Learn how to take the right steps to turn an idea into a real product or business.
I designed this class to teach you how to get started with your idea, and take it through the necessary steps to get it to an income producing license or business.
In this class, I will teach you step by step about finding out where you are, where you want/need to be, and how to get there in the right way.
An idea is just a dream without a plan. Let us teach you how to put the right plan in place to move you forward.
Do you have an idea for an invention, product or business, but just don't know what to do or where to go?
Which way should you go, and what should you do first?
This class can save you literally thousands of dollars by saving you from going in the wrong direction, or even from going in the right direction at the wrong time. You'll learn valuable & important lessons such as:
- Why "Ordinary" inventing can lead to total failure and how to avoid it.
- How your approach to inventing can make or break your chances at success
- The "IdeaSteps" you need to know to put you on the right path
- How to protect what's important about your idea or business
- How to know if you have the next million-dollar idea
- How to hire services without getting ripped-off
- ...and more!
Many inventors fail because they are not equipped with the right information before making crucial decisions.
I have over 20 years experience in bootstrapping companies from startup to exit, developing product lines, negotiating with companies, taking products from ideas to products & businesses that produce income, and educating inventors & entrepreneurs - empowering them to engage and move forward toward success.
I bootstrapped a startup out of a farm house in rural KY, and grew it over 23 years to a manufacturer of product technologies for the pathology laboratory industry, making & selling products to hospitals & laboratories across the country. I developed the product line, catalog, and marketing materials for over 50 technical products, and was responsible for the marketing and sales. I was also the key person in negotiations for our company acquisition and exit strategy in 2014.
In addition to being a successful inventor & entrepreneur, I have mentored, coached and consulted with literally hundreds through my work with the Inventors Network KY for over the past 15 years.
As an outreach program of the Inventors Council, in 2004, I created what has grown to become one of the largest Inventor/Entrepreneur Events of it's kind in the Midwest, Inventor-Con. This conference now draws nationally known speakers, inventors and entrepreneurs from all over the country.
StartWelcome to the Idea2Income Course
StartWhat Kind of Inventor Are You? (7:27)
StartHow You Treat Your Invention (4:49)
StartFind Where You Are (12:20)
StartStarting Right with IdeaSteps (9:15)
StartPick the Right Idea (11:34)
StartYou'd Better Write that Down (7:09)
StartThe Frankentype (6:52)
StartLearning How to Make It (21:15)
StartThe Demotype (10:47)
StartProtecting Your Idea (8:06)
StartIt's Go Time (10:32)
StartBuying Products & Services (7:32)
StartFinal Thoughts (1:00)
StartQuestions & Discussion from the Live Audience (12:09)
What people are saying...
"I would have never got my successful invention off the ground without your help."
Dan A. (EMPOWERED INVENTING 1-2-1)
"Thanks for the help and input...had a blast AND learned a lot, plus was very motivating to engage with all the positive energy. My hat is off to you for doing this."
Brian S. (Inventor/Entrepreneur Workshop)
Frequently Asked Questions
A Note from Don Skaggs
Thanks so much for seeing what we have to offer for inventors & entrepreneurs!
I'm so glad that you are here. Why?
Because I've spent most of my life bootstrapping & growing companies, creating & launching new products, and working with other inventors & entrepreneurs to help make them successful.
Now I want to make this great information available to you! In this course, I've put some of the best vital pieces together to help you get started with the right idea, and transform it into something real, be it a sellable product, licensable invention, or viable business.
Are you at beginning of your idea's development? Have you taken your idea or invention so far and now you feel like you're stuck?
Not to worry, because I developed this course for all those people I've seen coming through my doors over the years - the ones that have a great idea but just don't know what to do or where to go next.
You put 3 things into an invention, product or startup: you put your time, you invest money, but there's this 3rd, often overlooked element - WISDOM. And this is the most important of 3. Why? Because if you don't acquire the Wisdom first, you'll likely take your time and money and pour it down a hole.
Because if you don't have the Wisdom in place first, you won't know where to spend the time & money, and will waste it in the wrong places. This is what makes it vitally important for any inventor, product developer or entrepreneur.
I sincerely hope that you take this valuable wisdom and implement it into your idea, invention, product or startup!