When you think of Kickstarter you tend to think of throwaway gizmos and gadgets – things you can use to hold your keys or time your eggs – but the true scope of the community is far beyond that.
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Compression molding is a technique used for molding that involves a slightly different process from injection molding. Here a mold is used to shape thermoset resins which are not injected but rather placed directly into the mold before pressure is subsequently applied thereby forcing it to take the shape of the mold.
When Groupon founder and CEO Andrew Mason was sacked at the beginning of March it made big news. Shares had dropped and so the company’s board bid Andrew adieu resulting in a further 24% fall.
‘After four and a half intense and wonderful years as CEO of Groupon, I’ve decided that I’d like to spend more time with my family.
A good business plan is a crucial first stepping stone to creating a successful business. As with any campaign, having a plan laid out ahead of time will enable you to go into your project knowing your budgets and being able to plan ahead, but will also enable you to win the confidence of potential investors and business partners.
If you are launching a start-up then you probably have an interest in, or at least are not adverse to, business and entrepreneurism. Most likely you get something of a kick out of creating business models and monitoring your success and you probably have a lot of skills that help you to excel in that field.
Launching a Kickstarter project can be a nerve wracking experience for a new entrepreneur, and it’s something that many people find highly daunting when they first put themselves out there. Making a splash quickly then must come as a huge relief even if it can be somewhat overwhelming.
The best inventions are undoubtedly the ones that address an everyday problem that everyone experiences. Of course the printing press, the refrigerator and penicillin are pretty impressive creations by all accounts; but when you ignore the major players it’s really the things like Velcro and post-it notes that affect the way we live.
If you are a small business with a new product to sell then the web might be the best tool for you to do so these days. Using the internet it’s possible to quickly and cheaply reach thousands of people across the globe and to target precisely who it is that you promote to making sure that not a cent is wasted.
If you’re planning on launching a new hardware start-up or striking out on your own as an entrepreneur, then you should be taking every opportunity possible to seek out and consume as much information as you can.
Who Isn’t Able to Execute on your Idea (Almost Everybody!)
You are then left with trying to understand their ability to take the product and run with it themselves.