Next Meeting Tuesday August 18, 2015

Topic-Outsourced Contract Manufacturing in Asia

 Keynote Speaker: Larry Mahoney, Owner, Asia Direct Resource

Larry Mahoney

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Does it make sense to have my products manufactured overseas. What are the pros & cons? Is it truly more cost effective? How can I obtain pricing and not risk being ripped off? What are the true facts versus the myths?

Inventors’ Network is privileged to present Mr. Larry Mahoney who will be sharing his decades of knowledge and proven experience with overseas resourcing. He’ll be answering these questions (and many, many more). Whether you’re just beginning the invention journey, at the crossroads of making these critical manufacturing decisions, or somewhere in between, you’ll want to make sure and attend this valuable and educational presentation.

Here’s an outline of topics Larry will be covering: TIME TO HEAD TO CHINA:

INTRO
HOW MANY ATTENDING HOLD A PATENT OR PATENT PENDING?
HOW MANY STILL REFINING YOUR DESIGN?
DOCUMENTED BUSINESS PLAN?
DOCUMENTED MARKETING PLAN?
SALES STRATEGY?
MANUFACTURING OR SOURCING PLAN?
PRIORITIES
GETTING PRODUCT MADE IS YOUR EASIEST CHALLENGE
I. D. YOUR MARKET
SALES, SALES, SALES
STAY AWAY FROM BIG BOX STORES
SOURCING
DOMESTIC OR OFF-SHORE; CHINA?
WHAT ARE YOUR RISKS?
WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES?
TIME-LINE & COST
INTERNET SOURCING
SOURCING THROUGH SHOWS
PRESENCE
HOW DO YOU DO IT?
BID PACKAGE (Keys to actually creating one)
TECHNICAL DRAWINGS; CAD
MATERIAL SPECS
COLOR SPECS
PACKAGE SPECS
YOU MUST DEFINE IT ALL!
MONITOR MANUFACTURING DEVELOPMENT
SAMPLES
MONITOR PRODUCTION & PROJECT MANAGEMENT
PROTOTYPE
PRE-PRO
FIRST PRODUCTION
COSTS
NO ONE WILL TAKE YOUR RISK
UNDERSTAND ALL COSTS
TOOLING
PRODUCT
SAMPLES
WHO PAYS FOR MOLDS & WHO OWNS THEM? Keynote will be followed by our round table session where people can network with industry experts on subjects such as:

1. Free Patent Advice
2. License v. Manufacture
3. Industrial Design & Engineering
4. 3D Printing & other prototyping techniques
5. Marketing, Sales and Distribution

Members: Free
Visitors: $15 (Prepay online @ www.inventorsnetwork.org or cash/check at meeting)
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Next Meeting Tuesday September 15, 2015

An Evening with Inventor and Author Stephen Key

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Stephen-Key2Stephen Key is an award-winning inventor, a renowned intellectual property strategist, and a successful entrepreneur. The more than 20 products he has licensed over the past 35 years have sold in Walmart, 7-Eleven, and Disney stores and theme parks worldwide, as well as been endorsed by Michael Jordan, Alex Trebek, and Taylor Swift. Stephen is the Chief Technical Officer of SpinLabel Technologies as well as a co-founder of inventRight, a company that teaches people how to license their ideas. He recently joined Make48, a new resource and event competition for everyday people to showcase their ingenuity. His first book, One Simple Idea: Turn Your Dreams Into a Licensing Goldmine While Letting Others Do the Work, has been translated into five other languages. He writes a popular weekly column for Inc.com and is long-standing contributor to Entrepreneur.com.

Members: Free

Visitors: $15 (Prepay online @ www.inventorsnetwork.org or cash/check at meeting)

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Our meetings take place on the third Tuesday of each month.

The 5:30 PM Networking and 6:00 PM Meeting are held at:

Eisenhower Community Center,
1001 Highway 7, Hopkins, MN 55403.

5:30-6:00 check in and networking
6:00-7:30 keynote speaker
7:30-8:30 networking and roundtable discussions with industry experts.

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