Stephen Key

Stephen Key

Contributor / Co-Founder of inventRight; Author of One Simple Idea Series

Stephen Key is an inventor, author, speaker and co-founder of InventRight, LLC., a Glenbrook, Nev.-based company that educates entrepreneurs in how to bring ideas to market.

Public Speaking

Not Crazy About Public Speaking? Few of Us Are. Here Are 7 Pointers to Help.

First piece of advice: Start with a story about vulnerability. It makes you relatable and trustworthy in the eyes of your audience.
worth-knowing

8 Steps to Building a $3 Million Hair-Care Brand Using Social Media

Ryford Estores always liked today's short, short hairstyles. But he got fed up with the long waits at the barbershop.
Inventing

The Simplest Ideas Can Be Extremely Profitable. Here's Proof.

Gene Luoma solved a universal problem -- clogged drains -- with a strip of plastic from his garage. His device has sold 33 million units.
Entrepreneurs

Happy Anniversary, Joy Mangano! Why This Entrepreneur Has Thrived for 20 Years.

The hugely successful inventor of the Huggable Hanger always puts her customer first.
Innovation

Hasbro-Indiegogo Partnership Celebrates the Benefits of Open Innovation

The Next Great Game Challenge highlights how licensing and crowdfunding can intersect.
toys

What Your Kids Will Be Playing With Next Year: Toy Fair 2017, a Product Recap

Think drones, robotics, and toys connected to family-friendly movies. Something else: Play-Doh is back!
Motivation

Even If Your Goals Seem Out of Reach, Stay Motivated With These 6 Strategies

Don't lose hope when challenging projects seem to drag on. Use these tips to stay on track.
Project Grow

The Secret to Coming up With New Ideas

You don't need to be great. You just need to do.
CES 2017

4 Amazing Products From CES I Can't Wait to Use

From a high-tech guitar to amazing holograhic technology, here are some highlights from CES.
Licensing

Is Your Product Idea Right for Licensing? How to Tell

Can your idea be manufactured at a reasonable price point? Can it be easily explained? If the answer is "yes," sit back and watch the royalty checks roll in.
Brand Licensing

How Licensing-'in' a Brand Can Wildly Grow Your Product Business

This contributor tells how he did a deal with Disney and how gaining entry to the Magic Kingdom was easier than he'd thought.
Patents

Inventors: Do a Patent Search Sooner Rather Than Later

What you find may dash your feelings of originality, but it can also be a roadmap for how to see your idea come onto the market.
Social Media Marketing

How to Use LinkedIn to License Your Concepts for New Products

Product developer Ryan Diez reveals how he gets in touch with companies that are looking for new product ideas.
Product Development

Get Your Seasonal Toy Into Walmart in Under Two Years Without Breaking the Bank

An Entrepreneur contributor interviews someone who pulled off this feat and reports on seven takeaways this man had to offer.
Apple

Apple Air Pods Will Likely Be a Hit Once They Get the Bugs Out

There will be plenty of consumers who are going to love and embrace Apple's wireless vision.
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