Alamo Inventors, Inc
Day / Date: WEDNESDAY, Wednesday, March 13, 2019
Inventors Visiting: 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Q/A with Alan Beckley 6:00 PM – 6:30 PM
Presentation: 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
San Antonio Technology Center (SATC)
3463 Magic Dr.
San Antonio, TX 78229
How To Manufacture, Market & Sell A Product To Form A Viable Business
(a live presentation)
Having introduced over $300 million in new products, Jack is going to discuss how to cost-effectively produce, market and sell your product to create a viable business.
Beyond The Patent:
Obtaining a patent is just the beginning. But where and how you go from there can be both an extremely time consuming and costly endeavor unless you take the right steps.
With over 35 years’ experience orchestrating the strategic, marketing, sales and business planning functions for both $100M+ companies and start-ups, Jack will take the mystery out of launching your product. Capitalizing on his vast array of engineering, manufacturing, sales, marketing and buyer relationships, Mr. Terrazas will explain how to prove commercial viability of your product to enable you to raise capital to grow your business!
Establishing The Right Business Model Is First Priority:
Having personally presented and sold hundreds of products to buyers at Target, Walmart, Home Depot, Lowe’s, Costco, Sam’s, HEB, Kroger, QVC, Bed Bath & Beyond and dozens of other retail chains, Jack will touch on the entire ‘pre-market entry’ process of concept refinement, market research, branding, packaging design, pricing and positioning, in-store and online merchandising and other marketing communication requirements.
Then he will explain the key functions of a business model from engineering, manufacturing and quality assurance to production planning, logistics and order fulfillment. Having these fundamentals in place will assure knowing your true cost of doing business so you price your product for optimal profitability.
See one of Jack’s products he is currently marketing at DrySafer and on a news release.
The New Patent Law Has Problems For Inventors
Independent inventors and start-up’s depend on strong patents to defend their inventions, however recent changes to the patent law have significantly weakened inventor’s intellectual property rights to the point that they can no longer depend on their patents to protect their innovations. For information on the intellectual property problems, please see the movie, Invalidated: The Shredding Of The US Patent System. Click the below image for a trailer of the movie/documentary. You can also see the documentary on Amazon and iTunes , free with Amazon Prime subscription, or $2 otherwise.
For additional information on the patent problems, click Here.
Question & Answer Session w/ Alan Beckley
During the inventors visiting hour from 6:00 PM – 6:30 PM in the meeting room, Alan Beckley will be available, via Skype, to answer your invention questions. For more information on Alan Beckley, see the information provided in the Licensing section below.
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Big Idea School
Mary Lou and Dennis Green are offering their Big Idea School Course bundle on special for $97. The four online courses will help you to turn your big idea into a real product that people will want to buy.
This private Facebook group is a community of inventors that come together to discuss wins, challenges and much more, moderated by Alan Beckley, with the goal of helping inventors help each other with tips, tricks and advice.
Inventors Helping Inventors Podcast
Inventors Helping Inventors is a new podcast for inventors, on iTunes , Stitcher and Google Play . Every week, the host Alan Beckley, will interview an interesting successful inventor and ask them the questions you want to know, such as What did they do before they became an inventor?; What was one of their greatest challenges as an inventor and how did they overcome it?; and What advice would they give to a new inventor just getting started? The first podcast will interview Stephen Key.
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Fusion 360 is free to students, teachers, small businesses making less than $100,000 per year, and hobbyists using Fusion 360 for non-commercial purposes. Click here (AutoDesk) to see the license information and activation instructions and here to download. The CAD files can be saved privately or shared, as desired and the software can be used either online or offline. The Fusion 360 license is renewable yearly for free.
Click here (YouTube) to view 13 excellent and intuitive Fusion 360 lessons by Paul McWhorter. It’s surprising how easy an advanced CAD program can be learned with the right instructions!
First Featured Article
How To Introduce Products With On-Line Marketing
Second Featured Article
Moving from Idea to Patent: When Do You Have an Invention?
Third Featured Article (Video)
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About Alamo Inventors, Inc
Founded in 2000, the Alamo Inventors organization holds monthly meetings for the inventor community and provides access to resources supporting the inventing, entrepreneurship, and patent protection process. Monthly programs include a network hour prior to the meeting. Member meetings include a notable guest speaker who typically shares their experience and advice about their journey of taking their idea to market.
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