Start Your Business with Happy


Start Your Business With HAPPY Embroidery Machines

The Sky’s the Limit with HAPPY Embroidery Machines! HAPPY machines can be found in all types of businesses today, producing just about anything that can be embroidered. With their class-leading quality and construction, there’s no better equipment to help you bring your business ideas to life. HAPPY embroidery machines can provide profit centers for operations of all size, from small business startups to large manufacturing facilities employing many sewing heads.

Easy to Set Up

An embroidery business is easier to set up and operate than many other types of businesses, for many reasons:
• Low Startup Cost. Durable, commercial-quality embroidery equipment (such as HAPPY-brand embroidery equipment) can be owned for a small down payment that’s easily earned back by embroidering just a few days a month (see our business model below)
• Operate Just About Anywhere. You can operate from just about anywhere, service customers just about anywhere else in the country. Successful Happy owners are set up in homes, retail locations such as malls and storefronts, Many even take their machines on the road with them.
• Advantages of Being Your Own Employer. If you like the idea of setting your own schedule, being your own boss, embroidery is one of the easiest businesses to start that succeeds on a regular basis.* Operate as a 1-person business, or with several employees or partners.
• Get Involved as Much (or as little) as you want: Because you can set your own schedule, you can balance your time spent on your embroidery business against other obligations. Or, jump in full-time and make it your principal income.

Embroidery Makes Good Business Sense

• In Big Demand: More and more types of businesses and organizations are turning to embroidered goods to help build identity or communicate a message. In addition, embroidery is finding new popularity in traditional and new markets everywhere, from fashion and boutique markets to housewares to traditional corporate wear. Your potential customer base can be virtually endless.
• Easy To Grow: Once you’ve acquired the skills for creating a quality product on a small scale, the same knowledge (for the most part) applies to larger scale jobs/more clients. Scaling up is relatively painless in other ways: a well-trained operator can keep several embroidery heads/machines going at once, lowering your overhead as you add machines.
• Easy to Keep it Going. Established businesses can often remain profitable on re-orders alone. Many successful HAPPY owners no longer feel the need to advertise or find new customers. However, you’re welcome to take on as much as you’re willing to handle!
• HAPPY Machines Work Hard for You: Built to go the distance, HAPPY machines are a smart investment because they’re built for tough production cycles, continuing to generate income years after they’re paid off.

The Happy Advantage

Educated Sales Staff.
Everyone’s situation is unique. Your conversation with our experienced sales professionals can be helpful in finding the embroidery equipment that best fits your particular plan or goals.

Our ongoing education programs let you learn at your own pace. There’s a lot to do to get your business off the ground, so we’ve made education easy to get to, when you need it, and as often as you need it. We have several education programs:
Classroom training: TEXMAC has several offices around the country where customers can learn how to operate their embroidery equipment directly from our in-house experts in a classroom environment. TEXMAC provides equipment, written materials, experienced instructors and other resources to help customers learn
On-Site Training: Optional on-site training is available as well for all HAPPY embroidery machines, giving you the convenience of having a trained HAPPY technician visit your location, assist with installation/setup of your equipment and train your personnel on your own machine.
Online Training: Live webinars are available to attend on a regular basis and are very helpful. You can address any questions that you may have to a technician.
Self-Help Training Guides: Our Support and Education pages contain lots of useful guides

TEXMAC/HAPPY customers have been our greatest referral source because of our stellar service. Combined with the quality of HAPPY embroidery machines, your confidence will grow, the more you run your machines.

Ongoing Lessons.
Because learning is an ongoing process, TEXMAC provides updated lessons and techniques to help you provide innovative products for your customers, as well as help you maximize quality and productivity. Check our website from time to time for updated lessons and new techniques.

All About Starting Your Business
Owning your own business can be a big, exciting move! When it comes to starting up an embroidery business, there are a lot of good reasons why so many people are doing it, and coming out successful. TEXMAC provides a well-rounded solution for those considering it, with superior service, support and training for HAPPY embroidery equipment.

Accessories/Parts department.
Not just a place to pick up spare & replacement machine parts & supplies, TEXMAC Parts department also updates its product lines to provide you with options for the many different kinds of projects you’ll encounter – from creative hooping solutions to better stabilizers, thread, and other supplies. Go to the Embroidery Machine Parts and Accessories page.

Brenda Carr has been embroidering and digitizing designs for 10 years. In Stitches produces both small and commercial embroidery jobs, such as Combative sweatshirts for a special group in Germany, and sweatshirts and long sleeve t-shirts for the USA Soaring team. After noticing the HAPPY HCD embroidery machine sewing hats at a model airplane contest, she and her husband decided to purchase one. When asked why Brenda made HAPPY her choice, her reply was: “The machine is all metal, very durable.” Other comments that Brenda made about HAPPY embroidery machines were: “Dealing with HAPPY has been a wonderful experience. I’ve had very few problems, and each time I have encountered a problem, it was taken care of in a very timely manner. I was also able to learn Stitch & Sew, the embroidery software very quickly. It was very easy to learn. After lots of research, my sister, who lives in Pennsylvania, decided to purchase a HAPPY machine as well. We are very happy.”

-Brenda Car/ Owner

Buck Brewer has been embroidering since 1995, and started serious production embroidery in 2001 with with the purchase of his first HAPPY machines – a 4-head and a 1-head. He has operated continuously since then, with business quickly filling the machines’ capacity; later in 2001, he purchased another 4-head to meet the additional demand.
“I’m very happy with my HAPPYs,” says Buck. “The Happy machines have been a very good machine for us.”

U-N-I specialties does a lot of work sewing on finished caps, showcasing top-quality embroidered designs of many varieties. With the HAPPY machines’ standard kit alone, U-N-I specialties is able to produce volume embroidery on a wide variety of wearables.

-Weldon Brewer/ Owner

10 Steps to Starting a Business

Starting a business involves planning, making key financial decisions and completing a series of legal activities. These 10 easy steps can help you plan, prepare and manage your business. Click on the links to learn more.

Step 1: Write a Business Plan

Use these tools and resources to create a business plan. This written guide will help you map out how you will start and run your business successfully.

Step 2: Get Business Assistance and Training

Take advantage of free training and counseling services, from preparing a business plan and securing financing, to expanding or relocating a business.

Step 3: Choose a Business Location

Get advice on how to select a customer-friendly location and comply with zoning laws.

Step 4: Finance Your Business

Find government backed loans, venture capital and research grants to help you get started.

Step 5: Determine the Legal Structure of Your Business

Decide which form of ownership is best for you: sole proprietorship, partnership, Limited Liability Company (LLC), corporation, S corporation, nonprofit or cooperative.

Step 6: Register a Business Name (“Doing Business As”)

Register your business name with your state government.

Step 7: Get a Tax Identification Number

Learn which tax identification number you’ll need to obtain from the IRS and your state revenue agency. Once you’ve obtained your federal tax ID number, you’ll have access to major wholesalers that provide quality, brand-name embroiderable blanks at wholesale prices.

Step 8: Register for State and Local Taxes

Register with your state to obtain a tax identification number, workers’ compensation, unemployment and disability insurance.

Step 9: Obtain Business Licenses and Permits

Get a list of federal, state and local licenses and permits required for your business.

Step 10: Understand Employer Responsibilities

Learn the legal steps you need to take to hire employees.

Startup Resources

There are a number of available programs to assist startups, micro businesses, and underserved or disadvantaged groups. The following resources provide information to help specialized audiences start their own businesses.

You can save money when starting or expanding your business by using government surplus. From commercial real estate and cars, to furniture, computers and office equipment, find what you need for your business in one place.

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