Inventing

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Market Research 101

Ready to get your invention in the hands of customers? Before you start producing it, learn everything you need to know about researching your target market.
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Three Steps to Selling Your Idea

Start making money now with this step-by-step guide to licensing your invention.
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The Inside Scoop on Manufacturing

Should you manufacture your invention overseas or is "Made in America" right for you? Our expert weighs the pros and cons.
Distribution and Licensing

Licensing Your Invention vs. Going Into Business

Have an idea but not sure what to do with it? Our expert explains which money-making option is right for you.
Distribution and Licensing

Put a Lid on It!

An infomercial for this inventor's snappy new food containers helped her seal the deal with a large retailer.
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Doctor's Orders

Getting the FDA to give your medical invention the thumbs up can be a challenge, so follow this prescription for approval.
Creating a Product Prototype
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Creating a Product Prototype

From your mind's eye to the palm of your hand, learn what steps are needed to prototype your invention.
Protecting Your Idea

To Patent or Not to Patent?

Everything you need to know about protecting your invention
Protecting Your Idea

Protecting Your Trademark

Keep another company from stealing your pending trademarked name without spending a dime.
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The First Steps to Inventing

Learn the 3 common myths every inventor should know, and how to take action with creative thinking.
Choosing a Product or Service to Sell
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Choosing a Product or Service to Sell

Ready to break into a new market? Answering these 29 questions will determine if the product or service you want to sell deserves your commitment.
5 Steps for Turning Your Invention Ideas Into a Product
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5 Steps for Turning Your Invention Ideas Into a Product

Got a great idea for an invention but not sure what to do with it? Turn your dream into a marketable product with these easy steps.
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New and Improved

Products that make life easier are all the rage. Your next big business idea may be making a good, everyday item great.
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Pet Project

How one former veterinarian wowed major pet-product retailers--and got her invention on their shelves
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Mail Call

Mail order catalogs can be a startup inventor's surefire route to success.
Protecting Your Idea

How to Protect Your Business's Trade Secrets

These five rules will help safeguard some of your company's most important assets.
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Top Honors

Winning a contest can catapult your invention into the mainstream.
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Marketing Tips for Launching a New Product

Follow these seven steps to successfully introduce and market your latest product or service.
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It's in the Mail

How to land your product on the pages of a catalog
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Come Together

Two heads are better than one, so why not use a joint venture to get your invention off the ground?
Distribution and Licensing

Taking License

It pays to do your homework before signing a licensing agreement.
Distribution and Licensing

Breath of Fresh Air

How do you sell buyers on an invention that creates a new product category?
Product Development

Beyond the Big Idea

You've got a million-dollar idea; now all you need is a strategy to make it marketable. These inventors brought their ideas to life--and hit it big. Find out how they made it happen.
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Recipe for Success

Smart partnering can transform a lone inventor into a market force.
Distribution and Licensing

Private Matters

Can't get big merchants to notice you? Private-label sales may be a good way to get your invention on store shelves.
Marketing Your Invention

All Fired Up

With the right marketing plan, your product will blaze trails across the globe.
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