3 Systems Used by Successful Inventors

Have you ever noticed there seems to be a ‘system' for success in just about everything? Weight-loss systems – lose 10 lbs. in 1 month! Systems to improve your memory by 50%! Speed reading systems! Shouldn't there be a success ‘system' for inventors?...

3 more lessons learned from successful inventors

I have now interviewed 26 successful inventors as part of the Inventors Helping Inventors podcast. In an earlier post in March, 3 Lessons learned from successful inventors – I passed on some interesting lessons I'm learning from interviewing other successful...

Business Tips for Inventors

Let's say in your job, you are expected to be in the office from 8 to 5, Monday through Friday. Would you casually roll into the office on a Monday at about 9 a.m., then take a 2 hour lunch from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., then leave for home around 4:15 p.m.? Of course not....

Deal or no deal – it’s up to you!

Have you ever watched the hit TV game show Let's Make a Deal? I'll bet you have! Contestants would choose from Door #1, Door #2, or Door #3 – hoping to land the big deal: a new car, or family vacation with a Greek Isles cruise. But, if they chose the wrong door...

Here’s why they said no

Have you ever pitched your invention to an important audience – a potential licensee for your invention or a retail store buyer – and had it fall flat? Were your high hopes dashed when they said, “It's just not for us at this time”? Did you...

Pick a path for your product

Do you every wonder, “Why does it take so long to make forward progress with my invention?” I'll bet this query enters your mind just about every day, doesn't it? Why does it take so long to get from an initial to a finalized prototype? Why does It take so...