Do you want your product on store shelves?

Let me be your personal coach. Hello, and welcome! My name is Stephen Key and I'm very excited for you to have a look around our website.

Creating new products is my passion and has been my career for the past 30 years. There's nothing more exciting to me than being able to walk into a store and see one of my products for sale. It's really gratifying. See my products here.

Over the years I have developed an approach to these business opportunities (licensing and entrepreneurship) that has been successful time and time again. Visit our testimonial page and read some of our student's comments on their success using our approach.

andrewTogether with my co-founder, Andrew Krauss, we have created inventright as a way to help you bring your product ideas to the market place. inventright offers a comprehensive 10-step program which includes access to videos, audio lessons, interviews, and best of all, our one-on-one personal coaching. To learn more about our course click here.

We have been helping students in the U.S. and across the globe for the past ten years. In fact, we've had students from over thirty different countries! We can help you learn how to license your ideas to companies that are looking for them, wherever you are.

Also available for you are two books on my favorite topics. One Simple Idea for licensing debuted in March 2011 and has been the top selling in Amazon's Small Business Marketing ever since. This book helps inventors license their ideas to other companies. Click here to learn more.

New to our friends and inventors is One Simple Idea for Startups and Entrepreneurs which released on November 5, 2012. This book will guide you through the steps you need to start your own company. Click here to learn more.

For more information on how we work and what we do please click here.


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Stephen has been writing about innovation and small business over at Entrepreneur for almost a year and a half now. Each week, he dishes out advice about how to be a successful entrepreneur, drawing from his years of experience as a small business owner and product developer.   Stephen's goal is to get the word out about licensing. With that aim in mind, he recently began writing a weekly column for Inc. called "The Licensing Lifestyle." Everything you’ve ever wanted to know about licensing will be discussed here.
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Companies Looking for Ideas

Click here for our directory of companies that are looking for ideas. There’s never been a better time to be an inventor, because more companies than ever before are looking for ideas. As open innovation continues to grow, we think there will be even more companies that are looking for your ideas. Again, this is just a sample of the many companies that are looking for ideas!

Latest News

accudialhandStephen Key Design, LLC/Spinformation acquired by SpinLabel Technologies, Inc.

I am so proud to announce that my company, Stephen Key Design, LLC and my patented Spinformation Expanded Content Rotating Label technology has been acquired by SpinLabel Technologies, Inc. I am very excited to be part of this company and their wonderful team.

SpinLabel Technolgies, Inc. is a Florida based company dedicated to building and licensing this unique labeling technology that builds brand value by engaging current and prospective customers in the shopping corridor and at home.

SpinLabel’s proprietary, patented label technology enables a spinning label (an outer label over an inner label) to almost double the valuable messaging space on a container.  SpinLabel is aligned with top label manufacturers globally to facilitate easy integration into most types of existing consumer product packaging.

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awardsMy Simple Idea Wins Gold at Edison Awards and is named Product of the Year in Canada

My SpinLabel Technology has won an Edison Award Gold. This is a great honor for this product. We join other Gold Award Winners from 3M, Johnson & Johnson, Proctor & Gamble, Microsoft, Apple, Coca-Cola and more. The awards ceremony marked the pinnacle of achievement for these products.