Episode 221 was a members only episode of my talk I gave at TLMI in Colorado Springs. I recorded a few of the talks and plan to release those as well to paid members…Not a paid member?LINKS!Akash Yeole LinkedInSpecright Summit REGISTRATION!Sustainable Packaging Podcast w/ Cory ConnorsPackaging Unbox'd with Evelio MattosBeyond the Shelf with Laura FotiSpecright and Packaging InfoMeyers Sustainable Packaging Guide eBookBuy Packaging Peeks Kids book This is a public episode. If you'd like to discuss this with other subscribers or get access to bonus episodes, visit www.packagingisawesome.com/subscribe
In today's competitive e-commerce landscape, creating a strong brand identity is essential for success. This is especially true for businesses selling on Amazon, where there are millions of products competing for attention.
Strong product marketing is crucial for early-stage software companies. But it's also the most significant gap for many.Whether it's your first marketing hire or someone from your founding team, someone on your team should be able to connect their deep understanding of your product (features, capabilities, value delivery) with an overarching go-to-market plan.Some of the core product marketing capabilities your team needs are: Positioning: Understand your market and the competition. Create a point of view & product narrative. What makes you unique, different, or better than the alternatives? Packaging & Pricing: Make difficult decisions about product packages and pricing that maximize revenue per user and support your go-to-market motion (product-led growth, marketing-led growth, or sales-led growth). Messaging: Clarify your point of view with compelling communication that acknowledges your best-fit customers, who they are, how they buy, and where they are in the buying process. Turn features and functionalities into capabilities, outcomes, and benefits. Promotion: Enable your sales force, create content that creates and captures demand, and decide which channels to invest in. Links shared in this episode: t2d3.pro/masterclassSubmit and vote on questions for us to answer: https://www.kalungi.com/podcast ____B2B SaaS Marketing Snacks (BSMS) is a podcast produced by Kalungi that simplifies complex marketing topics in small bites. BSMS is hosted by Mike Northfield, Kalungi's Chief Evangelist, and Stijn Hendrikse, a co-founder of Kalungi.Kalungi is a marketing agency that works with early-stage software startups. Kalungi is an instant marketing department that builds and deploys complete go-to-markets using T2D3 methodologies. Full-service clients get access to a strategic marketing leader (Associate CMO) and a team of tactical marketing specialists that can be held accountable to results.
If you haven't heard about Antidumping and countervailing duties for paper bags in the USA, you're in for a shock. There are proposed tariffs of up to 324% meaning this is on top of already existing 25% tariffs on imports from China, and on top of the costs of your bags. Learn more about these upcoming antidumping duties here : https://www.trade.gov/commerce-initiates-ad-cvd-investigations-certain-paper-shopping-bags-cambodia-china-colombia-india#:~:text=On%20June%2021%2C%202023%20%2C%20the,Republic%20of%20Turkey%20(Turkey)%2C Support our sponsors: Factory direct packaging? IDP Direct Need to manage your packaging specifications? Specright Need to turn your content into clips? Clips Ninja The impact of anti-dumping and countervailing duties on paper bags imported into the US. Evelio explains that certain countries may be providing subsidies for paper bags, making it difficult for US brands to compete. The investigation aims to determine the subsidy rates for different countries and factories. The host emphasizes the importance of understanding these duties and their potential impact on businesses and consumers. Key Takeaways: Anti-dumping and countervailing duties are being imposed on paper bags imported into the US. Countries like Cambodia, China, Colombia, India, Malaysia, Portugal, Taiwan, Turkey, and Vietnam may face tariffs on paper bags. The preliminary determination has been made, and the final determination will be issued in March 2024. Brands need to be aware of the potential increase in costs and the need to pass them on to consumers. Importers may be fined for paper bags already shipped and received. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/packagingunboxd/message
Episode 221 was a members only episode of my talk I gave at TLMI in Colorado Springs. I recorded a few of the talks and plan to release those as well to paid members…Not a paid member?LINKS!Craig Letton LinkedInMRM Global Job PageSpecright SummitSustainable Packaging Podcast w/ Cory ConnorsPackaging Unbox'd with Evelio MattosBeyond the Shelf with Laura FotiSpecright and Packaging InfoMeyers Sustainable Packaging Guide eBookBuy Packaging Peeks Kids bookSponsor information!If you listened to the podcast and wanted to connect with Specright to rid the world of waste. Let's go! www.specright.com/pkg. Prepare your company for the world of EPR laws and be the sustainability hero! Make sure you check them out and join them on their mission to have a world where people are free to make amazing things!Want to buy labels or folding cartons from Meyers? Let's connect up! This is a public episode. If you'd like to discuss this with other subscribers or get access to bonus episodes, visit www.packagingisawesome.com/subscribe
For too long we've been obsessed with calorie-counting. It's high time we started counting nutrients instead. Dianne Koehler is the owner and Director of the Nutrition Therapy Institute (NTI) in Colorado. Today, Dianne helps us get a handle on what to look for when it comes to feeding ourselves and our families nutrient-dense food. She goes over the building blocks of nutrition. She explains why we must carefully evaluate claims on packages and advice from governmental agencies about what to eat. She goes over how to determine which foods actually serve us best and how to identify foods that deserve the label “superfood”. (Hint: these are foods that offer the most nutrient-density and come from animal products that are well-sourced). In sum, she gives tips for making better choices in the day-to-day. And along the way she tells about the a-ha that led her to abandon her vegan diet for a more nutrient-rich one, for her and her family. Go to Dianne's website: ntischool.com SIgn up for your first nutrition course: ntischool.com/wisetraditions Make the 50% pledge on our website: westonaprice.com - https://www.westonaprice.org/50-50-pledge/#gsc.tab=0 Check out our sponsors: Offally Good Cooking's Liver Lover Challenge - https://liverloverchallenge.com/masterclass and Optimal Carnivore - https://www.amazon.com/optimalcarnivore
