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Are you trying to get your new products made? Do you want to be a part of the product innovation revolution? We’ve created this blog to teach you what it takes to manufacture new products. We’ll have weekly updates on the state of manufacturing in China, how-to articles to show you how-to-do-it-RIGHT, highlights of clients who have successfully taken their product to market and what they’ve learned, and general business advice relevant to taking your product from the drawing on the napkin to national distribution.

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3D Printing Heading to Space in 2014

3D Printing Heading to Space in 2014

3D printing may still be relatively young, but it is apparently already making its way to the final frontier. That’s right, in the same year as Richard Branson and his team most likely, 3D printing will be heading to space courtesy of NASA.

How to Get Product Feedback from a Focus Group

How to Get Product Feedback from a Focus Group

When you’re planning on investing a lot of time and money into a product idea, it’s important that you never presume to know your market. It might seem like common sense to you that people will need the invention you’ve come up with, but once you actually release it, you could end up being surprised.

Efficient Products – How to Reduce Waste and Cut Overheads

Efficient Products – How to Reduce Waste and Cut Overheads

These days every business should strive to be as green and efficient as possible. That means making sure that you don’t create any waste, that you are as efficient as you can be, and that your business model is generally eco-friendly to begin with.
For entrepreneurs and start-ups selling products, this is no different.

A Great List of Helpful Resources for Hardware Startups

A Great List of Helpful Resources for Hardware Startups

Entering the hardware industry is no straightforward task and presents a range of challenges to any startup or entrepreneur that’s willing to throw their hat into the ring. Thankfully though, you’re not on your own and there are many others who have gone before you.

How Decide on Pricing for Your Product

How Decide on Pricing for Your Product

One factor that is easy to forget when you’re in the throes of creating something exciting is pricing. Often, startups and entrepreneurs will make the mistake of thinking that this is an aspect that can be left until the end when the design and costs have been finalized.  This could be a huge mistake.

An Introduction to Ocean Shipping

An Introduction to Ocean Shipping

Ocean shipping means freight that you are sending internationally – across seas. If you hope to expand your business to an international market and start selling to a global market, then this is something you’re going to have to manage.

Do You Need Freight Forwarding and Custom Brokerage?

Do You Need Freight Forwarding and Custom Brokerage?

Once you’ve got your product in stores or online and people want to buy it, you then need to manage the process of delivering those goods to their end destination and ensuring that your customers can get hold of them.

2014 Chinese Holiday Calendar

2014 Chinese Holiday Calendar

In our holiday tradition, we present you with the Chinese calendar of public (and BSG) holidays for 2014.  We hope this will help you arrange your business throughout the year. Best wishes from all of the BSG family, we wish the merriest of new year to you, and we happiness and prosperity in the year ahead.

How to Sell Your Product in China

How to Sell Your Product in China

If you really want to make a success of your product and turn it into something huge, then you need to think big and that means going international. While you can make a lot of money and achieve success selling in the US, the big money comes when breaking into foreign markets.

Hardware Battlefield Event Offers Free Exposure and Cash Prizes for 15 Great Tech Startups

Hardware Battlefield Event Offers Free Exposure and Cash Prizes for 15 Great Tech Startups

Getting noticed as a new startup can be a big challenge when you have no proven record and especially now that everyone is at it.