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SOMETIMES GOVERNMENT

REGULATION SEEMS LOOK THE

OLD JOKE ABOUT THE WEATHER,

EVERYBODY COMPLAINS BUT

NOBODY EVER DOES ANYTHING

ABOUT IT.

NOW THAT MAY CHANGE.

RHODE ISLAND'S 2-YEAR-OLD

OFFICE OF LEAGUE STORY

REFORM IS ON THE MISSION.

CUT THE RED TAPE FAST.

GOVERNOR CHAFEE AND ALLSTATE

OFFICES TO REVIEW THE

REGULATIONS BY IN THE OF

THIS AREA IN AN ERT TO HELP

THE STATE 96,000 SMALL

BUSINESSES.

I HAVE BEEN LISTENING TO

BUSINESSES OVER THE YEAR TO

KNOW HOW IT IS A PRIORITY TO

ADDRESS REGULATIONS.

THIS WEEK, RETHINKING

REGULATION WITH THE STATE'S

POINT PERSON ON THE TOPIC.

LESLIE TAITO PLUS ONE OF

THOSE SMALL BUSINESS IS

TEESPRING, A NEW APPROACH TO

MAKING CUSTOM T SHIRTS THAT

IS ATTRACTING NATIONAL

ATTENTION.

TEESPRING CO-FOUNDER WALKER

WILLIAMS.

WELCOME TO EXECUTIVE

SUITE.

AM TED NESI AND LESLIE,

THANK YOU FOR JOINING ME.

THANK YOU FOR HAVING ME.

HE KNOW YOU MAY REMEMBER THE

DAYS WITH THE MANUFACTURING

EXTENSION SERVICE.

I REMEMBER IN 2011 I THINK I

WAS COVERING THE STATE OF

THE YUN AND WERE YOU THERE

AS THE WHITE HOUSING'S

GUEST.

I WAS.

A GREAT HONOR.

NOW YOU HAVE A NEW JOB.

LET'S DIVE INTO THAT.

LET'S START WITH THE EASIEST

QUESTION OF ALL -- WHAT THIS

IS OFFICE OF REGULATORY?

THE OFFICE, OUR JOB IN

REGULATORY REFORM IS TO

REALLY TRY DRIVE A CLEAR ARE

REGULATORY SYSTEM.

THAT SOUNDS VERY KIND OF

EASY TO DO SAYING THAT I WAY

BUT WE ARE TRYING TO LOOK AT

THE REGULATIONS THAT ARE ON

THE BOOKS AND REVIEW THEM

AND START LOOK ATS WHAT THE

IMPACT TO THE BUSINESS

COMMUNITY.

ARE THEY HAVING TO DO

ADDITIONAL THINGS IN ORDER

TO COME WHE THOSE REGULATION

AND HOW DO WE GET A BETTER

BALL LAPSE IN HE THERE.

WE NEVER WANT THE COST OF

AM POSING REGULATION TO

OUTWAG THE BENEFIT OF THE

COME-CITY.

THAT IS NOT NECESSARILY

BEEN DONE IN THE PAST TO SAY

WHAT IS THE BENEFIT OF THIS

REGULATION AND WHAT ARE THE

COSTS AND THE COST BENEFIT

NOW.

WHAT WE HAVE DONE IN THE

OFFICE.

WE HAVE BEEN WORKING VERY

HARD TO CREATE KIND OF

ECONOMIC IMPACTS FORM THAT

WE ARE ASKING THEM FILL OUT

SO THEY KNOW HAVE IF THEY

HAVE A REGULATION ON THE

BOOKS.

HOW IS THAT IMPACTING

BUSINESSES EXACTLY HOW MANY

SMALL BUS IN RHODE ISLAND

AND SOMETIMES THAT NUMBER

HAS BEEN KIND OF A LOOSE

NUMBER.

WE ARE LOOKING TO FIRM THAT

UP SO WE KNOW HOW MANY

BUSINESSES THAT AFFECTS.

AND THEN ULTIMATELY WHAT

DOES IT COST FOR THEM TOLL

COME PLY AND TO MAKE SURE

THAT AGAIN WE ARE KEEPING

THAT IN A GOOD BALANCE, SO

BY A NUTSHELL, THAT WAS WHAT

WE ARE TRYING TO DO.

REGULATIONS JUST SO

PEOPLE HAVE A CLEARER

SENSE.

THAT ENCOMPASSES EVERY RULE

ABOUT WHAT YOU HAVE TO DO TO

KEEP YOUR WATER CLEN OR HOW

OR WHERE YOU CAN BUILD

SOMETHING.

IS THE WHOLE SPECTRUM.

RIGHT?

IT IS.

IT US ALL THE ENVIRONMENTAL

THINGS ALL THE WAY DOWN TO

WHAT DO YOU NEED DO WITH

EMPLOYEES AND RESORT RUNS

THE GAMUT IN THERE.

ING NOW WE HAVE 1638 NOW AS

OF TODAY, REGULATIONS AND

THROWS ALL REGULATIONS THAT

BUSINESS OWNERS HAVE TO

COMEBLY.

20642 SEPARATE

REGULATIONS OF SOME SORT.

