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Easy Online Image Sharing and Bonus Celebrity Interview..


In this business, we move a lot of image files- in and out- to be digitized, approved, processed and even just to show off our work to friends and clients. Here are a couple top tech tools you can utilize, to make it even easier..

The most obvious- yet often overlooked; Facebook. Simply upload your photos or videos to and they will be available to everyone. Each photo can be shared with it's own url you can email, bookmark or post elsewhere. Look for this feature on the photo page. You can download high-res images , there is no storage limitation and the facebook app is widely used on smartphones. Check out our sample album , by clicking the button above. 

For easy viewing of your digitized design, see this free software tool you can download. 

Screen shot 2011-03-31 at 12.36.20 PM To edit your images online, try This free site has awesome simple tools for fixing , editing and resizing your pics. And now for that bonus celebrity interview.. Click here to see video by star reporter, daughter Olivia - all about EU Inc, a recent Fun Friday post to our Facebook Page

Think smart. For more ideas on being a thought leader, social media and business 101, click here to visit Bruce's Business 101 Blog..

Passion and Permission to Unplug

Photo Years ago, when I owned a large size contract embroidery company in Greensboro, NC- I was lucky enough to do business with the Orvis Company. Like I always do, I worked long, hard days back then, flying ( I got my first pilot's license back then..) and food were my only real hobbies outside of my growing business.

And then I met the good folks at Orvis, and memories of boyhood day trips spent fishing in the Northeast were awakened. Orvis gave me a lot of business back then, but most importantly they gave me the gift of a great new sport and the ability to see nature in a whole new way. They taught me the craft of flyfishing and gave me a hobby I could be passionate about. 

Since then I have been fortunate enough to fish Big Sky Montana, streams in New Mexico, Virginia and throughout my home state here in AZ.  Flyfishing has given me the opportunity to share the sport with my family, friends and even combine it with new business which is a fun change from the main markets I serve. 

Turns out flyfishing lodges are providing their own corporate outings... and corporations plan R& R corporate retreats to flyfishing destinations. A good reminder that we can all be passionate about an outside craft or hobby, and find a way to take our knowledge and passion and relate it to the business we are in..

Photo Yet to keep that passion for what we do alive, it's important we give ourselves permission to unplug. So tomorrow morning, I won't be doing my typical eu inc. invoicing, won't be answering the the phone at the office, and you won't find me in your email inbox. Instead, I will be recharging ...ahem,.. researching thread colors, on the banks of Canyon Creek.. 

Think smart. For more ideas on being a thought leader, social media and business 101, click here to visit Bruce's Business 101 Blog..


Creativity and The Corporate Logo

Apple-logos Inc. Magazine just released an awesome slideshow featuring the evolution of some of the most famous corporate logo's in today's culture- along with the images come details behind the creative minds, the creations and what the icon's were meant to represent. 

Today's decorating trends are represented as well- there is the monochromatic famous apple, which reminds us of the tone on tone , popular metallic thread look used often for tech companies on black garments. There are tags, icon's and streamlined symbols accompanied by little or no text. In general the look is clean and streamlined, simple yet strong. Yet still, that does not mean the decorating must be sparse, instead it could be creatively well planned. 

If your client has a logo that translates well to applique, try this new look utilizing lettering or a symbol or icon present in their corporate image. If your client likes the look of embroidery, and the logo has multiple parts, add secondary or third locations with each design simply done, a tag on the nape of the neck, a small line of text on the sleeve, a symbol on the chest. 

Photo Consider your client's corporate logo creatively and what decorating techniques are well suited. Left, we have been able to etch the clients' entire logo, name, symbol and tag, in a jacket back location.Etching can be done with subtle small locations, down the sleeve , left chest vertically , across the back... - the options are endless and the tone on tone look is flattering on a bright colored garment. 

Most importantly, make sure you know your client's corporate logo well. Use this Download Classic_Conversion_Pantone_A4_PDF to appropriately match PMS colors to thread, and make sure you match the client's corporate style to the right decorating technique. Your options are endless.. and to get your creative juices stirring.. check out our album of recent swatch samples. 

Think smart. For more ideas on being a thought leader, social media and business 101, click here to visit Bruce's Business 101 Blog..




Make It Easy, A Cool Tech Tool You Can Use

Photo We want you to work smart.. It will save you time and money. We also want to be able to discuss your designs with you, in detail- and we want you to be able to view and discuss your digitized designs with your client.

Here is a cool tool you can use- and if you use a smart phone- you can be even cooler. Read on..

Imagine if you were having lunch with a client , and you were able to pull up his design exactly how it was embroidered last time. You could discuss color changes, and specifics with the image on screen as it was sewn. With Ambassador software you can save it as a jpeg, and view it on your smart phone over lunch, just try not to spill any salsa on the screen.. those smart phones are expensive.

At EU Inc. we are committed to tech tools and use the latest embroidery technology. The maker of our software, Pulse Microsystems offers Ambassador, an easy to use, free software just for you. Ambassador will allow you to view the digitized files, change colors, even resize and more.. ( if you really want to get more technical..) 

A great cool tool you can use. Think smart. For more ideas on being a thought leader, social media and business 101, click here to visit Bruce's Business 101 Blog..