ABOUT STEPHEN



Stephen Paul Gnass

Hello, please allow me to introduce myself. I'm Stephen Paul Gnass and I've been working with small businesses, entrepreneurs, and independent inventors for the past 30 years. For the past two decades, I have been specializing in what's known as the "intellectual property" (IP) field, working with people who have product ideas that they're seeking to license, or to build a company around.

Before working with inventors, I was known as the "Small Business DoctorTM", thus in addition to my experience in product development, I also have a background in marketing, manufacturing, turnarounds, and developing strategies to succeed in business as an entrepreneur and/or inventor.

For almost a decade and a half, I produced the physical Invention Convention® trade show, before we put it online with the advent of the world wide web. It evolved into the InventionConnection.com Cybershow, which has been online since 1996, and like the physical show before it, showcases the creations and ingenuity of entrepreneurs, inventors and small businesses who are seeking licensees, investment, manufacturers, distributors, catalog companies, and other opportunity seekers. Our main web sites receive approximately 5 million hits and 150,000 unique visitors combined yearly.

INVENTION CONNECTION® CYBERSHOW
www.inventionconnection.com

INVENTION CONVENTION ® GATEWAY
www.inventionconvention.com

I'm the Executive Director of The National Congress of Inventor Organizations, which is an online free resource with lots of useful information for new inventors. www.nationalcongressofinventororganizations.org

I'm also Senior Consultant with the Gnass Group, and I also offer one-on-one consulting to entrepreneurs, small businesses and independent inventors. I found that this personalized service was needed by small businesses, entrepreneurs, and independent inventors because the area of "IP" (intellectual property) is a very specialized niche of business, and the limited available information is general, and not customized to the entrepreneur, small business or inventor's specific needs.

Inventing is not a "cookie cutter" process. Every situation is unique, since every situation depends on what the invention is, what field it's in, the inventor's background, and where the invention is at in the development stage, so every situation is very individualized. I warn inventors not to get sold a bill of goods with anyone who tries to sell them a cookie cutter "formula".

I found that working on a free-lance, as-needed basis through the packages of consulting hours I offer was an affordable and convenient solution for small businesses, entrepreneurs and inventors to receive invaluable strategic direction in the protection, development and licensing of their IP.

It's important to note that what I do in my coaching is unique and supports whatever entrepreneurs, small businesses, and inventors may be doing with any other services. It does not necessarily replace or substitute any other service.

In fact, I help my clients evaluate any products or services that they may be using, or need, such as advertising, infomercials, industry trade shows, etc. Often, many of these same services can be had with little or no money which saves my clients hundreds, thousands, or even tens of thousands of dollars on services or marketing services.

If you're seeking licensees, you can do many phases of the invention process or the submission process yourself with little or no money. My consulting advice will enhance your skills and abilities to do-it-yourself as an entrepreneur or inventor.

There are two ways that you can get my services:
1) through Tele-Consulting packages and
2) through Cyber-Exhibiting which includes Tele-Consulting.

My philosophy has been, and is, to increase the odds that you succeed without going broke in the process.

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

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