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In the past, any new consumer or industrial product part brought to market had to first have a prototype built to ensure that the design could be properly applied and used by the manufacturer. Years ago, these were often wooden miniatures and clay models. More recently, laser-sintering technology has allowed plastic samples to be built from CAD/CAM electronic drawings and powdered resin.

Rapid Prototyping Revolution

Rapid Prototyping RevolutionIn the past, any new consumer or industrial product part brought to market had to first have a prototype built to ensure that the design could be properly applied and used by the manufacturer. Years ago, these were often wooden miniatures and clay models. More recently, laser-sintering technology has allowed plastic samples to be built from CAD/CAM electronic drawings and powdered resin.The newest trend is called rapid prototyping. Advancements in machining speed and flexibility combined with sophisticated electronic computer interfaces allow for cost-effective, exact metal sample parts or molds for plastic injection parts. Technical and application engineers at Makino, a global provider of advanced machining technology, say that such advanced machining technology permits companies to cut manufacturing steps. These eliminated steps are primarily created because steel can now be milled as quickly and cost-effectively as aluminum or other lighter materials. Such progress allows mold builders and other manufacturers to actually develop applications which can be utilized immediately to make more products. This allows their customers to get new products to market faster. Many other kinds of prototypes don't carry the real properties that the customer is trying to simulate. Most rapid prototypes are made from the raw material intended for the final product, which makes it identical to what is actually going to be put in production. Customers can get a hardened steel or prehardened steel part or mold in five or six weeks versus 10 or 12 weeks from previous processes. This is a timesavings they appreciate in an effort to get their product to market faster and less expensively.Technological advancements like CAD and other sophisticated computer interfaces can positively combine with state-of-the-art machine tools that are accurate, rigid and stable in order to achieve maximum results. Customers can save up to two-thirds of the total time originally required by more traditional mold building processes.

Why The Long Wait

Why The Long Wait

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Get Paid For Free

Get Paid For Free

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How to House a Successful Online Business

How to House a Successful Online Business

It is worth taking the time to make your site more search engine friendly, because it will bring you profit and appropriate exposure. Here are some simple advices on building successful web site for your online business. How to build search engine friendly website? You can find plenty material when browsing the Internet, but a good foundation cannot sabotage your online initiative. A search engine friendly site is not just beneficial for top ranking in the search engines, but also helps to attract customers, thus getting business for you.Before designing a site, make sure you have got a good domain name. The Domain name is your URL or Universal Resource Locator as in what a person types into the search engine bar like yoursite.com and others. Hypothetically, if your business is related to something like ruleta then it is good to have the word "ruleta" included into the domain name separated by dashes from other words or numbers. Generic domain names may help in search engine listing. It will be easier to find the sequence of words within a domain name directly related to the main idea of your business.Make your site content based with at least two hundred words holding clear information of your products, services and business. This will help your potential customer to know about you and get some information on products they require. Apart from verbal description, you might use web design attributes to underline your point. Please do not startle the visitor of your web site with blinking texts, shocking colors and confusing animations on the web pages. The website must have a clean look so that the web visitor will feel relaxed to get all relevant information about your services, otherwise, he will shut it down within a minutes. Keep the site simple and easy to navigate. Complicated navigation will confuse the visitors. The navigation must be user-friendly and easily understood by the visitors. If you search through search engine results, you will find all the top ranking websites are optimized properly. These optimized websites make their presence felt in the "search engines" by making their site user friendly with good navigation, content texts, and Meta tags relevant to their websites, and having proper placed images. Why shouldn't you use such simple tool like navigation at your favorite?News relevant to your site is also a great way to bring in traffic. Many people nowadays get their news online and not just world news. Maybe someone wants to read about the gambling bill that was passed in congress recently to ban money transfers to and from online casinos, a great advantage to having news on your page is that if it is well written piece of writing, other news sources like Yahoo and Google may take your masterpiece and put a link to it from their site. This would give you thousands of hits, and that is the goal.While designing your website, the most important thing to remember your website is not to trick search engines by adding hidden texts or hidden links, irrelevant keywords or text, or very small text which is hardly visible for human eyes. Google usually punishes these websites by giving them low rank or sometimes removing them forever.If you incorporate all these tips when building your website I can guarantee it will make your job much easier, no one wants to build a site and then find out they need to star over from scratch, because every day offline is potential money lost. Use the above suggestions and utilize them into your company website in order to guarantee you stop losing money that you could be making.

