Today at IBMH, we want to talk to you about one of the most fundamental aspects of any company’s marketing strategy: its brand image. Do you know what it means to have a ‘good brand image’? We’ll explain the advantages that correctly applying it...
What does it mean to have a ‘good brand image’ in the hardware business?
Do you work effectively? Do you prioritize what is urgent or what is important? Today, at IBMH, we want to help you to effectively plan and prioritize your projects and daily tasks. Because prioritizing is one of the basic principles of time management. Effect...
How to effectively plan and prioritize your projects and daily tasks
The Chinese New Year has already begun, the Year of the Pig. As you know, there is a custom in China to assign an animal’s zodiac sign to each person according to their birthday. What you probably never knew is that, according to the Chinese horoscope, e...
The secret animal: the other Chinese horoscope animal
As you well know, at IBMH we strive every day to improve as professionals. We are constantly searching new tendencies, strategies and techniques that make us grow and prosper. So today we want to talk about a concept that is increasingly gaining more strength a...
What neuromarketing is and how to apply it in a hardware business

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IBMH BUSINESS TIP: Proactivity and Ownership

2018-12-11T11:43:25+00:00 December 13th, 2018|

Today, we want to talk about two qualities that directly impact Business Productivity. At IBMH we constantly work to promote among our team: Proactivity and Ownership. But how exactly do you define these two qualities? A proactive person doesn’t need someone to tell them to act. Nor do they require detailed instructions, nor do they freeze in the face of a problem. Rather, they quickly analyze the possible solutions. They choose the one they consider to be most appropriate, and implement or propose it. In other words, they focus directly on the solution instead of the problem itself. A sense of ownershipis found in those people who take responsibility for the consequences or results of a task, project, etc. It’s the opposite of “passing the buck” to other people or making up excuses to justify why they’re not doing everything that needs to be done to achieve a desired result. A [...]

The guest-host relationship in the hardware industry in China (Part II)

2018-12-11T10:59:09+00:00 December 12th, 2018|

Do you know how important the guest-host relationship in the hardware industry in China is? A few days ago, we shared a few recommendations on how you should act if a Chinese business partner invites you to their country in order to do business or close a deal. And today, we’re going to tell you what you should do if you are the one doing the hosting. […]

IBMH Business Tips: Productivity in furniture hardware business

2018-12-11T10:57:39+00:00 November 19th, 2018|

Do you think having more time would improve your productivity? You can’t buy more Time. We all have the same amount of time in this world, and all we can do is try to be more Productive. Make the most of it. Knowing how to make the most of your time can make the difference between being successful and being unsuccessful. What really differentiates us from each other is what we do with that time each day. We all have the same 24 hours to work with. If you want your business to succeed, be productive. And actually, it isn’t about being busier or working long hours; there is a method behind squeezing the most profits out of your time. […]

Do you need to go to the Canton Fair for importers of Chinese furniture hardware?

2018-11-19T15:16:33+00:00 November 19th, 2018|

Interest in the Canton Fair for importers of Chinese furniture hardware is completely understandable. Canton Fair it’s the largest expo fair in the world. Whether or not they ought to attend the fair is one of the first questions asked by any company starting to import furniture and door hardware from China. […]

The guest-host relationship in the hardware industry in China (Part I)

2019-01-21T12:55:34+00:00 November 15th, 2018|

Today, we’re sharing some tips to help the guest-host relationship in the hardware industry in China flourish.As you know, at IBMH we have lived and dealt with the Chinese market for more than 20 years. This has made us deeply knowledgeable about their culture, their traditions and their way of working. […]

The Air hidden hinge, invisible innovation in cabinetry

2018-11-20T12:03:09+00:00 November 14th, 2018|

The revolutionary Air hidden hinge is one of the most innovative hinges on the hardware market worldwide. It is characterized by its combination of the highest technical level and a sophisticated design that accommodates the hardware in barely 10 mm of space (minimum required). The invisible hinge This truly revolutionary hinge incorporates a soft-close mechanism to prevent the door from slamming shut which, thanks to its compact size, can be perfectly integrated with the cabinet or cupboard in which it is installed. The Air hidden hinge is suitable for a large number of applications because its special design also makes it “invisible”. This feature is what brings us to a new era in the history of cabinet design: it’s now possible to open, close and slide doors in a way that is elegant and practically imperceptible. The Air hidden hinge allows complete creativity and style In this industry, technology is more [...]

Folding leg for kitchen cabinets with capacity up to 400 kg

2019-01-16T16:44:31+00:00 July 20th, 2018|

Today we’d like to introduce an interesting innovation that will greatly facilitate the task of transporting and installing kitchen cabinets. It’s a folding leg for kitchen cabinets with a weight capacity of up to 400 kg that offers great added value for industry professionals. What is the process for this folding leg for kitchen cabinets? First… The leg is placed at the workshop of the professional who will carry out the final installation. In this way, instead of installing the entire cabinet, they will just have to make a series of adjustments. Also, with the easy folding leg: • There is a better position for the cabinets during transport. • You can prevent damage during the transport process. At the installation site… Once the kitchen cabinets are at the job site where the installation will be performed, the professional can use the leg as a means to slide the cabinets [...]

New website, new look, and a more innovative IBMH

2018-08-02T12:58:02+00:00 July 20th, 2018|

As you may have noticed, this part of IBMH has been gradually changing its look and improving its communications for a while now. We have been working hard to have a new website, new look, and a more innovative IBMHAnd while we still have some things left to improve (we’re obsessed with good service, and enough is never enough), today we are pleased to present to you our new website! A website that defines us much better and represents us in a way that is clear and innovative.  A website that invites business growth and is accessible to everyone. With a new Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) section, where those who don`t know us yet will have access to a quick summary of what we do at IBMH that will allow them to better understand our proposal. We invite you to browse through our webpages, and please feel free to let [...]

Work around Chinese holidays so they don’t affect your hardware imports

2018-07-18T10:00:39+00:00 July 18th, 2018|

Part of the reason we live here is the culture. China fascinates us, with its rituals and teachings. And, of course, it has enormous business potential. And to ensure that business isn’t disrupted by national holidays and vacation periods, today we’re sharing the calendar of Chinese holidays so they don’t affect your hardware imports. When to do business, generally speaking In the West, everyone knows about horoscope signs, but they aren’t used in the business world. People will even talk about them sarcastically sometimes. In China, on the other hand, they take their horoscopes very seriously. In fact, they don’t make any decision without first consulting the stars. They consult them for: • Moving or remodeling a house • Buying a new car • Getting married • Starting a new business They will always consult the calendar of their animaland see what is the best date for it. So… why [...]

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