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Important Considerations For Starting A Business

So you've been thinking about starting your own business. Perhaps it's been a long term goal of yours, or just an idea that came to you recently. Either way, there's some information you should consider before taking any further steps. Take a few minutes to evaluate yourself. Ask yourself, "What am I good at? What are my talents?" Next, ask yourself, "What am I bad at? What are my weaknesses?" As you evaluate, be honest - if you're not honest you're only doing a disservice to yourself.

Innovation Enterprise Conference - For Inventors

Inventors with patents, new product ideas and technology that may have military or government applications will have a special opportunity to have their invention reviewed at the Innovation Enterprise 2010 Conference, November 15 - 17, in Macon, GA.

Calling All Inventors: New Kitchen Tools Wanted

This is a great competition for our readers. The challenge is sponsored by World Kitchen LLC through What's Bubbling?  Your mission, should you decide to accept it,  is to invent a new kitchen tool - a new vegetable peeler, a new pasta machine, a new meat tenderizing tool... whatever kitchen tool you can improve on, either by starting from scratch or by making a significant improvement to a tool that's already in use.

 


NCIIA Initiates Student Ambassador Program For Inventors & Entrepreneurs

This Fall the National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance (NCIIA) has selected its first Student Ambassador team, a group of exceptional students at 14 universities that are charged with encouraging and leading the creation of socially beneficial technologies and bringing them to commercialization. No easy feat, but the NCIIA will give them plenty of support.

 

Anatomy of an Invention Scam - Part 4

Inventors with a patent, invention, innovation or new product idea are ripe candidates for scams. This four-part series unveils the ugly truth about the rip-off artists that rob millions from inventors annually. Yet, nothing is ever  effectively done about it.

BANG... You're Not Dead! Buoyant Bazooka Wins James Dyson 2010 Design Award

There were 15 finalists in the previous round of the 2010 James Dyson international design contest and now there is but one: Samuel Adeloju for his invention of the LONGREACH Buoyancy Deployment System.  Though the system looks like a sawed-off bazooka and the supposed emergency person operating it is depicted as warrior from Second Life, LONGREACH's highly explosive warhead is actually a rescue device.

 

Green Technology is the Future

In the midst of one of the worst economic periods the United States has ever seen and the increasing need for renewable energy sources, green technology will lead the way toward an environmental revolution. Throughout history it has been entrepreneurs and inventors that have pulled economies out of the gutter, not government bailouts or higher taxes. As the future innovators of the world, it is our responsibility to make sure our planet is taken care of, not taken advantage of.

Anatomy of an Invention Scam - Part 3

Inventors with a patent, invention, innovation or new product idea are ripe candidates for scams. This four-part series unveils the ugly truth about the rip-off artists that rob millions from inventors annually. Yet, nothing is ever  effectively done about it.

Looking for Investors for your New Invention

Looking for investors for your new invention can be an arduous process - by understanding what potential investors are looking for in a lender, you'll be better equip when pitching your idea. Obviously they expect the details of the business, such as organization, location, marketing strategy and implementation strategy, but investors also have specific key areas they focus on. They want to see that you know the ins and outs of the industry, how your product or service is unique, if you have researched your competition thoroughly, if they can expect a return on their investment, and how soon.

Awesome Eyeglasses For The Future Win Wall Street Journal Tech Award

Edyeglass technology hasn't advance very much since the 19th century... until now.  TruFocals, soon to be re-branded Superfocus, are the coolest things in prescription eyeglasses since Benjamin Franklin made his own.  In fact, they are designed just like Franklin's glasses. 


Anatomy of an Invention Scam - Part 2

Inventors with a patent, invention, innovation or new product idea are ripe candidates for scams. This four-part series unveils the ugly truth about the rip-off artists that rob millions from inventors annually. Yet, nothing is ever  effectively done about it.

Anatomy of an Invention Scam - Part 1

Inventors with a patent, invention, innovation or new product idea are ripe candidates for scams. This is part one of a four-part series that unveils the ugly truth about the rip-off artists that rob millions from inventors annually.

Can Small Scale Really Sell Products to Major Retail?

A common misconception about selling to Major Retailers is that you have to be a large established company in order to sell to them. This is absolutely  not the case! The truth is that there are many small start-up companies with just one product SKU that have gotten their products into Major Retailers. 

Inventor Creates Product on Kitchen Counter and Makes Millions!

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!

DIMWIT Self-Help for Inventors - FREE

DIMWIT Self-Help for Inventors has released a Free DIMWIT Inventor's Package to help inventor make money from their ideas, patents and inventions.

Inventors Contest Paying Prizes of $2,500

The 2010 Ideas to Profits Conference, Sept. 30 – Oct. 1 at Chula Vista Resort, Wisconsin Dells is hosting an inventors contest with prizes up to $2,500 in value. Deadline to enter the contest is August 31.

Calling All Inventors! Cadbury Wants Revolutionary Packaging For Its Chocolate

Cadbury, the world famous chocolate and candy maker, needs a new wrapper, a revolutionary one that keeps chocolate from melting when exposed to high temperatures.  While you are at it, invent a wrapper that keeps humans from melting in hot temperatures.

MIT Invents Invisible Mouse - But Even More Inventive Is The Mouse Video

Pranav Mistry, Pattie Maes and Liyan Chang, researchers from MIT's Media Lab, created an invisible mouse using an infrared laser beam on the right side of a laptop keyboard and an infrared camera on the right side of a laptop screen.  Their prototype cost them all of $20.  Chances are the invisible mouse will cost you even less.

 


Calling All Inventors: West Point Seeking Storage Innovations For The Home

West Point Home the manufacturer of branded home products from Martex to Ralph Lauren to Harley Davidson. (Yes, there are HD sheets and boy are they wild!) West Point Home now wants your innovation for organization and storage products for any room in the house, including the attic.  The company has teamed up with Edison Nation to assist in collecting information and video about your ideas.  There is a catch though...

 

Selling Your Inventions To Major Retailers

Selling Your Inventions To Major Retailers: What Not To Do (And What 95% Of People Tend To Do!)