Patch Microeconomics: Gail Aiken

How we create small embroidered pieces to help organizations

Believe it or not, once upon a time, patches were the only way to identify a recognized organization or unit. Long before organizations were recognized legally, patches were used as a means to identify its members.

As the years passed, patches are now synonymous with identifying members of a specific group, recognizing people with similar tastes in pop culture and social awareness

Now that the patches are back in fashion, there is also the potential for small time entrepreneurs and established organizations to capitalize on this iconic accessory. Entrepreneurs can have patches of varying designs made and sold to various customers who need patches. The best customers are those who are DIY aficionados and aspiring artisans. They are then followed by people who are looking for a subtle, but bold means of expressing their admiration for a specific icon. This tactic allows small time entrepreneurs to make a small profit for themselves as well. For organizations, the patches are made to spread awareness of a certain topic or issue such as LGBT, Cancer Awareness and even National Pride.

The most popular patches are iron on patches. As its name implies, they are basically patches that are attached to the desirediron on patches medium by the use of an iron. These are favorable because they provide a finished and seamless look and are perfect for those who are not quite adept at sewing neatly.

So where can entrepreneurs and organizations acquire iron on patches?

Our service includes creating customized patches for people who wish to capitalize on the new and popular trend of subtle badges. We make them in minimum orders of 10 pieces and so on, which gives our clients the choice to order in bulk!

Creating custom iron on patches is very simple. Our artists follow a simple step by step guide. The first step is design. A custom patch won’t really be called a custom patch if it wasn’t made uniquely. We design the patches according to how the clients envision the look. We can even enhance the rough sketches for a more defined look. For entrepreneurs looking to make patches out of existing icons and images, they only need to make modifications. Whatever the design, what makes the patch is what it means to the user.

The second step is choosing the embroidery thread. Our package allows 7 free threads to use. Afterwards, our artists can show our clients the option of how the embroidery can be done. The choices are either fully embroidered or partially embroidered patches.

The next step is sizing. Because these are custom patches, our service includes making patches in varying sizes. The patches can also be made in various shapes. Our artists give clients the option to have their patches shaped like circles, star or even stenciled out designs.

The next step is choosing the patches backing. We have a wide range of patch backing to choose from. We have tape backing, Velcro backing, plastic backing, button loop backing and of course, the most popular of all, the iron on backing for iron on patches.

The next step is to decide whether the patches have borders or not. Ideally, the borders are designed to keep the stray threads in line as well as show a detailed and clean look. We advise our clients to choose either the standard merrow border which gives the patch a simple, but classic look, or the hot cut edge, which gives intricately detailed patches a sharper look.

We also offer additional patch options such as the use of metallic threads instead of common threads for those eye-popping graphics and additional thread colors. We believe that offering these additional options allows entrepreneurs and organizations the chance to venture further in their patch design supply.

The best part of our service is that we do free costing. Once our clients are sure of their patch specifications, they fill up a form with the necessary details such as size and quantity. Then they send it to us and after reviewing it, we send it back to them with the complete cost options.

This is done so that our clients can see the total cost of the design and whether or not they will opt for a different look or accept it. We strive to make our client’s satisfaction our top priority. And we put 100% in producing the many patches they will either sell or promote.

We do what we can to help our communities in their many endeavors. We believe that producing custom patches such as the popular iron on patches are the best and most effective way for people to earn a little bit of money on the side. We prize positive satisfaction from entrepreneur and their customers, as well as workmanship and service of the highest caliber.

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Simple Tips For Buying New Golf Equipment Andre Hanson

So many people out there want to try and play golf, but are too scared to even set foot on the green because they don’t really have a good idea of what kind of golf equipment they need to get themselves started.

Golf EquipmentGolf professionals and manufacturers would have people believe that the amount of research and development that’s invested in producing these pieces of equipment borders on the realm of fiction. The simple truth is that it can actually be made easy.

Sure enough, golf companies do spend a lot of time and effort in making their fine wares, but that doesn’t mean that a person has to have a degree in engineering to understand some of the basics of buying golf products.

Below are a few simple tips that can help a person get the right piece of golf equipment.

Looking at how it fits

Getting a good set of golf clubs takes more than just buying the right brand, getting the latest model, or shelling out an amount of cash that could put someone through college. It’s about the right fitting.

That may sound ridiculous, but getting the proper club fitting is serious business. Golf clinics (some offer this service absolutely free of charge) are staffed with employees who can help someone find the proper fitting club. A person can buy the most expensive and advanced club only for it to amount to nothing if it doesn’t fit properly fit.

Beginners don’t have to worry about getting a good fit for their golf equipment that much since most golf clinics will have professionals who can get it right.

Understanding some of the different kinds of clubs

A golf club is more than just a piece of metal that people use to whack a golf ball over a long distance.

There are plenty of different golf clubs out there. There are woods, irons, hybrids, and of course the putter. All of these clubs have a different role in a golfer’s game. These are the tools that compose every golfer’s arsenal, and getting to know each and every one of them is important for anyone who wants to take the game seriously, or even casually.

Learning about the different kinds of golf clubs, their role, when to use them, and so forth, might seem a little daunting especially to those who have little to no knowledge of what they are. However, a little bit of study and research can go a long way in knowing what these different clubs are for and what to look for when buying them, whether new or old.

Checking the price tag

Golf clubsOne of the most important factors in choosing the right equipment is the price. All people should learn to set a budget, unless they’re willing to end up spending too much money on stuff that they don’t really need in the first place.

Making a budget depends on a person’s needs. Those who plan to take the sport seriously better have a hug budget if they want to really hone their skills. Those who plan to play it for recreational or casual reasons will be better off with a small budget to buy the things necessary just to play the game.

