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Pete Prodoehl of Milwaukee, WI, who runs a web development company, is branching out into the DIY biz by selling his Button kit, which creates a one-button keyboard used for, among other things, triggering photobooths. Along the way he’s blogging his experiences following Chris Anderson’s Ten Rules for Maker Businesses:

  1. Make a profit.
  2. It takes lots of cash to stay in stock.
  3. Buy smart.
  4. Basic business rules still apply.
  5. You get no leeway for being a maker.
  6. Be as open as you can.
  7. Create a community to support and enhance your products.
  8. Design for manufacturability.
  9. Marketing is your job.
  10. Your second most important relationship is with your package carrier.

So far Pete has blogged #1: Make a profit and #2: It takes lots of cash to stay in stock. I look forward to reading the rest!

John Baichtal

My interests include writing, electronics, RPGs, scifi, hackers & hackerspaces, 3D printing, building sets & toys. @johnbaichtal nerdage.net


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