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Meet Maria Stroud of MES & Co. in Cumming

Today we’d like to introduce you to Maria Stroud.

Thanks for sharing your story with us Maria. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
I thought of my first idea in 2012. I didn’t know anything about inventions or patents. I did some research and found my mentor who has been mentoring me in this industry for almost a decade. He taught me how to write and file my own patent. From there, I thought of many more inventions, filed numerous patents, became a granted patented inventor in the US & China, and also secured a few licensing deals. From all of the success achieved, I started to get other people asking me for help with their ideas and that is when MES & Co. was started.

Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
There were definitely struggles along the way. This is not something that they teach in school. There was lots of trial and error, so I had to learn everything from the ground up. I spent thousands of dollars on courses, resources, workshops, programs, and mentorship. There are limited inventor resources, no official inventor courses or programs in schools, and the cost is extremely expensive and overpriced. There has been a huge problem in this invention industry with people being taken advantage of, getting their idea stolen, and losing lots of money. Although I haven’t been a victim of this, I started Mes & Co. to help inventors to bring new innovation to the market without the fear of being taken advantage of or their idea being stolen.

MES & Co. – what should we know? What do you do best? What sets you apart from the competition?
Mes & Co. is a company with an array of inventor services. I specialize in idea research reports, provisional patents, product sell sheets, product videos, consulting any area in the invention process, and licensing deals/contracts. I am known for being a patented inventor, product innovator, HR Professional, Michigan’s Inventor Ambassador, Michigan Chronicle honoree for Top 40 under 40, Who’s Who Black in Detroit, and the USPTO honoree for Black History Month. I am most proud of sharing my expertise with the world and helping inventors with their ideas. There are not many minorities in the invention industry. Women are minorities. I feel as though I am the only one in this industry that provides all inventor services from concept to market and even Amazon drop-ship manufacturing and more under one company.

What moment in your career do you look back most fondly on?
So far, the proudest moment of my career has been becoming a granted patented inventor!

Pricing:

  • Inventors Guide to Success Package
  • Includes Idea Research Report, Provisional Patent Application, Product Sell Sheet, Product Explainer Video, and Licensing & Investment Guide
  • $3,500

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