There are unlimited resources on the web. Here are a few which we have found helpful to the inventor. If you have contributions to this list please contact us with a link and a brief description of the service including why you found it helpful to you and we will get it posted for you.
Brevard Workforce Aerospace Workforce Transition Program - Here are the resources to assist aerospace workers to redirect their talents productively.
Entrepreneurial Innovation - TIM MARTIN- CP, LP, FAAOP - a HIGHLY successful inventor of medical devices who gives tax and small business and inventor coaching. There is free access to a 40 minute introductory video (CLICK ON COMPLEMENTARY ACCESS LINK AT BOTTOM LEFT OF PAGE) on how to make the most of your invention, protect your assets, reduce tax burden and monetize your idea, etc. Tim Martin routinely seeks to acquire medical technologies from other inventors.
National Entrepreneur Center - Need help getting your business off the ground? Here is a treasure trove of free and inexpensive help. At the National Entrepreneur Center, we are dedicated to fostering the spark of a new business idea, supporting business growth, and providing resources to the mighty oaks of small business in Central Florida.
Planet Eureka - is headed up by Doug Hall, the most successful marketing person at Procter and Gamble ever. He started Eureka Ranch about 20 years ago. A key point of his program is the 20/20 program which is about how to cut costs 20% and grow revenue by 20%. Planet Eureka Marketplace - This site has a Business Translation Workshop where you can submit your project to the scrutiny of their system. By spending as little as 4 hours or as much as several weeks you can get a free evaluation of your business model. The caveat is your project will be posted publicly. If you want to keep it private then pay the fee of about $2400 and the results will be kept private. There are pros and cons to both approaches. Using the free approach your idea gets posted so potential investors can see your idea and they may contact you. The downside is they can see virtually all of your cards which puts you in a poor negotiating position. The paid way is more expensive. On the other hand it is possible to use their forms to help you determine where you need work and work on those points without ever submitting the project. Then you learn something but do not actually get evaluated. Mark recommends the paid approach if you can afford it. They are developing a database of business plans so they have scholarships to pay for business plans in some cases.
SATOP Space Alliance Technology Outreach Program - SATOP is a NASA funded technology assistance program where you may get up to 40 hours of free high tech assistance. It is free to find out if your busines qualifies.
SCORE Template Gallery - SCORE has a ton of templates for just about everything necessary to start up a business. Don't forget to check out their other services. They are retired businessmen who volunteer their expertise to help you succeed in your business. They also have free business consuling and business classes for a modest fee.
Edison Inventors Association - A non profit organization dedicated to reinvigorate and advance the inventive and entrepreneurial spirit of Thomas Alva Edison.
We are a diversified group of people sharing time, information, experiences and understanding of the invention and entrepreneurial process.
We recognize and thank the Edison & Ford Winter Estates for its wonderful inspiration in granting our organization the privilege of holding our meetings in the prestigious Edison & Ford Winter Estates Museum in Fort Meyers FL.
Inventors Society of South Florida - This is a comprehensive inventors site with links to a broad array of resources. They are located in the Ft. Lauderdale Area.
Tampa Bay Inventors Council - Here you can find what is happening in Tampa Bay area in Florida. They have meetings twice monthly.
InventorEd.Org - Here you can find general inventor education. It has a list of invention submission and other organizations that you would best avoid. Before shelling out cash to an organization to "help" you check them against this list.
UIA.Org - Here is essentially the mother of Inventor Organizations. Virtually all other inventor organizations are members of this one. Since 1990, the UIA is the national 501(c)3 non-profit dedicated to inventor education and support. Their Mission is to provide reliable information to inventors, as well as Certification to groups and inventor-friendly firms who agree to comply with rigorous professional and ethical standards.
NuEnergy.org - Alternative Free Energy Research Archive - Here is a great source for information on energy research which is not main stream.
Quackit.com - If you are building a website, here is a great resouorce for learning HTML. Most everything I learned to make this website came from Quackit. They have a ton of code samples you can copy to your own website then modify to your liking.