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Wayne Webster

Are Patents Worth Anything?

I meet people every year who’ve invested thousands of dollars and years of time to apply for and receive a patent or patents on an idea. With this certificate in hand they think they’re ready to raise capital and go to market. Unfortunately for the vast majority their patent will never be much more than a framed certificate hanging on the wall.The research shows an astounding 97% of issued patents never make any money. This on its face seems absurd. Just pick up any business article and … [Read More...]

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The Boston Language Institute

  Company Spotlight   The Boston Language Institute is one of the most diverse language schools in the United States. Since 1981, we have taught over 140 languages, including English as a Second Language, to more than 67,000 students with quality of instruction and client service as our … [Read More...]

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Samsung Status Report: Galaxy S III & IV Users Generate 57.7% of Samsung Smartphone Web Traffic in North America

Next to Apple, Korean-headquartered Samsung has perhaps realized the biggest benefits from the growth of the mobile marketplace. Within North America, Samsung smartphones represent the largest single Android manufacturer traffic source, and its share of tablet Web usage ranks behind only Apple and … [Read More...]

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Wayne Webster

Are Patents Worth Anything?

I meet people every year who’ve invested thousands of dollars and years of time to apply for and receive a patent or patents on an idea. With this certificate in hand they think they’re ready to raise capital and go to market. Unfortunately for the vast majority their patent will never be much more than a framed certificate hanging on the wall.The research shows an astounding 97% of issued … [Read More...]

Thomas D. Davidow - www.tdavidow.com

When should you not engage a family business consultant?

The first and most obvious answer to that question is when things are working between and among family members and the business is thriving. A second answer is when the business is not doing well, but it has nothing to do with family dynamics and everything to do with business--the marketplace, changing economic times, competition, consolidation and a myriad of other business issues. Although … [Read More...]

Ray Lindenberg

Do I Have To Use A Credit Card To Pay For My Serviced Workspace – And What If I Don’t Have One?

Most Serviced Workspaces these days require payment by credit card or other secure on-line payment method, as a way of guaranteeing a space usage reservation and as a way to help ensure that a client is a legitimate business person and solid citizen. Credit Card requirements serve almost as a security measure that instantly comes with a presumed trackable personal history … a hoop that most … [Read More...]

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