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Get Your Product Figured Out First
Starting a Business

Get Your Product Figured Out First

So many entrepreneurs make the same mistake: Focusing on the wrong things without figuring out the product they plan to sell.
Greg Shugar
Why This Entrepreneur Says Sustainability Is the No. 1 Business Opportunity
Manufacturing

Why This Entrepreneur Says Sustainability Is the No. 1 Business Opportunity

The exuberant and eco-friendly cleaning brand Method is set to unveil a first-of-its-kind manufacturing plant in inner city Chicago.
Geoff Weiss
5 Questions Entrepreneurs Should Ask When Choosing a Manufacturer
Manufacturing

5 Questions Entrepreneurs Should Ask When Choosing a Manufacturer

If you don't do your homework, choosing a manufacturer to develop your products can be a very long and costly process. Here are a few pointers on making the process less painful.
Shane Broesky
What Artisanal Brands Can Teach Us About Using Technology to Humanize Business
Artisanal Manufacturing

What Artisanal Brands Can Teach Us About Using Technology to Humanize Business

In an increasingly automated world of interconnected everything, consumers may turn to customized products that they can emotionally connect with.
Randy Komisar
If You Can Make It Here, Don't Make It Anywhere Else
Manufacturing

If You Can Make It Here, Don't Make It Anywhere Else

Domestic manufacturing is a better deal than you think, says the owner of a U.S. printing facility.
Jason Weisenthal
After Years in China, Lincoln Logs Are Now 'Made in the U.S.A.'
Growth Strategies

After Years in China, Lincoln Logs Are Now 'Made in the U.S.A.'

Toymaker K'Nex is now manufacturing its iconic toy in Maine. Here's why.
3 Industries Entrepreneurs Can Disrupt With the 'Internet of Things'
Internet of Things

3 Industries Entrepreneurs Can Disrupt With the 'Internet of Things'

Wireless technology presents a huge opportunity to change how we handle many everyday tasks.
Shane Buckley
What the 'Internet of Things' Means for Enterprising Entrepreneurs
Big Data

What the 'Internet of Things' Means for Enterprising Entrepreneurs

Harnessing data will make possible a new wave of products and services for customers.
Dan T Pickett
Elon Musk: 'People Don't Understand How Hard it Is to Manufacture Something'
Tesla

Elon Musk: 'People Don't Understand How Hard it Is to Manufacture Something'

In the wake of a debate about whether Tesla will be able to meet 2014 sales targets, Musk was clearly irritated.
Matthew DeBord
3 Steps to Sourcing Products Using Alibaba
Manufacturing

3 Steps to Sourcing Products Using Alibaba

With all the frauds and scams online, it's essential to put the time into researching a reliable manufacturer.
Nathan Resnick
Why U.S. Innovation Needs China to Achieve the Next Technology Mega-Trend
Internet of Things

Why U.S. Innovation Needs China to Achieve the Next Technology Mega-Trend

Building the Internet of Things will require a much deeper collaboration of the US tech industry and Chinese manufacturers than simply outsourcing.
Masanari Arai
The Trouble With Scaling for 'Hand-Crafted' Entrepreneurs
The Grind

The Trouble With Scaling for 'Hand-Crafted' Entrepreneurs

The last thing an entrepreneur ever wants to say is 'I'm sorry we can't take that order for 10,000 units, because we can't make it all in time.'
Adina Grigore
Small Businesses and Entrepreneurs Will Lead the Way for 3-D Printing Adoption
3-D printing

Small Businesses and Entrepreneurs Will Lead the Way for 3-D Printing Adoption

With the devices becoming more accessible and affordable, businesses are being built on the rapid designing, prototyping and manufacturing of products.
Chris Elsworthy
Shark Tank's Lori Greiner on the No. 1 Mistake to Avoid When Manufacturing Your Product Overseas
Shark Tank

Shark Tank's Lori Greiner on the No. 1 Mistake to Avoid When Manufacturing Your Product Overseas

Assembling your products outside of the U.S. can be a lot like driving blindfolded. But it doesn't have to be. Not if you steer clear of this all too common pitfall. Take it from the 'Queen of QVC.'
Kim Lachance Shandrow