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How a Guitar Player With a Problem Turned $12,000 in Savings into a $1.4 Million Business
Starting a Business

How a Guitar Player With a Problem Turned $12,000 in Savings into a $1.4 Million Business

This contributor needed an attachable guitar amplifier. So he made one -- and raised $60,000 in his first two days.
Chris Prendergast
The Simplest Ideas Can Be Extremely Profitable. Here's Proof.
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.
Stephen Key
The Forgotten Hollywood Icon Whose Genius Made Wi-Fi Possible
Innovation

The Forgotten Hollywood Icon Whose Genius Made Wi-Fi Possible

Hedy Lamarr's story is being told thanks to a first-time director who heeded the words, 'Do it anyway.'
Nina Zipkin
12 Inspiring Quotes From the Inventor of the Telephone, Alexander Graham Bell
Inspirational Quotes

12 Inspiring Quotes From the Inventor of the Telephone, Alexander Graham Bell

March 10 marks the day the inventor made the first telephone call.
Rose Leadem
10 of the Most Influential African-American Inventors
African-Americans

10 of the Most Influential African-American Inventors

To celebrate Black History Month, check out these genius inventions from African-Americans.
Rose Leadem
These Are Some of the Most Important Inventions of All Time
Entrepreneur Network

These Are Some of the Most Important Inventions of All Time

Find out how passersby on the street answered the question, 'What's your favorite invention?'
Patrick Bet-David
The 4 Biggest Mistakes Inventors Make
Inventing

The 4 Biggest Mistakes Inventors Make

Product development is a business. You can't afford rookie errors.
Stephen Key
3 Basics for Filing a Patent That Actually Has Value
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.
Stephen Key
Scientists Made Transparent Wood That's Stronger Than Glass
Inventions

Scientists Made Transparent Wood That's Stronger Than Glass

See-through wood is now a thing.
The Inventor of the George Foreman Grill Sets the Record Straight
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.
Stephen Key
Have a Lot of Clever Ideas? License Them to the Novelty Gift Industry.
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.
Stephen Key
9 Iconic Inventors Who Changed the World
Inventors

9 Iconic Inventors Who Changed the World

Mark Zuckerberg, Elon Musk, Steve Jobs and more -- these 9 visionaries have made their indelible marks on the way we live.
Carolyn Sun
Inventor of Email Ray Tomlinson Dies at 74
Obituaries

Inventor of Email Ray Tomlinson Dies at 74

Tomlinson had an idea to send a text message between computers using a new network called Arpanet, routing it using an '@' symbol.
Leena Rao
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