Blog: Outside the Box

Blog: Outside the Box What is Thing Called Innovation? After beating a client with the word Innovation over and over, one will ask “What is Innovation?” Certainly executives and investors are looking for imagination, creativity and innovation. Imagination...

Blog: Will the Entrepreneur be Coachable?

Blog: Will the Entrepreneur be Coachable? I have been challenged more than once in working with young entrepreneurs, whenever I use the word ‘coachable’ and they always ask me to explain what that means. I used to tell them, every investor has a different feeling...

Blog: Marketing Tips

Blog: Marketing Tips Marketing challenges have greatly changed in recent years with the Internet social media and apps. I believe the internet and social media are very important tools of marketing believe the basic marketing philosophy and how it’s utilized...

Blog: Selling The Positives

Blog: Selling The Positives Every new company starts out small. Besides being faced with the unknown, many times it’s hard to convince a new customer because of the smallness problem. As an investor, I like to look for what are the strengths of the company as...

Blog: The Changed Gross Margin?

Blog: The Changed Gross Margin? In the physical product world, that I call touch and feel it has been established that the gross margin equals the revenue minus the cost of manufacturing the product that includes the cost of goods – the labor, material and overhead,...