Go to BuckedUp.com today and use cod CEO50 to get 50% off products at Bucked Up!Episode 221 was a members only episode of my talk I gave at TLMI in Colorado Springs. I recorded a few of the talks and plan to release those as well to paid members…Not a paid member?LINKS!Bucked Up SiteSpecright SummitSustainable Packaging Podcast w/ Cory ConnorsPackaging Unbox'd with Evelio MattosBeyond the Shelf with Laura FotiSpecright and Packaging InfoMeyers Sustainable Packaging Guide eBookBuy Packaging Peeks Kids bookSponsor information!If you listened to the podcast and wanted to connect with Specright to rid the world of waste. Let's go! www.specright.com/pkg. Prepare your company for the world of EPR laws and be the sustainability hero! Make sure you check them out and join them on their mission to have a world where people are free to make amazing things!Want to buy labels or folding cartons from Meyers? Let's connect up!About The Guest(s): Ryan Gardner is the co-founder and CEO of Bucked Up, a supplement company based in Utah. He and his twin brother, Jeff, started the company after realizing that their passion for driving traffic and generating leads could be applied to the health and wellness industry. They have since built Bucked Up into a successful brand known for its innovative products and unique packaging.Summary: Ryan Gardner, co-founder and CEO of Bucked Up, shares the story of how he and his twin brother started the supplement company. Born and raised on a farm in Utah, Ryan and Jeff initially worked in lead generation before venturing into the health and wellness industry. They found success with their first product, L-Arginine Plus, and later expanded their product line to include Deer Antler Spray and Bucked Up, a pre-workout supplement. Ryan discusses the importance of packaging in making a strong first impression and shares the challenges they faced with their energy drink launch. He also highlights the success of their Buckshot packaging, which won a Consumer Convenient Packaging Award.Key Takeaways:* Bucked Up started as a lead generation business before transitioning into the health and wellness industry.* The company's success is attributed to its innovative products and unique packaging.* Packaging plays a crucial role in making a strong first impression and attracting customers.* Bucked Up's energy drink launch faced challenges due to taste issues, but they were able to overcome them and achieve success.* The Buckshot packaging, designed to resemble a shotgun shell, has been highly effective in standing out on store shelves.Quotes:* "We want to make sure our packaging looks different and innovative to grab people's attention." - Ryan Gardner* "Packaging is the first impression, so we want it to look unique and make people want to pick it up." - Ryan Gardner* "The Buckshot packaging stands out on store shelves and has helped us compete with Five Hour Energy." - Ryan Gardner This is a public episode. If you'd like to discuss this with other subscribers or get access to bonus episodes, visit www.packagingisawesome.com/subscribe
Hey Product Bosses! It's Jacqueline here from the Product Boss, and we're back with another insightful episode. This week, we're switching gears a bit. We've extensively covered how to boost sales through strategies like blind bags, flash sales, and product demonstrations. But now, we want to explore the other side of the coin - saving money. Remember, a penny saved is a penny earned!In today's episode, we delve into maximizing profit not just through increased sales, but through smart savings. We'll discuss why it's crucial, especially in this bustling season, to reevaluate our packaging strategies. We all understand the importance of packaging in shaping a product's perception. However, in light of financial and environmental considerations, it's time to rethink our approach.Join us as we dive deep into strategies for eliminating excessive packaging. Our goal is to help you enhance your profit margins - more money in your pocket - and potentially contribute to a healthier planet. So let's explore how you can make impactful changes without compromising on quality or customer experience.Resources:Sign up for our newsletter to get these Money Tips straight to your inbox on Tuesday and have even more time to prepare for the weekend!Loving these money tips? Find all of these and so much more, plus the support of an incredible community of Product Bosses, in the Multi-Stream Machine!Connect:Website: theproductboss.comInstagram: @theproductbossMentioned in this episode:HubSpotGet Started for free with Hubspot CRM! HubSpot - Money Tips
ROMA (ITALPRESS) - "Credo che oggi ci sia stata una grande vittoria al Parlamento europeo da parte di chi crede in un'industria moderna, in un'agricoltura competitiva, perché il testo normativo è stato profondamente emendato nella direzione di garantire alle imprese la possibilità di raggiungere gli obiettivi di una sostenibile scelta nel settore del packaging in maniera più pragmatica e non ideologica". Così il vicepremier e ministrodegli Esteri, Antonio Tajani, intervenendo al Business Forum di Berlino.sat/gsl (Fonte video: Farnesina)
How many times have we thrown away packaging just seconds after eating the food it contained? This is the reflection that Benjamin Peri made, in the summer of 2018, while jogging in the Tuileries Garden, in Paris, then struck by the astronomical amount of packaging used that truncated in the garbage at just a few different points of restoration. Faced with this problem, he decided to act by creating Pyxo. Animated from an early age by an ecological conscience, Benjamin Peri first did a preparatory scientific class, then obtained his engineering degree. Over the years and his training, he developed the desire to undertake. It is therefore after various professional experiences and an ecological awakening linked also to the resignation of Nicolas Hulot from the government, that Benjamin decided to co-create Pyxo, a solution that supports the catering sector in its transition from disposable packaging to reusable packaging. According to estimates by the Agence de la transition écologique (Ademe), take-away catering generates more than 220,000 tonnes of packaging each year in France, the majority of which is single-use plastic. This is precisely what Pyxo wants remedy this situation by offering reusable packaging solutions to restaurants and consumers. Throughout this episode of On The Way, Benjamin Peri explains the difficulties he encountered in the development of this project and in the democratization of packaging reusable. He also tells us about his experience and the path he has taken to arrive, today, to collaborate with restaurant giants such as McDonald's, Sushi Shop, or Sodexo to change the uses for more virtuous practices. Very good listening! Books recommended by Benjamin: - The Meadows Report - How everything can collapse from Pablo Servigne - L'âge des low tech from Philippe Bihouix
ROMA (ITALPRESS) - "Credo che oggi ci sia stata una grande vittoria al Parlamento europeo da parte di chi crede in un'industria moderna, in un'agricoltura competitiva, perché il testo normativo è stato profondamente emendato nella direzione di garantire alle imprese la possibilità di raggiungere gli obiettivi di una sostenibile scelta nel settore del packaging in maniera più pragmatica e non ideologica". Così il vicepremier e ministrodegli Esteri, Antonio Tajani, intervenendo al Business Forum di Berlino.sat/gsl (Fonte video: Farnesina)
"Wrapping paper is single use packaging. It's pretty single use packaging, but it is single use packaging. I want to keep that tradition. I love giving gifts. I love Christmas, I want all the trimmings. I just want to do it better." In this episode, hear from Emma Conyngham, founder of Coralus Venture Waste Free Celebrations. Emma joins Development Guide MJ Ryan to discuss how she started the business, the global problem of single-use packaging during holiday seasons, and employing refugees, informed by her time living and working in Afghanistan as an aid worker. They also discuss: The move next year to help one of her employees set up a business in Afghanistan Partnering with other Coralus Ventures to expand to 2 other holidays, including Matariki The recent Venture retreat and NZ Summit What's next for Waste Free Celebrations: including getting into gift wrap stations in malls and expanding to retail spaces. Connect with Emma Conyngham and Waste Free Celebrations on Facebook and Instagram. Learn more about Coralus and join our community.
