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How to Get in to Any Company to License Your Product Idea

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inventRight coach Amy Jo Brogan explains how she gets in to companies to license her ideas for new products. The truth is, everyone approaches this step a little differently. With her fail-proof tips, unique insights, and recommendations for best practices, you CAN get in touch with the right people at the right companies to pitch your product ideas. inventRight is a one-on-one coaching program that has helped people from more than 40 countries license their ideas for new products. It was founded by Andrew Krauss and Stephen Key in 2001. Visit http://www.inventright.com for more information and to become their student. Call #1-800-701-7993 to set up an appointment with Andrew or another member of the inventRight team to discuss how we can help you license your ideas. New to licensing? Read inventRight cofounder Stephen Key’s bestselling book “One Simple Idea: Turn Your Dreams Into a Licensing Goldmine While Letting Others Do the Work.” Find it here: http://amzn.to/1LGotjB. Want to learn how to license your product ideas without a patent? Stephen's book “Sell Your Ideas With or Without a Patent” explains exactly how. Find it here: http://amzn.to/1T1dOU2. inventRight, LLC. is not a law firm and does not provide legal, patent, trademark, or copyright advice. Please exercise caution when evaluating any information, including but not limited to business opportunities; links to news stories; links to services, products, or other websites. No endorsements are issued by inventRight, LLC., expressed or implied. Depiction of any trademarks/logos does not represent endorsement of inventRight, LLC, its services, or products by the trademark owner. All trademarks are registered trademarks of their respective companies.
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Wizeguyz (19 days ago)
I have great idea for a multi purpose dog leash can you please help find some companies and how would i know theyre not gona steal my idea
Steven Lopez (1 month ago)
Hi! Love your videos Amy they're so helpufl! But I have a Question: In this first email being sent to this person, should we not be signing or sending a NDA before showing them a sell sheet? I will have a PPA soon, I assume its necessary or at least advised right? How do we go about asking for that?
Steven Lopez (9 days ago)
+Straight 2 Licensing With AmyJo oh that makes sense, thank you!
Hi Steven. I recommend reading my boss and mentor Stephen Key's book "One Simple Idea" for a detailed description of the 10 steps needed to license an idea. No, we do not recommend asking for an NDA before sending a sell sheet. You need to disclose just enough in your sell sheet to make them want to learn more; not actually tell them how your invention does what ti does. Most companies will not sign an NDA right away, and not yours. They have good reasons for this. Watch Stephen explain how to get a company to sign an NDA here: https://youtu.be/z1yjBcI66vY
Vasilis Papadopoulos (1 month ago)
Hello Amy Jo, have been watching your informative video. What do you do when an idea you have does solve a problem but cannot be patented?
You do not need a patent to license an idea. You do need to identify inventor-friendly companies to approach.
Erins Family (1 month ago)
Hello, thanks for the info, do I need to have a prototype or/and license to make calls to submit my idea?
Hi Erins. I strongly recommend reading my boss and mentor Stephen Key's book "One Simple Idea." It describes how to license your ideas for products in 10 steps, and many people have used it to license their product ideas: https://www.amazon.com/One-Simple-Idea-Revised-Expanded/dp/1259589676
The Fitness Holiday Co (2 months ago)
Thanks AmyJo, great information. Rob
P Javah (3 months ago)
👍🏼
Dan Myself (3 months ago)
Thanks
ilena caban (4 months ago)
What do you send them in the email with out giving to much information on what you have
A sell sheet: https://youtu.be/o2lHIFoeIxQ
Armand Mato (4 months ago)
What should that first email look like? Do I include my sell sheet? How much product detail should I include?
Great questions. Download inventRight's free ebook on "Getting In" for answers to these questions: https://www.inventright.com/getting-in
ozkan ozcan (4 months ago)
Hi Amy, I have a patent panding and nowadays trying to reach some companies and it seems very difficult :( In USA, in Turkey , in Germany...And most of companies has a submission system on their website and you have to apply on this system and share your innovation. And some of them has some digital aggrements that says you are accepting that your offer is fully volunteery...! I wonder this kind of aggrements can lead to lose my rights on my patent pending if I share. And I wonder your approach about it. It is secure or need to find a real marketing manager and make a phone call... Thanksss for your answer in advance :)
ozkan ozcan (4 months ago)
+Straight 2 Licensing With AmyJo Hi Amy, I've read and thank you very much, it was very useful and encouraged me. And after reading article, I have one more question; what time is the best for selling patent or licence for a company; After provisional patent application(PPA) or after PPA+PCT application. Or maybe the company you will negotiate for licensing will prefer to apply PCT by itself and after buying our idea? 12 months period after PPA can protect our whole rights 100%? And last question sorry, it is too many I know :) Are you giving support inventors for marketing their inventions in USA except students program. Thanks for your time to reply my message in advance.
ozkan ozcan (4 months ago)
+Straight 2 Licensing With AmyJo Thank you very much Amy. I will check.
