A Few Sharks Get Super Stuck On A Product!

Eric Child and Spencer Quinn walked into Shark Tank to pitch FiberFix. They claim their product, which is a super-strong tape, is one hundred times stronger than duct tape. FiberFix is water proof and can fix anything from pipes to windows. It is cold and heat-resistant, non-toxic, and it dries in minutes. Eric and Spencer asked for $90,000 for 10% equity in their company. They handed out their product to the Sharks and said they’ve sold over $100,000 in the [...]

Shark Tank is Premiering Next Friday!

ABC’S hit series “Shark Tank,” will be up and running again for all you inventors and small business owners out there. But, before next week they will be airing the Sharks favorite episodes everyday this week.  Marc, Lori, Daymond, Robert and Mr. Wonderful each have picked one episode. For those of you that don’t know about Shark Tank it is a  show that features a panel of potential investors, called Sharks that considers offers from contestants who are aspiring entrepreneurs [...]

Independent Inventors Conference coming in October!

Official seal of the USPTO (Photo credit: Wikipedia) The United States Patent and Trademark Office is hosting another Independent Inventor Conference in Alexandria, Virginia. The event will be held on October 11-12, 2013 and will be their 18th annual. This two day conference is great for all aspiring inventors and small business owners. Attendees will be privy to experts in a wide range of fields that will deliver vital information regarding intellectual property and commerce best practices that [...]

Made in the USA is making a Comeback!

American manufacturing has been declining for over three decades. Consumers wanted lower prices and companies realized they could source goods from countries such as China much more cheaply. It seems, however, that times are changing.  In a survey of 1,000 Americans conducted for Industry Edge by market research firm YouGov, a whopping 81 percent of respondents said they would buy something made in the U.S. because they believe it will help support our economy. Wages in China are rising and shipping [...]

SuperZoo Tradeshow adding Huey Lewis and the News to perform!

Huey Lewis and the News SuperZoo is the year’s top tradeshow for pets, owners and everyone who works in the pet industry. The show attracts a record number of pet retailers every year. This year Huey Lewis and the News will be performing on behalf of Natura Pet, Wednesday, 24th at 6:15 pm at the House of Blues. SuperZoo has a unique selling atmosphere which is ideal for making great connections and grabbing purchasing orders. Top level executive [...]

Innovation World Cup is Open!

Do you have an idea or invention for the following categories in Wearable Technologies? Sports & Fitness, Healthcare & Wellness, Security & Prevention, Gaming & Lifestyle. Benefit from this booming market in multiple ways by entering. From June 1st to November 30th, the Innovation World Cup is accepting submissions for their contest. There are prizes totaling $200,000 and access to a worldwide network of potential customers. This contest is ideal for new inventors because they only need an idea or [...]

Inventors Listen Up! New Changes in the Patent Office could be good for you!

Effective as of March 19, 2013 a new status called “micro entity” became available to inventors who are applying for a new patent application.  The change is a result of the USPTO’s implementation of the America Invents Act (AIA). This change will make it less expensive for inventors to file for patent applications.  The process itself can still be difficult to navigate so we recommend working with a professional to help you draft your application.   To see if you [...]

New Product Consulting attends the National Hardware Show in Las Vegas

The National Hardware Show in Las Vegas is a major tradeshow providing many opportunities to network with industry professionals from many different industries. New Product Consulting makes it a point to attend the show every year.  This year the show is from May 7th-9th with more than 27,000 industry professionals attending. The National Hardware Show has broken up their show floor into various product categories which include Building Products, Hardware & Tool, Homewares, Inventors Spotlight, Lawn & Garden, Pet Products, [...]

Sharks take a bite of the Shell Bobber on Shark Tank

(Photo credit: Wikipedia) Inventors Jeff Stafford and Dusty Hollowell walked into Shark Tank to pitch their product, Shell Bobbers. The two fishing enthusiasts came up with their invention while hunting and a shotgun shell fell into water. As it floated, the idea came to them to make a fishing bobber out of shotgun shells. Jeff and Dusty were asking $80,000 for a 20% stake in the company. The cost to make each bobber is about a dollar and [...]

One Million Dollar Invention Contest!

Verizon is sponsoring the Verizon Powerful Answers Challenge which is going on now until the end of June 2013. They understand that there are many ways to find inventors and entrepreneurs with new innovative ideas that provide social benefit as well as grow markets. Verizon has decided to find those people and advance their unique concepts by providing the right platform through their wireless broadband and cloud networks. They are looking for specific categories for inventions in healthcare, education or [...]