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Inspirational Quotes From Entrepreneurs

Inspiring Quotes From Entrepreneurs

Every day on our Twitter we share a quote that we hope inspires entrepreneurs to keep at the hustle life. Read on for some of our favorites!

See the List We’re Talking Start-Up Funding on this Week’s Maker’s Row Live! Have questions about funding options for your business? We’re talking with Avi Levine about financial options to help product-based businesses scale to the next level. Avi is the vice-president of Star Funding, a Manhattan-based company that specializes in Purchase Order Funding, Factoring, and other Trade Finance solutions. Thursday, 8/18 at 2pm EST!

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From Idea to Market: Creating a Minimal Men’s Button Down

Creating a Minimal Men’s Shirt

We set out to create a line that would be a staple of every wardrobe that also sets itself apart from the crowd in subtle, thoughtful ways. After a couple years of prototyping all sorts of different products and designs, we brought our first line to market last year, in the form of men’s casual button down shirts.
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An Olympic Designer’s Advice on Staying Competitive

An Olympic Designer’s Advice on Staying Competitive Two weeks ago on Maker’s Row Live we had a very special episode with the Associate Art Director of TYR, James Peay. James has designed swimsuits that Olympic athletes have worn, but he wasn’t always in the textile industry. James’ background was in graphic design before he made the career pivot. During his interview, he talked about design inspiration, the future of menswear, and more!
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How to Nail Your Product Photography

Product Photography That Drive Sales

eCommerce has revolutionized sales for many retail brands, but selling online comes with its own set of challenges. One of the toughest problems you’ll face as a brand is how to create an online experience that drives sales. The answer: Photography that converts.

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3 Ways to Save Money When Starting Your Brand

3 Ways to Save Money When Starting Your Brand

Starting a new brand requires endless amounts of time, energy, and most of all funds. It can be difficult to define a budget for building and maintaining your brand. But it’s a good idea to prioritize your spending. Before you spend any money, be sure that what you choose to invest in will help produce the products you envisioned.

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3 Tips for Your First Factory Meeting

Planning Your First Meeting With A Manufacturer

Planning a face-to-face meeting with a potential manufacturer is an essential step to realizing the creation of your brand or product. Not only does it give you the opportunity to see the facility and equipment available to produce your goods, but it also lets you know if you are compatible with the manufacturers themselves in terms of their work ethic and personality. Here are three things to consider before meeting with a manufacturer.

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Make Your Children’s Products Safe With These Tests

3 Safety Tests for Designing Children’s Products

With the school year approaching for parents, back to school retail season is in full swing for many children’s apparel and toy brands. If you are selling clothing or soft goods for kids, you may want to consider common safety standards required by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

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** Learn About Children’s Wear from the Founder of PaperGirl Collection!

This Thursday at 2PM EST we will be talking with Ana Bianchi, the founder and designer of the children’s wear line PaperGirl Collection, on Maker’s Row Live! Join us at facebook.com/makersrow!

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How This Brand Brought Their Activewear Accesory To Life

OrangeMud’s Hydration Pack

Bringing a new product to market is a ton of fun, but crazy stressful too. An idea in your head can seem flawless, and it may even be until you get to 98% complete. This is usually where the oh I didn’t think about that۝ phase comes in where you realize a critical flaw. Things have a way of working out though, and most of my challenges are solved by stepping away for a bike ride or run which opens the creative thought process. Designing is only the first step, often one of the easiest, so take a gander through the phases that we go through to bring a new pack to life!

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Think Outside the Box: How to Get Packaging Perfect

5 Mistakes People Make When Ordering Packaging

We teamed up with Packlane to talk about ordering the right packaging for your brand, from picking a box that’s too flimsy or small, to choosing a design that doesn’t accurately reflect your brand. Here are easy measures you can take to avoid the heartache and reap the full rewards of online shopping for your business.

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