STATE REGULATIONS INTO.

THAT IS BEFORE YOU GET TO

THE LOCAL LEVEL.

THAT IS CORRECT.

OBVIOUSLY EVERY BUSINESS

DOESN'T MEET THOSE REG

LAGSES BUT THERE IS A LOT OF

THEM.

THERE ARE A LOT OF

REGULATIONS SO WE JUST WANT

TO MAKE SURE THAT THAT

BALANCE MAINTAINS.

10 AS WE WERE TALKING

ABOUT EVER WE STARTED THE

SHOW ABOUT MY SKEPTICISM

ABOUT THE WHOLE INITIATIVE

AND WHY I WANTED TO YOU HAVE

ON.

NO I YOU ARE NOT SOMEWHAT

WHO I GOING TAKE NO FOR AN

ANSWER.

IF YOU TOOK THIS JOB YOU

MUST THINK IT IS REAL.

WITH THAT SAID.

YOU HEAR ABOUT REGULATION

ALL THE TIME.

THERE IS THINGS WE WANT TO

DO BUT SO MUCH RED TAPE AND

IT TAKES SO LONG TO CALL

BACK AND ANSWER.

WE DON'T MAKE ANY SENSE AND

THEN YOU KNOW, THEY

COMPLAINED FAR LISTENING

TIME ABOUT IT AND PEOPLE

SAY, WHERE WE, THAT IS BAD.

THE POLITICIANS BUT THEN

NOTHING CHANGES.

I MEAN, WHY IT WOULD BE ANY

DIFFERENT?

I THINK, WE HAVE, WHERE

WE AT MOMENT WHERE IT IS

DRAMATICALLY DIFFERENT.

THE REASON I TOOK IT BECAUSE

I THINK WE ARE DRAMATICALLY

DIFFERENT POINT IN OUR KIND

OF EVOLUTION OF HOW THIS HAS

EVOLVED TO SAY, THIS IS THE

STOPPING POINT WHERE WE ARE

GOING TO STOP AND LOOK AT IS

GOING ON HERE.

I AM TAKING MY BACKGROUND

FROM PRACTICE AND MOVING YOU

MENTIONED THE EX TENSE

SERVICES THAT IS WHAT WE

DID.

IT WAS ABOUT PROCESS.

HOW DO WE MAKE IT FASTER,

BETTER, MORE EFFICIENTLY

WELL THE HIGHER LEVEL OF

QUALITY.

IT AM TRIKING TO TAKE THOSE

THING THAT IS HAVE LEARNED

THERE AND BRING THEM TO THE

OFFICE OF REGULATORY

REFORM.

SO WE ARE DOING IT IN A KIND

OF A THREE-PRONGED

APPROACH.

SO RIGHT NOW, SOMEONE STUCK

IN THE SYSTEM.

WE HAVE A SMALL BUSINESS UM

BUSEDMEN.

THEIR MAIN GOAL, JOB, IT IS

MY OFFICE, HER MAIN GOAL IS

TO KEEP PEOPLE UNSTUCK THAT

REASON THE SYSTEM NOW.

WE DON'T WANT ANYBODY STUCK

IF THEY ARE NOT GETTING A

CALL BACK IF SOMEONE TOLD

THEM IT WOULD BE 30 DIANCE

THEY ARE AT 60 DAYS THEY

NEED TO CALL OUR OFFICE AND

TALK TO US.

WE WANT THEM UNSTUCK.

OUTSIDE OF THE AGE!

SY BECAUSE WE CAN CALL IN

FROM A TOTALLY DIFFERENT

PERSPECTIVE TO SAY, WE ARE

CHECK IN.

WHAT IS GOING ON HERE.

WHY ARE THEY NOT GETTING AN

ANSWER TO AND TO MAKE SURE

THAT LEVEL MAINTAINS IN

THERE BECAUSE THAT IS

RITECALLY IMPORTANT WHEN YOU

HAVE BUSINESS OWNERS WHO

TIME IS MACHINE MY FOR

THEM.

SOMEONE TELLS THEM 30 DAY

AND THEY ARE AT 6 NOW YOU

ARE IN A MONEY ISSUE.

WE DON'T WANT THAT TO

HAPPEN.

THAT IS WHY THE POSITION WAS

CREATED.

THE OTHER THING WE ARE

DOING THAT IS THE GOVERNOR

WAS VERY BOLD AND PUT OUT A

NEW INITIATIVE.

GOVERNOR CHAFEE SAID I

WANTED TO DO THIS REVIEW SO

THEY TOOK THE LEGISLATION

WHICH GAVE THEM ACTUALLY

FOUR YEARS TO DO IT IN.

25% OF THEIR REGULATIONS HAD

TO BE REVIEWED.

REMIND THOSE PEOPLE.

THIS IS ALLSTATE DEPARTMENTS

AND AGENCIES AND THE LAW

SAID 25% OF THEIR

REGULATIONS HAVE TO BE

VIEWED EVERY YEAR OVER FOUR

YEARS.

GOVERNOR CHAFEE HAS

ANNOUNCED HE WANTS TO SNEED

UP AND DO 20% BY THE END OF

THIS YEAR.

CORRECT.

