Congrats on recognizing an opportunity and choosing to put your feet on the path and starting the journey.
In all businesses, be it real estate or printing, the vast majority 90% will never be profitable. Some close their doors while others persist, thinking they have a business, but in reality have a time consuming hobby.
What is one of the big differences between those who fail and those who succeed? A BUSINESS PLAN!
A business plan defines what your business will sell, to whom you will sell it, the price you will charge, the cost of creating or obtaining, the volume of sales needed to meet your income goal objectives, your break even point, and short term income goal, how you will reach these buyers and how many contacts (marketing) will be needed to achieve that outcome and a Unique Selling Position.
Before plunking down a dime for classes, sit with a senior member at the SBA and get started on that Business Plan.
I gotta throw in a cliche.."people don't plan to fail, they fail to plan." 90 percent learn the expensive way.
Consider setting up your shop to do transfers (less maintenance and fewer perishable supplies) and outsourcing everything else UNTIL you see another part of your business plan coming into place. If you 'see' you are outsourcing 40% of your business to DTG cotton, that may be a clue.
You are going to OVERWHELM yourself jumping into the deep end without gaining some experience in the fundamentals.
But do get a plan and get started.
This is important. If you have a vertical market, (team, club, school) your start could be highly productive. If no vertical market exists, the next goal is to define, visualize and describe the individual who will be PASSIONATE about what you are selling? This is the key to how you will market. As others have shared in other treads, Text Messages on garments are best sellers. That may be something to consider to get traction in a highly competitive market place.
Best of success,