Bootstrapping for invention success

There are many challenges to inventing - not the least of which is: how to succeed on a limited budget. Patents are expensive - approximately $5,000 - $10,000 or more (depending on invention complexity). Developing, marketing, and bringing your own product...

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3 Big Inventor Gaffes to Avoid Now

What are biggest barriers - big gaffes - that prevent inventors with great products from achieving success? Interestingly, the biggest barriers to inventor success are not what immediately comes to mind for most people: money, competition, or lack of...

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Connecting the dots to your future

In a 2005 commencement address at Stanford University, Steve Jobs talked about the value of "connecting the dots" in your life.Okay. fair warning: this post will be a bit woo-woo for some people, but my post last week called The Magic Happens Outside Your...

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The Magic Happens Outside Your Comfort Zone

All of the magic happens outside your comfort zone.You've heard that before, right? But, what does it really mean to you as an inventor?It means to make progress and move forward to truly commercialize your invention - to finally make money on it ("the magic") - you...

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Product Licensing Versus Venturing

You're an inventor with an exciting new product, right? Of course. But, what is the best path to finally making money from your invention: venturing it (DIY) or licensing it for royalties? It may be the most hotly debated question among inventors. Which do...

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Why good help is NOT hard to find

Every day, inventors shrug their shoulders in resignation and say dejectedly, "Good help is so hard to find..." That statement was likely true when I started as an inventor in 2002. But, it's not hard to find good help today, if you know where to look....

read more

Bootstrapping for invention success

There are many challenges to inventing - not the least of which is: how to succeed on a limited budget. Patents are expensive - approximately $5,000 - $10,000 or more (depending on invention complexity). Developing, marketing, and bringing your own product...

read more

3 Big Inventor Gaffes to Avoid Now

What are biggest barriers - big gaffes - that prevent inventors with great products from achieving success? Interestingly, the biggest barriers to inventor success are not what immediately comes to mind for most people: money, competition, or lack of...

read more

Connecting the dots to your future

In a 2005 commencement address at Stanford University, Steve Jobs talked about the value of "connecting the dots" in your life.Okay. fair warning: this post will be a bit woo-woo for some people, but my post last week called The Magic Happens Outside Your...

read more

The Magic Happens Outside Your Comfort Zone

All of the magic happens outside your comfort zone.You've heard that before, right? But, what does it really mean to you as an inventor?It means to make progress and move forward to truly commercialize your invention - to finally make money on it ("the magic") - you...

read more

Product Licensing Versus Venturing

You're an inventor with an exciting new product, right? Of course. But, what is the best path to finally making money from your invention: venturing it (DIY) or licensing it for royalties? It may be the most hotly debated question among inventors. Which do...

read more

Why good help is NOT hard to find

Every day, inventors shrug their shoulders in resignation and say dejectedly, "Good help is so hard to find..." That statement was likely true when I started as an inventor in 2002. But, it's not hard to find good help today, if you know where to look....

read more

Bootstrapping for invention success

There are many challenges to inventing - not the least of which is: how to succeed on a limited budget. Patents are expensive - approximately $5,000 - $10,000 or more (depending on invention complexity). Developing, marketing, and bringing your own product...

read more

3 Big Inventor Gaffes to Avoid Now

What are biggest barriers - big gaffes - that prevent inventors with great products from achieving success? Interestingly, the biggest barriers to inventor success are not what immediately comes to mind for most people: money, competition, or lack of...

read more

Connecting the dots to your future

In a 2005 commencement address at Stanford University, Steve Jobs talked about the value of "connecting the dots" in your life.Okay. fair warning: this post will be a bit woo-woo for some people, but my post last week called The Magic Happens Outside Your...

read more

The Magic Happens Outside Your Comfort Zone

All of the magic happens outside your comfort zone.You've heard that before, right? But, what does it really mean to you as an inventor?It means to make progress and move forward to truly commercialize your invention - to finally make money on it ("the magic") - you...

read more

Product Licensing Versus Venturing

You're an inventor with an exciting new product, right? Of course. But, what is the best path to finally making money from your invention: venturing it (DIY) or licensing it for royalties? It may be the most hotly debated question among inventors. Which do...

read more

Why good help is NOT hard to find

Every day, inventors shrug their shoulders in resignation and say dejectedly, "Good help is so hard to find..." That statement was likely true when I started as an inventor in 2002. But, it's not hard to find good help today, if you know where to look....

read more

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