Product Development The latest news, videos, and discussion topics on Product Development en-us Copyright 2014 Inc., All rights reserved. (webmaster) 5 Business Fri, 12 Sep 2014 20:00:00 GMT Sometimes, Keeping the Project Moving Requires You to Gently Tell Clients 'No' We all love great ideas but to get a product to market on time, and on budget, somebody needs to draw a line at good enough. Fri, 12 Sep 2014 20:00:00 GMT Bobby Emamian How Customer Feedback Can Stymie Innovation Empathetically observing customers use your product to solve their problem yields far better innovative ideas than simply asking for suggestions. Tue, 09 Sep 2014 19:00:00 GMT Jeff Dyer The Scientific Method for Entrepreneurs: 6 Steps to Long-Term Success Here’s how to use the scientific method to achieve success as an entrepreneur. Tue, 02 Sep 2014 15:00:00 GMT Jayson DeMers 3 Steps to Determine Product-Market Fit For entrepreneurs to succeed, they need to figure out consumers' needs and develop a product to solve these issues. Here are a few steps to help you determine product-market fit. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 22:00:00 GMT Will Caldwell Last Things First: 4 Secrets to Acing Your Product Development Process Both big and small companies can have difficulty determining if their product or service will be a success before it hits the market. But it doesn't have to be that way. Thu, 14 Aug 2014 22:30:00 GMT Frank Robinson The Hidden Opportunity: Toys That Bridge the Gender Gap As large corporations miss the clamoring for products that appeal to both girls and boys, forward-thinking entrepreneurs have the chance to fill the void. Mon, 11 Aug 2014 18:00:00 GMT Peter Gasca Know Your Customers by Living a Day in Their Lives Business products are generally purchased because they solve problems, so a deep understanding of the buyer is required. Fri, 08 Aug 2014 20:00:00 GMT Steve Blank Your Secret Resource to Get a Better Product: Customer Service Move beyond the minimum viable product with the help of your staff to develop the most valuable product. Fri, 08 Aug 2014 17:00:00 GMT Leyla Seka The 3 Biggest Roadblocks in Product Development The three spots where product development startups are most likely to stumble - and how to get around them Thu, 24 Jul 2014 22:30:00 GMT JD Albert To Build a Great Licensing Partnership, Discuss Expectations Early A brand license works best when the licensors and licensees understand what to expect from each other. Misunderstandings are frustrating and costly. Wed, 09 Jul 2014 20:30:00 GMT Pete Canalichio Testing, Testing: Is There a Market for My Product? To fight startup failure, practice product testing early and often. Tue, 01 Jul 2014 16:00:00 GMT JD Albert Finding a Top-Notch Manufacturer for Your Startup Finding manufactures is a daunting task, particularly when dealing with factories overseas. Here are a few tips on making it easier. Thu, 26 Jun 2014 18:30:00 GMT Jason Lucash Tight Budget Launch Dilemma - Outsource or DIY? The self-funded entrepreneur can neither afford to outsource everything or do things poorly. Wed, 25 Jun 2014 21:00:00 GMT Rohan Ayyar When Testing New Ideas, Keep Simplicity and Your Ego in Check Dream big and surround yourself with positive people. But there’s a window of time when the entrepreneur must throw these tenets out the window. Tue, 24 Jun 2014 19:30:00 GMT Tanya Benedicto Klich Embrace the Soft Launch For the typical start up, the less splashy the launch the better the chances of quietly refining the product and finding the first customer. Wed, 28 May 2014 14:30:00 GMT Rohan Ayyar 5 Must-Track Metrics to Keep Your Startup Alive Monitor your company's progress on cash flow, investment prospecting, hiring, customers and product development. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 20:00:00 GMT Peter S. Cohan New Breed of Products Aims to Improve Users' Lives The definition of product design has expanded thanks to the likes of Nest and Jawbone. Tue, 08 Apr 2014 20:30:00 GMT Richard Schatzberger 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. Mon, 07 Apr 2014 20:30:00 GMT Jason Johnson 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. Thu, 03 Apr 2014 15:00:00 GMT Adam Callinan 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. Sun, 30 Mar 2014 18:00:00 GMT Sharí Alexander