Roadblocks Come in Many Forms

Challenges Ahead
10/30/2012 Adrienne N. Hester
Last week I wrote a post about ABC's Shark Tank and Pro NRG owner Tania Patruno called 'Know Your Message' and the valuable advice she received from Barbara Cochran about an effective product message. The other day I received a negative comment about my post pertaining to three verb tense errors which have since been revised.

Getting Past Excuses

No Excuses
10/26/2012 Adrienne N. Hester
Excuses are nothing more than distractions keeping you from being successful. Whether from a co-worker on a team or yourself, they are unacceptable.

Know Your Message

10/22/2012 Adrienne N. Hester
On ABC's Shark Tank, Tania Patruno owner of Pro NRG, a water based energy, vitamin and protein enhanced fitness drink was seeking a $1.7 million investment from one of the highly successful "Sharks" – real estate tycoon Barbara Corcoran, founder of FUBU clothing Daymond John, venture capitalist Kevin O'Leary, technology magnate Robert Herjavec, and business mogul Marc Cuban. She did walk away with a financier in Daymond John for $250,000 at 30 percent ownership contingent on him taking control and making a deal with another product in which he is an investor.