Monday, April 14, 2014

Featured Inventor on the Innovation Divaz Show: Natalie Robbins, Inventor of Litter One

Natalie Robbins, the inventor ofLitter One, has always loved all animals. She would always bring animals home without telling her parents. One of the most common animals she would bring home was cats. Since her family always had cats and Natalie was usually the one bringing them home, her chore was cleaning out the litter box. It wasn't long until she formed a hatred for the chore. When she was about 18 she and her mom were walking through a pet store and saw pine pellets now being used as cat litter. Her dad had just started to work with the same pellets! It's like it was meant to be! She started putting the pellets in old cardboard boxes so she could just throw all of it away at once instead of cleaning all components with soap and water. 4 years and many prototypes later Litter One is born!
Litter One is the 100% biodegradable, completely self-contained, disposable litter system for cats. Each kit includes: litter box, pine pellet litter, scoop, and waste bags. The kit is delivered right to your door ready for use. All you need to do is open the box and set it out in the regular placement of the litter box. The pellets turn to sawdust when the cat urinates. The patented false floor allows for the sawdust to fall through and not worry the consumer about tracking and buildup. The pine pellets completely neutralize the cat urine odor and provide a natural pine scent. When 4-6 weeks has passed, all you do is close up the kit, place it in the recycle/trash bin, and open up the new one that has automatically been shipped to your door.
We are so excited to be interviewing Natalie on the April 22nd show.  If you miss the show LIVE, you can download the podcast at your convenience! 
http://www.toginet.com/shows/innovationdivaz
For more information about Litter One visit www.litterone.com!

Special Guest on the Innovation Divaz Show - AJ Khubani, Telebrands

"I'm lucky that I found my calling, something that I'm really passionate about. I get excited when I see new products. I get excited when I see something we produce and put on TV and then people respond to it. The key to our success is that everybody in this company gets excited about what we do every single day." ~ TeleBrands CEO & Founder, AJ Khubani
In 1983, fresh out of college (with a whole $20,000 dollars he earned working multiple jobs during school), New Jersey native AJ Khubani was clear that he wanted to take on the Sony corporation. He was hawking a $10 alternative version to the infamous Walkman radio and placed a $7,000 ad in the National Enquirer with hopes of making millions. While breaking even with the ad didn't exactly earn him a house in the Hamptons, it did fuel his curiosity to find more products, in hopes of becoming a massive business success.
After the first few years of slow and steady growth, 1987 would become the year to put TeleBrands on the map. Ambervision Sunglasses were introduced to the world, as the company's first television commercial hit the airwaves. While the spot was a success, the orange lensed glasses launched the company to new heights when in 1989, New York area based Herman's Sporting goods placed the eyewear on their shelves. Sales went thru the roof as TeleBrands not only had their first million dollar hit product, they brought their direct TV marketing success to the retail world.
Fueled by the accomplishments of their on-screen marketing, packaging was needed to house the Ambervision glasses, and a plain white box wasn't going to cut it on retail shelves. After several go rounds with some design ideas, the world renowned As Seen On TV name and logo were born. Yes, it was TeleBrands that was singlehandedly responsible for the branding of today's multi-billion dollar retail category.
Thirty years have passed since that first tabloid ad hit the newsstands and one thing is for certain, AJ Khubani is indeed a massive business success. His company, TeleBrands, is without question the world's leader in television infomercial marketing and their products have sold in the billions of dollars. The likes of famed pitchmen Billy Mays and Anthony Sullivan have been an important part of this journey, as are the members of the company's management staff who have stayed along for the ride for these many years.
Over these past three decades, TeleBrands has given the world some of the most exciting As Seen On TV devices and gadgets: OrGreenic Cookware, Stone Wave, Aluma Wallet, Windshield Wonder, Sticky Buddy, the Olde Brooklyn Lantern, Who Knew Books, and the Pocket Hose are just a few of the many hits in the company's prestigious portfolio. One of the most popular all time products, the Ped Egg (for softening hard calloused feet) was created internally, and after some 50 million units sold to date, there's just no stopping what this northern New Jersey company will come up with next.
To further their amazing growth, TeleBrands has a never-ending open call to would-be inventors, or anyone with a great idea that just might change the world. A countless number of products are submitted for review yearly, while hundreds are chosen for infomercial testing. While it is only a small percentage that make the grade as a hit retail product, a number of inventors have struck it big as their product became yet another legendary TeleBrands success story.
As TeleBrands celebrates its prestigious 30th anniversary in business, its products are now available in over 120 countries around the world. The growth potential seems almost limitless as everyday inventors continue to present their product ideas at a rapid pace. It's a good thing that the young AJ Khubani found his calling some three decades ago. As the need to develop products that solve every day common problems continues onward, his passion for this business remains greater than ever. I think we can speak for everyone at TeleBrands by saying, but wait, there's more - there's a whole lot more to come.
Listen to our interview with AJ Khubani LIVE on the April 15th show, or download the podcast at your convenience after the show has aired! http://www.toginet.com/shows/innovationdivaz
For more information about Telebrands visit:www.telebrands.com