The Top 10 Ways To Grow Your Small Business

I started my company (EMJ) from the trunk of my car (and it was a small trunk so thats a small business). I grew EMJ to $375,000,000 in sales prior to selling it to SYNNEX. I am now CEO of a $1 billion business. Many of our most important customers are "small business" people. I make a study out of what makes them successful and what pitfalls they need to avoid. From this study, I came up with the following list of the Top 10 Ways to Grow your Small Business: 1 Know yourself. Do a SWOT analysis. What are your Strengths, your Weaknesses, the Opportunities and the Threats? Examine and understand each. In every strength there is a weakness and in every weakness there is a strength (e.g. you are small so lack financial clout, the advantage is by necessity you will be more creative). The better you know yourself the more successful you will be. By knowing yourself you not only know your areas of opportunity, you know what areas to avoid. 2 Set goals. This sounds almost too simple but many people and businesses do not set goals. Goals can keep you focused on where you want to go and how you need to get there. Set specific measurable goals with timelines and track progress towards them. Set goals in areas that you know you can win (if you did the SWOT in 1, you will know those areas). 3 Grow within profitability. Often I see companies who set the goals like I speak about in point 1 and grow their expenses in anticipation of sales only to find the sales do not materialize at the level they thought. Sell first then add overheads. 4 Sell more to your existing customers. Look at what they buy from other sources that you might be able to sell them. You already have the relationship with your customers. You are already spending the time to service them so your incremental cost is quite low. For example, if you supply them with toner cartridges, it is easy to sell them some printers or other hardware or software. 5 Sell to more customers. You obviously have something worth buying or you would have no customers. What other customers might use this service. Then market and sell to that audience email, mail, fax, advertise, call, visit, etc. Ask your existing customers for referrals. Sell in a larger geographic area. Take the knowledge and systems you have to broader areas. Warning on this the grass is not always greener. It costs more to sell in markets further away. You can lose your advantage. 6 Grow your people. What I have consistently done is to look at what I do and figure out who can do it (in many cases better than I can). By learning to delegate, I have been able to not only grow myself but grow my people and my company. 7 Create a change culture in your company. People need to be told that things change. Yes, I wish for the good old times but without change, we would not grow. There is an expression if you do what you always have done, you will get what you have always got. The Jim Estill variation on this is if you do what you have always done (even if it was successful), you will go bankrupt. Set a goal to do something new every month. 8 As one of my heroes, Thomas Edison said, good things come to those who hustle while they wait. In business, speed wins. Companies and people with a high sense of urgency win. If you do not have this in your company create it. Set deadlines. Set goals. Do it now. This can be one area that small business can beat big business. 9 Focus on learning. People and companies that learn, win. This ties into point 7. You need to be a life-long learner. Spend part of your time on learning. Develop a habit of constant learning. 10 I am a big believer in the good use of time. If you know your goals and focus your time appropriately, you will grow. I study time and constantly polish my time systems.

