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Don Debelak

30 Recent Stories

Raiser's Edge

Are your attempts at selling to retail stores going nowhere? Maybe your product needs a good fund-raiser.
August 1, 2002 in Marketing Your Invention

Look What I Found!

Make the most of the opportunities everybody else has overlooked.
July 1, 2002 in Inventing

Want Some of This?

A good product is nothing without a customer who wants to buy it.
June 1, 2002 in Inventing

I Needed That

Looking for an innovative product customers will buy? Think of what you need in your work or hobby.
May 1, 2002 in Inventing

At Ease, Private!

Private labeling offers an end to all the woes of dealing with retailers.
April 1, 2002 in Inventing

Run for the Border

Domestics too costly? Look into foreign manufacturing.
March 1, 2002 in Product Development

Farmers' Market

Like good gardeners, manufacturers' reps know the landscape and can help yield you a large cash crop.
February 1, 2002 in Entrepreneur Magazine

Double Your Pleasure

One is never enough: Is another successful product just what your company needs to grow?
December 1, 2001 in Entrepreneur Magazine

Singular Sensation

It's your best product. Actually, it's your only product. But you can still get big retailers to take notice.
November 1, 2001 in Distribution and Licensing

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.
October 1, 2001 in Inventing

Don't Stay in the Dark!

Here's how to make sure your big invention sees the light of day.
September 1, 2001 in Marketing Your Invention

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.
August 1, 2001 in Inventing

Home Fires Burning

Spark nationwide success for your product with some sales fuel from your local neighborhood stores.
July 1, 2001 in Inventing

The Shallow End

Don't start by diving into bigger markets-get your product's feet wet by finding a profitable niche.
June 1, 2001 in Inventing

The FDA Curtain

How to keep your medical invention out of the rejected-product gulag
May 1, 2001 in Entrepreneur Magazine

Inventing Business

People want to start businesses. They just need an idea: yours.
April 1, 2001 in Distribution and Licensing

Bicycle Built For You?

Race to an industry ripe for invention.
March 1, 2001 in Entrepreneur Magazine

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.
February 1, 2001 in Inventing

Hoop Dreams

When you're having trouble finding a manufacturer for your product, these ideas may help you locate the one you want.
January 1, 2001 in Product Development

Master Plan

If you want to see your product get on store shelves, you'd better have more than one plan in place.
December 1, 2000 in Product Development

Hello, My Name Is. . .

The best way to protect your invention? Brand your name.
December 1, 2000 in Protecting Your Idea

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.

November 1, 2000 in Product Development

20/20 Foresight

You've got vision, but do you have the grit to use it?
November 1, 2000 in Product Development

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?
October 1, 2000 in Inventing

The Next Big Product

That was their goal; is it yours?
October 1, 2000 in Entrepreneur Magazine

Free Patent Advice

A must-read straight from the office
October 1, 2000 in Entrepreneur Magazine

Foreign Power

Import resellers bring it home.
October 1, 2000 in Entrepreneur Magazine

My Buddy and Me

Got an idea for a cool promotional product? Read how this entrepreneur turned her simple idea into a successful business.
September 1, 2000 in Product Development

Make 'Em Talk

Jump-start sales the simple way—with endorsements.
September 1, 2000 in Entrepreneur Magazine

Get Exports Moving

The SBA offers international trade tips.
September 1, 2000 in Entrepreneur Magazine

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