Never Count Yourself Out

Never Count Yourself Out

Never count anyone out, including yourself.I was 28 years old and everyone I knew thought I was failing. I was barely getting by selling my soft sculpture creations at street fairs, but loving every minute of it.Still, I had to make a change. A friend suggested that I...

The Importance of Having a Partner When Inventing

I knew early on that I didn’t have all of the skills necessary to license my ideas — that I needed someone to bring my product ideas to life for me. When I first started out, I was very fortunate to work with a very talented person named Russell Hicks. I met Russell...

Timing can Make or Break Your Invention’s Success

Once upon a time, I became a Disney licensee so I could sell my guitar picks with images of their brands on them. I met with the Disney team to discuss future plans for the product. Licensing Agreement Disney Characters Licensed Onto Hot Picks After our meeting, I...

I Just Licensed My Invention, Now What?

Now the work begins. I know it has taken a long time for you to get the licensing deal, but now you need to help your licensee sell product. It's not hard to do. Being in front of the media can help you sell more product. It takes a little bit of practice, but even...

Licensing the Same Idea to Multiple Companies!

This is the ultimate dream for most inventors - licensing your idea to multiple companies to increase your revenue stream. Can it be done? Yes! Let me show you how. I was able to take something I did not even invent and license it in many different industries and...

What I Learned by Launching a New Beverage

I’ve never shared this story before. I told someone the other day that just because you can doesn’t mean you should. This was definitely the case when I tried launching a new beverage in the New York City school system. At the time it seemed like a good idea. I knew...

When to Walk Away From Your Invention Idea

I get this question all the time. Inventors will tell me they've been working on their idea for a long time and nothing has happened. They're getting tired, frustrated, and wondering if they should give up. One of my most successful ideas I licensed received over 100...