We are joined by Chelsea from Allure By Chelsea Studios in St. Albert to break down how she became an Entrepreneur at such a young age! She also talks about her upcoming Holiday Market where you will see over 45 vendors selling locally owned goods! Perfect for stocking stuffers!! Listen weekdays from 5:30am – 10am
Graphene is a Nobel Prize winning material. How can you use this nanotechnology to improve the sustainability and performance of packaging? We talk with Gaute Juliussen, CEO of Toraphene, on how they developed a green way to manufacture graphene and include it in compostable, biodegradable, and recycled plastic bags, cups, and more. Gaute discusses how graphene and nanotech help make natural materials more competitive with virgin fossil fuel plastics in packaging. We discuss the difference between biodegradable and compostable materials, what to look out for, and what we all can do to make more informed sustainable choices.
Description:Today, Lee sits down with Kate Flynn, Co-Founder and CEO of Sun & Swell Foods. In this episode, Kate shares her inspiring story of making her sustainable snack brand plastic-free and creating a company that is a force for good (as well as good food). Tuning in, you'll also find out what Kate wanted to be when she grew up, the tough lessons on failure that came with changing careers (and being a consultant), why she doesn't consider herself a “typical entrepreneur,” her take on when is the right time to go full time on your side hustle, and her advice for leaning into your authentic leadership style versus being the leader you think you should be. Exclusive Deals from Our Sponsors:AWESOME CX by Transcom provides high-touch, personalized customer experience services to consumer brands of any size! Email Lee at email@example.com to learn more about their award-winning services and Awesome Coffee Chats.In This Episode You'll Hear About:• [02:51] Kate's “standard” upbringing in Ohio and her early love for consumer-end products.• [08:07] Why she changed her name and how moving to North Carolina helped her realize the value of surrounding yourself with down-to-earth people.• [14:08] Kate's first job as a CPA and how her vision to be a businesswoman became a reality.• [19:03] From Deloitte to Harvard (for an MBA) to Kurt Salmon (now Accenture Strategy): Kate's trial-by-fire introduction to the retail and consumer products industry.• [24:25] Tough lessons on embracing failure, being wrong, and getting over perfectionism that she learned a little later than most entrepreneurs.• [25:55] The origin story of Sun & Swell and when Kate knew to go all-in on her “side project.”• [32:31] How COVID strengthened her commitment to building a truly plastic-free brand.• [41:43] Unpacking what Sun & Swell means when they say their packaging is compostable.• [49:39] Insight into the battle between ego and authenticity in Kate's fundraising journey.• [54:41] Kate's evolution as a leader, her advice for entrepreneurs in the trenches, and more!To Find Out More:Sun & SwellKate Flynn on LinkedInKate Flynn on InstagramLee Greene on LinkedInLee Greene EmailStairway to CEOStairway to CEO on InstagramQuotes:“There has been a connection to consumer-end products since I was really young. [There was] something that really resonated with me there.” [0:05:42]“Surrounding yourself with people who bring you joy and make you a better person tends to serve you well in life.” [0:13:38]“That vision of – being a businesswoman, I don't even know what it meant. It was way too broad for me to understand, but that's what I wanted to be. It wasn't a teacher, it wasn't a doctor – I wanted to be in the business world.” [0:15:51]“I've learned as an entrepreneur to embrace failure, but it didn't come until later in my entrepreneurial journey. I was not okay with failure for many, many years of my life.” [0:22:32]“My whole journey as a consultant – was learning to get over perfectionism. It was learning to be okay with not being right all the time and be okay with failure. That was the first time I had to go through all those lessons, which ended up serving me well.” [0:25:05]“[Transitioning to compostable packaging] is way harder than it sounds because of all the supply-chain differences between compostable and plastic.” [0:33:54]“This is about a movement away from plastic, not just building a [snack] brand.” [0:36:10]“We have two types of customers; one who is committed to zero-waste, they discover us because they're trying to go plastic-free, and the other – who is just trying to make small steps in the right direction.” [0:47:00]“The ideal state is no packaging – Ideally, you're buying everything from your farmer's market or [you have] a reusable bag and you're going to your bulk store – The compostable solution is an interim solution to make it easier for people to make a step in the right direction if they can't do the ideal state.” [0:48:58]“It's not about the end. It's about the journey. Sometimes, the journey is way longer than you think. It's usually very different than you think it's going to be – If all you can focus on is the end goal – it's not going to be a very fun journey.” [0:58:06]
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In this special episode produced in collaboration with “Gym World Worldwide,” John Franklin chats with Curtis Christopherson, owner of Innovative Fitness.Curtis' personal-training gym chain spans 23 locations, with each averaging over $1 million in annual revenue. Curtis is also the owner and founder of WRKOUT, a revolutionary digital platform designed for wellness professionals. He explains how he blew up his brand by prioritizing community and connection, even within a personal-training model. As a direct result of this focus, his studios boast an impressive client retention rate of 7.2 years. Curtis also shares how he balances his many commitments as a father of two by hiring great staff and carefully managing his time.Take top tips for success from Curtis and John and start applying them in your gym today.LinksGym Owners UnitedBook a Call4:19 - Packaging and pricing11:16 - Curtis' marketing18:21 - Bucket-list goals23:20 - Ready to expand43:01 - Processes and systems
As world leaders gathered this week to discuss how to combat plastic pollution, all eyes are on the Philippines, where more than a third of global oceanic plastic waste is produced. Due to widespread poverty, Filipinos buy products in smaller quantities with single-use packaging, which results in plastic waste accumulating on the country's land and waterways. More than twenty years after enacting a landmark waste management law, the Philippines has failed to meet many of the targets set out in the 2001 legislation. Nejma Bentrad, Nabeel Ahmed and Nica Cellini Catanes report.
