Patents Versus Trade Secrets

At Gravit-e Technologies we deal with a lot of startups with concerns around intellectual property. We often get asked if the company should obtain a patent before proceeding to release a Software-as-a-Service application or other technology. We also see a lot of startups whose ideas don’t necessarily meet the criteria for a patent or who think […]

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Non-Dilutive Funding Options

What is dilutive funding versus non-dilutive funding? Dilutive funding is any capital that requires you to give up equity in your company. Venture Capital and angel investors are common forms of dilutive funding. Conversely, non-dilutive funding is capital that doesn’t take equity in exchange, such as a loan or grant. For an early stage startup that is […]

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Automation For Every Business, Large and Small

Automation benefits businesses both large and small, from mammoth enterprises to fledgling startups. However, automation doesn’t necessarily look the same at every stage and there is a lot of debate as to when you should introduce automation to your business. Automation is not necessarily a one time thing, it is a process in itself. Automation […]

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Creating Repeatable Processes As Precursors To Automation

‘If you want a successful and scalable business it’s got to be a repeatable process-‘ Frank Bria There may be many processes within your business that could be effectively automated and handed off all or in part to software systems. However, if you haven’t refined the processes themselves and made them redundant then automating them […]

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Email-Automation

Streamline Your Email Processes To Maximize Productivity

Email is something that almost every employee, business owner, and freelancer will encounter throughout their workday. In our increasingly connected world there is a lot of pressure to respond to communications as quickly as possible and indeed there is an expectation that people will get back to us ASAP. However, research has shown time and […]

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Minimum Viable Product. What does it really mean?

The term ‘Minimum Viable Product’ or ‘MVP’ is becoming more and more familiar in the business world and less and less understood. A minimum viable product is not merely the cheapest version of your product to develop, nor is it the smallest number of features. Indeed, an MVP may not even need to be a first version of the software you intend to develop.

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Happy Holidays From The Gravit-e Team

  We wrapped up 2015 last night with our annual staff christmas dinner. It's a rare occasion that we get so many members of the Gravit-e team in one place as a lot of our staff members telecommute. However, when we do get together in one place it is always a good time. 2015 marked […]

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