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Ask The Guest: Bringing an Invention to Market

Ask The Guest A Question!

Do you have a question for our upcoming radio show guest?

Ronald Balla, Founder of The CJB Group is joining us on Small Business Trends Radio on Tuesday, June 24th at 1:30PM EST. Ron has invented a very interesting product. He will share his insights and lessons about inventing his product and bringing it to market — from idea, to prototype, to field tests, to market — and everything in between.

His invention is The Balla Base, a safety product designed to protect law enforcers and preserve evidence, which will be introduced to the market in the fall of 2008. Basically, the Balla Base is mounted on the trunk of a police cruiser and provides a place to preserve evidence and other features.

If you have a question about the Balla Base or about inventions in general, such as how to get a prototype developed or how to get your invention into the market, please leave a question below. We’ll try to present your questions of Ron. The deadline for your questions is Monday, June 23 at noon Eastern time.

Ask away below in the comments section!

5 Responses to “Ask The Guest: Bringing an Invention to Market”

  1. Martin Lindeskog Says:

    Do you have a similar program like Dragon’s Den in America? I wonder if Ronald Balla would be interested in participate on that kind of show?

  2. 23Babylon Says:

    Here’s my question: is your invention patented? If so, what was the patent process like? If not, why didn’t you patent it?

  3. Chris Says:

    It’s a little too late to ask a question, but I wonder. . .what would be an approximate amount of costs to get a product off the ground? Things like attorney fees, filing and/or registration fees, etc. Are these costs astronomical – or is this actually feesable for us “little people?”

  4. Martin Lindeskog Says:


    I think it is affordable to get a product of the ground, but it is depending of what kind of product. Of course it is easier with a intangible thing like service of some kind.

  5. Roberta Says:

    I listened to the show yesterday. It was very insightful and inspirational. It’s good to hear stories of success and to realize that things like this can happen for people – they really can happen. I think we’ll be seeing much more of Ron’s product in the future. And as he stated during the interview, wouldn’t surprise me if this product doesn’t become the “norm” for police cruisers and enforcement officer vehicles. What a great idea and a great story, too.

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