Who didn't get sauced in college? In this case, Sneller recounts a product launch of barbeque and other sauces infused with beer, college recruiting, award show marketing kits and something about chickens? Can you remember anything from 2004? Sneller does.. check it out! Sneller...The Original and Best. Invest in Success! Your marketing ideas, made quickly in the USA, improved with our expertise, enhanced with lightning fast communication and zero stress.READY TO CREATE SOMETHING AMAZING?™Listen here and watch on YouTube, Vimeo and more.www.snellercreative.comSneller creates Unique Marketing Collateral that makes YOUR business memorable!™#sneller #snellercreative #snellercreativepromotions #madeinusa #packaging #marketing #branding #promotion #advertising #custom #creative #unique #custompackaging #promotionalpackaging #presskit #marketingkit #productlaunchkit #saleskit #influencer #unboxing #swag #promotionalproducts #logoproducts #printing #gifts #onboarding #beer #barbeque #sauce #college #animalfeed #dvd #cd #book #award #awardcompetition #box #mailer #popup #interactive #dimensional #usa
In today's episode of the Conscious Design, Ian welcomes Stephen Reble. Stephen starts off by a brief introduction into what he does. Ian and Stephen then discuss agility and the role it plays in starting and maintaining a foothold in the industry you are in. Stephen then does a little product demonstration for people to better understand it. Ian and Stephen then talk about how the proof that something works is the greatest advertising your product or solution can get. Stephen then talks how when you want to change people, it is always better to take it slow. In the guest outro Stephen shares his final remarks and invites people to follow him on all sites he makes himself available on. Parts 0:00 – Guest Intro 6:11 – Agility 10:49 – Product Demonstration 17:52 – Subscribe! 18:19 – Proof 24:27 – Change 31:39 – Guest Outro About Etee: Etee's mission is to be the spark that ignites the flame for widespread change in the way consumer packaged goods add value for people and the planet. Etee strives to source materials that are 100% biodegradable and naturally derived. Whether it's the ingredients on the inside or the packaging on the outside – even their packing tape is commercially compostable. Know more about Stephen Reble and Etee here: https://www.shopetee.com/ https://www.shopetee.com/pages/cleanest-facial-cleanser ///////// Download the first chapter of the Conscious Design book for free here: https://www.petermanfirm.com/conscious-design-chapter-1-free-download/ ///////// Want to be a guest? Submit your info here: https://www.petermanfirm.com/conscious-design-podcast-application/ ///////// Want to work with us? Connect with us about your project - https://www.petermanfirm.com/connect/ /////////
This week the team discuss the outcome for Hard Solo and Sierra Nevada reduce availability in Australia. Leave us a voicemail that we can share on the podcast brewsnews.com.au/get-involved Please subscribe and leave us a review on Apple Podcasts or your favourite podcasting app. It costs nothing and helps other beer lovers discover the podcast! Hard Solo found to appeal to minors Changing Tasts Mighty Craft gains MD, loses Chair Sierra Nevada to reduce availability in Australia Check out the Brewery Pro Podcast. Our partners Cryer Malt - Supplying the best ingredients to Australian and New Zealand brewers for over 30 years. Rallings Labels and Stickers - Leading provider of high quality Labels, Stickers and Packaging products. Call 1300 852 235. Bluestone Yeast - Bluestone yeast has you covered. You can reach out to them at firstname.lastname@example.org or call Derek on (03) 8518 3172 and talk all things yeast. Brews News Business Directory - The place to advertise brewing ingredients, equipment, services and and more from Australia and abroad. Brews News Brewer Database Mailbag is brought to you this week by Beer Fans.
Want to expand the capabilities of your packaging lines without going over budget? Now you can affordably improve your lines' packaging efficiency and flexibility with Pack & Inspect Group's (855-232-1850) expert solutions from world-class industry leader UVA Packaging. Learn more at https://www.pack-inspect.com/vffs Pack & Inspect Group City: Galena Address: 83 Heatherdowns Lane Website https://www.pack-inspect.com Phone +1 224 226 6217 Email email@example.com
Jack Grover is the founder and CEO of Grove Bags, a provider of cannabis packaging specifically tailored for the unique physiology of the plant to create the perfect climate for cannabis preservation. While serving as CEO, Jack has helped steer the business year in and year out with tremendous growth while the products become a household name in the industry having packaged millions of pounds of product and are present in nearly every cannabis market globally. About Grove Bags Grove Bags equips growers & consumers to efficiently preserve the quality of their cannabis from Cultivation to Consumption with USA-Made Packaging powered by TerpLoc® Technology. Grove Bags' vision is to raise the quality standards in the cannabis industry, cementing TerpLoc® as a globally recognized cannabis packaging solution everywhere cannabis is found. =================== About Cannabinoid Connect Thought-provoking discussions, expert insights, and captivating stories shaping the future of this transformative industry. Subscribe and follow via the following platforms: Website Spotify Apple Podcasts YouTube X Instagram Facebook TikTok
There are a ton of Horizontal Form, Fill & Seal (HFFS) machine options out there. Nebraska's HFFS experts Pack & Inspect Group (855-232-1850) represent EFFYTEC technologies to offer a range of packaging applications for the flexibility and cost-efficiencies today's brands require. Learn more at https://www.pack-inspect.com/hffs Pack & Inspect Group City: Galena Address: 83 Heatherdowns Lane Website https://www.pack-inspect.com Phone +1 224 226 6217 Email firstname.lastname@example.org
In this episode Scott Miller shares his journey from working on the warehouse floor at Pepsi to becoming a CEO, emphasizing the importance of continuous learning and having a clear 'north star'. They discuss the importance of self-reflection and constructive dissatisfaction in personal and professional growth. Miller also shares details about his project YESLY Water, and his book, "The Summit Mindset", highlighting the chapters on courage and faith. He concludes by discussing his vision for a company culture where everyone feels valued and involved. Scott Miller, a seasoned leader in the beverage industry, boasts over three decades of expertise, notably as CEO of Tampico Beverages and key roles at Snapple and PepsiCo. His leadership facilitated Tampico's global expansion and successful transition to an ESOP fund. As CEO of Essentia, he navigated the company through challenging times, laying the groundwork for its acquisition by Nestlé. Post-Essentia, Scott co-founded YESLY Water with Ken Uptain, aiming for national distribution by 2023. With a passion for transformational leadership, he prioritizes a people-first culture. Scott's upcoming book, "The Summit Mindset," co-authored with James C. Moore, shares his leadership insights, slated for release in September 2023. Whether you are a C-Suite Leader of today or tomorrow, take charge of your career with confidence and leverage the insights of The CEO's Compass: Your Guide to Get Back on Track. To learn more about The CEO's Compass, you can get your copy here: https://amzn.to/3AKiflR Other episodes you'll enjoy: C-Suite Goal Setting: How To Create A Roadmap For Your Career Success - http://bit.ly/3XwI55n Natalya Berdikyan: Investing in Yourself to Serve Others on Apple Podcasts -http://bit.ly/3ZMx8yw Questions to Guarantee You Accomplish Your Goals - http://bit.ly/3QASvymSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