SO THAT IS IN PROCESS

NOW.

I MEAN, THAT IS WORKING WELL

NOW.

WE ACTUALLY JUST GOT A

PACKAGE IN FROM THE

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND THEY

GET THE COLD STAR.

THEY ARE THE FIRST ONCE.

YEAH.

LET'S DIVE INTO THAT.

WHAT IS THAT PACKAGE.

IT IS IT EVERY, ALL OF THEIR

PART OF THAT 1642 AND EACH

ONE.

A RIGHT.

THEY LOOK AT THEIR

INDIVIDUAL REGULATIONS.

THEY ALL HAVE A MUM SO THEY

LOOK AT THOSE INDIVIDUAL

REGULATION AND WE WANT TO

LOOK AT THEM FOR A COUPLE OF

THING ANOHOW LONG HAVE THEY

BEEN ON THE BOOKS.

WE WANT THOSE REVIEWED.

SO THAT IS THE FIRST CUT.

WE WANT TO LOOK AT THE

WITHINS THAT HAVE A SMALL

BUSINESS IMPACT.

WE WANT TO KNOW EXACTLY IF

ITS THAT SMALL BUSINESS

IMPACT HOW MANY BUSINESSES

DOES IT AFFECT?

WHAT DOES IT COCOST TO

COMPLY INHOW DO THEY CALL

IN?

WE WANT TO LOOK AT THE

WITHINS THAT ISSUED

BULLETINS OR GUIDANCE.

THAT IS KIND OF A WAY TO

SAY, WELL WE HAD THE

REGULATION HERE.

WE UNDERSTAND THAT WE NEED

TO CLARIFY HERE.

WE SHOULDN'T BE ISSUING

BULLETINS AND GUIDANCE.

IT SHOULD BE WRITTEN CLEARLY

THE FIRST TIME SO SOMEONE

KNOW HOS TO YOU NAVIGATE

THAT.

A BAND-AID ON THE

ORIGINAL.

IT IS A BAND-AID.

NO MORE BND AIDS WE WANT IT

DONE.

WE WANT THEM REVISE SOD WE

CAN IN CORPORATE THE

APPROPRIATE LANGUAGE AND WE

WANT PEOPLE TO START, THE

DEPARTMENT HEADS TO GO TO

OTHER DEPARTMENTS TO SAY,

READ THIS.

WHAT DO YOU THINK THEY DON'T

DO IT EVERY DAY.

WE WANT TO GIT OUT OF THE

HANDS OF PEOPLE.

THEY WRITE.

THEY DO THEIR BEST JOB.

THEY WRITE THEM SO THEY

UNDERSTAND THEM.

WE WANT SOMEONE ELSE TO DO A

CHECK ON THAT AND SAY DOES

IT MAKE SENSE TO YOU?

IS IT CLEAR?

IS IT PREDICTABLE IS?

IT RELIABLE.

THEN FIT IS, WHAT IS THE

IMPACT TO THE SMALL BUSINESS

COMMUNITY SO WE CAN LOOK

THAT THRESHOLD TO SEE WHAT

IT COSTS THEM TO COMPLY.

SO YOU HAVE A LIST NOW, WHAT

IS YOUR OFFICE?

OUR OFFICE IS THE

CHECKER.

WE WILL GO BACK THROUGH THEM

THEY LIST OUT.

IT IS NOT JUST THE DATA THAT

WE ARE GETTING IN.

WE ARE ASKING QUESTIONS.

THIS IS STILL RELEVANT? I

MEAN, THERE IS BASIC

QUESTIONS IN THERE THAT WHEN

I FIRST PUT THIS LIST

TOGETHER, PEOPLE ARE LIKE

REALLY, YOU ARE GOING TO ASK

THAT SOMETIMES I THINK YOU

HAVE TO ASK THE VERY PLAIN

AND SIMPLE QUESTION IS IT

STILL REL RENT FIT IS, DO WE

NEED TO REVISE IT SO IT IS

CLEAR SO THERE ARE QUESTIONS

IN THERE AND HENN WE ALSO

WANT TO KNOW, ARE THEY

CONFLICTING REGULATIONS WITH

THE OTHER DEPARTMENT THAT IS

THE OTHER CUT THAT WE ARE

LOOKING AT SO IF THERE IS

OVERLAP INJURIES DICTION OR

OVERLAP IN WHO IS

RESPONSIBLE FOR THAT.

WE WANT THAT CLEANED SOUP IT

IS CLEARLY DEFINED.

IF YOU HAVE ISSUE WITH THIS

DEPARTMENT.

YOU KNOW IT IS HERE.

YOU WILL NOT WORRY ABOUT

OVERLAP.

ALL RIGHT.

WE HAVE TO TAKE A BREAK AND

WE'LL CONTINUE THIS

CONVERSATION MACHINE WE GET

BACK WITH LESLIE TAITO.

STICK WITH US ON EXECUTIVE

SUITE.

WELCOME BACK TO EXECUTIVE

SUITE.

IT AM TED NESI.

SHES THE NEW HEAD, NOT TOO

NEW BUT THE HEAD OF THE

OFFICE OF REG WILLING STORY

REFORM IN RHODE ISLAND AND

TALKING ABOUT THAT SHOE OF

REGULATIONS WHICH DAVE SOME

BUSINESS PEOPLE CRAZY.

