Tag: invention

Julie Austin: Creator of Swiggies Wrist Water Bottles

| December 14, 2013 | 1 Comment
Julie Austin: Creator of Swiggies Wrist Water Bottles

Julie Austin invented Swiggies, a nifty little product that makes carrying water to stay hydrated during exercise so much easier and more manageable. Learn how she created the product, the challenges she faced and future direction of her business.

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Abby Appelt: How to Bring a New Product to Market

| October 20, 2010 | 1 Comment
Abby Appelt: How to Bring a New Product to Market

Abby Appelt shares tips on how she has navigated the often unclear road of product development for her new product, Crutch Skins™ – the self-adhesive ‘skin’ decals that bring personality to crutches and canes. Learn the steps she took to take her innovative idea to market.

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Charming KEYper: Inventing a Key or Cell Phone Finding Device

| August 27, 2010 | 0 Comments
Charming KEYper: Inventing a Key or Cell Phone Finding Device

During tough times, you have two options: quickly increase your income or decrease your expenses. Sisters Staci Douglas and Kim Mack chose to find ways to increase their incomes by starting a business. They invented a key (or cell phone) finding device called Charming KEYper.

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IdeaPaint: How an Innovative Product Came to Market

| August 23, 2010 | 0 Comments
IdeaPaint: How an Innovative Product Came to Market

In 2002, three college classmates stumbled on the idea of turning walls and other smooth surfaces into dry erase writing surfaces. Their business, IdeaPaint, was born. Today, corporate offices to schools and homes are using their special paint to improve collaboration and creativity. Learn how these 20-somethings started their business and developed a highly innovative product.

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Elizabeth Bloch: Inventing an Anti-Wrinkle Sleep Product

| August 10, 2010 | 4 Comments
Elizabeth Bloch: Inventing an Anti-Wrinkle Sleep Product

Research shows that the way we sleep can add wrinkles to our face. To combat this extrinsic aging problem, Elizabeth Bloch created the Mumbani(TM) Fresh Face to protect the skin and avoid developing wrinkles while sleeping. Learn what inspired Elizabeth to invent this device and the challenges she is facing as she starts the business.

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Bheestie Bags: Women-Invented Electronics-Drying Product

| June 17, 2010 | 1 Comment
Bheestie Bags: Women-Invented Electronics-Drying Product

Ever had any of your electronic gadgets falling into the water and becoming non-functional? Two sisters in the Oregon area Karen Wildman and Lisa Holmes invented an electronics drying product called Bheestie Bag designed to absorb the water from the gadgets to bring it back to life. Learn how they got the idea for their product.

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Mandy Krammel: Success in Bringing a Product to Market

| October 13, 2009 | 1 Comment
Mandy Krammel: Success in Bringing a Product to Market

Mandy Krammel found success by simply listening to her body and understanding the changes that her body is going through. She knows from her own experience and from listening to her clients that a lot of women have issues with their breasts — and the bras they wear. WomenHomeBusiness.com talked to Mandy about the process of bringing Tweakerz to market and the challenges she faced.

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Catherine Patton: Business Ideas Come from Everyday Needs

| November 9, 2008 | 3 Comments
Catherine Patton: Business Ideas Come from Everyday Needs

Catherine Patton, founder of Patton Medical Devices, was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 2001. As a result, she is now faced with the daily struggle of effectively managing her disease. Using injection therapy, Ms. Patton quickly grew tired of giving herself an injection each time she needed insulin. The multiple daily injections often left […]

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Mandy Haberman: Success with a No-Spill Drinking Cup

| July 25, 2008 | 1 Comment
Mandy Haberman: Success with a No-Spill Drinking Cup

For any parent or guardian of infants and toddlers, keeping your little ones dry while drinking is a challenge, as most sippy cups in the market leak. Mandy Haberman , an award winning English inventor, decided to invent the technology to create a totally non-drip trainer cupy when she saw a toddler spilling blackcurrant juice […]

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Sheri Schmelzer: Earning Millions from Crocs Decorations

| July 23, 2008 | 1 Comment
Sheri Schmelzer: Earning Millions from Crocs Decorations

Crocs are the very popular resin clogs dotted with holes and comes in every color, from pinks to blues to yellows to blacks. They are ugly shoes, but both adults and children love them. In fact, the company grew from $1 million in revenue in 2003 to a projected $322 million in 2007. Given the […]

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