John Franklin (https://twitter.com/johnisbuilding?lang=en) and Mateo Lopez talk to Giancarlo Regni (https://www.instagram.com/realgstrength/), the owner and CEO of G-Strength Philly (https://g-strength.com/). From broke gym owner to making $200k/yr, Giancarlo shares how a rideshare gig turned into a lead machine, and a referral program that boosted his monthly revenue by $10,000. P.S. If you like the show, then you'll love the Gym World newsletter. Every Friday, John Franklin breaks down the possibilities of making money in the fitness industry. Subscribe here (https://usekilo.com/gym-world/) so you don't miss out. Show Notes: (00:00) Introducing Giancarlo Regni (2:47) Getting paid to get leads (7:02) Moving from a bedroom to a facility (10:32) Growing the business (12:25) Opening the first location (16:30) Evolving his model (18:48) Packaging, pricing, and scaling (26:05) Hiring & staffing locations (30:12) Location economics and lessons learned (35:24) Marketing and sales strategies (38:57) Revenue per location (41:31) Why are small group training models profitable? (43:39) What's next for Giancarlo? (46:15) Advice for those who want to start a gym (47:49) The best referral campaign for gym owners (51:30) Using social media, reviews, and SEO (58:28) Where to go if you want to find Giancarlo
Joseph Mazzoli is a member of Barings' Client Portfolio Management Team, responsible for the distribution and management of Barings' Private Credit Direct Lending BDC franchise. Joseph has worked in the industry since 2012. Prior to joining the firm in 2022, he worked for Wells Fargo Securities' Leveraged Finance Sales and Trading Group, where he worked as a Senior Investment Analyst covering loans and bonds in the Healthcare, Packaging, Real Estate, and DATS sectors. Before that, Joseph worked in the Equity Research Department of Wells Fargo Securities covering BDC's and Private Credit. In a prior role at Wells Fargo Securities, Joseph worked on the Leveraged Loan Syndicate desk with a focus on structuring and underwriting syndicated loan transactions. He holds a B.S. in Business Administration from the College of Charleston and is a member of the CFA Institute. Barings has been named the 2nd most active lending to private equity sponsors in both North America and Europe consecutively over the past few years. The Barings Private Credit Corporation (BPCC) has been one of the best performing and highest yielding funds in the category with the lowest volatility and fee structure since inception.
With Blumberg Advisory Group, you can get expert advice on how to optimize your extended warranty programs - with packaging and marketing tips to drive growth! Find out more at: https://www.blumbergadvisor.com/ewsc-brochure Blumberg Advisory Group City: Warrington Address: 2222 Matts Way Website https://www.blumbergadvisor.com/ Phone +1-267-334-0135 Email MichaelBlumberg@blumbergadvisor.com
This week the team discuss updates with Bad Shepherd and White Bay as well as proposed rules on alcohol advertising and labelling. Leave us a voicemail that we can share on the podcast brewsnews.com.au/get-involved Please subscribe and leave us a review on Apple Podcasts or your favourite podcasting app. It costs nothing and helps other beer lovers discover the podcast! Bad Shepherd emerges from VA Bart Watson: Craft Market Isn't ‘Maturing,' It Has ‘Matured' White Bay Beer Co. welcomes Richards Rose as equity partners SBS to let streaming viewers block gambling, alcohol and fast-food ads Check out the Brewery Pro Podcast. Our partners Cryer Malt - Supplying the best ingredients to Australian and New Zealand brewers for over 30 years. Rallings Labels and Stickers - Leading provider of high quality Labels, Stickers and Packaging products. Call 1300 852 235. Bluestone Yeast - Bluestone yeast has you covered. You can reach out to them at email@example.com or call Derek on (03) 8518 3172 and talk all things yeast. Brews News Business Directory - The place to advertise brewing ingredients, equipment, services and and more from Australia and abroad. Brews News Brewer Database Mailbag is brought to you this week by Beer Fans.
Taja Dockendorf is the Founder and Chief Creative Director of Pulp+Wire, an award-winning consumer packaging, branding, and digital agency that's worked with brands like Petco, Magnolia Bakery, Bob's Red Mill, and Vermont Creamery. On this episode of ITS, Taja breaks down what makes branding, digital content, and packaging both visually compelling and rooted in functionality and effectiveness.In the Sauce is Powered by Simplecast.
Todd Meussling, senior manager of market development for recloseable packaging solutions provider Fresh-Lock, discusses trends and developments driving innovation in meat and poultry packaging.
Paper or Plastic: Which is actually more sustainable?In today's show, Mike digs in deeper to the question “What is actually sustainable?” by asking a straightforward question: Do you want the red pill or the blue pill?Case study comparing various types of retail shopping bags:https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1006&context=cudp_environment/Let's make sustainable packaging the norm! Connect with my family business, Contempo Packaging!Subscribe to my LinkedIn Newsletter: https://www.linkedin.com/build-relation/newsletter-follow?entityUrn=7008446659688833024Download the Sustainable Packaging Worksheet today! https://bit.ly/407HVTTGot a new sustainable packaging project to work on? Email firstname.lastname@example.orgConnect with me on LinkedIn! https://www.linkedin.com/in/michaelmarkarian/
During Innovation Forum's recent future of plastics and packaging conference in Amsterdam, some of the participants spoke with Ian Welsh, reflecting on the conversations from the two days. These conversations focused in particular on the latest packaging trends and how the sector is shifting towards tougher and mandatory compliance standards, and the role of recycle and reuse schemes. Hear from Jodie Roussel from Nestlé, UNEP's Llorenç Milà i Canals, Daniel Katz from The Overbrook Foundation and Rainforest Alliance, WRAP's Sebastian Munden, Steve Hardman from the Plastic Collective, and Innovation Forum's Catie Ball and Tanya Richard.
https://www.linkedin.com/in/arevamgu/What is Google doing to package their products more sustainably? Can packaging be circular? How to minimize packaging and still protect the product. Miguel Arevalo is a packaging innovation lead to Google and we get to discuss the amazing things they are doing. https://ororapackagingsolutions.com/Looking to improve the sustainability of your packaging today? Check out: https://www.landsberg.com/The views and opinions expressed on the "Sustainable Packaging with Cory Connors" podcast are solely those of the author and guests and should not be attributed to any other individual or entity. https://specright.com/ https://www.amazon.com/dp/1329820053/ref=as_sl_pc_qf_sp_asin_til?tag=corygathttps://www.linkedin.com/in/cory-connors/I'm here to help you make your packaging more sustainable! Reach out today and I'll get back to you asap. This podcast is an independent production and the podcast production is an original work of the author. All rights of ownership and reproduction are retained—copyright 2022.
