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I belong to several groups, for inventors, creators, etc. Just as a hobby, more or less, to stay up on what people are fiddle farting around with these days.
I like to do Patent searches, and that is a rabbit hole that can eat up some time...and thanks to shows like Shark Tank, Lion's Den, and all those micro or crowd investment sites, we see a lot of creativity.
Along with that, a lot of "starving" inventors. People on the Shark Tank have often spent their life savings and then some on "their creative babies", only to be told they are worthless. A few, a very few, prove the sharks wrong. But most of the time, the Sharks get it right.
The idea wasn't thought of from the MARKETING side of things.
Way back, when I was an "employee" of SCI, one of my jobs was to contact inventors who had submitted ideas for possible marketing. I spoke to scores of people over many months. NONE of whom, had a viable product we could market.
During this time, I had a few of my own gigs going, having made the greatest golf wedge in history (so I say), that was ripped off, but never duplicated...and a couple of games, one was Froggin Poggin during the POG craze, which I sold off.
My other game, Roll Boll is collecting dust, but some day...it will be the craze of the country. Dozens of Roll Boll Paladiums will be built.
Anyhow, back to reality here.
Today, people spend HUNDREDS of dollars on items like Space Heaters, Air Purifiers, Oxi-Ozone washing machines, robot vacuums, and now vaping pens or as some have found that exploding cigar trick which can blow your face off...so much for the cheapest lithium-ion batteries, eh?
Going off shore for wiring, electrical work can get hazardous, thank goodness for good liability insurance these days.
Virtual reality is coming at us fast and furious. More robotic operations as Siri and her friends take over our houses.
Where is the OPPORTUNITY for you?
Because, chances are, you may have a good idea. But don't know anything about Patents, or Trademarks, Copyrights, Secrets...all those things needed to build a wall of protection around you.
But even more than that, HOW DO YOU MARKET, your thing, because, you don't have to invent it...thousands of inventions laying on the ground to be picked up for nothing but a marketing contract...IF, you hook up with someone who CAN market it.
There is a group, of now OLD people, who have been around what seems like forever to a millennial...people who KNOW how to market, how to invent, how to acquire, how to protect...
AND how to profit from all that, through strategic alliances.
IF you have an interest in knowing more about this, let Dien or I know. We have something for a few of you to get involved in on a Beta floor. IF you have proprietary position, we are especially interested in hearing from you.
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