Title: How Your Small Business Can Benefit from Custom Screen Printed T-Shirts Word Count: 638 Summary: America is the land of opportunity and with that the land of small businesses. The U.S. has made it easy for just about anyone to work up the courage and capital and start up their own business. Having realized that you can do it, one arrives at the paradox that so can everyone else. How do you make your small business stand out and rise above the competition? One way is to use custom screen printed t-shirts as a way of looking more professional and as advertising. Keywords: small business, screen printing, custom printed tshirts Article Body: America is the land of opportunity and with that the land of small businesses. The U.S. has made it easy for just about anyone to work up the courage and capital and start up their own business. Having realized that you can do it, one arrives at the paradox that so can everyone else. How do you make your small business stand out and rise above the competition? One way is to use custom screen printed t-shirts as a way of looking more professional and as advertising. When it comes to looking professional the importance cannot be stressed enough. People are very hesitant to trust a company or individual who doesn’t look like he/she is capable. In a sense the clothes make the man here. Those who appear qualified will have a much easier time attracting customers, employees, and even be courted by vendors/suppliers. People are by their very nature timid and worrisome. If you can appear professional and legitimate it appeals to primal urge to feel secure and that will make people instantly feel more comfortable with you and your business. Screen printed t-shirts do just that by making you appear like you have it all together. Think about the following two scenarios. In the first a people from you firm show up to do a job in a hodgepodge of random and assorted clothing. They look, although are not, unprofessional because they offer no sense of order and thought. In the second scenario, the crew arrives wearing the same tshirts with bear your logo and demonstrate the legitimacy of your business. If I had to guess, the second scenario is how you as the owner of a small business would like to present your business. If you do nothing more than have the appearance of thought before hand, your business appears to be professional and inspires confidence. The second way custom screen printed t-shirts can help out your small business is through the wonder of advertising. Custom printed tshirts are among the best ways to advertise for small businesses. Think about your target audience and it is easy to see that small businesses benefit exceptionally well. Small businesses more than likely want to target people in your area. That is what custom printed t-shirts do. They walk around and give you unlimited advertising in your own local area. Give the t-shirts to your friends and family and they can wear them around and advertise for nothing more than the cost of the t-shirt. Another idea I find often works is giving a t-shirt to people for whom you do a job. These people will unlikely make it their favorite piece of apparel, but even if they wear it to the gym then they offer advertisement and can offer their own form of advertising. Consider if you will Ralph as he stands outside washing his car one Saturday morning. His neighbor Jim walks by and sees Ralph’s shirts offering services that Jim is looking for himself. Ralph now has advertised for you and can do even more by saying that he loved your services and describe the great job you did. This strategy offers both printed advertisement as well as word of mouth advertising. My company keeps the images that you used on file, so ordering more t-shirts down the road is a snap. I hope have found this article to be somewhat informative and thought provoking. Small business are the majority of my clients and I’m always happy to help come up with design ideas and ways to improve not only their t-shirts but promotional products as well, all with the same idea of advertising and looking professional. After all those two key points can really set you own small business above the completion. Isn’t that what you want?