Below are some major areas that inventors get stuck at. Click the link that best describes where you need help, and you will be taken to the place where you are in our 10 Steps to Bring a Product to Market.
These are problems many inventors have, but aren’t dealt with as a separate step in our 10 Steps.
Family and friends are often the best place to start for some small investments. Some of them may already know about your product, maybe have been encouraging you, and now may be the time to ask for some investments. You want to be upfront about the risk of investing in a new product, especially if you hope to keep good relations with your family and friends. Some may want to invest a lot of money into your product, but we don’t believe this is a good idea unless they want to become partners in your business. Investing in new products is risky and you don’t want to take advantage of family and friends who are eager to help.
Once you start taking on investors beyond your family and friends, you will need to talk to a business lawyer to make sure you aren’t breaking any laws with your investors.
Creating a Website
Starting a website can help you gain exposure. You will need to be active in web marketing, but more and more people are spending more and more time online, and a well developed web marketing plan can reach many people.
We can build your website for you. Options for websites include online shopping, blogs, forums, content management systems, among others. Costs depend on the complexity of the project. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for a quote.
We can also develop a web marketing plan for you. For $150, we will make a list of recommendations on how to market your website, possible ads, ad locations and keywords, possible social networking sites and other strategies for gaining exposure for your website. Contact email@example.com for more information or to request this service.
If you still have questions, we also provide consulting over the phone for $75/hour. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to set up an appointment.
Want to Look at Other Options?
Click on the links below that best represent where you are in the invention process.