YOU HAVE, A PRETTY POWERFUL

JOB AT LEAST BASED ON HOW

THE LEGISLATION PUTS.

PROTHORACESSED TO INTERVENE

IN ANY MATTER BEFORE

ANY,TIVE BRANCH AGENCY OR

DEPARTMENT BEFORE ANY BOARD,

COMMISSION OR SUBDIVISION TO

MAKE SURE HOW THE IMPACT IS

ON BUSINESS.

I MEAN, YOU COULD JUST JUMP

INTO ANY PART THAT YOU WANT

TO.

LET'S TAKE A LOOK AT THAT

TOGETHER RIGHT?

WE CAN AT THE STATE

LEVEL.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

BECAUSE SOMETIMES HOUSING

FOR EXAMPLE.

HOUSING PEOPLE AND

BUILDERS.

WE ARE HAVING A BUILDING

SHOW NEXT WEEK ACTUALLY.

THEY SAY THE DF RENT RULE IS

A CROSS TOWN AND WHERE YOU

CAN BUILD AND HOW MUCH AND

EVERYTHING.

WHAT IS YOUR OFFICE AS WELL

WITH CITIES AND TOWNS?

CITIES AND TOWNS RIGHT NOW

WORKING WITH THE WILLING SO

I DON'T HAVE ANY

JURISDICTION OVER THERE.

WORKING WITH THE THERE.

NOT EVERYONE STEPPED

FORWARD IMMEDIATELY.

NOT NECESSARILY SO.

LET ME IT WILL YOU ABOUT

WHAT WE ARE DOING AT THE

CITY AND YOU TO BE LEVEL.

THERE WAS A PIECE OF

LEGISLATION THAT CAME

FORWARD LAST YEAR THAT THEY

WANT TO GET TO ELECTRONIC

PERMIT SOG WE ARE WORKING

WITH THE STATE FIRE MARSHAL

AND WORKING WITH THE STATE

BUILDING INSPECTOR TO SEE

WHAT THAT LOOKS LIKE SO WE

CAN BUILD ON-LINE SYSTEM SO

INSTEAD OF HAVING TO DRIVE

TO DIFFERENT OFFICES YOU CAN

ACTUALLY GO ONLINE FROM YOUR

OFFICE TO BE ABLE TO GET THE

INFORMATION.

THAT IS THE CASE TODAY IN

MOST PLACES?

YOU CAN'T GO.

YOU LIT ARE SLY TO GO TO

THE DEPARTMENT PICK UP THE

PAPERWORK, TAKE IT BACK

THROUGHOUT THE PAPERWORK AND

BRING IT BACK SO THERE IS

MULTIPLE TRIPS INVOLVED.

IT IS REALLY NOT COST

EFFECTIVE IF YOU LOOK AT IT

FROM THE LEAN PERSPECTIVE.

IT IS NOT AN EFFICIENT WAY

TO DO BUSINESS.

SO BECAUSE WE ARE WORKING AT

THE STATE LEVEL.

THE STATE FIRE MARSHAL WE

ARE LOOK AGENT THE CITY AND

THE TOWN LEVEL.

THERE ARE CITIES TUNES WHO

HAVE DONE GREAT THING.

YOU CAN LOOK AT TOWN LIKE

PROVIDENCE AND REALLY GREAT

THINGS WITH THEIR ON-LINE

PERMIT BUT WHAT WE ARE

TRYING TO DO IS BUILD AN

OPEN ENOUGH ARCHITECTURE

THAT WE CAN IN CORPORATE

THOSE CITIES AND TOWNS SO

YOU COULD END UP WITH THE

STATEWIDE ON-LINE PERMITTING

THAT IS THE GOAL THAT IS

WHERE WE WANT TO GO IS THE

HOLY GRAIL BUT WHAT WE HAVE

BEEN DOING.

WE HAVE BEEN WORKING WITH

MAYOR GRAY IN THE CITY.

WE HAVE BEEN WORKING WITH

NORTH KINGSTOWN AND GONE

THROUGH AND PROCESSED MAPPED

OUT THE PROCESS SO IF I GO

IN.

WANT TO A BUILDING PERMIT.

WE KNOW EVERY SPOT AND STEP

IN THAT PROCESS IN THE CITY

OF PAWTUCKET BUS WE WORKED

WITH THE DEPARTMENT HEADS TO

DO THAT.

WHAT WE WANT TO DO IS WORK

WITH FIVE OR SIX DIFFERENT

COMEN IN IS TO GET THOSE

PROCESSES TOGETHER.

MOLT LUT I LAY THOSE MAPS ON

TOP OF ONE ANOTHER TO SEE IF

WE CAN EYE DIDN'T I THE BEST

PRACTICE BECAUSE WE ARE

BUILDING THE STATE SYSTEM WE

WANT TO MUCK SURE WE CAN IN

CORP FROM THE CITY AND TOWNS

AT THE LATEST DATE SO WE CAN

GET TO A STATEWIDE

ELECTRONIC PERMITTING.

