Posts in category: ‘Business’

3D Printing Shop Managers: Pain Points of the Job and The Solution

3D Printing Shop Managers: Pain Points of the Job and The SolutionThe buzz of your alarm begins to sound and your mind is immediately transported to the office or makerspace. It’s only 7am and you’re already dreading the constant influx of emails and additional tasks that crop up throughout the day.

Sound familiar?

As a shop manager in the additive manufacturing space, there is a lot of pressure on you as a leader and often a great deal of difficulty comes from shop orders not being managed in the most efficient way possible.
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10 Tips for Pitching to Investors

Pitching to investorsOne key ingredient all startups need is money. Even if you are working out of homes and coffee shops, there are unavoidable expenses, like legal services, accounting, travel, compliance certifications, and prototyping.

And if you and any co-founders aren't in a position to bankroll activity until product revenue (or crowdfunding) comes in, you'll need to ask for money -- which means looking for investors.

And to get potential investors to invest, you need to pitch them.
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7 Tips to Help You Master Media Interviews

Working with the press and media -- whether it's online, broadcast and print reporters and editors, bloggers, freelance writers, and others -- is an important part of being a business. "Working with" can include everything from media interviews and being quoted in topical articles, to being included in product round-ups.
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How to Make a Product Prototype in Five Steps

Product Prototype IdeaSo, you've come up with a brilliant business idea that will launch your entrepreneurial dreams. The next step, however, is creating a product prototype. In fact, it could make or break whether your dreams come true.

A product prototype is essential to pitching your business idea because most of the time investors won't give you money without seeing your idea in physical form.

In this blog post, I explain (in five steps) how to make a product prototype. Now, not every entrepreneur or business professional has thousands of dollars to spend on manufacturing hundreds of prototypes. So for this blog post, I focus on creating multiple prototypes using only a 3D printer.
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4 Reasons Why Companies Need to be Investing in Tech in 2019

Technological innovation is progressing faster than ever and technology itself is becoming more integral to the private and public spheres. In terms of running a successful business, you’ll need to be aware of developments within all areas of tech; from artificial intelligence and the ‘internet of things’ to 3D printing, renewable energy, and remote working potential. If your company isn’t up to speed on the latest developments in these areas, you risk falling behind the pack.

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The Art of Working With Difficult People

Someone once said: ”I like difficult people because that means they're perfectionists and they're passionate.”

That is a nice turn of phrase and an interesting perspective on a potentially difficult situation. I like that. But, let’s just be honest for a second, no matter your level of experience, no matter the industry you are working in, you have had to work with difficult people, and no matter how nice it is to know you are working with passionate perfectionists, it can still be frustrating, stressful, and a major bummer.

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