Invent It Sell It Bank It

Author: Lori Greiner
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 9780804176446
Release Date: 2014-03-11
Genre: Business & Economics

NATIONAL BESTSELLER From one of the stars of ABC’s Shark Tank and QVC’s Clever & Unique Creations by Lori Greiner comes a hands-on, nuts-and-bolts guide to getting a new product or company off the ground and making it a success. Turn your idea into a reality. Become your own boss. Make your first million. Achieve financial freedom. Lori Greiner shows you how. Lori Greiner is one of America’s most successful, prolific, and sought-after entrepreneurs. But before she created her first hit product, all she had was a great idea, a tireless work ethic, and no clue how to get it to market. So Lori taught herself everything she needed to know about bringing an invention from concept to creation to consumers in months. She learned the ins and outs of business, manufacturing, investors, patents, marketing, and more. Now, five hundred million dollars in retail sales later, in an honest and straightforward fashion, Lori reveals the path she took to her wealth of experience and hard-won wisdom so that you, too, can achieve financial freedom and see your invention become reality. Invent It, Sell It, Bank It! is a hands-on, nuts-and-bolts guide to getting a new product or company off the ground and making it profitable. Sharing her own secret formula and personal stories along the way, she provides vital information and advice on topics that can often intimidate, frustrate, and stump aspiring entrepreneurs. Offering behind-the-scenes insights into her experiences on ABC’s Shark Tank and QVC-TV’s Clever & Unique Creations by Lori Greiner, as well as valuable lessons learned from the mistakes and triumphs of her early career, Lori proves that, with hard work and the right idea, anyone can turn themselves into the next overnight success. So a note to all the weekend inventors, armchair CEOs, and get-rich-quick dreamers: No more excuses! With Lori Greiner as your personal mentor, the only thing left to do is make your product, get out there, and sell it! Inside, Lori covers such topic as . . . • Market research: Is your idea a hero or a zero? Don’t be so fixated on the end result that you forget to make something that people actually want to buy. • Product design: I have an idea, now what’s next? From concept to prototype to final product: How do I make it and where do I start? • Funding: Although loans, investments, and crowd-sourcing are great ways to access cash, first tap into your own resources as wisely as possible. • Manufacturing: Seeing your final product roll off the assembly line is a magical moment, but there are things to watch out for so you get there in a cost-effective way. • Protecting your idea: To patent or not to patent, and other things you can do to safeguard your idea. • The secrets to selling successfully: You got the product made, now learn how to get people to buy it! Advance praise for Invent It, Sell It, Bank It! “I am used to dealing with Mavericks and Lori fits the bill! Lori Greiner’s insightful and practical book, Invent It, Sell It, Bank It! should be on the required reading list for anyone who wants to take an idea and turn it into a real business.”—Mark Cuban “While most people write a book to make money, it’s evident in reading Invent It, Sell It, Bank It! that Lori’s goal is to share her secrets with the reader, and make them money.”—Mark Burnett From the Hardcover edition.

Invent It Sell It Bank It

Author: Lori Greiner
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 0804176434
Release Date: 2014-03
Genre: Business & Economics

The prolific inventor and star of Shark Tank shares personal secrets and anecdotes while outlining a step-by-step process for rendering innovative ideas profitable. 50,000 first printing.

Shark Tank Jump Start Your Business

Author: Michael Parrish DuDell
Publisher: Disney Electronic Content
ISBN: 9781401306205
Release Date: 2013-11-05
Genre: Business & Economics

From the ABC hit show "Shark Tank," this book-filled with practical advice and introductions from the Sharks themselves-will be the ultimate resource for anyone thinking about starting a business or growing the one they have. Full of tips for navigating the confusing world of entrepreneurship, the book will intersperse words of wisdom with inspirational stories from the show. Throughout the book, readers will learn how to: Determine whether they're compatible with the life of a small business owner, shape a marketable idea and craft a business model around it, plan for a launch, run a business without breaking the bank (or burning themselves out), create a growth plan that will help them handle and harness success, and pitch an idea or business plan like a pro. Responding to the fans' curiosity about past show contestants, readers will also find approximately 10 "Where Are They Now" boxes in which they learn what happened to some of the most asked-about and/or most popular guests ever to try their luck in front of the Sharks-and what they learned in the process.

