Mid-Year Roundup: Best Blogs of 2016 So Far

1. It’s Not Too Late: Famous Design Entrepreneurs Who Started After 30


Learn how talented designers became successful entrepreneurs after their 20s.  This post will inspire you to get started no matter your age or background.

2. Trade Shows to Attend Summer 2016

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The summer is prime season for trade shows. Trade shows are a great opportunity to network with peers, learn from experts, and grow your business. Don’t miss out on these opportunities this summer!

3. From Side Hustle to Full-Time Entrepreneur: 5 Tips to Build Your Business to the Next Level


Taking a money-making tactic and turning it into a full-time business is difficult. Cole Lundstrom, from The Shirt Agency, shares what he has found to be the 5 most clear characteristics among the most successful brands, built from one-man operations.  This post will inspire you to to spur your business to the next level!

4. How These Entrepreneurs Started an Apparel Line With No Experience kirrin finch profile

Learn how a healthcare marketer and teacher team up to create their first clothing line for an underrepresented niche.

5. 6 Top-Rated Technical Designers

Technical designers are essential in helping ideas come to life.  They will create a tech pack based off your initial sketches or prototype in order to nail down all the details a factory needs to produce your item.

6. Start-up Friendly Resources to Get Your Products Sold


American made brands are thriving, but it can still be difficult to find the right retailer at the right price, especially for new brands. Fortunately, this article shares explores the wave of start-up friendly stores and online marketplaces that make it easier for Made in the USA brands to find a way to get their products in stores and to consumers.

Related Reading:  How to Start a T-Shirt Business

7. 6 Simple Steps to Production unspecified-7

As a beginner dealing with production, the lingo and process can be a bit overwhelming.  This articles takes an outline approach on how you should approach your production process.

8.  Small Batch Jewelry Manufacturers You Should Know


This article is great for those wanting to launch a jewelry line, but want to start small. Here is a list of US-based jewelry suppliers who have low minimum order requirements.

9.  12 Essential Software Tools That Can Make Running Your Start-up Easier

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Technology is great when you know how to use it for your business. Here are some resources that can help you run all aspects of your business, from accounting to HR.

10. 3 Secrets to Scaling a Apparel Startup

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Crystal Etienne is left a six-figure salaried career as a financial operations controller with no design or fashion background to write the patent for Panty Prop. She shares how she became one of the top functional underwear companies, selling 15,000 units within one month of launch.

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