IT IS A WORK IN PROGRESS WE

ARE GETTING THERE BUT

STARTING TO NOW GET REALLY

DETAILED MAPS OF EVERYTHING

THAT IS ENTAILED IN THAT

PROCESS AND YOU HAVE TO

START.

EVERYBODY SAYS WELL IMPROVE

IT AS YOU GO.

WE NEED TO GET OUR ARMS

AROUND AND WHAT DOES IT LACK

LIKE NOW SO ITS THE BASELINE

DATA SO WE CAN START TO

BUILD ON TOP OF THAT AND

REALLY GET TO A BEST

PRACTICE.

LET ME TICK A BROADER

VIEW.

SOME VIEWERS AT HOME DON'T

OWN A BUS MESS THEMSELVES

SAYING THIS SOUNDS IN THE

PROCESS, REVIEW AND

EVERYTHING ELSE.

S WHAT THE NICHE AVERAGE

RHODE ISLANDER WHY IT

WORKS.

THIS WORK MATTERS BECAUSE

WE MAKE IT EASIER FOR

BUSINESSES TO DO BUSINESS

HERE.

THIS IS THE MANTRA.

HE WANTS TO MAKE IT EASIER

FOR BUSINESSES TO DO

BUSINESSES HERE IN RHODE

ISLAND IF WE CAN MAKE

ITS'IER THAT MEANS MORE

JOBS.

IT IS MORE JOBS FOR A LOT OF

PEOPLE WHO ARE OUT OF WORK

NOW AND STRUGGLING FOR A

LONG TIME.

IF WE CREATE AND GET AN EVEN

PLAYING FIELD WHERE WE DO

BETTER BUSINESS ATTRACTION

AND DO BUSINESS GROWTH THE

EXCELLENT BUSINESS AS THERE

HERE THAT MATTERS TO

EVERYBODY AT HOME.

YOU HAVEN'T BEEN IN THE

ROLL TOO LONG.

I DON'T WANT TO PUT ON THE

SPOT.

CAN YOU THICK OF EXAMPLES.

IT ISEN THERING TO ME.

CAN YOU THINK OF ANY STORIES

THAT HAVE COME OUT OF THAT

AND ABLE TO HELP THEM OUT.

IT IS.

IN THAT HAPPENS ON A DAILY

BASIS AND OUR OFFICE WE GET

A LOT OF CALLS FOR PEOPLE

WHO STUCK IN THE SYSTEM SO

WE HAVE WORKED WITH

DEVELOPER WHO WAS HAVING A

HARD TIME NAVIGATING THROUGH

THE IN THE ONLY THE STATE

PERMITTING BUT THE LOCAL

PERMITTING AND THE WATER

SUPPLY BOARDS AND THE

NATIONAL GRID SO WE WHAT WE

HAVE DONE.

WE RECREATED AM OPPORTUNITY

AND GOT ALL THE PLAYER IN

THE ROOM AT ONE TIME AND AND

WE HAD APPLICATION MEETING.

LET'S ALL SIT DOWN AND

DEFINE ROLLS AND RESPONSE

K.

WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR WHAT

BY WHAT DY AND WE CAN KIND

OF BE THE MODERATOR OF

THAT.

WE CAN CALL IT TO DID A

CHECK-IN.

WE PUT FLAGS TO SAY, ARE

FIVE DAYS OUT AND GOING TO

HIT YOUR DEADLINE.

IT IS REALLY MONITORING THAT

SYSTEM SO EVERYBODIES ON THE

SAME SHEET OF MUSIC THEN

THEY END UP WITH FOLKS WHO

ARE HAVING LICENSING

PROBLEMS AND THEY CANNOT GET

A LICENSE FOR WHAT EVERVON

WE CAN CALL IN TO SAY WHAT

IS GOING ON HERE AND ALLOVE

IT A THE BOTTLENECK SO THEY

CAN MOVE AND GET IT MOVE

LEAGUE THIS SYSTEM.

DO YOU FIND SOME THINGS

SPEED UP WHEN THE GOVERNOR'S

OFFICE CALLS AND SAYS WHAT

IS GOING ON WITH THIS?

IT IS FASCINATING

SOMETIMES HOW THAT WORKS.

IT DOES SEEM TO SPEED IT

UP.

I HAVE TO TELL YOU.

THE DEPARTMENTS HAVE BEEN

REALLY GREAT, THE DEPARTMENT

DIRECTORS HAVE BEEN GREAT

ABOUT PROVIDING US CONTACT.

WE HAVE A CONTACT PERSON IN

EVERY REGULATORY

DEPARTMENT.

THAT IS OUR GO-SO.

ONE OF THE FIRST THINGS WE

SAID.

S WHO THE GO-TO WHEN WE CALL

THEY WILL PICK UP FIRST

PHYSICIAN AND AND THE CALL

AND TRI TO HELP US FIGURE

OUT WHAT GOING LON.

IT HAS BAN HUGE HELP.

ALL RIGHT.

WE ARE UP AGAINST THE BREAK

SO BEFORE YOU GO.

SOMEONE MIGHT BE LISTENING

AND GET IN TOUCH WITH YOU

ABOUT REGULATION.

