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Advice for Inventors

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.

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. 

Selling Your Inventions To Major Retailers

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

Mom Inventors Make Millions With Kids 'Boogie' Product

Ever come up with a solution to an everyday problem that was driving you nuts? The Boogie Mom's did and they made millions!

Submiting Your Patent Or Idea To A Company Can Be Challenging

Learn what to send, (and not send) about your  idea or invention to a company who may be interested in commercializing your patent or new product by reading this helpful article.

Hem Gems and Your Denim: How Good Products Present Simple Solutions to Widespread Problems

Simple, Effective, Valuable, and Playing in a Big Market. This is the stuff of great products. Do you have ideas that measure up? To give you an example, let's look at a product and assess these issues.

A Look into a Direct Retail TV Company - Lenfest Media Group

We've all seen them. At first, we used to see them only late at night and for anyone who hasn't slept well, you know what I mean. Now we see them through out the day and on almost every channel. I'm talking about direct response television ("DRTV"). One form of DRTV that is commonly known is called the infomercial. Ring a bell for you? One interesting company involved in the DRTV space is Lenfest Media Group.

Mom Inventor Turns Millionaire With Simple Product Idea

Imagine being a stay-at-home mom, coming up with a brilliant idea, creating a quick prototype with a sewing machine, and then generating millions of dollars in revenue from that simple idea? That's what happened to Kim Levine, the creator of the Wuvit

Inventor Success Stories That Inspire: The Slinky

Every Kid Wanted One: Ever heard of the Slinky? The fun toy that sold more than 250 million units worldwide!The creators of the Slinky were just ordinary people that came up with a simple product idea. And that simple product idea produced more wealth then they could have ever possibly imagined!


Inventor Success Stories That Inspire

People are funny. They hear stories of how ordinary people make millions of dollars from their simple product ideas and then chock it up to being ‘lucky’ or ‘being at the right place at the right time.’ But the truth is, luck is only part of it.

Confidentiality Agreements For Inventors Without A Patent

Learn when and when not to demand a confidentiality agreement from a manufacturer. You may not need a patent initially if you get the right company to consider your invention or new product idea.

Product for Profit: How To Sell Your Product - Book Review

For anyone interested in getting their products to major retailers, an easy to read, short book may be just what you need.  "Product for Profit: How to Sell Your Product, Invention or Craft to Major Retailers ... No Sales Experience or Existing Buyer Relationships Required!" by Karen Waksman is a step by step guide for the ordinary person trying to get their product into major retailers.

Getting Your Invention Idea In The Door Without a Patent

You don't always need a patent to get your invention idea reviewed by a top company, and get it sold for cash.

Can You Guarantee An Invention's Success? 6 Filters Help You Find The Best Ideas

There are a lot of great ideas out there, but it doesn’t mean they should all be pursued.  The challenge for innovators then, becomes identifying which ideas you should explore and why.  Here are 6 questions and issues, based on the experience of working with hundreds of innovative products, to help guide you to success.