In December of 2011, I took a beginner screen printing class taught by Ross Hunter. I had taken the class to see if I could become a screen printer and start my own business. Ross’ knowledge of the process, his enthusiasm for his craft, and in depth understanding of running a business added to my motivation. We purchased our starter equipment and officially opened the business in July of 2012. We retained Ross for a three day onsite consult. It was one of the smartest decisions that we made. He traveled to us in Kentucky and was invaluable for training our staff in all aspects of the business from printing to record keeping and even setting up our equipment. He worked one on one with each of us answering questions and sharing knowledge and tips to get us up and running. In the years since our business has grown from manual presses to an automatic press and quadrupled in sales, Ross has continued to be our mentor and business advisor. We cannot say enough about him and how much of an asset he has been to our business.
One of the most important things I learned from my time in the U.S.Marines was that training is everything. Changing careers and wanting to become an entrepreneur I found myself becoming interested in starting a screen printing business. I watched videos on youtube to get a head start but felt that something was missing. I hired Ross to come and train my team and I about everything related to screen printing. Not only did we learn what it takes to print great quality shirts but Ross also taught us about the business side of screen printing. I have no doubt his training is why I was able to go from a hobby and printing in a garage to a professional business and moving into a warehouse.