Invent It, Sell It, Bank It!: Make Your Million-Dollar Idea into a Reality

Invent It, Sell It, Bank It!: Make Your Million-Dollar Idea into a Reality

by Lori Greiner

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Overview

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.

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, Lori 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.

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!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780804176439
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 03/11/2014
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 218,144
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Lori Greiner is one of the most prolific inventors of retail products. She’s created more than 400 products and holds 120 U.S. and international patents. She stars as the “warm-blooded shark” on ABC’s hit show Shark Tank and is a well-known celebrity personality on QVC-TV, where she has hosted her own show, Clever & Unique Creations by Lori Greiner, for more than fifteen years. Greiner’s collection of cleverly designed products range from kitchen gadgets to travel bags to some of the most popular and unique organizers for all around the home. They are regularly featured in top magazines such as Town & Country, O: The Oprah Magazine, InStyle, Woman’s Day, and Family Circle. She has also been profiled in Financial Times, Success, and Entrepreneur. Her Silver Safekeeper® Jewelry boxes were chosen as one of Oprah’s Favorite Things.

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Table of Contents

Introduction xiii

1 Are You Ready? 3

2 Is Your Idea A Hero or A Zero? 23

3 You've got a Great Idea, Now What? 38

4 Research Your Market 54

5 How to Get Funding 83

6 The Truth about Patents 115

7 Pitch Perfect 135

8 The Dream Becomes Tangible-Manufacturing and Packaging 159

9 Driving the Business 179

10 Beyond Brick and Mortar 196

11 Marketing That Really Works 228

12 Keep the Dream Going-Expand and Diversify 243

Conclusion 249

Acknowledgments 253

Notes 255

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