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 head of a company that hooks up inventors with the popular shopping channel dishes on how inventors can show off their products to millions.
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.
Starting a Business
Here are seven suggestions to get the valuable insight you need to make your business idea a likelier success.
An entrepreneur tried to bring his product to market numerous times, and finally had the breakthrough he needed.
There's one thing you can do that will rally your customers, colleagues and even competitors.
Sure, plenty of things can go wrong, but just as many things can and will go right.
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.
When two or more parties bring different yet equally valuable skills to the table, amazing things happen.
Grow Your Business
Constantly pushing your service or product can get tiring. Instead, be smart and find another way.
When you launch a business, it's best to prepare for the best-case scenarios as well.
You have no excuse not to get started.
When you invent with the market in mind, you set yourself up for success.
A simple thing I came up with while doing something I love continued to sell for a decade.
You may have just come up with a great idea, but it doesn't mean squat if you fall into this trap.