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Pitch 2 the Pros, The Inventors Launchpad Network and Guest Host TV’s Billion Dollar Man Mr. Bob Circosta are on a nationwide search to discover the next Big Thing. In each episode, Inventors, entrepreneurs and product developers are given the unprecedented chance to make their businesses grow immediately. Pitch 2 the Pros is looking for entrepreneurs who can pitch their Inventions and products in hopes of landing that big break. If selected your product could be place on a TV Shopping Channel, Retail Store shelves, in an Infomercial or featured on a major Ecommerce site. The Inventors Launchpad Network and Host Carmine Denisco – Is proud to present The Pitch 2 The Pros Podcast, With Special Guest Host The Legendary Mr. Bob Circosta.

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01hi everyone and welcome to pitch to the
0:05I am call mine the Disco your host or
0:07co-host for the show today and with me I
0:11have the man himself TVs billion dollar
0:15man mr. Bob Circosta he is with me today
0:19hey Bob you over there hey carmine good
0:22to see you as always my friend how are
0:24you I'm doing good I'm doing good I'm
0:26glad you made it on the show I know that
0:28just recently if if you're listening to
0:30this show after it's recording we just
0:33had a huge storm roll through I'm glad
0:35that you survived there Bob yeah I wish
0:37I had some umbrellas so about an hour
0:39ago you know about it I you you you were
0:45on TV at all today no not today but in
0:49the office you know getting ready for
0:50next week and we've got about five or
0:53six products on the air next week so a
0:55lot of preparation goes into it so that
0:57we spent most of the day today in the
0:59office one Gustav yeah I know that you
1:02guys are getting products from all over
1:03the country and yeah yeah which makes it
1:06exciting of course you know your ideas
1:08tonight to do something like this is
1:10just genius you know giving people an
1:13opportunity to pitch their products
1:15without leaving the comfort of their own
1:16home I mean why travel somewhere when
1:19you can do this you know you don't even
1:21have to have pants on don't tell anybody
1:26you're going to start a whole trend Bob
1:29then we'll sell fast well listen you
1:33know I talk up the show I think HSN and
1:37you are doing a super job helping out
1:40the American inventors American Dreams
1:42is exploding I know that you get tons of
1:44products you really got a lot of shows
1:46going on we have a couple people that
1:48are going to pitch their products to you
1:49live which is going to be awesome once
1:52you just give a little bit of background
1:53on the show and kind of you know what
1:56you guys are looking for what's been
1:57going on yeah I'm very very proud of
1:59American Dreams and since the beginning
2:01of HSN which by the way is celebrating
2:04his 40th birthday Wow but we started
2:06back in 1977 on the radio and I sold 112
2:11electric can openers and I know I
2:13eeeh that we were starting an industry
2:15but we certainly did and here we are 40
2:18years later and still going strong of
2:22course so but but ever since that
2:23beginning HSN has always been the
2:26entrepreneurs best friend because there
2:29was always a place where the
2:30entrepreneur could tribe could test
2:33their product and bring in their product
2:35and so I'm so proud of the team that
2:38they just send the King to me that was a
2:40couple of years ago now they came to me
2:42and they said Bob we've we so believe in
2:44the entrepreneur then we want to start
2:47this new program that's called HSN
2:49American Dreams and they said we would
2:51like you to go out and find
2:53entrepreneurs find products and bring
2:55them on the air and share them with the
2:57world well it was music to my ears
3:00because I just I'm an entrepreneur at
3:03heart and I have so many friends who are
3:06entrepreneurs and I just respect so much
3:08what with the entrepreneurial process is
3:11and and so for the last couple of years
3:14I've been going out and then reaching
3:16out and people have reached out to me
3:18with their products and we have we have
3:20put ourselves I think the last count was
3:24210 or 211 entrepreneurs on the air that
3:29have never had an opportunity would
3:31never have an opportunity have not have
3:33been for American Dreams but sharing
3:36their product into over 95 million homes
3:39and we really worked out a very good
3:42process where there's virtually no risk
3:45for the on computer we take care of all
3:48the warehousing the fulfillment the
3:50internal navigation getting it through
3:52QA and doing all of that good stuff then
3:55maybe an entrepreneur would not be that
3:57comfortable with because they don't have
3:59the knowledge obviously to do that and
4:02we tried to really minimize the adverse
4:06effect on them and maximize the
4:09potential of getting their product out
4:11there so we do it a couple of times
4:13every week and and it just it's just a
4:17wonderful experience to be able to bring
4:19on we had a lady just last week bring on
4:22a product and within seven minutes
4:24you know she sold out
4:26and like 1,500 units within seven
4:29minutes and I don't know where you're
4:31going to sell that volume and that
4:32amount of time anywhere else and that's
4:34a great thing about TV shot but you know
4:38not every product is right for TV shot
4:40and if the product doesn't work for TV
4:43shopping that doesn't mean it's a bad
4:44product you got to find your niche you
4:47got to find your market you've got to
4:48find where the people are I always say
4:51you know if you're if you want to catch
4:53a shark chances are you're not going to
4:55go to Montana
4:56there aren't any sharks Amman no matter
4:58how great of a shark gets here you are
5:00you're not going to catch any sharks so
5:03you have to identify your market and
5:05who's out there for you and so that's
5:08what we try to do it and that's what
5:11American Dreams all about so I'm excited
5:13I thank you carmine for coming up with
5:15this idea again to really have the
5:19entrepreneurs have an out in a platform
