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The Secret to Scaling Your Business Fast

It’s distribution, says Aaron Schwartz, the founder and CEO of Modify Industries Inc. Without it, he writes on OPEN Forum, his company would not have been able to connect with big-name clients such as Google and Nike.

For certain product-based businesses, working with distributors is an excellent way to save time and money and grow your business quickly. Instead of digging into your margin, distributors are expanding the pie—their expertise enables you to grow your revenue significantly.

As a startup, you need to be incredibly focused on your core product. You also need to build partnerships with organizations that can help you scale without losing focus. Working with a distributor can help you do just that.

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3D Printing: Everything You Need To Know in 2 Minutes

Here’s how additive manufacturing is making its way into homes and businesses through consumer-friendly 3D printers.

Modern Vice Shoes: Made in the USA is a Perfect FitWhen the Adoni brothers told their family and friends that they wanted 
to open a domestic shoe and sneaker factory in New York City, “everyone 
thought we were absolutely crazy,” says Jordan Adoni, 29. But he and his
 brother, Jensen, 23, were undeterred. They had worked for their 
father’s shoe manufacturing and importing businesses and had a few ideas
 of their own about how things should be done. Two years into their 
venture, Modern Vice,
 the brothers are not looking quite so crazy. They operate the only full
 production footwear factory in New York City and make up to 1,000 pairs
 of shoes a day. Last year, the company posted revenues between $6 
million and $7 million and this year is on track for $18 million.Read more on how they grew their business from startup to success.
        (via Modern Vice Shoes: Made in the USA is a Perfect Fit - OPEN Forum :: American Express OPEN Forum)
Modern Vice Shoes: Made in the USA is a Perfect Fit

When the Adoni brothers told their family and friends that they wanted to open a domestic shoe and sneaker factory in New York City, “everyone thought we were absolutely crazy,” says Jordan Adoni, 29. But he and his brother, Jensen, 23, were undeterred. They had worked for their father’s shoe manufacturing and importing businesses and had a few ideas of their own about how things should be done. Two years into their venture, Modern Vice, the brothers are not looking quite so crazy. They operate the only full production footwear factory in New York City and make up to 1,000 pairs of shoes a day. Last year, the company posted revenues between $6 million and $7 million and this year is on track for $18 million.

Read more on how they grew their business from startup to success.

(via Modern Vice Shoes: Made in the USA is a Perfect Fit - OPEN Forum :: American Express OPEN Forum)

What Is ‘Made in America’ Worth?
Probably more than you think. As more manufacturing returns to U.S. shores, early signs show that a “Made in America” label is a serious competitive advantage.
International perceptions of “Made in America,” are rooted in global perceptions of the country itself—and that news is surprisingly favorable for domestic manufacturers. Simon Anholt is a British branding consultant and creator of the Anholt-GfK Roper Nation Brands Index, which measures a nation’s international reputation. In the market-research company’s most recent survey, released in late October, the U.S. ranked first—for the fourth year in a row. Read More
(via What Is ‘Made in America’ Worth? | Inc.com)

What Is ‘Made in America’ Worth?

Probably more than you think. As more manufacturing returns to U.S. shores, early signs show that a “Made in America” label is a serious competitive advantage.

International perceptions of “Made in America,” are rooted in global perceptions of the country itself—and that news is surprisingly favorable for domestic manufacturers. Simon Anholt is a British branding consultant and creator of the Anholt-GfK Roper Nation Brands Index, which measures a nation’s international reputation. In the market-research company’s most recent survey, released in late October, the U.S. ranked first—for the fourth year in a row. Read More

(via What Is ‘Made in America’ Worth? | Inc.com)