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Clothing Embroidery: Which Embroidery Machines Work Best?

Clothing embroidery is popular in many different industries. Whether it’s workwear, sportswear, school uniforms or even formalwear, embroidery is apparent everywhere. So, for businesses that specialise in clothing embroidery it’s vital they find the right embroidery machine. Choosing the wrong one could be detrimental to businesses, so you need to take time when deciding on […]

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How to Start a Clothing Manufacturing Company: A Guide

Starting your own clothing company is an exciting prospect. However, like entering into any other industry, it can be particularly daunting – especially if you’re not used to running your own business and are starting out for the first time on your own.  Clothes manufacturing is an extremely competitive market to emerge into, but if […]

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The Average Costs of Running a Small Business

The costs of running a small business is appealing to a lot of people. What’s not attractive about being your own boss and seeing your creation grow into a well-established brand? But before taking the plunge and starting up, there are various things that you must consider.  One of the main areas that you need […]

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Typical Requirements and Challenges of a Uniform Embroidery Business

When setting up any business, you must be prepared to face and overcome the various challenges that will be thrown your way. And the uniform embroidery industry is no exception. No business is purely plain sailing, but the rewards you can reap from setting up a school uniform shop are second to none.  If you’re […]

Uniform Embroidery: What’s the Best Machine To Use?

School uniform embroidery is different from regular embroidery. Each school is likely to have its own badge or unique pattern, and creating these bespoke designs makes things much more challenging. This isn’t the only thing that makes uniform embroidery more testing than typical jobs.  So, to make the job as easy as possible, you’re going […]

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Running a School Uniform Shop: A Guide

Uniforms are one of the only factors that the majority of schools in the country have in common. They’re instigated for various reasons – they promote unity, create a community and reduce bullying – to name a few.  School uniforms are currently more expensive than they’ve ever been. Which is leaving a gaping hole for […]

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What is the Cost of an Embroidery Machine? A Simple Guide

Whether you’re buying your first industrial machine or upgrading to a larger one as your business grows, you need to consider the cost of an embroidery machine. And that doesn’t just mean the price point of the machine that you’re looking to invest in.  Sure, the machinery itself is one of the biggest costs but […]

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How Do Industrial Embroidery Machines Work?

Industrial embroidery machines are an embroidery company’s most valuable asset. Without them, they have no product. And that means no money or success. But you need to make sure that your business has the right one in place in order for you to be as successful as possible.  They come in all different sizes and […]

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Why Use Midwest for your Commercial Embroidery Needs?

From fashion to bed manufacturing, there are plenty of industries that rely on embroidery to enhance their products. Their embroidery services set them apart from the rest of the competition in their industry, so they need to be sure that they can rely on their suppliers.  And we’re not just talking materials and stitching. Without […]

The 7 Key Steps of a Procurement Process

Getting Started with Your Procurement Process A strong procurement process is key to the financial efficiency of any business. It aids in paying the right price for goods and services, minimises delivery times and helps you choose the best partners to work with your business.  How a procurement process looks is completely dependent on the […]

How To Start a Fashion Business – A Beginners Guide

In 2018, the fashion industry contributed a massive £32 billion to the UK economy. That figure alone shows the scale of competition that you’d be up against. But that’s definitely not something that should put you off.  If anything, that figure should spur you on further. The support that millions of fashion brands receive around […]

Thinking of Starting an Embroidery Business? Here’s our Guide

Embroidery is a hobby that’s forever growing in popularity around the world. And because of this, it’s no surprise that a lot of people are starting up their embroidery business. The industry is experiencing a significant boom period.  It’s never been easier to set up your own embroidery business. Whether you’re starting from the spare […]

10 Actionable Ideas for a Startup Printing Business

Over the past few years, the printing industry has been more popular than ever and has been going through a serious boom period. In fact, the industry is said to grow to a global value of £4.5 billion by 2023. That being said, due to the popularity and advancement in technology, it’s never been easier […]

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The 4 Best Commercial Embroidery Machines For Your Business in 2019

Choosing a commercial embroidery machine is one of the most important decisions within your business. So it shouldn’t be taken lightly. After all, they are by far the most important asset to your business. But which one is best suited to your company? These machines are designed in all different models and sizes to cope […]

Our Used Industrial Embroidery Machines [Updated Every Month]

When it comes to choosing a used industrial embroidery machine, you need to be able to have full trust in who you’re buying it from.  After all, your embroidery machine is one of the most important assets to the success of your business, so you’re going to want to ensure that it’s the right one […]

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A Step by Step Guide to Writing Your Fashion Business Plan

Are you a fashion business looking to expand? Or, are you looking to grow organically from within but not sure on how to get started?? You need to have a plan. Considering all of the different factors that make up a successful business is crucial, but so too is ensuring you have a comprehensive and […]

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Upgrading to a Multi Head Embroidery Machine for Your Business

Upgrading to a Multi Head Embroidery Machine for Your Business Are you at production capacity with your current single head embroidery machines?  Is your single head machine now struggling to keep up with the increase in demand for your embroidery, fashion, education and sportswear industries and you’re considering an upgrade? 

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What is an Embroidery Machine? An Easy Beginners Guide

What is an embroidery machine and what do I need to know as a new business in the industry? By understanding your considerations as a beginner within the embroidery business you’re offering yourself the greatest chance of building a successful startup.

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Budget Management: SME vs Big Businesses

Budget management is crucial to the successful running of your projects whether you’re a startup SME or big business. Applying the right skills and tools will help you to achieve your planned outcomes.

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Buying a Digital Embroidery Machine: The Business Considerations

When purchasing a digital embroidery machine there are various business considerations your startup company should think about.

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Which is the Best Embroidery Machine for Me? – A Comparison

Perhaps you’ve just set up your business and you can’t decide which type of embroidery machine is right for your production requirements? We understand that knowing which machine you should choose and why is no small task.

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