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Jessica Oman, Founder of Write Ahead and Kim Meckwood, Inventor of Click & Carry Featured on Innovation Divaz Show

Jessica Oman, Founder of Write Ahead, Inc.
Are you aching to turn your great idea into a business - but you don't know where to start? Meet Jessica Oman, founder of Write Ahead Inc., a team of consultants, writers and trainers who help entrepreneurs launch and grow businesses that support their lives and passions. Grab their free report, 5 Critical Steps for Taking Your Business from Idea to Open, and learn to build your business the "write" way.

Visit www.writeahead.ca/checklist for more information!

Kimberly Meckwood, Inventor of Click & Carry
Kimberly Meckwood is an inventor and marketer. She comes from the medical device industry where she learned that a product MUST be made with precision to protect the integrity of the product, how to market a product to both solve a problem and to create demand for that product and most importantly, that helping people is noble and it makes her feel fulfilled.
Click & Carry is a simple, yet ingenious, patented device that helps shoppers to manage & carry multiple bags at once --- comfortably. (Any bag with a handle - plastic, paper, canvas, etc.) Click & Carry may be CARRIED in the HANDS or WORN over the SHOULDERS.
INTELLIGENT PRODUCT DESIGN - Click & Carry was awarded 2 Utility Patents
* Conforming Gel Grip
* Rotating Top to easily load/unload bags
* Ergonomically Designed for Comfort & Even Distribution of Weight
* Carries up to 50 lbs.
* CARRIED in the HANDS or WORN over One's SHOULDERS
Shoppers will be able to carry home MANY more purchases on a single visit to any store!
To purchase Click & Carry visit: www.clickandcarry.com
Listen LIVE on March 25th at 11 AM CST, or download the show podcast here: http://www.toginet.com/shows/innovationdivaz

Monday, March 10, 2014

Meet our Featured Inventors of Collar Pop It and Kaaachews!

Paula Delong, Creator of Kaaachews
Meet Paula Dulong, a 50 year old RN from Massachusetts and creator of Kaaachews. Paula has been a stay at home mom since 2002, when she developed a severe latex allergy. One afternoon she was cleaning out her car and found her tissue box squished and dirty under the passenger seat. It had been trampled by every one of the teenagers that she had been driving around town. Paula was tired of throwing them away and that there must be a way to keep them reachable for all the passengers and off the floor. She grabbed a square boutique sized tissue box and made a pattern and prototype. That's howKaaachews were born! She showed it to her family and friends, who thought that it was a great idea, and started going to craft shows to sell them. She now sells Kaaachews all over the U.S., Canada, Australia, London, and recently Saudi Arabia. She did have a "patent pending" on her original design, but since have expanded to include a matching trash/toy/travel necessity caddie in custom fabric sets and tweaked the original design a little to make it easier to attach to the headrest pole of the car.  Paula would like to expand with a line of neutral fabrics on a larger scale that will be available in stores everywhere. She has even applied to "Shark Tank" to see if she can get others to see her vision too.
To purchase Kaaachews visithttps://www.etsy.com/shop/Kaaachews
Debra Curry, Collar Pop It
Debbie Curry spent most of her life as a stay at home mom...with her children now grown her time is now for working out(biking , running & training), spending time with family and developing her product "COLLAR POP IT".
Collar Pop It was created out of a need to keep Debbie's blouse collars popped in the back for a more chic, sophisticated & confident look!

Debbie likes wearing linen blouses as she lives in South Florida but found the collars limp & frumpy, she tried many different materials trying to keep the collar up including taping my neck to the collar, from there she got the idea to create a simple, inexpensive & effective way to take already pieces in your wardrobe & give them a new look. Women who dress well know its all in the details. The details of dressing make the difference between a woman dressed and a woman who has pulled her look together.

