Hello Start up Nation,
I am a solo entrepreneur attempting to bring a product to market with 25K of savings. My product is the size of a bar of soap, made of plastic and aluminum, contains no electronics, consists of 15 parts (3 moving) and should sell for $25.
I am designing the product using CAD software and protoyping it using rapid prototyping techniques, after which I will apply for a patent. I will look to overseas manufacturers to keep cost down but it`s unlikely that the entire product will be made in one place.
I would greatly appreciate input from anyone with experience, stories, and book or website recommendations that articulate the best practices and pitfalls of bringing a product like this to market without the assistance of a product development company.
All input is welcomed, no input is irrelevant or insignificant.
Thanks everyone, SuN rules!