Please read this article for more information on how to get the most out of submitting your product ideas online: https://www.inc.com/stephen-key/how-to-get-the-most-out-of-submitting-a-product-idea-online.html
beriigirl (4 months ago)
Really great info! But you might want to get a pop filter for your mic. The smacking sound of your lips is a bit distracting
- Protected (4 months ago)
Hi Amy Jo!! How much would I have to pay to get a product licensed by a company, or is it just a pitch to them to get them to take a look at the product and then they pay you once a deal is made and product is sold..... Hopefully I explained my question correctly. Also what do I do if I don’t have anyone behind me or anyone that believes in me enough to get fanatical help. Is this something that I could do all alone and still get it done?
V L (5 months ago)
Please move to England. We severely lack smart and beautiful women here. 😫
Dave O (5 months ago)
No.
Jacqueline Lang (7 months ago)
Hi Amy, what if you’ve already submitted an idea, (it’s been a month) and you haven’t heard anything back? I submitted into one of those “black holes” that accepts product ideas. I just want to know if I should withdraw and try somewhere else.
Following up is so important! Here are tips when submitting your product idea online: https://www.inc.com/stephen-key/how-to-get-the-most-out-of-submitting-a-product-idea-online.html
Charlotte Voss (7 months ago)
Amy, how professional do I have to be on my voicemail greeting? What should it say?
Danny Morgan (8 months ago)
Hello Amy joe my name is Danny I have a question .. what is a sales sheet ?
Pamela Chadwell (8 months ago)
Hello there AmyJo, I have a few questions for ya, Do I send out pictures even though I only have a Provisional Patent for my idea? Do I tell them all I have is a provisional patent? Thanks very much!
Enjoli L (8 months ago)
Great video
Thanks for watching!
Donn Ovshak (8 months ago)
Hello Amy Jo, love your videos! I've invented a product, hired a company to submit my patent pending, make a 3-D rendering and pursue licensing deals. I have produced a one minute video that pretty much shows and tells all, I told my licensing person to include this link with every inquiry. Now, my licensing person just came back to me and said that there is a company interested, good new! Maybe, or is it a scam?? They will give me 15% "pretty good", and all they need is 4k, ernest money to show I have skin in the game and cover cost. My question or concern to you,,, I pay 4k, how do I know if they're just going to take the money and shelve the product? Do I ask, how long until it will hit the market? Do I counter? My deal is, I already have skin in the game, and quite frankly, I don't have 4k. Do I counter with, how about 10% and no fees, or is what they are offering pretty much standard? My invention falls into the Smart Phone accessory market. Very simple design, solves a common problem. The name of this particular manufacture is Universal Manufacturing Corp., I`ll so some investigating and see who these people are and look for reviews and or references. Thank you for your time! Donn O Oklahoma City, Ok.
Hello Donn. Please read this article from my mentor Stephen Key: https://www.inc.com/stephen-key/dont-finalize-that-contract-yet-17-signs-youre-working-with-wrong-prospect.html This is based on 20 years of experience working with inventors from 60 different countries. I would like to help you, please contact me at inventRight if you are interested: https://www.inventright.com/contact
Jesse Godines (9 months ago)
Hey Amy Jo, Just added more note to my call sheet thanks for the Great Info looking forward to working With the inventRight Group in the near future... Jesse Giving you 2 thumbs up! bd
Peter H (9 months ago)
Should I have them sign a confidentiality agreement and a licensing agreement before disclosing the idea?
You are going to have a tough time getting anyone to license your idea without knowing what it is. Here's how to think about non-disclosure agreements the right way:  https://youtu.be/wRCt3VCvLno https://www.inc.com/stephen-key/non-disclosure-agreements-can-be-powerful-but-only-if-you-know-how-to-use-them.html
Marshmallo (9 months ago)
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Chris Cardi (10 months ago)
Amy Jo! You rock. Great video
Thanks for watching!
