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Embroidery and Garment Printing Business Research
One of the most comprehensive sources of information for the entrepreneur is the United States Small Business Administration. They have everything from planning, marketing, legal, financing and tax issues for anyone wanting to start a small business. There's a step-by-step tutorial on writing a business plan and even a start-up kit for the budding entrepreneur. That's just the beginning; the site is loaded with details on various regulations and links to all sorts of helpful services.
Embroidery PublicationsStitches Magazine
Stitches, the embroidery industry's voice and vision, provides embroiderers and decorators with the latest news, trends and insights, techniques and products.
This monthly publication provides news, "how-to" features and product information for executives and managers in the embroidery, garment printing and screen-printing industry.
Printwear is published monthly For the Business of Decorated Apparel. Each issue contains a timely mix of informative how-to articles, written by working apparel decorators and other industry authorities.
Sew News Magazine
Sew News magazine conveys the fun, creativity and excitement of sewing to readers of all skill levels who love to sew for themselves, their families and their homes.
Embroidery Trade shows
Attending Tradeshows is one of the best ways to experience this industry first hand. This way you get a chance to see machines, software, clothing and many other products that might help you in your new business.
Embroidery Mart East
Embroidery and Direct to Garment Extravaganza
Come prepared when you visit these shows with questions so you walk away with the answers you need to start your business
Trade Associations are important for not only learning about this industry, but getting discounts and networking with other embroidery and garment printing business owners
Embroidery Trade Association
ETA members are commercial embroiderers, suppliers to the industry, and others who have a keen business and professional interest in the application of business principles to the embroidery business. Members of ETA range in size from single person shops with single head machines to huge operations with many multiple head machines running multiple shifts.
Specialty Graphic Imaging Association
SGIA is the only international association for specialty imaging.
National Network of Embroidery Professionals
We save new embroiderers time and money with discounts for garments, stock designs, supplies, credit card processing, business insurance, tv commercials, 800 free hotline number for marketing and pricing support and much more!
ASI | Advertising Specialty Institute
ASI (Advertising Specialty Institute®) is the largest media and marketing organization serving the advertising specialty industry, with a membership of 20,000 distributor firms (sellers) and 3,500 supplier firms (manufacturers) of advertising specialties.
PPAI | Promotional Products Association International
PPAI-the promotional products industry's international not-for-profit trade association-supports the growth and professionalism of promotional consultants and suppliers, and strives to educate and reinforce to the following entities-the end buyer, the media, and prospective members to PPAI and the industry as a whole-the important role that promotional products play in today's integrated marketing programs.
After you have done some research about the embroidery and garment printing industry and decided what equipment you are interested in, it's time to take a deeper look at the different Embroidery Machines and DTG Garment Printers that are available for starting or expanding your business.