Stan Banks of the T-Shirt Side Hustle will be joining the 2 Regular Guys to talk about the state of the industry and what he is seeing and one of the premier influencers for new people coming to the space. What are new businesses’ biggest hurdles, and how can experienced decorators learn from the new people coming to the space. Stan is also a speaker at the upcoming Graphics Pro Expo START HERE Academy, September 15th event in Charlotte. Learn more!
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Saturday and Sunday. The rest of them are ‘weak’ days.
T-Shirt Side Hustle
Aaron: T-Shirt Side Hustle aligns its expert knowledge to companies to allow them to educate and market from the outside in. Serving an audience of beginners who are just starting within the industry to seasoned professionals; TSH collects the latest industry information, newest products, and inspiring stories and creates conversation within the industry.
Stan Banks, the owner and serial entrepreneur behind T-Shirt Side Hustle began helping people start their t-shirt business from home in 2017. After starting multiple hustles growing up he found his place in 2011 where he pursued apparel decoration full time. Having never worked a full-time job, in 2016 he obtained a security job for $10 an hour with the sole purpose of securing health insurance. This is where he realized that this was not a sustainable income for anyone to provide for themselves or a family. This is where he decided he wanted to provide a valuable option for anyone who felt the same. On January 3, 2017, he set out to teach people what allowed him to survive for the past 6 years and T-Shirt Side Hustle was born.
Terry: Most people accidentally become garment decorators. Tell us the story about how you started.
Aaron: We’re all about education and rising tides here. When did you decide you needed to help others?
Terry: Give us an idea about your process of helping people get started with their own side hustle.
Aaron: What are some of the biggest challenges you are seeing new business owners face as they come to this industry?
Terry: Here on the 2 Regular Guys we have a wide range of #Regulators – listeners from newbies to those industry veterans like us. Someone that has a more established business, what can they learn from the new folks coming into the space?
Aaron: I know it is still a little way out, but we were able to get connected to you through the mutual project we are working on, The START HERE Academy out in Charlotte on September 15th. Tell us a little about why you are excited to be speaking there. What can people expect?
Terry: Tell us about your programs and books that we saw over on your website at https://tshirtsidehustle.com/
Aaron: Obviously people need to go subscribe to your YouTube channel, so tell us how to find that, and is there anywhere else folks should be connecting with you.
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- Graphics Pro Expo Indianapolis, IN – June 2-4, 2022
- SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference Atlanta, GA – June 20-24, 2022
- Made2hustle.live Ft. Worth, TX – June 25-26, 2022
- Applique Getaway Dallas, TX – July 15-17, 2022
- Graphics Pro Expo Meadowlands, NJ – July 21-22, 2022
- Graphics Pro Expo Long Beach, CA – August 4-6, 2002
- Graphics Pro Expo Charlotte, NC – September 16-17, 2022
- START HERE Academy – September 15, 4-8 p.m., in Room 219 at the Charlotte Convention Center
- Sublimation Summit Peachtree City, GA – September 22-24, 2022
- Everything Embroidery Market Myrtle Beach, NC – September 22-24, 2022
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