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Think big : nine ways to make millions from your ideas
Debelak, Don.
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Publication Information:
Irvine, Calif. : Entrepreneur Press, [2001]

Physical Description:
xvi, 336 pages ; 23 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
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HF5415.153 .D45 2001 Adult Non-Fiction Popular Materials-Small Business-Patents

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This one-stop reference for inventors covers everything needed to bring a new product or service to the market. Think Big offers the inside scoop on selling locally, at events, through the Internet, and through mail order catalogs.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. vi
Introductionp. xi
Chapter 1 Teaming Up for Successp. 1
Inventor's Story: It Takes a Village to Sell a Productp. 3
Inventor's Story: Virtual Entrepreneurp. 7
Chapter 2 Fairs, Craft Shows, and Events--The Inside Scoopp. 13
Inventor's Story: Make It Shine till It Glowsp. 15
Chapter 3 Fairs, Craft Shows, and Events--Making It Happenp. 27
Inventor's Story: Make It, Take Itp. 28
Chapter 4 Selling Locally--The Inside Scoopp. 41
Inventor's Story: Fifteen Minutes of Famep. 43
Chapter 5 Selling Locally--Making It Happenp. 55
Inventor's Story: The Secret Ingredient: Persistencep. 57
Chapter 6 Home Shopping: TV and Mail-Order Catalogs--The Inside Scoopp. 71
Inventor's Story: Catalogs: Reading the Fine Printp. 74
Chapter 7 Home Shopping: TV and Mail-Order Catalogs--Making It Happenp. 83
Inventor's Story: TV Blast Offp. 85
Chapter 8 Internet Sales--The Inside Scoopp. 97
Inventor's Story: Adding Punch to Good-Byep. 99
Chapter 9 Internet Sales--Making It Happenp. 111
Inventor's Story: Learning to Play the E-Gamep. 114
Chapter 10 Selling on Commission--The Inside Scoopp. 127
Inventor's Story: No Money, No Problemp. 129
Chapter 11 Selling on Commission--Making It Happenp. 139
Inventor's Story: Sometimes You Need a Buddy to Light the Wayp. 140
Chapter 12 Joint Ventures--The Inside Scoopp. 153
Inventor's Story: Could You Play That Song Again?p. 155
Chapter 13 Joint Ventures--Making It Happenp. 167
Inventor's Story: When Support Is Attractivep. 168
Chapter 14 Private Label Marketing--The Inside Scoopp. 181
Inventor's Story: Seeing Is Believingp. 184
Chapter 15 Private Label Marketing--Making It Happenp. 195
Inventor's Story: We Aim to Pleasep. 197
Chapter 16 Licensing--The Inside Scoopp. 209
Inventor's Story: Momma's Gotta Brand New Bagp. 211
Chapter 17 Licensing--Making It Happenp. 223
Inventor's Story: Persistence Pays Offp. 225
Chapter 18 Your Own Company--The Inside Scoopp. 239
Inventor's Story: The Proverbial Million-Dollar Ideap. 240
Chapter 19 Your Own Company--Making It Happenp. 255
Inventor's Story: It's Not What You Make, It's Who You Knowp. 256
Appendix A Patent Strategiesp. 271
Appendix B Prototyping for Inventorsp. 289
Appendix C Funding Your Inventionp. 303
Glossaryp. 317
Indexp. 327