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    What areas of business management would you like to learn more about?

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    What areas of 3D printing business management would you like to learn more about?
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    Super Moderator curious aardvark's Avatar
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    to be fair, the biggest issue I've found in trying to use 3d printing as part of a business, is educating people on what it can do for them. Most businesses and indiviiduals have no idea.

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    Client education is definitely a barrier that I have personally experienced many times. One thing you do not want to automatically assume when providing 3D printing services is that your clients understand the proper machine process or material for their intended application. One of the most important questions to ask your client at the beginning of a project is: what is the intended application for the parts you want to produce? Once you and the client understand that, it will become easier to educate the client on which options will net the best results.

    Another important factor is that almost every client I have ever dealt with does not care that their parts are 3D printed. They want quality parts, at a price they can afford, quick delivery, and responsive customer service. Of course depending on the application, 3D printing can more often than not meet those client expectations but it is ultimately up to you to make it easy and worthwhile for clients to work with your business. It seems pretty basic but I see too many services advertising the technicals instead of the value that they offer beyond machine specs.

    We'll certainly cover more on client education and will dive deeper into the value 3D printing can add to service and non service based businesses in another thread.

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    3D printing area is the best for the business..

    Thank you!!!!

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    Thanks! very important information.

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    Hi, thanks a lot for sharing this with me. I have started a new business and was searching online for some business plans when I landed on website. I really liked the business plans here and would like to use their services to make me a good business plan.

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