Hiring for Your Custom Apparel Business


Please find some links and notes from the 2 Regular Guys Podcast. We welcome back to the podcast, Henry Ma of Ricoma International Corporation. Henry has recently been promoted to the CEO of the company. Henry is a business expert who has a long history of hiring good people and he is going to share with us his keys to success. what do you look for in a candidate, and how to weed out the good from the bad. We will also ask him what tips you can take today that you can put into place immediately to help your hiring process.

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  • Nathan & Susan Scott from Printtoatee in Lake Havasu City right here in AZ.

  • Jeffrey Schultzman from Sparkle Gear in Groveland, MA

Hiring for Your Custom Apparel Business

Henry Ma is a business expert who has helped over 3,000 startups and established business owners in over 140 countries grow their decorated apparel businesses. And very recently Henry was promoted from COO to CEO at Ricoma. As the host of Apparel Academy, a show on Ricoma’s YouTube channel, he offers insights and strategies for people looking for success in the decorated apparel industry. His advice and tips reach a loyal community of over 100,000 subscribers on email, Facebook, and YouTube.

Terry: Are there unique qualifications when hiring for a decorating business?

Aaron: Talk to us about the interview process.

Terry: What happens in your opinion on Day 1 for a new employee?

Aaron: A major conversation we regularly have here on 2 Regular Guys is employee training. Let’s talk about how training occurs.

Aaron: Henry, let’s shift gears and talk a little bit about employee retention. How do we keep our employees happy and on the job?

Terry: Sometimes things go awry with employees. Talk to us about dealing with employees who stray from the path.

Aaron: Share with our listeners your best advice on hiring or dealing with employees.

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