Archives for March 2017

The Myth of the Perfect Manufacturing Partner

Indiegogo teamed up with Riverwood Solutions to conduct a webinar on how to identify reliable contract manufacturers and set expectations to achieve success in manufacturing. Riverwood Solutions manufacturing expert Ron Keith walked through the process of selecting a contract manufacturer and gave his tips on how to avoid disappointment when manufacturing abroad. You can now … read more

Venture for America Inspires Entrepreneurship in Cities Across America

According to the SBA, small businesses account for about 64% of all new jobs created in this country. Entrepreneurship stimulates job growth, creates new opportunities in cities that need them, and makes people better versions of themselves. But, there is no clear path to entrepreneurship. Venture for America is changing that through their fellowship program, … read more

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