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7.23.2008

Mother of Invention

Today I entered the Whirlpool Mother of Invention competition. It for moms with ideas. The grand prize is $20,000, a bunch of appliances and a new home office. I could use all of those! Thank goodness for StartUp Princess alerting me to the contest. It ends on July 31st. Winners are notified mid-September. I found another great use for my months of writing the business plan. I get bonus points for submitting it, and patent and trademark documentation. It is a shot in the dark, but I am confident and excited about Cap Trappers. I think I will try some mom celebrities with shows. If they love them, who knows...all those celeb loving moms will too!

I am going to get Brent sleuthing out some addresses for me. Celebrity moms this time. As far as the follow-up on all those packages we sent to CEOs...so far we just got a reject letter from Crayola. They said they don't accept outside ideas...they even mailed them back!!! Humphh! I do think Office Depot was intrigued. I have reason to believe they spent some time on my site. Maybe they are still contemplating. It is a roller-coaster for sure. And I am exposing my efforts, so everyone will see success or failure. I am so brave :)!


Office Max...if you are reading this, Cap Trappers are a perfect fit for your stores. Check out the video on the website, it is full of testimonials from your target customers on why they want and need Cap Trappers.

1 comment:

Za said...

Don't be discourage.They will be sorry for saying no to the Cap Trappers.When there's a door close there's always other open :)