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By J.D. Houvener
Patent Attorney and Founder

Sharks my name is joshua eslard i’m here from fort lauderdale florida and i’m the inventor of the cut buddy today i’m seeking 300 000 in exchange for 10 of my company sharks you know what cutting your own hair damon you ever cut your own hair i have cutting your own hair that’s no easy task one wrong move and it can all be over but you know what it doesn’t have to be this way because i created the solution it’s called a cut buddy here you go brother use this instead all right the cut buddy is the first multi-curve hair grooming guide tool that allows you to edge up and shape up your beard lines and your hairlines perfectly and quickly with three curves and three straight edges you can look great regardless of your head shape or your hair size who wants to cut a deal so why don’t you give us sales for 2016 and what you project for 2017 to help me get over the hump on this 3 million dollar value my sales for 2016 were seven hundred thousand dollars absurd 60 deliverers 60 000 units 60 000 units i found some affiliates on youtube that had a heavy following doing videos for hair and all of a sudden my sales went from 20 sales per day to 100 200 400 sales per day and i went viral on facebook hit 11 million views wow what do you sell it for i sell it at 14.95 what does it cost you it’s two dollars what is retail is it hair places like sally’s or is it walgreens cvs or all i met with sally’s uh i’m just waiting basically for them to offer me a po so i’m prepared to make you an offer i’ll give you the three hundred thousand dollars what i want is a dollar fifty from every unit until i’ve made back amil ski basically just over three times on my money then it goes away and just so i can keep my interest in you i want five percent of the company josh i’ll throw a sweetener in i’ll throw a sweetener in if you do this deal with me i’ll grow my hair back

oh man just you know you clear the deck i’m out i could have helped you rebillionize should we feel your eyes that’s a good one josh i think it’s a good product i don’t i don’t really understand it to be honest with you i’m out i i honestly think that this will be as common as a comb in your house in the next five years i’m not right with that but i made you an offer and you’re still talking to people that don’t seem that excited damon i see you’re quiet and is there any way that you and kevin would work together in this work with kevin why would i do that i mean he’s a beautiful i have more hair than he has you know i’ve got an offer for you i’ll offer you uh 300 000 for 20 there are to me traits to a great entrepreneur drive passion not giving up you have all of those traits to do all these different things as they said but you also have two good offers here so i’m out so josh three sharks out two offers on the table what are you gonna do damon is there any way that you’d go to 12.5 oh i like that about you but i would normally be at 33 300 000 for 20 i think is fair it gets me excited i go out there and i i do whatever you need me to do um damon i’m gonna i’m gonna ride with you oh man that offer down because um it wasn’t anything against mr wonderful really um actually i appreciate him offering me something out the gate because it allowed others to be more interesting but i didn’t i didn’t totally think he understood the demographic that i was approaching at the time uh and damon kind of understood that world a little more to the urban multicultural demographic but in hindsight when i look back at it because now i sell bald shavers and things for bald people because i’m bald now maybe mr wonderful would have worked out as well you know um but also the the um the royalty was kind of a very long hold on to my company but uh they bought both deals had pros and cons i just thought that the partner was damon because that was my idol read all his books wore fubu as a kid and that’s who i went on the show to be with that’s really that’s what i was targeted on when i got there

About the Author
J.D. Houvener is a Registered USPTO Patent Attorney who has a strong interest in helping entrepreneurs and businesses thrive. J.D. leverages his technical background in engineering and experience in the aerospace industry to provide businesses with a unique perspective on their patent needs. He works with clients who are serious about investing in their intellectual assets and provides counsel on how to capitalize their patents in the market. If you have any questions regarding this article or patents in general, consider contacting J.D. at