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Sell your Business

We hear from NNEP members and other apparel decoration business owners on a regular basis that they hope to sell their businesses at some point in the future.  I have been doing some research on what could be involved in that process.  I just finished reading the book Built to Sell, by John Warrillow, which…
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Bark Avenue Embroidery Wins Vacation Get Away

Congratulations Bark Avenue Custom Embroidery.  Ann Nagy, the owner of Bark Avenue, is the winner of the Vacation Getaway Prize offered at Embroidery Trade Show. We hope she enjoys the weekend at Sawmill Creek Resort, which includes a deluxe room for two nights, as well as dinner and breakfast for two. To enter the contest,…
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5B’s joins NNEP Preferred Vendor Program

We are pleased to welcome 5B’s Embroidery to the NNEP as a Preferred Vendor! This family owned business founded in 1980  is currently one of the largest contract embroidery operations in the United States. 5B’s and The Biles Family combines state-of-the art systems with old-fashioned values centered on you, their customer. From its humble beginnings…
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Copyrights – Demystified (a bit)

Customers bring in all sorts of designs with the expectation that we, as embroidery business owners and apparel decorators, can put whatever they want on whatever they want.  But that is just not the case, especially when it comes to images and designs that belong to someone else. Examples of designs we cannot reproduce include:…
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Midwest Punch Embroidery & Applique Joins NNEP

We are excited to welcome Midwest Punch Embroidery & Applique to the NNEP Preferred Vendor program.  Their specialty is distressed appliques.  The distressed look is everywhere you look in retail – and here is where you can get what you need to create it!  Not only do the folks at Midwest Punch Embroidery & Applique…
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NNEP’s Embroidery Directory – Add Your Company!

Create a listing for your company on the NNEP’s Embroidery Directory, found online at http://www.EmbroideryNetwork.com. NNEP created the Embroidery Business Directory to help consumers find local embroiderers and apparel decorators. Listing a company is free for current members of the National Network of Embroidery Professionals.  Companies that are not current members of NNEP can create…
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I’m Pinterested!

Pinterest.com has arrived as a new player in the social media arena, at least it is new to us here at NNEP. Imagine an old fashioned cork bulletin board, and then take it virtual – and you have pinterest.com. While Facebook is about forming social connections; pinterest is a way to bookmark your site, other…
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