Listen to the show LIVE on Tuesday, March 11th at 11:00 AM CST, OR download the podcast any time after the show airs to listen and be inspired!!!  http://www.toginet.com/shows/innovationdivaz

Traklight is Providing an AMAZING Contest for Inventors!





Monday, March 3, 2014

Rein, the GREAT Dane, is doing more GREAT things with The Rein Coat

We were so honored to feature Paula Hege, CEO and Founder of The Rein Coat Pet Harness, on our radio show that we had to share her passion for helping animals beyond her amazing invention!!!

The Rein Coat's mantra of helping one pet at a time is working with Rescues and Shelters throughout the US to help highlight pets with fascinating stories. The pets that they will seek out are not the ones that have already been proclaimed as the media darlings that everyone is talking about. Rein, and The Rein Coat, are searching for misfortunate pets that might have otherwise slipped through the cracks. Each week Rein, and The Rein Coat, will be highlighting Rein Drop’s Rescue of the Week by sending him/her a Rein Coat to help ease the transition to his forever home and spotlight his story throughout social media to encourage more people to adopt and help their local shelters and rescues. The Rein Coat will also function as a conduit to connect you, the public, to this pet, this shelter or this pet’s shelter-mates if you choose to donate something to each week’s cause. We hope that you will share the stories of Rein Drop’s Rescues with your friends and followers each week to help us celebrate our victories and help us to raise awareness and change the lives of animals, one pet at a time. Please help us, help those who need it the most.

For more information and to support Rein Drop's Rescues, visit http://www.thereincoat.com/rein-drops-rescues/

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Seeking Women Inventors for New Reality Show!!!

BIG NEWS!!! We are helping out a

Major TV Production Company...




They are seeking women with unique products or inventions. Do you have the next great idea for a product? Do you have a prototype that you want to take to the next stage? They want to hear from you! Currently casting for upcoming show that helps inventors get their product into the marketplace. Deadline to submit is 2/17 as they will be shooting NEXT week! YOU MUST LIVE IN THE LA AREA...

Make sure your product is protected before you submit, if you haven't done so we urge you to NOT apply, and just OPT IN to our newsletter, and under the product description please say DO NOT SUBMIT.

The Women Inventorz Network, is glad to help, yet we are NOT taking inquires regarding this show, if they are interested, they promise to be in touch!
CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE!

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Keep your alcohol and your food FRESH!

We're so excited to showcase two amazing women inventors who have developed useful products that are all about FRESHNESS!!!

Tune in Tuesday, February 18th at 11:00 AM CST to the Innovation Divaz Radio Show and meet Jean Haley, the creator of Haley's Corker, and  Laura Wilkinson Sinton, the co-creator of Freshtape.  

Jean Haley, Haley's Corker

 Laura Wilkinson Sinton, Freshtape
Learn more about their products here:  http://www.toginet.com/shows/innovationdivaz 

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Amazing Opportunity for the Entire Inventor Industry

Get your booth and 24/7 access for an entire year to the first ever Virtual Platform for the entire inventor industry!!!


The Women Inventorz Network presents the first Virtual Connection Platform in the inventor industry. Within the Virtual Network, BUYERS will be able to have access to thousands of inventorz (men and women) who will be presenting themselves in the Virtual Network in their very own booth, showcasing their products, with images, descriptions and video.


Click Here to learn more about this amazing opportunity and how you can take advantage of our latest offering that ends March 1st!

Monday, January 13, 2014

Week Two - Featuring Inventors at the International Housewares Show, Inventors Corner


Tune in Tuesday, January 14th at 11:00 AM CT to listen to the Innovation Divaz Radio Show and meet the amazing inventors attending the International Housewares Show, Inventors Corner.  

Every week throughout the months of January and February the Innovation Divaz will be showcasing these talented inventors.  Learn more about their stories here: http://www.toginet.com/shows/innovationdivaz

The Women Inventorz Network is a proud sponsor of the
International Housewares Inventors Corner!



Tuesday, January 7, 2014

January 7th Featured Inventor from the Housewares Show


FEATURED INVENTORS FROM THE INVENTOR'S CORNER

Today and for the next few weeks we will be supporting some of the inventors from the largest and most honored trade show in the inventor community; The International Home & Housewares Show. Tune in to listen to these amazing inventors and hear a little bit of their stories. Each of these men and women are showcasing their inventions to the International buyer community in the Inventor's Corner March 15-18th, and the Women Inventorz Network is honored to be a sponsor of this very important part of the show. Educating, connecting and supporting the inventors is the overall goal of the show. And as always our goal.
  