Steve Rooney (11 months ago)
Great video! Do you recommend using a lawyer to reach out to companies with connections?
Clint (11 months ago)
Great video. Ive done just that. But after a few years I tend to give up. Im bringing back some of my old ideas and prototypes back from the dead this year 👍🏻😁
Have you read my boss and mentor's Stephen Key's book "One Simple Idea"? Many find it very inspiring. Thank you for watching and good luck!
Fuzz Young (1 year ago)
You live in fairy land dear......
odetomy (1 year ago)
This video is so helpful. My mind is exploding with ideas and I really want to see if I can get paid for them; and see the visions of my product ideas come to life. I'm really excited but I keep getting the old "We don't accept outside ideas" line from some of the companies I've contacted, especially the handbag and fashion companies. It's hard to find companies that accept outside ideas. But I think you tips will help me a lot. Thanks!
Keep seeking them out! Open innovation is becoming more and more popular. Thank you for watching.
Creative Medium Idaho (1 year ago)
Hi Amy. Question. I just received a patent on my product and want to license it to a big company. I invented the first self cleaning toilet seat for public restrooms (airports, hotels, casinos, stadiums, etc). I can't even get pass their paralegal at some of these big companies like kohler, American Standard and Bemis. They want me to sign their NDA which will basically take away my rights... what should I do?
My boss and mentor Stephen Key wrote an article that explains how to license your idea to a big company.  "License Your Product Idea to a Fortune 500 Company Using These Steps" https://www.inc.com/stephen-key/what-you-need-to-license-your-idea-to-a-fortune-50.html
Curtis Coutts (1 year ago)
In the email, I'm thinking of putting in a paragraph stating that by accepting this email at their company address they are now in a non disclosure situation, agreement, contract? Then they have to open the file for the sell sheet? Or should that go in the subject line with address? Amy you are so bubbly I would return a voice mail for sure :-)
Hi Curtis. That's not how non-disclosure agreements work :) Study up. This article "Non-Disclosure Agreements Can Be Powerful, But Only If You Know How to Use Them": https://www.inc.com/stephen-key/non-disclosure-agreements-can-be-powerful-but-only-if-you-know-how-to-use-them.html
JELENEK OUTDOORS (1 year ago)
Can I date you, and you can teach me one on one, love you.
KD JJ (1 year ago)
I have followed all your advice and my product just got licensed with Oral-B, thank you soooo much for the knowledge. I was lost until I found you 6 months ago and now my product is on the shelves. I hope everyone finds the same success as I did with your guidance, I am forever now your student.
m s (5 months ago)
What's the name of your product? I will Google it,I too have an idea for the oral hygeen industry.
Andrew Krauss (1 year ago)
KD, You can also drop me an email at [email protected] if you like.
Andrew Krauss (1 year ago)
Hello KD, Congrats on licensing your product to Oral-B. I'd be happy to give you some tips on taking things from here and managing the licensing deal as things progress.. Please call me directly at 650-793-1477 or use this link to book an appointment with me. I will call you at the time you book. http://meetme.so/AndrewKrauss inventRight Co-Founder Andrew Krauss
Wow! That's awesome. Thanks for sharing. I'd love to learn more.
Mary Cutler (1 year ago)
Thanks Amy Jo for this video! It gave me more insight and confidence to move forward and reach out to companies!
That's great to hear, Mary.
osukais1 (1 year ago)
I need some advice.is there any legal issues with innovating on a idea that already exist?can it be patent?what's your take on innovating and how to move from drawing board to selling an innovation.
My colleague David Fedewa just made a great video about how to pitch companies improvements to products they already manufacture and sell: https://youtu.be/CKqvZC5tQE4
I really like how you present, I have a provisional patent with 3D model and a nice presentation sheet. Very interesting product with survey demonstrating that more than 50% of people would buy it. Everything is ready to be presented to potential licensee.. I need someone to find the licensing and manage all this... I would do it but time does not allow me. would you be interested or anyone on this channel please email me at [email protected]
mrbaileybass (1 year ago)
Great video , I have a question , Is a company free to sell my product in a jurisdiction that i don't have patent protection in. I am applying for patents in the EU and US , If i get a company to license my product can they take it to asia if i don't have IP protection there.
ce ty (1 year ago)
Thank you Amy Jo great video, i have one question would you like to answer me  what are the things that i have to follow in order to protect from stealing my product idea by that particular company?
