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When Business is Slow

This article was originally published on the Manufacturing Innovation Blog by NIST MEP. Nobody likes business to be slow. If you’re in a fast-paced world like manufacturing, seeing your machines or employees idle can drive a person insane. If you’re used to your production line working to capacity and suddenly business slows down, it can […]

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20 Cybersecurity Statistics Manufacturers Can’t Ignore

This article was originally published on the Manufacturing Innovation Blog by NIST MEP. Cybersecurity threats are a huge business risk for all companies. Small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) — including manufacturers — are especially vulnerable to attacks. Small and medium-sized manufacturers (SMMs) are often seen as an easy entry point — a “soft” target — into larger businesses and […]

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Tell Me Who You Are Again? Introducing Your Organization

A focus on the organization is critical to sustain and grow the company.  Who are you as a company? How do you perform organizational focus? What are some factors to ascertain organizational focus? Going through the motions… People are the best capital investment! Culture, Culture, Culture! My business school professors always had a great way […]

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Why GENEDGE’s Cybersecurity Program is a Triple Win for Virginia

GENEDGE continues to lead the way in securing Virginia’s Defense Industrial Base against unrelenting cybersecurity threats.  In 2018, GENEDGE launched the DEFENDCUI-VA Program to help Virginia’s defense contractors meet the new cybersecurity requirements in the DFARs. The program is funded by Virginia and a $1.4M grant from the Department of Defense. Since the program started, […]

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I Want My Business to Grow, but Where Do I Start?

Chances are if you own or lead a small manufacturing or industrial enterprise, you are focused on growing your business. With nearly endless opportunities to pursue that promised growth combined with uncertainty driven by new technologies and increasing customer needs, how should a business owner make decisions on where to focus? In a GENEDGE study […]

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