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Don Debelak

30 Recent Stories

Teaming Up for Success

Get your product into the hands of consumers by forming alliances with the right people.
July 19, 2007 in Starting a Business

Best Defense

Protecting your intellectual property
June 20, 2007 in Protecting Your Idea

Lookin' Good

Giving your products visual impact
June 20, 2007 in Product Development

Beam Me Up

Companies that can help you get your product onto direct-response TV stations and into retail stores
June 17, 2007 in Distribution and Licensing

Developing a Great Business Model

Determine whether your business will succeed by evaluating these six aspects.
April 3, 2007 in Cash Flow & Money Management

Mum's The Word

Keeping your idea confidential
April 20, 2006 in Protecting Your Idea

Put a Lid on It!

An infomercial for this inventor's snappy new food containers helped her seal the deal with a large retailer.
December 1, 2005 in Distribution and Licensing

Doctor's Orders

Getting the FDA to give your medical invention the thumbs up can be a challenge, so follow this prescription for approval.
November 1, 2005 in Product Development

Bright Idea: Product Launch Success Story

This entrepreneur knew her mood-enhancing light bulbs would sell, but she had to convince retailers. How she did it.
October 14, 2005

In the Mood

Warm retailers up to your new product, even if it's in a category all its own.
October 1, 2005 in Entrepreneur Magazine

If You Build It...

Will they come? If you think your invention could be the foundation for a business, here's how to make the leap.
October 1, 2005 in Entrepreneur Startups Magazine

Your Product at Wal-Mart?

This independent inventor got her product noticed by major retailers and won big. Here's how she did it.
September 13, 2005

Join Hands

Pair an inventor's idea with your business know-how, and get ready for success.
September 1, 2005 in Entrepreneur Magazine

Launch Your Invention as a Joint Venture

Two heads are better than one, so why not use a joint venture to get your invention off the ground?
August 31, 2005

Inventive Partnership

You've got the brains, but you need a product with brawn. Try pairing an inventor's idea with your biz know-how.
August 30, 2005

Pet Project: Learning From a Product Launch Success

This former veterinarian wowed major pet-product retailers and got her invention on their shelves. Here's how.
August 19, 2005

Mass Appeal

A local buying program could be the key to getting your product on the shelves of major merchandisers.
August 1, 2005 in Entrepreneur Magazine

Tool Time

How one entrepreneur built a better screwdriver--and used smart networking to get it into Sears stores nationwide
July 1, 2005 in Entrepreneur Magazine

Tool Time Product Launch

How one entrepreneur built a better screwdriver and used smart networking to get it placed on the shelves of Sears.
July 1, 2005

Original Win

Learn how to respond to knockoffs so you can put your product back on top.
June 1, 2005 in Entrepreneur Magazine

Pet Project

How one former veterinarian wowed major pet-product retailers--and got her invention on their shelves
May 1, 2005 in Inventing

Mail Call

Mail order catalogs can be a startup inventor's surefire route to success.
May 1, 2005 in Inventing

Top Honors

Winning a contest can catapult your invention into the mainstream.
April 1, 2005 in Inventing

Brand Aid

How building your brand and expanding your line can be the key to your success
March 1, 2005 in Entrepreneur Magazine

Breaking the Ice

Want skeptical customers to warm up to your product? Here's the scoop on how to win them over.
February 1, 2005 in Entrepreneur Magazine

Come Together

Two heads are better than one, so why not use a joint venture to get your invention off the ground?
February 1, 2005 in Inventing

Taking License

It pays to do your homework before signing a licensing agreement.
December 1, 2004 in Distribution and Licensing

Taking Advantage of a Neglected Niche

Find out how smart partnering transformed this lone inventor into a market force to be reckoned with.
November 23, 2004

The Secrets of a Successful Product Launch

Want to break into a market full of competitors? No matter how crowded the field, you can still leap way out in front.
November 23, 2004

The Write Stuff

Entrepreneurs find success with a new take on a familiar product.
November 1, 2004 in Entrepreneur Magazine
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