Episode 221 was a members only episode of my talk I gave at TLMI in Colorado Springs. I recorded a few of the talks and plan to release those as well to paid members…Not a paid member?LINKS!Dio CocktailsSpecright SummitSustainable Packaging Podcast w/ Cory ConnorsPackaging Unbox'd with Evelio MattosBeyond the Shelf with Laura FotiSpecright and Packaging InfoMeyers Sustainable Packaging Guide eBookBuy Packaging Peeks Kids bookSponsor information!If you listened to the podcast and wanted to connect with Specright to rid the world of waste. Let's go! www.specright.com/pkg. Prepare your company for the world of EPR laws and be the sustainability hero! Make sure you check them out and join them on their mission to have a world where people are free to make amazing things!Want to buy labels or folding cartons from Meyers? Let's connect up!Deciphr didn't renew my credits so…trying the Substack Transcription service! This is a public episode. If you'd like to discuss this with other subscribers or get access to bonus episodes, visit www.packagingisawesome.com/subscribe
In this episode of the Shopify Ecommerce Podcast, I chatted with Erik Tonge, Director of Global Partnerships at Badger Fulfillment Group.Badger Fulfillment Group has established itself as a market leader by prioritizing sustainability and personalized customer experiences.Their state-of-the-art warehouse, powered by solar energy, showcases their commitment to eco-friendly practices. By utilizing eco-friendly packaging and offering personalized service, Badger ensures that products are delivered to customers with the least environmental impact.Erik's dedication to educating brands and providing cost-saving strategies has made him a trusted partner for Shopify brands looking to improve their fulfillment processes.Shopify brands can achieve improved efficiencies, cost savings, and a positive environmental impact.Reach out to us! We welcome questions and comments about this episode. Connect with us here or through social — your feedback is always welcome.TwitterLinkedInFacebookCheck out the eCommerce Fastlane Insights Blog for more ecommerce, marketing, and growth strategies.TOPICS INCLUDE: Advertising, Affiliate Marketing, Amazon, Attribution, Automation, B2B, Brand, Customer Retention, Customer Support, Data + Analytics, Data Trust + Security, Dropshipping, Ecommerce SEO, Email Marketing, Entrepreneurship, Founder Stories, Influencer Marketing, Legal, Logistics, Shipping, Loyalty, Rewards, Retention Marketing, Marketing, Sales, Conversion, Money From Home, Operations, Payments, Finance, Tax, People, Personalization, Post Purchase Experience, Print On Demand, Product Development, Retail, Shopify POS, Reviews, Search, SMS Marketing, Social Commerce, Social Media, Live Shopping, Startup Ideas, Store Design, Mobile Apps, Sustainability, TikTok, Trends, Ultimate Guides, Web3, best Shopify apps, and more. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Get ready to dive into the world of sustainable packaging with our incredible guest, Lindsay Dahl! With her expertise and passion, Lindsay has been instrumental in helping brands transform their practices and make a positive impact on the environment. From reducing negative footprints to increasing positive contributions, she knows just how to guide businesses towards a more sustainable future. If you're curious about how corporate social responsibility intersects with activism, product safety, sustainability, traceability, and wellness, this episode is an absolute must-listen!On this episode, we'll talk about:Her experience in government lobbying, including the level of difficulty, bureaucracy, and passionate individuals in the field. Is there were any negative aspects that affected her career choice?What dirty tactics are big industries or companies using that impact our lives?What work have she been doing at the beauty counter ritual? What she's focusing on now?The importance of sustainable packaging and the challenges of traceability for raw materials.Many brands struggle with transparency due to fear of backlash.The challenges brands, packaging suppliers, retailers, and consumers face in understanding the environmental impact of products. The difficulty in determining carbon emissions and waste impact. Lindsay recommendation on tools, resources, websites, or companies that make LCA data more accessible.What does she think about refillable packaging? Is it as good as people think? Should everyone be using it? Are there any things to consider?Brands should assess demand and product availability before transitioning to a refill model to avoid waste and financial loss. At what point does she think a brand should start to look at going more refillable?Lindsay Dahl, Chief Impact Officer at Ritual, collaborates with brands to create and execute social impact campaigns, focusing on activism, product safety, sustainability, traceability, and wellness. With expertise in advocacy, product safety, responsible sourcing, and sustainability, she has successfully led in enforcing public health laws and mainstreaming clean practices.For more information and to explore other episodes, go to www.ppcpackaging.com/the-packaging-brothersFollow PPCPackaging on social media! LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/pacific-packaging-components-inc-/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PPCPackaging/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ppcpackaging/?hl=enWebsite: http://www.ppcpackaging.com/Find out more about Lindsay on her website and connect with her on LinkedIn and Instagram.Website: https://lindsaydahl.com/Company: beautycounter.comLinkedin: linkedin.com/in/lindsay-dahl-3617076 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lindsay_dahl/The views and opinions expressed on the "Packaging Brothers" podcast are solely those of the author and guests and should not be attributed to any other individual or entity. This podcast is an independent production of Packaging Brothers, and the podcast production is an original work of the author. All rights of ownership and reproduction are retained—copyright 2023.
