Category Archives: Invention marketing companies

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

Posted in Capital risk, DRTV, Due diligence, HSN, Invention, Invention failure, Invention marketing companies, Patent Search, Patent Search International, Patents, QVC, Sell on TV | Leave a comment

New Inventor with New Invention: Now What?

Every day across America, across the globe, thousands of new inventors have their first aha moment: an idea for a new invention to solve an old problem. In March, 2002, I dreamed up an idea for a thin, flexible wallet to solve … Continue reading

Posted in Behaviors of success, Due diligence, Invention, Invention marketing companies, Inventor's notebook, Prototypes, Research, Why inventors fail | Leave a comment

How to Avoid Inventor ‘Bear Traps’

What are biggest barriers 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 connections. Why? While those are … Continue reading

Posted in Barriers to entry, Behaviors of success, Due diligence, Hubris, Invention, Invention marketing companies, Lambert & Lambert, Paths for your product, Pursue your passion | Leave a comment

Looking for a ‘Few Good Men & Women’

William Jones, captain of Marines in the Providence (the 28-gun frigate, not the 12-gun sloop) then at Boston,  advertised in the 20 March 1779 Providence (R.I.) Gazette the need for “a  few good Men” to engage in “a short Cruize” … Continue reading

Posted in Daring to Invent, Invention, Invention marketing companies, Inventor-center.net, Keys to Success, Leverage, Licensing, Product development | Leave a comment

Inventions are Cash-Eating Pigs

Face it: inventions are cash-eating pigs.  Why? Inventing is an extremely risky business venture that is front-loaded with costs and profits, if any, come much later, sometimes never. Your invention is a hungry pig that will happily consume all of … Continue reading

Posted in Economies of Scale, Financing an invention, Invention, Invention marketing companies, Lambert & Lambert, Patent strategy | 1 Comment

Inventors’ Friends and Enemies

One key to success as an inventor is to discover early on who are your friends and who are your enemies. Your friends will help you to succeed, your enemies will help you to fail. Inventors have 2 friends and … Continue reading

Posted in Invention, Invention marketing companies, Inventor enemies, Inventor friends | 2 Comments

No-No’s for New Inventors

Much is written about what inventors should do to be successful. But, equally important is what inventors should avoid doing to be successful: inventor no-no’s.  Below are three no-no’s every inventors must avoid to achieve success. No-No 1: Rushing out … Continue reading

Posted in Ideas, Innovation, Invention, Invention failure, Invention marketing companies, Licensing, Patents, Why inventors fail | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment