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MAKO Design + Invent’s Best Resources for Small Businesses

Starting a new small business is a tough and demanding job that requires a lot of external help in the initial stages. Whether you have just established or are well past the debut of your small business, having some of the best small business resources in your pocket will help you stay on the right track.

You never know when you may find yourself stuck or in need of searching for a specific need for your small business.

Luckily, along with the product development services that we offer to our clients, MAKO Design + Invent is an amazing reference to have for the best business resource for small businesses and product design!

Below, we’ve compiled some of the best business resources we can offer new and upcoming small business owners and inventors for an all-in-one reference!

Small Business Resource for Product Design

As we are mainly a full-service product development firm, product design is what we excel in and are passionate about the most. Product design is a large and expansive topic, but no matter what advice or help you need for your product design venture, here are some of the best business resources that cover blog topics to help you understand how to best design your new product:

  1. MAKO’s Take on Trends in Product Design: Trends are popular patterns that arise in certain design fields and gain massive profits during their peak popularity. Typically, they have a huge influence on consumers and inventors within the design world. This blog will teach you everything you need to know about how trends affect product design.
  2. PCBs for Your Product Design: If you’re planning on building a product that will have an electrical component, it’s important to understand how a ‘PCB’ (Printed Circuit Board) will play a big part in the functionality and design of your product. Read our informative blog on PCBs to learn everything you need to know for your product!
  3. Importance of Prototypes for Your Product Design: No matter how you plan on going about building your product, a prototype is almost always necessary! There are a number of different steps, requirements, and different kinds of prototypes available for the production of your product. This blog is the best business resource that goes over every type of prototype that is buildable for your product and which prototype MAKO would recommend for the type of product you plan to build!
  4. Simplicity in Product Design: A huge idea and product design philosophy we love to preach at MAKO is the idea of keeping your product simple. Although it is initially exciting to begin your product design journey, it’s important to think strategically about how you want to approach your product design, especially with the end of goal of entering the market and starting a small business. Our blog on simplicity will explain the reasons why a simple design is ideal for your product.

Small Business Resources for Patents

Patents are a popular method of intellectual property protection within product design and development. If you plan on starting a business with your new invention idea or design, a patent should almost be required in order to fully begin to start your business without the worry that someone could steal your unique idea!

A lot of home inventors are at first put off by the prices that go along with filing for a patent with their idea, but a great small business resource for patents is our blog on Why You Should File for a Design Patent, which covers all the reasons why filing for a design patent is extremely important for the livelihood of your original ideas and future small business.

Small Business Resources for Manufacturing

After thinking of your invention idea and having gone through the prototype and concept design phase, it is time to manufacture your design! However, to help make this step seem less daunting, here are some of the best small business resources from our strategy team that will show how much less complicated the process of manufacturing is.

These blogs go over everything that will help you understand the manufacturing process more easily:

  1. Factors that Affect Your Manufacturing Design: Although some inventors might have a good grasp on what it means to begin manufacturing their design, there are a lot of different factors that can change and affect your design! This blog will highlight the specific factors that can have a big impact on your design during the manufacturing process.
  2. Choosing the Right Material for Your Product: Hands down one of the first and most important aspects to consider when creating or getting ready to manufacture your first product, is the material that your product will be made of! It might be a difficult decision, especially with so many options, which is why the strategy team at MAKO Design + Invent gives an insightful list of factors to consider when choosing the material for your product.

If you have a great new invention idea and you’d like to learn more about this process, get in touch with MAKO today and visit our website to find out more. Or feel free to give us a call at 1-888-806-MAKO, and we can set you up on a call with our product strategist!

About: MAKO Design + Invent is the original firm providing world-class consumer product development services tailored to startups, small manufacturers, and inventors. Simply put, we are the leading one-stop-shop for developing your physical product from idea to store shelves, all in a high-quality, cost-effective, and timely manner. We operate as one powerhouse 30-person product design team spread across 4 offices to serve you (Austin, Miami, San Francisco, & Toronto). We have full-stack in-house industrial designmechanical engineeringelectrical engineeringpatent referralprototyping, and manufacturing services. To assist our startup and inventor clients, in addition to above, we help with business strategy, product strategy, marketing, and sales/distribution for all consumer product categories. Also, our founder Kevin Mako hosts The Product Startup Podcast, the industry's leading hardware podcast. Check it out for tips, interviews, and best practices for hardware startups, inventors, and product developers. Click HERE to learn more about MAKO Design + Invent!

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