That’s a Wrap! What We Learned from Prosperity’s Kitchen

The process began in July 2012 with the seed of an idea. An idea that I hoped might improve engagement and completion rates in online learning environments. Nine months later, the experiment complete, the contestants shared what was best about the project for them (via a survey): I’ve begun to seriously create “real” systems, game plans and focus on gaining market share. I’ve learned tons about internet marketing and while I still have lots to learn, I also know that {Read More}

Alternative Wedding Planner, Ang Jandak Takes 1st Place in Online Reality Show

For New Hampshire entrepreneur Ang Jandak, her creativity and drive to succeed were two of several ingredients that helped her earn a spot on the Premiere Season of the groundbreaking online competition reality show “Prosperity’s Kitchen.” They were also the traits that helped her win First Place and a prize package worth nearly $10,000 after competing for 13 weeks against 14 other contestants. “I thought the stress had gotten to me and I was just hearing what I wanted to {Read More}

Week 13 Winning Projects

1st Place – Winning Score: 18.67/20 (4.33 – 5 – 5 – 4.33) The winning project [texthighlight color=”blue-vibrant” ]Feedback from the Judges[/texthighlight] From Gina: Great idea for a collaboration Ang… Your desire to support your audience and impact your industry shines loud and clear. Love it! Regarding your letter, first see my note to Jayne regarding leading with a proposal based letter. Second, I’d love to see the close of your proposal be as strong as the opening. This sentence “I {Read More}

Week 12 Winning Projects

Winning Score – Team Project: 17/20 (4.33 – 3.67 – 4.33 – 4.67) The Winning Project: Part 1 (Flow Chart and Summary) Part 2 (Sample Communication) [texthighlight color=”blue-vibrant” ]Judges’ Feedback[/texthighlight] From Tea: Love your presentation here — it’s very eye-catching and easy to understand/follow. Your webdesign questionnaire is also great and could even be used as a lead generator. Couple of questions for you to consider: 1) How will you remember to reach out every month to past clients? Such a {Read More}

Week 13: Write a Pitch Letter to a Potential JV Partner

Choose one of the potential partners that you identified in weeks 1 or 3 and write a pitch letter to that person/organization outlining your idea for a joint venture. Be sure to include: What’s in it for them Why you’re a good match How the partnership could work Next steps (call to action) Post the link to your project to this page no later than 9:30 a.m., PST, Monday (April 22, 2013).* Additional Suggested Reading  

5 Crucial Budgeting Tips for Every Solo Entrepreneur

Vintage Cash Register Image ©mikdam Marketing your small business without using a budget is just asking for trouble. And now that our contestants have thoroughly explored their goals, strategies and tactics for the coming year, it’s time to knuckle down and make sure it’s all going to work by crunching the numbers. Luckily, our presenting sponsor Big Stock recently published a helpful post on the topic of budgeting. Here are the five tips from that article: 1. Put Yourself on {Read More}

Week 11 Winning Projects

Winning Score – Team Project: 18/20 (4.33 – 4 – 5 – 4.67) The Winning Project: [texthighlight color=”blue-vibrant” ]Notes from the Judges[/texthighlight] From Tea: This was a great video to watch and will probably be shared more than average, too. Fabulous work. In terms of your video title, I’d recommend something a little more specific/searchable than “symposium” (e.g. Engagement Rings: Why Do They Matter). Also – technically, you were on camera, but it wasn’t clear that you were representing Low Brow {Read More}

Week 12: Document Your System for Welcoming a New Client

Using everything you’ve learned to date, document your system for welcoming a new client into the fold (and beyond). Be sure to: Include a flow chart showing how each step meets the next one Provide a one-page summary of details like timing, tools and parties involved (like your autoresponder series) One sample communication Post the link to your project to this page no later than 9:30 a.m., PST, Monday (April 15, 2013).* Additional Suggested Reading  

Week 10 Winning Projects

Winning Score – Team Project: 17.83/20 (5 – 4 – 4.5 – 4.33) See the Winning Project [texthighlight color=”blue-vibrant” ]Notes from Judges[/texthighlight] From Lori:  “First of all I LOVED how you created your persona at Pinterest – very cool. I might use that myself – love it. However, I would encourage you to take that full picture and get it down to a snap shot – what specifically are you going to tap into of this amazing mother? For example you {Read More}

How to Find the Perfect Image

Finding the perfect image can be as easy as 1-2-3. And since most of our remaining missions here at Prosperity’s Kitchen focus on content, we thought it might be helpful to share some tips from our Presenting Sponsor, Big Stock. The following tips originally appeared on the Big Stock blog. Keep the steps below in mind to make your search even more effective. 1. Enter Basic Keywords Let’s say you want to find an image of a dog. But not {Read More}