Product Design and Development

Is Anyone Giving You the Real Truth About Your Product Creation?

February 28, 2011

Here are my best 5 tips for finding out if you have a marketable product – without embarrassing yourself like I did with a Nordstrom buyer:

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Flea market finds to high-end product

October 26, 2010

When I saw this bag shown on Anthropologie – I knew I had to show it to you. I just love how the bag was crafted from vintage oil paintings found in flea markets. It’s great inspiration about how you can be creative, green and make money all at the same time. Not only is it […]

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Finding the “Right” Manufacturer for Your Creative Products

September 12, 2010

You’ve started your business designing and creating your fabulous product and NOW you realize you’ve got to find a manufacturer. Since you’re not going to be making your product all yourself and still do all the other parts of your business – like designing, marketing, selling, accounting, shipping, customer service and being the visionary – […]

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Are You Over Complicating Things?

May 15, 2010

Find Your BIG IDEA and Keep It Simple   By Jane Button  As a creative person who has either recently launched a new business or if you’re just starting out trying to figure out just what product to start with, it’s a good idea to keep it simple.  Keeping your base categories and product line straight […]

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The real pricing formula is no formula at all…

February 3, 2010

The real pricing formula is no formula at all… It seems that everyone wants a formula for pricing their products. There actually is no exact formula as much as you would like there to be. It’s because pricing is both a strategy and subjective – what is someone willing to pay? What’s the mystique or […]

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Do You Have A Job or A Business?

December 18, 2009

When I started my first company, I actually created a JOB for myself, all the time thinking I had started a business. It took me awhile but I finally discovered there was a huge difference between creating a JOB and creating a Business.

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