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      10-20-2021, 02:00 PM   #23
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I've been wondering how the heck there are no NorCal / bay area meetups on the calendar here. I'm generally down for beers / cocktails / wine anywhere from like Burlingame to Morgan Hill to Walnut Creek (though I generally stay out of SF / Oaklamd). And if you play golf you should definitely come out!
Brah I just organized a drive last weekend. There was a meetup event next to SJC the same day. Will ping you next time.
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      10-24-2021, 05:38 AM   #24
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That $1K was just for the search? Or filing too? Seems really low if itís filing too.
Just a search. The patent I got was over 10K and that was many years ago.
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I bailed on buying out my old employer.
One man band consulting firm with 4 seasoned employees and 5 interns or "green" individuals.

Went back and forth on price. Saw all the company financials and document flow.
Secured approval for a small business loan with plans to throw in some of my 401 k to dampen the blow.
Boss weaved in and out of what the deal was supposed to be.
First, I was getting 51% and he'd hang around a few years till I got the swing of things.
Then went to saying 100% with him staying 5 years.
He explained that me owning the company would have made the business 3 great things:

1. A minority owned business. (My response: what the fuck does that mean? I get a hand out because I'm a black business owner? My business is inferior and can't survive in the white world without this tag or something? I'm a normal business just like everyone else.)

2. A female owned business. (Same response above, just replace black with female and white with male. What the fuck is wrong with this country?)

3. A veteran owned business. (Ok, I can see this being a benefit I guess. Mainly because its for serving the country and not for my gender and ethnicity- something I had no control over at birth, you know?
How did we become so fucked up?

He was adamant that all this would make it rain money so I was in.

Long story short… he strung me along kept changing the deal.. I just quit and went to a competitor and will soon buy in and become one of the principles.
The end.
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