One way a bunch of you guys always go wrong is by starting a brand with no passion. Successful brands are only run on passion, NOT MONEY. It's obvious who has passion and who doesn't.
Passion: people post their brand up here, they listen to the criticism, the love, and no matter what anybody says, they are not willing to quit or change anything.
No Passion: those who come on here asking: where do you get you stuff printed?, any good designers?, anybody know any good 5 panel hat manufacturers? where do you get you woven tags made? etc.
People trying to start a brand can't just some on here and ask how we got it done. WE put in the hard research and the hours to get what we needed done, to produce progression. When you come on here, you are basically cheating and not many people want to help someone make money without putting in their own work.
DO YOUR OWN RESEARCH, DONT RELY ON OTHERS TO DO WHAT YOU NEED DONE FOR YOU. WORK FOR YOURSELF.