Product & Services

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How to Create an Agile Manufacturing Plan

Agile manufacturing can play a big role in your business' success if implemented correctly. Find out what agile manufacturing is and how to plan for it.
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10 Tips to Effectively Manage Vendors and Suppliers

The most important relationships in your business are your relationships with vendors and suppliers. Get 10 tips for managing vendor relationships.
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Manufacturing a Product: Understanding the Product Life Cycle

Posted in PRODUCTS AND MANUFACTURING

All products, physical or not, have a life cycle. From the growth stage to decline, learn what to expect during each period of your product's life cycle.
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5 Mistakes That Can Kill a Service Business

Posted in SERVICE BUSINESS

Service businesses face some special challenges that other businesses do not. Learn about the five mistakes that could harm your service business.
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How to Hire a Contract Manufacturer

Great product ideas are the basis for many successful businesses, but you'll have to move from the idea stage to producing an actual product eventually.
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How to Get UPCs and Bar Codes for Your Small Business Products

For every physical product launch, you will typically need a universal product code (UPC) for it if you plan to sell it to distributors or retailers.
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Do You Need to Change Your Inventory Purchasing Habits?

You can use the inventory turnover ratio to analyze inventory trends and adjust your purchasing patterns correspondingly to optimize inventory levels.
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How to Treat Your Book Like a Business

To earn a living as an author, you need to treat writing and publishing like any other entrepreneurial business. Learn how to market your book.