Welcome to Berkeley Sourcing Group’s Blog!

Make New Products!

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.

Our Vision

Our vision is to be a business partner, the overseas office if you will, for small companies looking to manufacture innovative products.  Eight years ago I felt that new technologies would emerge to allow individuals to outsource many of the key aspects of their small business effectively (such as funding, marketing, accounting, legal, shipping…) in such a powerful way that there would be a maker’s revolution.  If you actually read the fine print in the history of the “American Dream”, a  lot of those inventors either had deep pockets, rich uncles, or were connected in ways or had special skills that were beyond the resources of the average person.  There are very few real success stories of inventors pulling themselves up by their own bootstraps due to the powerful competitive forces they faced.

Now, that’s changing though, and changing fast!  The playing field is much more level thanks to www.kickstarter.com, www.techshop.com, and many organizations that facilitate design, funding, and market research in ways never before achievable.  Our goal is to provide the manufacturing arm of that equation, allowing innovators to focus on what they do best, innovating, and taking all the investment of learning a new language, culture, business, and other necessities to manufacture a competitive product off their plates.

Our Experience

In my past life as a quality assurance manager and during my time here with BSG I’ve worked with hundreds of factories and trade companies on nearly two thousand different products, emphasizing the importance of high quality standards and working with them directly to improve.  My partner, Paul Chau, has, separately, worked with even more products and factories and sold over $2 billion worth of retail products in total value.  We want to offer you our knowledge through this blog to help take your product all the way to market success.

Our Blog Focus

We will focus on the new market and manufacturing opportunities created by these technologies and how you can make the most of them!  We’ll talk about doing business in China on the ground level, the business environment for manufacturing in China, especially regarding innovative products, and useful experiences and advice for entrepreneurs looking to take products to market successfully.

Is there anything you’d like us to discuss or cover in our upcoming entries?  Let us know in the comments section.  Welcome to our blog!

Greg Fisher

Founder/Managing Director – Berkeley Sourcing Group

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3 Responses to Welcome to Berkeley Sourcing Group’s Blog!

  1. Patti Palmer says:

    Great idea, Greg. I’ll look forward to reading your insights–and hopefully we’ll be sending clients your way!

    Patti Palmer (from Little Idea, LLC)

  2. gfisher says:

    Thanks Patti. Let us know if there is anything we can do to help. I look forward to working with you and Heyward. Seems like you have a pretty interesting model and are very small business friendly.

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