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Inventors and their genius are honored February 11th.

What do Ermal Fraze, Thomas Adams, Melitta Bentz and Stephen Perry all have in common? They are recognized annually on February 11, along with the likes of the Wright brothers, Thomas Edison, George Washington Carver and Elisha Otis on National Inventors’ Day.

Thanks to inventors we can safely ride in an elevator, have a well-lit room at the flip of a switch, speak to someone on the other side of the world or efficiently pump lotion from a bottle. Many inventors go their whole life without recognition for their creation while others are household names. Nearly everything around us is the result of someone tinkering in their garage, laboratory or basement trying to find a solution to a problem.

Some inventions may be happy accidents by an observant person; the microwave oven, penicillin, sticky notes and bubble wrap may never have made their way into their current use if it were not for sharp or persistent inventors.

“Necessity is the mother of invention.”

The proverb “Necessity is the mother of invention” says a lot about how inventors look at life. They are a progressive, forward-thinking bunch. Where would we be without pacemakers, traffic signals, rubber bands or coffee filters?

Inventors should keep track of their ideas, processes, ingredients, and components. Protect your inventions and get your unique creations patented.


Inventors around the country, take a bow. Keep tinkering. Keep seeking a cure, a fix, and improvements to our everyday life. Take time to recognize an inventor and encourage them to keep creating the next great invention.


In 1983 President Ronald Reagan proclaimed the first National Inventors’ Day and takes place every year on Thomas Edison’s birthday.


Yes, I’ve actually ‘invented’ things, and am working on bringing them to market. As I work on mine, I will share I’ve helped many clients prepare effectively to bring their inventions to market. It takes a strategic plan. If you have a business, you should have a plan to launch/grow/promote it. Let’s talk: http://sweetmarketingsolutions.com/

Debbra Sweet is a transformational catalyst. She is a trailblazer in universal leadership and entrepreneurial education so you have a proven path to create a better business, a better future, and a better foundation upon which to Thrive!

Best Selling Author, Speaker, Trainer, she blazes the trail leading others to take action for breaking through boundaries; achieving higher goals & creating a scalable, profitable business with peace of mind and R.O.I.

An entrepreneur since the age of 9, she now is the founder of  www.ThriveRightConsulting.com,

www.SweetMarketingSolutions.com and the “Dare to Be D.I.N.O!” Business Leadership event.

She has been involved with BNI since 1997 and has been a San Diego Director since 2004. Sweet has distinguished herself by breaking boundaries in body, mind, and business.

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