Posts tagged shark tank

What I learned from Shark Tank

   April 15, 2014 9:59 am    0

If you need an idea on how to make a presentation, you can learn it all in an episode of Shark Tank.  Big tip: Know your numbers and your competition. And know the questions — it’s always the same. In essence, be prepared — tell the kids. In a Forbes interview, one of the best…

 

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Stuff they never had when my kids were babies

   February 11, 2013 5:41 am    0

Ava the elephant  is genius — plain and simple. The brainchild of Tiffany Krumins is a talking medicine dispenser, and she got some help from my favorite show, Shark Tank. Barbara Corcoran gave her a $50,000 investment, and Krumins went on to develop thermometer stickers. I think of the things I did to get my kids to…

 

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Fashion Friday — Cozy Bug dresses cute as a bug …

   October 19, 2012 7:39 am    1

Shark Tank, on ABC-TV, gets my interest every week — in between high school football games! And when fashionistas get the sharks to bite, you gotta love it. A mom, Aly Lessor, launched Cozy Bug a children’s clothing line inspired by her adorable daughter and some Southern idealism. She developed pillowcase dresses that grow with kids,…

 

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Bed bugs be gone — thanks to Shark Tank

   October 16, 2012 7:51 am    0

Who doesn’t worry about bed bugs when they travel?  The idea creeps me out every time I pack a bag. ABC-TV Shark Tank set a record in its first episode this fall when all five sharks dove in  to invest in BuggyBeds, a bed bug detection system that entrepreneurs Maria Curcio and Veronica Perlongo’s  invented. The…

 

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Cavities in preschoolers making news

   March 10, 2012 10:33 am    1

According to reports on the Today Show, Huffington Post and the New York Times, cavities are up in kids ages 2 to 5 — something we haven’t seen in 40 years. I think only one of my kids has any fillings, but we had some trouble with cavities when he was a tot. This unsavory…

 

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Teenage girl gets ‘Shark Tank’ investors

   February 18, 2012 12:01 am    2

On the Feb. 17 episode of Shark Tank, Maddie Bradshaw, of Dallas, told the story of how she turned bottle caps into magnets,and then founded a necklace business, and wrote a book. Maddie was 10 when she started. Now at 16, with the support of her mom and younger sister,  Margot, 12, the family has a…

 

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Puppy cakes didn’t make sharks bite

   February 12, 2012 5:41 am    0

On the most recent episode of Shark Tank, an entrepreneur was shopping for investors for her Puppy Cakes, a cake mix formulated specifically for dogs. No one bit on it, but my husband and I thought it was extremely clever. And at $6.99 for a peanut butter, carob or banana cake mix. Who wouldn’t bite…

 

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Why I’ll bite on Shark Tank

   January 17, 2012 5:36 am    5

If you own a small business, you must tune into Shark Tank on Friday night. Even if you don’t. It’s smart, snarky and teaches me something every time I watch. The Sharks are a group of billionaires. They decide if entrepreneurs have a business plan worth their investments. The fun part is when the Sharks…

 

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