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Fend off Fraud & Identity Theft

It is nearly impossible to imagine running a business without the Internet, yet somehow, we all did that less than 25 years ago. The world certainly has changed. Unfortunately, in many ways, some of these changes are NOT for the better. As a business owner, you have to actively protect your business online, just as…
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Recommendery – Give Back Box

If you are like me, you have clothes, shoes and accessories, even jewerly that you no longer need, wear, use or even want – but you cannot bring yourself to throw it away because it is useful, in good shape, this stuff is definitely NOT trash. This stuff piles up somewhere in our lives, in our…
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Conferences are Dead, Long Live Conferences

So many things have endured major disruptions in the past 10 years, TV, radio, print, social media, education, conferences and even Twinkies! But like Twinkies, all of these things continue on, just in new ways. Attending NNEP’s Embroidery & Digitizing Conference takes time, money and effort, no question. Attending this conference for apparel decoration professionals…
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8 Tips to Mingle Successfully

Mingling well for your business, also known as Networking, can be hard. Yet for many embroidery and apparel decoration business owners, networking is one of the most effective ways to bring in business. Mingling successfully helps you to develop relationships which can open the to door to new orders from existing customers and open the…
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NNEP offers Done FOR You Marketing Solution

Have you ever wished that there was more than one of you? Felt like there is just not enough of you to go around, to get everything done? And let’s face it – the fact is that if you have to get an order run or do some marketing, you are going to run the…
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NNEP’s First Embroidery Mart

We are doing some spring cleaning here at the NNEP office this week and I came across some of these show directories, from the very first Embroidery Mart, held in Nashville in 2002. I have such vivid memories of this event – arriving at Opryland and just being WOWed by this hotel (it was spectacular),…
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A Different Resource for your Business

We received a mailer from a company that was new to me, Indigo Fair. They are taking a different approach to connecting wholesale made in the USA artisan suppliers with retail and online business owners. They have created an online interface where business owners can discover new products to carry in their businesses with minimum…
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Embroidery Mart-ATLANTA is next week!

  I love hanging out with other apparel decoration professionals. In general, they are fun, cool funky people that own their own businesses and are making it happen in those businesses. What is not to love, right? Well, I get to do this — hang out with tons of fun, cool funky people — next week at…
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Calm the Digital Chaos

Well, um, okay… but how do you make a fresh start when you are completely buried by digital chaos, and the onslaught only seems to be increasing, certainly not slowing down!?! Here are some tips to help calm the digital chaos – with these tips, streamline the incoming information so that you can deal with…
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In Play Sportswear Joins NNEP Vendor Program

NNEP is pleased to welcome another industry supplier to the NNEP Preferred Vendor Program, In Play Sportswear. In Play® Sportswear is a family-owned and operated company that was founded in 1991, and they are located in St. Paul, Minnesota. The in play® label is synonymous with a level of quality and craftsmanship that is unsurpassed…
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