Economy is Mother of Their Inventions - Esther Keane
When the economic downturn forced Regina Bundy to search for new job opportunities, the middle school teacher came up with an idea to show students how they can help the environment.
In 2009, the Williamsburg resident invented the WormWatcher, a lockable habitat system in a bin that contains about 500 worms.
Regina Enterprises' next product is the Tape Genie, an invention Rich created that started selling last week on Amazon.com. The Tape Genie replaces other frustrating tape guns with an easy-to-use tape holder that can be mounted anywhere.
They did all the market research independently, attending hardware shows and invention clubs and consulting SCORE for small business counseling and to gain feedback for both products.