HOW DO PEOPLE FIND YOU.

278-9100 EITHER ASK FOR ME

OR SHERRIES WHO THE SMALL

BUSINESS IN OUR OFFICE.

WE ARE MORE THAN HAPPY TO

HUP BE A GET YOU STAFFED.

I WOULDN'T BE SURPRISED TO

GET A FEW CALLS ON MONDAY

MORNING.

THANKS FOR BEING HERE.

WHEN WE COME BACK WALKER

WILLIAMS FOUNDER OF

TEESPRING.

WE'LL TALK ABOUT HIS COMPANY

AND ENTREPRENEURIALISM IN

RHODE ISLAND.

STICK WITH US ON EXECUTIVE

SUITE.

WELCOME BACK TO EXECUTIVE

SUITE.

AM TED NESI AND WANT TO

WELCOME MY GUEST FOR THE

SECOND HALF OF THE SHOW.

BACKER WILLIAMS CO-FOUNDER

OF KEY BRING.

INTERVIEWED YOU WHEN YOU

WERE A STUDENT FOUNDING'S

JOB ROLE, A JOB APPLICATION

SYSTEM FOR COLLEGE

STUDENTS.

WHAT IS TEE SPRING THANKS

FOR HAVING ME.

ABSOLUTELY.

TEESPRING IS A BLASE

ANYONE CAN COME TO CREATE

AND SELL CUSTOM T SHIRTS

WITHER?

ROW UPFRONT COSTS AND ZERO

RISKS SO WHAT THAT MEANS IS

IF YOU HAVE AN EVENT OR A

FUND-RAISER OR A COMMUNITY

AND YOU ARE THINKING OF

PRINTING T SHIRTS.

INSTEAD OF DECIDING EXACTLY

HOW MANY SHIRTS YOU NEED.

EXACTLY WHAT SIZES YOU HEAD

TO THOSE SHIRTS IN AND

SPENDING THOUSANDS OF

DOLLARS UPFRONT TO GET THE

SHIRTS PRINTED YOU COME TO

TEESPRING, DESIGN A GREAT

SHIRT, CHOOSE A GOAL WHICH

IS EVENTUALLY THE MINIMUM

NUMBER OF SHIRTS YOU NEED

SELL FOR THE SHIRTS TO BE

PRINTED AND WE'LL LARCH YOU

ON-LINE WEB SITE WHERE THEY

CAN BUY THE SHIRTS SO YOU

DRIVE YOUR SUPPORTERS TO

THAT SITE OVER FACEBOOK,

TWITTER, E-MAIL HOWEVER YOU

REACH THEM.

THEY CAN PREORDER EAR SHIRT

TOWARD THE GOAL.

AND ONCE YOU REACH THE GOAL,

WE HANDLE THE PRINKING AND

THE SHIPPING AND YOU GET A

CHECK OR THE PROFIT.

IT IS SIMPLE APPLICATION AND

GETS RID OF THE RISKS AND

HASSLE.

TECH CRUTCH PICKED UP.

A NEW SITE THAT A LOT OF US

READ.

THEY STATED IS LIKE

KICK-STARTER WHICH FUNDS

PEOPLE'S CAMPAIGNS THAT GETS

GOING AND THE MOLD OF

BUILDING UP ENOUGH SO YOU

CAN GET TO THE POINT TO SAY

GREEN LIGHT ON THE SHIRTS

RIGHT.

THAT IS HOW IT WORKS.

EXACTLY.

SO WE ARE DIFFERENT FROM

KICK-STARTER IN THE SENSE

THAT WITH KICK-STARTER YOU

CAN GO AND YOU CAN RAISE

THIS MONEY AND AT THE END IT

IS UP TO YOU TO PRODOS THE

ITEM AND WITH TEA SPRING YOU

HEAD TO THE IDEA.

WE HANDLE THE PRODUCTION.

WE HANDLE THE FULFILLMENT

AND NEVER HAVE TO WORRY

ABOUT THAT.

YOU BRING THE IDEA.

WE TAKE CARE OF THE REST.

SO YOU GOT THE IDEA AND I AM

GOING TELL YOU TELL THE

STORY.

WHERE DID THIS COME WERE.

IT CAME FROM.

I RAN THROUGH THE PROBLEMS

THAT TEA SPRING SO DURING

THE SENIOR YEAR OF COLLEGE

HERE IN RHODE ISLAND.

ONE DAY, THE FAVORITE LOCAL

BAR, THE FISH COMPANY FOR

THOSE WHO HEARD IT.

CLOSED DOWN AND EVERYBODY

WAS TALKING ABOUT IT.

FACEBOOK WAS GOING CRAZY.

SWITER WAS GOING CRAZY.

IT WAS THE TALK OF THE

TOWN.

AND YOU KNOW, BEING ON TRA

PRA MU YEAR SAW THE

OPPORTUNITY THERE AND

DESIGNED A QUICK T SHIRT,

AND THREW IT OUP ON FACEBOOK

AND YOU KNOW,ING AWAY.

GOT ALL OF THESE RESPONSES

AND LIKES OF PEOPLE SAYING

THAT IS FRET HOW DO YOU PI

ONE.

