How many ways can I avoid sitting down and filling my pre-paid orders????? I own a home based business making faux-floral wedding bouquets. And some days, especially Mondays, it’s a challenge getting focused. Do you ever feel this way? Hmmm. I can write this blogpost about avoiding my orders! I mean, others must feel this way too so I MUST share it! I can take … Continue reading 10 Ways to AVOID Doing Your Job!
Every now and then I come across a post that resonates with me. When I read this topic about negative feedback I realized it’s a common problem, especially with online sites where leaving feedback is encouraged. WeddingWire is a great resource for my button bouquets and alternative bouquets. But they also offer tips like this one, “How to respond to a negative review.” I especially like the … Continue reading Negative Review? How to deal with it.
Most of us, with the best intentions, create New Year’s Resolutions. In the New Age philosophy, you carry the wave of the freshness of the New Year through the first week or so. I find that goal setting makes me nervous. Sets me up for failure. Oh, I know I have to have some daily goals and lifetime goals to reach for. But in between … Continue reading Checking in with our New Year Resolutions
My last post included tips on what to know before you sign a contract. This post is for you if you need to write a business contract. We are in business and sometimes that requires us to have agreements in writing. My son’s catering company uses contracts as a regular part of his business. They spell out to the bridal couple what they can expect from him as a … Continue reading Need to Write a Business Contract?
Over the last few months, my business has been very busy. So busy that I have had little time for play. I have recently come to realize that when this happens, I must get back to basics. I must continue to CREATE. I mean make new things, work on new projects. As I fill orders and focus (like I believe someone who owns a business … Continue reading Don’t shirk your business, but fit in PLAY time!
I had the wonderful opportunity to write about my birth experience with my daughter for The Fearless Formula Feeder Friday post. Here is a portion of the post. To read the whole entry please go here. Punished because I Formula Feed I have read so many stories about hospitals that push women to formula feed their babies and how nurses/hospitals need to be more supportive of women … Continue reading Featured on Fearless Formula Feeder!
Having just finished a weekend at a craft fair where I sold so much on Friday evening that I was up at 4:30am Saturday to create more, I thought I’d share what I gleaned: You won’t get your hourly worth at a craft fair. People just aren’t going to pay you what you’re worth! Adding $20 to an item to give you your hourly wage … Continue reading 10 Things I learned from Craft Fairs this year.
Feeling discouraged about your business? From what I’ve read and heard, it’s normal. Businesses go through flush times and lean times. And if you’re not where you want to be financially, there can be an added element of fear, despondency, a sense of wanting to give up. So what do you do about feeling discouraged? Here are a few tips I’ve gleaned: Make a list … Continue reading 10 Tips When you feel discouraged with your business
Know how to keep your customers happy? While there are many things you can do, here are “Best tips for happy customers” picks by Becca Souder, customer service extraordinaire! These work especially well in a brick and mortar shop but most can be adapted to online shops as well. SMILE! Keep your attitude light and upbeat. This will make the customer feel the same way. … Continue reading 8 Tips for Happy Customers Part I
Does it surprise you to know that successful people don’t always wake up with a positive attitude? You and only you can control your attitude. You choose to be critical and negative or positive and productive. A positive attitude is something we all must work to achieve each day. Thinking and living on a positive level must become a habit. Below are some steps to … Continue reading Adopting a Positive Attitude