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Independent Inventors' Resources:

Turning Your Invention into a Product - Developing Your Business Skills:

Receiving a patent does not put your invention on a path towards success; that's up to you.  If you are planning to do the development work yourself and would like some help, here are some options:

  • Organizations for inventors is where like-minded people gather and share their experience.  Check for groups in your community.  This can be by word-of-mouth or by doing a web search for "inventors" and the name of your town.
  • The Small Business Administration, an agency of the U.S. federal government, provides freely available assistance.
    • See the website for written information.
    • Find local assistance in the directory.  You may limit by location and by type of assistance: for example, you may limit to a special program for veterans. 
  • SCORE (Senior Corps of Retired Executives) offers the help of retired business people who serve as consultants and mentors.


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