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 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.
A Surprising and Unlikely Place to Look for Product Ideas
Business Ideas

A Surprising and Unlikely Place to Look for Product Ideas

When you invent with the market in mind, you set yourself up for success.
Inventing a Small Improvement to an Existing Idea Is All It Takes
Ideas

Inventing a Small Improvement to an Existing Idea Is All It Takes

A simple thing I came up with while doing something I love continued to sell for a decade.
Do You Know Who Your Best Friends Are in Business?
Relationships

Do You Know Who Your Best Friends Are in Business?

They just might surprise you.
The No. 1 Mistake Product Developers Make
Business Ideas

The No. 1 Mistake Product Developers Make

You may have just come up with a great idea, but it doesn't mean squat if you fall into this trap.
Don't Let Bumps in the Road, or Other People's Skepticism, Stop You From Success
Success Stories

Don't Let Bumps in the Road, or Other People's Skepticism, Stop You From Success

A former toy maker turned inventor shares the story of one of his first big victories in entrepreneurship.
The 5 Qualities You Need to Successfully License an Idea
Inventing

The 5 Qualities You Need to Successfully License an Idea

If you want to live the life of an inventor, you had better develop yourself into an inventor.
5 Things to Consider for Entrepreneurs, and Their Spouses, to Have a Healthy Marriage
Marriage

5 Things to Consider for Entrepreneurs, and Their Spouses, to Have a Healthy Marriage

Spending your life with someone who is as just as passionate, or more so, about their business can be a challenge.
The 15 Practices of Outstanding Leaders
Leadership

The 15 Practices of Outstanding Leaders

You need to engage and inspire the people you work with to go above and beyond what is being asked of them -- because they want to.