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[5 Sep 2013 | 2 Comments | ]
Do you really need a partner?

I have had many partners over the past 19 years, some good and some horrendous. I have been speaking on many investor tele-summits this past summer and wanted to recap a few main points for you in case you missed out……and hopefully I can help you avoid all the yucky stuff.

 

So many entrepreneurs assume that business will be easier if there is a partner to share the “burden” with. What they fail to look at, is the reasons they are hoping someone will be there for them. All things considered, it sounds fun …

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[4 Jan 2013 | 6 Comments | ]
The top 5 business mistakes and how to surpass them

When I first started out with my handbag company I was in the dark about everything. I had never taken a business course of any kind, and was really relying on my own savvy to get through it all…….not knowing (or even being aware) of what big mistakes I was making every day.   All this cost me so much money…meaning that I didn’t understand costing, margins, or budgets (even though I managed million dollar movie budgets, but somehow when it was my own money I just put on blinders). It was so …

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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
 
 
 
Erika,
 
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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