How many times have you heard it said that if opening up a successful St
Louis embroidery company was easy, then everybody would be on board.
Regardless of what vocation you are in, there’s always that disgruntled
employee that says he or she would have done it this way or that. In fact,
it wasn’t that long ago that I could remember one of my old employees did
the very same thing. My response to him was this. “If it’s so easy, then you
should go out and start your own St Louis digital t-shirt printing company.”
To make a long story short, he never took my advice. I guess it’s one of
those scenarios where the grass always appears greener on the other side. I
told him that he should take the time and think about how good he has it. All
he has to do is punch a time clock and then put in his 8 hours. He can then
go home and not give it a second thought.
I asked him what he was doing this weekend and he said nothing really exciting. I told him that I was working.When you own a custom screen printing and embroidery company you
have to wear a whole lot of hats. Your responsibilities can change from day
to day and you have to be available and on call 24/7. I would actually love
to go somewhere on vacation and not have to take my phone with me. That
being said, I never know when a potential customer is going to call and
require immediate attention. This can range from a potential complication
that might complicate or delay his deliver, to just a simple quote request.
Another thing he should consider is the fact that there are no guarantees. It
normally requires a sizable investment in order to buy the right equipment
and that doesn’t even include a building to house it in. If you’re going to
hire employees, you owe it to them to make sure you have enough customers
to sustain paying them weekly salary. To sum it up, it’s anything but easy.
If by chance after reading this, you still have intentions of aspiring to
open your own, digital t-shirt printing service, then good luck with that
and I wish you all the best.