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Christmas items and holiday gifts

Christmas Items at Prime Time Print

We have a wide assortment of holiday shot glasses and personalized options for holiday shot glasses.

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Font Options:

We offer many font options that you can view here by clicking for a image pop-up Holiday Items Personalized Font Options

If you have an image you can submit it to us through our email. We can make templates out of virtualy any logo or design, and add personalized text along with your personalized image and design.

If you choose to select one of our pre-made designs, you have the option of going with personalized text or opting for the standard glass.

For our pre-made designs, each shot glass is just $2.25; if you choice to have your items personalized, there is a one-time template creation fee of $10, that is waived on every additional order of the same template. For instance, if you make a template personalized with a white star logo saying “Merry Christmas from the Jones Family”; that template will be able to be used any time in the future and are stored here; after completion of your order and creation of your template, you are given a discount code to waive this template fee which is factored in all our personalized items.

If you lose your or forget your discount code, not a pro

blem; simple send us an email and we’ll email you a new code.(for more information on templates, pricing, and options; please visit our info page).

If you would like to have your personalized shot glasses, with some fancy text or just simple but specific texts, we can work with you through a few different options.

Custom tree ornament for Christmas

Custom tree ornament for Christmas

Submission Options
Submit an email with an image of the text you want to support@primetimeprint.com

Submit an email or call with the text font, size, and color to us.

When you go through the checkout process for the personalized services, you can always mention the font specifications when you enter the personalization text during the check-out process.

Do not feel limited by the font color or style; We could have a long list of fonts with a drop-down list that you would have to SCROLL ALL THE WAY THOUGH. Blah! Instead we realize that most people have an idea of what they want, or are able to bring up any Word document and get the font style, color and size that they would like on their personalized goods.

The only limitations you have are the font size if your product has a limited area, i.e. personalized shot glasses; and the image you submit to us to be personalized must be in a single color. We are able to change the color of any image through photoshop, but per template, one-color can be used per template.

Holiday Products available:

Christmas items; personalized and non-personalized

Personalized Holiday Candles

Holiday Personalized and non-personalized Soaps

Pre-made Styles

We have a standard set of 3 premade styles for each Holiday occassion. To view our pdf image of our four styles of each, you please click here and a pop up window will give you an enlarged picture of our Holiday styles. If you choice to have personalized shot glasses; you have the option of selecting from one of our images and noting the image code to add during check-out; then adding the Text you would like, as well as adding any insturctions or font preferences for your order. If you have a image to submit that you would like to use for your personalization, this is not a problem; Simply send us an e-mail atsupport@primetimeprint.com and we’ll get your going right away.

For a quote today on your customized products call us at 231-736-4317!

Xmas 2 tone shot glasses Frosted Shot Glasses

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Prod. Code: Xmas 2 tone shot glasses

Xmas two toned Arctic holiday shot glasses

Our two-toned shot glasses are pre-made with an option of 4 different standard Christmas designs.

Two-tone Colors

1/2 Orange

1/2 Green

1/2 Purple

Premade Christmas Images to select from:

To select what image you would like, select on the drop-down menu:

Christmas Red Stocking image

Christmas Ornament

Family Star (black star)

White star (star on the green two-tone)
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For a quote today on your customized products call us at 231-736-4317!

Christmas shot glasses Pre-made Standard 1.5 ounce

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To select what image you would like, select on the drop-down menu:

Red Stocking

Ornament

Family Star (black star)

White star (star on the green two-tone)
Christmas Image

Color option available as well:

Red

Black

Blue

Green

White

Yellow

For a quote today on your customized products call us at 231-736-4317!

Christmas Soaps – Select your Christmas design

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Prod. Code: ChristmasSoaps

Christmas Soaps with Christmas design Selection

4 ounce Christmas soaps, all you do is select the Christmas soap design you prefer from our drop down list in checkout options.

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Would you like to get your boyfriend or girlfriend a special, unique, and unforgetable Christmas present? Take a look at our Christmas Soaps. These are sure fire ways to have one-of-a-kind Christmas gifts for all. You won’t find these unique and personalized Christmas gifts anywhere else!
We specializes in unique personalized gifts made of soap, Christmas tree shaped Christmas gifts, and other Christmas gifts ideas. We’ve got unique and creative gifts for Christmas or any occasion!
Look no further…Order him a Unique gift for Christmas

Prime Time Print is the only location in the Midwest to find Christmas gift times for men and women of all ages and preferences.
Christmas gifts are as fun to give as they are to get.
At our website you can personalize your Christmas stocking stuffers to the max. Your text message will be imprinted inside a handcrafted soap, so it will stay inside the soap while in use.
It’s always fun to send someone a birthday gift that you know will make them happy. A Christmas gifts that will make them think of you.

