So far I have a written explanation of the invention as well as illustrations of my garment in mulitple uses. I am trying to figure out if I need a prototype and if so, my garment comes in several styles so am wondering if making one of each would be necessary.
Part of me would love to try to start a home business but finances are extremely tight and loans are not an option right now so I think I must go the route of licensing. If anyone wants to talk me out of that I`m all ears! I don`t have a great concept of how much it would cost to run a home business for a product that would sell for about $20 each but am pretty sure it`s way more than I could come up with at this time.
So, assuming licensing is my best route and lets say I think Hanro or Calvin Klein would be companies that my product would fit well with. After I have all of my marketing research and data, do I just call them and hope to set up an appointment? I`m guessing I have to make a pitch over the phone but who might I expect to be talking with- would I ask to be transferred to a specific department? I`m guessing the receptionist doesn`t want to hear it but can`t imagine it`s too easy to get a call back.
Sorry for the long-winded question. I have many, many more but this will hopefully get me some forward momentum! Thanks for any advice related to this endeavor.