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leonie-mateer's picture
Mar.05.2013
Premier trade fairs helping volume buyers source from Greater China  Sourcing products in China is an ideal way to keep your manufacturing costs down.However, remember that the lead time to get your products to your retailers is longer than manufacturing your products domestically. Lead...
leonie-mateer's picture
Feb.26.2013
  The following information is an excerpt from  "The Caboodles Blueprint" - SETTING UP YOUR REP FORCE   Setting up your Rep Force is a crucial step to getting your product onto 30,000 store shelves.   Many of the mass market independent rep companies already represent up to...
leonie-mateer's picture
Feb.08.2013
  Your exhibit booth is your billboard for your brand and company image.  The more professional it looks – the more credible your product and brand are perceived.  Beginners Guide to Trade Shows:  There are two types of trade shows : Industry Trade Shows – Usually not open...
chris-h-stevenson's picture
Jan.09.2013
This post was inspired by a thread in the AbsoluteWriters forum. It really hit home with me, since I've had my own experience. It went something like this: Where do I begin? How do I begin? Over the last year I've had three fans, four counting my publisher, compare my book, Planet Janitor...
michael-seidel's picture
Oct.10.2012
I'm feeding the cat, listening to a call about a new product offering.   The product offering is actually pretty exciting on one hand but it's another bell tolling for my little group of products.  The new offering is about the cloud and big data analytics, and it truly has huge...
michael-seidel's picture
Sep.30.2012
There is a place where things do not exist except what's in your mind. What's real to you is not real to anyone else. Perceptions color your insights. What you see turns into something else. Writers all know this place. It's The Writing Zone. Take this coffee shop, the nexus of my writing efforts...
michael-seidel's picture
Sep.27.2012
We have a project at work focusing on creating and starting a new system. We're creative people so we call it, "Crawl, Walk, Run". It has an official project name, as well, but I can never remember it. Only execs refer to the 'official' title. The offical title bemuses the rest of us. As a matter...
michael-seidel's picture
Aug.26.2012
On a break. Sort of tired, pondering whether I'll continue editing or get up and walk home or go for a longer walk. Been here for over two and a half hours. My mocha is cold. Half remains. My ass is asleep, of course, my common writing complaint, but my eyes and neck are also tired. A part of me...
michael-seidel's picture
Aug.24.2012
Just starting the writing day. More ideas poured into me as I walked, science fiction, fantasy, mainstream and a murder mystery. Doors opened, characters stepped out, the stories behind them. But can't take advantage of them. Must stay the course, finish other matters. Sad, though, leaving fruit on...
arlene-goldbard's picture
Aug.19.2012
I’ve been spending long delicious hours in a tiny world, the space bordered on one side by my computer and the other by my chair. I’m doing a last pass through my manuscript, reading aloud as I edit. In a week or two, I will send it to a few lovely people who’ve agreed to read and respond, and...