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[5 Jun 2012 | 4 Comments | ]
Secrets From The Tank

Ok, so like me, you are probably totally obsessed with Shark Tank, wonder what it takes to get on, how it feels to be on, and what the outcome might bring………investor or none. Perhaps (again like myself) each week is like a full on swooping roller coaster of emotions. I am literally on the edge of my seat, and often find myself yelling at the contestants to say this or that, or cringing when they give the wrong info……..or feeling sorry for them when it's clear they tried really hard …

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[1 Dec 2011 | No Comment | ]
How to avoid legal boo boo’s

In case you haven't noticed yet, I am all about helping you avoid the legal boo boo's that I made (and there were TONS) while starting and running my first business…….OY were there tons.  I made every mistake under the sun when it came to legal docs, working with investors, and protecting my own personal interests and not only those of the company. There is no reason for you to repeat any of the mistakes I made!  I asked my friend Linda Wang to chat with me about ways you …

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[29 Nov 2011 | 4 Comments | ]
Pushy PR?

Dear Sarah,
If you've had a placement in a magazine, how long should you wait until you approach the magazine again?  Should you continue to pitch them as long as you have noteworthy news or product updates?
Thanks in advance,
Erika Deady-Wohlers    Tutu Pour Mon Deux
I say the squeaky wheel gets the grease. I’d never stop contacting the media if you have new products or some fabulous news about your company.   But, that said, fabulous news can vary so it also depends on which media outlets you are contacting with certain news items. If …

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[19 Jul 2011 | One Comment | ]
What is your exit strategy?

When I met Nellie Akalp, we realized quickly that we had so many things in common; being entreprenettes, being moms, having twins, general business philosophies, and that we both wanted to enjoy our lives with our families as much as we wanted to enjoy being our own boss!
Having experienced what it's like to work with investors while experiencing the pros and cons of those relationships, and watching from the side as they tried to find a buyer for my then troubled handbag line, I wanted to hear Nellie's story of …

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[18 Nov 2010 | 3 Comments | ]
Inventors Resources

I remember when I decided to patent my Handbag Hanger back in 2003.  I did as much research as I could on my own via the internet – searching google and scouring every organizing store on the planet to see if they had something similar. Once I was fairly certain I had a unique product, I called an attorney to start the process.  It was pretty easy going from there for me back then as not as many patents were being filed.  I did however choose a Design patent over …

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