Whether you’re a B2B or B2C manufacturer, your customers are the lifeblood of your business. While many small and medium-sized manufacturers often look inward for ways to improve business and processes, such as adopting new technology or improving employee training, it’s also important to venture outside your own doors and listen to your customers.Read More
The manufacturing industry is a powerful economic force – both nationally and globally. What can five leaders in the industry teach the rest of us about growth? The following lessons include industry-based, general and personal insights.Read More
In today’s highly competitive marketplace, it’s imperative for manufacturers to have a strong marketing strategy in place. A well-structured marketing strategy sets the foundation for manufacturers to:Read More
How well have you been able to focus on identifying the best marketing tactics to foster growth in your company? Over the past four parts of this sales and marketing series, you learned how to:Read More
Business planning has been used, reworked and contorted in numerous ways to suit the needs of individual organizations. When writing a paper, you are instructed to formulate an outline; when deciding what needs to get done today or this month, you jot down a to-do list or create a goals and budget spreadsheet.Read More
Jim Watson, President and CEO of California Manufacturing Technology Consulting (CMTC) was recently interviewed about what the manufacturing sector would look like in 2015 – in terms of technological advances, growth, employment, training, innovation, etc.The article was published by the Santa Clarita Valley Business Journal.Read More
CONSISTENCY, COMPLIANCE, OBJECTIVITY.
These three core values should comprise your attitude and approach to complication-free and effective hiring. A slow yet steady recovery from a The Great Recession has manifested itself in job growth and expansion for many of our California manufacturers.Read More
Remember how much fun it was opening your own lemonade stand? You would go to the supermarket with your parents to buy the ingredients, rush home to the kitchen with your siblings to mix everything up, create your own lemonade stand sign, and then head out to the end of your driveway / sidewalk to offer neighbors a cup of watered-down lemonade for 25 cents. While 25 cents per cup wasn’t the greatest profit margin, you still felt the most successful entrepreneur in the world!
Originally written by Karen Lellock for NIST-MEP's Manufacturing Innovation Blog.