5:21to be able to bring their product to
5:24life and who knows what can happen I
5:26mean we've had I don't have the numbers
5:29in front of me I've had people come on
5:31American Dreams and now they're in
5:33retail I mean they've done that whole
5:35rap so it's getting that start it's
5:38getting that boom because we all know
5:40those magic words as seen on TV well
5:44once you go on American Dreams you can
5:46brand yourself as seen on TV which is
5:49which is great in marketing and and
5:51great in the retail space so I'm excited
5:54and I'm ready to go well good good and
5:57you're exactly right I mean I love the
5:58name of the show because it really is a
6:00dream I mean being able to put a product
6:02on primetime television is a dream no
6:06matter what whether you sell it doesn't
6:08sell that much you sell it I mean it is
6:10great you know you you know a lot of the
6:12inventors think they have arrived at
6:13that point so I think it's great I think
6:15everything that you're doing HSN is
6:17doing and it's unbelievable 40 year
6:19anniversary is crazy so 40 years crazy
6:22and which is really odd cuz I'm only 25
6:25that's not I don't know how it works all
6:31right we're ready to go we're going to
6:33hear from a couple of folks right a
6:34couple people that are raring to go and
6:36guys have great products they've been
6:39selling they know
6:40to do they're great great products great
6:42pictures and and I think we're going to
6:44be good the one thing I want to let all
6:47the listeners though people viewing is
6:49that you're not going to make any
6:50decisions on the product now you're
6:52going to listen to the pitches you're
6:53going to hear some hear from them we're
6:55going to ask some questions and then we
6:57are going to evaluate you're going to
6:58get your team together all your people
6:59right look one team will watch this and
7:02then they'll determine what we need to
7:04do next step ok I just wanted to make
7:06sure you can wear the rules carmine is
7:08tell them at how many minutes you
7:09ditched for three minutes sir yeah we're
7:11getting about three minutes it's not
7:12like the elevator one minute pitch type
7:14thing because you know again I believe
7:16that the people come on the show with
7:18you so it's not like a rap but I want
7:21them to be able to relax give give them
7:23all around about their product I just
7:24think everyone has to worry and then
7:27we're going to go back and forth maybe
7:28seven ten months the most will ask some
7:31questions and and then we'll go on to
7:33our next guest and see how the person
7:36let's go right good so if people who
7:39might be watching this if they want to
7:40participate in future ones do they get
7:43in touch with you or yeah yeah so we'll
7:46talk about at the end but yeah so if
7:49they want to get in touch to do future
7:51shows here they can either go to Bob
7:53Circosta comp I know Bob has a great
7:56they can contact him where they can go
7:58to inventors launchpad comm go to our
8:00comic pages let them know favor LinkedIn
8:03you know the whole deal everybody hears
8:05at all time but we were here so all
8:08right all right I get it all in and our
8:11first guest is or product picture I
8:14should say I don't know what name are
8:15you going to use to call those guys but
8:17Lois Morgan and it's my shirt date from
8:23Grand Rapids and I mean I'm going to
8:26introduce his product and let him do it
8:27and I'm going to unmute his mic and
8:29Louis your Amba man all right cool why
8:33carmine and bata really appreciate this
8:35opportunity is awesome and my product is
8:39the golf shoe grabber a little
8:42background the golf shoe grabber really
8:44came out of frustration I was going on a
8:47golf trip with some buddies up north I
8:50would get picked up early in the morning
8:52had my my bag of clothes I have my golf
8:55bags and I just want to grab them and go
8:57and my shoes were over there hanging to
9:00the side and I just didn't have enough
9:01hand between grabbing my luggage
9:03grabbing my golf bag and then grabbing
9:05my shoe that was just cumbersome and
9:07dark and I'm thinking can I just hook
9:09these things onto the bag and be off and
9:11running and and that's where it all kind
9:13of started and so from there over about
9:16five years I really just kind of
9:19casually tool around with prototypes and
9:22CAD and 3d threading the wife helped me
9:25a little bit with some market research
9:26he's got a legal background she was
9:28doing some patent research to see what
9:30we might have on grounds for patent and
9:32about last year and really just went
9:35into overdrive and we came up with the
9:38with the golf shoe grabber and basically
9:41what it is here at the clamp and handle
9:44and one and so a quick demo here is you
9:48behave grab your shoes here pick up your
9:52shoes grab your golf shoe grabbers you
9:55clamp your shoes you got your shoes
9:57hands they're kind of handle 360
10:00carabiner on the end here allows you to
10:02clamp it on your golf bag clamp it on
10:05your duffel bag
10:06crap on your backpack put it in your
10:08locker put it really anywhere you want
10:11and that's the great thing about this
10:12product since we've gone live and that
10:14we've heard so many different ideas on
10:16how this could be used in different
10:18shoes and we know we have different
10:19markets you could probably tap but
10:21really just focused in on the golf shoes
10:23in the golf market to really start to
10:26find a niche really go in so last year
10:29really when it overdrive got the logo
10:31got the packaging got the tooling worked
10:33out and we went alive to the market
10:36January down in Florida and you guys
10:38have neck of the woods in Orlando at the
10:40PGA Show and now with heels you know
10:43that was our first experience to the
10:44market really went hard there we got a
10:46lot of love there we got Golf Digest
10:48gave us a shout out of one of the cool
10:51products of the show one of the 10 cool
10:53products of the show so they did a
10:54write-up for us and from there we've
10:56just been working and I got a lot of
10:58contacts and you know really just worked
11:01our contacts we've sold about 1,300 in
