Ann Arbor T-Shirt Company
start up

Jerry Kozak and Ricky Winowiecki began printing and selling t-shirts out of their college dorm with little success. After graduation, they borrowed $16,000 from friends and family to buy their first commercial t-shirt printer. After a couple more years of dismal sales, business started to pick up. The company got its first significant contracts and moved into a warehouse. With over 50 employees and two dogs, Ann Arbor t-shirt company prints and embroiders over 500,000 shirts per year for clients all over the world. This is a story about resilience and absolutely refusing to give up.

Episode Duration: 26 minutes and 48 seconds

Episode Number: 812

About Start Up:

This series offers viewers an up-close and personal look into the world of the modern American entrepreneur.

As complicated as starting a business may seem, the goal is to demystify the process by sharing the real life experiences of average Americans who are taking control of their own destiny while creating jobs for others.

Over 90% of all companies in America are small businesses.

Those small businesses employee over 50% of all people working in this country.

Today's media rarely focus on the stories of those Americans and their hard work, despite small-businesses being the backbone of the country.

"Start Up" is a explores the next generation of American business owners and the dreams that drive them.


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Wed, Apr 17 6:00 A.M. East End Market: Orlando, FL     NH Create (11.4)
Sun, Apr 21 1:30 P.M. The Rounds: Philadelphia, PA     NH World (11.3)
Wed, Apr 24 6:00 A.M. Sweets & Meats: Cincinnati, OH     NH Create (11.4)
Sun, Apr 28 1:30 P.M. Dream First Studios- Baltimore, MD     NH World (11.3)
Wed, May 1 6:00 A.M. Posies Flower Truck: Tampa, FL     NH Create (11.4)
Sun, May 5 1:30 P.M. Surfsup: Portersville, PA     NH World (11.3)
Wed, May 8 6:00 A.M. Birdy Boutique: Armada, MI     NH Create (11.4)
Sun, May 12 1:30 P.M. Essex Squeeze: Lower East Side, Manhattan NYC     NH World (11.3)
Wed, May 15 6:00 A.M. QRxLabs: Miami, FL     NH Create (11.4)
Sun, May 19 1:30 P.M. Olde Town Overhaul: New Kensington, PA     NH World (11.3)
Wed, May 22 6:00 A.M. Creations by Nathalie: Miami, FL     NH Create (11.4)
Sun, May 26 1:30 P.M. Conconnect: Harlem, NYC     NH World (11.3)


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