SURE.

I KNEW I MIGHT HAVE

SOMETHING.

THEN I CALLED A LOCAL SCREEN

PRINTER WHO SAID I MIGHT

HAVE SOMETHING.

I AM NOT SURE.

BUT I THINK I NEED BETWEEN

200 AND 500 SHIRT AND WANT

TO START SELLING TODAY.

TELL ME HOW I DO IT.

THEY SAID, WILL ARE GETTING

TO KNOW HOW MANY SHIRTS YOU

NEED AND HOW MANY SIZES ARE

AND IT IS GOING COST ARE 1

THIS YOU AND BUY THE WAY THE

SHIRTS WON'T GET HERE FOR

TWO WEEKS.

THAT IS WAS NOT GOING TO

WORK.

IN TWO WEEKS THE BUZZ WOULD

BE GONE.

AND YOU KNOW, I WAS A

COLLEGE STUDENT I DIDN'T

HAVE $1,000 TO RISKS.

SO I SAT DOWN ON THE

COMPUTER I AM A PROGRAMMER

AND I PUT TOGETHER A REALLY

BASIC WEB SITE THAT I THINK

IT IS ACTUALLY STILL UP AND

LITERALLY AT 11:00 P.M. THAT

NIGHT I THREW SOMETHING UP

ON FACEBOOK WITH A SIMPLE

PREMISE IF I COULD GET 200

PEOPLE TO RESERVE ONE OF

THESE SHIRT THEN I WOULD

PRINT THEM AND SHIP THEM OUT

INDIVIDUALLY TO EACH BUYER

WITHIN THE FIRST 24 HOURS WE

SOLD SOMETHING LIKE 400

SHIRT AND ENDED UP MAKING A

NICE MARGIN ON THAT AND IT

WAS MORE INTERESTING THEAN

MONEY WE MADE OR THE AMOUNT

OF VISITORS WE GOT WITH THE

E-MAILS I GOT FROM

COMMUNITIES AND CAUSES AT

BROWN AND ACROSS THE BOARD

FROM PEOPLE WHO SAID, YOU

KNOW, I HAVE AN IDEA.

OR I THINK I WANT TO CREATE

A T SHIRT.

CAN YOU MAKE ME A WEB SITE

LIKE TO?

HOW DO I DO THAT?

THE CLASSIC ORIE YOU

FOUND IN THE OPENING MARKET

THAT IS BEING SERVED.

S WHAT THE DIFFERENCE TWO

END TEESPRING AND CAFE PRESS

WERE YOU SEE A PICTURE AND

MICK A SHIRT OUT 6:00.

THE DIFFERENCE WE DON'T USE

DIGITAL PRINTING.

CAFE PRESS IF YOU GO ON AND

DID HE SIGN A T SHIRT THE

PRICE IS GOING START AT 18

OR 20.

THE SHIRT YOUR SUPPORTERS

ARE BIG IS A DIGITAL PRINT.

NOW DIGITAL PRINT IS BEHIND

BEING EXPENSIVE AND A HIGH

QUALITY PRINT.

THE COLORS ARE LESS VA BEEN

AND GOING TO WASH OUT IN 20

WASHESSANCE IT WAS NOT

RETAIL QUALITY SO WHAT WE

HAVE DONE IS TACK THAN NO

RISK MODEL AND APPLIED IT TO

SCREEN PRINTING.

IT IS 99% OF WHAT YOU SIGN

CLOTHING STORES AND THAT

PREMIUM FEEL AND ITS LOSER

COST SO YOU WILL MAKE MOREEN

IN NY YOU ARE TRYING TO FUND

RAISE AND A BETTER PRODUCT.

10 IT SOUNDS LOOK YOU ARE

HAVING SUCCESS SO FAR.

I GAIN WITH TECH CRUNCH YOU

SAID MORE THAN 1600

ORGANIZER USED THE CITES TO

DESIGN CUSTOM SHIRTS.

COVER POLITICS.

A CAMPAIGN THAT WENT TO YOU

GUY.

YOU PROBABLY KNOW WHICH ONE

I MEAN.

YOU HAVE BEEN CLEARING OVER

100,000 A MONTH.

OVER 500,000 IN SALES.

27,000T SHIRTS IT SOUND LOOK

IT GOING? IT IS GOING

WELL.

IT IS FANTASTIC EXPERIENCE.

WE GOT A LONG WAY TO GO.

YOU KIND HAVE TAKEN THE

FIRST STEP SO EXCITED.

VENTRES.

SO LET'S PIVOT HERE.

I WANT TO KNOW.

2011.

OKAY.

SO TALK ABOUT HOW DO WE KEEP

THE YOUNG SMART TYPES AND

BRING TO RODE ELAND FOR THE

COLLEGE EDUCATION TODAY.

WHY ARE YOU TAKING IF.

FOR ME, IT WAS REALLY

BECAUSE I GOT INVOLVED AND

LUCKY ENOUGH TO GET INVOLVED

IN THE ON TRA PRA MUIAL

START-UP COMMUNITY PRETTY

EARLY ON.

DON'T THINK THATS THE CASE

FOREVER ONE.

