“How We Make Stuff Now: Turn Ideas into Products That Build Successful Businesses"

A new book by The Grommet's co-founder & CEO Jules Pieri from McGraw-Hill Education.

This step-by-step DIY guide shows entrepreneurs how to create and launch new products, package and market to consumers, and build a thriving business.

Cover of the How We Make Stuff Now book

Praise for "How We Make Stuff Now"

“If you're a Maker who wants to build a business, look no further than the priceless advice that Jules and hundreds of companies have shared here." —Meg Whitman, CEO of Quibi, former CEO of eBay, and author of “The Power of Many”

“Generous, hard-won lessons and case studies for anyone who's hoping to launch a product that makes things better." —Seth Godin, author of “This Is Marketing,” “Purple Cow,” “Tribes”

“How We Make Stuff Now is pragmatic truth. A digestible read that will fan the flame of entrepreneurial passion while anchoring the Maker mind in down-to-earth counsel." —John Venhuizen, President and CEO of Ace Hardware

Picture of Jules Pieri sitting in a wooden chair, smiling and looking relaxed.
Jules Pieri, co-founder & CEO, The Grommet
Author, "How We Make Stuff Now"

About "How We Make Stuff Now"

Do you have an idea for a business—or know a family member or friend who does—but don't know where to start? Thanks to high-speed internet, game-changing technology, and innovative new platforms, you can go from idea to marketplace on a shoestring budget and join the growing movement of successful Makers who've built their businesses from the ground up.

In “How We Make Stuff Now,” Jules Pieri—co-founder & CEO of The Grommet, a product discovery platform that helps innovative products reach a community of millions—guides you through every step of the consumer product creation process.

Learn how to:

  • Develop an idea with vision and heart
  • Tap into established sources of expertise
  • Formulate and refine your business plan
  • Design a product from prototype to perfection
  • Find the funds you need to launch your business
  • Explore innovative packaging, manufacturing, and distribution options
  • Market your product via social media and online sites
  • Manage your finances and inventory to maximize profits
  • Expand your business and grow into the global marketplace

You'll find fascinating case studies of successful startups-and discover how the smartest entrepreneurs overcome obstacles, solve challenges, and rise above the competition to deliver innovative products that consumers can't resist. It's all here in one easy-to-use action plan.

Whether you're a self-starting newcomer to the world of e-commerce, a member of the Maker Movement, or an experienced entrepreneur, the first crucial step in your journey to turning little ideas into big businesses is learning “How We Make Stuff Now.”

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For additional information and resources, visit the companion web site.