Great question! This article, "30 Ways to Make Sure You Profit from Your Creative Ideas" is a great overview of the many options you have to protect yourself: https://www.inc.com/stephen-key/30-ways-to-protect-your-product-ideas.html. For a full overview of how to protect yourself during the licensing process, please consider reading inventRight cofounder Stephen Key's bestselling book "One Simple Idea": https://www.amazon.com/One-Simple-Idea-Revised-Expanded/dp/1259589676
Drew Koltun (1 year ago)
Great video! I have a patent one embodiment of a concept that I fabricated and have video of the working prototype. I obtained this patent. I have now improved the concept using different technology and filed a Continuation In Part to the original Patent. Basically filed a totally new patent... My question is, while I am waiting on the response from PTO for the CIP, is it smart to shop the idea to companies, or do I wait until I have obtained the patent?
Drew Koltun (1 year ago)
Straight 2 Licensing With AmyJo! Really appreciate your response! Thank you!
Hi Drew. Our strategies are all about establishing enough perceived ownership. In some industries, you can do that with a PPA or 'patent pending.' For others you will need a wall of intellectual property to establish perceived ownership. Our concern is always, if you wait for the patent to file, will you miss the market opportunity? Thank you for watching.
vic ale (1 year ago)
i have an idea that i would like to submit i need help [email protected]
Hi Vic Ale. If you're looking for more help please contact inventRight: http://www.inventright.com/contact.
Nour Bada (1 year ago)
Hi I love your video. How much you charge if someone wanna hire you
Hi Nour. I'm glad! If you are looking for a coach, please contact inventRight: http://www.inventright.com/contact.
I like your show i have watched all ,I have always had ideas,never went the extra step. now i iam moving foward well i was going to invent rite untill i seen that $2500 for coaching so now i hade to watch all videos and take note because this is all iam going to get . will on simple idea has went from one ppa to a start up with multipule patents on a loss provention program for mager retailer stores no one limmite and also the first that started this all wich is allmost ready set lets sell. I cant wait untill i can uncover what i learned from you steven and andrew and how i put it to work for me with just one simple idea $65 no education and pretty much reinventing my self with not much to work with i have tryed to keep what i have done documented for the record. I realy mean iam starting over i walked a way from it all with just me and $100.00 i have to prove that you dont need anything but yourself if you value life. the only thing i might have needed to use in my education is that of spelling here and there Brandon Ga
Selvin Cummings (1 year ago)
Hi again Amy! Hope you're well. My question is, should I mention that my idea is patent-pending or not?
JohnGzS Soares (1 year ago)
I Invented A Medical Marijuana 3Chamber-Filtering Water Pipe Delivery System.. I Hired INVENT HELP To Orchestrate And Guild Me Thru The Process Of Patenting My Idea And Introducing It To The Market.. They Recommended A Pattern Attorney For Submissions To The US Patent Trademark Office.. My Device Is Classified As Utility..  Invent Help Solicited Roughly A Couple Hundred Companies With Related Interests Resulting In No Success.. They Targeted Primarily Medical Professional Businesses They Have Registered In Their Data Base. The Targets They Submitted My Intro Brochure To Were Not Interested And My Reasoning Is The Timing Was Too Soon.. Now That Over Half The Nation Is In Favor Of Legalization My Chances Are Unfolding.. I'm Seeking Advice At This Point In Locating My Niche Market And What Would Be The Process For Licensing Manufactures To Produce And Distribute.. Please Point Me In The Right Direction.. JohnGz S..o0O. . ~ ~ UpInSmoke.. tu   ps: nice video great topic Good Works.. god bless..
Sharon Taylor (1 year ago)
THANKS AMY JO : )
YOUNG MILLZ (1 year ago)
How can you tell if the right patent is the right one I type in patent and gotten a list of them
Hello Amy, I have used CDNA's with companies I sent products to in the past. When do you send a CDNA to the company? Before your pitch sales sheet information is sent or after before you negotiate? One method I have used to get past a Gate Keeper is I say I'm the president of URCOOLSTUFF and I need to speak with the marketing manager!
Akilla Site (1 year ago)
Brilliant Video ! Very insiteful Amy Jo
Luke Miller (1 year ago)
How do I find lists of manufacturers appropriate for my product?
Mhertz De Leon (1 year ago)
Thanks for this great video. If you are a product developer and the company that you want to license it to steals your idea after you send the information. What can you do to protect your idea?