 

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Why use promotional products?

Why use promotional products?

Personalized products for Business

24 Nov 2012

 

Use promotional products

Use promotional products

Why Use Promotional Products?
What Promotional Products Can Do for You!
We solve marketing problems and create new marketing opportunities for your business!
Promotional products are powerful weapons in your marketing arsenal. Some of the proven uses for ad specialty items include:

Uses

Another thing that can be counted as an advantage is that they are used everyday.  Drinking coffee is not seasonal; in fact people drink coffee no matter what the season.  Unlike other promotional items that have limited use, personalized travel mugs can be used for a long time.  Furthermore, size wouldn’t be a problem since any size will do.  Compared with a shirt, giving away personalized businesss is safe because you do not have to worry about the size.

Tips

Decide which option to use customized coffee mugs as a give away, aside from the design or logo, you have to think about the kind of material that you want to use.  There are a variety of materials to choose from.  The material that you will use should coincide with the image that you want your company to project.  As an example, if you want people to think of your company as powerful you can use metal cups.  Aside from projecting a powerful image, it also connotes a sophisticated and professional image.  Another example is using a wrong material for the image that you want others to perceive.  Like using metal mugs with a company name like Flower Bed Town.  This name would be more suited to a ceramic mug since a ceramic mug would imply affection and it is more personal.  Since the company is in the business of selling flowers, flowers are usually considered feminine so it will be more appropriate if ceramic coffee mugs are used.  Another feeling associated with it is warmness, so it would be absurd to use a material that implies coldness.  Lastly, when plastic mug is used it means that your business is flexible.  It shows that anybody can use pad printing for business and promo means.
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Student Credit Card ReviewHow Promotional Products Can be Used to Help Your CompanyBy Jill HarnessFOLLOW USSHARE
You may be considering promotional products, but wonder how they can help your company. Believe it or not, these tiny little investments can often provide you with a better return on your investment than billboards or bench ads in the community. Sure ads like billboards may be noticed as people are driving around town, but they are much more expensive than a giveaway item and will only appear in one place, where promotional products can travel around from place to place. In fact, promotional products can help your company in a number of ways you may have never thought of. Here are a few ideas of how these giveaways can help promote your company:
Getting passed along. Items like pens or pencils are tiny investments, but the reality is that they are seen on a regular basis and often passed along to people who would never have heard of your company otherwise. Most businesses are going to make pens and pencils available to their customers and when they are accidentally removed from your premise, wouldn’t you rather they help promote your business to everyone who uses them?
Daily reminders. Some things, like desk calendars and chip clips may not ever leave the possession of the person you gave them to, but they can be seen every day by that potential customer. This is a great way to subtlety send your message on a regular basis.
Walking billboards. Ever wonder why so many companies give away tee shirts and hats? It’s a double promotion. The person wearing your shirt or cap will think about your business when they put them on and then everyone who sees them throughout the day will be reminded of your services as well. Can you ask for a better low-cost investment?
Local goodwill. Consider giving away low-cost items at a community even in
exchange for a mention as a sponsor. This will result in potential customers getting your promotional products for future use. Overall goodwill towards your company gets your neighbors thinking about how great it was of you to have provided free items at the event.
Corporate gifts. If you have higher-end clientele, a simple tee shirt may not cut it, but a gourmet gift set or a stunning desk accessory may impress your potential client and leave a lasting impression in his or her memory.
Employee rewards. Not all promotional products need to be used for advertising. You can also provide employee incentives and small reminders at your company parties with these items. It’s always good to remember that a happy employee is a productive employee and just because you have a small business doesn’t mean you can’t afford to reward your employees from time to time.
Now that you’ve got some ideas as to why you should purchase promotional products, be sure to read our reviews on the best promotional products stores and our other resource article about Choosing The Right Promotional Products For Your Needs.
A business card is your lifeline to customers and one of the most basic – and useful – marketing tools on the planet. It really can play a big role in helping you gain, or lose the interest of a potential customer. Your card represents you when you are no longer there, or many even be the “face” of you and your business to people who’ve never met you. You need a well-designed card that conveys the proper image and information about your business. And it has to be concise. An effective card can:

 

  • Attract new customers

 

 

  • Increase repeat business

 

 

  • Inspire customer loyalty

 

 

  • Establish name recognition

 

 

  • Improve client relations

 

 

  • Reactivate old accounts

 

 

  • Support sales by dealers

 

 

  • Encourage innovation

 

 

  • Create a good reputation

 

 

  • Celebrate anniversaries 

 

 

  •  Solidify corporate identity

 

 

  •  Motive sales staff

 

 

  •  Commemorate special events

 

 

  •  Build an image 

 

 

  •  Promote safety, teamwork and productivity

 

 

  •  Stimulate trade show traffic

 

 

  •  Announce sales

 

 

  •  Cultivate goodwill in the community

 

 

  •  Express appreciation

 

 

  •  Apologize for a lapse in service

 

 

  •  Get attention

 

 

  •  Solve problems

 

Numerous case studies document the effectiveness of promotional products. One fast-food restaurant’s investment of $181 in promotional products resulted in more than $1200 increase in food sales. One study found that promotional products increase the response to direct mail up to 75%.

PPAI has released the 2003 sales figures showing what types of products were ordered:

Power Of Promotional Products Revealed In New Study
A survey recently conducted for PPAI by LJ Market Research reveals the power of promotional products by measuring how end users respond to organizations that use promotional products as part of their marketing mix.

The survey, Promotional Products – Impact, Exposure and Influence: A Survey of Business Travelers at Dallas/Fort Worth Airport, was conducted by interviewing business travelers at DFW Airport. More than 71 percent of travelers indicated they had received at least one promotional product in the last 12 months.

The study also showed that respondents’ ability to recall the name of an advertiser on a promotional product they had received (76 percent) was much better than their ability to recall the name of an advertiser from a print publication they had read in the past week (53.5 percent).

Highlights from the study will be featured in the January 2005 issue of PPB.

The 80-page survey report will be available after November 8 in the PPAI Bookstore for $25 for PPAI members and $40 for nonmembers. Pre-orders will be accepted. E-mailBookstore@ppa.org or call June Peters at 972-258-3087. Ask for item number RS8031

 1000’s of Marketing Ideas: Check out what kind of promotional products companies use in their business.

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For a quote today on your customized products call us at 231-736-4317!

 

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Customized golf balls

Personalized Golf Balls

Personalized Golf Balls make great gifts for the special someone in your life be it male or female.  Golf lovers around the world love having their special and lucky golf balls for special rounds.  These golf balls are personalized with three lines of personalized text in the color you would like.  Simply add the personal text you would like added to the golfballs and we print them within a day.  We are proud of our personalization services and offer prices guaranteed to be lowest in the nation and price match against all our competitors.  We generally finish up personalization within 3-5 days.

These balls have a great distance and a sweet spot feel when you hit then head on

Pros: Easy to Use, Good Value, multiple packages available

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Price: $75.97

Sale Price: $49.70

Availability: in stock

Prod. Code: Nike personalized golfballs

Customized Golf balls by Nike

The personalized Nike golfballs bring a unique gift to the special golfer in your life and make great gifts.  Nike tour golf balls include a dozen personalized golf balls with these high quality golf balls featuring cutting up technology and brand new core center design.

The RZ core design give increase in loft and drive distance off the tee for better control around the fairway and keeping you on the green.

FEATURES:

  • Improved control on the course
  • Increased velocity off the tee gives you max distance
  • Free personalization of the golf balls with 3 lines of text
  • 1 dozen packs of personalized golf balls

For a quote today on your customized products call us at 231-736-4317!

Price: $85.97

Sale Price: $60.97

Availability: in stock

Prod. Code: Titlest

Personalized Titles Pro Distance Golfballs (1 dozen golf balls)

Quantity / Price is per DOZEN Pro Distance Titlest golfballsPersonalization printing on Titlest high distance pro Golf Balls.

For a quote today on your customized products call us at 231-736-4317!

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Fundraisers and special event custom products

Customized fundraising products and personalized promo festivals goods for the best profit on your festival or fundraising event.With the customized festival items and festival packages from Prime Time Print, we love giving you all the tools the ambitious entreprenuer would need to succeed.  For those of you interested in going to festivals, have fund raisers, or a charity event; we offer a guanteed lowest price in the nation on all our product personalization services; if you can FIND a better deal, we will match it and beat it.

