Source Direct - Inventing Experts Podcast-logo

Source Direct - Inventing Experts Podcast

Technology Podcasts >

We are currently on iTunes and wish to expand our reach!

We are currently on iTunes and wish to expand our reach!
More Information


United States


We are currently on iTunes and wish to expand our reach!




888-373-3876 x213


Episode #35 - What is Sourcing?

In this episode, we discuss the Sourcing process. Many of our listeners have been asking what happens during Sourcing, and we answer all the questions! Tune in and hear specifics - don't fall victim to manufacturing scams. ASK QUESTIONS!


Episode #34 - We're Back and NEW!

The Source Direct podcast is back after almost a YEAR! Can you believe it? We discuss 10 different questions that have been brought up to us lately. We address patents, licensing, crowdfunding, and general invention knowledge that can help YOU! Want to move forward on an invention? Call us today at 888-373-3876 and mention the podcast for a discount on your first expert consultation with our expert team!


Episode #33 - What Goes Into a Good Idea?

After a brief hiatus from the podcast, we are BACK! In this episode, Ed, Jerry, and Nathan discuss good ideas and what it takes to make one! Many inventors come to us and ask if their idea is good - we have specific criteria to find out if it'll sell! Not every idea is a winner, but the beauty of innovation is that it can get better with some enhancements! Listen to this show for some tips and tricks when developing an idea!


Episode #32 - Revisiting Sales and Marketing

In this episode of the Podcast, we bring in Amanda - she is our Advertising and Internet Sales associate at Source Direct. She works with online retailers to list and sell product once it's completed manufacturing. Buyers and consumers are more likely to purchase your product if the presentation is amazing, and we give some tips on what you should do during the design process. Also, your product must have a VIDEO! We explain why in this podcast - tune in!


Episode #31 - The Invention Intake Process

In this episode, Jerry and Nathan discuss the invention intake process and what goes into a normal complimentary evaluation with Source Direct. Keeping inventors educated is what we specialize in! We discuss red flags and things you need to look for when choosing an invention company.


Episode #30 - Patents Revisited

In this episode of the podcast, we chat with Jeffrey Herman of Integrity Patent Group. He answers some commonly asked questions in regards to patent law, and what new inventors should look for at the beginning of the patent process!


Episode #29 - Inventor Confidence

There are scams everywhere in the inventing industry. Companies and Individuals will do all they can to steal ideas and produce them as "their own". We aren't those people. Yes, we know, words only go so far, but Source Direct has the backing to prove it. Our goal is to educate inventors and prevent scams! In this episode, we go over the initial intake processes for inventors, and even answer questions about intellectual property theft. Tune in!


Episode #28 - Finances and Inventing

In this episode, we discuss invention financing - how does it work? What kind of money will you need to get the project going? Source Direct has developed some amazing programs to help the normal "everyday" inventor get started. Don't fall victim to financial scams in the inventing industry!


Episode #27 - Inventing Questions

How do I file for a patent? Should I insure my prototype? Is selling my product on consignment a good idea? All of these questions and MORE are answered in episode #27 of the Source Direct Inventing Experts Podcast!


SPECIAL EPISODE - Q&A With Ed Mauro - Virginia Innovators Network

This episode is a recording of Ed Mauro, our founder, presenting via Skype to the Virginia Innovators/Inventors Network! Ed answers many questions about the invention process and even gives insider knowledge into manufacturing and logistics! If you're an aspiring inventor, this seminar is for YOU! (PLEASE NOTE: this is a live ambient recording, so it's not as clear as our usual podcasts)


Episode #26 - The History of Source Direct

Becoming an inventing expert takes a long time - our founder, Ed Mauro, is one of the top inventing experts in the country. His 30+ years of experience helps our inventors every single day! In this episode, we get down to the nitty gritty of Ed's inventing past, and the high/low points of his experience. If you're a new inventor, don't miss this episode! As always, if you need assistance developing your product, call us today at 888-373-3876 x213! Don't fall for scams!


Episode #25 - Social Media Management for Inventors

Confronting her fears of being in front of mic, we finally have Autumn (wait, or is it Amber?) on the podcast! She talks about social media and how it can help your product and your business! There are many social media tips in this episode - don't miss out! Tune in!


Episode #24 - Inventor Interview and Internet Sales/Marketing Your Invention

On this episode of the podcast, we talk to Steve Garcia - he's an inventor of a new product that is in the early stages of design and development. Steve utilizes our PAY AS YOU GO Program, giving him the flexibility of stopping and starting his project whenever he wants! He gives us some insight into his product, and how he's handling the inventing process. Then, we chat with Sarah - our new Internet Key Account Manager. She is responsible for selling products for new inventors when they...


Episode #23 - Inventor Questions for February

It's Episode #23, and we were requested to do another Q&A for inventors! Listeners like you submitted questions and we answered them! Source Direct is growing as one of the top inventing companies in the country, and our transparent answers on our Podcast is one of the reasons! Avoid scams in this industry - Source Direct is here to help!


Episode #22 - Design, Development, and the Pursuit of Patience

Things are always changing around here at Source Direct, and in the best ways possible! We decided to circle back to Design and Development - how can we help you with designing and finessing your product? Why is patience a virtue in the inventing industry? We explain all of this and more in episode 22!


Episode #21 - Inventor Interview - Tony Naranjo of The Child Guardian

In this episode of the podcast, we talk to Tony Naranjo - he's the inventor of The Child Guardian, a brand new pool safety product that prevents young children from drowning. It's a fabulous product, and we were fortunate enough to have helped Tony get it manufactured and now marketed! Tony gives us some fantastic advice for moving forward with an invention, and why you should use a company like Source Direct to help you!


Episode #20 - Back to the Basics!

Happy New Year! We are back for Episode #20 of the Source Direct Inventing Experts Podcast! In this show, we talk about the basics - what do you do when you have an idea? How can you make it a reality? Our experts are ready to help you achieve inventing success.


Episode #19 - Final Show of the Year & Aqua Vault Interview (as seen on SHARK TANK!)

This is our final episode of 2016! Thanks to all of our amazing listeners for helping us become one of the top inventing podcasts online! In this episode, we chat with Rob, one of the co-founders of AQUA VAULT. We helped them refine their original product and get their first product orders - they went on to be super successful AND had a great appearance on Shark Tank, where they made a deal with Daymond John! Rob gives some valuable tips on inventing, and being in business as an inventor. Go...


Episode #18 - Sow & Snow Story

This episode is unique! We get to speak with Molly - her father John invented a product called the Sow & Snow. Unfortunately, John passed away during the development of the product, and his family is carrying on his legacy to get it finished and into the stores! Source Direct had been helping John get the invention just right, and now it's in Molly's hands! In this episode, she tells us all about the product, and her Dad's story! We can't wait to get this product completed!


Episode #17 - Getting In Depth with Sourcing & Design

In this episode of our podcast, we start off by talking about Thanksgiving and our favorite moments (spoiler alert: Ed passed out twice from tryptophan). Then, we get into a discussion about sourcing overseas, and what to look out for with some first hand experiences. We give away a lot of free vital information in this episode, so tune in!