Product evaluations and eValueWeb critiques are opportunities for GROW Nebraska members and non-members to get valuable feedback to improve products and web presence. Each year’s industry expert panel is knowledgeable in the respective area and is different than the previous year’s panel.
All GROW Nebraska members’ products go through an evaluation process prior to receiving the GROW seal of approval. This stamp of quality opens many retail opportunities for producers. The product evaluation gives members feedback on integral information such as price, product and packaging, and is held every other year. If needed, members can then make changes to ensure their products are as marketable as possible. This independent product evaluation offers producers a strong asset when selling to retail store owners, and consumers can buy GROW Nebraska products with confidence. The annual product evaluation is held every year in conjunction with the GROW MarkeTECH conference.
"I so appreciate all the e-mails and updates from GROW Nebraska! I participated in the 'product evaluation' in Hastings a couple years ago and have continued to work on improving my product, Kaffekiks! I am in the process of completing my commercial kitchen (yea!) and anticipate being in a position soon to join GROW Nebraska as a new member. At my evaluation, the comments were marvelous and I took the advice given, by having my labels professionally printed, rather than be handmade. I will be making Kaffekiks, cakes and cupcakes in my kitchen and look forward to discussing the possibilities!" - Deborah Molzen
The goal of the eValueWeb service is to provide members and non-members valuable feedback regarding their web site. Since $134.9 billion dollars was created in online sales in 2009*, an effective web site will increase sales of your product(s), as well as promote your business. The jury panel consists of several web industry experts who have backgrounds in e-business strategy, graphic design, and usability testing. The jury will rate and comment on your web site in six areas: audience/purpose, graphics, navigation, content, functionality, social media and search engine optimization.
2010 industry experts included Kurt Guntner of Blue Collar Design Studio, Ryan Cole of Three Pillars Media,Angela Stueckrath of Angela Stueckrath Consulting, Lance Hedquist of South Sioux City Economic Development, Kelly Diekmann of Perfect 11 Solutions, David Hefley of Meridian Consulting, Doris Lux of Central Community College - Columbus, Derek Bierman of Shockra Multimedia and Design, Sara Brownwood of Impact! Media & Marketing, Erik Miller of CleanSheep Design, Beth Cole of The WebServant, Daniel Svoboda of JM Web Designs, and Melody Hansen of Sublime Artistry.
For more information about our critique, please contact us at email@example.com.
*US Department of Commerce
Members Who Participated in 2010
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