· Jesse Poteet · news · 3 min read

Welcome to Startup Screen Printing

Welcome to the Startup Screen Printing blog, a place dedicated creators start and grow successful screen print businesses.

Welcome to the Startup Screen Printing blog, a place dedicated creators start and grow successful screen print businesses.

My name is Jesse and I’d like to take a few minutes to introduce myself and my intentions for creating Startup Screen Printing.

When I stated my own print company back in 2017, my initial thought was to see if I could replace my income from my day job with this new side-gig. However, that changed pretty quickly. Not because it was going to be difficult to do, but really because screen printing was becoming something I enjoyed a lot as a hobby.

If you’ve ever transitioned a hobby into a business, then you know what I’m about to say. There is a point when you are converting a hobby into a business where more of the hobby suddenly becomes work. If you’re not careful, this can be what takes away your joy or passion that your hobby used to create.

So, I decided to keep it has a hobby. To keep it as a side business and in essence keep it small so that I didn’t lose the fun or the passion. So, I stopped posting on social media. I stopped promoting my business to businesses I came in contact with. I had made my decision that screen printing would forever remain something I did for fun.

But then something changed.

In 2021 I landed a job as a consultant. I immediately got put on accounts where I was the “subject matter expert” and I was given the task of training people and teaching the software in which I had recently achieved certification as a “expert.”

Fast forward to the beginning of 2022 and I had finally figured out what I truly loved to do with my time. I loved teaching. I loved sharing experiences and ideas to help others gain traction and experience success.

After that, it took me a year to figure out how this was going to translate to the screen print industry, but here I am. Plus, I had to get the courage to put myself out there. Something I’ve feared doing for at least the last 10 years as I’ve always wanted to have a podcast but never had the bravery to publish one.

It took me learning how much I love teaching to finally find something that is stronger than the fear that was holding me back. That is why I am here. I’m here to teach, to share, to support, to encourage, to be whatever I can be to help others start and grow successful screen print businesses from home.

The best is yet to come

I have big plans for this new business, plans that go way beyond. Just a blog, [Youtube channel], and [podcast]. But the big “why” behind all of those plans is the love of teaching and seeing others find success in this industry as a result of my support.

I’m no expert. Not by a long shot. But I have experience as a business owner, experience in screen printing in both my own business and for another print company, and a passion for teaching.

This may never be a full time gig for me, but honestly that’s not the reason for doing this. I’m just here to help. If you’re just getting started and I can help you in any way, please let me know. Leave a comment below. I’d love to hear from you and I’d love to walk with you on your journey of building a screen print company.

Affiliate Disclosure: The links contianed in the above article, as well as elsewhere throughout this website, may be affiliate or referral links. This simply means I get a small commission if you use my link to purchase something. Note that this does not increase your cost and it does not mean I am at all affiliated or sponsored by the associated company the links are directed towards. I am simply a memeber of the associated affilaite program. Using the links does support me and my efforts to bring this educational content to the screen print communtiy, so if you are purchasing from my links, know that I greatly appreciate your support.

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