What's That Paint


Meet Deanna Seery, creator of What's That Paint, Deanna, will probably share her own frustrations of not knowing which paint can was "what", and sometimes personal frustration lead to the most brilliant ideas. What's That Paint, are self adhesive decorative labels, for contractors, designers and homeowners to sort and store colors for future easy use. Boy could we use these labels at our home!



And continue to listen for our other great inventor stories throughout the months of January and February!

Click Here to Listen to the Innovation Divaz LIVE Tuesday, January 7th at 11:AM CT,
or to download a recorded podcast
on their show page!

Monday, December 30, 2013

The Innovation Divaz Radio Show Showcase Inventors Participating in the International Housewares "Inventors Corner"



ARE YOU AN INVENTOR WHO IS ALREADY GOING TO BE PART OF THE "INVENTORS CORNER" DURING THE INTERNATIONAL HOUSEWARES SHOW???

IF YOU ANSWERED "YES" THEN THE INNOVATION DIVAZ WANT TO SHOWCASE YOU ON THEIR RADIO SHOW DURING THE MONTHS OF JANUARY AND FEBRUARY, 2014...EVERY TUESDAY AT 11:00 AM CST.

It's easy to sign up for the fun!!!  


SIMPLY SEND US AN EMAIL AT INFO@WOMENINVENTORZNETWORK.COM  
WITH YOUR:

1) NAME
2) COMPANY OR PRODUCT NAME
3) WEBSITE ADDRESS
4) PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

5) LAND LINE FOR OUR PRODUCER TO CALL

We've already had some great shows during the month of January showcasing the inventors attending the
International Housewares Show!
Click Here to download past podcasts!


CONTACT US TODAY TO BE ON THE NEXT
INNOVATION DIVAZ RADIO SHOW!!!


Click Here to learn more about the International Housewares Show!

Click Here to visit the Innovation Divaz Radio Show page!

The Women Inventorz Network is a proud sponsor of the Inventors Corner!  We look forward to meeting you in person at the show.

Monday, December 16, 2013

The Innovation Divaz Interview Monica Strang, Author of Starburst Juju


We're so excited to have the talented Monica Strang on our radio show Tuesday, December 17th at 11:30 CT!
Monica Strang is a talented and skillful web developer. Her creativity has spilled from crafting websites into writing Young Adult novels. She resides in San Diego, California with her husband and two children.

About Starburst Juju
The Starburst Juju is an enticing young adult science fiction novel set in a time when most had lost hope and many were living in fear. Pepper, a typical teenage girl, is trying to make sense of the chaos and fear that exists all around her. After witnessing the abduction of her parents and narrowly escaping her own destruction, she is quickly thrust into solving the mystery behind her parents' involvement with the annual alien abductions. Along the way she discovers her own hidden talents and gifts, and creates lasting relationships with her new-found friends. Pepper's search for her parents is a coming-of-age adventure that will test old and new friendships, and one that will eventually force her to re-evaluate everything she thought was true. This is a must-read for anyone who enjoys young adult fiction! It includes a first-time love, twists and turns and an ending that will leave you wanting more.

This will make a great Christmas present!
Click Here to listen to the show LIVE, or to
download the podcast after the show airs!

Friday, December 13, 2013

Women Invented Products Featured on Good Day Chicago for the Holidays


We're so proud to share the media clip of Dhana Cohen, Co-Founder of the Women Inventorz Network, on Good Day Chicago showcasing AMAZING, women invented products from our network!


Here are the fabulous products that were featured in the
segment and where you can purchase them!


Visit Life Therapy's website at www.lifetherapy.com


Visit Cozywoggle's website at www.cozywoggle.com



Visit The Naked Tank's website at www.thenakedtank.com

Visit oogaa's website at www.oogaa.com




Visit Pysis website at www.pysis.com


http://twohipposstore.com/


Visit Two Hipppos website at www.twohipposstore.com


Monday, December 9, 2013

Great Promotional Opportunity During Housewares Show



The Women Inventorz Network is a proud sponsor of the Housewares Inventors Corner...and we're so excited to have this opportunity to promote our sponsors and partners to our extensive network during the event!!!

