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    December 12, 2018

    RFx Management: Understanding the Difference Between RFI, RFP and RFQ

    It's a common mistake among procurement newbies to use the acronyms RFQ and RFP interchangeably. Throw in RFI, and things really start to get hairy. Understanding the nuances that distinguish these different types of requests (for information, proposal and quote) will help you get what you need a little faster and more easily, and that's...

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    November 03, 2016

    Product Manufacturing: Are You Ready?

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    That idea that was scribbled on a napkin late one night or that popped in your head one morning in the shower is finally ready to come to life. You have discovered an amazing idea for a product and you’ve done some research. It’s clear this product needs to get in the hands of thousands, possibly millions of people....

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    April 21, 2016

    Top 10 Startup Mistakes (And How to Avoid Them)

    While it's a hard statistic to swallow, nine out of 10 startups will fail. Below are 10 reasons why this is the case. Some may say startups fail for one simple reason: they didn't make a product people wanted. Although this is the main culprit of startup failure, the issue goes much deeper. Join the 10 percent that succeed by digesting this...

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    August 18, 2015

    15 Killer Resources Every Inventor Should Know About

    Do you have an idea for a knockout product, but you're not sure you have all the tools you need to make your idea come to life? Look no further – we've done (some of) the work for you. Below is a list of 15 resources every inventor should know about. From crowdfunding sites to 3D rendering and printing sources, we've got you covered. 

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