How To Get an Invention Started
Congratulations on your big idea -- and for wanting to take the first steps to working on an invention!
Identifying a solution to a challenge is just the first step -- and this is where most people drop the ball. They don’t know what to do next and get overwhelmed with the steps involved to make their idea a reality.
A simple search to start will cost you nothing but your time. Spend your time searching online with descriptive words to see what is out there that might be close to your idea. Don’t forget to utilize an image search as well. The search engines have the option of how you want to search usually found above the search bar. Another resource is to utilize the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office website or Google Patents which is another search engine of issued patents.
If you find something that’s spot-on the same as your idea, it may be time to move on and go through the steps again with your next big idea. If your search turned up with nothing really close to yours, or you had a hard time finding anything, you may be onto something. Remember… search to find it, don’t search not to find it!
It is at this point that you begin to look at your idea is a potential business venture and evaluate whether it might be able to make you money. This is where I can come in - to help you through the invention process, or take over for you and work together towards licensing your invention idea to earn royalties or help set you up to go into business for yourself.
Who am I?
I am also an inventor, with products in retail stores right now and on QVC. For over 15 years, as I reached various levels of success with my own inventions, I had had others begin to ask me for help. My own experiences have informed how I consult other inventors, and I now pride myself on being resourceful and efficient in order to save you time, money, and effort.
You can start with a FREE 10 minute consultation, or book more time on my calendar to really work through the details of your idea. I will be straightforward with you, provide an honest opinion, and estimate what your window of opportunity may be. I’ll let you know what moving forward would look like, and how much money you might be able to make.