“Me-commerce,” companies using the Internet to help customers design what they buy, is thriving. The Boston Herald recently featured three pioneers of “me-commerce” in an article on the “me-commerce” scene in Boston: CustomMade artisan Ted Acworth of Artaic and, naturally, Mike Salguero and Seth Rosen, co-founders of CustomMade. Read all about it.
“Me-commerce” Thriving in Boston
A key benefit of custom shopping is the chance to pair up with a local maker and support a local business. This past Thursday, Superior Woodcraft, Inc. and the Doylestown Business and Community Alliance welcomed more than four-hundred local business representatives to Buy-Local Networking and Business Card Exchange – several PA state and local officials [...]
WoodExpo 2011, the 61st Annual New England Home Show sponsored by Tommy MacDonald, starts TODAY Thursday February 24th and runs through Sunday February 27th at Boston’s Seaport World Trade Center. Amongst a whopping lineup of speakers and furniture-making demo presenters is CustomMade’s Peter S. Turner of South Portland, Maine who shares the inside scoop on [...]
Kimberly Benson of Independent Designer’s Market/ IDM tells us about how her organization seeks to carve out a space for Boston’s independent designers and artists in the community – starting this Saturday in Harvard Square!
Independent Designer’s Market/ IDM Boston is a new retail shopping experience where independent designers and artists come together to show [...]
How disruptive is going custom? Read about CustomMade’s successes in 2010 and co-founder and CEO Mike Salguero’s plans for revenue growth and doubling the company headcount in 2011 in the Boston Business Journal article, “CustomMade Measures 600% Revenue Growth.“
CustomMade Measures 600% Revenue Growth
By Galen Moore, Mass High Tech
CustomMade Ventures Corp. is bursting [...]
The art and craft of woodworking is seasoned practice laden with time-honored traditions, but young woodworkers are a determined bunch, melding today’s resources, circumstances, and experiences with the expertise learned through traditional woodworking. To encourage and showcase the new generation of woodworkers, Fine Woodworking Magazine has teamed with the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship to host Regeneration: [...]
CustomMade is again in the news. BostInnovation has published an article on CustomMade’s revenue growth and its continually evolving efforts to put consumers in touch with custom makers. Mike Salguero, co-founder and CEO, and Matt Goldstein, Vice President of Corporate Development, discuss some of 2010’s developments, website enhancements, and their plans for 2011.
CustomMade Made $500k [...]
Bloomberg Businessweek has featured CustomMade in “America’s Most Promising Startups,” an ongoing series that showcases new businesses “that embody the creativity and resilience common among today’s entrepreneurs.” The CustomMade profile, “Matching Skilled Artisans with Discerning Shoppers,” will give you a sense of the company’s incredible growth and the plans co-founders Mike Salguero and Seth Rosen [...]
Check out the December 16, 2010, interview with CustomMade CEO and Co-Founder Mike Salguero in the U.S. companies section of FeaturedBiz.com.
Some of the topics covered are:
The acquisition of the CustomMade.com website and domain name
What buyers and artisans are saying about their CustomMade experience
What are some of the most popular custom made [...]
She knew exactly what she wanted to get him for Christmas:
They were at a fair the other weekend, and they both spotted this extraordinary animal-shaped cutting board…it was one of those stop-you-in-your-tracks-and-make-you-look-twice things, definitely not your typical kitchenware. Jocelyn was instantly inspired, both by the cutting board and by her husband’s joyful reaction to [...]