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Recommendery: Google Calendar Hacks

I am a Google kinda gal - and Google calendar is definitely my friend! I would be lost without it, personally and professionally. I was TODAY old when I learned these two time-saving hacks! I hope they help you as well if you are a Google calendar user. I learned these hacks from an ebook…
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Wanted: Embroidery Professional

We met with a lot of apparel decorators at the most recent NBM show in Columbus, Ohio. The majority of them do NOT do embroidery in-house. We encouraged these business owners to reach out to NNEP when embroidery jobs came their way, as we would help them connect with embroidery business owners that could be…
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What Information Will Help You Succeed?

I've been going through some old files here at NNEP lately [what can I say, KonMari ROCKS] and I came across these notes from an advisory board meeting of people that were engaged a project called Embroidery University (EU). EU was the brainchild of Alan Bird, Universal Design, in Louisville, Kentucky. Let me put this…
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Paypal Stopped Them

Terms of Service for your apparel decorator business - Do you need one or not? If you are not sure why a "terms of service" for your business is worth thinking about, read this short article on Inc.com, as I think it brings the question into focus clearly and quickly: Paypal Stopped a Horrible Group…
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Embrace This Potential!

If you sell to schools, cheer, athletes, dance, churches or any other sorts of clubs, groups and organizations, there is an interesting new product to check out - Embrace Shoelace Designs! The owners (and inventors of the process to create these customized shoelaces) are Kalyn and Milford, and their business is located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.…
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Busy Bee Hub Joins NNEP as Preferred Vendor

NNEP is pleased to welcome a new supplier to the industry, and to the NNEP Preferred Vendor program, Busy Bee Hub! Please welcome Maria Bruck, owner/operator of Sew Hippy MFG and founder/creator of Busy Bee Hub.  Maria has been sewing since age 7 and has been in the industry for fifteen years. Over the last…
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LOVE this new product - customizable watch bands!

                Conde has added a great new product for every business with a heatpress - customizable watch bands for 2 different sizes of Apple watches! This is an excellent reason to reach out to every single one of your customers to touch base with them to find out…
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Industry-Specific Podcast & Training

As you probably know, we here at NNEP are BIG FANS of education and training. After all, we do not know what we do not know, right? Self-directed education puts you in the driver's seat! With the internet, you can learn, develop and master the skills and knowledge that will help you take your business…
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Heritage Sportswear Begins Controlled Wind Down

Heritage Sportswear is beginning a court-ordered "controlled wind down," according to a source at the company. We wanted to make sure you were aware of the situation, as it will change the inventory story for many members of NNEP! If you order from Heritage Sportswear, you need to begin ordering your inventory from other suppliers,…
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Offer More Than Apparel!

If you own a retail business and are intrigued by the possibility of offering more than apparel and athletic bags to your customers, you may want to check out the Markets beyond the trade shows like NNEP's Embroidery Marts and the other industry shows. There is an entirely different world of wholesale sources out there…
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