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Consider Inventing as a Form of Investment

Consider Inventing as a Form of Investment

The risks may be high, but the rewards can be splendid, both monetary and intangible.
Before You Prototype a Tech Product, Ask These 5 Questions

Before You Prototype a Tech Product, Ask These 5 Questions

The impulse may be to rush to market, but taking the time to understand your potential customers will go a long way.
The 3 Building Blocks Every Successful Product Shares

The 3 Building Blocks Every Successful Product Shares

Use the 'Perfect Product Pyramid' to turn your ideas into success.
A Simple Tool That Could Sell Your Idea for You

A Simple Tool That Could Sell Your Idea for You

There's no need to meet people in person for the hard sell. Let this tool do the work for you.
A Primer on Patents: Who's Getting Them, Where and How Long It's Taking (Infographic)

A Primer on Patents: Who's Getting Them, Where and How Long It's Taking (Infographic)

As Washington continues to mull new patent legislation, here's a snapshot of the U.S. patent landscape.
5 Excuses That Shouldn't Stop You From Bringing Your Ideas to Life

5 Excuses That Shouldn't Stop You From Bringing Your Ideas to Life

Taking that crucial first step can be a challenge if you doubt yourself.
Don't Have Great Ideas? Work With Someone Who Does.

Don't Have Great Ideas? Work With Someone Who Does.

Creative people oftentimes aren't great at selling their ideas. That's where you come in.
3 Mompreneurs Who Stumbled on Innovative Success

3 Mompreneurs Who Stumbled on Innovative Success

These three women saw a niche and sought their own solutions, leading to successful products.
15-Year-Old Entrepreneur Looks to Disrupt Sugary Drinks Market

15-Year-Old Entrepreneur Looks to Disrupt Sugary Drinks Market

Recent Shark Tank contestant infuses some 'sweet' innovation in his product that seeks to replace soda and sports beverages.
Have an Idea for the Cokes or Apples of the World? 6 Ways to Get Their Attention.

Have an Idea for the Cokes or Apples of the World? 6 Ways to Get Their Attention.

Pitching a product at one of these mega companies isn't as daunting as you may think.
Inventing Can Be Fun, and Profitable. Here's How to Get Started.

Inventing Can Be Fun, and Profitable. Here's How to Get Started.

Take your idea from a thought to product in five steps.
This Night Light Inventor Raised a Quarter Million Dollars on Kickstarter

This Night Light Inventor Raised a Quarter Million Dollars on Kickstarter

A professional electrician came up with an alternative to the night light. And people are going crazy for his invention.
Re-Making Manufacturing in the United States

Re-Making Manufacturing in the United States

Cheap labor in China, Indonesia and India pushed the bulk of mass manufacturing overseas, but the U.S. is emerging competitive in a newer, more sophisticated kind of manufacturing.
These Entrepreneurs Raised Almost $40,000 for Their 'No-Sock' Socks

These Entrepreneurs Raised Almost $40,000 for Their 'No-Sock' Socks

Two brothers from Idaho have come up with an alternative to the sock that prevents your shoes from stinking and still gives you a stylish, no-sock look.
How to Take Advantage of the “First-to-File” Patent System

How to Take Advantage of the “First-to-File” Patent System

There were big changes last year to who acquires protection. Here are answers to four common questions.
How This Entrepreneur Cut Into an Industry of Billion-Dollar Goliaths

How This Entrepreneur Cut Into an Industry of Billion-Dollar Goliaths

Todd Greene's head-shaving razor is holding its own in an industry cornered by multinational giants with a design that's featured in the permanent collection at New York's Museum of Modern Art.
The 10 Must-Have Ingredients for a Successful Invention

The 10 Must-Have Ingredients for a Successful Invention

While many people believe they have the next million-dollar idea, in reality their vision could be a total dud. Here are 10 things needed to make your invention a success.
Kid Inventor Whose Marshmallow Launcher Impressed Obama Gets VIP Ticket to State of the Union

Kid Inventor Whose Marshmallow Launcher Impressed Obama Gets VIP Ticket to State of the Union

Joey Hudy wowed President Obama at the White House Science Fair and has since secured a spot as Intel's youngest intern.
Inventing Made Easy: Go Straight to the (Crowd)Source

Inventing Made Easy: Go Straight to the (Crowd)Source

These companies provide an avenue to bring your ideas to the marketplace with little cost to you.
Proto Labs Wants to Help You Create a Cool Prototype for Free

Proto Labs Wants to Help You Create a Cool Prototype for Free

The latest winner of the Cool Idea! Award program is Garageio, a device that allows you to open and close your garage door with your smartphone.
Will the New Patent Law Kill the Garage Inventor and Startup?

Will the New Patent Law Kill the Garage Inventor and Startup?

Congress got it wrong when it harmonized U.S. patent laws with the rest of the world. Now, startups and American inventors are at a disadvantage.
Count It: How Many Times These Business Leaders Tried Before They Succeeded (Infographic)

Count It: How Many Times These Business Leaders Tried Before They Succeeded (Infographic)

The founder of Pandora reached out to investors 300 times before getting funding. And James Dyson invented 5,126 failed vacuum cleaner prototypes before getting one right.
Rainbow Loom Maker Sues Rival Toymaker Over Patents

Rainbow Loom Maker Sues Rival Toymaker Over Patents

Choon Ng, creator of the colorful bracelet-making kit that has become a national sensation, has accused a fellow toymaker of patent infringement.
5 Qualities of Successful Entrepreneurs

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.
Lori Greiner's Advice on How to Get Your Invention on Store Shelves

Lori Greiner's Advice on How to Get Your Invention on Store Shelves

The 'Shark Tank' investor and inventor of over 400 products offers her advice to move your product from idea to sales.

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