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Is 3-D Printing the Key to Jump-Starting American Manufacturing?
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Some say the key to creating hundreds of thousands of jobs may soon be on a desktop near you.
April 15, 2014 in Business News
3-D Printing Pens 2.0: Smaller, Lighter and More Nimble

3-D Printing Pens 2.0: Smaller, Lighter and More Nimble

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A trio of inventors in Europe have announced a Kickstarter campaign for a new device that allows you to doodle in the air.
April 8, 2014 in Technology
The Ultimate Test: Turning Your Cool Idea Into a Great Product

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

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Developing careful manufacturing design guidelines and specifications along with continuous reviews will help ensure you deliver on what your customers desire.
March 21, 2014 in The 'Treps
Inventing Can Be Fun, and Profitable. Here's How to Get Started.

Inventing Can Be Fun, and Profitable. Here's How to Get Started.

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Take your idea from a thought to product in five steps.
March 14, 2014 in Starting a Business
Re-Making Manufacturing in the United States

Re-Making Manufacturing in the United States

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Cheap labor in China, Indonesia and India pushed the bulk of mass manufacturing overseas, but the U.S. is emerging competitive in a newer, more sophisticated kind of manufacturing.
March 10, 2014 in Grow Your Business
U.S. Army Developing a Real Live 'Iron Man' Suit

U.S. Army Developing a Real Live 'Iron Man' Suit

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During a White House event for innovation in manufacturing, President Obama let the cat out of the bag. Or did he?
March 5, 2014 in Technology
Don't Get Scammed: 3 Tips to Find a Supplier

Don't Get Scammed: 3 Tips to Find a Supplier

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Working with partners, especially overseas, presents many challenges. Here are some things to keep in mind.
March 4, 2014 in Grow Your Business
Soar Above, Rather Than Survive, a Product Recall

Soar Above, Rather Than Survive, a Product Recall

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Fitbit is the latest company that instituted a recall. Did it do it right? Also, seven steps to implement a recall program in your business.
February 27, 2014 in Grow Your Business
5 Things to Consider When Looking for a Manufacturer in China

5 Things to Consider When Looking for a Manufacturer in China

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Lessons one company learned while developing its first product.
February 7, 2014 in Management & Operations
How 'V-Commerce' Could Be the Next Big Trend for Startups

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

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There's e-commerce, m-commerce and even t-commerce, but the next wave of tech-driven shopping may be driven by something different.
January 30, 2014 in Management & Operations
Etsy to Offer Tips to Sellers in Town Hall Meeting

Etsy to Offer Tips to Sellers in Town Hall Meeting

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CEO Chad Dickerson will discuss best practices for running an Etsy business in a live-streamed event, following company policy changes in the fall.
January 27, 2014 in Business Management
Hershey's Foray Into 3-D Printing Could Allow You to Be Your Own Willy Wonka

Hershey's Foray Into 3-D Printing Could Allow You to Be Your Own Willy Wonka

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A multi-year agreement between a 3-D printing tech company and a global leader in chocolate could bring sweet results.
January 20, 2014 in News and Trends
Why You Should Revolt Against the 'Robot Uprising'

Why You Should Revolt Against the 'Robot Uprising'

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Machines have the potential to wipe out 47 percent of the U.S. workforce -- unless small business can help stop them.
January 20, 2014 in News and Trends
Kidnapping by Goodyear Workers Union Proves It's No Fun Being the Boss in France

Kidnapping by Goodyear Workers Union Proves It's No Fun Being the Boss in France

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As if the French president's plan to make companies pay ultra-high taxes on millionaire salaries weren't bad enough, businesses have to worry about kidnapping and extortion -- by their own workers.
January 7, 2014 in Human Resources
3-D Printers Take a Step Toward the Mainstream

3-D Printers Take a Step Toward the Mainstream

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MakerBot announced at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas that it will have a 3-D printer available for sale this spring for just over $1,000.
January 7, 2014 in News and Trends
Proto Labs Wants to Help You Create a Cool Prototype for Free

Proto Labs Wants to Help You Create a Cool Prototype for Free

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The latest winner of the Cool Idea! Award program is Garageio, a device that allows you to open and close your garage door with your smartphone.
December 18, 2013 in News and Trends
5 Signs Your Product is Perfect for Kickstarter

5 Signs Your Product is Perfect for Kickstarter

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Not every great product ideas is meant for Kickstarter. Here are five qualities a stellar crowdfunding product should have.
November 25, 2013 in Payments & Collections
3 Things You Need to Know About Launching a Product Business

3 Things You Need to Know About Launching a Product Business

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Coming up with a great product idea doesn't necessarily mean you need to launch a business around it. Here are three things you need to know before taking that leap.
November 22, 2013 in Startup Basics
Startups Eschew the Made in America Label

Startups Eschew the Made in America Label

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For a variety of reasons, some U.S.-based startups are choosing to source their companies' products overseas. Doing so, however, comes at a price. Here's how three young founders are making it work.
November 21, 2013 in Retail Center
5 Steps to Take Your Product From Concept to Reality

5 Steps to Take Your Product From Concept to Reality

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Practical tips for turning a product idea into a consumer must-have.
November 17, 2013 in Starting a Business
Is Mass Customization the Future of Retail?

Is Mass Customization the Future of Retail?

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Letting your customer into the design process can boost engagement – and profits.
November 14, 2013 in Grow Your Business
Inside Breuckelen Distilling's Labor of Love

Inside Breuckelen Distilling's Labor of Love

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A small-batch distillery in Brooklyn is part of a resurgence in American manufacturing.
November 14, 2013 in Profiles
Manufacturer Thinks 'Lean' to Cut Waste, Boost Efficiency

Manufacturer Thinks 'Lean' to Cut Waste, Boost Efficiency

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This printing company used methods from Toyota to reduce errors and inefficiencies.
November 11, 2013 in Grow Your Business
Apple to Hire 700 Jobs for Manufacturing Facility in Arizona

Apple to Hire 700 Jobs for Manufacturing Facility in Arizona

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The site will be used for domestic crystal production and require 1,300 additional construction jobs.
November 5, 2013 in News and Trends
3 Steps to Transform Your Business Idea Into a Prototype

3 Steps to Transform Your Business Idea Into a Prototype

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Whether you're building a cup holder or a tech gadget hooked to your smartphone, every product has to follow these three steps before it's ready.
October 16, 2013 in Startup Basics

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