Business Growth

How to Get New Products to Market Faster

July 17, 2014

by Jack Crane

Too many manufacturers require excessive time to bring new products to market, and those delays prevent them from maximizing the rewards of marketing new products. Taking too long to get to market can mean: cost overruns that erode expected margins prospects upset by delays opportunities lost to rivals who get to market first Scale the Four Biggest Obstacles to...(continue reading)

The Power of Assessment Tools: Take Your Business to the Next Level

July 01, 2014

by Mark Paggioli

As an Owner looking to reorganize, transfer leadership or ownership, or otherwise take your business to the next level, your success is directly tied to whether you have a clear understanding of what is needed to move forward. Determining what that path forward will be requires a thorough grasp of the current state of your organization and how well...(continue reading)

10 Elements of a Successful Website

May 16, 2014

by Connstep Team

The internet is the #1 tool buyers use to research before they invest. Your website should be one of your most important marketing vehicles, helping to market your products and services 24 / 7/ 365. It is absolutely essential that your website make a positive impression on your visitors. Ask yourself: Does your website look professional and interesting? Does it communicate...(continue reading)

Keeping Your Company Valuable and Viable

May 12, 2014

by Mark Paggioli

Whether you're a new business owner, a seasoned pro who's evaluating where to take the business next, or an owner considering transitioning the business to its next leader, you share the same concern: how do I keep this business as valuable as possible and as viable as I can? Most small business owners consider their business their most valuable...(continue reading)

Spring Clean Your Contact Database – Why & How

May 06, 2014

by Mark Paggioli

Your database is one of your business’s most important assets, if not the most important. It’s where your customer, prospect, vendor, and other crucial contact details live. It’s what your Sales team relies on to connect with customers and leads. It’s what your Marketing team depends on to implement engaging and compelling campaigns that generate sales interest. In'd...(continue reading)

CONNSTEP solved a huge problem for us and helped us bring our delivery rate to 100%. As a direct result of that, we have been awarded with an increase in business which, ultimately, will also benefit (our supplier) Har-Conn.”

CT manufacturer Pegaasus

Chris DePentima

CEO, Pegasus Manufacturing Inc.

“I see great value in the new experiences and perspectives CONNSTEP brings to our business, at reasonable prices. They’re not like consultants, they’re like partners in the business – willing to roll up their sleeves and help.”

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Mark Burzynski

President, Arthur G Russell Co

“CONNSTEP has proved to be a tremendous resource for ESI. CONNSTEP has helped us to adapt to today’s marketplace and remain a quality minded, competitive global player. Our ISO/TS16949 implementation process was efficient and rewarding. I look forward to our future projects with CONNSTEP.”

esi CT manufacturer

Ron Delfini

President, Engineering Specialties Inc.

“CONNSTEP worked with FuelCell Energy to educate and facilitate Lean initiatives and to help meet our needs to establish an overall production improvement plan. This plan has been utilized over a period of time as a ‘guiding light’ to spur numerous improvements that dramatically reduced our product cost.”

Tom Lucas

Manager, Fuel Cell Energy

“CONNSTEP is a valuable partner to Hologic, providing the expertise and ‘outside eyes’ everyone needs to keep their continuous improvement on track. We are now well-positioned on a dynamic growth path and look forward to a long-term relationship with CONNSTEP.”

Greg Safarik

VP Manufacturing Operations, Hologic

“Our experience working with CONNSTEP has brought us benefits we never expected. It’s a great team to work with!”

Bruce Wheeler

VP of Operations, Metal Finishing Technologies Inc.

“The goals of the team were to reduce manufacturing lead-time, reduce floor space utilized, and increase worker productivity. All the goals were met. CONNSTEP helped us to better compete.”

Tornik CT manufacturer

Dan Rubbo

General Manager, Tornik LLC

“The Business Growth Program is working well for us. We enhanced our website following the meetings to improve our SEO and become more visible to search engines. The segment on negotiating …  promoted changes in our thinking and improved how we interact with customers. The mentoring between sessions was helpful in boosting our progress.”

CT manufacturer Colonial Spring

Bill Lathrop

President, Colonial Spring Co.

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