With our fundraising packages, you can turn a small gathering into a nice little boost to your cause, and a larger gathering into a bonaza.

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10 Tips on starting a fundraiser

This is an extended version of my recent talk at SXSW Vegas. Many first-time entrepreneurs obsess about fundraising, and worse, let it take priority over what actually matters–building product and talking to customers/users. Having raised >$30M of angel and venture capital across three of my own startups, I’ve made my share of fundraising mistakes and want to spare first time founders some pain with some hard-earned lessons.

This is a long post, but I wish someone had shared these with me when I was first starting out. Hopefully if you’re a first-time founder you’ll read this and find this useful.

1. Before fundraising, consider not fundraising

Excluding certain specialized industries (e.g. pharma, med devices, energy are some that come to mind) it’s generally pretty inexpensive to build a company these days. Hardware or software. I’ve done both. Even if you’ll eventually need to raise capital, it’s likely possible to prove out your initial assumptions and verify “product-market fit” (ie that people want what you’ve got) before raising. As a sign of just how much has changed, when I was starting my first company less than a decade ago, I had to buy RAM, CPUs, motherboards, and other components, build my own servers, and colocate them due to the amount of computation we were trying to perform that surpassed hosted server capabilities. These days nearly everything has been turned into SaaS (including server hosting), greatly lowering the amount of money required to verify that your business is real.

Avoiding raising money may make sense not only in the beginning of your startup’s rollout, but also for the rest of its history. The proposition of taking $1 from an investor and purporting to return $10+ to them creates a lot of pressure that may not make sense for your business or market when compared to bootstrapping.

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Cancer charity glasses pink ribbons

VC money in particular carries the expectation that you’re going to build a $1B+ business, and relatively quickly. Somewhat ironically, as reported  on by the Kauffman Foundation, of the fastest-growing private companies in the United States over the 10 year period 1997-2007 identified by Inc magazine in their annual Inc 500 list, only 16% had taken VC money. Although correlation is not necessarily causation, by that data, one could speculate that you have a higher likelihood of building one of America’s fastest-growing companies if you avoid VCs than if you work with them. Of course, many of today’s most recognizable tech giants did partner with VCs, and I personally have involved VCs in all of my above-mentioned startups, so you’ll have to evaluate your specific circumstances. I’ve recently started to ask myself why this discrepancy exists. I have a working hypothesis that the very best VCs do positively contribute to building category-defining large businesses, especially technology-driven businesses. However, there are many business models that simply don’t need VC capital to grow quickly; I have not yet reviewed the data to understand if these types of businesses get very large or simply grow and flatline. Companies like Dell, ShutterStock, and Esri all purportedly never raised VC capital.

The take-away from all this is don’t take it as a given that you must raise capital to start a successful company.

2. If you must fundraise to prove initial assumptions, raise as little as possible at first

As mentioned above, it’s possible these days to start a software or hardware startup with no or very little capital. I estimate $5-50k is enough to prove out initial assumptions and demonstrate that real demand exists or does not exist for most products or services. That’s a sufficiently small amount that you can conceivably scrape the sum together from family, friends, and friends of friends. These individuals will be more willing to invest on the merit of you and your character as a person rather than your non-existent business. Other relatively low-hassle sources at this stage include university entrepreneurial grant programs and business plan competitions which are becoming increasingly more prevalent. Even Airbnb income (if you have a spare room to rent) has been used by founders to finance their early operations. If none of the above is at your fingertips, you can still figure out how to hustle to put some money in the bank, ideally by doing something at least tangentially related to what you’re trying to build so you can gain helpful market insights, experience, and connections at the same time. It’s probably a waste of your time to speak with people who call themselves angel investors or VCs at this point, although you could get lucky if someone happens to like you. Some people advise that you speak with investors early and often to help develop relationships for down the road. That may hold true for later in your trajectory, but right now, it’s a waste of your time. Besides, they’ll probably try to give you advice about what to do. That’s the worst thing ever at your nascent stage–customer demand and data should be your guide, not investors’ advice (unless they truly know their stuff, but assuming you’re exploring some novel insight into a market, it’s unlikely most investors will be able to offer good advice that trumps simply getting your hands dirty and getting close to the customer/user and giving them what they want).

