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Entrepreneurship Overview 2: Copyrights, Trademarks, Servicemarks, and Patents

Posted by on Jul 16, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

The scenario Patricia had just landed the largest account of her life with a multi-billion dollar corporation. She’d been waiting for this a long time. She “repped” (or, represented) the lines of several manufacturers and sold them to companies who might want to use them at events and conventions. Right as she was getting ready to process the order, she got a call from the client. Client: “We can’t process one of the five products.” Patricia: “What happened? Is something wrong?” Client: “We just got a letter from someone saying they have a...

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Life is a serious thing to take Lightly

Posted by on Jul 6, 2015 in CEO for a Semester | 0 comments

Are you wound up like one of those toys you get from a Happy Meal at McDonald’s? I kinda am, and by kinda I mean always. I’m a passionate person and care about so much, that I find it hard to take anything lightly, which is a little bit of an issue sometimes. Wanting everything to be perfect is another one of my flaws, and aiming for progress is a lesson I’ve been slowly learning. But amidst all of that, I can’t help but take things seriously and think about how precious life and my opportunities are. Kathy often says to me “Pri, don’t...

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Don’t stick to the Status Quo

Posted by on Jul 6, 2015 in CEO for a Semester | 0 comments

My mom used to always say to me, “you’re the master here, you have all the buttons that you know you need to press inside your head to move everything along.” I used to not believe her, but mostly I think that I was afraid of having all that power, especially when I hadn’t been in touch with it for so long. So I would like to explore a theme here that many and my friends and I have been discussing over the last few months: “Are you afraid of your ability to succeed and be your own boss?” My answer to that question is a resounding, yes. But my...

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Putting your Best Foot Forward

Posted by on Jul 6, 2015 in CEO for a Semester | 0 comments

“Trust your Dopeness” is a quote I’ve been seeing around lately. The word dope has been circulating in my house for years now, with my older brothers using it to describe something that’s “awesome, cool, edgy, and creative” usually an album of music that they love. But to me, that phrase means, trust in your ability to be amazing, cool, edgy, and creative – a lot of the qualities that my mentor Kathy Korman Frey embodies, and that I’d like to see become more evident in myself. Some days during work I find myself feeling anxious about my...

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I’m goin’ goin’ back back to Jersey Jersey

Posted by on Jul 6, 2015 in CEO for a Semester | 0 comments

As I transition back into my old digs in New Jersey, I’m overwhelmed and excited by all that we have to complete before the end of the summer here at the Hot Mommas Project. I know that I’m going to have to be focused and disciplined in order to allow for a consistent effort in making our re-launch a success. One of my biggest strengths is producing high-quality work but one of my weaknesses is time management. Getting myself up early enough to make sure I can complete all of the day’s tasks is a bit of a struggle as I find myself turning...

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Boot Camp: Hot Mommas Style

Posted by on Jul 6, 2015 in CEO for a Semester | 0 comments

After school ended, I jetted over to Kathy’s house, or she fondly calls it “The Farm” in Virginia where I stayed in her guest house and voluntarily completed a crash course in everything related to Hot Mommas Project, which involuntarily included a four-mile walk every single day around Kathy’s neighborhood (thank God I brought sneakers). After a stint with the flu, Kathy’s dental operation, and switching into work mode I started to develop a vision of where the Hot Mommas Project should move over the next years. With Kathy’s blessing and...

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Intro

Posted by on Jul 6, 2015 in CEO for a Semester | 0 comments

Allow myself, to introduce, myself.   Hey everyone! My name is Priyanka Pardasani, I’m a Senior at the George Washington University majoring in Marketing, and I was lucky enough to take Kathy Korman Frey’s ‘Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership’ class this past Spring for a few months. I knew that it was going to be a challenging experience (especially as an elective) but I thought I would go after it and make the most of the opportunity to learn and grow as much as possible. When I first walked into class, I was intimidated by the...

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Intro

Posted by on Jul 6, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Hey everyone! My name is Priyanka Pardasani, I’m a Senior at the George Washington University majoring in Marketing, and I was lucky enough to take Kathy Korman Frey’s ‘Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership’ class this past Spring for a few months. I knew that it was going to be a challenging experience (especially as an elective) but I thought I would go after it and make the most of the opportunity to learn and grow as much as possible. When I first walked into class, I was intimidated by the knowledge both Kathy and our assistant professor...

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Intro

Posted by on Jul 6, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Allow myself, to introduce, myself. Hey everyone! My name is Priyanka Pardasani, I’m a Senior at the George Washington University majoring in Marketing, and I was lucky enough to take Kathy Korman Frey’s ‘Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership’ class this past Spring for a few months. I knew that it was going to be a challenging experience (especially as an elective) but I thought I would go after it and make the most of the opportunity to learn and grow as much as possible. When I first walked into class, I was intimidated by the knowledge both...

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Founder plans to list #1 Mom Award in LinkedIn ‘Awards Section’

Posted by on Jun 24, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

“I worked hard for that key chain,” said Kathy Korman Frey, founder of the Hot Mommas Project. “I plan on listing it in my LinkedIn awards section.” Frey seemed unphased by the allegations that the #1 Mom Keychain was not a “real” award and that thousands, possibly millions of moms have won the same “award.” “We haven’t even gotten into the #1 Mom mug crowd” commented Hot Mommas Project Executive Director Pri Pardasani. “They’ve have had their coffee, are very...

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