I find inventors fall into two categories – idea people and entrepreneurs. For the “idea people”, the fun of inventing is coming up with new ideas, seeing that they work, and then moving on to another. Following through on the details of pricing and production methods and inventory and liability insurance and other details can be painful work to this type of inventor. On the other hand, “entrepreneurs” get excited about seeing the idea through to becoming a successful product or business. Frequently, they are risk takers. They are not afraid to put it all on the line to make their dream become a reality. Keep in mind the type of inventor you are when reading the articles. Idea people tend to look for licensing deals so they can cash in create more while entrepreneurs work through all the business building steps: designing, manufacturing, funding, marketing and more.
Make48 patent attorney Andrea Evans offers a great resource for inventors looking to patent.
Stephen Key talks about whether inventing is a good investment.
Got an idea? See the steps to follow to get it on the shelf.
Carrie Jeske’s criteria for what could make an ASOTV hit!
5 Podcasts inventors will find entertaining and educational.