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Want to Test Your Product Idea? Join the Makers.
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Want to Test Your Product Idea? Join the Makers.

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.
Stephen Key
Quirky Ditches Device Manufacturing, Preps for New Investment
Pivots

Quirky Ditches Device Manufacturing, Preps for New Investment

Its home automation spinoff, Wink, may also see additional investment in a separate round, CEO Ben Kaufman says.
5 Ways to Get Others to Pull Your Ideas to Market
Grow Your Business

5 Ways to Get Others to Pull Your Ideas to Market

Constantly pushing your service or product can get tiring. Instead, be smart and find another way.
Stephen Key
The Maker of This Invention Kit Wants You to See the World as Your Playground
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The Maker of This Invention Kit Wants You to See the World as Your Playground

Jay Silver's first Makey Makey invention kit raised more than half a million dollars on Kickstarter. His second kit, called the Makey Makey GO, has raised more than $120,000 so far.
Catherine Clifford
10 Resources for Today's Inventors
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10 Resources for Today's Inventors

You have no excuse not to get started.
Stephen Key
A Surprising and Unlikely Place to Look for Product Ideas
Business Ideas

A Surprising and Unlikely Place to Look for Product Ideas

When you invent with the market in mind, you set yourself up for success.
Stephen Key
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
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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