Don Debelak

30 Recent Stories

Marketing Your Invention

Raiser's Edge

Are your attempts at selling to retail stores going nowhere? Maybe your product needs a good fund-raiser.
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Look What I Found!

Make the most of the opportunities everybody else has overlooked.
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Want Some of This?

A good product is nothing without a customer who wants to buy it.
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I Needed That

Looking for an innovative product customers will buy? Think of what you need in your work or hobby.
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At Ease, Private!

Private labeling offers an end to all the woes of dealing with retailers.
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Run for the Border

Domestics too costly? Look into foreign manufacturing.
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Farmers' Market

Like good gardeners, manufacturers' reps know the landscape and can help yield you a large cash crop.
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Double Your Pleasure

One is never enough: Is another successful product just what your company needs to grow?
Distribution and Licensing

Singular Sensation

It's your best product. Actually, it's your only product. But you can still get big retailers to take notice.
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Infantile Inventions

No, no, it's not a bad thing! The baby-products market is the perfect place for brand-new inventors to take their first steps.
Marketing Your Invention

Don't Stay in the Dark!

Here's how to make sure your big invention sees the light of day.
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Molded in Your Image

A crude prototype won't show you off in the best light. You need a cheap way to build a better one.
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Home Fires Burning

Spark nationwide success for your product with some sales fuel from your local neighborhood stores.
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The Shallow End

Don't start by diving into bigger markets-get your product's feet wet by finding a profitable niche.
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The FDA Curtain

How to keep your medical invention out of the rejected-product gulag
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Inventing Business

People want to start businesses. They just need an idea: yours.
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Bicycle Built For You?

Race to an industry ripe for invention.
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Zzzzzz . . .

Worried your product will be a bore to consumers who think they've seen it all before? A good marketing strategy will let you rest easy.
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Hoop Dreams

When you're having trouble finding a manufacturer for your product, these ideas may help you locate the one you want.
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Master Plan

If you want to see your product get on store shelves, you'd better have more than one plan in place.
Protecting Your Idea

Hello, My Name Is. . .

The best way to protect your invention? Brand your name.
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Big Boost

Even though you've got a great idea, hurdles along the way can stop you dead. Find out how this entrepreneur bashed through the barriers to create a successful product.

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20/20 Foresight

You've got vision, but do you have the grit to use it?
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In Good Company

Got a great idea but don't have the time to develop it yourself? Why not hire an invention marketing firm to turn your great idea into a great product?
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The Next Big Product

That was their goal; is it yours?
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Free Patent Advice

A must-read straight from the office
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Foreign Power

Import resellers bring it home.
Product Development

My Buddy and Me

Got an idea for a cool promotional product? Read how this entrepreneur turned her simple idea into a successful business.
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Make 'Em Talk

Jump-start sales the simple way—with endorsements.
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Get Exports Moving

The SBA offers international trade tips.