We admit, as the first item on our FAQs page, that we prefer to work with established
companies that have existing product lines. There are a number of reasons for this, including the fact that these companies have processes in place to take ideas from conception through sales, and understand the work that this entails. Often we find that individuals do not understand what is involved, and are not necessarily ready and/or able to undertake the work.
This does not mean that we will refuse to prototype inventions that you might have come up with. It does, however, mean that we use a slightly different process.
We have found that lots of individuals with great ideas get well-meaning, gracious support from family members, colleagues and friends—but that these friends do not have much if any idea of what is involved in bringing forth not just the prototype, but a workable business plan and production process once the feasibility of producing an invention prototype is proven. It might even be one of those well-meaning friends who has directed you to our website and encouraged you to check us out.
We do encourage you to contact us. But not to order a prototype of your invention—at least, not yet. Instead, what we do with individuals who are exploring an idea for the first time, is to begin with our consulting services. Because we have experience with producing ideas of our own, as well as those of our customers, we are well-versed in every aspect of the process. With our vast and varied experience in hand, we can—and we will—ask a series of tough questions to help you determine the feasibility of turning your dream invention into reality.
We will not list our questions here, because that would defeat the purpose of the consultancy, but we do have an e-book that outlines our process and will give you an idea of what you can expect if you head down this road from conception to production.