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The Basic 3-Step Process to Raising Innovative Children

Parenting is a full-time job and a “contact sport.” In order to successfully raise children, parents need to be innovative themselves and then actively engage the children in teaching them their innovative behaviors. This is easier than it seems because children are already innovators from birth and are taught how not to be innovative in [...]

By | September 5th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

6 Critical Intellectual Property Questions Every Digital Startup Founder Must Ask

The Intellectual Property (IP) landscape is changing as innovation continues to evolve in form from less physical items to more digital expressions where human concepts are captured in mathematical formats. As the use of the internet continues to expand, these digital forms of value will gain larger shares of economic activity leading to new and [...]

By | September 5th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

4 Factors For Win-Win Conflict Outcomes

In a startup, one conflict between the team can lead to a downward spiral. A conflict needs to be managed properly so the team can stay focused on the business. However, the majority of resolving a conflict relies on your own preparation; you must first understand your own ability to approach the conflict. By knowing yourself [...]

By | August 31st, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

7 Warning Signs Your Intellectual Property Strategy Needs Help

When an entrepreneur’s efforts to launch a small business include an invention, seeking patent protection may be in order. This is not always a seamless process, and there has been a disturbing trend of “patent trolls” eager to try to squeeze money out of businesses that want to avoid lengthy and costly litigation. But for small [...]

By | August 30th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

Hiring and Firing: Why IP Strategy Is Important For Both

Most startups will start out with a small team, but the time will come when the team needs to expand. There will also be times when a member might not be performing or providing enough value and the tough decision will need to be taken to fire him or her. In both of these situations, the [...]

By | August 28th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

4 Ways You Can Encourage Your Kids To Be More Innovative

Entrepreneurs are those that see a problem and take the opportunity to make it better. They are always analyzing different processes in our world and finding ways to make them more efficient.  But how can parents instill this mindset in their children from a young age? Parents need to encourage their kids to be curious as [...]

By | August 28th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

3 Qualities of A Patent That Will Protect Your Startup From The Competition

Filing a patent in today's competitive world where information can easily be accessed from anywhere is common sense for startup founders. However, simply filing a patent will not necessarily protect a startup's valuable intellectual property (IP). The enforceability and breadth of the claims in each patent are the primary sources of quality. The greater the [...]

By | August 18th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

The First Step to Managing a Conflict In a Startup

In a startup, when a team reaches a conflict due to a problem it is easy to begin to point fingers, rather than coming together and finding a solution. One of the first steps to take when approaching a conflict in a startup is to assess your own ability to solve the conflict and knowing [...]

By | August 18th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

The 3 Key Benefits of Intellectual Property

When an entrepreneur’s efforts to launch a small business include an invention, seeking patent protection may be in order. This is not always a seamless process, and there has been a disturbing trend of “patent trolls” eager to try to squeeze money out of businesses that want to avoid lengthy and costly litigation. But for small [...]

By | August 15th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

Children’s Creativity Stems from Playfulness: 5 Characteristics of Innovative Play

Play is a situation where a person allows others to see them for who they truly are vs. who they wish to be seen as being. Being playful enables humanity to find its inner creativity, and using this creativity as a source of innovation for creating something valuable and enduring. The best entrepreneurs are those who [...]

By | August 15th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

A Key Step To Solving Conflicts Between Startup Founders

A lack of hard work, money, or skills is not the reason most business partnerships fail; it is the inability of founders to manage the conflict from things like ideas, personalities, and goals. One small fight can lead to bigger and bigger problems until the entire startup fails resulting in wasted time, effort and money. [...]

By | August 7th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

6 Patent Portfolio Types That Give Your Startup a Competitive Advantage

It is common knowledge among startup founders that patents are a good way to protect key assets and processes of your company. However, in addition to protecting Intellectual Property (IP), different patent portfolio types can have varying benefits for your startup's IP strategy. Here are 6 different patent portfolio types and how they can help your [...]

By | August 4th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

An Intellectual Property Strategy Minimizes Risk for Investors

A strong intellectual property strategy is vital for the survival of most businesses. It gives the company direction in the future, protects its key assets, increases the startup's value and can minimize risk for investors. When seeking funding from investors it is important to have no issues regarding your Intellectual Property (IP). Here are two [...]

By | August 4th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

Is Being Aggressive the Right Intellectual Property Strategy for Your Startup?

A key component of Intellectual Property Strategy (IPS) is the patent portfolio. Building up a strong IPS with a well thought out patent portfolio pays off in the long run because it will mitigize risk for an investor and increase overall value of your startup. Patent portfolios are a significant investments and competitive weapons supporting [...]