11:03the last five months
11:06so orders retail orders we cannot custom
11:09printed here with will do these custom
11:11orders 40 guests will put logos on there
11:13if people want
11:15we got the golf shoe grabber logo on
11:17there just to kind of show it it looks
11:18like but we basically can pad for any
11:20logo on there to do custom the packaging
11:23we've got it all packaged up here this
11:25is what the packaging looks like it's on
11:27a cardboard with a little shoe to kind
11:29of show what it does and it sits there
11:32and it just hangs in a retail real nice
11:34but a little hole there for retail and
11:36so we've just been really trying to
11:39build a build a product and get
11:42awareness out there and getting the
11:44feedback from from everybody that's been
11:46using it and really just trying to like
11:48basta find our kind of niche in the
11:50marketplace I came across this show
11:52Jeff mangas who like took on is a
11:55licensing coach couple months ago to
11:57really try to find ways to maybe get the
11:59licensee market so then really kind of
12:01in the early stages of that I got a
12:03sales sheet down and really getting the
12:05market so that's what we're at we're
12:07looking for the future to see where the
12:08future takes us and just taking it
12:10casually and it's been a it's been a fun
12:12ride so that's the golf shoe grabber
12:14right there nice very very nice Louis
12:18very very nice very nice let me let me
12:21throw a couple of things edge okay first
12:24of all you can imagine how many pitches
12:26I heard over the years right you started
12:29perfect weight and everybody should do
12:31this is you started with the problem
12:34okay and too many times people come in
12:38and they're so emotionally attached to
12:40their product that they think what they
12:43have is the greatest in the world that
12:45might be I thought not saying this could
12:47be but if you assume that everybody is
12:50going to want it so great then you're
12:52you're fighting an uphill battle you
12:54came in with the problem problem
12:56solution is one of the oldest most
12:58impactful way to sell anything but the
13:00challenge with that is most people talk
13:02about solution their product is the
13:05solution they don't talk about enough in
13:07the product of the problem and think
13:09about it this way if you don't you know
13:11if I don't have the problem then I don't
13:12really need your solution right but if
13:15you can this we have the problem now I
13:17want your soldier there's a big
13:19difference between
13:20needing and one so that was great I mean
13:22the way you start with just super so you
13:23know keep doing that whenever you're
13:25talking about the problem or your
13:27product talk about that the problem
13:29first obviously it's a very visual
13:31product which is great for TV a lot of
13:35people forget the TV is a visual media
13:37and they think conversation sells in
13:40this effort
13:40you got a demo demo demo and so demo
13:44your product is great I would I would
13:48think about and I know you mentioned a
13:52little bit expanding your market if
13:54you're going to go into an HSN or a TV
13:56shopping channel you're going into 95 or
14:00100 million homes so you don't want to
14:03say it's just golfers ok though that is
14:07a tremendous market by itself there's no
14:10question you should pursue that but on
14:12an HSN I would like to adapt it to all
14:16shoes okay hang them up in the closet
14:18hang them you know hanging when you're
14:20traveling which you can do very very
14:22nice so I would just do a little spin on
14:25on what you have done already what we
14:28can be done you said 30 you've sold 1300
14:31yeah okay do you have available limited
14:34tour I do yeah I have available
14:36inventory now and we've manufactured
14:38right here in Grand Rapids so I have a
14:40production guy we've got the tooling and
14:42he can spit them out very easily very
14:44quickly so we can make thousands and you
14:47know very quickly so but if we had to
14:49make the packaging more generic would
14:53would that cause a big problem not at
14:57all right in the line that you would
14:58kind of noted I've already you know from
15:00my five six months being in the market I
15:02definitely need to make it more general
15:03bill golf is a great niche oh yeah just
15:08too many
15:09there's too many uses I feel like we're
15:11leaving potential on the table at this
15:13stage so you know I think the packaging
15:16at you know the name that comes up that
15:17is really kind of been sticking as my
15:18shoe grabber exponent well I should grab
15:21it I think we can easily keep the same
15:23logo should easily change you know and
15:27back here from the golf - you know what
15:29I think it's a bear we do the packaging
15:31right here locally as well too
15:33so everything is made locally right here
15:35in Grand Rapids gives me a lot of
15:37control and maybe notice the price point
15:39of this so the MSRP is in 1999 okay
15:44okay and your costs are pretty good I
15:46mean since you manufacture them here are
15:49you paying a lot more or I feel like for
15:52USA trust me all for making it right
15:55here you know so I'm at about a 25% cost
15:58of that you know of that $19.99 I think
16:01we've gotten a little bit of resistant
16:03on the retail side that that might be a
16:04little I and then until if I wanted to
16:07play in a retail world I feel like I
16:08would definitely have to probably get my
16:10cost down and make margins work for
16:12everybody right you know kind of same
16:14finding your niche you know I've gotten
16:17the International and the kind of logo
16:19custom logo has really been kind of that
16:21what is written risen to the top so
16:24those will more in a higher kind of cost
16:26you know versus maybe retail so you know
16:29if we were to expand a retail I think we
16:31would definitely have to look into
16:32manufacturing elsewhere than in the
16:35heart of production you know Michigan
16:37ends itself I think geographically
16:39probably has some of the highest
16:40production cost you know anywhere in
16:42phones a slow even going south we could
