Manufacturers

Why Licensing is the Best Way to Get Your Product on Store Shelves
Starting a Business

Why Licensing is the Best Way to Get Your Product on Store Shelves

Finding a company to manufacture and market your wares can be a shortcut into major retailers.
Christopher Hawker
Proto Labs Wants to Help You Create a Cool Prototype for Free
Technology

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

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.
Brian Patrick Eha
5 Tips for Creating a Prototype
Ready To Launch

5 Tips for Creating a Prototype

A prototype is often the only way to know if your idea will fly, and if your startup is ready to launch.
Paula Andruss
3 Things You Need to Know About Launching a Product Business
Ready To Launch

3 Things You Need to Know About Launching a Product Business

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.
Christopher Hawker
Inside Breuckelen Distilling's Labor of Love
Entrepreneurs

Inside Breuckelen Distilling's Labor of Love

A small-batch distillery in Brooklyn is part of a resurgence in American manufacturing.
Brian Patrick Eha
Apple to Hire 700 Jobs for Manufacturing Facility in Arizona
Technology

Apple to Hire 700 Jobs for Manufacturing Facility in Arizona

The site will be used for domestic crystal production and require 1,300 additional construction jobs.
Benjamin Kabin
In Nanotech's Small World, Big Opportunities Abound
Radicals & Visionaries

In Nanotech's Small World, Big Opportunities Abound

The experts at Albany's College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering talk about the burgeoning field of nanotechnology.
Colleen DeBaise
Inventor of the Wildly Popular 'Rainbow Loom' Weaves the American Dream With Rubber Bands in a Detroit Basement
Growth Strategies

Inventor of the Wildly Popular 'Rainbow Loom' Weaves the American Dream With Rubber Bands in a Detroit Basement

Malaysian immigrant Choon Ng came to the U.S. for college and became an engineer. In his downtime, he invented a toy that has become a national sensation.
Catherine Clifford
MakerBot Unveils a Desktop 3-D Scanner for $1,400
Technology

MakerBot Unveils a Desktop 3-D Scanner for $1,400

The Brooklyn-based additive manufacturing company says that it is accepting pre-orders for its MakerBot Digitizer, which will begin shipping in October.
Catherine Clifford
Need a Prototype? 3-D Printers Coming to UPS Stores
Technology

Need a Prototype? 3-D Printers Coming to UPS Stores

The shipping giant has made 3-D printing available in a San Diego franchise and will extend the offering to five other cities across the U.S. in the next two months as part of a pilot program.
Catherine Clifford
Maker's Row Attracts New Investment From Prominent Angels
Ready To Launch

Maker's Row Attracts New Investment From Prominent Angels

The New York-based startup that focuses on reviving American manufacturers raises $1 million.
Jenna Goudreau
Why eBay's 'Exact' Project Isn't the 3-D Printing Solution for the Masses -- So Far, Anyway
Technology

Why eBay's 'Exact' Project Isn't the 3-D Printing Solution for the Masses -- So Far, Anyway

The online retailing giant has partnered with MakerBot and other startups to start a service for selling custom-created merchandise.
Katherine Gray
Searching for Business Ideas? 9 Industries that Obama Policies Will Actually Help
Starting a Business

Searching for Business Ideas? 9 Industries that Obama Policies Will Actually Help

A report from market-research firm IBIS World delves into the segments of the economy most likely to be affected by laws out of Washington, D.C., in coming years.
Catherine Clifford
When Manufacturing in China, Face Time Can Be Critical
Growth Strategies

When Manufacturing in China, Face Time Can Be Critical

In this case study, costume company Revolution Dancewear put in the miles to improve its relationship with its Chinese manufacturers.
Kelly K. Spors