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Want to Test Your Product Idea? Join the Makers.
Inventing

Want to Test Your Product Idea? Join the Makers.

Bringing your goods to a Maker Faire will grant you a creative audience that will test your designs. This worked wonders for the creator of a rubber band shotgun.
Stephen Key
Etsy Dips a Toe Into Crowdfunding for Makers
Etsy

Etsy Dips a Toe Into Crowdfunding for Makers

The Brooklyn-based online craft marketplace is testing out a pilot program that allows makers to raise money for production costs.
Catherine Clifford
Entrepreneurs Are Making Detroit a Hot Spot for Craft Retail
Detroit

Entrepreneurs Are Making Detroit a Hot Spot for Craft Retail

The upside of the Motor City's epic struggle with abandonment is a vast supply of materials for high-end goods made by ambitious startups.
Amanda Lewan
Why the Wallet Is the Perfect Product for Crowdfunding
Kickstarter

Why the Wallet Is the Perfect Product for Crowdfunding

Crowdfunding platform Kickstarter released a manifesto that explores why campaigns involving wallets, money clips and card holders are so popular on the site.
Catherine Clifford
The Make-It-Yourself Movement Is a New Mecca for Entrepreneurs
Technology

The Make-It-Yourself Movement Is a New Mecca for Entrepreneurs

Along with reductions in cost to developing prototypes, these DIYers may also spur creative new ideas.
Martin Zwilling
Kid Inventor Whose Marshmallow Launcher Impressed Obama Gets VIP Ticket to State of the Union
Leadership

Kid Inventor Whose Marshmallow Launcher Impressed Obama Gets VIP Ticket to State of the Union

Joey Hudy wowed President Obama at the White House Science Fair and has since secured a spot as Intel's youngest intern.
Catherine Clifford
How Two College Buddies Transformed CustomMade.com
Growth Strategies

How Two College Buddies Transformed CustomMade.com

A site once reserved for woodworkers to advertise their services is today helping young-entrepreneur makers quit their jobs -- and still earn a living.
Brian Patrick Eha