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Don Debelak

30 Recent Stories

Help For Newcomers

Ideas for developing a prototype
September 1, 2000 in Product Development

Stay Tuned

Direct-response industry magazine: Response
August 21, 2000 in Distribution and Licensing

Toy With It

Advice from an experienced toy inventor about coming up with and developing your ideas
August 1, 2000 in Product Development

Get Noticed

If it's not distinctive, it won't sell.
August 1, 2000 in Marketing Your Invention

What Price Technology?

An inexpensive way to introduce your new product
August 1, 2000 in Entrepreneur Magazine

Bull's-Eye!

So you've got a new product and know just who to market it to. Here's what to do next.
July 1, 2000 in Marketing Your Invention

Who Needs 'Em?

Traditional retailers are no longer the only game in town.
July 1, 2000 in Finding Distributors

Here's Your Chance

Inventors go toy-to-toy for development dollars.
July 1, 2000 in Entrepreneur Magazine

Just Do It

Putting off applying for that patent? You may regret it later.
July 1, 2000 in Protecting Your Idea

Patent Lather

When you create a product with broad commercial potential, be sure to protect your interests by patenting the products in a way that keeps the competition at bay.
June 1, 2000 in Protecting Your Idea

PTO Clues

Our expert answers your common patent questions.
June 1, 2000 in Protecting Your Idea

You Want The Truth?

If you can handle it, Wal-Mart's panel of experts will tell you how good your invention really is.
June 1, 2000 in Entrepreneur Magazine

In Your Face

Cosmetic creators
May 1, 2000 in Protecting Your Idea

Break The Chain

Need an audience for your latest invention? Skip the giant retail chains-mail-order catalogs might do a better job of hitting your target.
May 1, 2000 in Entrepreneur Magazine

It's The Law

How does the new budget act affect your patent?
May 1, 2000 in Entrepreneur Magazine

Powerful Partners

Why do it yourself when you can have someone else market your invention?
April 1, 2000 in Entrepreneur Magazine

New Dimensions

Fitness equipment inventor
April 1, 2000 in Magazine

Right Hair, Right Now

Hair product inventor
March 1, 2000 in Marketing Your Invention

Show And Tell

Don't expect things to happen from your dusty garage--bring your invention into the limelight.
March 1, 2000 in Entrepreneur Magazine

Lights, Car, Action

Neon products inventor
February 1, 2000 in Product Development

Your Big Chance

Web site for inventors
February 1, 2000 in Magazine

Better With Age

There's nothing new under the sun that doesn't scare retailers.
February 1, 2000 in Entrepreneur Magazine

Test The Waters

Ready to roll with your great idea? Don't make the leap 'til you know what you're getting into.
January 1, 2000 in Entrepreneur Magazine

Something Old, Something New

Partner up.
January 1, 2000 in Magazine

Music For The Masses

Orchestrating the transition from small inventor to big business
December 1, 1999 in Magazine

French Twist

Take a bite out of the food market
November 1, 1999 in Magazine

The Idea Man

Got big ideas? Make money the easy way: Sell them to others.
October 1, 1999 in Magazine

Rookie Rules

Scoring a small distributor
September 1, 1999 in Magazine

Think Fast

Cash in on fads
August 1, 1999 in Product Development

No Time? No Problem

You're never too busy to private label.
July 1, 1999 in Marketing Your Invention