Inventors are full of ideas. When a particularly good one takes form, it doesn’t hurt to reach out to companies for product reviews. Inventors Digest has some advice to help inventors when they make the decision to contact a business.

1. Don’t send hand-written submissions. If you send your submission via snail mail, include a self-addressed stamped envelope. Don’t assume your target company will pay postage. And use Arial or Times New Roman font.

2. Do put your contact information on each piece of paper you send. That includes samples and prototypes.

3. Don’t waste a product reviewer’s time detailing how you came up with your idea. Focus on the benefits of your product/technology and why it will make the company money.

4. Don’t use the phrase, “There is nothing else out there like my idea.” Most of the time you will be wrong.

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Originally posted by Angela Shupe on June 8, 2014 in Inventions.

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