Stephen Key

Stephen Key

Co-Founder of inventRight; Author of One Simple Idea Series

Stephen Key is an inventor, author, speaker and co-founder of InventRight, LLC., a Glenbrook, Nev.-based company that educates entrepreneurs in how to bring ideas to market.

The Real Reason Companies Are Looking for Your Product Ideas
Inventing

The Real Reason Companies Are Looking for Your Product Ideas

Open innovation is flourishing because creative people want to work for themselves. It's as simple as that.
The Simple Way to Vet a Potential Business Partner
Partnerships

The Simple Way to Vet a Potential Business Partner

It's amazing that people seem to spend more time reading reviews of a restaurant they're considering going to for lunch than looking into the companies and people they're considering working with.
A 3-Step Formula to Success -- Really
Success Strategies

A 3-Step Formula to Success -- Really

You must fine-tune your ability to acutely break down a problem and come up with an efficient solution.
11 Truths About Being an Entrepreneur
Entrepreneurship

11 Truths About Being an Entrepreneur

Starting and building your own business is not easy. Nothing worth the effort ever is.
What Does It Take to Get Your Product on QVC?
Inventing

What Does It Take to Get Your Product on QVC?

The head of a company that hooks up inventors with the popular shopping channel dishes on how inventors can show off their products to millions.
9 Ways to Negotiate a Contract Like a Boss
Negotiating

9 Ways to Negotiate a Contract Like a Boss

Finding common ground is an emotionally fraught process. But you have to keep the relationship positive. These are the people you're going to be working with if the contract ends up being signed.
Don't Go With Your Gut. Let the Market Tell You What It Needs.
Starting a Business

Don't Go With Your Gut. Let the Market Tell You What It Needs.

Here are seven suggestions to get the valuable insight you need to make your business idea a likelier success.
After Years of Struggle, Pet-Washer Inventor Celebrates Viral Video Success
Inventing

After Years of Struggle, Pet-Washer Inventor Celebrates Viral Video Success

An entrepreneur tried to bring his product to market numerous times, and finally had the breakthrough he needed.
The Secret to Connecting With Your Audience
Communications

The Secret to Connecting With Your Audience

There's one thing you can do that will rally your customers, colleagues and even competitors.
The No. 1 Reason You Should Hire a Family Member
Family

The No. 1 Reason You Should Hire a Family Member

Sure, plenty of things can go wrong, but just as many things can and will go right.
Want to Test Your Product Idea? Join the Makers.
Inventing

Want to Test Your Product Idea? Join the Makers.

Bringing your goods to a Maker Faire will grant you a creative audience that will test your designs. This worked wonders for the creator of a rubber band shotgun.
7 Strategies to Help You Pick, Then Develop, the Perfect Partner
Partnerships

7 Strategies to Help You Pick, Then Develop, the Perfect Partner

When two or more parties bring different yet equally valuable skills to the table, amazing things happen.
5 Ways to Get Others to Pull Your Ideas to Market
Grow Your Business

5 Ways to Get Others to Pull Your Ideas to Market

Constantly pushing your service or product can get tiring. Instead, be smart and find another way.
Filling an Order From Walmart Felt Fantastic, But I Made 3 Mistakes
Mistakes

Filling an Order From Walmart Felt Fantastic, But I Made 3 Mistakes

When you launch a business, it's best to prepare for the best-case scenarios as well.
10 Resources for Today's Inventors
Inventing

10 Resources for Today's Inventors

You have no excuse not to get started.