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Are you contemplating the first steps in starting a business?

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It is extremely important to know the most important (first) step in starting a business as an entrepreneur.

Are you contemplating the first steps in starting a business right now? It’s important to consider what the first step should be when starting your brand-new business. What is step one? Should it be utilizing creativity, brainstorming business ideas, leasing a workspace, developing your product, making sales, hiring talent, working yourself to the bone? It might be hard to believe but the very first step in beginning your business is hiring a professional marketing/advertising group to help you with every step you will need along the way.

Obtaining a professional marketing/advertising group’s help (from the beginning) is invaluable. There are several points to consider. You must understand why gaining professional marketing help truly is the launch-pad for everything your business will become. You also need to know how to select a worthwhile professional marketing team. Then you need to also know the outcome you deserve and expect. Keeping these ideas locus will ensure that the first-step-process of acquiring a marketing team is a success.

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ENT 610 SME INTERVIEW WITH NEVA OF MAGNOLIA LOFTE QUILTING AND DESIGN

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SME Neva Newby of Magnolia Lofte Quilting and Design speaks to her experience as an expert in her field, and as an entrepreneur. If you are not familiar with long arm quilting, please take a look at this demonstration video by Karen McTavish (a beloved SME in the industry, and friend) on a bit more about the process and the equipment. Magnolia Lofte’s Long arm utilizes a computerized system that directs the long arm (see images below). This video shows the manual process. Both techniques are highly respected in the industry. Both the manual and computer driven graphics can be performed on the long arm machine that Magnolia Lofte Quilting and Design uses (See images below for a bit more on the equipment and products from Magnolia Lofte.)
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What part of long arm quilting inspires you the most?
I love the variety of colors and fabrics. It’s always amazing to see different people take the same pattern and, because of their choice of fabric, achieve totally different results.

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ENT 610 SME Interview with Peggy and Jon Fischrupp by Mary Schuler

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Peggy & Jon C. Fischrupp

377 Ridge Lane

Murphy, NC 28906

828-835-9676

Fischrupp@yahoo.com

 

  1. How did you start your entrepreneurial ventures?

BUSINESS BACKGROUND

After graduating from the University of Wisconsin I went to work for Advance Construction Co. in Hinsdale, Illinois.  I had previously worked for that Company during my summers at college.  After a year experience I was chosen by the President to start a separate division for them, later called Advance Valve Installations.  After another two years, an engineering friend of mine, and me, were going to start a competing business.  Instead we formed a three way partnership. Several years later I sold my interest in that business and moved to Ft. Lauderdale, Florida to start a similar business with additional interests.  After that relationship failed I started another similar business with four other partners.  My brother-in-law and I later bought out the partnership.  Several years later we sold the business to a Public Company in Kansas who wanted to get into our type of business.  Once they purchased our Company my wife and I continued to be the operating management team for the next twenty years until we retired.

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