"Renting or Selling Your Invention"...

for People with Small Budgets & Day Jobs

Talking to Big Retailers Shouldn't Cost Much More than $100, and Could Very Well Cost You Zero


You have a flair for solving life’s little problems, and you have a smart product idea that you think should be on store shelves. 

Some companies will tell you their services - like courses, advice, or idea submissions that they pass along to big companies - will get your product flyer on decision-makers' desks. 

In the end you can waste a lot of money and time waiting to hear back or for contests to end…and be left wondering if anyone saw your submission. 


Few will tell you that to find the corporate decision-makers, you only need to do some easy - though time-consuming - legwork on your own.

If you want to save all that money and frustration, check out these quick audio tips - just a minute or two each - for getting your idea to the right product developers and marketing managers.


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Inventor Shortcuts Quick Licensing Tip #1

Neglecting to See if Your Great Idea Has Already Been Done

...keep doing the research until you’re sure. Save your money on things like expensive prototypes, submitting to contests, and product gurus until you’ve hashed it out completely.

The best contact lists & SELL SHEET templateS for inventors 

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Mistake #3 of the 7 Biggest Mistakes Inventors Make

Do's & Don'ts of Getting Your Invention Seen by Manufacturers

If you keep your idea to yourself, you'll never know if it'll inspire a sales tsunami. Here's the easiest and cheapest way to find out if licensing companies want your invention.

Quick Licensing Tip #3

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Pick up the Phone and Make Those Licensing Calls!

Yes, daily tasks need to be done, but you have to make time for calling manufacturers if you’re gonna get your product on the market. Can’t sell your idea if no one knows about it.

Inventor Shortcuts Quick Licensing Tip #2

Sell or License Your Invention Idea with a Great Sell Sheet

What's important about your idea? Does it help pets or makes your kids self-esteem grow and saves the environment at the same time? Last forever and save money?

Quick Licensing Tip #4

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Finding Companies That License and Work With Inventors

Finding manufacturers and contacts who can get your product to market takes plenty of research. Start on their websites - try the “contact”, “about us” and “FAQ” pages first.

Mistake #1 of the 7 Biggest Mistakes Inventors Make

Your Idea Sell Sheet is Confusing, Scattered, or Pointless

Aimless text, long paragraphs, and not getting to the point will destroy your flyer. Another issue - addressing the company.  Hook the future customer with how useful your invention is.

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Mistake #2 of the 7 Biggest Mistakes Inventors Make

Draining Your Life Savings to Get a Prototype Made

Spending thousands on a prototype of your killer new invention could be disastrous. These tips  can help you through the process of prototyping and/or finding a company.

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