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Don Debelak

30 Recent Stories

Breath of Fresh Air

How do you sell buyers on an invention that creates a new product category?
October 1, 2004 in Distribution and Licensing

Recipe for Success

Smart partnering can transform a lone inventor into a market force.
September 1, 2004 in Product Development

Private Matters

Can't get big merchants to notice you? Private-label sales may be a good way to get your invention on store shelves.
September 1, 2004 in Distribution and Licensing

Flight of Fancy?

Launching a high-tech product can be a technical and financial challenge. Try these tips to get yours off the ground.
August 1, 2004 in Entrepreneur Magazine

All Fired Up

With the right marketing plan, your product will blaze trails across the globe.
July 1, 2004 in Marketing Your Invention

Spread It Around

Find the best way to distribute your product, and you'll rake in the profits.
June 1, 2004 in Entrepreneur Magazine

Make Your Mark

Want to break into a market overrun with competitors? No matter how crowded the field, you can still come out in front.
May 1, 2004 in Marketing Your Invention

Startup Capital for Investors

How to raise the cash you need to boost your product off the ground
May 1, 2004 in Product Development

Sky's the Limit

Think your product has limited appeal? It may have more potential than you know.
April 1, 2004 in Product Development

The Cost Is Clear

Or is it? Keep manufacturing costs in check so you can compete with the big names.
March 1, 2004 in Product Development

Keep It Simple

You don't need a mammoth staff or an elaborate office to make millions from your invention.
February 1, 2004 in Inventing

A Fair to Remember

Exhibiting at a trade show or fair can make your new product unforgettable-if you do it right.
February 1, 2004 in Inventing

Waking Up a Tired Idea

How you can revolutionize a stagnant product on a limited budget and still win over your target market
December 1, 2003 in Inventing

The Big Picture

The right licensing agreement can be the missing piece of the big-business puzzle.
November 1, 2003 in Marketing Your Invention

Wise Up!

When it comes to inventing a successful product, experience may be your best asset.
October 1, 2003 in Entrepreneur Magazine

All Systems Go

Here's how to get sales of your new product off the ground, using the Internet as your launching pad.
October 1, 2003 in Inventing

Send in the Clones

Will competitors' knockoffs destroy your products' edge? Not if you don't let them.
September 1, 2003 in Protecting Your Idea

Less Is More

Believe it or not, setting your sights a little lower could be the key to marketing your new product.
August 1, 2003 in Marketing Your Invention

Finning the Flames

With a flash of creativity, you can swim circles around the competition.
July 1, 2003 in Marketing Your Invention

A Novel Dilemma

To reach potential customers with an avant-garde product, you'll need to have a few tricks up your sleeve.
June 1, 2003 in Marketing Your Invention

Let's Make a Deal

Licensing your idea to a bigger company can mean fewer hassles--and a lot more money in your pocket.
June 1, 2003 in Distribution and Licensing

Join the Club

Launching your first product? Get by with a little help from your friends at an inventors' group.
May 1, 2003 in Entrepreneur Magazine

Lights, Camera, Action

Airtime on home shopping networks gives your product a big boost.
April 1, 2003 in Entrepreneur Magazine

Play Your Cards Right

Presenting a case study in striking the best deals to launch your own great product on a limited budget
March 1, 2003 in Inventing

Seller's Market

Don't want to leave the selling of your product up to a licensee? Do it yourself on commission.
February 5, 2003 in Inventing

Got a New Idea?

If the answer is "not really," don't worry; just buy the rights to someone else's invention and reap the profits. Now that's a bright idea.
February 1, 2003 in Inventing

One of a Kind?

Make your product conform to break away from the norm.
December 1, 2002 in Entrepreneur Magazine

Notions in Motion

Itching to turn an idea into reality? You've got to answer the call and take charge to make it happen.
November 1, 2002 in Inventing

The Bigger, the Better

If you need quick cash flow to stay in business—and who doesn't?—skip the small retailers and go straight for companies that buy in bulk.
October 1, 2002 in Distribution and Licensing

Lighting the Way

In the dark because your oddball product doesn't fit with buyers? There is success at the end of the tunnel.
September 1, 2002 in Inventing