Owning our very own contractor has been our sole job aim since I was like a teen.
I can remember being a kid & working that first minimum wage section time task.
It was at a small, regional grocery chain. My boss treated me like I was his personally appointed grunt. The person was just bad to all of us. Coming home from that task 1 day, I looked in a window & I saw a dude screen printing t-shirts. It was a tiny, little space that had previously been a street pizza joint. But, the music was going & this guy was designing all sorts of graphics & other decorative solutions. Ironically, that tagless t shirt printing contractor would turn out to leave a very lasting impression. I went on to college. Did the right thing, made the right grades however focused our passion through creativity. I went to labor for someone & quit after the first month. I decided that I could get into the printing, lamination & label printing business. It would labor out very well given two very important things that I understood once I quit that first task. I wasn’t working for anyone else again, ever. The only important thing to me was being able to design & create. Signs, graphics & t shirt design & printing would leverage both of those positions very well. The label making alone is made self-explanatory & profitable through our Hix printer. It is so bendy that I am able to take on a number of different print materials. Most of that contractor is fairly local so the design aspect is limited. But I can get super creative with the t shirt printing aspect.