…sell more products and turn a profit Interview with Inventor’s Consultant Jim DeBetta.
Join us Thursday September 3, 2009 10 AM EST.
Jim DeBetta’s product development and sales experience has massed millions of dollars within the retail selling world. Known nationally as a trusted coach and mentor to thousands of inventors and entrepreneurs, he knows how to take new ideas from a sketch on a napkin to selling the final product to major retailers worldwide. uv4qmw2frn
Jim’s career in retail began at an early age with the family business – a fireplace and home hardware company. After graduating from college, Jim went home to help expand the business from a small successful operation into a multi-million dollar business and became one of the most recognized and respected store of its kind on Long Island. Jim stimulated new business, purchased products from all over the world, and ran the overall daily operations.
Jim decided it was time to grow and joined a start up firm that imported binoculars, telescopes, and optical products for children. His retail customers included a “who’s who” in retail such as Target, Wal-Mart, Radio Shack, Sears, Michael’s, Cabelas, Home Shopping Network, Bed, Bath & Beyond, Discovery Channel Stores, Costco, and many others. Jim employed nearly 20 people inside and had dozens of sales reps all over the US, Canada, and Europe. Ultimately, Jim helped expand the company from virtually no significant revenue to a leading brand in the industry that has sold more than 50 million dollars of product since the mid 1990’s. When Jim was ready for a new adventure, he left the company as President and Chief Operating Officer.
Jim teaches inventors how to create sales and marketing strategies, understand the world of licensing, develop a product using CAD design, raising money to fund a business, and locating factories overseas to produce products. Jim is now reaching out to individuals who want to learn how to do it for themselves. You can learn more about Jim at www.JimDeBetta.com
In this interview Jim shares his ideas about the steps you need to take to get your inventions to into the right stores, sell more products and turn a profit.
Some of the questions answered include:
What exactly do retailers want to know about your invention before they will even consider carrying it?
What should we do BEFORE the presentation? In other words how should we prepare to sell the retailer – what homework or legwork is needed?
Are mass-market retailers treated the same as independent or smaller chains? And if so, what are the differences?
Speaking about a product’s sales life cycle, What is it and how can we put the idea into action to create more sales?
… and more.
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