Entrepreneur Magazine: So you have a genius idea.
From Idea to Market
So you have a genius idea. Here's what it takes to get a new product to market.
Celestina Pugliese, of Melville, N.Y. needed just seven months and $11,800 to get her light-up check presenter to the show floor. Part of the difference was complexity, but most of it came down to Pugliese using a network of new internet sites that lets you bring a hazy idea to reality for a fraction of the price, from hiring patent attorneys to linking up with manufacturers. The bad economy has driven thousands of these professionals to troll the web for work, which means if you have a bright idea, this is an ideal time to try to turn it into reality. (Excerpt from an article by Julie Bennett.)