Stephen Key

Stephen Key

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.

Which of Your Great Ideas Should You Work on Bringing to Market First?
Inventions

Which of Your Great Ideas Should You Work on Bringing to Market First?

When you're in the midst of a creative surge, it's sometimes hard to narrow things down. Use this checklist to help.
How One Toy Company Gets Open Innovation Right
Make More Happen

How One Toy Company Gets Open Innovation Right

If you want to license your ideas, focus on finding those companies that are going to truly embrace you -- companies like Fat Brain.
How LinkedIn Has Helped Kill Cold Calling Once and for All
Marketing Bootcamp

How LinkedIn Has Helped Kill Cold Calling Once and for All

LinkedIn's messaging feature allows others to get to know you first, on their own terms, which is preferable to pretty much everyone.
How One Woman's Mission to Preserve Her Mother's Mobility Lead to a Great Invention
Inventing

How One Woman's Mission to Preserve Her Mother's Mobility Lead to a Great Invention

Read how novice inventor Lesli Jenkins Wang got the conservative medical industry to accept her Free2GoRollator late last year.
10 Tips to Become Happier and More Productive Working From Home
Working From Home

10 Tips to Become Happier and More Productive Working From Home

Working remotely can be extremely rewarding, but there are some tricks to it.
What It's Like When You Finally See Your Idea-Turned-Product on Store Shelves
Success Stories

What It's Like When You Finally See Your Idea-Turned-Product on Store Shelves

For makers, inventors and dreamers, it's the ultimate high when you see with your own eyes that "you've finally arrived."
The 10-Step Routine Guaranteed to Prepare You For Your Next Big Event
Business Presentations

The 10-Step Routine Guaranteed to Prepare You For Your Next Big Event

Haircut? Check. Business cards? Check. The right frame of mind? That's the really important one.
Create the Strongest Patent Possible With These 5 Tips
Patents

Create the Strongest Patent Possible With These 5 Tips

Your patent attorney is your next best friend -- but only if you put in the hard work first.
8 Reasons Why It's Tough to Get Your Small-Brand Product Into Big-Box Stores
Marketing Bootcamp

8 Reasons Why It's Tough to Get Your Small-Brand Product Into Big-Box Stores

Chain stores favor big-brand products over new no-name inventions. Here are some things to keep in mind when pitching to Walmart or Home Depot.
11 Ways to Get the Most Out of Working With a Coach
Coaches

11 Ways to Get the Most Out of Working With a Coach

Picking up new skills is an essential part of being a successful entrepreneur. A coach can help -- but you have to put in the work.
How Long Should You Push Before Giving Up?
Persistence

How Long Should You Push Before Giving Up?

A successful entrepreneur reflects on how naivety kept him going forward although things were really rough.
Should You Quit Your Day Job and Jump Into Entrepreneurship?
Make More Happen

Should You Quit Your Day Job and Jump Into Entrepreneurship?

How do you balance the comfort and safety of a paycheck with the dream of building something all your own.
Protecting an Idea Is Easy. Selling an Idea Is Hard.
Inventing

Protecting an Idea Is Easy. Selling an Idea Is Hard.

I received great advice from my patent attorney after freaking out about one of my big ideas.
Inventing

Developing a 'Cool' Product Is Only Half of a Successful Business

What sets apart products that succeed from those that don't? Creating cool products that people will want is not enough, not by a long shot.
The 4 Big Changes to Open Innovation During the Last 4 Years
Inventing

The 4 Big Changes to Open Innovation During the Last 4 Years

It's easier than ever before to get your ideas licensed by bigger companies.