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About ideaworth

Ideaworth is a blog on a variety of invention topics to help inventors to avoid pitfalls and to find resources to help them in their quests for success. Alan Beckley's first invention, the Wonder Wallet is a DRTV hit, selling on television, HSN and available in Walmart and other major retailers.

Inventor Financial Blunders – and How to Avoid Them

Inventing is a challenging profession: it is capital intensive and many big costs occur in the beginning and the profits, if any, may not come until years later, if ever. Who wants to sign up? Obviously, I ‘signed up’ or I wouldn’t be … Continue reading

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Inventing – The Road(s) Not Traveled

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I— I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference. Robert Frost The above poem,one of the most oft quoted from poet Robert Frost, resonates with millions more … Continue reading

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Is Your ‘Great’ Invention Really a Great Product?

Every day thousands of inventors have that ‘aha’ moment when they wake up, take a shower, or are driving to work: that next great invention – the world awaits! Your inspired idea might truly have the makings of a great invention: Offers a … Continue reading

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Machu Picchu Adventure

I apologize that more time has elapsed since my last post that I usually allow. It has been almost three weeks. Yikes! But, I have good reason. On April 3 I left for an almost two week vacation with my kids … Continue reading

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Inventors – Why Your Friends are Your Worst Enemies

I have written a few posts about resources, many of which are free, readily available to assist inventors in developing their businesses. Below is the most recent post: Resources Galore for Inventors – July 2016 The July post described resources that were specific to invention – people and companies that could help you move forward with your […]

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Inventor’s Story: from the Pits to a Peak

I have written a few posts about resources, many of which are free, readily available to assist inventors in developing their businesses. Below is the most recent post: Resources Galore for Inventors – July 2016 The July post described resources that were specific to invention – people and companies that could help you move forward with your […]

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Inventors: How to Turn Setbacks into Success

I have written a few posts about resources, many of which are free, readily available to assist inventors in developing their businesses. Below is the most recent post: Resources Galore for Inventors – July 2016 The July post described resources that were specific to invention – people and companies that could help you move forward with your […]

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