8 Ball Offers Key Points To Bear In Mind When Setting Up A T Shirt Business

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Inspired by the plight of 17-year-old entrepreneur Jordan Bunker, who has set up his very own clothing company on a shoestring budget in order to raise money for homeless charities in the UK, 8 Ball has taken a look at the points budding business men and women need to bear in mind when setting up their very own t shirt production company.

"It’s a competitive industry and customers demand high quality products at reasonable prices" - 8 Ball representative

Those considering establishing their very own t shirt business should consider the following points before setting up shop.

Pick a niche. There are plenty of well-established printing companies currently satisfying the demand for commercial designs. To begin with, new designers should find a different angle that will appeal to a smaller segment of the public.

Decide on a company name. Choose something contemporary and attention-grabbing. It may also be wise to trademark the name if it is intended to be used as a logo or brand name.

Choose a business structure. Many prefer to establish their venture as a limited company, while some individuals will move into a partnership. We would advise that budding entrepreneurs look into all options to decide which setup best suits their current circumstances.

Contact other print shops for a better idea of production costs. The cost of each product will depend on the volumes that need to be printed, the sizes required and the production methods preferred.

Set up a website. Most people prefer to browse collections online and have their favourites delivered straight to their doorstep. 8 Ball would highly recommend retailing t shirts from a website in order to reach a bigger audience.

Say ‘no’ – sometimes. New companies are often eager to take on as much work as possible, but the pressure and responsibility involved in processing too many orders at once can put a great deal of strain on the person in charge. Businesses need to ensure that turnover times are kept to a minimum by managing their work flow effectively.

A representative from 8 Ball offers his own advice to back up the tips provided.

“I would recommend putting together a strong business plan before beginning to tackle the marketplace, as it’s a competitive industry and customers demand high quality products at reasonable prices,” he says.

8 Ball is a leading online retailer of unique t shirts, delivering thousands of items to UK customers in a huge range of different sizes and designs. From funny slogans to classic rock logos and quirky shirts inspired by pop culture throughout the decades, the tees on offer from the company appeal to all generations and can be printed to order. Call 01785 330220 for more information today.

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Richard Flanagan
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