SO I WAS AGAIN LUCKY ENOUGH

TO BE INVOLVED IN THE RHODE

ISLAND BUSINESS PLAN

COMPETITION.

I WENT TO THE EK SELLRATOR

AND BY THE TIME GRADUATION

ROLLED AROUND AND HAD THE

IDEA AND I KNEW I WANTED TO

PUR SITE.

I ALREADY HAD THIS GREAT NET

ORC WORK OF MENTOR,

RESOURCES AND FOR ME, THE

CHOICE BETWEEN KIND OF

STARTING OFF WITH THAT LEVEL

ALREADY.

OR YOU KNOW, STARTING OVER

IN NEW YORK OR SAN FRANCISCO

OR BOSTON YOU KNOW THE

CHOICE WAS CLEAR.

RODE LAND PEOPLE WOULD BE

SURPRISED PIE THE RESOURCES

THAT ARE AVAILABLE HER AND

HOW MANY PEOPLE ARE WILLING

TO HELP.

IT IS VITAL TO HAVE THAT

NETWORK IN PLACE.

WHILE WERE YOU A STUDENT SO

YOU SET DONE THE ROOTS

BECAUSE IF YOU HADN'T HAD

THAT.

YOU WOULD GET OUT.

YEAH.

I THINK THAT NOT EVERYONE

REALIZES THAT THERE IS ALL

OF THESE YOU KNOW AAMAZING

RESOURCES AVAILABLE TO RHODE

ISLAND BECAUSE NEVER EXPOSED

TO IT SO THEY GO AND

GRADUATE.

BY THE TIME THEY GRADUATE

THE NATURAL PROGRESSION IS

YOU FINISHED COLLEGE NOW YOU

GO THOUGH BIG CITIES.

AND IF YOU GET INVOLVED

EARLY ENOUGH IN THE

COMMUNITY YOU CAN REALLY SEE

WHERE THE VAL ICE AND WHY IT

MAKES SENSE TO STAY IN AM

AREA WHERE YOU ESTABLISHED

YOURSELF.

NOW, THERE IS A CONSTANT

TALK NOW ABOUT WHAT STATE

LEADERS AND BUSINESS LEADER

CANS DO TO MAKE THIS POLICE

ATTRACTIVE TO BUSINESS.

GIVE AS YOU WALKER WILLIAMS

PLAN.

WHAT WOULD YOU TELL THEM

WOULD BE HELPFUL FOR RHODE

ISLAND INTO A MATTER OF

TALKING.

YOU ARE IS DIFFERENT.

A LOT OFISM TIMES, YOU JUST

KIND OF NEED TO STEP BACK TO

GET OUT OF OUR WAY AND LET

US TRY YOU KNOW.

REALLY HAVING A LINE OF

COMMUNICATIONS THAT ARE OPEN

AND EASILY ACCESSIBLE THAT'S

THE MOST IMPORTANT THING FOR

US.

HOW DID YOU FIND THAT

NETWORK THAT MADE SUCH

IMPACT ON YOU?

YOU WOULD BE SR. PRICED

HOW MANY PEOPLE RESPOND WITH

JUST E-MAIL I THINK A LOT OF

PEOPLE ASSUME THAT SOMEBODY

WHO IS RUNNING A COMPANY OR

LOCAL LEADER YOU KNOW THEY

ARE TOO BUS CITY TO REPLY TO

E-MAIL OR SIT DOWN TO TALK

TO YOU OVER COFFEE.

YOU KNOW, I JUST STARTED

SENDING OUT E-MAILS TO

PEOPLE TRYING TO SEE WHAT

WAS AVAILABLE.

AND THE RESPONSE RATE WAS

INCREDIBLE AND OVERTIME I

DEVELOPED RELATIONSHIPS WITH

A LOT OF LOCAL LEADER.

WHAT IS NEXT FOR

TEESPRING.

WHAT IS GOING ON NOW?

WELL, WE ARE GETTING

BERGMENT WE STARTED WITH T

SHIRTS BUT WE HAVE A GOAL OF

CROWD FUND SOG BEING THE

PLACE WHERE YOU CAN COME AND

ALL YOU NEED BRINGS THE IDEA

AND WELL VALE THE HANDLE THE

BACK END AND PRODUCE IT AND

SHIP IT AND DO THE CUSTOMER

SERVICE.

HE WITH WANT THE GREAT

IDEAS.

POWERFUL.

IT MIGHT WORK WELL.

WE'LL KEEP AN EYE ON WHACK

WITHER AND SEE THE NEW

COMPANIES.

THAT IS ALL THE TIME WE HAVE

THIS WEEK.

I WANT TO THANK MY GUEST

WALKER WILLIAMS FROM

TEESPRING.

ALSOLY WAS ON THE FIRST HALF

FROM THE OFFICE IF YOU

MISSED ANY OF THE SHOW YOU

CAN CATCH IT ON THE WEB SITE

WPRI.COM AND CHECK OUT NOTES

WHERE I COVER THIS STUFF ALL

WEEK LONG.

THANKS AGAIN FOR WATCHING

AND I WILL SEE YOU NEXT

WEEK.

The Description of Executie Suite 10/21/2012: Leslie Taito, Walker Williams