By | July 28th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

7 Questions That Will Help You Manage Internal Conflicts in Your Startup

In a startup, preventing damaging internal conflict within your team is crucial.  When approaching a conflict, you must first assess your ability to engage successfully (outlined in our book and course Managing Conflict), assess the situation, and determine what circumstances might influence outcomes. Several steps need to be taken to successfully manage conflict in order to [...]

By | July 28th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

Passion leads to Success: 10 Questions to Help Discover Your Passion

One of the key elements of a successful entrepreneur and founder is being passionate for what you are doing. Finding your passion is something, if developed early on, can be very useful in the future. For example, discovering your passion for coding can one day turn into a successful consulting business. But how can someone determine their [...]

By | July 28th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

Trade Secrets vs Patents: Which Strategy is Better For Your Startup?

Most startup founders know that protecting the unique processes and technologies of their company is essential to being successful. However, not many founders know the correct strategy to protect their IP. A strong intellectual property strategy which shows a clear direction of your startup minimizes risk for investors and increases your business's value. Of the [...]

By | July 24th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

Three Reasons the Scientific Method Teaches Children to be Innovators

Einstein once said "The scientific method demands you understand an observation. Evidence of this understanding is you can explain the observation easily and simply."  The scientific method is proven and is easy for children to learn and use. This teaches them to be systematic about becoming more innovative. It readily aligns with their learning styles [...]

By | July 21st, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

9 Behaviors That Can Cause Your Startup to Fail

No matter how strong an idea your startup has, proper execution from your team is what leads to success. However, one conflict between team members, if not handled properly, can bring down your entire startup. Most people react differently to conflict, but there are some behaviors that can lead to a conflict never being solved or [...]

By | July 20th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

5 Startup Patent Strategies to Minimize Risk and Increase Value

When a startup is evaluated by an investor many different factors are looked at, but a strong Intellectual Property (IP) strategy signals a direction for the startup which can minimize risk and increase value. A conversation about IP is beneficial but many founders do not know where to start. Here is a list of 5 [...]

By | July 19th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

4 No-Cost Steps to Protecting a Startup’s Intellectual Property

  A startup's Intellectual Property (IP) is often a distinctively valuable and critical asset to its business. It's worth taking affirmative and thoughtful measures to protect it. Strong IP strategy can lead to a higher valuation and minimize investor risk when evaluating a startup. Having an IP strategy is a differentiator when talking to potential investors. [...]

By | July 19th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

The First Secret for Entrepreneurs to Raise Innovative Children

Parenting is a full-time job and a “contact sport.” In order to successfully raise children, parents need to be innovative themselves and then actively engage the children in teaching them their innovative behaviors. This is easier than it seems because children are already innovators from birth and are taught how not to be innovative in [...]

By | July 17th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

5 Steps to Reducing Conflict in a Startup

A startup needs to function as a healthy workspace to be successful. Conflicts, big and small, will always occur but can't be allowed to linger. One conflict in a small company can lead to a snowball effect leading to bigger and bigger problems. Tackling the problem early on is necessary. However, not many people know [...]

By | July 17th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

Patent Intent – Filing Patents Without Wasting Investor Money

Before investors give your startup money, they will evaluate their investment risk and potential return. A startup founder with an intellectual property (IP) strategy makes that evaluation easier. A firm’s IP strategy and planned tactics describe the actual use of resources, for example, money, employee time, and project resources supporting the patent portfolio. The strategy and [...]

By | July 17th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

Startup Founders – How to Signal Value to Investors

Investors want to minimize their investment risk and maximize their return. Having an intellectual property (IP) strategy is one way to signal investors you are a good investment. Your primary asset is your IP. Develop an IP strategy early for your startup.  Don’t make the mistake of failing to protect your IP because your startup doesn’t have money. Use your [...]

By | July 16th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

4 Steps to Managing Conflict in a Startup

We have all heard the phrase "a great idea is nothing without proper execution." Execution includes many factors, but working together and resolving issues quickly is vital to growing your startup; a broken team will work inefficiently and can potentially lead to the failure of the company. Use these 4 steps to manage conflict in [...]

By | July 14th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

6 Steps to a Great Conversation Between Investors and Founders

In this day and age when everyone is looking to create the next big thing, protecting unique processes and products is a crucial step to differentiate a company. Many entrepreneurs recognize the need to build a strong Intellectual Property portfolio, but many shy away from the challenge due to budgeting or lack of know how. [...]

By | July 7th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

4 Important Factors to Increase and Secure Your Start-Up’s Value

When securing a company's position in the marketplace, an important step many founders ignore is creating a competitive Intellectual Property strategy. The Intellectual Property of your company is more than filing for a patent, copyright, or trademark;  Intellectual Property includes a well thought out approach which can mean the difference between a successful company and a company [...]

By | July 6th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments