December '16

For the Business of Apparel Decorating

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W hy did you start your own business? Be- ing an entrepreneur comes with all types of benefits. You get to be your own boss, have creative freedom, and enjoy the pride of creating something on your own. However, you can often find yourself trapped in a box of financial stagnation. You have gained so much, but not the one thing you really need: personal wealth. Financial success with a small, independent business is not out of reach. You can make more money with your business, but you have to start thinking differently and taking new actions towards your financial growth. ASSESS YOUR SITUATION The first step toward making more money should be look- ing at where you are right now. If you want to improve, you must know where you are. Just like a runner, you have to know what you can do right now. A runner would run a How to Make More Money B Y M A R C V I L A Marc Vila is the director of business development for Colman and Company, a decorated apparel supply com- pany in Tampa, Florida. He has worked in sales and mar- keting since 2003 with experience in outsource manage- ment, finance, decorated apparel, commercial equip- ment, and supplies. He entered the apparel business in 2008 in equipment sales for embroidery, garment print- ing, and rhinestones. He currently manages the sales team, Internet marketing, email marketing, and general business development at Colman and Company. 2 0 1 6 D E C E M B E R P R I N T W E A R || 81

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