Your Million Dollar Dream

Author: Tamara Monosoff
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071634625
Release Date: 2010-04-30
Genre: Business & Economics

Create your “someday” life TODAY! “Get ready to let your dreams take flight! Tamara taught me things I wish I’d known years ago; it would have saved me a lot of time and money.” Jamie Novak, founder of www.BiteSizeLiving.com and author of Stop Throwing Money Away and The Get Organized Answer Book “A heart-pounding read for entrepreneurs who want answers to all those nagging questions. Read it and fly.” Nell Merlino, creator of the Take Our Daughters to Work Day and Make Mine a Million $ Business programs and author of Stepping Out of Line Link your dream to practical business possibilities Identify your skills and motivations Create an effective business plan Use Twitter and Facebook as powerful business tools Find the funding to support your business

Shark Tales

Author: Barbara Corcoran
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101513276
Release Date: 2011-02-09
Genre: Business & Economics

The inspiring true story of Shark Tank star Barbara Corcoran--and her best advice for anyone starting a business. After failing at twenty-two jobs, Barbara Corcoran borrowed $1,000 from a boyfriend, quit her job as a diner waitress, and started a tiny real estate office in New York City. Using the unconventional lessons she learned from her homemaker mom, she gradually built it into a $6 billion dollar business. Now Barbara's even more famous for the no-nonsense wisdom she offers to entrepreneurs on Shark Tank, ABC's hit reality TV show. Shark Tales is down-to-earth, frank, and as heartwarming as it is smart. After reading it don't be surprised if you find yourself thinking, "If she can do it, so can I." Nothing would make Barbara happier.

Idea to Invention

Author: Patricia Nolan-Brown
Publisher: AMACOM
ISBN: 9780814432952
Release Date: 2014-01-09
Genre: Business & Economics

You don't have to be a mechanical genius to be an inventor. Anyone can invent-a parent wrestling with a baby sling . . . a coach frustrated with slick-soled running shoes . . . an office worker determined to keep the computer cords untangled. Inventing is simply finding clever solutions to everyday challenges. Author and inventor Patricia Nolan-Brown has turned common annoyances into ingenious and money-making products. She shares the tricks of her trade in Idea to Invention, a practical guide that helps ordinary people look at their world with the eyes of an inventor. Readers will learn six simple steps to invention-and discover: * How they rate on six crucial personality traits * Creativity habits that spark invention * The power of tape-and-paper prototypes to refine their vision * How to navigate the ins and outs of licensing and patenting their product * The pros and cons of finding a licensed manufacturer vs. running a home-based assembly line * How to promote their invention-from perfecting the pitch and finding store buyers to trade-show shortcuts and strategies for creating buzz online * Product enhancements that add years to shelf life From initial concept to thriving business, this handy guide simplifies the invention process and gives creative thinkers the competitive edge they need to achieve success.

Inventing For Dummies

Author: Pamela Riddle Bird
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118053355
Release Date: 2011-03-08
Genre: Business & Economics

Full coverage of the ins and outs of inventing for profit Protect your idea, develop a product - and start your business! Did you have a great idea? Did you do anything about it? Did someone else? Inventing For Dummies is the smart and easy way to turn your big idea into big money. This non-intimidating guide covers every aspect of the invention process - from developing your idea, to patenting it, to building a prototype, to starting your own business. The Dummies Way * Explanations in plain English * "Get in, get out" information * Icons and other navigational aids * Tear-out cheat sheet * Top ten lists * A dash of humor and fun Discover how to: * Conduct a patent search * Maintain your intellectual property rights * Build a prototype product * Determine production costs * Develop a unique brand * License your product to another company

Shark Tank Secrets to Success

Author: Michael Parrish DuDell
Publisher: Disney Electronic Content
ISBN: 9781484777794
Release Date: 2016-05-03
Genre: Business & Economics

Second book tied to the Shark Tank show on ABC.

