Advice for Starting A Manufacturing Business In 2020

 

Are you thinking about starting a manufacturing business in 2020? Manufacturing can be a smart industry to enter because there is always a demand for high-quality products, and there are many different sectors and industries to serve. While there is the potential for success in manufacturing, you must also keep in mind that this is not like starting a regular company and it can also be highly competitive and hard to stand out early on. It is helpful to be aware of a few tips which will hopefully help you to hit the ground running and find success with your manufacturing startup.

 

Decide on A Sector & Carry Out Thorough Research

 

You will need to decide on a sector, and there are a handful of different ones to consider, including:

 

Auto
Food
Medical
Clothing and textiles
Plastics
Consumer goods

 

Once you have determined a sector, you then need to carry out thorough market research so that you can get a strong understanding of the industry. This will include the history, current trends, challenges, predicted growth and who your competitors are along with your target customer.

 

Secure Enough Funding

 

A common mistake that is made when it comes to starting a manufacturing company is not securing enough funding. It is vital that you get up and running to a high standard so that you can impress from the very start, so you need to calculate your startup costs and then not launch until you reach this figure. A few good funding options include:

 

Investors
Business loans
Crowdfunding
Personal savings

 

Invest in Quality Equipment

 

Leading on from this, you must have high-quality equipment in place so that you can streamline the operation and provide a high-quality product that will impress from the very start. If you need pressure sensors, for example, then you will need to find a respected supplier with sensors engineered to perfection so that you always get precise measurement which is so vital in an industry like manufacturing.

 

Learn About the Latest Tech

 

You will also find that technology plays a significant role in manufacturing and could help a new startup to succeed in a few different ways. There are several smart technologies to research before getting started, such as:

 

AI
IoT
Automation
Industrial wearables

 

Hire Hardworking Staff & Look After Them

 

There is no advantage in having the best and latest tech and equipment if you do not have a team of hardworking employees powering the operation. This is why you need to take the time to find the right employees and people that will be a good fit for the culture, plus you will also need to make sure that you look after employees and keep morale high at all times.

 

Manufacturing can be a great industry to enter and potentially lucrative. Still, it is essential to be aware that this is not a typical industry, and there are unique challenges, and it can be hard when first starting out. The above tips should help you to lay the foundation and hopefully find some success early on.

Lisa
Lisa Besserman, Founder and CEO of Startup Buenos Aires, has been named as Business Insider’s “Top 100 Most Influential Women in Tech”, and the 2014 “Business Innovator of Latin America” by the Council of the Americas.
Lisa moved to Buenos Aires from New York City to create Startup Buenos Aires, the organization that represents the startup, tech and entrepreneurial community of Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Startup Buenos Aires has been one of the main catalysts for strengthening the tech ecosystem in Latin America, by bringing global startup initiatives, development projects and investment opportunities to the region.
Under Lisa’s leadership Startup Buenos Aires has been credited as “Top 3 Growing Startup Cities” by CNBC and “5 Emerging Global Tech Hubs” by Entrepreneur Magazine.

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