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Stop Thief!Well, what can I say – apparently I/we here at NNEP have to learn some lessons the hard way. The lesson I learned the hard way recently is that if you are traveling with your computer or iPad, there are steps you should take before you even leave to protect yourself, should anything happen to your computer while you are traveling.

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  1. Write down the serial numbers of all of your computers, smart tablets, devices and cell phones – have this information some where OTHER than on the devices themselves!  It is one of the first things the police will ask you for should your device be stolen! Without the serial number, they really have no way of identifying YOUR device if it is found.
  2. If you are leaving your device somewhere and you will not be present, invest in the cables to attach it to something. There are all kinds of these cables available – click this link to amazon.com to see some of the zillions of options.
  3. Consider investing in a motion sensor alarm for your device.  If someone moves it, even bumps it, it will go off unless the right code is entered.
  4. Consider installing the LoJack software. According the police in Nashville, this has been one of the most effective tools they’ve seen for recovering stolen computers.  Click this link to view LoJack options on amazon.com.

We apologize to the attendees at Embroidery Mart that experienced a longer-than-usual waiting time at Registration.  As many of you heard, we had computers stolen at the Embroidery Mart trade show, making for longer lines at Registration than anticipated. Thank you for your patience!

Lesson learned, the hard way, but most definitely learned!

NNEP Lesson #472

Stop Thief!Well, what can I say – apparently I/we here at NNEP have to learn some lessons the hard way. The lesson I learned the hard way recently is that if you are traveling with your computer or iPad, there are steps you should take before you even leave to protect yourself, should anything happen to your computer while you are traveling.

http://www.nnep.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/help-300×158.jpg

  1. Write down the serial numbers of all of your computers, smart tablets, devices and cell phones – have this information some where OTHER than on the devices themselves!  It is one of the first things the police will ask you for should your device be stolen! Without the serial number, they really have no way of identifying YOUR device if it is found.
  2. If you are leaving your device somewhere and you will not be present, invest in the cables to attach it to something. There are all kinds of these cables available – click this link to amazon.com to see some of the zillions of options.
  3. Consider investing in a motion sensor alarm for your device.  If someone moves it, even bumps it, it will go off unless the right code is entered.
  4. Consider installing the LoJack software. According the police in Nashville, this has been one of the most effective tools they’ve seen for recovering stolen computers.  Click this link to view LoJack options on amazon.com.

We apologize to the attendees at Embroidery Mart that experienced a longer-than-usual waiting time at Registration.  As many of you heard, we had computers stolen at the Embroidery Mart trade show, making for longer lines at Registration than anticipated. Thank you for your patience!

Lesson learned, the hard way, but most definitely learned!

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Arenamontanus

Thriving with Stress Training for NNEP Members

Thriving With Stress training by Dr. Frank Wood intro video

Click image to see short video on this training for NNEP members

We are quite pleased to team up with Dr. Frank Wood to offer NNEP members a 4 week training class on Thriving With Stress.

The first class begins THIS week, 9/24/13 at 1 PM Eastern time, and will continue for 3 more weeks on Tuesdays at 1 PM. We just emailed NNEP members the details on how to enroll in this training.

This is a great opportunity to build skills for working WITH stress successfully, instead of letting it overwhelm you, particularly as we enter the crazy busy holiday season.

Designed specifically for business owners and managers, Thriving with Stress offers a practical training that results in improving your ability run your company more effectively.

This training is for NNEP members and is being offered at an incredible rate. Dr. Wood commands $1200 for this training typically when working with individuals. Group training runs $350/person. NNEP members get this training for only $150!

Dr. Wood is only accepting 10 people in this training course. Please register immediately to secure your position. If you have questions or did not see the registration invitation, contact NNEP right away at 800-866-7396.

What “does it” for you?

leaves tipped in fall colors
As I walked the dog this evening, I enjoyed the change of season. For whatever reason, this annual transition, from summer to fall always brings me a sense of joy, peace, contentment – these words are close – but not quite “it.” It is always something I feel at this time of year, and it is always profound to me at a core-deep level. I love it, I cherish it, I stop and fully own it when it happens. And yet, somehow, it (this moment of wonder each and every year) manages to sneak up on me, as it did yet again this year, this evening.