Watch this video for our personal message to
potential sponsors:



Click here to learn more about the sponsorship levels and the power of our network!

If you're an inventor, we want to also hear from you!  
Here's our personal message to all of you!!!

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Homemade Millionaire Reunion Show

Reunion Show!
The Innovation Divaz will be hosting the 
FIRST EVER Homemade Millionaire Reunion
"Where are they now?" Show!!!

Tuesday, December 10th
9AM PT / 10AM MT / 11AM CT / 12AM ET



Homemade Millionaire holds a big place in the women inventor world as it was the first time the women inventor movement was truly showcased in an exciting and positive platform.  Even though the show is no longer on the air, the inspirational message and opportunities that came from the show live will live on forever! We can't thank Kelly Ripa enough for seeing the vision for the women inventor community and powerful it is!!! 

Thank you Kelly!

Click Here to learn more about the show and meet the STARS of the Homemade Millionaire...

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

From Inventor to Entrepreneur: Business Lessons You Have Already Learned


Content Provided by Melissa Deacon

Having a creative mind can benefit you not just when you are coming up with ideas and perfecting your inventions, but also when you want to find a market and start building up your own business. Although the world of business can be overwhelming, particularly when it comes to financial decisions and account keeping, it can help to recognize how certain elements of the inventive process have already prepared you to create a business out of your idea.

Innovative Entrepreneurship
It is a truth universally acknowledged in the business world that innovators do not make good entrepreneurs, but this belief is called into question by too many examples of inventors who have broken into the market and turned their ideas into successful companies. Business people who have spent years studying the works of the best minds in economics may want to believe that the logical course of action for an inventor is to take advantage of the resources of an established company rather than to build up a business of their own, but the evidence seems to suggest otherwise. Inventors can make excellent business owners, because they know their product and have the creativity to become truly innovative entrepreneurs. This doesn't mean that you can ignore the business textbooks and forget about learning how the business world works, but it does mean that you already have an important advantage that you should not overlook: your own natural skills and inventiveness.

SWOT Analysis
One of the tools that you will discover in many business and economics textbooks is the SWOT analysis. This simple technique provides a means of analyzing your business and coming up with new directions for future development, but as an inventor, you may recognize this mode of thinking from the way in which you developed your initial idea. Creativity often stems from recognizing existing problems and opportunities, while developing a successful product requires the ability to see both its strengths and its weaknesses. Your ability to spot the need for a new product and to come up with an invention that can fulfill this need will continue to prove useful as you build up your own business. It can even help you to write a successful business plan, when you formalize your ideas in the form of a SWOT analysis.

All that a SWOT analysis requires is that you use your proven ability to spot Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats to thinking about the future of your business, rather than to coming up with an invention. You can begin by listing every attribute of your business under one of the four headings. Having acquired a patent for your invention might be a strength, for example, but a lack of capital might be a weakness that needs to be tackled. Strengths and weaknesses are considered internal factors, relating to your own business, but you also need to consider the external factors, opportunities and threats posed by the current market. External factors can be harder to assess, but as an inventor, you will be used to recognizing opportunities and problems, although you will now need to tackle them with your business acumen rather than simple creativity. An opportunity could be a new technology that you can use to market your product online, while a threat could be a competitor with a similar product.

Once you have identified your SWOTs, you can move on to another acronym, USED, to plan your future moves by determining how strengths can be Utilized, weaknesses Stopped, Opportunities Exploited and threats Defended against. The strength of a patent could be utilized by licensing your invention to someone operating in a different area, for example, while the weakness of a lack of capital could be stopped by finding an investor or taking out a business loan. Similarly, the opportunity posed by online marketing could be exploited by joining the WomenInventorz Network and creating a webpage, while the threat of a competitor could be defended against by building a stronger brand identity through marketing.

By the end of the SWOT analysis, you will have a better idea of where your business stands now, and the changes that you will need to make in the future. You can use this understanding to direct your business plan and remain focused on the most important areas of your business.

Other Business Advantages for Inventors
SWOT analyses are one of the clearest opportunities for making use of the inventive mind in business, but the skills that enabled you to come up with a brand new invention will also help you in other ways. The close knowledge you have of your product will be a significant advantage when it comes to understanding your customers' needs and how they can be reached through marketing, while your experience of managing the production process and thinking about costs could prove useful when it comes to managing your business and accounts. Seeing how your skills as an inventor can be applied to your new role as entrepreneur can make the transition to the world of business much easier.