Cesar Avalos (2 years ago)
Thank you so much for this information. Feeling a lot more confident about making initial contact.
Working with Parents (2 years ago)
Hey AmyJo, That was so helpful I totally agree with you regarding leaving a voice message. I start calling all my company's tomorrow! Wish me luck...Cheers!
yasser saber (2 years ago)
I have registered a provisional patent and I have Electronic Acknowledgement Receipt Electronic Acknowledgement Receipt EFS ID:29095906 Application Number:62500293 Confirmation Number:6109 but I don't know how I can access again to my provisional patent on a website, what the status, how I can show my investors that I have provisional patent etc
Freddie Martinez (2 years ago)
Amy do you read these comments.i don't have the money for being a student.my family and I have been studying everything you put out as far as information on licensing.i have a few products that are thought of from my 11 year old son and my wife has also been working on a product she thought of.we need help.can you help.i hope you can get back to me.my name is Freddie Martinez and hoping to talk with you ,Steven, or andrew.we love you guys.need help with who to call.how do I find the right people to call.please help.
Eddie Ness (3 months ago)
Any help yet . Or were and what company to call
Ken Drake (2 years ago)
Hi Amy jo. I really liked what you had to share on making contact. I did not know about your company and went with inventionhome.com. I have a portfolio but they have only contacted 17 companies out of supposed 1000's. I am working full time now and have precious little time to make calls. Is there any way I can still make contact even with my limitation? My provisional patent runs out soon and I am worried that IH won't come through for me in time. I also would like an answer to bjaxx8's question. thanks.
Larry Wade (2 years ago)
Thanks for the video it was very informative. I am interested in making and license my new inventions and will keep researching to learn how. This video helped point me in the right direction.
kimdebbie4122 (2 years ago)
Wow Amy you ready laid out the process in a very linear fashion, but you also gave us some good ideas on how to handle the variables. You're a coach I'd want in my corner!!! way to go good job!!! The One thing I really like Amy is, that as I watch your video it does not feel like a sales pitch is trying to be shoved down our throat. but you're really actually talking straight to me about how to solve a problem that I've been dealing with for a long time and bringing some answers to it that make it easier. I haven't actually pulled the trigger with inventright yet but I know I'm going to wined up doing it because I can see your working for a real company that care about the people your trying to help and you all have passion for what you are doing. I see a level of integrity with your organization that too many companies in this country have lost. I've been burned numerous times in the past with other inventions companies but with event inventright through your YouTube videos I have already learned an awful lot and I'm going through the book One Simple Idea right now. Stephen what a great team you've put together I look forward to working with you guys in the near future God bless you guys Kim Seymour
Kevin Naderi (2 years ago)
Thanks you
Deborah Earvin (2 years ago)
Hi Amy Jo thanks for your help. Do I send out pictures with a sell sheet even though I only have a Provisional Patent for my idea? Do I tell them I have a patent ?
JERSEY JOHNBOY (2 years ago)
How does one get in contact with those companies to pitch your idea, is there like a list of companies that want new ideas thrown at them sort of speak?
Hi Johnboy. We have a free ebook on our website called "Getting In" that explains how to pitch your ideas to companies that are looking for them. Scroll to the bottom of this page: http://www.inventright.com/. Thank you for watching!
ParadigmRabbit (2 years ago)
What a fantastic resource your channel is - thanks a lot!
luoaR ogaitnaS (2 years ago)
Amy Jo... I could use your help. My name is, Raoul Santiago, I am a product developer and I have a new idea I'd like to submit to a company for consideration. I would like your amazing insight on my specific idea. I was wondering what is the best email I could reach you at?
Homa Sadaghian (2 years ago)
Hi Amy Jo, thank you so much for a great subject and information. I don't have sell sheet, just prototype, and I am trying to start making the call. what if they ask me something then I don't know the answers? It's ok if I sent my prototype to the gatekeepers?
R3MIX 2000 (2 years ago)
I heard another woman in a video say the same EXACT thing this lady said. Every word!! Thats crazy.
minnesota kid (2 years ago)
Thank you!
Sleman Usmanee (2 years ago)
Hi AmJo, great video! Is it a bad idea to do a group email and send your sell sheet to all the companies at once? I thought it might be good as the companies will see that they have competition. Whats your take?
Shalom Shalom (2 years ago)
How can I be your student?
Shalom Shalom (2 years ago)
Be my coach.
