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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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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'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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Funky Logo Placement

Well, here I am again, in another public place, taking photos of the folks around me because something about their embroidered apparel caught my eye...  I just cannot seem to help myself! Yesterday I was flying home from Minneapolis after a trip to the Bead & Button Show (WOW - just that - WOW).  In…
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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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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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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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