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Contractor Sourcing

I consider yesterday my first official step into the world of manufacturing.  It was far less intimidating than I had imagined.  I found the contractor through my best information source, the Fashion-Incubator Forum.  There are other methods to find contractors including the American Apparel Producers’ Network   and ThomasNet among others.   Amazingly enough, this company is actually located [...]

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Voting is over. Now what?

Fantastic! We don’t have to listen to repetitive campaign advertisements any longer! But the best news for small business owners now is that many media members will start focusing on stories that have nothing to do with candidates, politics or Washington. Are you ready? If you haven’t already done so, start preparing your: – Unique Story for [...]

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It’s Just the Way We Do Things Around Here

When the “Shall I do it now or later?” question comes up for a new Centratel staff member, their not-yet-disciplined internal dialogue goes something like this: “What’s the difference if I do this task now or later? I just don’t feel like doing it right now. I’ll do it later because my guess is I [...]

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An Interview with Brazen Careerist’s Penelope Trunk

While we’re waiting for the election results, I thought you might like some good publicity advice. Well, I recently I caught up with Penelope Trunk, author of Brazen Careerist: The New Rules for Success and career columnist at the Boston Globe. As a fellow entrepreneur who founded three companies, Penelope has some great tips to [...]

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Con-Post: Prisons focus on greening too

Being sustainable is something that everybody is doing, no matter where they are in life. Interesting article from MSNBC Inmates of the minimum-security facility, 25 miles from Olympia, the state capital, raise bees, grow organic tomatoes and lettuce, compost 100 percent of food waste and even recycle shoe scraps that are made into playground turf. [...]

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Manufacturing Worries

I am now ready to start shopping my designs around to manufacturers.  All of a sudden an evil little voice in my head sounded and began to evoke worries that my ideas may not be safe.  What if someone decides that yes, my ideas are great but decides to make them without involving me??  I know this [...]

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Invention of the week #3: Dual Option Tape Measure

This week’s featured invention is “Dual Option Tape Measure”, which was invented by Gene Stauffer and Steve Goecke.  Gene and Steve have an issued US Utility patent on this invention.   It can be difficult to utilize a tape measure when measuring recessed areas, such as around door or window replacements. Workers must bend or fold [...]

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Being Green, one element at a time…

I met John Barboni following a rather powerful presentation on the societal impacts of consumption given by his colleague David O’Higgins and Jason Levine. Barboni and O’Higgins have formed an interesting partnership with architects Tom Abraham and Carl Stein, FAIA. … Barboni is co-founder of elemental, a New York City-based collaborative where he and his [...]

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