Production Ready Assessment: Is Your Design Ready for Manufacturing?

As an entrepreneur gearing up for production, you probably have a market entry date in mind. However, in order to hit that date, you need to assess your production readiness and pay attention to all the details big and small that surround the entire production process. There are a lot of details to take into … read more

How the Crowd Helped Two Women Launch & Fund a D.C. Distillery

It all started when Pia Carusone was about 2 years old and Rachel Gardner was just a baby. Their families were close, so they grew up celebrating holidays together and traveling together. As adults, Pia pursued a career in politics in Washington D.C. and Rachel found herself in Seattle working on sustainable and natural resource … read more

How retailers plan for the holidays? 4 Insights from Brookstone

First the good news: If your product is ready to go and on pallets, there’s still time to get it into major retailers’ stores by Christmas. But if you’re still in the design phase, you may be too late for Christmas 2017. Right now, it’s March. And yes, there’s a madness for planning the 2017 … read more

Building an IoT product, app or software program? IBM can help

IBM recently teamed up with Arrow and Indiegogo to offer valuable IoT security and analytics services to entrepreneurs enrolled in the Arrow Certification Program — at no cost.   What does this mean for entrepreneurs? The IoT industry will have a potential economic impact of between $2.7 to $6.2 trillion over the next 10 years, … read more

Avoiding Common Hardware Issues: The Logistics of Getting Your Parts

Taking your product from the concept phase to prototyping and finally to production is a long, and at times, frustrating process. You want the shortest path to market possible, but unfortunately, you’re bound to run into a few snags here and there. Some, however, are more avoidable than others according to highly experienced Arrow engineers. … read more