Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Have You Passed Along a Cancer Journal?

In honor of breast cancer awareness month, have you passed along a cancer writing journal to someone you love that is battling cancer? like? know? or just care about? Be their support unit, and help someone learn the value of writing their way through cancer.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Can You Make Money This Holiday Season?

The economy is getting better so the reports seem to say, but are we really noticing a difference? Everywhere you look, another business that you saw open their doors not long ago disappears,or another business that you have supported for years has gone out of business suddenly. When will it all stop you may wonder? The answer to this question is unknown to us. But, while we may spend time worrying about what may happen, we are prevented from living in the present and making things happen NOW.
Here are a few tips to help you get moving in the right direction.

Sell the Latest Popular Products:

Begin thinking about what the latest craze is this holiday season. What is popular for children, catches their attention or holds their interest? Is it possible for you to get your hands on the product, promote it, and make some extra money? With the internet so readily available, the possibilities of what you can do with this are endless.

Make Your Business Cards Stand Out:

Make your business cards stand out by offering something free with them, or make them smell extra good. Here's how you can do this for next to nothing. Purchase small mesh string bags which come in bulk, and are available in beautiful holiday colors at a very affordable price through Oriental Trading. I like to put my business card in a mesh bag, along with a scented tealight during the holidays. The aroma is inviting and creates a pleasant scent. People will appreciate this gift. How about a fun holiday challenge that is sure to attract attention, and keep your potential customers guessing? Put your mind to work and see what you can come up with.

Be Competitive:

Have you looked at your competition lately? How about doing some comparison shopping to see what else is out there. Is your product or service widely available? If so, ask yourself why someone would choose you. If you cannot answer this question, go back to the drawing board. You cannot convince others, if you don't know yourself.

No matter what you choose to offer this holiday season, remember to make sure your services offer the best product at an affordable price, and your customer service is the leader of the pack. This holiday season is about offering a good value more than anything.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Since I Wrote a Book About a Billing Scandal I Thought I Would Share This...

Anytime I learn of something I feel would be beneficial to others, I like to share. Recently I made a comment about the continuously high rising costs of prescription medication. I, like many others have been bombarded with these fees recently myself. However, I did learn about a website from a friend that I was unfamiliar with, and thought I would pass on this information. "Together Rx Access" for people without any prescription drug coverage at all. Check it out at It doesn't cover all medication, but it covers some. It is definitely worth checking out."

Monday, October 11, 2010

Are You Prepping Your Business for the Holidays!

It is that time of year when once again the weather is changing, the days seem shorter, and the holidays are rapidly approaching. Instead of dreading the hustle and bustle that will be coming with it, why not use this as a time to get to know your customers a little better. Are you ready to grab on to the holiday business that is potentially awaiting you? Think about it. Here are a few tips to help you prepare.

Offer a Unique Service

Do you have a unique service that your business can offer, which will make you a "stand out" during the holidays? If you don't have one now, begin your thought process so you are ready. This can be something as simple as special holiday bags, a unique holiday logo, special holiday contest (offer an attractive prize.) Think about it, and make it happen.

Be the Early Bird

Start early, and be the frontrunner. Be one of the first ones out there to offer your service(s). Do you have a catchy way of making your name or jingle remain in the minds of potential customers? Get busy with this.

Provide What is Needed

Do you have what they want? What is it your customers are seeking this holiday season. Think about it, and make your offer irresistible.

Remain Vibrant

Make your business vibrant and cheerful. There is so much tragedy in the news and occurring throughout the day. Make your business the "feel good" business that keeps customers wanting to be around you and coming back for more.

Remember nothing says more about your business than the customer service you offer. Always wear your best hat and put your best foot forward. You never know when opportunity will come knocking.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

October is National Bully Prevention Month

As you all know, I feel strongly about preventing bullying in the workplace. This evening while watching the news I was fascinated by a company that runs in our state, Washington that has taken on the challenge of bullying. Here is information. Remember,silence is a problem. If you are aware of bullying, bring it to the forefront. If you have ever been a victim, you know firsthand that you must do your part.