3. Do as little (and spend as little) as possible to test your initial assumptions

Effort and exertion do not equal results and output. It’s not cool to be pulling multiple all nighters working on your startup. Execute smartly. Determine what the minimum amount of work is that you need to do to test your initial assumptions, prove or disprove them, rinse, and repeat. Get over the desire to put something out there that’s perfect–instead, focus on the absolute minimum thing that is useful to people, get out there with people and talk it through with them, see what they say, and revise. The wonderful thing about this approach is it’s actually easier to execute on than to try to build the perfect robust solution that you think the market wants.

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breast cancer think pink glass

4. Do not waste your money on space or people.

There’s something special about being scrappy. I think it puts you in the right mindset to focus on what really matters. You simply have no ability to get bogged down in nice-to-haves or distractions, because if you do, you will die. In order to stay scrappy, you definitely should be begging, borrowing, and stealing your way to resources you need to prove your initial assumptions. Try to stay scrappy as long as you can.

Assuming you’re building a software company, all you probably need that normally costs money is space and people.

When first starting out, the ideal setup is living and working in the same spot, which ought to eliminate work space overhead since your office is simply your bedroom or living room. Even if for some reason that does not work (maybe you have loud roommates, maybe you’re married, maybe you live in a car–yes I know founders who spent part of their early days homeless)–you have plenty of options. I discovered my first office for my very first startup one summer by discovering that a particular door at one of Stanford’s libraries could be opened without a key or key card. A quick ping to some of my Stanford friends for WiFi access info later and my team was online and working. Even years later, when starting FundersClub, rather than paying for our first office (which we could afford to do), we asked for and received free office space. We had heard rumors that Eric Schmidt had a beautiful office in downtown Palo Alto with floor-to-ceiling glass windows and 360-degree views of the Valley that was relatively unused. We figured out who he knew that we knew, got a warm intro to his people, and got what we asked for. You’d be surprised by what you can get simply by asking for it.

As for people, there are plenty of folks willing to work for free. Younger people tend to be willing to do this because they have a lot to prove and learn. The most ambitious and hungry young people especially tend to be willing to work for the chance to prove their muster and get hands-on, and those are exactly the type of people you want on your team early on. Many older, more experienced people are also willing to work for free, though for different reasons–their day jobs are boring whereas your startup is exciting. I haven’t proven this personally but I suspect stay-at-home moms and dads are also another great source of free, professionally bored, highly experienced labor.

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5. Before deciding to raise a more substantial seed round, ask yourself “Why now?”

“Why now?” is a great question to ask yourself about your startup in general as a reality check on why now is the right time to be starting your business. However, it’s also applicable in the context of deciding when to fundraise.

To run an optimized fundraising process, you need to be situationally aware of where your business stands and where investors’ expectations lie. If you raise when these misalign, you will waste a lot of time raising money.

Quick story. Jeff Lawson, founder at Twilio (the telecom-as-an-API company), was fundraising in 2008 while uncertain times. The first 10 investors he met with said no. So did the 11th, 12th, 13th….and 20th. Finally he met a partner at a VC firm that thought what Twilio was up to was interesting and next-stepped Lawson to a full partner meeting with the intent of making the go decision following the meeting. Lo and behold the VC firm also decided to pass. Lawson and his team said “Screw it!” and figured out how to launch without funding. They began to see traction including paying customers, and within 2 months of launch, had closed their first seed round. Today, they’ve raised >$100M and have built one of the most promising tech startups out of Silicon Valley.

The point of that story is to demonstrate that for Twilio, for 2008, what the market needed to see was traction in order to “get” Twilio. One could get frustrated with myopic startup investors who lack the same vision and insights of founders, but it’s more productive to accept that having a keen understanding of investor demand will save you a lot of time and frustration and help you fundraise effectively.

Know what the early inflection point is for your startup. 1 hour spent fundraising after this point could be equal to 1,000 hours spent fundraising before this point in terms of results. Remember, executing a startup well is not about sweat, it’s about smarts. Speaking in generalities, for most consumer/web/mobile startups, this point is at a minimum demonstrating growth on the metrics of adoption and engagement, and in many cases also showing growing revenue. For most enterprise startups, some sort of prototype and early serious interest from meaningful customers in the form of letters of intent, trials, or actual revenue is good (and obviously growth is even better). For consumer-facing hardware companies, strong pre-sales are almost expected by investors these days. Its harder to define this point in general terms for other types of companies. I’m not saying you can’t try to fundraise before you reach these points–for some business models, you might be forced into this. However, you should know it will take exponentially less time to do so after, and your time is golden.