16:45probably trim you know yeah yeah okay
16:48all right okay good
16:50Lenny I mean I like it I like it we call
16:53it my shoe grabber or whatever making
16:55them more generic but then again I don't
16:57want you to misunderstand golf it's a
16:59great market do not give up on that
17:02don't else not yeah yeah yeah did you
17:05like the PGA Show down here you know
17:08while it was just so much going on you
17:11know I mean it was so there's just so
17:13much commotion and just sales and
17:15energetic busy madam it is just so you
17:19know I went a couple of years ago it I
17:22was worn out yes about an hour you know
17:25that's a good way for this exciting okay
17:28I like it let me have the team look at
17:30it okay and and then we'll be in touch
17:33with the next step
17:34awesome awesome okay nice job very nice
17:37thank you carmine do you have anything
17:39you want to add but all right no no you
17:41covered most of it which i think is
17:42great and I totally agree golf is a huge
17:45mitts off
17:46and you know I know that products are
17:51are hard to get into the golf industry
17:53but I think that Lewis's is definitely a
17:55unique product so I could see why I
17:58didn't really have trouble selling that
18:01particular product but I thought the
18:02same thing
18:03expand let me just give some sod Louis
18:06to other ways you could demo it yeah you
18:09know hanging in a closet hanging here
18:12there you know just identify different
18:15areas we can all we can go to Bob's
18:18house got my hearty hang stuff all over
18:20the place we get hanging Bob when you
18:24know what the hell no Lewis excellent
18:29excellent and I like I like the product
18:30I think it's great yeah can go upstream
18:33I mean being able to hang any kind of
18:35sneakers or shoes football any kind of
18:38sports off the outside of your backpack
18:40or your sports bag because they're all
18:41muddy instead of put them in the bag
18:43I thought man you can almost hang
18:44anything off of that off of those guys I
18:47did forget to ask Louis when you went to
18:50where is it out there in retail to the
18:52golf pro shops right now or yeah like it
18:55really that's it yeah okay auto shops
18:58you know try I did that retail channel
19:00just the price point off the margins
19:02just weren't making it here in Michigan
19:03it's just there's no way I can make it
19:05work I met some really good contact the
19:07PGA Show that could scale me to retail
19:10or have those contacts at retail but you
19:12know where they needed it at their
19:14doorstep and what they had to give it to
19:16their retail partners and alright you
19:19know to be able to produce it here in
19:20the world I don't know if you've done
19:21this than you you should talk to carmine
19:23I mean he's got a wealth of information
19:24when it comes to manufacturing and stuff
19:28like that so I'll definitely do that I
19:30appreciate that hate to put you on the
19:32spot carmine but that I know you do so
19:34you know you can possibly help Louis go
19:37talk to him yeah we'll talk to my ticket
19:38very great product I love you I love it
19:41like and I don't mean it that way
19:43simple solving a problem awesome the key
19:46the key and I'm sure David is going to
19:49do the same thing what I was feeling
19:52David's next and he's going to solve a
19:54problem I like it we're excited
19:57all right cool I'm going to ask first
19:58which you Luis I'm going to put you on
20:00and that was great huh Bob that was a
20:03pretty pretty good yeah very nice
20:06I could see different adaptations yeah
20:09look we were going to do it just as a
20:11purely a goal fighting it would be tough
20:13if that's not the demographic that's not
20:16the audience basically but if we broaden
20:18it out I think you know it's competition
20:20that's great all right I'm going to I'm
20:23going to reset my clock here not that
20:25really no one was really counting no one
20:27can essentially me over here and I am
20:32going to introduce my man not David what
20:35was was on my podcast see the awesome
20:39inventor he helps invent from her
20:41ovaries he's all over the internet he's
20:43great I believe that he did a trial for
20:47shark tank you might not be able to tell
20:48us how he did but david frankel i'm not
20:52going to introduce his product
20:53David you ready over there
20:56yes sir David nice to meet you let's
20:59meet you about thank you for having me
21:00our pleasure our pleasure but thank you
21:03carmine as well I appreciate that
21:04portunity go ahead my man well excellent
21:07well thank you again the the company is
21:10perky LLC and we want to solve coding
21:14problems so we're a clothing innovation
21:16company so back in 2005 I was getting
21:19ready for work and I looked in the
21:21mirror after I got a shirt right on the
21:23dry-cleaning bag put the shirt on and
21:25unfortunately my collar was looking
21:27awful it was a straw repeated or sagging
21:29I had a blazer it looked even worse the
21:31collar actually started talking under my
21:32blazer I started talking on my collar I
21:35couldn't go to meeting looking like that
21:37so I said okay so that shirt back on the
21:40on the shelf in the closet get another
21:42shirt right from the dry cleaners still
21:44in the bag put it on same problem so
21:47what I had to do was I to find a
21:48solution for that droopy saggy collar
21:50and since so many offices are now going
21:53business casual it's become a bigger
21:54problem well through any downtime any
21:56major city
21:57ladies and gentlemen have this root be
22:00saggy collar or flat collar I want to
22:02find a solution I'm with my friend perky
22:04perky pulse show you and demonstrate it
22:07for you that's perky who this is perky
22:10Paul murky ball oh so this is how you
22:13this how you well look so all the
22:15viewers can see nice my collar and just
22:19gives a nice clean professional look and
22:21this really looks like when you first
22:22buy a shirt and that's why every time
22:24you buy new clothes you're at the very
22:25next day precious I get swag your
22:28confidence you're just out you get tons
22:30of compliments or then a month later
