Founder of Predictable Designs LLC
John Teel is president of
Predictable Designs a company which helps entrepreneurs bring new products to market. Teel was formerly a senior design engineer for Texas Instruments where he created electronic designs now used in millions of portable devices (including some from Apple). He is also a successful entrepreneur who developed his own product, had it manufactured in Asia, and sold in over 500 retail locations in three countries. Download his free cheat sheet for developing your new hardware product.
If you're a non-technical entrepreneur, outsourcing product development may be the only way to go.
They've been there and done that. These tips from industry leaders could help you succeed in your business.
When engineering, manufacturing and selling hardware products the best way to succeed is to plan ahead.
Ready To Launch
Challenges are sure to follow when an entrepreneur jumps into the world of hardware production but the right tools will help your startup succeed.
Apple reportedly spent $150 million to bring the iPhone to market. Hopefully, your costs will be a little less.
Follow these tips to turn your concept of a brilliant new gadget into profit.
Quitting a Job
Yearn to be in a beautiful place away from the corporate grind? First build your audience, and your savings account.
You can't develop your product while living in a cave. Instead, "pre-sell" it via crowdfunding and email marketing.
You'll need a working prototype so investors know you're serious. Here's how to keep costs down.
To overcome these challenges, you need to be creative, adaptable and absolutely focused.
While developing your own tech product may seem overwhelming, it is achievable -- even for non-techie entrepreneurs.
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