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24 August 2016 ~ 0 Comments

12 Entrepreneur Pros Share Tips On Starting A Business

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There’s no way around it: Starting a business is a daunting task. While many have had a big idea before, most entrepreneurs either don’t know where to start, or get sidetracked along the way. If it’s not a lack of investment, it’s not getting enough sleep, or not having the right plan, or a hundred other issues that you couldn’t have foreseen.

But what if you didn’t have to learn all those lessons yourself? See, there are a lot of successful CEOs who have already blazed the trail for you and are happy to dole out advice. We’ve gathered that advice for you right here, to help make your journey a successful one. Are you ready to listen? […]

12 July 2016 ~ 0 Comments

7 Things You Should Never Do At A Conference, According To The Experts

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Attending conferences is a time honored tradition for those in the business world. It can be an unforgettable experience where you have the opportunity to learn about new and exciting trends in your industry, gain valuable insight, and have the chance to make incredible connections. There’s also sometimes the added bonus of getting out of your office or city for a couple of days as well.

But all those speakers you listen to, sessions you attend, and contacts you meet can also provide ample opportunities to turn a great opportunity into a disaster. Seasoned conference goers know how to manage their time, as well as stand out from the crowd. To help you become one of the elite, we’ve gathered some of the best advice from various experts to help you from committing a conference no-no.

Here’s what they had to say. […]

10 June 2016 ~ 0 Comments

10 Examples Of Creativity And Technology Coming Together For Social Good

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It takes everyone — activists, scientists, engineers, artists, and more — to make the world a better place. Even then, tackling some of the world’s most difficult problems can seem daunting. With a little creativity and innovation, however, these problems are becoming slightly more manageable all the time. And every day, there are new breakthroughs from innovators around the world who are bringing attention to social issues and creating new, incredible solutions. […]

06 May 2016 ~ 0 Comments

12 Experts On How You Can Create The Ultimate Company Culture

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Company culture. It has become a huge buzzword in the business and entrepreneurial spaces lately. You’ve most likely seen it when reading any kind of management article. And you may have even seen the often cited Gallup survey that showed that 70% of American workers are disengaged on the job. But what exactly is it?

Every company culture is going to be unique, but universally, it’s about how you put the employees first in a way that creates a fun and productive working environment. Going to work shouldn’t be something that your employees dread every day. Ideally, they would actually have a hard time leaving because they truly enjoy the challenges, their co-workers, and the atmosphere. […]

02 May 2016 ~ 2 Comments

Design a Shirt: Your Step-By-Step Guide To Killer Printed Clothing Design

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A few weeks back, we walked you through the process of using our powerful Design Studio Software. But knowing how to use the software is only the first step. There’s a lot more that goes into creating an awesome-looking shirt than you’d expect.

That’s why today, we’ve got another walkthrough for you. We’re going to go over everything that’s involved in dreaming up an awesome-looking shirt, from the principles of visual design to the elements of proper branding. By the time we’re done here, your toolkit will have everything necessary to come up with something incredible, whether you’re making a shirt, sweater, mug, or even a hat. […]

15 April 2016 ~ 1 Comment

The 18 Most Infamous, Expensive, & Iconic T-Shirts Of All Time

 

 

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It should come as no surprise that we here at BlueCotton love t-shirts – especially unique, rare, and iconic t-shirts. It’s not uncommon while walking around our office to overhear someone remarking about finding a great shirt over the weekend, what their favorite shirt is, or having a light-hearted debate about the greatest t-shirt of all time.

A t-shirt is just a t-shirt, right? Wrong. Especially if you’ve spent as much time around this industry as we have. While the t-shirt got it’s humble beginnings in 1913 when the U.S. Navy issued crewneck tees to be worn under uniforms, in the decades to come, T-shirts turned more stylish with prints and slogans. They got political in the 1940s, when New York Governor Thomas E Dewey’s campaign designed ones with the phrase “Dew it with Dewey” printed on them when he ran for president. Even Hollywood contributed to the T-shirt’s popularity when Marlon Brando sported one in the 1951 film A Streetcar Named Desire. […]