Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Meta-links to my other Networks

Here is the "meta-links" list to my other Networks (actual links to be posted soon):

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

3 Inventrepreneurs' exclusive marketing ideas

How to expand your current product line(s)? I have three ideas:

1 - create anything related to babies/kids that has to do with your product line. If Caterpillar can "gear" (ouch) their surface scouring behemoth machines into a line of kid's clothing, your company can do it, too. With babies/kids products, you will ALWAYS have new customers.

2 - start a foundation. Yes, for the cause, to be able to direct funding to them feels good. But, you will also be creating a future job for yourself. CEO, consultant, blogger, or mascot. You can build yourself a fallback, and not worry about job hunting ever again.

3 - help your family. Not by handing out cash, at least not a lot. But fund their education, set them up with a home, and then assist with their dreams. Someone helped you, pass it on. Again if you're ever down, you will have a place to stay.

Good luck, and let me know if you have any good ideas like these.

What to do when the door is locked?

I have submitted several direct proposals to companies, and get "we don't work with outside people". Who do they work with then? I understand they may not be in the hunt for new ideas, but I may have something they can make money with. Wow, when that door closes, it's loud. So, I go to the NEXT building! I look up the company's competition and pitch the idea to them. Hopefully someone in the related industry has a contact I could reach. Let me know if you've had any experiences when the door shuts, and you've found another way in. (yes, I'm ending with preposition.)