All Blog Posts Tagged 'The' (145)

How About A Giveaway To Celebrate Summer??

Woman at beautiful beach holding sunglasses

Ahhh...wish this was me right now but in a couple of days it will be!



How about a giveaway to celebrate the long-awaited arrival of SUMMER???  For the chance to win a $50 Amazon gift card, …

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Added by Kristen Luciani on May 22, 2015 at 11:47am — 2 Comments

Why Do Startups Fail?

A multitude of potential pitfalls can negatively impact entrepreneurs as they eagerly try to build their fledgling companies…and basically crush their spirit if allowed. In my experiences, there are four reasons that stand out the most:

  • Lack of Research – Research is imperative. It provides insight about what your competitors are doing so can stay several steps ahead and create innovative ways to develop and market your offering. It also provides you with…
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Added by Kristen Luciani on May 20, 2015 at 8:49pm — No Comments

Think Big...Then Act

Bill Rancic has certainly come a long way from his win on The Apprentice. He was just featured on The Rhode Show to talk about a new campaign he is running with Intuit Quick Books to celebrate the success of small businesses in America, which have accounted for two-third of new jobs created in the United States in the past decade. They’d run a similar campaign a few years back and it was so wildly successful, they’re going to…

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Added by Kristen Luciani on May 18, 2015 at 9:10pm — No Comments

Drawing Inspiration From The Silver Screen?

I read an interesting article in Forbes today titled Four Movies Every Entrepreneur Needs To Watch.

Cool picks, couple of my faves made the cut. Definitely check them out. Chris Myers has some interesting perspectives to share and I have a few of my own selections to add to the list.…

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Added by Kristen Luciani on April 27, 2015 at 7:58pm — No Comments

Put A Little Sex In The Headline

Okay, it may not always work as planned, depending on your audience. But I can tell you it will make your headline click-worthy. It doesn't have to be graphic either, by the way. Just suggestive. =)

PR is EXPENSIVE so anything you can do on your own to generate buzz will reduce your burn rate. You can pitch editors yourself but if you don't have a hook, they don't have a story. The surest way to get a response is to give them the whole setup. If you can't hook an editor, you won't…

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Added by Kristen Luciani on April 6, 2015 at 7:57pm — No Comments

Spreading The Seed

I love spinning tales of romance in the Silicon Valley setting. I'm told I seriously over-glamorize the lifestyles of my heroes and heroines but whatever. I write FICTION so isn't that kind of a requirement? I mean, I have to keep things interesting. right? <wink, wink="">

As an entrepreneur, I am fascinated with goings-on in the Valley. There's such an aura over Sand Hill Road; it's just bubbling over with innovation, creativity and energy. Being part of that atmosphere,…

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Added by Kristen Luciani on March 27, 2015 at 9:57am — No Comments

Want A Chance To Win A $50 Amazon Gift Card???

Marketing. It's a word that simultaneously excites me and makes me cringe. Platforms are constantly changing, making it difficult to reach a target market (ahem, Facebook), prospective customers are tuning out more and more because there is a constant glut of information being thrown at them, key performance metrics that trended positive six months ago may not mean much now because marketing channels are flooded with content and becoming largely ineffective.

So the question is...with…

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Added by Kristen Luciani on March 25, 2015 at 3:37pm — No Comments

Innovation & The Chopped Challenge

Definitions for one thousand, Alex.

"To introduce something new, make changes in anything established."

What is...INNOVATE!!!

If you're a Food Network fanatic like me, you know there is one show all innovators have to appreciate, regardless of your perceived prowess in the kitchen...CHOPPED hosted by Ted Allen.

Taking a basket of sometimes intimidating, many times…

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Added by Kristen Luciani on March 23, 2015 at 1:17pm — No Comments

Time To Bust Outta That Box!!!

You're a startup entrepreneur. By nature, that makes you an idea generator. It also probably means you're operating on a shoestring budget.

