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.

23 Recent Stories

How to Combat Your Fear of Rejection
Business Management

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.
5 Signs Your Product is Perfect for Kickstarter
Payments & Collections

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.
The Secret to Selling Your Brand With One Sentence
Branding

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

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.
7 Ways to Win Every Argument
Leadership

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.
How to Become an Expert in an Hour
Growth Strategies

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.
The Secret to Staying Married While Starting a Business
Lifestyle

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

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.
7 Ways to Save Big Bucks On a Patent Attorney
Business Management

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

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.
How to Decide If Your Business Idea Is a Total Bust
Business Ideas

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

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.
7 Voicemail Secrets to Get a Call Back Every Time
Growth Strategies

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.
3 Lies You Heard on 'Shark Tank'
Startup Basics

3 Lies You Heard on 'Shark Tank'

Can you really trust reality television for sound advice on how to start your own business? Here are three 'Shark Tank' nuggets of wisdom you might want to question.
4 Tests to Fail-Proof Your Business Idea
Business Ideas

4 Tests to Fail-Proof Your Business Idea

Before pumping every last dime and ounce of sweat into launching your business idea, test it out with these four strategies.
What Robin Thicke's 'Blurred Lines' Can Teach You About Stealing Ideas
Legal Center

What Robin Thicke's 'Blurred Lines' Can Teach You About Stealing Ideas

No matter how much 'you know you want it,' chances are your business idea is not original. Here's what you can do to stay out of legal trouble.
How Not to Bomb the Pitch of Your Dreams (Like This Writer Did)
Startup Basics

How Not to Bomb the Pitch of Your Dreams (Like This Writer Did)

Ask the right questions and be prepared and you'll avoid screwing up on a pitch that's big for your business.
5 Qualities of Successful Entrepreneurs
Leadership

5 Qualities of Successful Entrepreneurs

It takes more than a great idea to launch a successful business. Here are five qualities to have under your belt.
Innovation

5 Steps to Safeguard Your Product From Patent Theft

Filing a patent isn't enough to protect your idea. It's important to consider how competitors might find a way around your patent and take action in advance. Here's how.
How to Protect Your Business Idea Without a Patent
Business Ideas

How to Protect Your Business Idea Without a Patent

You don't have to fork over thousands of dollars in legal fees to safeguard your business idea with a patent. Here are some affordable easy steps to help ensure you're protecting your ideas from theft
3 Games To Help You Generate Business Ideas
Business Ideas

3 Games To Help You Generate Business Ideas

Coming up with business ideas should be fun. Here are three games you can play anywhere -- whether walking through store aisles or out for a jog -- that will turn your mind into an idea factory.
5 Essential Ingredients of a Winning Business Idea
Business Ideas

5 Essential Ingredients of a Winning Business Idea

Not all ideas make it to market -- no matter how great they seem. How to tell if your idea has legs? Here are five key qualities every good concept should have.
How to Outwit Your Competition
Business Ideas

How to Outwit Your Competition

You don't have to reinvent the wheel to come up with a great business idea. Here are three ways to look at what your competition is doing -- and do it better.
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