“Green” Pouches in Four Months or Less
Salsa in a re-sealable pouch? Yep.
Not only are pouches more convenient to open and close than a jar that you need a vice to open, but also the manufacturing cost of pouches is a fraction of glass—especially important if you’re a consumer products manufacturer like La Buena Cocina who needed costs to be low in order to be sold profitably at the dollar store.
And this new pouch-based packaging was brought to market in under 16 weeks. How is this possible? Two words: FastTrak FlexiPak.
FastTrack FlexiPak is the name of the rapid development process of creating new pouches to replace bottles,... Continue Reading >>
Have you ever noticed that most business books talk about what other companies did to succeed and not about how to do it?
In his new book, “Front Line Heroes: How to Battle the Business Tsunami by Developing Performance Oriented Cultures,” teambuilding champion and strategic business planning guru Bruce Hodes gives companies like mine insights into how to grow despite the economic turbulence surrounding us.
From Bruce: “I grew my business in the world of, ‘A rising tide floats all boats.’ If you positioned your company or organization correctly, it would grow. While technological advancements, globalization, and competition presented real challenges, they do not compare to the business headwinds blowing today.... Continue Reading >>
Here’s a nice happy new year from WPMU DEV.
Don’t you like it when someone claims you were “dealt with” even though your question wasn’t answered? Dealt with = they dealt with you so that you are no longer a problem for them, and so much for their “Guaranteed!” claims… At the end of the day: a charge of $158 for a question that still hasn’t been answered. Not even a partial refund? We shall not be troubling them with our business any longer.
Subject: Re: Thank you for your WPMU DEV subscription!
Date: January 2, 2012 8:38:45 AM CST
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Below is an excerpt of my new favorite article, written by Brant Cooper on Business Insider. It reminds me why we write press releases on an as-needed basis for a fraction of the $5K per month PR agencies charge for a retainer…
“Before you hire a PR agency or even consider PR, the first thing you need to understand is what you are trying to accomplish, what is your objective. Second, you should consider whether that objective is right for the stage of your business. If you are an early startup, pre Product-Market fit, or even pre “Sales and Marketing Roadmap,” you should not hire a PR firm.
“Hiring an agency is wrong,... Continue Reading >>
Need to show topics but hide threads and posts for a paid WordPress forum? We just figured out how to do so for a client after a surprisingly difficult search.
Forum plug-in: Simple: Press (free)
Membership Management plug-in: S2Member Pro ($69)
All you need to do is edit “Read-Only Access” so that the “Can view forum and topic lists only” box is checked in Simple:Press, in line with how you set up S2Member Pro. You can see the result here: www.wraponpkg.com
Let us know if you need help with your configuration.... Continue Reading >>
Need to find out how much a competitor and/or their channel is charging for their products and services? Want to gauge another company’s responsiveness and customer service? Need to do all of the above without them knowing it’s you? Then B2B mystery shopping may be what you seek.
- Document imaging software
- Office technology service contracts
- Video conferencing services
- Hazardous-duty lighting
- Residential construction
- Security systems
- Engineered valves
- Powder actuated tools
- Construction fasteners
- Circuit breakers
- Conduit and wire
- Printer cartridges
- Specialty paper
Buyer beware, indeed.
One of our high-profile clients contacted us to ask for advice on whether or not to participate in the taping of “The Journal.” After an introduction from Joan Lunden “herself” the phone was handed to a senior producer who then solicited my client for $22,900 in order to help fund a special that would go out on public TV and the internet to over one million viewers.
Since this did not pass the sniff test–no producer that we know of asks interviewees for money because they always need content, and they seek investors if they need funding–we recommended against this and contacted the Joan Lunden people through here website. We got this response below,... Continue Reading >>
I ran a search for the following keywords on the Google AdWords Keyword Tool and found the following monthly searches—vendors and resellers of document imaging and enterprise content management (ECM), take note for your website content and SEO strategies. Keep in mind, however, that the more generic the keyword, the harder it will be to gain a foothold in the top three search results. Ask us about how to get around this.
IT Management Services
Online Purchase Order
Wide Format Printers
Wide Format Printing
Wide Format Printer
SharePoint Document Library
Enterprise Content Management
Large Format Scanner
Data Center Service
Wide Format Scanner
Large Format Scanning
Wide Format Scanning
Information Lifecycle Management
Accounts Payable Automation
Cloud Document Management
Human Resources Automation
120... Continue Reading >>
As long as it produces results, does it really matter who does SEO for your company? If you answered “no,” think about how a $17 billion a year company like JC Penny was penalized by Google for using a 3rd party SEO firm that tried to game the search engine’s organic (a.k.a. natural or unpaid) search rankings.
And claiming ignorance about the use of these tactics is no defense.Whether the perpetrator is a rogue vendor or a misguided employee, if you get caught — and all SEO scams are eventually caught — the risk is that your business is demoted — or even removed — in search results. For those that rely on the online channel for a significant portion of their prospects (read: all businesses now),... Continue Reading >>
Since there doesn’t seem to be a straightforward answer to this out there on the interweb, here is your 20-second answer for you Facebook admins out there managing company websites who want to email all of your followers:
- Click “Edit Page” at the top right of your company Facebook page (or “Edit” next to “About” on the left side of your page, halfway down)
- Click “Resources” with the flag next to it, six items down from the top on the left (there used to be a “Marketing” tab but that is now gone)
- Under “Connect with People” click on the last item “Send an Update” next to the email icon
- Write your subject line,