As I stop and really look at the changing leaves, barely dipped in red at this specific moment, I accept and acknowledge that my life is insane – a junior and a senior in high school, it is homecoming week (a unique brand of intensity and insanity apparently), I have huge projects that I am working on for NNEP and on a personal front which require long hours and intense learning, it is OSU football season (a unique brand of intensity and insanity that overtakes my husband annually), and on and on and on…

Yet, in this moment, what stops me in my tracks is the beauty of these leaves, painted every so delicately, with the tidings of their own end. And I realize, this is healthy – so very, very healthy to stop, pause, savor, appreciate – to embrace this moment in my life.

Have you ever had moments like this, something happens that helps “center” you, brings you to a wonderful place, or helps you be the better or even best version of you? You may call it gratitude, prayer, balance or some other term that strikes you as right – whatever works for you!

Whatever it is that “does it” for you, I hope that you get to experience it often enough, and that you too are lucky enough to see and/or feel it when it occurs in your life. I hope that you can pause for that moment to fully live that experience. I believe we would ALL be better versions of ourselves for it.

Thanks for the “memo” Mama Nature, YOU ROCK!

NNEP Does That?!?

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I just received an email from a member of NNEP – she asked if NNEP helps her “source other items besides apparel?”

YES — You Betcha –YEP — we sure do!!!

In fact, nearly 30% of the requests for sourcing that we handle are for items that are NOT in your traditional wholesale garment distributor catalogs.  After all, when it is in your favorite catalog, it is easy to find, right? It is the “wonky” stuff that takes time to find!

If you spend more than 5-10 minutes looking for a source for something – as a member of NNEP, you get to STOP WASTING THAT TIME and connect with the NNEP’s unlimited sourcing hotline –

CALL us at 800-866-7396 or JOIN ONLINE NOW

We would love to try and find a source for you, getting you back to making money either sewing or selling! The time you save keeps you on track to make your business more profitable.

When you are a member of NNEP, unlimited product sourcing help is a HUGE time saver, making it one of the most valued NNEP member benefits! Put us to work for you and save yourself the time, hassle, frustration of hunting for these resources.

Joining NNEP makes just makes sense, particularly as we enter the “crazy” holiday season – when you have little to NO time to spare hunting for suppliers!

We are here, ready to serve you and your business.

Yep, we are just sitting here, waiting to help you, to take your call, to respond to your email…  Looking forward to hearing from you – SOON, right???? 

NNEP Members In the Know

yesware.com logoHave you ever wanted to KNOW if your customer received your email?  Ever wanted to know if they actually opened it?

If you use gmail or google mail, there is a solution for your curious mind! If you are not sure if your emails are getting read, check out Yesware, which lets you know when your emails have been read and even if they get forwarded by the person that received your email.

The basic version of this app is free.  There are advanced versions as well, which start at $5/month (as of 9/2013).

Check out this interesting little app at yesware.com.

It’s that Simple

Set the date

We work with NNEP members all day long, day after day.  Our purpose – to help members of NNEP to be more profitable, to move their businesses forward, to overcome what ever is standing in the way of their success. We are often asked a question that looks boils down to this, “How do I get there from here?”

You have the vision of what you want, yet…

We hear again and again that you are WAITING – for that perfect time, perfect moment of clarity to take the leap of faith to really go for it with your business. So many business owners hold a belief that there is some secret that you do not yet know, and that with that knowledge, success would be guaranteed. With this elusive bit of something you have not yet discovered or experienced, success is inevitable.

Well, I am here to tell you differently. The real deal is that taking that leap to success is  much more mundane, even ordinary.  All you have to do is set a goal and tie a date to it and write it down on your calendar.

The moment you proactively make that leap from your mind to your calendar – THAT is your moment of commitment. Getting started is that simple!

Set goals that will get you where you want to go.

  • X number of  customers by end of month
  • X number of new orders by the 31st
  • Call X number of past customers to check in each week
  • Launch basic website by 15th
  • Create X number of new designs by the 5th
  • Buy new machine by Dec. 31, 2013.

Whatever you want to accomplish, break it down into bite-size pieces and get them on your calendar. And then GO for it! Actively spend time each day doing whatever you need to in order to make that goal by that date. Skip that hour on facebook, that 2 hours of tv time if necessary. Your success is the DIRECT result of your decisions, your efforts, your choices of what you do with your time.

There are plenty of people that will tell you you cannot do it, stick to what you know, why bother and all sorts of other negative statements. Here’s the good news – it is YOUR life, and you get to decide what you want to do with it!

I’ll start the ball rolling:

  • I will have the new Embroidery Mart-COLUMBUS website created and registration open by October 25, 2013.

What are you going to do?  Add your goal and date below in the comments, and get it on your calendar as well! Let’s DO THIS!

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Joe Lanman