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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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11 Areas Where Embroidery Business Owners Get Stuck, and How to Fix Them

Have you ever noticed that lots of people teach you how to get started in this business, including the National Network of Embroidery Professionals, but almost no one has information to help you keep moving forward after you've been in business for three to five years or more? During that first year, you are learning…
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One Stop Expo is March 29, 2019 in Grand Rapids, MI

Join NNEP at the One Stop EXPO 2019! This is an amazing day of learning, networking and entertainment that will leave you energized and motivated to take your business to new heights! Don't forget the free samples, give-a-ways and prizes! This is a free event for One Stop customers. One Stop is a preferred vendor…
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Know More = Sell More!

When you know more about your products, it is easier to sell them, and to answer questions from your customers. Here is a tool to help you master the language of the apparel industry, a Garment Glossary. With this Glossary you can use words to draw pictures for your customers. Use the language of the apparel…
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What could you do with $50,000?

Here’s your chance at a $50,000 grant for your small business! What could you do with $15,000, $30,000 or even $50,000 for your small business? The FedEx Small Business Grant Contest has returned, offering even more money to 10 winners. Entries will be accepted February 19th through March 25th. Entering is a great opportunity to…
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How Does Your Business Compare?

Have you ever wondered how your business compares to other businesses in this industry? Check out the 2018 survey results from Printwear Magazine and find out! 2018 Embroidery Survey, published by Printwear MagazineDownload NNEP participates in crafting this survey with the leadership of NBM, the folks that publish Printwear Magazine. I would love to know…
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