Stephen Key

Stephen Key

Entrepreneur Leadership Network Contributor
Co-Founder of inventRight; Author of One Simple Idea Series

More From Stephen Key

Success Strategies

The Crucial Moment That Separates the Pros From the Amateurs

When you pick yourself up after being rejected, you become a professional.
Luck

10 Ways to Become Luckier in Business

Luck is about chance, the chance of something good happening and finding reward in the opportunities.
Patents

3 Basics for Filing a Patent That Actually Has Value

A provisional patent application will provide as much protection as you need while determining if your idea can really go the distance.
Inventing

Winning at Inventing Is a Numbers Game

Inventors too often focus on patents and expensive prototypes when what they really need is proof of demand.
Inventors

The Inventor of the George Foreman Grill Sets the Record Straight

Michael Boehm explains how he created one of the bestselling infomercial products of all time.
Niche marketing

Have a Lot of Clever Ideas? License Them to the Novelty Gift Industry.

When I walked into Hallmark and saw "Sweet Darts," darts inscribed with the words 'I'm Stuck On You," I smiled. Seeing my name on the back never got old.
Patents

Are You Trying to Protect Your Idea -- or Sell It?

Do you really need a patent? It all depends on who you ask.
Careers

Money Might as Well Grow on Trees Once You Pursue Work You Truly Enjoy

If you're on the career path you're meant to be on, financial freedom will take care of itself.
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.
Inventing

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.
Linkedin

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.
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.
Adapt to Bounce Forward

10 Tips to Become Happier and More Productive Working From Home

Working remotely can be extremely rewarding, but there are some tricks to it.
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."
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.