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Industry-Specific Podcasthttps://shirtlabpro.com/ and Training - ShirtLab

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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3 Day Digitizing Workshop in Tennessee in June

We are very excited to announce that Lee Caroselli Barnes of Balboa Threadworks is hosting a three-day deep-dive digitizing workshop in Nashville right after Embroidery Mart! See below for the details and to register. The seating is limited, as she only works with small groups due to the depth of the training provided. Register now…
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One Stop Adds Berne Apparel

One Stop is one of the NNEP Preferred Vendors, offering case pricing to members of NNEP even on small orders. They have been an advocate of NNEP and a preferred vendor doing business with members for nearly two decades now. I was very pleased to see that they have added Berne Apparel to their product…
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Business for Sale: Junior Cheerleaders of America

Business Opportunity in Fast-Growing Cheerleader Apparel Market For more than 30 years, Junior Cheerleaders of America (JCA) has been a direct marketer of Made in the USA cheerleader uniforms and cheer accessories for schools including youth leagues through college teams. With past catalog-only sales reaching $2 million annually, a huge upside potential exists for significant…
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NNEP launches Creative Display Contest

One of the things that has bothered us here at NNEP about our industry for a very long time is how poorly we present our products to our customers and in our business locations. It seems like embroidery and apparel decoration professionals give little to no thought or effort to making their products look appealing,…
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The Best Thing You Can Do for Your Business

Do you know what the single greatest thing you can do for your business is? Talking to your customers? Nope... Adding another employee or equipment? Nope... Mastering social media? Nope... The greatest thing you can do for your business is to infuse it, and yourself and your staff with NEWNESS. It is attending a real-life…
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Recommendery: Video Editing Made Easy

Your customers are on social media -- sites like Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and YouTube. Most of these sites (not Pinterest) LOVE videos! What kinds of videos should you post, and how do you do it, you ask? First, the WHAT... Post ANY video of any of the equipment you have in action is ideal! Embroidery…
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It's a Wrap

The giftwrap market has dramatically changed over the past few years due to a shift in both the economy as well as attitudes about unnecessary waste. Yet at the same time, sites like Pinterest and Instagram inspire people by sharing an unlimited variety of easy ways to make the everyday more stylish, including wrapped gifts.…
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