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Graduation Supplier

Believe it or not, the "graduation" market is bigger than you would think.  Many schools and institutions present a "graduation ceremony" several times throughout the students' career, beginning in Kindergarten.  And boy do the little tots look adorable in their little teeny tiny caps and gowns. And then the tots grow up a bit more…
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Loom Craft, Inc. updates offer for NNEP Members

Loom Craft, Inc. just renewed their membership as a NNEP Preferred Vendor and updated their offer for NNEP members. Here is the updated offer from Loom Craft: Have you been looking for woven products that are Made in the USA and backed by an iron-clad policy of service and quality? Are you tired of suppliers…
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Wantrepreneur or Entrepreneur?

Which one are you - an entrepreneur or a wantrepreneur?  An entrepreneur does specific things to make their business succeed.  A wantrepreneur thinks about doing things to make it big.  Answer YES or NO to the following questions - I know the fixed costs to operate my business. I price my work based on my…
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Embroidery & DTG Work available in Nashville

We just heard from some folks in Nashville that are looking for an embroidery shop and a DTG shop to do some work for them.  Here is what they sent: I was wondering if you could tell me of anyone in the Nashville area that can help us create some designs for hats, shirts and…
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New Colorways from Sportco

I popped down to Columbus on Friday to attend the ISS show.  It is always fun to attend an event, rather than host one.  I can talk with the exhibitors, check out what is new, see what is selling well and learn about what trends they are seeing - all of which fascinates me. The…
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Risks of Home-based Business

Running a home-based business is fun, can be exciting, is occasionally overwhelming and is definitely an adventure much of the time.  It also has inherent risks.  You can identify and minimize those risks.  Pat McKay, of Amer/McKay Insurance, specializes in helping embroidery and apparel decoration business owners identify and then protect themselves and their business…
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DoDuds Apparel Drive in Ohio is a Success

As always at events presented by the National Network of Embroidery Professionals (NNEP), the Embroidery Network Foundation hosted a DoDuds Apparel Drive at the Embroidery Trade Show held March 30-31 at Sawmill Creek Resort in Huron, Ohio. The Embroidery Network Foundation (ENF), a 501(c)(3) entity, established by the NNEP, is designed to provide a channel…
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What is the Purpose of Your Marketing?

The success of your business is influenced, some even say determined, by the effectiveness of your marketing.  While many business owners have a hard time getting a clear understanding of their marketing, I find that effective marketing boils down to knowing the answer to ONE question - what is the point? When you know exactly…
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Get Found Online Webinar

Join NNEP for an exciting webinar about "6 Things You Can Do NOW to Grow Your Business" on April 24, 2012. We are presenting this event with Cheryl Lynn, Founder of Cheryl Lynn International, the Mobile and Local Internet Marketing Expert and Author of "Mobile Mastery 2 Millions." As your professional organization, we are constantly…
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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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