By Mike Genung
Apr 20, 2012

China recently announced that they would allow the Yuan’s trading band to increase from .5% to 1%. This means that the Yuan can fluctuate as much as 1% in any one day…

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By Mike Genung
Apr 14, 2012

China’s 1st quarter GDP came out, at an 8.1% growth rate.The experts are calling 8.1% “moderating,” meaning that China’s economy is hitting the brakes. If the U.S. had an 8.1% growth rate,…

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By Mike Genung
Apr 12, 2012

The April Newsletter is up; you can read it here Here’s an excerpt: Of Beads and Streams Imagine: you get a quote from a Chinese manufacturer and place a P.O. Everything is…

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By Mike Genung
Apr 11, 2012

When designing your product, don’t overlook package design, especially if your product will be sold be retailers. The quality of the packaging reflects the quality of the product in the buyer’s eyes….

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By Mike Genung
Mar 24, 2012

If you have a small product, you might consider packaging it in a wood box. The packaging speaks volumes about your product, and a wood box will give it a first class…

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By Mike Genung
Mar 22, 2012

In some cases it’s not hard to get a bottom of the barrel, dirt cheap price from a manufacturer in China. Some suppliers will nod their head “yes” when asked to hit…

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By Mike Genung
Mar 14, 2012

If your product is not one that can be patented, you still have several options in the form of trademarks to help protect your investment. You can: Trademark the name of your…

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By Mike Genung
Mar 09, 2012

On Tuesday, the U.S. House of Representatives approved a measure giving the Commerce Department power to penalize China and other state-dominated economies with higher import duties if they subsidize exports. The Senate approved the…

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