Michael Fruhling

Michael Fruhling

Thursday, 31 March 2011 19:33

Creating New Business Opportunities

Helping Clients To Create New Business Opportunities By Solving Their Technology Challenges.

Since 2005, BFS Innovations has provided Fortune 500 clients an array of custom technology solution options to address thorny product development challenges.

Friday, 31 March 2017 19:45

What's An Introduction Worth?


Brokers, connectors, matchmakers, headhunters, scouts and other intermediaries can help bring about desired connections. So, what's an introduction worth?

Relationships are integral to how business gets done. In recent years, social media (LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter) has helped enable connections...either directly, or though a shared contact.

It is often said that failure can promote valuable learning. Unfortunately, professionals are rarely given the opportunity to fail repeatedly. So, what does this teach us?

Understanding customer rationale is a necessary precursor to addressing their objections.

I have years of marketing and new product development experience with large corporations and small companies, both as a corporate executive and an entrepreneur.

Lessons in Tech Scouting From an Easter Egg Hunt

Most companies systematically scout external technologies as an integral element in their innovation strategy. How effective is yours' at it?

Monday, 18 April 2011 06:30

Does Your Company Reject Good Ideas?

Does Your Company Reject Good Ideas?Companies can be highly conservative in their adoption of new opportunities. Are they discerning or...possibly overly cautious?

Monday, 25 April 2011 06:30

You're Gonna Be a Star!

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Kid, You're Gonna Be a Star!

My company represents numerous technologies and products. Some are emerging as "breakout" stars.

I've discussed numerous times in this newsletter that it can be enormously challenging to establish matches between technology providers and corporate customers. Many more times than not, and for a variety of reasons, enthuisastic new business development efforts do not produce desired results. Other times, I am able to help make some very good things happen (I just can't talk publicly about most of them!).

Positive progress can result from being the "right one at the right time" with the right prospect, based on an understanding of their needs. It can occur from making a persuasive case for an appealing new opportunity. Among my most recent technology clients, two are in the process of achieving "breakout" status. The "transforming" wipe technology (described in prior newsletters) is now entering a development agreement with a global consumer products company. Also, several customers of my client's patented compresssion "green" packing process have requested proposals for a technology license and to purchase presses. Very encouraging and very exciting!

A third technology is an outstanding, topical anti-cellulite treatment whose performance has been dramatically demonstrated in a 3rd party extended use consumer study. I will showcase this technology in next week's newsletter. I have no doubt that we will be fielding multiple "suitors" once its identity is revealed. This statement is a bit of a tease...but it is not at all intended as hype. It is the real deal, and promises to be among the easiest "sells" I've ever undertaken. A most welcome development.


Monday, 02 May 2011 06:30

Cellulite Burning Breakthrough!

Cellulite Burning BreakthroughElixia Contour Creme Achieves 40% Reduction in the Appearance of Cellulite in Just 21 Days...Technology Available for License/Supply
If you or someone you know has cellulite, you're not alone. It is estimated to effect up to 90% of the adult population.

Tuesday, 10 May 2011 06:30

Putting "Pelts" Up on The Board

Putting "Pelts" Up on the Board

Stay Focused on Success Factors

A bunch of years ago, while working in new product development marketing for a consumer products company, my colleague Allen McCormick neatly described for me how he viewed success in his role. "Putting pelts up on the board."

R&D routinely acts as the gatekeeper for external innovation submissions. They are well-positioned to judge whether an inbound submission is consistent with need, and also how it compares with other technical candidates and benchmarks.

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