Author Archives for Michelle Bomberger

Manufacturing Seminar Teaser

by | March 23, 2010

Our guest blog post comes from Bob Nitschke, Managing Partner of Arago Partners in Seattle, WA.  Bob provides some of the key questions we’ll address in tomorrow’s seminar on “Maximizing Your Manufactuing Relationship.”  If you have these questions, join us tomorrow for education and discussion. ——————————- Are you a first-timer?  Don’t be offended by the... View Article

Beginning a Manufacturing Process – Part 2

by | March 16, 2010

Part 2 of our “Beginning a Manufacturing Relationship” blog post by Erin Wilson, President and Chief Mama at Lots to Say Baby, a manufacturer and designer of funny pacifiers. Bringing your idea to reality – Part II Finding a Manufacturer Our last post talked about ways to research the manufacturing process.  Once you are armed with... View Article

Beginning a manufacturing process – Part 1

by | March 14, 2010

Our guest blog post this week comes from Erin Wilson, President and Chief Mama of Lots To Say Baby, a manufacturer and designer of funny pacifiers.   She can be reached at  This is part 1 of a 2 part post… ————————————— You have the idea of the century; a product that just needs to be out... View Article

Maximizing Manufacturing Contracts

by | March 9, 2010

Over the past 18 months, many great ideas and inventions have come to the surface.  Maybe creativity and innovation is correlated with high levels of unemployment…  I haven’t looked into this but it makes sense.   Whatever the reason, we’ve seen more new products and concepts coming to market and our patent lawyer colleagues had a... View Article

Three rules for thriving when the economy is barely surviving

by | February 28, 2010

We wrap up our month of “Ready, Set, Grow!” with a post from Tim Fletcher, President of Envirovogue, a company that manufactures eco-friendly bags and gives back to the community with every sale.  Envirovogue is poised and ready for growth this year; and in this post, Tim shares why now’s the time. ———————————————— 2010 promises to be... View Article

Cash Flow in Tough Times

by | February 26, 2010

Today’s guest blog post comes from Dennis Purvine of CFO Selections, a company offering interim CFO services to businesses. ————————————— Unless you have been hiding under a rock, you know our economy is still struggling. As a result, many businesses are strapped for cash. This is particularly true for small businesses, which haven’t had government... View Article

Organize to Grow

by | February 19, 2010

Guest contributor Elizabeth Bowman, founder of Innovatively Organized shares tips for how organizing your business helps you to grow.  —————————————————- Cultivate your Organizing Skills and Grow your Business How much time do you spend searching for the sticky note with an important phone number or digging through stacks of paper to find the document you... View Article

Shifting Marketing Gears

by | February 16, 2010

Our guest blog post comes from Harry Thomas, Marketing Director for Hire and founder of Marketing Hat. Harry offers a perspective on how to approach marketing strategy, positioning, branding, and competitive analysis to help you move from survival to growth mode in 2010. ———————–Moving from survival to robust growth will take a new approach to... View Article