**About The Guest(s):**- Evelio Mattos: Co-host of the podcast and founder of Packaging Design Unboxed.- Adam Peek: Co-host of the podcast and packaging expert.- Robbie Haynes: Co-founder of Host Cocktails, a brand that specializes in ready-to-pour luxury cocktails. **Summary:**Evelio, Adam, and Robbie unbox the new packaging for Host Cocktails, a brand that focuses on ready-to-pour luxury cocktails. They discuss the inspiration behind the packaging design, the importance of creating an immersive experience, and the decision to change the name from Sunday's Finest to Host. The new packaging features an abstracted chrysanthemum icon, textured artwork, and an orange zest atomizer. The hosts praise the approachability and giftability of the packaging, as well as the attention to detail in the design. They also highlight the cost savings achieved by switching from a rigid box to a folding carton. The episode concludes with a discussion about future plans for the Host Cocktails product line.**Key Takeaways:**1. The new packaging for Host Cocktails is designed to create an immersive and sensory experience.2. The packaging is approachable and gift-worthy, making it an ideal choice for parties and special occasions.3. The use of an orange zest atomizer adds a unique and aromatic element to the cocktail experience.4. The packaging design incorporates subtle details, such as the embossed chrysanthemum icon and the textured artwork.5. The decision to switch from a rigid box to a folding carton resulted in cost savings and increased flexibility for future product expansions.**Quotes:**- "The packaging is like an experience in and of itself." - Robbie Haynes- "The approachability of the packaging goes all the way through to the approachability of the drink." - Adam Peek- "Packaging really does convey a lot of trust in the brand and in the product." - Adam Peek About The Guest(s): Evelio Mattos: Co-host of the podcast and founder of Packaging Design Unboxed. Adam Peek: Co-host of the podcast and packaging expert. Robbie Haynes: Co-founder of Host Cocktails, a brand that specializes in ready-to-pour luxury cocktails. Summary: Evelio, Adam, and Robbie unbox the new packaging for Host Cocktails, a brand that focuses on ready-to-pour luxury cocktails. They discuss the inspiration behind the packaging design, the importance of creating an immersive experience, and the decision to change the name from Sunday's Finest to Host. The new packaging features an abstracted chrysanthemum icon, textured artwork, and an orange zest atomizer. The hosts praise the approachability and giftability of the packaging, as well as the attention to detail in the design. They also highlight the cost savings achieved by switching from a rigid box to a folding carton. The episode concludes with a discussion about future plans for the Host Cocktails product line. Key Takeaways: The new packaging for Host Cocktails is designed to create an immersive and sensory experience. The packaging is approachable and gift-worthy, making it an ideal choice for parties and special occasions. The use of an orange zest atomizer adds a unique and aromatic element to the cocktail experience. The packaging design incorporates subtle details, such as the embossed chrysanthemum icon and the textured artwork. The decision to switch from a rigid box to a folding carton resulted in cost savings and increased flexibility for future product expansions. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/packagingunboxd/message
Episode 221 was a members only episode of my talk I gave at TLMI in Colorado Springs. I recorded a few of the talks and plan to release those as well to paid members…Not a paid member?LINKS!Michael McDonald LinkedInSpecright SummitSustainable Packaging Podcast w/ Cory ConnorsPackaging Unbox'd with Evelio MattosBeyond the Shelf with Laura FotiSpecright and Packaging InfoMeyers Sustainable Packaging Guide eBookBuy Packaging Peeks Kids bookSponsor information!If you listened to the podcast and wanted to connect with Specright to rid the world of waste. Let's go! www.specright.com/pkg. Prepare your company for the world of EPR laws and be the sustainability hero! Make sure you check them out and join them on their mission to have a world where people are free to make amazing things!Want to buy labels or folding cartons from Meyers? Let's connect up!Show notes made by Deciphr.ai…apologies for any errors!About The Guest(s):Michael McDonald is a partner at Xhilarate, a design agency based in Philadelphia. He has been working in design for over 30 years and has experience in various design disciplines, including packaging design. Michael is passionate about embracing new technologies, such as AI, to enhance creativity and design processes.Summary:Michael McDonald, a partner at Xhilarate, discusses the potential impact of AI on the design industry, specifically in packaging design. He shares his experience of witnessing the evolution of the Internet and how it disrupted the industry in the early 90s. Michael explains how AI, particularly the use of prompt engineering, can enhance the ideation and conceptualization process in design. He emphasizes that AI is a tool that can amplify human creativity rather than restrict it. However, he acknowledges the potential negative implications of AI, such as misinformation and the loss of human control. Michael also highlights the importance of understanding AI's capabilities and limitations to leverage its potential in the design field.Key Takeaways:AI, specifically prompt engineering, can enhance the ideation and conceptualization process in design.AI is a tool that amplifies human creativity rather than restricts it.Understanding the capabilities and limitations of AI is crucial to leverage its potential in the design field.Quotes:"This might be the last thing I see in my lifetime to be life-changing from a creativity standpoint, from a job perspective.""It's another tool. But I can tell you right now, I just created a movie script the other day. I'm coming with a childhood idea I had. I don't give out any information. I don't want no one stealing my idea because it's priceless. That's what I think in my head.""It's another tool. It's like using Adobe Illustrator. You're using whether it's Leonardo AI or Mid Journey, etc. It's another tool.""The AI is using your input, my input, billions of people around the world and putting them all together. So you're basically getting everyone's thought process put into it." This is a public episode. If you'd like to discuss this with other subscribers or get access to bonus episodes, visit www.packagingisawesome.com/subscribe
Episode brought to you by More Staffing & Capital OneJoin 15k founders and marketers & get our pod highlights delivered directly to your inbox with the DTC Pod Newsletter!On this episode of DTC pod we cover:1. Introduction to Bubble Goods2. The Journey of Jessica Young3. The Purpose of Bubble Goods4. Strategies and Features of Bubble Goods5. Marketing and Growth Strategies6. Customer and Brand Relationship7. Bubble Goods' Target Customer8. Importance of Curation in the MarketplaceTimestamps02:53 Jessicas start06:54 First teammember at Daily Harvest08:32 Seeking mentorship for navigating unfamiliar territory.12:48 Fast-paced startup, focus on product and growth.17:31 Supply and demand, sales, consumer overwhelm, discovery.19:15 Etsy-style marketplace for health food brands.24:30 Curation trend important for marketplace success.25:17 Brands expand sales through various online channels.31:01 New Naples pizzas flash frozen and shipped.33:29 Marketplaces benefit from promotion and brand alignment.38:11 Get brands, scale demand, grow.41:36 Submit under criteria, white background, Canva templates, easy flow.45:26 Promotion is invaluable for brand growth.47:54 High standards, transparency, brand partners, trust.49:21 Investing in brand story for ultimate conversion.Shownotes powered by CastmagicPast guests & brands on DTC Pod include Gilt, PopSugar, Glossier, MadeIN, Prose, Bala, P.volve, Ritual, Bite, Oura, Levels, General Mills, Mid Day Squares, Prose, Arrae, Olipop, Ghia, Rosaluna, Form, Uncle Studios & many more. Additional episodes you might like:• #175 Ariel Vaisbort - How OLIPOP Runs Influencer, Community, & Affiliate Growth• #184 Jake Karls, Midday Squares - Turning Your Brand Into The Influencer With Content• #205 Kasey Stewart: Suckerz- - Powering Your Launch With 300 Million Organic Views• #219 JT Barnett: The TikTok Masterclass For Brands• #223 Lauren Kleinman: The PR & Affiliate Marketing Playbook• #243 Kian Golzari - Source & Develop Products Like The World's Best Brands-----Have any questions about the show or topics you'd like us to explore further?Shoot us a DM; we'd love to hear from you.Want the weekly TL;DR of tips delivered to your mailbox?Check out our newsletter hereFollow us for content, clips, giveaways, & updates!DTCPod InstagramDTCPod TwitterDTCPod TikTok Jessica Young - Founder of Bubble GoodsRamon Berrios - CEO of Trend.ioBlaine Bolus - Co-Founder of Castmagic