22:32five washes later you don't look so
22:35great and the compliments top and then
22:36you don't have the same swag ahead about
22:39a month ago so the products actually on
22:41the shirt right now you have no way of
22:42doing that you can't see it but I can
22:44tell you real quickly if I take on
22:46prologue you can see how quickly that
22:48the product starts to show the
22:49importance oh wow I'll talk under you
22:52can see how the placket right here
22:54starts to fold and if I was walking this
22:56would actually start to match it as well
22:58and this is a kind of your typical look
23:00is that droopy saggy for the placket
23:02sloppy look and this is Woodrum a crazy
23:04and this would motivated me to find a
23:06way to solve this problem and how it
23:08works is very simple you lift
23:09the collar up you add the perky collar
23:13with long tapered ends on top and simply
23:17drop it back down so now you go from sad
23:20to sexy in a matter of seconds and since
23:23a mannequin doesn't have shoulders I got
23:25pulled back to steams a bit but now
23:27we're back to that nice clean
23:28professional look nice nice very simple
23:32but very effective and again it helps
23:35people regardless their budget help them
23:37look as great as possible now is it only
23:40for men of course not we're talking
23:41about HSN so it works for women as well
23:46here's a young lady with a nice blouse
23:48nice crisp clean collar but even for her
23:51if she took her collar off you'd see
23:53quickly how the blouse kind of flattens
23:55out and definitely doesn't look the same
23:57as it did beforehand so again same
23:59concept lift the collar up drop the
24:01collar down high collar professional
24:04look back to where you want to be so you
24:08can you can wear that without wearing a
24:10blazer or anything correct so it can be
24:12rigger dress shirt or direction with
24:14Blazers the Blazer magnifies the problem
24:16which is why I like to use it as you
24:17demonstrate oh sure sure because it's
24:19definitely any my ideal customer is
24:21someone that wears a dress shirt with a
24:23really because they are the most
24:24frustrated with the problem the second
24:27most ideal customer is someone that wear
24:28stress shirt now one thing you mentioned
24:30earlier is packaging this is one place I
24:32did not cut a corner I hope you can see
24:34it pretty well there beautiful elegant
24:37packaging out actual white box and has a
24:39foil stamp front it's got a magnetic lid
24:41here so it kind of opens up like a
24:42treasure box and the perky collar stays
24:45in here so I didn't want is I didn't
24:46want to throw a box I want a box that
24:49people could use to store the perky
24:50collar between uses but also other
24:53accessories so if you're traveling for
24:54work male or female give other
24:56accessories you have in a nightstand or
24:58the kitchen sink they can all go right
25:00here in the perky color box so it
25:02becomes a nice little storage as well as
25:05a great little tool to make sure you
25:06don't lose it or leave it behind or drop
25:09it or you know misplace and so on so
25:11forth so the box is equally important as
25:13a way to store your 96's fries when
25:16you're traveling for work so is it I
25:18it's out there right now it's out there
25:20now we've solved with 8000 units
25:23we're in 2 or 90 stores across 40
25:25different US states and a handful of
25:26international stores as well okay I'm
25:30sorry I haven't even so I was eight
25:32thousand we've had seventy nine hundred
25:34and some of the course of what a year uh
25:36we have to market July of 2015 is kind
25:42of soft cuddly heaven doesn't have the
25:43right box yet good really a quiver of
25:462015's really when we had the Box
25:47annulled humans are ready to rock n roll
25:49a little over a year and a half
25:50what's the price point of it then it
25:52raced from 95 to twenty four ninety five
25:54depend on the store in the market any
25:57resistance in 1995 no no okay there's a
26:01one-time purchase use it for every shirt
26:03in your closet sure sure
26:05well just like I was mentioning to Lewis
26:07um you hit the problem right out the box
26:09and made it very relatable
26:11you know excellent on that the visual I
26:15mean that's obvious it's very visual but
26:18I also liked what you did on what we
26:20call a BA a before and after you can
26:23really do a compare and that's a strong
26:25strong selling tool in TV shopping is
26:28that they put a before and after that
26:31always causes a spike in sales so your
26:34product can fit very nicely into that my
26:37question at the beginning which you
26:39answered later was the male versus
26:41female because as far as TV shopping is
26:44concerned it's it's primarily female um
26:48and and I I liked it and I had a lady on
26:55the once called safety pin we bought you
26:59we've all used to safety dinner one time
27:01enough to hold things together to you
27:04know what whatever test this lady came
27:07up with the only fabric faster device
27:10ever to receive a patent
27:12besides the safety did she came on the
27:16air she had only sold them on her
27:18website she came on the air sold out
27:20today we've sold over 100,000 of these
27:23on HSN okay so I kept thinking of that
27:27category when you were talking about
27:29email and showing like this magnet it's
27:33called my Maggie's and it's a magnet
27:36it holds cards together Belk together
27:39you know clothing accessories together
27:41your product falls into that same
27:43category so I I love it I think it's
27:47great great very creative and way you
27:50came up with it because of your own
27:52frustration as you said and and but you
27:56know I've seen that too you bring them
27:57home from the cleaners and they're all
27:59crumpled or or they're not even in the
28:01back you know they're they're all raised
28:03up that they don't care and so yeah so
28:06you're solving a problem in a very
28:08simplistic but creative way and that's
28:12the key so yeah I'd love for the team
28:15you see this one do okay now we might be
28:18back in touch with you and Lois you may
28:23need to do like a 60-second video or you
