So You Have an Idea, Now What Do You Do?

ByCarolyn Keane

So You Have an Idea, Now What Do You Do?

You have, what you think, is a fantastic idea that will make millions and be perfect for Shark Tank but you don’t know what to do or where to start. Here is a list of the first things to do:

  • Check stores for similar items
  • Check the internet for ideas or products like yours.
  • Check the www.USPTO.gov – United States Patent & Trademark Office
  • Check google Search Words. How many hits show up?
  • Find an NDA – Non-Disclosure Agreement and use it.
  • Do surveys – SurveyMonkey.com is free. You can do a survey without  telling your idea.
  • Identify target market group – it might not be who you think
  • Call SCORE – Senior Core of Retired Executives for free advice
  • Look for Inventor Clubs in your area. There is a list under Resources on  InventingDaily.com/InventorClubs
  • Do a Patent Search – If you have never done one, here is our gift to you – a   free class to learn how to do a patent search.
  • DIY-PATENT-SEARCH
  • Attend trade shows to see new products
  • Start to collect data for cost estimates
  • Call Inventing Daily for help @561-231-0298 or contact us at http://inventingdaily.com/coaching/ ‎

 

After starting the process, you will see that there is a lot to do before you spend money on a patent or on prototypes.  There is help available and it will take time.   Just Keep Inventing Daily!

 

 

 

 

 

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