Stephen Key

Stephen Key

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

More From Stephen Key

Entrepreneurship

11 Truths About Being an Entrepreneur

Starting and building your own business is not easy. Nothing worth the effort ever is.
Inventing

What Does It Take to Get Your Product on QVC?

The head of a company that hooks up inventors with the popular shopping channel dishes on how inventors can show off their products to millions.
Negotiating

9 Ways to Negotiate a Contract Like a Boss

Finding common ground is an emotionally fraught process. But you have to keep the relationship positive. These are the people you're going to be working with if the contract ends up being signed.
Starting a Business

Don't Go With Your Gut. Let the Market Tell You What It Needs.

Here are seven suggestions to get the valuable insight you need to make your business idea a likelier success.
Future of Entrepreneurship

The Secret to Connecting With Your Audience

There's one thing you can do that will rally your customers, colleagues and even competitors.
Family

The No. 1 Reason You Should Hire a Family Member

Sure, plenty of things can go wrong, but just as many things can and will go right.
Inventing

Want to Test Your Product Idea? Join the Makers.

Bringing your goods to a Maker Faire will grant you a creative audience that will test your designs. This worked wonders for the creator of a rubber band shotgun.
Partnerships

7 Strategies to Help You Pick, Then Develop, the Perfect Partner

When two or more parties bring different yet equally valuable skills to the table, amazing things happen.
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.
Mistakes

Filling an Order From Walmart Felt Fantastic, But I Made 3 Mistakes

When you launch a business, it's best to prepare for the best-case scenarios as well.
Inventing

10 Resources for Today's Inventors

You have no excuse not to get started.
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.
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.
Relationships

Do You Know Who Your Best Friends Are in Business?

They just might surprise you.
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.