Interview: Jim DeBetta, Invention and Retail Product Placement Specialist, JimDebetta.com
Jim is most recently featured on the hit CNBC show Make Me a Millionaire Inventor.
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About Jim DeBetta:
Jim DeBetta’s product development and sales experience has amassed millions of dollars within the retail selling world. Known nationally as a trusted coach and mentor to thousands of inventors and entrepreneurs, he knows how to take new ideas from a sketch on a napkin to selling the final product to major retailers worldwide.
Jim is the founder and President of DeBetta Enterprises which specializes in coaching and consulting for inventors and consumer products start-up companies. His firm assists clients with product development, negotiating licensing deals, and raising money for new companies. They specialize in finding factories to produce products, creating pricing strategies, marketing and public relations, and selling products to major retailers such as Target, Wal-Mart, Best Buy, Costco, Bed, Bath & Beyond, Michaels, Walgreens, Macy’s, Home Shopping Network, and many others. Jim is a highly sought-after retail product expert who regularly writes for such well-known websites such as StartupNation and has been a featured speaker at nationally renowned events such as Tory Johnson’s Spark & Hustle, Ladies Who Launch, SHINE, and the nation’s largest invention trade show INPEX.
He is a former staff writer and contributor for Inventor’s Digest and the former co-host of the invention radio show LAUNCH. In addition, he is regularly quoted and interviewed as a retail selling expert by such prestigious publications as BusinessWeek and Entrepreneur Magazine. Jim’s latest book, the Business of Inventing, is a popular seller in the invention industry and has helped thousands of budding inventors to understand the world of consumer products and how to bring then to market. Prior to forming DeBetta Enterprises, Jim was part of a highly successful start up company that produced sport optics such as binoculars and hand held magnifiers.
He was President and COO and led the company from insignificant revenue to nearly 50 million dollars in sales in under 8 years. Most recently, Jim worked with Kevin Harrington from the ABC hit show Shark Tank as VP of Product Commercialization where he helped place products from the hit show into many of the top retailers in the US and Canada.
About Rachel Olsen:
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