FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Common questions. Straight answers.
Does Enhance sign a Confidentiality or Nondisclosure Agreement?
Yes, disclosing your project to Enhance is always 100% confidential. We understand that you want to be comfortable and take the proper precautions with and are glad to accommodate. You can view our standard Confidentiality/Nondisclosure Agreement by clicking here.
Does my new product need to be patented before I submit it to you?
No, we work with products at all levels of development. Further, since we sign the confidentiality/nondisclosure agreement, it is not considered a public disclosure, nor will we disclose it outside our firm.
Will Enhance pay me for my product?
Enhance is a full-service product development firm, not a venture capitalist. Consequently, we do not buy inventions. However, we do have design solutions for startups and inventors who are seeking licensing.
Do you work with clients outside of Minnesota?
I would prefer to meet face to face, can I come to your office to meet?
Yes, please do! We love it when our clients come in to meet with our staff at our office. When that happens we try to include several folks from our staff to go over various components of working with Enhance, most notably design and licensing. If you sign up that day, we’ll even include you in the initial “whiteboarding” and “ideation” phases with our design team!
*COVID-19 Update: Meetings may be subject to state executive orders, but we are currently following CDC guidelines to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
I'm an inventor and I have lots of questions about licensing...can you help me?
Which trade shows do you attend?
Every year we attend the trade shows listed below and we may add others depending upon our current projects.
- Consumer Electronics Show (CES) – January in Las Vegas
- PGA Merchandise Show – January in Orlando
- National Hardware Show – January/February in Las Vegas
- Global Pet Expo – March in Orlando
- International Housewares Show – Inspired Home – March in Chicago
- ABC Kids Expo – May in Las Vegas
- Toy Fair – September/October in New York
- PDMI Performance Driven Marketing Institute (Infomercial Show) – October in San Diego
- Automotive Aftermarket (AAPEX) and Specialty Equip (SEMA) – November in Las Vegas
Why should I choose Enhance?
How much does your service cost?
Why don't you have a set fee for product development?
Since projects can range in complexity, we first need to review your product to assess the number of hours involved and provide you with a free quote. To start the quoting process, click here and fill out the short form.
What is the process to get started?
For most design services, including engineering and prototyping, contact us to formalize the scope and deliverables of your project. If you are interested in design for licensing packages, there are detailed steps found here.