6. Do not die prematurely

If you’ve validated your core assumptions and reached an early inflection point, raise enough to not die prematurely. From a fundraising point of view, the worst thing ever would be to ramp up with early funding, and then run out of powder midway through reaching your next inflection point. The likelihood of this happening is pretty high when you consider that the average successful startup pivots 3 times.

Imagine your dialogue with investors at that point: “Hey guys! Remember me? I said I was going to do this thing. Well it didn’t work. But we learned some stuff. We’ve had to go back to the drawing board and pivot. Now we’re doing this new thing. Can you back us again?” They might, but you’re not speaking from a position of strength at that time unless you’ve found traction with the new direction.

Part of startup success is about taking a lot of shots and not dying. The longer you have, the more shots you can take, and the more likely you are to live rather than die. Therefore I typically recommend that startups with early traction raise 18+ months of runway vs. the conventional 12 months (or vs. the advice of those who say to raise as little as you need to reach your next milestone…I only agree with that if your next milestone is demonstrating initial market demand as noted in #2 above).

7. Be authentically passionate, confident, and formidable when speaking with investors.

Credit to Paul Graham for citing “formidable” as a characteristic to exude when speaking with investors. When advising founders I had previously been citing being “authentically passionate” and “confident” as important characteristics, and I’ve since realized they are are subcomponents of being formidable. These character traits can’t really be faked. How you say what you say–your body language, tone, expression–are as important as what you’re saying. You really need to be convinced (or deluded) that your version of the future is the correct one and that you’re the right person to drive the change. Starting a company is really hard. Investors will want assurance that you will aggressively execute and stick by it when the going gets tough, because the going will get tough. Other investors have told me time and again when evaluating entrepreneurs that they like to pattern match for personality type.

One way to be especially formidable is to be upfront about challenges that stand between you and success. It’s a little counterintuitive, but by walking through the ugly underbelly of your endeavor to investors, you’re actually building trust and demonstrating your sophistication and knowledge of your pursuit. Too many founders only speak to the upside potential without addressing very real issues that lie in the way. It’s one thing to say electric cars are the future. It’s another to explain that existing battery tech has never been used to power vehicles with the mileage range demanded by consumers, that there hasn’t been a single new successful US car company started in the past few decades, and that key infrastructure is missing to make consumers comfortable with the vehicles. What you’re really doing by showing your ugly side is laying out a blueprint of key challenges to overcome in order to succeed–and that makes you seem calculatingly fearless and strong.

 8. Choose investors wisely. Money is a commodity for the best founders, but not all money is equal.

Sometimes you’re not going to be in a position to pick your investors. If that’s the case, see #5 to be sure you’re not prematurely ramping up fundraising. Most high potential startups have their share of investors trying to get a piece of the round though, so hopefully you do have a choice.

If it’s not just about money, what matters? There are a lot of parameters to consider when selecting investors. I think the ones that matter most are below, but beware as these need to be considered together; optimizing for any single one could get you in trouble.

You probably would not hesitate to conduct reference checks on new employees joining your team. Likewise, I strongly recommend conducting reference checks on investors you’re considering adding to your team to ensure there are no red flags raised by founders in their portfolios.

a) Ease of fundraising

Is this an investor who’s going to string you along only to not invest after the 5th meeting and weeks (or months!) of back-and-forth?

b) Post-fundraising investor overhead

Say an investor optimizes on a) and writes a big check after an hour-long coffee meeting or 30 minute phone call. If this same investor subsequently calls you twice a week every week demanding updates or other hand holding, you might not be so happy. I have heard horrible stories of founders who took money because it was easy to take only to later regret it due to the trouble that the investors brought with them.

c) Value-add

Most investors think they bring value-add. Many do not.

d) Signaling

FOMO, or the fear of missing out, is for better or worse, a strong motivating factor for many startup investors. Who wants to feel like they opted out of the next Facebook, Apple, or Google, after all? Certain investors have established a strong record over time which leads to their investment in a given startup signaling to the market that the startup is a high promise startup. Having such investors can help to more quickly close your round. Perversely however, it is exactly the type of investors who are especially vulnerable to FOMO who tend to fail at a)-c) and who in general may not have the organic strength you ideally want. Conversely, there are certain investors who act as negative signals and you will want to avoid these.

