Archive for May, 2010
Imitation = Inspiration = Innovation

The hardest things about change is admitting you need it and where to start. But it doesn’t have to be THAT hard. You can cheat. You can see what others have done – what’s worked and what doesn’t – to blaze your own path.

For small and mid-sized manufacturers (SMMs) its especially difficult. I get that. You work in tight markets and have access to few resources. It’s tough for inspiration to find you – especially these days. And its even worse when an SMM imitates but doesn’t follow through – following a dance chart like this one will get you started, but it won’t make you Fred Astaire. You want to be Fred Astaire. And that takes commitment and building your own style.

Here are some resources that can take you over the hump, get you started and give you the inspiration to take your business to another level.

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