Imagine coming up with an Invention on your kitchen counter and soon becoming a millionaire and having your Invention sold all over the world! That's what happened to Debbie Barker, the Inventor of the FlipFold!
It all started at home. Debbie Barker's two daughters were driving her crazy. No matter how often she tried to keep their clothes folded and organized in their closets and drawers, her girls would consistently mess them up. The girl's could never find what they were looking for and if they did, their clothes were always wrinkled.
Debbie pleaded, "Girls, when you do your laundry, fold clothes neatly and to the same size. Your rooms will be more organized with less clutter; your clothes will be neat and wrinkle-free." Her oldest girl responded, "We can't fold clothes mom, it's too hard and fold clothes takes too long." And out of this simple conversation, the FlipFOLD was born!
Debbie decided to come up with an organizer that would help control clutter and make it easy for her kids to fold clothes. And soon created her Invention called the FlipFOLD on her kitchen counter! As Debbie was developing her idea, she realized her invention would not only help provide a solution at home; it would also be a great solution for retailers as well!
Her experience in the retail garment industry taught Debbie that the FlipFOLD could actually also help impact a Retailer's bottom line. If retail employees were able to focus on selling more often then being focused on keeping garments folded, they would actually make retailers more profitable. And she was right! Today, the FlipFOLD is manufactured in the US and distributed to retailers around the world.
So you see, ordinary people can produce extraordinary results if they take the time to explore their ideas and take action steps to make things happen. If you have a product idea that you think people will love, then do whatever it takes to realize your product idea. You could come up with the next million dollar invention!
Karen Waksman (Product for Profit,) is a Manufacturer’s Rep turned Author, Speaker and Consultant. She has written a step-by-step guide called ‘How To Sell Your Product, Invention or Craft to Major Retailers…No Sales Experience or Existing Buyer Relationships Required!’