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You must recognize your employees

Employee Recognition How many companies realize that their most important asset never gets recognized? Employees are the most important asset any company can have. They are loyal, hard working and never complain. But so few employers’ actually say thanks. This article is to recognize the fact that people like to […]

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Used Embroidery Machines a real deal

Used embroidery machines Buying a used embroidery machine is like purchasing a used car. The option of hitting a home run and getting a perfectly usable machine is risky but it is plausible. With the soft market today it is a must to look at the used machine market. Right […]

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Quality embroidery in Tacoma

Define Quality How do you define quality when referring to embroidered apparel? There are no hard or fast rules it is a very subjective judgment. Sometimes it is in the eyes of the consumer. Sometimes it is in the eyes of a techno freak. Every shop or consumer is different […]

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$4.00 embroidered caps

Caps $4.00 each includes embroidery. 48 minimum How I remember those days when we could sell caps for $4.00 each. It was fun, it was 1985. In 1985 Northwest Custom Apparel (Northwest Embroidery) installed the first cap embroidery machines in the Pacific Northwest. They didn’t have automatic trimmers. We had […]

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Growing your business

What does it take to grow a business It takes many things to succeed at owning your own business. You have to know finance, sales, production, marketing and the latest technologies. You can be good at everything but the most important is “the people thing.” Limited number of things you […]

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Screen printers are becoming dinosaures

Contract Screen Printing Contract screen printing defines a company who will print garments and not require that they be purchased from them. Customers like to purchase their garments at Costco or with on line distribution companies. They then bring them to a screen shop for decorating. This way they are […]

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Teamwork brings success

Teamwork is the key to success. Have you ever been on a sports team which can seem to loose and you don’t have any superstars on the team. This is what is known as playing as one to achieve the goal of winning. Think hard because this is how winners […]

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Flash Stores for group sales

Group selling is a real nightmare. Collecting individual checks (which at times bounce), collecting cash (gets misplaced) and trying to collect from members of the group who won’t pony up their money. This is the biggest problem when selling to a group of individuals who want you to do all […]