Advice for Inventors

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.

Things Your Mother (and Patent Attorney) Never Told You

Think your patent will protect you - think again. You may not have the protection you think!

10 Invention Marketing Untruths That Harm Inventors

Untruths - A list of the notorious bad advice given daily to inventors. And, you'd be surprised at what's on the list. Patent Attorneys and the US Patent and Trademark Office are not even spared in this blog.

Small Business Advice: How To Come Up With A Great Business Name

You have a business idea.

Now, you're scratching your head wondering what you should name your small business.It's easy to come up with a business name. I know someone who can spit out business names like a machine gun. Great business names on the other hand? Much harder. There are a lot of factors to consider.

Here are some tips on how to come up with a company name for a small business...

Inventions On A Theme: Jigthings

The first advice given to a new writer is "Write what you know." It should, as well, be the advice given to a new inventor: Invent what you know.

How To Use Google To Advertise Your Business Online

Whether you're selling big-ticket items such as cars or just candy down the corner, you can use Google to advertise your business online. The Internet is one of the rare places in the world that a small start-up company can beat the monster giant one in marketing. It is definitely a great equalizer. Beat big business marketing with the following online tips and tricks for advertising your business through Google.

One Company Exists Just To Market Your Golf Inventions

You want to know how many golf inventors there are?  Just find out how many golfers there are, and you'll have the answer.  One company just opened its door to all those inventors.  I hope it's ready for all of you!

Get Plenty of DIY Projects From Easy2DIY

Home improvement is easily one of the most fun and rewarding hobbies one can take up, and the internet has proven to be a good place to find information on lots of those particular projects on you "to-do" list.  Easy2DIY is an all-in-one stop for your fixer-upper projects that includes tutorials, shopping, and advice.

Top 5 Part-Time Online Business Myths

The fortune cookie says "YES!" But will you really succeed?

So you're not just an inventor.. you're also a budding Internet entrepreneur. If, like thousands of other people all over the world, you have decided to cash in on the world of opportunities the Internet has to offer, this is an article you need to read. There are tons of part-time online business myths circulating and it's about time that you separate fact from fiction.

How To Start A Home-Based Business

Do you want to be your own boss? You might be surprised to know that it is not as difficult as you think. Establishing a home-based business isn't easy but it isn't impossible to do. Here are a few tips on starting a business for aspiring home-based entrepreneurs:

5 Things to Think About Before Moving From Part-Time Business to Home-Based Business

If you've been following my blog posts, you know that I have been advocating starting a part-time online business here, here, here, and here. The reason for this is mainly so you can have another source of income that is other than your job.  Now what if you've recently been feeling that your part-time online business is growing and you need to devote more time on it to fully capitalize on the opportunity.  Should you quit your job and work on it full-time at home? Now, before you head to your boss' office and tell him "You're fired!," read on to find out if a home-based business is the best course of action for you..

4 Really Silly Home-Based Business Myths

Learn to separate fact from fiction. Because frankly, some of the home-based business myths can be quite silly. Don't be misled. Starting a new business isn't easy and to add to the complication, there are a ton of misleading information. So what are these silly myths? Read on to find out.