Hardware Startups

Finding a Good Freelancer

Finding a Good Freelancer This is a difficult task but there are some tactics you can take as well as websites to choose from. Tactics Read testimonials on the freelancers in the field of work you need done. Pay attention to these. Give projects to top candidates one page or feature at a time. This is to figure out how each one communicates, costs, quality of work, etc. This method sounds like it will cost you a lot but it will cost you much less than if you just go all in with one freelancer. This tactic has been talked Read more

Inventing, Designing, Manufacturing, and Buy and Sell All with this Website

Get Your Idea Made Here or Help Someone Make Their Idea then Sell This elite website is being named as such because it allows designers and thinkers to meet up and create and then the end result is that you can sell. Learn more about it on their about page. You may have had the following questions before: Where can I get my invention made? I have an idea but can someone design it for me? I have awesome CAD skills and some spare time and would like to make money from it. How can I do that? I want Read more

Stock Video

Stock Video There is such a thing as stock video. We will help you with that. Stock Video Resources GettyImages Video VideoHive Alamy Video [psCode: PostAdvisorFormBlock]

Record your Screen for Free. A Web App

Record your Screen for Free without Downloading any Program using Screenr Screenr – http://www.screenr.com This program allows you to start recording as soon as you hit their website. It records in HD and you can share it with folks right away. Great for all sorts of business stuff. Absolutely free for most things. You can record audio as well. You can white label this and stick it in your website as a tool if you need to. Betapunch.com does this for their usability testing website.

Product Sourcing and Supplier Discovery

Product Sourcing and Supplier Discovery Finding a manufacturer for items is difficult. We aim to change that. If you are looking for web developers or other types of suppliers that are not hardware based, you will need to look in those other areas. Product Sourcing and Supplier Discovery Resources ThomasNet – Start here to find a supplier or product source. They are one of the leaders in the supplier discovery and product sourcing field. Alibaba – This is tricky because it is overseas. You may want to check out a course on how to use it… Custom Glassware Etching RagePrints Read more

Royalty Free Music for your Project

Royalty Free Music for your Project “Where do I get music for my project?”, you may ask, so we will help you with that. What is royalty free music though? It is music or audio that you purchase that you can use for various projects such as online videos, your music compilations, your video game you are making, etc. Check the licenses to be sure what you can use it for. It is like stock photos but instead of photos it is audio. Music and Audio Resources Audio Jungle Premium Beat GettyImages Music Note: A price grid needs created for Read more

How to Design Things and the Purpose of It

How to Design Things and the Purpose of It You have different stages of a product, be it a written item, a physical item, a website, or whatever else you come up with. The point of good design is for ease of reading and understandability, not to look artsy or how different it can be from other things. Functionality Every product has a purpose and function to serve. The purpose of a website is to capture attention as well as communicate effectively. In order to do those two things it must have a good design. To capture attention it needs Read more

Why Formats Matter

Why Formats Matter What do I mean by that? I mean that the way you setup your business and what methodology you use to accomplish it matters. Let’s just get into some examples. Store that allows people to play games and sells just a few games VS A game store that primarily sells games and allows people to play games in a smaller or more secondary area An information database site that uses a blog vs a wiki. A company that gives information out as a primary and sells eBooks as a secondary VS a company that sells a service Read more

Why it is Important to be Social and Network with People

History of the Fear When we are little and we get made fun of for something dumb as all little kids do, we are told by our parents and other grown ups that we are smart and that the other kids are just jealous. Or at least we are told something similar to that so we just stop trying. The other place of this fear comes from social pressures. One of the main social pressures is being told not to talk to strangers because they may be dangerous or weird. This is terrible advice and in business is really terrible Read more

Startup Glossary

This has been created because there are some confusing terms out there. Here are some explanations to fill in those gaps. Note: Most Wikipedia articles will have excellent related content at the bottom of them. Make sure to look for them but do not get caught up too much as you need to stay focused in order to start your new business or keep the current one going. Business Plan Pitch Deck Lean Startup Lean Canvas VCs (Venture Capitalists) Venture Capital