Our Story

How it all came to be ...

Like many small businesses in The Old North State, we - the MavDog Printing Co. - were navigating and living the entrepreneurial dream.

Then came Covid. And things changed. A lot.

HereToStayNC.com was born
As a way to survive, we started this project to not only help other small businbesses, but ourselves too! We created and hastily launched the original HereToStayNC.com website and sold a Here To Stay NC tee shirt to raise money and support local businesses. Proceeds ($10 at the time) went to the small business of your choice – you chose who got the money during checkout.

It was supposed to be a "short-term solution", something designed to help bridge the gap while we took 2 – 3 weeks to “flatten the curve”. Well, here we are, some (enter # here)+ months later, and the more things change, the more the seem to stay the same, although we are inching back to normalcy. In some areas anyway.

One thing is for sure - today, as small business owners, we're facing more challenges than ever before, all magnified. The key is to find a new way to "stay in the game".

Analyze. Adapt. Overcome.

We're changing with the times, going with the flow. We're responding to the changing business landscape. After all, bend, don't break, right? What started out as a fundraising effort to raise money for small businesses when Covid-19 first hit has morphed into a growing Small Business Merchandising Program. A virtually risk free partnership designed to help market, promote and offer an additional revenue stream for all types of small businesses, groups, schools, charities and more.

What we do and how we do it.

We use the latest in digital DTG (Direct To Garment) printing to offer full color prints on demand - 1 at a time, as the orders come in. Same with embroidery.

We do it all - we take, process and fulfill orders for you and send you the money earned from your Collection every month. Nothing to buy. Just help us promote the Partnership - and your branded merchandise. 

From the Mountains to the Coast - #SupportLocal!

We’re working with a growing number of NC’s small businesses, restaurants, musicians, bands, charities, school teachers, offering them the opportunity to have an on-line and on-site merchandise collection, with no upfront costs, no minimums and no inventory, with the proceeds going directly back to them! 

You can also support the small business of your choice when you shop selected products and collections by choosing who you want to support when you check out! 

Take a look around, and support your favorite small business, bar, band, charity, teacher, ...

You can also refer a small business, sign up your business, and for more information, click a link below. 

Remember, sometimes it takes a village.


To learn more, click a link below. 


Our Story

For Small Businesses

For Shoppers

"SBMP" - Small Business Merchandising Program 


Start A Collection


Join Us - Let's Partner Up!

Call us at 919 - 349 - 2650, click the button for more info and to Sign Up, or drop us a note below!

We look forward to working with you!