How well do you know your Python packaging tools? These are things like pip which install your project's dependencies and their dependencies and so on. In this mix, we have more modern tools such as Poetry, Flit, Hatch and others. And even tools outside of Python itself which may attempt to manage Python itself in addition to the libraries. To make sense of all of this, we welcome back Anna-Lena Popkes for an unbiased evaluation of environment and packaging tools. Links from the show Anna-Lena's website: alpopkes.com Anna-Lena on GitHub: github.com Accompanying Blog Post: alpopkes.com Talk from PyCon DE: youtube.com Talk from EuroPython: youtube.com Talk Python's Data Science Jumpstart with 10 Projects course: talkpython.fm Rye: github.com Poetry: python-poetry.org Material for MkDocs: squidfunk.github.io 100 Days of Python in a Magical Universe Episode: talkpython.fm pip-tools: pip-tools.readthedocs.io Hatch: hatch.pypa.io PDM: pdm.fming.dev Flit: flit.pypa.io Conda: docs.conda.io Pipenv: pipenv.pypa.io Watch this episode on YouTube: youtube.com Episode transcripts: talkpython.fm --- Stay in touch with us --- Subscribe to us on YouTube: youtube.com Follow Talk Python on Mastodon: talkpython Follow Michael on Mastodon: mkennedy Sponsors IRL Podcast Sentry Error Monitoring, Code TALKPYTHON Talk Python Training
My new Coaching Clients have inspired me! It's your turn to benefit from today's coaching workshop. Where are you showing up as former you? How well does your presence reflect your passion and evolving talent? In this episode, I'll give you four steps to maximizing one offer that allows you to lean into your expertise and past success to deliver a program your audience can't live without. In this episode, we'll talk about how one offer, delivered to the best of your ability, can help you feel more fulfilled and engaging and make you money. You'll workshop four steps to create this business transformation, including: ✔️ What you need to stop doing and what you need to start to get intentional about; ✔️ How to discover where you want to serve and your audience's needs meet; ✔️ How to incorporate who you are now with your successful past; and ✔️ Packaging and promoting your offer so it's irresistible. VIP Half: https://coursecreationboutique.com/intensives Your Game Plan for Building a Wildly Successful Online Course—Fast: https://coursecreationboutique.com/gameplan High-Touch Done-for-You Services: https://coursecreationboutique.com/course Resources to Help You Build Your Course & Business * Your Game Plan for Building a Wildly Successful Online Course—Fast: https://coursecreationboutique.com/gameplan * Get Your Starter Course Out to Market in 6 Weeks https://coursecreationboutique.com/sixweeks * High-Touch Done-for-You Services: https://coursecreationboutique.com/course Be Part of the Community and Connect! * Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/coursecreationboutique/ * Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/coursecreationboutique * LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ginaonativia/
Join host Sean Riley as he sits down with Steve Davis, an expert in industrial physics, to explore the dynamic world of packaging innovations. In this insightful episode, discover the catalyst behind groundbreaking research on how packaging solutions are transforming industries in 2023. From the surprising emphasis on plastics to cutting-edge materials like functionalized paper, Steve Davis sheds light on the industry's evolving landscape. Gain valuable insights into the challenges and opportunities posed by these innovations, and learn about the critical role of testing standards in ensuring trust and reliability. Don't miss this deep dive into the complex and exciting world of packaging innovations. Tune in now!PACK EXPO East returns to Philly in March 2024. It's your east coast connection for packaging and processing solutions. Be there to catch up on the latest industry advances, connect with suppliers and land on the right solutions for your entire production line—from automation and sustainability to e-commerce and much more. Register at packexpoeast.com.Support the showRegister for PACK EXPO Las Vegas today!
Sourcing and Manufacturing Options Outside of China - With Mike Michelini Introduction In this episode of Seller Sessions, host Danny McMillan interviews Mike Michelini, an expert on sourcing and manufacturing in Asia, specifically Thailand. They discuss the pros and cons of manufacturing in Thailand compared to China. Key Takeaways Thailand is known for handmade, natural products vs China's expertise in electronics and injection molded plastics Northern Thailand specializes in wood, handmade goods, natural products. South Thailand near Bangkok has more traditional factories. Response times are slower in Thailand - you have to follow up more but once engaged, they commit Use Facebook and Line app to source suppliers in Thailand Higher minimum order quantities (MOQs) in Thailand - educate on holding inventory Packaging options less abundant than China - focus on great branding Overall quality has been higher for Mike in Thailand vs China Comparisons of Manufacturing in China vs Thailand China is the "world's factory" - expertise in electronics, injection molded plastics Thailand better for handmade, natural products - wood, dried flowers, clothes Northern Thailand known for wood, handmade goods, natural products Southern Thailand near Bangkok has more traditional factories with port access Response times slower in Thailand - have to follow up more aggressively Once engaged, Thai suppliers very committed Source Thai suppliers via Facebook and Line app vs Alibaba Higher minimum order quantities (MOQs) - educate to hold inventory Packaging options less abundant than China - focus on great branding Quality has been higher in Mike's experience with Thailand vs China Sourcing Suppliers in Thailand No Alibaba-like platform - use Facebook and Line app Search Facebook in Thai for suppliers and products Engage via Facebook Messenger then move to Line app Get friendly with emojis and build relationship Recap terms in a quotation for clarity Prepare to educate on holding inventory for lower MOQs Packaging options less abundant - develop great custom branding Overall quality has been higher than China factories Tips for Manufacturing Outside China Expect higher minimum order quantities (MOQs) and educate to hold inventory Develop great custom branding and packaging to stand out Build relationship with factory through messaging apps Don't assume same level of urgency - follow up aggressively Confirm terms: pricing, MOQs, delivery timelines, inspection process Leverage inspection companies expanding across Asia With lower volumes, consider negotiating payment terms favorable to you Be prepared to educate on your needs like lower MOQs Mike's Joint Venture Brand in Thailand Mike partnered with long-time plastic manufacturer in Thailand Started joint venture company and private label brand together Mike has 30% equity stake, manufacturer holds 70% Manufacturer finances inventory for launch around $150k Mike's company makes payments over time to pay back capital Cross Border Summit in Thailand Mike's signature event connecting Amazon sellers and experts Started in China alongside Canton Fair schedule Moved to Thailand and postpones 2 years for border reopening Occurs annually in March/April timeframe Valuable for networking and meeting suppliers 2023 summit scheduled for March 30-31 near Chiang Mai Check CrossBorderSummit.com for details Conclusion Thailand offers a compelling option for sourcing quality products outside China. With the right expectations and preparation, you can find great partner factories to produce your products. The Cross Border Summit provides an opportunity to network and meet potential suppliers in Thailand. Keywords: Thailand manufacturing, China manufacturing, sourcing outside China, finding suppliers in Thailand, Cross Border Summit