I'm a coach for inventRight: http://inventright.com/contact-us-today.
chaasha-ba 4 (2 years ago)
Thank you for the information, i have one question will you elaborate on nonprovisonal application.
Bill Bird (2 years ago)
Hello Amy, your video is really nice. Have some questions : 1 : I have a trademark, it is better to give a licence for a company to use it, as a person or shall I make a company to protect my trademark ? 2 : I own a learning book for kids (design, illustrations and idea), how much percentage I shall take from publisher, to publish the book in other language ? Thank you for your help
Jennifer Lemmon (2 years ago)
Amy Jo can you please call for me?
DOMENIC SPATARO (2 years ago)
amazing video!
Keri Middaugh (2 years ago)
i have watched this video a few times. The scripts you provide are so helpful. Thank you!
ScoobyDuh (1 year ago)
Indeed they are.
Tyrone Gore (2 years ago)
Very good information!!  Great show.
John T (2 years ago)
Hi Amy, question, can I sell/license my idea without any sales or orders? If anyone here (with experience) has the answer please let me know. TNX
Yes you can.
Stephen Mattison (2 years ago)
Great info MJ, *TY!*
K Li (2 years ago)
Hi thanks for the video. What do you think about submitting an invention idea on a company's website online submission page? Is that a good way to get in the door with a company?
Kmak Milly (2 years ago)
Why give it for free? Idk though let us know how that worked out for you though.
Tony De Rosa (2 years ago)
Hi Amy Jo and thank you for the video. My question is when/where does a NDA fit in to the scenario described in this video? In the video it seems like you go from initial contact right to submitting your info. Thank you in advance.
don alya (2 years ago)
Hi Amy I wasn't sure but this is the first video i watch for you, did you actually invented something and marketed it to companies and succeed with it and so thats why your putting your experience here to everyone and how to follow the same steps if we have a product that we came up with? thanks
brazil mcgee (2 years ago)
Hello Amy Jo. Im Brazil, I just spoke with you on the phone. this is the video i mentioned that led me to you. it was nice to talk to someone i subscribed to and that knows what there doing. i love this video and what you teach. when i do launch my products ill come back to your channel and give you a big thank you for helping me get there. your videos are super helpful.......
Flyfishing Cowboys (4 months ago)
What do you put in the email??? You share the product? You attach an NDA??
Allen Haynes (2 years ago)
Hey if you need also advice inventright has us students available and also a forum. If you need to know something I'm there at times. If you look at webinars it have to match to your benefit to get your product out there, so it have to relate in what you try to market as well as filing a ppa. Just ask..Close minds get fed!!
Joey Arellano (2 years ago)
I think your doing an awesome job Amy Jo im glad i found your videos i will be subscribing and hopefully bring my idea to lite.
YRH NARD (2 years ago)
what are so companies
DeForest Mapp (2 years ago)
How would you pitch a CEO at a major media company for a license agreement?
inventRightTV (2 years ago)
Here's an article our cofounder Stephen Key wrote about getting in to the biggest of big companies to license your ideas: https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/242069.
Albert culmer (2 years ago)
Hi Amy, my name is Albert I am 64 years old and I am learning to be a product developer. I would like to ask a question I came up with a product to keep 3 to 5-year-olds children safe at the beach. Because few years ago in Jacksonville Florida they had four kids who was pulled out from the beach by and undertow current and they never found their bodies. I thought of this idea about seven years ago. And I got a patent on my product. I decided to market it myself. By doing a survey from 1 to 10 with parents who had kids I talked to 124 people. And after I was finished with my survey I ended up getting all nines and tens. So I made appointment with a manager in Walmart to show them my product. The manager met with me and told me to come into his office. Where he had three other managers their and they asked me to demonstrate my product to them. After I demonstrated the product one of the managers told me the following him out where the beach equipment was. To show me where they were going to put my product. And then they asked me if I was ready to do business with them. I told them that I would have to get back with them with my answer. Because I didn't know how I would ever be able to mass produce my product. My question to you what would you do if you were faced with this problem. Not knowing anything about marketing.
don alya (2 years ago)
Hi Alber lets share each others ideas, I have an invention as well and about ready to market it and looking for the right place if you like to communicate we could be helpful to each other and with out being scammed out there
Frank Priego W (2 years ago)
Very helpful thank you.
Dolly Siharath (2 years ago)
Very helpful, Thank you!
