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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.
Stephen Key
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.
Stephen Key
Don't Let Bumps in the Road, or Other People's Skepticism, Stop You From Success
Success Stories

Don't Let Bumps in the Road, or Other People's Skepticism, Stop You From Success

A former toy maker turned inventor shares the story of one of his first big victories in entrepreneurship.
Stephen Key
The 5 Qualities You Need to Successfully License an Idea
Inventing

The 5 Qualities You Need to Successfully License an Idea

If you want to live the life of an inventor, you had better develop yourself into an inventor.
Stephen Key
A Father-Son Team Raises $10 Million for Their Beekeeping Invention on Indiegogo
IndieGoGo

A Father-Son Team Raises $10 Million for Their Beekeeping Invention on Indiegogo

The Australian entrepreneurs set out to raise $70,000 for their Flow Hive honey-harvesting system. They have raised 14,720 percent of that goal.
Catherine Clifford
5 Steps to Developing Your Tech Product
Product Development

5 Steps to Developing Your Tech Product

While developing your own tech product may seem overwhelming, it is achievable -- even for non-techie entrepreneurs.
John Teel
Beekeeper Invention Sets Record for Most Money Raised on Indiegogo
IndieGoGo

Beekeeper Invention Sets Record for Most Money Raised on Indiegogo

The Flow Hive honey tap raised $5.3 million on the San Francisco-based crowdfunding platform.
Catherine Clifford
Focus Your Creativity on These 6 Things Once You Have Your Business Idea
Creativity

Focus Your Creativity on These 6 Things Once You Have Your Business Idea

The actual inventing may be done, but you're far from finished getting your product out there.
Stephen Key
The Companies That Apply for the Most Patents and Trademarks (Infographic)
Infographics

The Companies That Apply for the Most Patents and Trademarks (Infographic)

Legal startup SmartUp generated this infographic summarizing who is getting patents, where and how long it is taking the application process to complete.
Catherine Clifford
Everything I Know About Business I Learned By Selling on a Street Corner
Success Strategies

Everything I Know About Business I Learned By Selling on a Street Corner

A lifelong inventor found the secrets of success after failing to hock goods at a street fair.
Stephen Key
Before Spending Money on Your Great Idea Be Sure It Isn't Invented Already
Inventing

Before Spending Money on Your Great Idea Be Sure It Isn't Invented Already

Inventors caught up in the thrill of new idea often skip the research needed to be certain nobody has a patent on it.
Christopher Hawker
13 Critical Traits of Successful Inventors
Inventing

13 Critical Traits of Successful Inventors

To be successful in the business of your ideas, follow these observations from an industry veteran.
Stephen Key
Don't Let the Fear of Your Idea Being Stolen Hold You Back
Inventing

Don't Let the Fear of Your Idea Being Stolen Hold You Back

Instead, focus your efforts on protecting yourself with these seven strategies.
Stephen Key
Ecommerce Giant Amazon Wants to Woo the Inventor Entrepreneurs
Amazon

Ecommerce Giant Amazon Wants to Woo the Inventor Entrepreneurs

The Seattle-based tech company is hiring to build an 'end-to-end platform for startups.'
Catherine Clifford