What's the Secret?

By Lew Brown, Founding Partner You’ve already been told by colleagues, friends, and family: starting a company is beyond difficult. Nine companies out of ten fail in their early stages. You already know this, but you still have that fire in your belly, and nothing will stop you. Right? You may have already been told…

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Written by: Anne-Marie Rouse, Senior Consultant, bluesalve partners Just over a year ago, telecommuting was a rare occupation, performed by only 3.6% of U.S. employees. Thanks to the pandemic, today’s number is at 44% and growing. Even as COVID restrictions recede, many people are now asking whether offices are even necessary anymore. Employers who believe…

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As we consider the life and passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, we can’t overstate the impact she has had on both our laws and society. While we pay our respects, we can also consider some of the wisdom of her approach and apply it toward our own efforts. RBG was nothing if not persistent.…

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Written by: Avi Rosenthal, Partner, bluesalve partners By now we’ve all heard the horror stories. Credit card and social security numbers hacked and stolen by the millions. Businesses held hostage and hospitals shut down by cyber ransom. Creepy videos fed to young children that parents thought were safe in their smart home. Sad to say,…

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Written by: Christopher Palmisano, bluesalve Partners Intellectual property (IP) can be a byproduct of successful innovation, however IP is not always easy to understand. There are various types of intellectual property rights, including patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets. These rights represent different types of protection for a company’s IP. If the different types of…

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Written by: Robert Heiblim, Partner, bluesalve partners, Chairman CTA Small Business Council Here at bluesalve partners, we all love CES. Our team has attended almost all of them. The show is always filled with an astounding number of new products, technologies and business opportunities. To help those who attended this year’s virtual show but may…

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Written by: Mary Miller For many consumers, the concept of voice control at home has become synonymous with the name Alexa. Given the immense popularity of Amazon’s voice control platform and Echo devices, along with similar smart speakers from Google, Apple, and others, many companies that could be innovating in this field mistakenly assume that…

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We  are all busy giving all sorts of information to these platforms seemingly willingly in exchange for ease of purpose, or the answer to some question. That certainly is the position of these platforms, but as we see in the press (as I alluded to in my ISC West Re-Cap) and the minds of the…

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