Thank You, from a Veteran and Entrepreneur
We’re Still Celebrating 6 Years of Independence!
We had a great July 4th at my house and here in Austin, Texas. It’s a great time of year for me as I also celebrated six years as a business owner and liberation from a company job!
Pearson Strategy Group was founded on July 7, 2011, and I remain a proud entrepreneur.
Of course we enjoyed the hot dogs and firecrackers, but we also took time to reflect on the freedoms that we celebrate in the U.S.
As a veteran, it has been a while since I taught nuclear plant operations and maintenance to young Naval enlistees. It’s been even longer since I served as an engineer on a nuclear sub. But, those years in the Navy have led to a deep appreciation of the hard work and dedication of other vets and those now serving in the military. I join everyone at the Pearson Strategy Group in thanking these men and women for their service and contributions toward the freedoms that define our nation.
If you are a veteran or active military, please let me know soon how I can help your business. We’ve set up a limited discount to salute those entrepreneurs, inventors and business owners from any branch of the military with our first ever promotion: Read more here for details.
– Steve Pearson
Happy Birthday to the U.S.A. and to the Pearson Strategy Group!
Team Approach will Benefit Foodies
You heard it here first. Steve and two Alliance Partners are working on a new service package designed to benefit clients in the growing food industry. Branding strategist Tuck Kamin and futurist Anne Boysen are brainstorming with Steve to design powerful resources to inform businesses throughout the food spectrum, from agricultural, processing and distribution to grocery, restaurants and other direct-to-customer providers.
As individuals, they all have experience in these areas. As a group, they will bring perspective and information in a creative combination not usually available to businesses seeking a foothold (or expanding) in these industries. The group has been discussing opportunities and even took a field trip to the new Whole Foods 365 in Cedar Park, Texas, to see one industry giant’s newest innovation – a price sensitive grocery – in action. We can’t report on their findings, but the snacks were delicious!
Stay tuned for more on their ideas and how your business or connections could benefit.
‘Daring to Do Your Own Patent Search’ Getting Buzz
This might be the right talk for your company or organization. PSG Founder Steve Pearson is getting a lot of attention for his talk: “Daring to Do Your Own Patent Searches,” which he shared recently with the Austin Hardware Startup Group at the Capital Factory. Conducting patent research on your own is no replacement for a professional search, but Steve explains some methodologies that many inventors may want to try. Contact Steve to get on his calendar.
Have you checked out Steve’s new video?
Visit the redesigned PSG website for Steve’s message about the innovation cycle and competitive intelligence.
From the PSG Blogosphere
Are You Headed To Patent Prison?
If you think there is a patent in your future, there is valuable information in my blog outlining tips for avoiding legal tangles and unnecessary expenses. Utility patents usually start in the $10,000 range for the smallest entities, and taking a few steps to learn more about your competition, other possible protections and researching prior art in your field can be a lifesaver for your business.
How Much Information is Enough for Your Style?
What is the right amount of information and analysis for making business decisions? From a personal style standpoint, I propose most of us fall somewhere in-between the “lunger” who surges forward at the inception of an idea and the “safety netter” who wants months or years of research before executing a major decision. Read more here about the pros and cons of each.
Do you have other questions about patents and prior art research? Contact me here and I’ll try to answer in a future blog.
Alliance Partners are in Demand
Those attending the Central Texas Manufacturing Trade Show, Sept. 28-29, in Austin, can catch PSG Founder Steve Pearson and his recommended service provider Andrew Eisenberg at the Michael Best law firm booth. Stop by to meet Steve and Andrew.
Earlier this summer, Steve spoke about patent research at the Austin Small Biz Success Meetup. His talk : How a Bird’s Eye View Can Keep Your Business from Laying an Egg.”
Program ideas? Steve is on the Organizing Committee for the IEEE Green Tech – Smart City national conference on April 4-6, 2018, in Austin. The group is currently seeking speakers, so please contact Steve with your ideas.
Creative marketing consultant Tuck Kamin has been has been promoting his book “Design Your Age” across the country, including an appearance on “Live on Lakeside” in Cleveland, right. He also spoke on “unlocking a new outlook on aging” at the Longhorn Village in Austin.
Also, Tuck has launched the “Design Your Age” podcast. Episode 1 takes the listener to the heart of the new frontiers on aging in realms of science, design, creativity and better health.
– The first drug tested with FDA to retard diseases of aging.
– Winning the wars on Alzheimer’s, dementia, cancer and diabetes.
– The personal actions age scientists take to avoid bad aging.
CPA and Certified Valuation Analyst Scott Abels is working with a new environmental startup. Along with Steve’s connections, he helped the new PSG client find crucial bridge funding and onto the path to long-term capital funding.
Scott also helped a mid-sized construction business avoid substantial inheritance tax with guidance and valuation for a transfer to pass ownership from one generation to the next. Valuations like the one Scott provided must be very well thought out and documented in order to stand up to IRS challenge.
Futurist and trend scout Anne Boysen spoke about the Future of Food to 300 sales and marketing professionals at Grupo Nutresa’s second marketing conference in Medellin, Colombia. One of Latin America’s main distributors of food, the group serves 65 countries with 70 different brands. Boysen explored our youngest generation, Centennials – or Generation Z, with respect to Latin American culture and the disruption of the food industry.
If you are in interested in having Steve or another partner speak at your gathering, please let us know.
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