Well, I think we've all had a great idea at one time or another in our life, but most people don't have the money, resources and/or time to make their idea come to life. Here's my story so far.
First let me share that I am a believer in 'The Secret'. The law of attraction and positive attracts positive. When did I receive this GREAT IDEA? Will you believe in the shower? Isn't that where we do our best thinking? lol It fell into my head and I wasn't even trying to figure out a solution for this problem. I thought of it almost 5 years ago and had no clue on where to begin to make this idea happen. I've been a self employed Esthetician for 20 years. No experience in design, engineering, manufacturing or anything else that I thought would help at the time. I do have plenty of people skills and the gift of the gab. Oh, and the huge gift of common sense.
Not going to make this story long, so I will share when things really started to come together. I thought of this idea every single day and hoped to figure it out. I had no idea that I would meet a man in 2011 who would become my fiance and had the ability to make a working prototype and patent this product in North America. He has been working in almost all of his spare time to make a working prototype and finish the Canadian and American patent applications. He's not only smart but saved us $10000.00 by not having to hire a patent agent. I have been working on data and marketing research to prove there is a market for this product.
The product? Here's what I can share with you. It is a useful gadget. It is not a fad. It does not discriminate against gender, age or financial status. It is simple and can fit in a purse or a pocket. It is used in public so it can be used and is designed for promotional/branding purposes. It can be sold at several types of retailers. We are hoping that every household will want one or several. I can find people every single day that could use one to help with the task they are doing at the time. The concept exists but we have made it unique and profitable where no one else has. We have had a couple of business men who have some knowledge related to our product and they both were very positive about moving forward with our idea. We don't want to become manufactures though. We are hoping to team up with a manufacture or sell our patents and see the royalty cheques come flooding in. :)
Next we want to have it reverse engineered, drawings made and have it 3D printed to have a clean and to scale product to show our potential buyers/investors. We are seeing this right through and we are sure we will receive enthusiastic interest in our GREAT IDEA.