28:27know whatever on your eye you can do it
28:29on the iPhone production doesn't matter
28:31but if HSN has a lot of interest in this
28:36they may want to see it you know make it
28:38you make a video but also I tell you
28:41both of you would be very good on the
28:44air you know which is great not
28:47everybody is great on it's hairdressing
28:49but if it both of you would be very very
28:51good so yeah I mean you you've answered
28:53everything you have available inventory
28:56I would imagine yes sir
28:58okay cover sell just subject integers
29:00right now yeah they're actually not the
29:02place no we're in front of 10,000 its
29:03yeah I mean one of the advantages of
29:06American Dreams because most people
29:09think you got a thousand for thousands
29:11to get on the air but one advantage of
29:13American Dreams is they look at it as
29:15test for exactly know so they're
29:17allowing people to come on with like 500
29:20units you know depending on price point
29:22and everything which doesn't put the
29:25inventor out you know and then if it
29:27tests well then they reorder from that
29:29point so okay very good are mine no I
29:34told him I thought it's great and I you
29:35know like as you said I thought Lois and
29:38David both the great Dave real quick
29:39what's the what's the manufacturing cost
29:42that you're that you're seeing right now
29:43on that well right now it's around 350
29:46that's a pretty color and the box
29:49as a real order the next unit from how
29:52you can push the 10,000 units might drop
29:53slightly but it's roughly what it cost
29:57to get here and very just about total
30:03cost so 350 landed that's not your yeah
30:06laying low at the desk on your profit in
30:09that's not my profit no right right
30:12that's okay - yeah wholesale I sell it
30:14for 10 and then retail like says here
30:151985 - 2495 and it does help immense
30:18adventure earlier I just I did audition
30:20for Shark Tank about I guess two months
30:22ago almost required into a video that
30:25was between five and ten minutes long so
30:26if your team you like to pull up the
30:28perky collar page on YouTube I took
30:30several pieces from that shark tank
30:32audition okay on YouTube okay perky
30:36collar and just go to youtube right or
30:38you can just go to my website which is
30:39perky Telecom some of the videos are
30:42there as well on the media page as well
30:44as a home page and the perky collar page
30:46okay somewhere just spend a half summer
30:49minutes I broke up that video into
30:51smaller clumps that's good that's good
30:53well I mean tiny is very important
30:55because in the world of TV shopping it's
30:58all dollars per minutes short got to be
31:00up and running right away because the
31:02only commodity that the TV shopping
31:05channels tab is that of time and and so
31:10they have to maximize every minute on
31:12here so you get the message out you get
31:15the demo out time is is really powerful
31:19years ago when we first went to 24 hours
31:22a day we sat around the table when we
31:26figured out you know what no matter how
31:27good we are we can be on any more than
31:2924 hours a day no matter what we try and
31:32do that pathetic work maxed out all
31:34right so how do we increase sales and
31:37the answer is we decrease the amount of
31:40time it takes to make this a so there's
31:43a there's a formula and everything that
31:47you would need to learn what you would
31:48not have any problem doing on how to
31:50present that it would be different than
31:53how we're doing it here right okay so
31:56but I mean part of the whole processes
31:58that you learn that you know and that
32:00you're taught that so and you probably
32:03got some
32:03of it insuring as well because their
32:05time is very critical to okay
32:09did you know you can't talk about chart
32:10okay I waited through two rounds so the
32:13first round was in Charlotte
32:15we're picked as the top 10% of the Tudor
32:17eighty eight companies tried out I had a
32:19week to develop a video and set a big
32:21fat stack of paperwork back to them and
32:23they were paperwork I just sent out
32:25Monday like at six o'clock it had to be
32:27in their hands by Tuesday at the
32:29deadline to head it I shot the video
32:31edit the video talk about it very
32:33stressful week she has all that done
32:35writes script and have it all done and I
32:37just want to come off just genuine and
32:38come off as informational and I said
32:41hope you check out the videos because I
32:43think they turned out really nicely and
32:45I think it conveys a short sweet way
32:47what the product is not work what the
32:49problem is what the solution is and then
32:52again we're a clinician companies we
32:53have lots of the products out now that's
32:55all other problems so we're excited
32:57about the additional revenues coming
33:00from those new products and once they're
33:02you know logging in for the perky collar
33:04like oh by the way you can get a felt
33:05pen oh by the way you can get a pocket
33:06square holder and oh by the way come
33:08very belts it really nice too okay no I
33:10know I'm smelling here on the show but
33:15you said yeah have we're gonna solve but
33:19ass you're right that's right okay good
33:21good good yeah we got to make it for the
33:23women and I like I just like the
33:27versatility isn't we had a go we had one
33:31product on the stays that fit in the
33:33collar these were metal stays that
33:36somebody came up with it had kind of a
33:38tough go I just don't think that people
33:42related that well to metal stays but
33:46this I think they would relate to
33:48because we all know what the problem is
33:50right a woman's dress are men so I think
33:52women need help again more so yeah yeah
33:55yeah themselves yeah okay yeah all right
33:59David very good thank you thank you
34:01velvet preciate yeah my pleasure
34:03right alright great so let me mute you
34:06guys and Joaquin finally made it we're
34:09going to give Joaquim a shot with his
34:11product I'll do a quick intro and basic
34:14watching our team what
34:17what a G the J is silent
34:20no the J is pronounced oh ok Jackie
