More than half of small business owners say they don’t have enough time to do all the jobs they’ve assigned themselves. For the average small business owner, that can be between three to five roles. It’s easy to see why one in four small business owners say they’d pay $500 for an extra hour each day.
Still, investing in 3-D printing isnt for everyone. Thats where providers like New York City-based Shapeways come in. It offers 3-D printing in more than 30 materials--including plastic, glass, metal and ceramic--and an online marketplace where anyone can sell products. It offers 8,000 shop owners a low barrier to entry by charging only for materials used in production, plus a 3.5 percent transaction fee. Clients include designers of jewelry, tech gadgets and housewares; Shapeways enables them
While women are starting and growing new and innovative ventures in droves many eventually experience growth pains at the 5 to 9 employee and $250,000 to $499,999 revenue marks.