Inventing Tips Blog

Find An Inventor Mentor

When you come up with that big idea there may be questions you need help with or during your invention journey, there may be times where you may feel like you just hit a brick wall. You scour the internet looking for answers from the right person or company to help you and are hesitant to get anyone else involved. At some point on your venture, you will need to connect with someone to help you take your invention to the next level.Read More »Find An Inventor Mentor

What Did You Come Up With?

THINK ABOUT IT…If you had the chance to improve something you see happening everyday or doing everyday and have a chance to make it better, what would it be?

Be aware of what people are doing and what you see that can be done differently or improved upon or that may not even exist!

Make it a great inventing day!

Your Inventing Tip Master,

Brian Fried

Raising Money for your Invention Ideas- Interview from Got Invention Radio

Inventors looking to start a business with their invention ideas and raise money should listen to this interview for great tips and advice on how to prepare your pitch and what to expect presenting to all levels of investors.

Host Brian Fried of Got Invention Radio interviewed David Worrell of Fuse Financial Partners, also author of The Entrepreneur’s Guide to Financial Statements.Read More »Raising Money for your Invention Ideas- Interview from Got Invention Radio

Inventors Can Learn More About the Direct Response World with Response Magazine Publisher Interviewed on Got Invention Radio

Response Magazine’s Publisher, John Yarrington reaches out to inventors on Got Invention Radio.
John and Host Brian Fried discuss opportunities for Inventors to connect with the Direct Response (DRTV/Infomercials, Print, Radio, Print, Online) community to get their invention ideas to market.Read More »Inventors Can Learn More About the Direct Response World with Response Magazine Publisher Interviewed on Got Invention Radio

Who to Pitch Your Invention Ideas To

Pitching Your Invention Ideas

Are you ready to pitch your invention to the pros, buyers, licensees, agents, etc.? You need to be prepared and do your research to make sure you are not pitching a shovel to a kitchen gadget company!

Feel free to watch a talk that I gave on preparing to pitch your invention. I  go into a lot of detail so it is not a short video. If you are short on time then feel free to keep reading.

DRTV

Direct Response TV  companies are looking for mass audience appeal and will pick up where you left off in your invention process. I still would do my due diligence and have a proper patent search done and have some level of Read More »Who to Pitch Your Invention Ideas To

Start Searching for Your Invention Ideas

I hear people tell me that they have so many great ideas! Well.. What are you doing with them? You need to get started now..it’s 2015!
Make a list and prioritize them by industry, then think about your audience- is it for everyone (be realistic with answering this) or is it specific for certain people?
This will give you a gauge if its a DRTV(direct response TV) product or a more specific industry. Then think about if it should be in a mass retailer or a specialty store or catalog?Read More »Start Searching for Your Invention Ideas

Did You Start on Your Invention Idea?

So, how did it go? I’m checking in with you to see how your invention is coming along after getting you started from my last InventingTips.com post and preparing your invention by doing a basic search.

Now let’s focus this week on your next step..

Did you find your big idea out there already? Are you moving on and waiting for your next idea to hit you? It hurts for a little while and thenRead More »Did You Start on Your Invention Idea?

Start Working on Your Big Idea Now!

You think you have the next big idea and you have done nothing yet? Well, I know you’ve been busy – Prepare what you want to get accomplished! Some quick tips to get you started on your idea and then I will check back with you soon…

Write down, text, leave yourself a voice message describing your idea. (2 minutes)
Draw what you envision your idea to look like- think about how it would be made, Read More »Start Working on Your Big Idea Now!

US Patent & Trademark Office Inventors Assistance Center (Free Resource)

For those of you looking for more information about intellectual property information on patents and trademarks, you should definitely visit the United States Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) .

They have great resources there to get invention help to protect your ideas.Here is one that you should keep as a reference throughout the inventing process.Read More »US Patent & Trademark Office Inventors Assistance Center (Free Resource)

Next Steps to Launching your Invention Idea- Quick Inventing Tips

An Inventor called me and we discussed her product that is fully developed, is a great idea and at a crossroad on what to do next. She has a full time job, has limited cash and wants to manufacture her product on her own. We discussed her options and spoke about starting slow, maybe reaching out to catalogs, building a website and generate some online sales and build a track record and at the same timeRead More »Next Steps to Launching your Invention Idea- Quick Inventing Tips