At Mako Design, we receive a lot of inquiries from small business owners and innovators worldwide looking for invention help in order to bring their ideas to life and on store shelves! Every day we’re excited to listen in and hear about all the amazing and innovative ideas that come our way, and a common question we receive is how our potential clients can prepare for their first free consultation with our product strategist, Ryan Davidson. If you plan on calling in or contacting Mako Design to help build your product and start the business journey of your dreams, here are our top tips to help you prepare for your consultation and get you ready to create your latest inventions!
Think Your About Idea Thoroughly Before Reaching Out for Invention Help
Having an idea is always a great start to creating or coming up with a revolutionary idea, but it’s important that you think about a couple of factors before going headstrong with an idea. Some of the world’s best inventions are usually thought of when the inventor has noticed a problem or inconvenience in their or someone else’s daily life. If you have an idea to create something, think about what the function of your idea will be and how well it can positively or conveniently contribute to someone’s life. Creating a smart idea usually entails that a new and more innovative way can be done through the use of a helpful product, therefore if your idea makes someone else’s life easier – than it’s probably a great idea to pursue! Some other things to think about before receiving your invention help is to get down who you’ll be marketing your product to, your audience, your market, and finally, whether your product has been done before.
What should you do if your idea has already been done? Read what Mako Design recommends, here!
Get Through Your Invention Help as Thoroughly as Possible by Researching and Writing Things Down
When you have a more concrete idea about what you’d like to create down, the next best and very important step is to do your research! Having a document or notebook filled with notes about the details and idea of your product is an organized way to not only have a clear mind and understanding about what you want to create with Mako Design when getting your invention help but also makes it easier for the design team to get a clear vision on what you want to create. In addition to the ease that the ease of organization brings from writing things down is that it can help you give a clearer perspective on your idea and whether you are headed in the right direction. Also, researching your product idea is a great way to see what is already available on the market and how your new product idea will stand out against any current competition.
Ask Questions During Your Invention Help
Even after doing your research, it’s important to think about what you’d like to know more about your product. Getting the invention help you need from a product design and development firm like Mako Design is the perfect way to receive clarity you need for certain aspects of the development of your product. If you fully understand your product itself and know which direction, market, and audience you want to push it towards, having questions about the product development process itself is important. At Mako Design, we are transparent with how we approach design projects and the development of your product design. We understand that not everyone who steps in with an idea is a designer or engineer, so we take extra effort in making sure that every step is properly explained and understood to lessen any chance for confusion. With this, we encourage any questions that will help ease and bring clarity to the project to make your experience better!
Keep in Touch!
After you’ve had your consultation or have reached out to Mako, we encourage you to stay in touch! Whether you proceed with your project or not, we look forward to hearing more about the development of your product or idea and are always ready to help should any questions or new ideas come up. Keeping a clear line of communication is a great way to create a great relationship with a product development firm that is ready to offer you and invention help as you may need! If you need more time to think about the details of your project or need to re-invent and re-design certain aspects of your design, not only can you reach out to us for help or advice on the best way to create an efficient and successful product, but can take as much time as you need and reschedule a follow-up consultation to go over the details and idea of your invention.
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If you have a great new invention and you’d like to learn more about this process, get in touch with MAKO here and visit our website to find out more. Feel free to give us a call at 1-888-MAKO and we can set you up on a call with our product analyst!
MAKO Design + Invent is the original firm providing world-class consumer product development services tailored to small businesses, startups, and inventors. Simply put, we are the leading one-stop-shop for developing your physical product from idea to store shelves, all in a high-quality, cost-effective, and timely manner. We operate as one powerhouse 30-person product design team spread across 4 offices to serve you (Austin, Miami, San Francisco, & Toronto). We have full-stack in-house industrial design, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, patent referral, prototyping, and manufacturing services. To assist our startup and inventor clients, in addition to above, we help with business strategy, product strategy, marketing, and sales/distribution for all consumer product categories. Also, our founder Kevin Mako hosts The Product Startup Podcast, the industry’s leading hardware podcast. Check it out for tips, interviews, and best practices for hardware startups, inventors, and product developers. Feel free to Contact Us anytime for help with your project.