Lifetime Brands, The Hardware Show, and an Inventors Meet Up!
Lifetime Brands is looking for ideas, the National Hardware Show is coming up fast, meet inventors at the housewares show, and more!
Week of February 11, 2019 Newsletter Issue #6
In the IGA Newsletter, you’ll find a bi-monthly update on all things inventing including success stories, inventor resources, events, and other content focused on reinvigorating your inventing spirit!
Inventing Success Stories
Congratulations Nancy Tedeschi for being an awesome entrepreneur!
From Venturing to Licensing, Nancy has done it all!
“Three and half years after she began the process of bringing the SnapIt Screw to life, Tedeschi decided to license the idea to her distributor. And she’s been breathing a lot easier ever since. A royalty rate that didn’t sound very high when she started out makes a lot more sense to her now, she explained. Yes, the licensor is making most of the profits. It’s also doing all the work.” – Inc.
Learn more about one of Arizona’s inventors groups, The Inventors Association of Arizona!
“The Inventors Association of Arizona (IAA) is a non-profit organization formed to educate, support and provide a centralized source of information for inventors at all levels. The synergy of members’ knowledge and experience helps independent inventors navigate the challenging process of developing their product idea through education and networking. With the right tools and contacts, inventors improve their prospect of turning an idea into reality and successfully bringing it to the market. Our mission is to help each member move forward toward the next step in the process.” – IAA
The executive director, Laura Myers, has licensed a product called Pocket Change, and has created a marketing tool for small businesses!
You can contact IAA here: firstname.lastname@example.org” style=”mso-line-height-rule: exactly;-ms-text-size-adjust: 100%;-webkit-text-size-adjust: 100%;color: #ED5E29;font-weight: normal;text-decoration: underline;”>email@example.com
United Inventors Association of America (UIA) board member, Kedma Ough, has a brand new book!
“Kedma Ough is a nationally recognized small business funding expert, innovation and entrepreneurship thought leader, SBA award-winning Champion of Small Business, and advisor for inventors. Ough’s driving mission is to empower people—particularly minorities, veterans, women, people with disabilities, and the LGBT community—to become business owners and to maximize the wealth potential. To date, she has helped more than 10,000 individuals fund, launch, and grow their businesses, in a wide range of industries and with annual profits ranging from $5,000 to $10,000,000.” – Target Business Funding
The International Home + Housewares Show in Chicago is coming up fast! Meet up with Invent Right co-founder Andrew Kraus, advisor Sylvia Pomazak, and coach Amy Jo Brogan on Saturday morning and Sunday morning of the trade show!
More than 20 inventors have already gotten in touch to say they will be there.
“At the National Hardware, you’ll find everything you need to move your business forward including new buying opportunities, merchandising ideas & solutions, money-saving deals & face-to-face networking opportunities. The future of home improvement is here.
Your registration gives you complete and full access to the entire NHS Show Floor, NHS networking events and thought-provoking industry education on the NRHA Stage for three days, May 7-9, 2019″. – National Hardware Show
“Those of us at Invention Stories have a small and simple goal in mind – to bring invention to all, help inventors to invent, and give free exposure to those who do. It is our goal to make invention a clearer and easier process by developing a community and resource pool for inventors and providing free exposure to them as well.” – The Invention Stories Podcast
“Inventors Launchpad is a privately held product development and manufacturing company with one of the largest and fastest growing inventor networks in the world. As leaders in the business of invention, it is our goal to bring Inventors Launchpad’s expertise and network of inventors to early-stage venture firms. Founded by Carmine Denisco and Rick Valderrama”. – Inventors Launchpad