I just got back from Charlotte, NC for my second Shark Tank audition. I recounted my experience from my first one last year in Raleigh, NC here. I learned a bit and felt much better about my pitch and how it went over. More details below… You can find when they are doing auditions (they […]Read more "Shark Tank Audition, Take 2"
Joining a community service organization can be a great way to sharpen and build new business skills. Should you join one just to add some items to your resume? Probably not, but I bet you if take the time to engage in service projects that help out your community, you’ll get something in return too. […]Read more "Build your business skills and serve your community"
My name is Chris Nichols and I’m the inventor of the Card Caddy. When my step-son was around 5 years old, he was obsessed with Uno. I grew up playing card games of all sorts with my grandmother and wanted to foster that same love of cards with him. We carried around a couple of decks […]Read more "Meet the Card Caddy Daddy!"
I was on my way home from a business meeting the other day and had the chance to drive through the neighborhood where I grew up through elementary school. While driving on the roads I had only biked or walked in the past, I had a vivid and unexpected flashback about G.I. Joes, property development and how […]Read more "G.I. Joes, Property Development and the Mother of Invention"
Tomorrow, I’ll have a booth set up at a local event, the Mountain Maker Fest, where I’ll show some of the steps in how I turned an idea into a product that (hopefully) you can buy in stores everywhere. So, for those of you who won’t happen to be in Accident, MD (yes, that’s really […]Read more "From idea to product"
GenCon 2016 has come and gone. We had an exhibitor booth there and had a really great show. Here are some random notes, mainly from the perspective of an exhibitor, but may be helpful for general attendees, too. GenCon is the busiest show we’ve done so far. Looking back on our sales records, the longest […]Read more "GenCon wrapup"
We’ve all seen or heard of Shark Tank, and if you’ve got a business, you may have checked out how to get on the show. Well, on May 13, I took the first step and tried out for the show. I’ll break down my audition process here. I’ve been on the fence about whether I would […]Read more "Auditioning for Shark Tank"