I am new to the forum, and can be described in all manner of novice terms...wet behind the ears, greenhorn, beginner, freshman....so I apologise for possibly asking questions that have been asked a million times before!
My friend and I have been conducting home-spun market research, are in the process of having a utility patent prepared, have made our own prototypes, and are now looking at the daunting task of writing `Business Plan Version 1`. It occurred to us however, that we`d really need to find out about manufacturing and cost viability etc before we take this any further.
The problem is, how do we find out what our product could even possibly be made of?! We have been trying to research local plastics manufacturers who might work on a finished product with us and even create a short-run of units we could try to sell on our own, but we are not even sure if it is something that can/should be plastic. How do we find someone to look at our idea and say....`yip, this is definitely a plastics idea, or, nope, other materials might be best`?
With very little cash to work with, there may be some avenues closed to us, so how could we go about this?
Thanks for any responses in advance.