The Everything Inventions And Patents Book

Author: Barbara Russell Pitts
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781440523618
Release Date: 2005-12-12
Genre: Law

The Everything Inventions and Patents Book is your step-by-step guide to turning your bright idea into a lucrative enterprise. Authored by two successful inventors and businesswomen, this guide shows you how to make your brainchild profitable! With information on everything from protecting your idea, to learning whom you can trust, The Everything Inventions and Patents Book sets you on the right path toward turning your wildest dreams into tangible, patented reality! Includes vital tips on: Patent law Sales and marketing Developing your idea into a workable plan Filling out a patent application Getting your invention off the ground floor The Everything Inventions and Patents Book is the only resource you need for creating and protecting your idea, your investment, and your future.

How to License Your Million Dollar Idea

Author: Harvey Reese
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118022429
Release Date: 2011-08-30
Genre: Business & Economics

Whether you've invented a great new product, or you have an idea for an app, an online business, or a reality show, How to License Your Million Dollar Idea delivers the information you need to snag a great licensing deal. Now in its third edition, this book has become the go-to source for budding inventors and entrepreneurs who have great ideas and want to cash in on them without putting themselves in financial risk. Licensing is the way to make that happen and this book explains exactly how it's done.

Bringing a Product to Market from Your Home

Author: Gary R Bronga
Publisher: Clipeze Worldwide Inc
ISBN: 9780615347219
Release Date: 2010-02-10
Genre:

This book is based on my first-hand, been-there-done-that experiences. Many people have many great ideas. They just don't act on them. You can do it differently. I worked in the aerospace industry at Cape Canaveral, Florida, for 21 years. Wearing identification badges had always been a part of my working wardrobe. A large aerospace company handed out a lapel pin for a promotion in the spring of 1995. Just by chance, I pinned my company identification badge to the lapel pin. An idea for a better way to wear my identification badge came to me. For several days, I made many drawings and came up with the idea to place a "bar" at the bottom of a lapel pin to accommodate the common bulldog metal clip on identification badges. This enabled me to make badge holders with custom logos for companies or associations and to create many fun designs that would make wearing badges more personal and enjoyable. This was the start of my journey. This book is intended to streamline your own process of taking a product from an idea to reality. Potentially it will expedite the process of putting money into your pocket. I started with my computer and only $500.00. Originally, I had enough rejection letters to wallpaper my home office. Most of the people and companies that rejected me then call me now. To date, we have sold over 3-million CLIPEZE badge holders. They have been sold in over 1,100 uniform stores and 20 catalogs around the world. I believe that anyone can do what I did with his or her own product. Gary R. Bronga, President Clipeze Worldwide Inc. P.O. Box 373 Mims, Florida 32754 321-264-7599 [email protected]

Product Idea to Product Success

Author: Matthew Yubas
Publisher: Broadword Pub
ISBN: 0972552103
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Business & Economics

Whether it's a new product idea or service, inventions abound. Coming up with the idea is one thing, getting it to fly is another. In his new book, Yubas offers readers a comprehensive, complete, practical, and easy-to-understand guide to the process of bringing an invention to market.

How to Win at the Sport of Business

Author: Mark Cuban
Publisher: Diversion Books
ISBN: 9780983988533
Release Date: 2011-11-20
Genre: Business & Economics

Mark Cuban shares his wealth of experience and business savvy in his first published book, HOW TO WIN AT THE SPORT OF BUSINESS. "It's New Year's resolution time, and Mark Cuban's new book offers the rationale for a good one." —BUSINESS INSIDER Using the greatest material from his popular Blog Maverick, Cuban has collected and updated his postings on business and life to provide a catalog of insider knowledge on what it takes to become a thriving entrepreneur. He tells his own rags-to-riches story of how he went from selling powdered milk and sleeping on friends' couches to owning his own company and becoming a multi-billion dollar success story. His unconventional yet highly effective ideas on how to build a successful business offer entrepreneurs at any stage of their careers a huge edge over their competitors. "In short, [HOW TO WIN AT THE SPORT OF BUSINESS] exceeded...expectations. Short chapters...got right to the point and were not filled with 'stuffing'." —HUFFINGTON POST