Category: Content

Category: Content

Setting up your website

Wordpress is one of the best and easiest tools for creating a new website. Over 50% of all new websites are built with wordpress and over 14% of existing sites already use it! We think this is because of its ease to build and use.

Crowdfunding

You might have a great idea, whether it’s a product or a service. You’ve even done some research and established there could be a market for your idea. You might even have created a prototype in your shed so roughly know how it’s going to function. Now what?

Well, quite simply, without some form of funding to help take your idea to market, that’s where the story might come to a sad end. The traditional bank loan is always an option, however, with the pandemic people (and banks) are looking at stability above taking a risk. There is one solution, however, which has gained popularity over the past few years. Crowdfunding.

the practice of funding a project or venture by raising money from a large number of people who each contribute a relatively small amount, typically via the internet

Oxford Dictionary

Quite simply, and using the above definition, crowdfunding is about getting funding from a crowd. Simple. That crowd is found on the internet and there are several established options which cater to this. We will go in more detail later, however at this stage it’s good to know there at least some options.

So how does this tie in with what we do here at Ideas Portal? Again, simple. We know how difficult it is for ordinary people with modest bank balances to take their product to market. The cliché scene in Dragon’s Den where all the dragon’s frown at the sad inventor who’s mortgaged their house in pursuit of their idea.

With that understanding we want to be able to help inventors all the way through their journey. We’ve currently working with one and hope to document the full journey as and when we can. It will involve crowdfunding amongst other aspects and we hope you stay tuned to follow us throughout this.

Is there any point in protecting my invention if patent enforcement is unaffordable?

Patent enforcement is often a big concern for a lone inventor. I often hear “Why patent if you cannot enforce it?” Patents are expensive, there is no doubt about it. If you require a patent in the UK, the USA, a few large European countries and maybe somewhere in Asia (by no means widespread global coverage) then you are looking at bills which will total well in excess of £100,000.

Free Data Event

Firstly, do you know what data is? Essentially, data is information which is stored for multiple uses. For businesses this could include details of customers and their orders.

Data is therefore valuable for businesses to help them to understand what’s happening to their business. An example of this would be for a business to help understand the performance of a certain product or service, or maybe even of a salesperson.

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