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.

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.
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.