34:24yucky dead ok Jackie yes alright nice to
34:29meet you great nice to meet you too sir
34:31where'd you go mine and the rest of you
34:33know the folks here alright my party you
34:36have three minutes let's hear your
34:37product and we'll go game all right D
34:41all right so so good afternoon good
34:44evening everybody my name is Jackie
34:46Malik inventor of the world's first in
34:49somber clothes hanger this is a clothes
34:52hanger I introduced to you all it's a
34:54brand new clothing clothing hanger that
34:57is a solution to an old hang up in our
34:59living spaces millions of us of course
35:02you know around the world have a common
35:05problem properly storing and hanging up
35:07our clothes neat and organized in our
35:10closets so what we have here is is this
35:16beautiful desired chicken in yoga yeah
35:20thank you
35:21all right and what it does here use this
35:25hangers just like you you know you dress
35:29yourself undergarments like
35:30undergarments first being simply placing
35:34them here you know and then it acts as a
35:38a sharkbite it catches and holds and
35:42then you use your regular use of the
35:45hanger with your you're overlapping
35:47garments of pants see the t-shirt and
35:51the shirt and the jacket and what you
35:54have you know is a complete ensemble
35:57hanging all on one hand some people
36:02decide you know well you know they'll
36:04use it for scarves you know whatever or
36:07you know the ladies like my wife here
36:12she uh she has her complete her dress
36:17and her slip and a scarf I wonder if you
36:24guys can can really see so it's not you
36:28know I'll have to
36:30I have to demonstrate one of the eye I
36:33get it yeah
36:34so anyway as you can see all of my
36:38clothes here are hung up nice and neat
36:40no dresses and drawers I'm prepared for
36:44school work travel of any kind
36:46and I'm neat and organized
36:50and this wonderful anger is the first of
36:53its kind ever offered to the market
36:55it's a dynamite product I been a career
37:00trucker needed to find a solution to
37:04properly storing my clothes so I came up
37:07with the world's first and sample
37:10clothes hanger I patented in 2012 I
37:15started a business and started producing
37:19these and what happened is when I came
37:25to introduce these the larger companies
37:31of like a console and The Container
37:35Store was willing to accept orders but
37:38at this at that time ran out of money I
37:42was unable to produce you know the
37:44minimum $30,000 minimum $25,000 for the
37:48other store and so now I'm here with you
37:53guys pitching and hoping to you know do
37:56something you know around there that and
37:58get this thing into the homes of a
38:01millions of people this is a good
38:05product for those of you know of us who
38:09are on the gold constantly college bound
38:12individuals like I said you know any
38:16small and condensed spaces that people
38:19lives in this this is this is it you
38:22know no no extra furniture needed this
38:26is just take care everything so this is
38:30where I am alright
38:31okay good good good good good job to
38:33keep good job a couple of things yes
38:38because this is all about organization
38:41absolutely all about say
38:43space yes okay so obviously a lot of it
38:47could be done in the studio that would
38:49make it very visual I don't know if you
38:51ever saw or heard the movie called joy
38:53which was uh it was on last year ago
38:58Christmas he came out and it was about
39:01the life story of joy Mangano who is an
39:04inventor I'm aware of her right enjoy
39:07his very good friend and she's at HSN
39:11right now that one product that she came
39:13up with was called the huggable anger
39:15yes and they have sold almost 1 billion
39:21with a be 1/2 million of the hug morning
39:25all right then so that proves that the
39:29organizational category is there all
39:32right now her hanger your hanger are
39:34very different obviously yes and that's
39:36great oh that's because if it was too
39:39similar to hers then it would it would
39:41be tough to do yours very very different
39:44yeah then so that's a good thing and so
39:48she's done very very well with her
39:49hanger she's a great great just an
39:52incredible woman she has absolutely
39:55nothing she's a hard worker and she's
39:57she's terrific
39:59so anyhow so uh we know the categories
40:02there okay what I have found out for my
40:05wife which I was not aware she likes to
40:08plan out all of her outfits for the
40:10whole week yes all right
40:12not me you know then he does it that way
40:15right so this is perfect for somebody
40:17like that you're just looking you know
40:20on a Sunday night you can get everything
40:21ready for the whole week and you're a
40:23good time in the morning getting ready
40:25absolute about the the uncertainty of
40:28trying to figure out what am I going to
40:30wear did it right starts your day
40:32stressful like that right so right so I
40:35very very interesting you making you
40:38have a patent on it yes it on and are
40:41you selling them right now I am sewing
40:43right now individually what I do is I
40:47travel to college towns places of that
40:50sort because at this point you not only
40:54order 5000 you know Cheryl
40:56I'm you know and I'm not able to ship to
41:04the bigger guys yet yeah that's fine
41:06that's fine
41:06one good thing and I don't know if you
41:08were with us when I was talking about
41:09this or not but one good thing about
41:11American Dreams is you don't need large
41:14quantities to get started because this
41:17is all entrepreneurial a base this is to
41:19make it comfortable for the entrepreneur
41:21silk'n right
41:22no if HSN would want to do this Friday
41:25they're not going to come back and say
41:26Jackie we need 10,000 of these they
41:29might do it with 500 you know 300 you
41:32know they want to test it they want to
41:34test it and then if it does well then
41:36you know if it has history then then you
41:40can use that history to go out and raise
41:42money possibly you know to fund no it's
41:45going on okay I would suggest down the
41:48road not yet down the road maybe
41:51different colors yes you know of them
