Blog Posts

Bad Habits You Need To Avoid To Keep Your Small Business Going 380

It’s always exciting to start your own business . It’s even more exciting if this is your first business venture ever. If that’s the case, you’ll need to learn a lot to make your small business succeed. It’s only normal to be worried while you’re in the process of learning everything you need to know.  In business, you’re going to make a lot of mistakes. But ...

Added by Tiffany Wagner Blog SME Connect Blog 07/27/2021
Jacob Rahdarian Achieves VIP Status 369

We're happy to announce that Houston Chapter Chair Jacob Rahdarian, CMfgE, has been chosen as our newest SME Connect VIP for his overall engagement during the first quarter of 2021! Jacob is only the fourth member to achieve VIP status on SME Connect. Jacob, who joined SME in 2015, is an account manager for Navasota Industrial Supply. He's been an ...

Added by Dianna Helka Blog SME Connect Blog 06/11/2021
OSHA  Top 10 Violations 368

Too often we take safety for granted, standing on a chair to change a light bulb, trimming the hedges with a lawn mower, putting a penny in a fuse box... ok most people won’t recognize the last item. What do all of these have in common? People have Done all of these! Take a look at this list and please ... Don’t add yourself to these items. Top 10 Most Frequently ...

Added by Dean Phillips Blog SME Connect Blog 05/12/2021
AR And VR Usage In Manufacturing Training And Safety 367

With Smart manufacturing exploding and more resources being dedicated to this technology why are we moving so slow to implement this into our safety strategy? The numbers from the recent CGS report on Augmented Reality are extremely encouraging. (1)  In December 2020,  44 percent of operational leaders indicated that a majority of their team’s ...

Added by Dean Phillips Blog SME Connect Blog 05/11/2021
SME Announces 2021 Award Of Merit Honorees 364

SME has announced that Hwa-Soo Lee, PhD, LSME, CMfgE, and Matthew Clegg are its 2021 SME Award of Merit recipients . Lee is a professor specializing in manufacturing at Nihon University in Tokyo. Clegg is a marine equipment designer for Manson Construction Co. in Seattle. Lee was selected for his valued contributions to SME Japan Chapter 180, where he ...

Added by Dianna Helka Blog SME Connect Blog 04/28/2021
Reasons To Get A Business Loan 362

Saying that your business needs a loan can be met with different opinions among your peers. Many will say it's a bad idea, especially if you're a startup. Well, that's just the naysayers' opinion. In general, people feel that loans are bad for your business. However, that's not true at all.  There are many reasons you should take out a business loan to ...

Added by Tiffany Wagner Blog SME Connect Blog 03/24/2021
Special Message From WiM President Allison Grealis And Former SME CEO And Executive Director Sandra Bouckley 361

Women in Manufacturing President Allison Grealis and former SME CEO and Executive Director Sandra Bouckley recently teamed up to co-author an article celebrating Women's History Month.   March is Women’s History Month. This annual observation gives us the chance to honor the many contributions women have made to manufacturing throughout this ...

Added by Dianna Helka Blog SME Connect Blog 03/12/2021
SME Media Call for Nominations: 30 Under 30 359

This year, SME Media will again profile 30 young trailblazers, in its 30 Under 30. The main criteria for a nomination are: Nominees must be no older than 30 as of Dec. 31, 2021 People in the manufacturing business People doing manufacturing research People teaching manufacturing trades or manufacturing engineering Students (K-12 and above) ...

Added by Dianna Helka Blog SME Connect Blog 03/05/2021
Women Driving Innovation In Manufacturing 358

Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day celebrate the contributions of female leaders and innovators both past and present who have had a positive impact on society and across industries. SME celebrates the achievements of women who have chosen a career in manufacturing and continues to drive our industry forward. In particular, we ...

Added by Dianna Helka Blog SME Connect Blog 03/01/2021
Volunteers Needed! Become An SME Champion! 356

Ever wonder how you can get more involved in SME with very little time commitment? If you say yes, we have a unique opportunity for you as an SME Champion! What's an SME Champion? An SME Champion* is an important volunteer role that's designed to help other members successfully find the solutions they need as quickly as possible through SME Connect, our ...

Added by Dianna Helka Blog SME Connect Blog 02/23/2021

Recent Comments

Hello @Ankush Gadekar! Thank you for your willingness to volunteer. I'll reach out to you via email with the details. Thank you again! 

Hello Dianna, I am interested in SME Champion role. Please let me know if you are still looking for a candidate. 

Jacob, thank you for your support and enthusiasm in actively using SME Connect to promote engagement in the chapter!

Hello @Fatemeh Davoudi, and thank you! I'll reach out to you via email with the requirements, path forward, etc. Thank you again!

Interested in SME Champion  role. 

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Why SME 127
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