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Stephen Key

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. In the last 25 years, he has liscenced more than 20 new products. He is author of the One Simple Idea series of books including One Simple Idea for Startups and Entrepreneurs, (McGraw-Hill, 2012).

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Remember, Persistence Pays Off. Stay Motivated With These 5 Tips.

Remember, Persistence Pays Off. Stay Motivated With These 5 Tips.

You may feel like quitting, but focusing on the big picture will help you avoid giving up.
April 19, 2014 in The 'Treps
A Simple Tool That Could Sell Your Idea for You

A Simple Tool That Could Sell Your Idea for You

There's no need to meet people in person for the hard sell. Let this tool do the work for you.
April 12, 2014 in Marketing
5 Excuses That Shouldn't Stop You From Bringing Your Ideas to Life

5 Excuses That Shouldn't Stop You From Bringing Your Ideas to Life

Taking that crucial first step can be a challenge if you doubt yourself.
April 5, 2014 in Starting a Business
Don't Have Great Ideas? Work With Someone Who Does.

Don't Have Great Ideas? Work With Someone Who Does.

Creative people oftentimes aren't great at selling their ideas. That's where you come in.
March 29, 2014 in Grow Your Business
Have an Idea for the Cokes or Apples of the World? 6 Ways to Get Their Attention.

Have an Idea for the Cokes or Apples of the World? 6 Ways to Get Their Attention.

Pitching a product at one of these mega companies isn't as daunting as you may think.
March 22, 2014 in Grow Your Business
Inventing Can Be Fun, and Profitable. Here's How to Get Started.

Inventing Can Be Fun, and Profitable. Here's How to Get Started.

Take your idea from a thought to product in five steps.
March 15, 2014 in Starting a Business
How 'The Wolf of Wall Street' Helped Me Increase My Sales by 50 Percent

How 'The Wolf of Wall Street' Helped Me Increase My Sales by 50 Percent

The movie seems like an odd place for business inspiration, but there's one important takeaway in it.
March 8, 2014 in Grow Your Business
To Get the Most Out of LinkedIn Groups, Follow These Guidelines

To Get the Most Out of LinkedIn Groups, Follow These Guidelines

If utilized correctly, LinkedIn Groups can be an amazing resource for entrepreneurs and small businesses. Otherwise, they can just be a waste not.
March 1, 2014 in Grow Your Business
Want to Make More Money? Understand the Multiplying Effect.

Want to Make More Money? Understand the Multiplying Effect.

How much do you want to earn over your lifetime? Do the math and see if you're happy with the result.
February 20, 2014 in Lifestyle
Reinvent a Product, Not the Wheel

Reinvent a Product, Not the Wheel

Often entrepreneurs think they need to completely disrupt an industry to land success. This couldn't be further from the truth.
February 12, 2014 in Business Ideas
Use Crowdfunding to Gauge Interest for Your Idea

Use Crowdfunding to Gauge Interest for Your Idea

If people are willing to open their wallets, that's invaluable information for investors.
February 8, 2014 in Evaluating Your Idea
It Turns Out, Fear is Your Best Friend

It Turns Out, Fear is Your Best Friend

When you've got skin in the game, you're more motivated to succeed.
January 30, 2014 in Starting a Business
The Positive Power of Saying 'No'

The Positive Power of Saying 'No'

It can be tough to decline opportunities, but in many cases it can lead to good results.
January 21, 2014 in Business Management
Make 2014 the Year You Reach for Your Goals

Make 2014 the Year You Reach for Your Goals

Taking the time to think about what is holding us back from our dreams has enormous benefits.
January 10, 2014 in Lifestyle
How to Overcome Your Fear of Public Speaking

How to Overcome Your Fear of Public Speaking

Five tips to find your voice, tell your story and engage an audience.
December 31, 2013 in Business Management
5 Tips to Never Miss a Deadline

5 Tips to Never Miss a Deadline

Become the dependable, respectable professional who is admired for always being on time.
December 23, 2013 in Productivity
How to Get Influencers to Help You

How to Get Influencers to Help You

Three tips to reach out to successful people and ask for their recommendations.
December 13, 2013 in Networking
How to Combat Your Fear of Rejection

How to Combat Your Fear of Rejection

Fear of rejection can get in the way of our lives and our business. Learn to how to manage your fear and make the most out of it.
December 11, 2013 in Business Management
5 Signs Your Product is Perfect for Kickstarter

5 Signs Your Product is Perfect for Kickstarter

Not every great product ideas is meant for Kickstarter. Here are five qualities a stellar crowdfunding product should have.
November 25, 2013 in Payments & Collections
The Secret to Selling Your Brand With One Sentence

The Secret to Selling Your Brand With One Sentence

Here are three ways to craft the perfect one-liner that tells customers everything they need to know about your brand.
November 15, 2013 in Branding
6 Easy Steps to Being a Master Networker All of the Time

6 Easy Steps to Being a Master Networker All of the Time

Building and maintaining professional relationships may seem like a big time-suck, but these six steps can help you work it into your life with ease.
November 12, 2013 in Growth Strategies
7 Ways to Win Every Argument

7 Ways to Win Every Argument

It's tempting to get feisty, have the last word and shoot off an angry email, but follow these seven steps and you'll come out on top more often than not.
November 1, 2013 in Leadership
How to Become an Expert in an Hour

How to Become an Expert in an Hour

Concentrate your efforts and you can become an expert on a product or market niche fairly quickly. Here's how.
October 24, 2013 in Growth Strategies
The Secret to Staying Married While Starting a Business

The Secret to Staying Married While Starting a Business

Balancing running a business with your personal life and relationships is a huge challenge for entrepreneurs. Here's how to make it work.
October 21, 2013 in Lifestyle
Why KFC's New Go Cup Is a Brilliant Business Idea -- Even If You Don't Like Fried Chicken

Why KFC's New Go Cup Is a Brilliant Business Idea -- Even If You Don't Like Fried Chicken

KFC has found a new use for your car's cup holder -- a lesson to all innovators out there: You don't have to reinvent the wheel to come up with a good idea.
October 15, 2013 in Business Ideas
7 Ways to Save Big Bucks On a Patent Attorney

7 Ways to Save Big Bucks On a Patent Attorney

It's easy to run up the bills when hiring a patent attorney. Here are some steps to keep you from blowing your whole budget.
October 14, 2013 in Business Management
5 Places Your Great Ideas Are Hiding And How to Set Them Free

5 Places Your Great Ideas Are Hiding And How to Set Them Free

Business ideas are buzzing all around you. It's just a matter of knowing where to look and how to uncover them. Here are five places to start.
October 4, 2013 in Business Ideas
How to Decide If Your Business Idea Is a Total Bust

How to Decide If Your Business Idea Is a Total Bust

Sometimes it's hard to know when you ought to let go of a business idea. Here are four key questions to help you decide.
September 19, 2013 in Business Ideas
5 Signs You're Standing In Your Own Way to Success

5 Signs You're Standing In Your Own Way to Success

Don't be your own worst enemy when it comes to succeeding at starting and running your own business. Here are five mistakes to avoid.
September 12, 2013 in Leadership
7 Voicemail Secrets to Get a Call Back Every Time

7 Voicemail Secrets to Get a Call Back Every Time

Leaving the right voice message could be the difference between getting a called back and not. Here are seven ways to up your chances.
September 10, 2013 in Growth Strategies

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