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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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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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