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Suppliers

Small Business Heroes

5 Secrets to Running a Successful Wholesale Distribution Business

The pros chime in with expert advice on what you should do -- and what you shouldn't -- in order to succeed in this competitive industry.
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.
Apple

Troubled Supplier GT Advanced Reaches Settlement With Apple

GT Advanced Technologies, which filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection earlier this month, reached an agreement with Apple under which it will stop making sapphire materials.
Bankruptcy

Apple, Embattled Supplier, Strike Deal to Unseal Info

GT Advanced Technologies can now begin the shutdown of key Arizona operations, and shed some more light on why the former stock market darling abruptly filed for bankruptcy this month.
Bankruptcy

Tech Company's Bankruptcy Offers Warning to Apple Suppliers

GT Advanced Technologies suffered the consequences after Apple decided not to use its scratch-resistant sapphire glass screens for the iPhone 6.
Project Grow

How Watching the Movie 'Frozen' 1,000 Times Helped Me Build My Business

Inspiration to take a new tack comes from a fanciful source.
Vendors

Don't Pay a Consultant Before Chatting With Your Vendor

Vendors have unique access and insight. Their perspective is typically available for the price of a friendly conversation.
Suppliers

The Bullwhip Effect and Your Supply Chain

Consider an old stock trader's approach to taming volatility.
Startup Kit

Stocking Your Bar With Inventory

Before you open your doors to the public, you've got to have drinks on hand to satisfy those thirsty crowds. Here's how to determine what you'll need.
Manufacturing

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

Working with partners, especially overseas, presents many challenges. Here are some things to keep in mind.
Starting a Business

Maker's Row Attracts New Investment From Prominent Angels

The New York-based startup that focuses on reviving American manufacturers raises $1 million.
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.
Small Business Heroes

Maker's Row Ushers in a New Wave of U.S. Manufacturing

A tech startup helps burgeoning designers connect with U.S. manufacturers -- and paves the way for a small-business boom that's made in the USA.
Growth Strategies

How to Streamline Your Company's Purchasing

Cutting waste and streamlining your purchasing procedures can have a big effect on your business efficiency.