e) Mutual respect

This is a rather soft criteria, but you will want to surround yourself with investors who have your back and respect your leadership. Running a company is hard work, and it will only feel harder if you don’t enjoy mutual respect with your investors. I’ve met multiple first-time founders running successful, high-growth startups who’ve received term sheets from certain VCs conditional upon a leadership change or an onerous Board structure. Screw those VCs. While you must be open to the idea that you’re not the best person for the job if the data speaks to that, if the data says the opposite, don’t start off the relationship with people who are betting against your continued success.

BTW, from a founder point of view, we started FundersClub to try to optimize a) through e) for our portfolio founders.

9. Get it over with quickly

Fundraising is a distraction from building product and talking to users. One way to get it over with quickly is to set aside a discrete period of time (e.g. 2 months) while which you prioritize fundraising over everything else. Everything else will suffer, but at least the damage is time-limited. Furthermore, treat it like a sales process, use a spreadsheet or CRM to track leads and progress. Do not let fundraising happen to you. Instead, control your round and be deliberate about it. What happens if you reach the end of the allotted time period and you haven’t closed your round yet? Most likely, the market is telling you something important about your pitch, or more likely about the facts on the ground. The right answer is probably not to continue to bang on a door that will not open, but to instead return to execution. That’s after all what building a business is about, not fundraising.

To break things down, we buy all our products wholesale direct and can guarantee your personalization, fast, efficient, and the CHEAPEST IN THE NATION.

charity event fundraisers

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With our personalized shot glasses for your fundraiser, prices are as low as $0.75 cents a personalized shot glass, which you can then sell for at MINIMUM $5.

Breaking it down; if you buy 2,000 shot glasses, and sell them all over a 3 days span and sell them all for $5; you will have made $10,000 in revenue.. with the costs of the shot glasses at $0.75 for that quantity; you will have made $16 for every $1 in purchase! $8,500 profit to you minus shipping costs!

This kind of turnaround on your money is pretty incridible and definitely a must for large group fundraisers.

To purchase, visit our Personalized shot glasses page

 

Be sure to read: Top 10 Reasons to Sell Personalized Items at Festivals

For a quote today on your customized products call us at 231-736-4317!

Special Events and occasions – packages and items:

We have items, packages, and specials for events and special occassions.  Birthdays, weddings, customized holiday gifts, anniversaries, fund raisers, campaigns, and promotional events.

Why sell at festivals?

Top 5 lists of reason to sell at festivals take from our 10 reasons you Must Sell at Festivals list in our blog.

1. number of potential customers

2. meet other businesses, sellers, and people who share your interests; which leads us to #3.

3. Wide range of festivals to target.  With the number of festivals in America each year; you can search for festivals that cater to your niche market.  This will benefit you in most effective sales results and also by selling in an area that you are interested in.  Say it is a music festival, that has a group or two you like, you can always get someone to cover your or close down early and make sure you make your show you want to see.

4. The amount of money a typical festival can generate for you with personalized products.  Generally people will pay $10 to $15 a personalized item, to have a souvenir of the festival.  With our shot glass packages, we sell you shot glasses as low as $1 each, which if you sell 200 of them in 8 hours; you make a whopping $1,800 PROFIT.  Not bad for a days work.  And if its a 3 day music festival, you can make even more.  The earnings have lead some of our clients to do this as a full time business.

5. With the economy bad, there are few options available for people to make good money.  And these chances continue to slip away.  With our personalized festival packages, you still have a chance to get established before another possibility is taken away as others do the same.

Sections of our Special Occasions

  • Wedding and Wedding Packages
  • Special Events personalized goods
  • Personalized Ornaments
  • Fundraisers
  • Christmas
  • Candles
  • Festivals

Additionally we have many other packages for bulk special occasions.

  • Holidays
    • Valentine’s Day
    • Easter
    • St. Patty’s Day
    • New Years
    • 4th of July
    • Thanksgiving
    • Christmas
  • Individual Celebrations

    Festivals

    • Graduations
    • Birhdays
    • Births
    • Anniversaries
    • Accomplishments, Awards
    • Party Favors
  • Greek Week

All items can be personalized.  We offer many artistic font options and design options.