Product Development

5 Must-Track Metrics to Keep Your Startup Alive
Grow Your Business

5 Must-Track Metrics to Keep Your Startup Alive

Monitor your company's progress on cash flow, investment prospecting, hiring, customers and product development.
New Breed of Products Aims to Improve Users' Lives
Technology

New Breed of Products Aims to Improve Users' Lives

The definition of product design has expanded thanks to the likes of Nest and Jawbone.
Is Competition a Catalyst for Innovation?
Technology

Is Competition a Catalyst for Innovation?

The products of rival firms can prompt and motivate a company to differentiate its offerings and invent new solutions.
What's That Behind You! Why Paranoia is Good for Business.
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What's That Behind You! Why Paranoia is Good for Business.

As you launch projects or make changes, it's vital to think about ways things can go wrong.
The Art of Having a Productive Argument
Leadership

The Art of Having a Productive Argument

Learn to articulate what you want, spend time listening and try to understand the other side. And experiment with these seven steps.
Have an Idea for the Cokes or Apples of the World? 6 Ways to Get Their Attention.
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Have an Idea for the Cokes or Apples of the World? 6 Ways to Get Their Attention.

Pitching a product at one of these mega companies isn't as daunting as you may think.
The Ultimate Test: Turning Your Cool Idea Into a Great Product
The 'Treps

The Ultimate Test: Turning Your Cool Idea Into a Great Product

Developing careful manufacturing design guidelines and specifications along with continuous reviews will help ensure you deliver on what your customers desire.
Brand Like Your Company Really Matters
Marketing

Brand Like Your Company Really Matters

In a rapidly changing landscape, businesses must to get closer to customers to create products they will truly value.
6 Ways to Analyze Your Creative Ideas
Marketing

6 Ways to Analyze Your Creative Ideas

Put your creativity to the test, and the ideas you ultimately bring back to clients will be all the stronger for it.
How This Entrepreneur Cut Into an Industry of Billion-Dollar Goliaths
Innovation

How This Entrepreneur Cut Into an Industry of Billion-Dollar Goliaths

Todd Greene's head-shaving razor is holding its own in an industry cornered by multinational giants with a design that's featured in the permanent collection at New York's Museum of Modern Art.
3 Simple Steps to Getting Feedback for Your App -- Fast
Apps & Software

3 Simple Steps to Getting Feedback for Your App -- Fast

Here's how you can screen, recruit and reach people efficiently to get input on your new app or service.
5 Things to Consider When Looking for a Manufacturer in China
Management & Operations

5 Things to Consider When Looking for a Manufacturer in China

Lessons one company learned while developing its first product.
How 'V-Commerce' Could Be the Next Big Trend for Startups
Management & Operations

How 'V-Commerce' Could Be the Next Big Trend for Startups

There's e-commerce, m-commerce and even t-commerce, but the next wave of tech-driven shopping may be driven by something different.
5 Ways to Generate Genuine Feedback for Your New Product
Product Development

5 Ways to Generate Genuine Feedback for Your New Product

After glowing reviews from his family, student entrepreneur Brian Ballan sought the truth from objective strangers.
How to Find a Manufacturer For Your Product
Product Development

How to Find a Manufacturer For Your Product

Choosing the right manufacturing partner is one of the most important decisions to make as a startup. Here are tips to find a winner right out of the gate.
Why and How to Host a Hackathon
Product Development

Why and How to Host a Hackathon

Short on programming talent or ideas? Consider hosting a hackathon.
Make Customers Your R&D Experts
Product Development

Make Customers Your R&D Experts

These entrepreneurs went straight to the source for feedback on product development.
Should Your Idea Pass Go?
Product Development

Should Your Idea Pass Go?

Proper evaluation could save you both time and money.
How-to Find a Manufacturer
Product Development

How-to Find a Manufacturer

Finding the right manufacturer isn't a one-step process. Instead, networking in your industry will help you find the best fit.
Product Development

Lookin' Good

Giving your products visual impact
Product Development

Reinventing the Inventor

Being a successful inventor doesn't stop at thinking up your big idea--you need to learn to be a smart businessperson, too.
Product Development

Warehousing and Fulfillment Solutions

Ship-shape strategies for supplying the goods to your customers
Product Development

Three Steps to Selling Your Idea

Start making money now with this step-by-step guide to licensing your invention.
Product Development

The Inside Scoop on Manufacturing

Should you manufacture your invention overseas or is "Made in America" right for you? Our expert weighs the pros and cons.
Product Development

Doctor's Orders

Getting the FDA to give your medical invention the thumbs up can be a challenge, so follow this prescription for approval.
Creating a Product Prototype
Product Development

Creating a Product Prototype

From your mind's eye to the palm of your hand, learn what steps are needed to prototype your invention.
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