In Denver, Colorado on November 17, 2017, Bill Decker will speak to a group of entrepreneurs. The title of his roundtable discussion will be 3D Printing, An Entrepreneur’s Best Friend. His session is at 3:15 pm. However, the summit is all day long and features many speakers and breakout sessions.
The purpose of the intergenerational summit to to show entrepreneurs, mentors, and financiers the effectiveness of different generations working together on start ups/ When you combine generations, you can achieve greater results more quickly.
For more on the summit, how to register and the conference promoters, Click Here
Here is a quick video which asks the question: Do You Have Marketing Problems?
Out friends at Ultimaker have posted some potential places where 3D Printing Entrepreneurs can get funding for their ideas. You can see the article here:
Here is a quick podcast on marketing. The lessons are applicable to the 3D Printing industry. Enjoy! More information like this is the 3D printing mba class.
Here is a 35 second marketing video which talks about the two basic ways to price something when in a sales situation. Walk into a BMW dealer and tell them you want the latest and greatest 7 series, they’ll give you a price. Walk into the same dealer and say I’ve got $20,000 and they’ll tell you what you can get! (no, not the same car).
Marketing Video and see!
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What weighs around 1,650 pounds and is about as long as a large sport utility vehicle? It’s the world’s largest solid 3-D printed item, created by Boeing and one of its research partners and certified by GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS.
The record-setting object – which measures 17.5 feet long, 5.5 feet wide and 1.5 feet tall is a wing trim and drill tool that Boeing will use to build its forthcoming 777X airplane. And it represents Boeing’s latest achievement in 3-D printing, also known as additive manufacturing.
The creation of this item is just an example of what we can do with additive manufacturing, said Leo Christodoulou, Materials & Manufacturing chief engineer at Boeing. Another way that 3D Printing is making huge developments in Aerospace.
Additively manufactured tools will save energy, time, labor and production cost and are part of our overall strategy to apply 3-D printing technology in key production areas, Christodoulou said.
The making of this tool exemplifies the tremendous efficiencies that 3-D printing can generate.
Read the full article here on Boeing’s website
This marketing video asks a question about the news: Be IN it or BE it?
Of course, it’s always best when a firm writes it’s own strategy. When you look at having someone else do it, we need to able to answer these 6 questions:
1. What Has To Happen?
2. Who Do We Need To Reach To Make It Happen?
3. What Do They Need To Think, Know, Feel or Do?
4. What Is The Time Factor?
5. How Much Money Do We Have?
6. What Is The Best Way To Do it?
Once we have that basis, we can actually put together a strategy.
Is Marketing Part Of Sales Or Is Sales Part Of Marketing? This video is 51 seconds and you can see my take on the subject! Click for more marketing videos