Women in Garment Decorating – Hiring and Keeping Employees


(Sponsored by PRINTING United) The 2 Regular Guys are excited to present the quarterly Women in Garment Decorating podcast. In this episode in 2021, our guests will be Allison Anderson and Wendy Rossman, both amazing small business owners. The conversation will center on hiring and keeping good employees, from a women business owners’ perspective. And we’ll discuss the day-to-day running of your business as well.

Our Success GroupOur regular listeners know this, but 2 Regular Guys are all about garment decorating, a bit of fun, and no rants or lectures or selling. We are not doing this for our employers, but rather for our industry. Since February 2013, The 2 Regular Guys have been the first and the most listened to garment decorating industry podcast on this planet! We are humbled by all of you tuning in each week. We work hard to bring you information that will make your business better, and our industry better. Take a look at our incredible weekly guest list and you’ll understand where this industry goes for news, interviews, and the heartbeat of garment decorating. Thanks for listening!


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Hiring and Keeping Employees

Aaron: Welcome to the show… Tell us a little bit about yourself and your business. Let’s start with you Wendy!

Terry: One of the things we want to talk about today is hiring and maintaining good employees. I say in all my classes that the day you hire your first employee, your life changes forever. Talk about your early hiring experiences.

Aaron: How has Covid affected your ability to hire and maintain staff? Did you yourselves have shutdowns or other Covid challenges along the way?

Terry: How do you go about training your employees, whether it be operating a machine or dealing with customers?

Aaron: Let’s talk about keeping employees happy at work. What are your thoughts on this?

Terry: Aaron tells me you both also have family, including your kids working with you. Talk to us about the unique challenges that come with that and how you have overcome those?

Aaron: Let’s talk about your businesses in general. As women business owners, what have been some of the biggest surprises, either good or challenging?

Terry: Let’s dust off the crystal ball. What do you see for your business in the coming year 2022?

Aaron: How about some advice for business owners for the coming year?

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  1. Take 100% Responsibility for ALL of your results – It’s easy to blame, complain and make excuses, but real success comes from empowering yourself to own all of your results.
  2. Find your Purpose – We all have a certain greatness zone of something we were meant to do. If we all were able to find that and just focus on living that the world will be a better place!
  3. Decide What You Desire – If you can not clearly share what your goals are you will never know where you are headed. Set your roadmap by determining how much and by when and then share those goals with anyone who will listen.
  4. Take Productive Actions – Planning, prepping, commiserating, sharing, and getting ready is great, but the sooner you get to action the faster you will find success. For example, there were some great nuggets and ideas today. Are you going to just put them on the shelf or are you going to take action on those ideas?
  5. Surround Yourself with Success – You are the average of the 5 people you spend the most time with. Are they improving your life and lifting you up or are they toxic and negative? It’s your job to spend as little time as possible with toxic people and build relationships with those that will lift you up.

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