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How to Find Funding to Grow Your Business

on September 29, 2017 | posted by

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How to Find Funding to Grow Your Business

Are you looking for ways to start, grow, or expand your manufacturing business? Sometimes the availability of funding can be the largest obstacle that manufacturers face. If you are looking for financing that […]

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Filling the Engineering Gap

on August 24, 2017 | posted by

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Filling the Engineering Gap

Local Engineers and Manufacturing Companies Surveyed

Early this year FASTLANE partnered with Champaign Economic Partnership (CEP) in Champaign County, Ohio to help manufacturers throughout the county to recruit and retain engineers.

In April, the partnership launched two surveys.  One was […]

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Manufacturing Industry Perception

on July 27, 2017 | posted by

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Is the Manufacturing Industry Unstable?

 

In December 2016, Deloitte and The Manufacturing Institute conducted a study on the Public Perception of the Manufacturing Industry.  In this study, one-third of Americans stated that they would not encourage their children to pursue a […]

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How to Define Your Unique Value Proposition

on June 27, 2017 | posted by

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Defining your Unique Value Proposition

 

Most people have heard the term unique value proposition (UVP) but many manufacturers do not realize how important defining it is to their business.  The UVP of your business clearly defines how you add value to […]

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Lean Six Sigma Tools for Small Manufacturers

on May 30, 2017 | posted by

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Lean Six Sigma Tools for Small Manufacturers

 

Smaller sized manufacturing companies need to increase the bottom line, reduce costs, and be more efficient with the resources that they have, sometimes even more than larger companies do.  Which leads to the question…why do […]

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