Walmart Made in America 2017

Walmart has put out an open call for new products that are Made In America. That means you can apply to pitch your product to them in Bentonville, AR! Your product MUST be Made In America.  To be eligible you'll need to register on their website and be selected. We...

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Tallying Up Your Small Business Expenses [Video]

Part 3 of the interview: Tallying Up Your Small Business Expenses [Video] Intuit Quickbooks came to interview us about what makes product businesses tick. This is part 3 of 10. Products To Profits is a marketing consulting firm which offers a wide range of services in...

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A Primer on Patents

What is a patent and why do you need it? Patent law is an area of the law that can seem shrouded in mystery.   Even a basic knowledge of patents and their implications can be hugely beneficial to an entrepreneur or inventor. IP attorney Raz Messerian describes a...

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What You Need to Know About Crowdfunding

What is making crowdfunding successful now? Is it a great marketing team? Tons of backer incentives? Or just an amazing product? The answer is: "All of the above!" Campaigns that have been successful in the past have gotten there through implementation of an effective...

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#1 Question: “What do I do next?”

The number one question we get asked the most is, "What do I do next?" Everyone is at different stages, so the first step in the process is to figure out where you are. Keep your emotions neutral, focus on the actual project and work to get results. The mental process...

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[Video] Social Media Week Recap

Social Media Week (SMW) is a gathering of C-level executives, entrepreneurs, marketers, bloggers, journalists, and tech professionals from around the globe. Keynote program speakers share the industry's best practices, latest trends, insights, tools, and content and...

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Elements of an Awesome PR Pitch [Video]

Elements of an Awesome PR Pitch [Video] Every business needs public relations (PR) and marketing, but not everybody knows how to go out and get it. On top of that, many businesses don't even really understand the differences between publicity and more direct...

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Carving Out Quality Focused Time for Your Project

Creating the perfect environment for maximum creativity requires space, structure and time. Physical and mental space lets us connect seemingly random things. With that being said, when you work on your project, make sure you bring focused attention and energy to the...

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Trade Show Follow-up? What to do NOW!

Being at a trade show is a great way to get into conversations with buyers. But, it is only one step in the process of selling. A ton of exhibitors get so worked up about prepping for a trade show and showing up that they forget about the work that needs to be done...

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Loving My Life’s Work with You

When I stop to think about what we get to do, who is around us..... I feel so very appreciative. What a profound blessing to be in a dance with people and their creativity. One of our clients is about to show his product for the very first time on Saturday. He's held...

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Who are Your Business Advisors?

Who are you asking for perspective on growing your product related business? Do you ask anyone?! Your clients? Customers? Friends? Guy down the street that has never owned a business, much less built a successful product? It's important to ask good questions of people...

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The Best Marketing Systems for Your Business Needs

The Best Marketing Systems for Your Business Needs In the US, it used to take about 5-7 "touches" with a potential customer to close a sale.  However, NOW most businesses find it takes between 9 to 11 "touches"! Wow.  (We'll talk more about what the heck a touch is...

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Role of a Sales Manager [Audio]

The role of a sales manager is often confused with a sales representative's role. Sure, the ideal sales team member is expected to be able to think strategically, negotiate well, and be great with people. What separates the Sales Manager is their ability to lead the...

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Moguls & Overwhelm

Have you ever been stuck in a snowbank? Or a ditch? Or felt like you're in quicksand? There's a lot to be learned from being stuck. Years ago I was skiing with my boyfriend. We had gone to Lake Tahoe for a week. He was an expert skier form Santiago, Chile. I was a...

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Creating the Extraordinary

Perfection. Mythical perfection. That striving to translate the vision we start with into the end product through man handling and sheer will of the creative process. My sophomore year of art school a professor taught me about the folly of this in one sentence....

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Starting Off 2015 Strong

As we come closer to the start of the new year, it is very important to create a foundation for starting off the year with a clear mind and clean slate. If you haven't cleaned off previous years' business goals then you may start 2015 with funky feelings about where...

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Mastering Your Language

This is very important,  when you’re starting a business - how you talk to yourself. I can’t stress this enough. If you’ve read Think and Grow Rich, you know that your thoughts create your reality, and if you’ve watched The Secret you’ve heard that. Everybody’s heard...

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Getting Unstuck!

So how do you get unstuck? There are moments in any business, including mine where I just feel like really, can we just have it be easy for a little while or where it feels like I’m working so hard and it doesn’t seem like things are going right for a couple days....

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LoopRope

Working alongside LoopRope’s co-founders, Jeff Dahl and Dan Hawkins, since August 2010 we’ve supported LoopRope’s growth from 3 stores to over 1,400 locations in less than 15 months. We’ve also been involved with quality control and factory communication to China....

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