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Custom Manufacturing and Onshoring: What You Need to Know

Onshoring! Music to the ears of U.S. Manufacturers. Well, 2020 certainly created major supply chain disruptions. Businesses discovered the numerous challenges and threats that exist with outsourcing manufacturing operations. Especially when…
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US Manufacturers Digitizing at Twice the Rate of Other Businesses

Alibaba.com, the B2B business unit of Alibaba Group, announced the results of its Alibaba.com U.S. B2B Small and Medium Business (SMB) Survey and launched a new Digitization Sprint for U.S. SMB manufacturers digitizing – a traditionally analog…
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FuzeHub: Dedicated to Helping New York State’s Manufacturing Industry

Exciting news! New York manufacturers now have another incredible resource to turn to for guidance and assistance: FuzeHub.  FuzeHub is a not-for-profit organization that connects New York’s small and mid-sized manufacturing companies to…
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Options for Selling “Manufacturer Direct”…..to NOT Consider

"Manufacturer Direct"! It certainly has a nice ring to it, right? As a manufacturer looking to diversify, many exciting options exist for you to consider.  Especially when it comes to selling direct to end-users or consumers.  However,…
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Hey Manufacturers, Being the “Best Kept Secret” is No Longer an Option 

"We prided ourselves as being the "Best Kept Secret" for decades. However, the internet changed everything. Now what?" Unfortunately, I kept hearing this comment over and over from manufacturers. Especially from custom manufacturers.  Many…
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The Reshoring Initiative Stresses the “Return-Manufacturing-Home” Message

The Reshoring Initiative! If you are a U.S. Manufacturer, the words "Reshoring Initiative" brings music to your ears.  For example, reshoring certainly looks to play a critical role moving forward following COVID-19 pandemic.  Especially…
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Hey Manufacturer, Let’s Scale Your Proprietary Process with eCommerce

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Scale Your Proprietary Process! How?  With eCommerce.  Let's discuss further.  eCommerce Answers the Call Yes indeed, eCommerce allows you to Scale Your Proprietary Process. However, before we discuss eCommerce, let's take a look…
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IndustrialSage: The Industry Leading Media Company for Manufacturers

Are you familiar with IndustrialSage.com?  If not, do yourself a favor and check out IndustrialSage at your earliest convenience (click here). Especially if you are a manufacturer.  In short, IndustrialSage is a community of engaged professionals…
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Business Mission Statement: “BECOME THE BLANKIE”

BECOME THE BLANKIE? What on earth does that mean?  So glad you asked.  As a child, did you have a favorite blanket (aka "Blankie")? Ah, the wonderful security blanket.  Holding tightly onto the Blankie each and every night. Unable to…
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The Definition of Entrepreneurtude: “Do Whatever It Takes”

 Entrepreneurtude?  Huh? What is Entreprenuertude?  So glad you asked.  We hear about entrepreneurs, entrepreneurship, as well as having an entrepreneurial spirit.  Actually, how do you define entrepreneurship?  The godfather of…
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Case Study: Converting a Proprietary Process into an eCommerce Product Line

Converting a proprietary process into an eCommerce product line has certainly served as a game changer for Falconer Electronics.  As a custom manufacturer (aka Job Shop), life can be extremely challenging.  A custom manufacturer makes products…
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When a Mistake Occurs at Your Business, “It’s Never the Employee”

It’s Never the Employee. In other words, it is NEVER the employee’s fault. Are you thinking to yourself, What on earth are you talking about that "it's NEVER THE EMPLOYEE?" How can it NEVER be the employee when a mistake occurs within…