41:54because believe it or not hangers become
41:56addictive yes I know nobody understands
42:00how could a hanger be a dick it is
42:03because once you get organized in one
42:06part of the closet the rest of it looks
42:08like hell and so you want you want to
42:11say well I want to fix that and you want
42:12to fix that and so you end up redoing
42:15the whole cloth absolutely so I I think
42:19the categories there um so let me let me
42:23take it to the feet and see what they
42:24say and let's put it in front of them
42:27and then see what we can do on our next
42:29step okay all right fair enough fair
42:32enough okay I like it I like it very
42:35very lemony so register thank you so
42:37much carmine
42:39yeah just one quick question where are
42:40you making that now where the China oh
42:43you are not yeah I am making them in
42:46Shenzhen China and I use a independent
42:51Nam manufactured there it's our but I do
42:56intend to you know go with the best deal
43:00that I can get you know here you where
43:02possible there's great quality
43:05you know I hang these things up I put
43:08everything on there plus a heavy
43:10and will not say good good good okay
43:13because the one thing about the lower
43:16cell it also acts as a rebar you know
43:21that can come from sagging you know and
43:25that makes it you know I'm saying even
43:27stronger you know have any pounds it'll
43:29hold but I actually to if if I put the
43:36clothes on there which is the clothes is
43:38usually with all that closes usually two
43:41pounds yeah then what they overcoat or
43:44overcoat by itself usually way but maybe
43:48come and have two pounds to and have it
43:50I maybe five pounds toget a wool coat
43:53and so about seven yeah now we get on
43:57the air we could put awake we can put an
43:59actual weight well your I pound weights
44:02or whatever it is and we would have it
44:05hang from that yeah which showed us
44:07dirtiness of another finger yeah
44:09absolutely it I I know for sure I can
44:12take you know any easily ten pounds I
44:15know that for sure and behind that there
44:18it is yes well it looks like a it looks
44:21like a great product and I I can be
44:23sounds like you are kind of frustrated
44:26with the product but I tell you it looks
44:27like you did a great job and just
44:29selling your product is is awesome I
44:32think anyone that gets to the point
44:34where they're selling your product and
44:35people are buying it I think they're
44:37overcome some great odds so I think
44:39you're you're doing great yeah the only
44:42thing I would Jackie my would I would
44:44maybe tweak a little bit at the
44:46beginning presentation is give me the
44:49problem a little heavier at the
44:51beginning the problem that you ran into
44:53that caused you to create this product
44:57you've got a little bit later but if you
45:00start out that way it creates right
45:03creates that empathy it creates whether
45:05it makes sense missing something
45:08relate your problem to everybody else
45:10right everybody goes yeah I got it right
45:13absolutely I can do just that I know I
45:16know you can do it yeah yeah absolutely
45:18so so yeah and this is a this is a the
45:22first of
45:24of many to come so soon our plan I plan
45:28to make a serious dent in the in the
45:33hanger industry yes why not
45:39yeah so very good all right let's wrap
45:44up to any of our any of our guests all
45:47of you guys have been on any questions
45:49for myself or for Bob or Bob do you have
45:51any questions we're going to wrap up
45:52otherwise no I think I asked everything
45:56I was wondering about everything I need
45:57to find out what we need to do next
46:00we'll put in from the team time frame on
46:04that could be you know a week or so or
46:06in carmine you have all the contact
46:08information so I'm sure you'll you'll
46:11shoot them an email when we go but
46:13probably we're going to need the the
46:17video David already mentioned on his
46:20website Lois you may have to do a quick
46:23video on the phone which is no problem I
46:25mean don't worry I don't know Colin yes
46:28you can I don't care where you do it you
46:31may have to do a little video of your
46:33product may be standing up in the closet
46:35and putting stuff on it you know yeah I
46:38will I will I will have a demonstration
46:40done for you no later than tomorrow just
46:44also a great full demonstration I do it
46:47in and do it I would visualize you going
46:50in the closet having just like what you
46:52show your wife's hanger having
46:54everything on there may be taking off
46:56you know here's a hanger it looks like
46:58it's just the blouse right take that low
47:00stuff and you see something else take
47:02that off you see something else
47:04yeah dear oh yes yes okay no problem
47:07ready to buy a hanger on hey you know
47:10what especially you know Sam one there's
47:12where there's really no no other like it
47:16so you know that's that you know I think
47:18that all the time for you know his
47:20lessons of giving me you know the gift
47:22to uh you know create I do a lot of that
47:25I do games sorted everything but you
47:27know this right here has been you know
47:29it's a hangar but assassin II it's okay
47:32you know it really helps you know a lot
47:34of people around the world I've been to
47:36you know God I know they're going to you
47:39know places and I've seen you know
47:40people really small and then spaces and
47:44uh they look you know so do it and it
47:48works so alright alright sure I wish so
47:51much gentlemen everyone I appreciate you
47:54all being on the show today all did a
47:56great job Bob thank you so much for your
47:58time I just all appreciate all of us
48:00inventors everyone out there any of you
48:03listeners out there if you do have a
48:04product you know somebody that has a
48:05product please get in touch with us on
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48:17calm and contact Bob's team get your
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48:23appreciate all you guys and for me and
48:26Bob Circosta and all of our inventors I
48:29say thank you and good night everybody
48:32good night all right