Holly O'Driscoll

A Journalist's Perspecitve on Reno – Lifestyle, Business, Family

Category Archives: Marketing

Three Types of Entrepreneurs — Which Are You?

Most of the entrepreneurs I am advising at the moment fall into three distinct buckets: The Go Getter The Pragmatic Inventor The Controller The Go-Getter recognizes excellence. Their passion drives their … Continue reading

April 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Facts Behind the Hotels.com Rant

OK … I recently posted about an absolutely horrible experience with Hotels.com. Here’s the back story. In booking an upcoming trip, I searched various websites for accommodations. I made tentative … Continue reading

April 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

NBC’s Redesign — The Ruin of a Trusted Online News Site

Does anyone else out there hate the redesigned NBC News website? It looks like a Pinterest page … all big photos, no information. I am a self-proclaimed news junkie, veteran journalist … Continue reading

February 25, 2014 · 7 Comments

Creating new jobs, better jobs, in Reno.

NCET – I’ve already benefited from becoming a member of NCET (the Nevada Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology) Wednesday night NCET hosted a “get to know a local business” at … Continue reading

February 14, 2014 · Leave a comment

Share the Wealth of Customer Endorsements

When customers tell your story – by sharing how what you do helped their business – everyone wins. The customer wins – You’ve validated their importance to your business by … Continue reading

October 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

VizKinect’s eye-tracking system changes advertizing game

Incorporated on Sept. 17, 2011, VizKinect’s cutting-edge biometric eye-tracking system is set to VizKinect founder Norm Smith (right) and COO Ron Nichols flank the development team of Mbinya Ndonye, Bailey … Continue reading

June 16, 2012 · Leave a comment

Reno Rebuild invests in downtown

Founded in April by childhood friends who are now local business owners, Reno Rebuild Project captures a portion of every dollar spent at certain local restaurants and puts it into … Continue reading

June 13, 2012 · Leave a comment

Being part of the Conversation

Everyone has a role to play in bringing Nevada out of the economic doldrums — whether as a consumer, a business owner, an entrepreneur or an investor.  Changing the perception … Continue reading

May 10, 2012 · 1 Comment

Opportunity knocks — even when you don’t realize it

Doors open and close in our lives all the time.  People, places, jobs — changes leave us sad and simultaneously offer us a chance to grow, explore and evolve. My … Continue reading

April 27, 2012 · 1 Comment

Pizza Plus beats the odds, plans to expand

Dan Blake went into business in 1981 with loads of strikes against him. Back then, Ronald Reagan was president; the country was in a deep recession; inflation was 9.1 percent … Continue reading

April 26, 2012 · Leave a comment
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