'From Innovation to Invoice: 6 Critical Actions to Turn Your Invention
into a Business' provides guidebook for basement and garage inventors
TORONTO, Aug. 27, 2013 /CNW/ - There's an increased focus on basement
and garage inventors and their ability to create new jobs along with
new products - and thanks to a new, easy-to-read guidebook called 'From
Innovation to Invoice' anyone with a good idea is one-step closer to
becoming the next Thomas Edison or Benjamin Franklin.
According to Norm Nopper, author of 'From Innovation to Invoice: 6
Critical Actions to Turn Your Invention into a Business', "the book
dispels the myths of what's involved when bringing your invention to
Mr. Nopper recently helped his brother, Roland, bring his invention, the
Backbone™ (a safety device for Reach Trucks and Standup forklifts), to
market. He is also the director of Varanor International, a Management
and Training Consulting firm with a 30-year track record of providing
business strategy to companies including Honeywell Canada and Magna
International. However, being raised in a family business environment
Mr. Nopper well understands the life of inventors, innovators and
"I'm sharing real life lessons in my guidebook as well as hard truths
that others may not tell you, including: beware cash vampires - keep
them out of your wallet; and, partners are for dancing - money alters
relationships," notes Mr. Nopper.
Here, according to Mr. Nopper, are a few top tips every inventor,
innovator and entrepreneur should know:
Focus on providing customer value. Your business must be all about the
Defend your castle yourself. Master your destiny. Learn. Bootstrap and
do things yourself.
Keep what you create. Negotiate and manage in your best interests. Get
comfortable with the word 'no'.
When you own the property, you're king. Without it, you're a peon.
Protect your hard work with an Intellectual Property protection
You need enough cash to invest, operate the business and eat for at
least 36 months. The six-month guideline is not enough.
"From Innovation to Invoice is my dispatch from the entrepreneurial
trenches," adds Mr. Nopper. "I hope to help innovators and inventors
with their journey over salt water: perspiration and tears."
According to an Industry Canada survey (March, 2013) 13% of Canadians
are 'private innovators' who have improved or created new products. The
survey determined that the majority of Canada's inventors are young men
with degrees in science or technical disciplines. The survey is part
of a larger government project to encourage innovators of consumer
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