Product Development & Manufacturing Workshops
Welcome to the Blacksmith Academy

The Blacksmith Academy consists of private, one-on-one product development, manufacturing and brand growth workshops taught by seasoned Blacksmith product and supply chain experts. Unlike pre-recorded webinars, you will get all your questions answered by a live professional and leave with an action plan.

Currently, the Blacksmith Academy contains the following three workshops:

  1. New Product Development
  2. Understanding Manufacturing
  3. Corporate Scalability


New Product Development Workshop

In this session you will explore the possibilities of creating your own brand as an expert guides you through the product development process and leaves you with a checklist for success. Whether you have an idea for a product or simply want to learn more about the product design process, this class is for you. You will learn:

  • What a Tech Pack is and why it’s essential to your product manufacturing success
  • Why you should work with a professional designer when creating your product specs and how to hire one
  • The steps involved to create a product prototype
  • Other prerequisites to manufacturing your product
Understanding Manufacturing Workshop
Beginner to Intermediate

This session covers the tips, tricks, and insider secrets to finding a trusted factory and how to successfully manage a supply chain. This workshop is perfect for those who already have a product but want to learn how to manage their manufacturing. You will learn:

  • The items you need to have a successful production run
  • Where to find a trustworthy factory
  • How to manage production to reduce defect rate
  • How shipping, customs, and tariffs work
Corporate Scalability Workshop

This advanced course is for established companies that are in the “growing pains” phase of their business. Taught by Blacksmith partner and business development growth expert, Brad Fisher, you will learn:

  • The six scalability “hacks”
  • Foundational leadership skills necessary for leading a successful team
  • How to laser-focus your resources on growth

No matter where you are in your product development or manufacturing process, Blacksmith is your expert guide. To sign up for a workshop, visit the Blacksmith Academy page here.