So you have to wear multiple hats - innovator, marketer, developer, designer - and figure out how to get your offerings to market in an expedient and cost-efficient way. Not an easy task...but you've got the tools in your arsenal. =)

For those of you without huge marketing and advertising budgets, it's frustrating to get your voice heard. I…

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Added by Kristen Luciani on March 20, 2015 at 2:08pm — No Comments

Genius, Billionaire, Playboy, Philanthropist - Who Am I???

Here's just one more reason why Robert Downy Jr. stands strong at the top of my "list." <3

Microsoft's social media campaign, The Collective Project, celebrates students using technology to change the world. How better than to give young children use of their limbs back using 3D print technology? That's exactly what Limitless Technology does. The volunteer group started by a University of Central Florida engineering PhD student recently constructed a special "Iron Man" arm for a…

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Added by Kristen Luciani on March 13, 2015 at 7:56pm — No Comments

Congrats On A Great Year! Here's A TESLA!

If you want to increase employee morale, you better dig deep because money doesn't only talk, it SCREAMS.

Let's face it. People perform their daily jobs because of what you pay them in salary. It's why they work 9-5 but it may not light a fire under them to work 5-9. 

Now imagine what they would do if you augmented that salary and rewarded them for their involvement and contribution to the company's successes...say at bonus time??

A startup translated as…

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Added by Kristen Luciani on February 23, 2015 at 12:43pm — No Comments

Giveaway Time! $50 Amazon Gift Card & Swag!!!

It's giveaway time!!!! How would you like a chance to win a $50 Amazon gift card and your choice of one of my fab SWAG items????

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Soooo easy to enter...just like my Facebook fan page, follow the Twitter accounts listed, and/or tweet a message about Unlikely Venture!

It's already pre-populated so you don't even have to make one up!!!!  =)…

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Added by Kristen Luciani on February 19, 2015 at 7:00am — No Comments

Re-Thinking Kids Chores

Chores have to be done in every household. Usually the parents do them until the kids are old enough to start helping out, and then the “fun” begins. Here are some tips on how to re-think getting your kids to do chores.

Make your family a team. Kids want to be…

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Added by Tracee Ali on February 11, 2015 at 2:57pm — No Comments

Want To Digitize Your Closet? There's An App For That!

I am a self-proclaimed fashionista.

Clothes-horse, shoe-whore, handbag junkie...you name it, I'm all over it.

But sometimes having all the components makes assembling the perfect outfit even more difficult. Like, where the heck do you find time to sift through everything and put it all together so it looks effortlessly perfect????

Ahhh, luckily for me, there's an app for that. =)

ClosetSpace is a new application from fashion analytics company Stylitics that wants…

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Added by Kristen Luciani on January 27, 2015 at 2:41pm — No Comments

I AM...The Idea Mama

You know the moment when inspiration strikes. The whole EUREKA experience...it's incredible, isn't it?

And do you know what's even better?…

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Added by Kristen Luciani on December 1, 2014 at 9:28pm — No Comments

Think I Found My Solemate

I love wearing ridiculously high heels.  You know, the kind that make you cringe in anguish with each step taken after a short while of wear.  Regrettably, as I age, my threshold because shorter and shorter. 

The pain is never a deterrent for me.  Nope, I suffer willingly. I ignore the toe-crushing sensations and the scorching agony that begins in the balls of my feet and shoots up my calves. I suck it up. At barely 5'3, I NEED the shoes. They give me a commanding presence.…

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Added by Kristen Luciani on November 19, 2014 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Tips For The Parents Of Preschoolers

Every parent wonders about how to make their toddler just a tad better than the rest. Even there are times when your child behaves badly at home but nicely outside. Moms.com has the answer to this. What your child does is that they test their limits with you. This is because your baby loves you and knows that you love them back equally. But don’t let all this love flowing in the middle stop you from getting the best out of your child. Here are a few…

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Added by Julia Gomes on September 19, 2014 at 3:00am — 1 Comment

The First Day of School: Cheers or Tears?

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Added by Ellie Hirsch on August 21, 2014 at 1:44pm — No Comments

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