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EMBROIDERY CARDS AND EMBROIDERY SOFTWARE EXPLAINED

Posted by Myra Bosch on Friday, December 18, 2009 In : Machine Embroidery Supplies 

Embroidery Software and Embroidery Cards both play a part in allowing your embroidery machine to make professionally embroidered pieces in a fraction of the time. It is important that you understand how they work together.

An embroidery card is computerized and machine-format-specific, and fits directly and specifically into your embroidery machine. It works with the built-in computer in your machine to stitch out designs.

Embroidery Cards may be purchased with designs already on them or you m...
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PLANNING YOUR BUSINESS FOR 2010

Posted by Myra Bosch on Thursday, December 17, 2009 In : Machine Embroidery as a Business 

In order for your products to sell, you have to create the need.  Customers' needs change as do the seasons, so you have to ensure that, not only do you keep up with the change, but that you set the pace.

In order to do this successfully, and not to create too much stress on your part, you must get yourself a large calendar. 
Proceed to mark the following dates on it with a Red Cross.

•    Christmas Day
•    Easter Weekend
•    The onset of every school holiday
•    Mother's Day
•    Fath...
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ARE YOU GIVING THEM WHAT THEY WANT?

Posted by Myra Bosch on Thursday, December 17, 2009 In : Machine Embroidery as a Business 

You have enough feet going through your your display area. You have enough expressions of Ohh's and Ahhh's when they view your embroidered articles. Your prices are in line with what is being charged elsewhere, but the problem is, customers pass through your shop and buy elsewhere.  Why?

The title of this post should say it all. Are you giving your customers what they want?  Or are you making something that will not sell in your area? To give you a rough idea of what you need to think about, h...
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HOW TO START AN EMBROIDERY BUSINESS

Posted by Myra Bosch on Monday, December 14, 2009 In : Machine Embroidery as a Business 

Create a Second Passive Income



STEP 1
PRICE YOUR PRODUCT

Know what you're going to charge. An instant way to lose money is to not put the appropriate price tag on your embroidery work. Something that takes 10 hours to make by hand can't sell for R10; otherwise you're working for R1 an hour. If you are doing hand embroidery, you must consider the hours of dedication put into the product and charge appropriately. However, the same item embroidered on a computerized machine may only involve you setting the thread, positioni...
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