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Specialty Fabrics Review interviews Jeri Perillo, president of Custom Canvas of Charleston

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Specialty Fabrics Review interviews Jeri Perillo, president of Custom Canvas of Charleston</p> <h3 class="byline">Interview by Sigrid Tornquist</h3> <h2>What is a piece of advice you’ve received from other business owners that has helped you run your business? </h2> <p>After talking about a customer of ours at a <a href="http://zone4canvasproducts.com/" target="_blank">Virginia Carolinas Canvas Products Association</a>, Zone 4 meeting, a couple of other fabricators took us aside and said: “You need to learn when to fire a customer.” There are times when you need to tell the customer you don’t think you’re a good match. 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