFIC & INTERNATIONAL RYAN APPLEBAUM ART DIRECTOR LINDA CRANSTON GRAPHIC DESIGNER IVETH GOMEZ SALES SUPPORT SYDNEY BATCH CONTRIBUTING WRITERS PAUL A AVEN GL ADYCH, MAT T CHARBONEAU, ERICH CAMPBELL, GREG FARMER, BOB HAGEL, JD HAMILTON, CHARIT Y JACKSON, MICHAEL K AMINSK Y, JOSH KICE, BILL LYDICK, A ARON MONTGOMERY, GINNY MUMM, STEPHEN ROMANIELLO, BRADEN TODD, SHELLEY WIDHALM, DOUG ZENDER, ROBERT ZOCH 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 WANT TO KNOW MORE? Feel free to give me a call directly at 720-566-7286 or email me at Indiana Convention Center June 15-16, 2023

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