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What Inventors & Alliances Say About Green2Gold...
I especially want to thank your outstanding organization and its members for the efforts you are making for your community and for your country. Please be assured of my confidence in your continuing success in the years to come.
- Al Gore
Alan Tratner and Green2Gold fight global warming through private enterprise...he urges one and all to step right up to the greatest show on earth: human ingenuity put to the task of saving the world..

- Santa Barbara Independent
Very few understand the overwhelming sense of "how-will-I-ever-complete- every-aspect-of-launching-a- company-on-my-own" that the entrepreneur feels at the beginning of their journey. With Green2Gold, in my corner, that was only a fleeting moment in time versus an ongoing ordeal. With the guidance of Professor Alan Tratner I am able to tackle what once seemed impossible, such as trademarks and patents. I have access to resources and information that were once out of my reach. I now am able to tap into collaborations & potential partnerships that may create lasting opportunities for the future of my legacy company.  For this and so much more, I could not be more grateful.  Thank you.

- Carmen Milagro  Founder & Chief Creative at Borbón Skincare
Alan Tratner, Chairman of the Board of Green2Gold, has a long-standing relationship with the SBA by providing valuable workshops to the small business community. Mr. Tratner, a respected serial entrepreneur, and Los Angeles SBA District Office staff have worked together to deliver top-notch business programs and services. Through Mr. Tratner’s, well-established and attended Green2Gold Workshops, thousands of entrepreneurs and inventors have gained information on various capital programs including SBA Loan Programs. It’s an exciting time to be serving aspiring and existing small business owners all over the country but especially here in Southern California. For some time, businesses of all sizes have been wondering when the old economy is going to come back but the more appropriate question is - Who is going to create the new economy? I firmly believe individuals like Mr. Tratner and organizations like Green2Gold will help create this new economy and produce jobs to Southern California."

- Victor Parker, District Director, Los Angeles, District Office Small Business Administration
Mr. Alan Tratner and Cashing In On Your Great Ideas™ are active partners with the Los Angeles Public Library in offering free invention and small business workshops to the community. These programs, which are offered up to 8 times a year, have attracted a diverse and appreciative audience at the Central Library since 1993. With topics that range from business online marketing to invention workshops and sustainable enterprising, programs offered by Cashing In provide local inventors and entrepreneurs with a pathway to success.

Alan Tratner and his organization, Inventors Workshop International/Green2Gold, have been strong supporters of the Los Angeles Public Library for nearly 30 years. They were involved with helping the Central Library after the 1986 fire and donated funds to the Save the Books campaign that followed. The Library’s partnership with Mr. Tratner, the Inventors Workshop International, and Cashing In On Your Great Ideas™ has been productive and beneficial to our patrons and we look forward to working with them for many years to come.

- Youngsil Lee - Senior Librarian - Los Angeles Central Public Library
I’ve been involved with renewable energy new technologies and inventions in that arena for eight years. It has been both a very interesting road and also a very challenging road especially in the last four years. I have had to learn both about business, patents, and promotion in addition to growing in my technical fields and perfecting the technical applications. I have been involved with the Green2Gold Business Incubator and inventors workshop for the last year of those eight years and I want to give a huge shout out to the assistance and focus that Alan Tratner and the Incubator program have provided for me.
As an inventor, it can become a far to solitary task to focus first on developing your inventions and then . . . . marketing them. Alan has helped me to develop a healthy and strong discipline in 1st properly vetting and analyzing my work, and then 2nd vigorously stepping out to meet, communicate with and then work together with the many people and organizations that are available to assist you in your expanded development and commercialization stages leading to funding. As an inventor, it is far to easy to remain isolated and protective of your brainchildren so that they don’t get to see the light of day that they need. Alan helps you through that phase in a very hands on and experienced way. He gives greatly of his time and responds to questions and e-mails. That hands on availability is unique and most valuable to inventors . . . . and it has been appreciated in my efforts as well. I recommend checking out the Green2Gold offering and methods to inventors who would like to move forward with their work, understandings, and commercialization efforts."

- Dan Karpf - Founder and CTO  N2R-Advance Carbon Solutions
I met Alan Tratner in 1989 when I had an idea for a fun novelty drink holder called the Puppet Kooler. I joined Green2Gold and was helped and coached in getting my idea developed and protected. I was introduced to a gentleman on their Board of Directors who became a mentor and eventually business partner. We developed a prototype, applied for a patent and created a corporation. We then created concept drawings and with these drawings and prototype in hand we attended our first trade show. The trade show gave us great exposure and interest from many big box store chains which resulted in a large Purchase Order. This was a major step in finding Angel investors. We utilized our Patent as our equity investment and were able to obtain $500,000.00 in funding to get our product and company started. This was an Education of many types for me because it exposed me to the tools that I would need to invent and develop all my future ideas. Once you have been bitten by the Entrepreneurial bug you will always want to develop new ideas and products. I was able to travel and build a factory in Tijuana and Guadalajara Mexico and then traveled to Hong Kong China to oversee our product production with a large toy manufacturer. Upon returning the market had changed and my company wanted to go in one direction while I believed it should go another direction and I resigned my position and sold my stock interest and walked away with a large sum of cash and free to develop new ideas. My next idea was similar to the 1975 Pet Rock idea that became a very financially rewarding fad. I developed the CyberKids later changed to the Hackers, a group of figurines that were created as part of the computer virus craze. I eventually landed an animation deal with Hanna Barbera Cartoons to develop a Saturday morning kids program. I was paid $10,000.00 up front licensing fee with a royalties contract. Unfortunately our deal never came to fruition due to financial difficulties and the absorption of the studios by other companies in 2001. We did manage to get the Hackers into several retailers and still make some money. My idea train continued on with Guardian Angel Bears, Magical Monster Guardz, and a patent for an Avocado Cutter called the Slice-N-Scoop where we sold over 500,000 units to clients such as McCormick Schilling, California Avocado Commission and Crate N Barrel. We continue to sell these via our online website. I also developed a product called The Casper Safety Night Walker that entered into a two year licensing deal for the Casper the Friendly Ghost franchise which helped me land a $25,000.00 up front fee with royalty guarantees with a medium sized toy manufacture who unfortunately could not develop the product idea successfully for the market place. I made some money and lost some money and took time off from inventing. With the advent of the internet and Alibaba as a direct resource to China manufacturers I was now able to develop and have direct contact with manufacturers in China in real time verses weeks of having to fax and send back in forth material, drawings etc via Federal Express...very time consuming and costly. I decided to develop 3 new ideas and I am currently developing and getting ready for market two (2) novelty wedding coins the Decision Maker Coin and the Lucky Mini Penny as well as a new style Body Board or Boogie Board called the Wave Cutter. I cannot thank Alan Tratner enough for giving me that first taste of the entrepreneurial world and the excitement of having an idea and watching it develop into a tangible product. The education I received in developing a product from concept drawings to product to packaging and marketing is a true life lesson and love of spirit to create. The difference between people who have an idea and an entrepreneur is that the entrepreneur will take that idea and develop it as risky as it may be.... Thank you again Alan for giving me a great journey in life….

- Lance Ayon - Inventor
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