If you have an invention, you can call them for funding. You must have at least a feasable diagram though. The company will fund the production and help you with marketing all for a percentage of the sales and patent income. There are multiple companies that do this, all with different rules. Call them, they will be happy to set a meeting and talk to you about it further.
Very good question. Depending on what is being "invented" will determine the number of inventors. If an idea is considered an invention, then there are as many inventors as there are people :) But if if you wondering how many inventors there are concerning the "Slap Chop", there are probably around 4 or 5.
1800 number is the best number to support your business communication needs and customer service. There is 1800 number and letter combination that is easy to remember by customers and that is the toll free vanity number. You can use the 1800 prefix plus letters that would spell out or represent the kind of services and products you are introducing to the market.