- Published on Thursday, 06 June 2013 14:00
- Bob Cannon
- 1,090 Comments
The first investment for every inventor should be in Inventor Education. All too frequently inventors spend money on the wrong things at the wrong times and then don’t have the funds they need to invest when they need them to move forward. Often the investment most needed is time spent in learning rather than money spent on prototypes, patents, tooling or inventory. Websites like this one are free and provide an incredible amount of free education if you are willing to invest the time to do a little reading.
Another website that I have found to be helpful is http://www.inventorfraud.com . There is a wealth of information on this site and some of it is better than others. One place where I differ with this site is that I don’t believe that anyone can do as good a job of marketing your idea than you can. All you need is education and guidance from someone who knows the process and has actually done it themselves.
One of the best aspects of this site is the list of Inventor Groups. While I cannot tell you that all of the groups provide equal value, I can tell you that I have spoken to several of these groups and found them to a tremendous resource for the new inventor. In these groups you will find everyone from commercially successful inventors the the newbie with an idea and every possibility in between. These groups can be supportive for the new inventor as well as educational. Check the website for a group near you.