Use Magic Words to Improve your Sales

Copyright 2006 Peter WoodheadThis is the eigth article in a series of ten about advertising and marketing history.1937 Another master wordsmith from yesteryear was Elmer Wheeler. "Elmer Wheeler" was a marketer of pure genius and he knew that certain words produced vast increases in results over other, less effective wording.In 1937 he wrote his: "Tested Sentences That Sell". An almost forgotten classic but probably one of the best books ever written on the subject. And here is the story of how he did it.Wheeler was an ad salesman for several newspapers and it all started big for him when he tried to convince retailers that an ad in his papers would drive people to their stores. This, the retailers didn't doubt, but people just visiting their stores was not enough - they were not buying.This still happens today. People visit stores; receive direct mail; and log on to internet sites. But very few of them actually buy anything.Probably because in the majority of cases the prospects are not given any reason to buy.In bricks and mortar businesses this could be due to poor salesmanship. In the case of direct mail and the internet it is more likely due to poor copyAfter some careful analysis, Wheeler concluded that the reason people weren't buying in their stores was because the salespeople were not saying the right words.This led Wheeler to set up his famous "Word Laboratories". You may have heard the expression: "Sell the sizzle not the steak." Well, it was Wheeler who first coined that phrase and went on to write his first book: "Tested Sentences That Sell."During 10 years of research, Wheeler tested over 105,000 words and phrases on more than 19 million people. An incredible feat. The results of which you can profit from today.This truly is an incredible resource that can be blamed for helping many people turn their business round. It belongs in anybody's library.Wheeler found that you need to ask a question that customers cannot say "no" to.Wheeler also invented what he called: "Wheeler Points." There are five of them. So offer your customers something or something. Not something or nothing.All Wheeler's principles and tested results are adaptable to any business.1940 Clyde Bedell, as well as being a super salesman, was a university lecturer. He became so frustrated at not being able to find a suitable book on persuasive copy. So he decided to write his own.How to Write Advertising That Sells became a best seller.1940 James Webb Young published an entry every week in Advertising Age. He later crammed all of these into a book called: The Diary of an Advertising Man.1945 The novel The Hucksters is released and is later turned into a movie. This attacked the advertising industry and had a damaging effect.1949 Doyle Dane and Bernbach is launched1955 Leo Burnett introduces his Marlboro Man ad. The image of a cowboy changed the fortunes of this minor cigarette brand and made it into a big seller.He is recognized as the man behind the most successful ad campaigns.As well as the Marlboro Man he is famous for 'The Jolly Green Giant' 'The Pillsbury Doughboy' 'Tony the Tiger' and many more.He was quoted as saying:"Make it simple Make it memorable Make it inviting to look at Make it fun to read."Leo Burnett "invented" a marketing concept known as "inherent drama". He reckoned that every product or service, no matter how boring, had an inherent quality. Somebody must keep on buying them, somebody must keep on making them, and it was this "inherent drama" that makes the product stand out.Burnett believed that people are attracted to stories, they want to experience new characters; they want to read about mystery and romance and anything different.Perhaps that's why he took a lot of his characters from history and folklore. He knew what triggered his prospects' minds.1957 Vance Packards The Hidden Persuaders becomes a best seller. It is another seething attack on the advertising industry.1960 Doyle Dane Bernbachs creative team blends copywriting with art design (not normally common in the industry) and comes up with its think small campaign for Volkswagen. A concept still going today.1960 Rupert, Koenig and Lois is launched and in 1962 becomes the first agency to go public.1961 Rosser Reeves, chairman of Ted Bates and Co. advertising agency, published his book: "Reality of Advertising."In this book he revealed a revolutionary new concept. Almost as revolutionary as John E. Kennedy's "Salesmanship-in-Print."He showed the world a new technique for which made him famous. He called it: "The Unique Selling Proposition" or USP.Basically, your USP should clearly explain in simple language a single quality that your product, or service, has that makes it stand out against any competition.Your USP needs to make it easier for your prospects to remember your advertising - because they only have to remember your one, strong claim.1963 Clyde Bedell, due to popular demand wrote: "How to Convert White Space Into Advertising That Sells."1964 Ogilvy, Benson and Mather merge with London based Mather and Crowther to form Ogilvy and Mather.1965 Rosser Reeves resigns from Ted Bates at the age of 551966 Wells, Reid and Green founded. Mary Wells becomes the first woman to be a director of a ad agency.1970 Saatchi and Saatchi established in London1986 Needham Harper, BBDO and Doyle Dane and Bernbach merge to create Omnicom Group and become the biggest agency in the world.1987 Martin Sorrels WPP buys JWT in the very first hostile takeover1988 WPP buys Ogilvy Group1993 The Internet becomes commercially available and 5m users scramble to get online1995 Saatchi and Saatchi is renamed Cordiant1997 WPP merges JWT and O&M to form The Alliance to become the largest US media group with billings of $2 billion1999 Advertising on the Internet reaches $2 billion2003 An estimated $5 billion is spent on the Internet in advertising

Summary

In the past, any new consumer or industrial product part brought to market had to first have a prototype built to ensure that the design could be properly applied and used by the manufacturer. Years ago, these were often wooden miniatures and clay models. More recently, laser-sintering technology has allowed plastic samples to be built from CAD/CAM electronic drawings and powdered resin.