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Embroidery Mart Successful!

Well, it is hard to believe that another Embroidery Mart is nothing but a memory.  They are so much fun to build - it is a living 3D puzzle to bring the trade show floor to life each year.  And then the classes - who is teaching what, so that the attendees can grow their…
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Grow your business - Ready?

If you're like many embroiderers and apparel decorators who have never attended NNEP's Embroidery Mart, you probably have some perceptions of the event that may differ from what it's really like. Here are some of the common "misperceptions:" "You have to be an experienced embroidery professional/business owner to get anything out of Embroidery Mart." Answer:…
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Great offer for NNEP Members from Sassi Designs

Sassi Designs, a new NNEP preferred vendor, has a great offer for NNEP members right now - 10% OFF wholesale!  We emailed the details for this special offer to current NNEP members today. This offer is good through Sept. 1, 2012. If you did not receive it, please let me know so that we can…
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NNEP's Embroidery Mart is almost here!

Embroidery Mart, the NNEP's largest tradeshow, is almost here! Attend Embroidery Mart July 27-28, 2012 at the Nashville Convention Center in Nashville, TN.  At the Embroidery Mart, you will find embroidery equipment, digital garment printers, heat presses, screen print equipment, laser engravers, rhinestones, rhinestone equipment and supplies, rhinestone transfers, backings, threads, hoops, hooping devices, and…
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Get PAID to Get Away - Really!

How often do you feel like you can NEVER get away from your business - that your customers will never let it happen  - Guess what? There is a way to make your time away HELP your customers! In fact, they could even learn that they like it when you get away! HUH?? Yep, really,…
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What's Your Plan?

I have been learning from and following a young man named Brendon Burchard for almost a year now.  He is passionate about helping business owners achieve their dreams in their businesses.  One of the lessons that has really stuck with me, so much so that it is now a daily thought, is "what is my…
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NNEP finds Yoga Apparel!

While attending the NBM Show in Indianapolis, I found a new source for fitness apparel and yoga apparel.  The brand is Expert Performance.  They have a variety of products that will work for your fitness-oriented customers and for any businesses in the fitness industry.  The line is distributed by Sun Apparel.  Check out their products…
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New Source for Rhinestone Transfers

While at the NBM Printwear show in Indiana, I learned something new about a company we've known for a very long time, Balboa Threadworks.  Lee is now distributing a line of really nice rhinestone transfers, Isaac's Designs.  And they have taken the idea one step farther - they have a line of custom tops to…
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NNEP's Jennifer Cox checks out new products

I popped over to the NBM Printwear show in Indianapolis today, looking for new products and new ideas to share with our NNEP members.  One item that caught my eye is this new jacket by Bodek & Rhodes, one of our NNEP preferred vendors:  S3415 Storm Creek Ladies' IronWeave Full Zip Fleece.  The fabic, called…
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NNEP's Strategy for Overcoming Shrinkage Concerns

Helping your customers know what sizes of garments to order can be intimidating. And if your customer expresses concerns about garment shrinkage, it becomes even more challenging to get them in the right frame of mind to place that larger order with you, right now. They need reassurances that they are getting enough of the…
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