How to buy secondhand

Those who are on a really tight budget can always opt to buy their equipment secondhand. In fact, there are websites on the internet that specialize in selling secondhand equipment. They put their products through rigorous testing, inspection and scrutiny to check whether something is even worth selling to their customer.

Getting golf equipment secondhand is a good option for those who are still not sure of what their plans are with the game.

Simple Tips For Buying New Golf Equipment

How To Be A Motivational Speaker? Brent Byrne

Business entities are often in need of a good motivational speaker to help them strategize about the company’s issues, inspire the employees to work harder and aim for the success in the future, and to rally the employees into one goal and objective. Many people these days think that a motivational speaker is just new age nonsense. It is true that most of these speakers do not really offer anything of value, but there are speakers who can really inspire the audience. They are not just about to stand behind a podium and talk nonstop in front of a huge crowd. They are hired to share inspirational stories and get their listeners to move, figuratively or literally.

With the right tool and motivational magic, these speakers really make a great impact on one’s life. They would not only show how to make a change, but they should also teach on how to do it well. It is true that we can just find inspirational stories online; we can search for it and read them at the comfort of our home. However, listening to a story from another human being who has actually been through a challenging experience can be more effective, so much so that it can drive the audience to action.

Successful SpeakersA responsible motivational speaker allots time to research about the industry or the entity he is dedicating the speech to. After knowing their background and the issue he needs to tackle, he must plan for a technique on how to make that “moment” with the audience to capture their attention and establish a connection. He can make use of tools such as videos, images, and graphs. Of course, what really counts is the content of his speech.

Here are some ways on how to become a motivational speaker and on how to be an effective one:

1. Choosing the topic for the speech. After knowing your audience and the problems they are facing, talk about how they can overcome these and what change they need to solve the problem. You should come up with a real story of success, happiness and fulfillment. Nothing is really prohibited so long as it inspires the audience around you.

2. Be consistent. Keep your thoughts and messages relevant to each other. You do not want to talk about how to pay for the bills if the problem is out of that topic. Give them the reason to take an action to change for the better.

3. Study the topic you will deliver for the event. Your audiences expect so much about you and you do not want them to be disappointed. You should read, study, and analyze the situation you will be dealing about. A good motivational speaker is always ready and consistent.

4. Learn more and improve yourself. Enroll in your community’s colleges or universities that short-time offer courses about public speaking. You could also record yourself while doing your speech. This will give you an opportunity to point out good and bad things you do.

5. Make a name. Famous motivational speakers also came from the bottom. As that of what businesses do, make a marketing strategy of your own. Advertise your speeches or offer free talk to an occasion and eventually build your brand in the industry.

A good motivational speaker is someone who is really confident to change and persuade people to the great side of life. But a better speaker is someone who does not only speak about life’s greatest rewards but also teaches people how to get there. They are here not only to inspire people but also to make them realize why change is for the better.

Motivational speakers are surely understood specialists for their diverting, modified and look into driven projects. Having a constructive outcome through open talking is the primary reason for the motivational speaker.

How To Be A Motivational Speaker?

Which gives you more fame and profit as a collector, custom pins or trading pins? Avery Marino

Concerning the question of fame, which method of collecting pins could give you reputation? Would it be to make custom pins which you can run a business out of it? Or is it trading pins which you can do just by simply selling, buying or exchanging pins without further things to consider? No matter what you choose, you get to gain reputation in doing these two. But let it be first examined upon the differences and the perks of these two methods.

custom pinsCustom pins can be as troublesome as it could be. That is because you have to consider a lot of thing, a flexible amount of time and lots of managing to do after. Managing custom pins means business. First, you create pins in the easiest and fast way of doing them. This might sound easy, but the hard part is to gather them all and to name the price of each pin you make. What is harder is that you need to examine the parameters of your business – whom to sell, where to sell, and how much to profit. Making custom pins allows you to be more practical. Custom pins require less resources and time to make pins as many as you can. In less than an hour, it is possible to make many pins already, especially when the pin is silk-screened only. And you can also profit by setting high price on every pin you make. Your creation should be justified by the price. And so to make it value really high, put the most of your effort to beautify every creation.

Trading pins on the other hand is far easier than making custom pins. It only requires connections and lots of pins you collect. The secret to gain fame by merely trading is to have connections with notable people who already have reputation in the world of trading pins. And the best way to do this is to join and participate pin-trading events or organizations wherein the members primarily focus its goals on trading pins. Here, you do not need to handle a business to profit with you collection of pins. You only need to befriend similar pin traders, converse with them and negotiate with them. However, the chances are very risky and you might end up losing your collection. But with right strategy of negotiation, fame and profit is guaranteed for you.

Trading PinsNow back to the question, “which gives you more fame and profit, custom pins or a trading pin?” the answer is custom pins. However, the better answer is actually BOTH of them. This is possible only if you make your pins and, at the same time, join pin-trading organizations. But why still join them? This is in order to promote your business of custom pins to other similar pin collectors. They might find some quality pins and try to negotiate with you. You get to profit and be famous by making and trading pins faster and more efficient.

There are other benefits in doing both, to be specific: Imagine yourself, creating and designing your own personalized custom pins with ease. And you can name its price according to your judgment, and sell them to people with reputation in the world of pin collections. Imagine that they get to display your finest works and you get to be famous among other members of your pin collector’s organization. And what you are only doing is summarized in four steps: making, buying, selling, exchanging. All you need to prepare is the less materials needed, the effort of perfecting what you create and the social skill of getting along with other pin collectors.


Which gives you more fame and profit as a collector, custom pins or trading pins?