Robe Degado (2 years ago)
Incredible useful and well explained. Thanks Ami. Do you know how badly you need a 3D pronted prototype, outside of a detailed solid model, to convince a company interested in your idea? the product is a kitchen bowl, no electrical, software, chemical involve on its opetation.
Greg Moore (2 years ago)
Really solid advice AmyJo. Thanks for the tips!
Ergo Gamerz (2 years ago)
Great video, thanks. Quick question, if you get the gatekeeper's email address for them to forward to contact person, do you include your sell sheet and video or do you wait to hear back from the contact person to validate that they are going to be looking at it and they are the right person to handle that? Thank you.
lars Fordan (2 years ago)
thanks a lot ^^
Asif Ifas (2 years ago)
I'm a nobody but thought of a product I couldn't find on ebay and would help millions especially in cities and cycle.
Cox Designs (2 years ago)
I used this method yesterday I love it! But I was sent to voicemail and have not received a call back should I try to contact again today? Also when calling the companies it's such a thrill!!
Cox Designs (2 years ago)
Asif Ifas I would say if you don't know what to do next then study. Study the art of licensing. Watch you type of Amy Joe, ask David F, and inventright tv with Stephen key and Andrew K. Also Stephen Key has a great book called one simple idea I would order it through Amazon! Then do a google image search maybe prior art search also study that micro market of your product. Once you've done that you'll want to make a drawing of your product and with that file for a ppa application.then you can make a sell sheet inventright had great examples of sell sheets and how to make them. Then make a list of 30 companies, go to the store where your product would sit and look for the brand of companies you want to submit too look up all phone numbers and start calling! Get emails Amy Joe has a great video what to say. Then submit your product and follow up but don't get discouraged from no's you only need one yes it's a numbers game. Once you start calling YOUR IN THE GAME CONGRATS! This is just basic quick anything you need these guys have the answers for you. Also you could team with inventright just go to their website Good luck to you!!!
Asif Ifas (2 years ago)
Cox Designs How do you mean calling them to what sell an idea? I was looking at buying a bicycle and thought of an accessory that could do extremely well. I couldn't find any on ebay despite the simplicity of it. I have lots but this one feels good. I just don't know what to do.
Cox Designs (2 years ago)
Can you tell me about the proposal you submit is it only a sell sheet or a cell sheet and then you attach the drawings of the product do you attach anything or is it only a sell sheet until they call back and then you send drawings and details description of the product?
Jeff Kessel (2 years ago)
great video Amy- very informative. What are your thoughts on just pitching initially on LinkedIn. By using LinkedIn I can pinpoint the most appropriate contacts. Also if live pitching isn't a strong point thinking the online pitching could be the way to go to get the point across?
Jonathan Williams (2 years ago)
When you have an idea for an athletic team jersey uniforms what's the first thing I need to do? [email protected],com
Jonathan Williams (2 years ago)
When you have an idea for an athletic team jersey uniforms what's the first thing I need to do?
ScoobyDuh (1 year ago)
Listen to your heart.
Allen Haynes (2 years ago)
Go to Amy jo brogan, she's talks about look whose the marketing competitor of your product.
Homa Sadaghian (2 years ago)
Hi AmyJo, great information, perfect. Thank you so much. I am second languages, was little bed fast for me to follow.
Miki Tomita (2 years ago)
Thank you so much. It was very helpful.
BulletSpoung (2 years ago)
WOW!  That was packed with good info.  Calling is best for me, my mannequin like appearance putts some people off.  I subbed
bjaxx8 (2 years ago)
Great Video Amy Jo! Any thoughts on how to handle a gate keeper who says they'll forward your sale sheet/ idea to the decision maker then tells you if they're interested they'll get back to you? I've run into this scenario multiple times. The gate keeper won't tell you or give you the name of the decision maker, rather tells you to send it to them and not to follow up because someone will reach out to me if there is any interest.
bjaxx8 I wanna know too.
Jose muñoz (2 years ago)
great question. I want to know the answer too
BaisJohn (2 years ago)
Love this, I have spent a lot of time trying to get people on the phone and avoiding voice mail. This will defiantly get me into followup mode faster. Thanks for the great tips :)
Star Lights (2 years ago)
Very Good Amy Jo!!! I Loved it!!! Great advice! I like your script for calling and especially making all the calls while taking notes and then at the end of the day send the emails. This keep a person in the groove of one task instead of divide thinking! You Rock!! Catherine Doten

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