Where are All the Patents Going?

While reading my email this morning, a report from the Small Business Administration (SBA) was released that showed 40% of all new patents were created by small businesses in the US.  The SBS argues on the positive side that small business really contributes to the...

Post Mortem – SmartLock by Otto

Shuts Down Business Operations Just Days Before Shipping… Developing a Tech Hardware Company is tough and SmartLock learned the “Hard Way,” no pun intended.. on how not to do it.  In some respects, as bootstrap investor and entrepreneur, I have...

Software Guy Fixes his Own TV

CAN YOU BELIEVE A SOFTWARE BUSINESS GUY FIXED A TV (HARDWARE) FOR $10. Annoying Problems Started 3 Months Ago… My wife and I have gotten in the habit of watching the News in the evening from our Bedroom 46” LCD TV.  However, 3 months ago, we noticed that when we...

October 2015 – Catching Up Post – Welcome

Its October 2015 and I am Back.  Its been a while since I wrote any blog content.  Let me catch you up with everything going on 2015 has been an interesting year so far.  Here is the latest: TechX Foundry will be opening its first Prototyping facility in early Q1 2016...

Why Write a 2 Column Article or Post Anymore?

I don’t get it. I just opened a newsletter I was interested in reading this morning. It was in PDF form, and formated in two-columns. The articles flowed from Top to Bottom in Column1 and then to the Top of Column Two. This is a poor format for the age of...

90 Minutes with Gerhard Geschwandtner

I spent 90+ minutes last week with Gerhard Gscwandtner, Founder and Publisher of www.sellingpower.com who stopped by our offices today and brought some great wisdom with him. Not only did we share thoughts about our passion of Photography, but we had some great...

What is a Lead Swamp?

The Scary Swamp I grew up in farm country in southern Illinois where I remember seeing ugly swamps and dense forests that from a distance were smelly, dank, dark, mystical, and somewhat scary.  When you get close to the swamp though, and from a clinical perspective,...