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Bootstrapping Basics

Part 1

Bootstrapping Basics Article by LA NPDT, a Product Design, Development, and Marketing Company based in Shreveport, Louisiana ‘Bootstrap’ comes from the 19th century figure of speech, “to pull oneself over a fence by one’s bootstraps” – an obviously challenging task. Nowadays, the term refers to getting into or our of a situation using existing resources. In the business world, it simply means starting a business without a lot of outside assistance. But how do you go about bootstrapping your business idea?

Start With a Great Design

  • Research – Gain familiarity with your market and how it is being served, by utilizing tools like Google and Pinterest.
  • Talk – Discuss your idea with those around you, and analyze the feedback you receive.
  • Design – Seek professional input for the design process. Find someone with experience in product development, who can help you create two critical tangible deliverables:
    • Professional design sketches: a culmination of your product concept thus far.
    • 3D Renderings: photo realistic versions of the formerly sketched concept.
If at this point, you find people are supporting you, you’ll know you have a great idea, a solid foundation, and are ready to begin prototyping!

Prototype Wisely

Now it’s time to convert your 3D Renderings into a file that can be manufactured!
  • 3D printing is a popular, affordable way to create a product before spending thousands on an actual mold.
  • Other less expensive alternatives exist, such as soft tooling or CNC Milling for injection molded products.
  • A great option as well is trying to modify current products to fit your product idea.
Once you’ve achieved a great design and prototype, you’ll be ready to create your product! Rapid prototyping allows you to cut financial costs while increasing the value of your work!      

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Thank you for choosing LA New Product Development Team for your Prior Art Search.

Please fill out the form to submit your order.

Upon successful payment, you will receive an email with a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) and a questionnaire regarding your product idea.

Your privacy and security are paramount to us, so rest assured that your information will be handled with the utmost confidentiality.

Step 1: Fill in your contact and billing details.
Step 2: Review your order summary.
Step 3: Submit payment.

After your payment is processed, please check your email for the NDA and questionnaire. Completing these documents promptly will allow us to start your Prior Art Search without delay.


If you have any questions or need assistance with your order, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

318-200-0526 | hello@lanpdt.com

Thank you for choosing LA New Product Development Team for your Prior Art Search.

Please fill out the form to submit your order.

Upon successful payment, you will receive an email with a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) and a questionnaire regarding your product idea.

Your privacy and security are paramount to us, so rest assured that your information will be handled with the utmost confidentiality.

Step 1: Fill in your contact and billing details.
Step 2: Review your order summary.
Step 3: Submit payment.

After your payment is processed, please check your email for the NDA and questionnaire. Completing these documents promptly will allow us to start your Prior Art Search without delay.


If you have any questions or need assistance with your order, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

318-200-0526 | hello@lanpdt.com

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