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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
10 Resources for Today's Inventors
Inventing

10 Resources for Today's Inventors

You have no excuse not to get started.
Stephen Key
How Patents Proliferated in the U.S. and Around the Globe (Infographic)
Patents

How Patents Proliferated in the U.S. and Around the Globe (Infographic)

Our nation's advanced patent system is very different the one adopted in 1790.
Laura Entis
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
5 Things You Don't Know About Elon Musk
Elon Musk

5 Things You Don't Know About Elon Musk

There's much more to the brainiac rocket man than Mars, money and machines.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
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
How a 'Quirky' 28-Year-Old Plowed Through $150 Million and Almost Destroyed His Startup
Money Management

How a 'Quirky' 28-Year-Old Plowed Through $150 Million and Almost Destroyed His Startup

Initially, Ben Kaufman's platform for inventors seemed like a success.
Jillian D'Onfro
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 Woman Who Designed the 'Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas' Sign Has Died
Design

The Woman Who Designed the 'Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas' Sign Has Died

Nevada-born Betty Whitehead Willis was 91 years old.
Catherine Clifford
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
Remembering Gary Dahl, the Marketing Magician Who Made Millions Selling Pet Rocks
Obituaries

Remembering Gary Dahl, the Marketing Magician Who Made Millions Selling Pet Rocks

'You might say we've packaged a sense of humor,' Dahl has said of his infamous brainchild.
Geoff Weiss
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