Monthly Archives: November 2015

Peggy Vincent | 30 Women Who Mean Business Series

Peggy Vincent is the founder of Comfy Cozy, Inc. in East Fallowfield, Pennsylvania. Describe your business (work, passion) in 3 to 5 sentences. I create designs that are whimsical and inspirational which are printed on Pillowcases. In addition, I work with clients to create exclusive, custom designs for events, business, personal, teams, etc. My passion is taking an idea, theme or image and designing fun & functional products that serve as keepsakes or marketing materials. How did you get started […]

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Francine Clouden | 30 Women Who Mean Business Series

Francine Clouden, founder of Callaloo Soup, lives in Privas, France. Note:  This interview occurred several weeks before the bombings in Paris. Ms. Clouden is safe. Describe your business (work, passion) in 3 to 5 sentences. My mission is to inspire and help busy and creative women to craft a simply beautiful life & create projects that truly reflect their values through the use of simple ideas and products like printables. On the flip side I encourage women to notice and […]

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What to Expect During a Lung Biopsy | Battling Bertha

When I announced that chemo did not work, a few weeks ago, I hinted that I intended to create a video describing my personal lung biopsy experience.  I wasn’t ready to talk about it until now. I didn’t really know what to expect during a lung biopsy.  I know now that it is not pleasant. Who am I kidding?  Cancer sucks.  Tests sucks.  Treatment sucks. To be honest, when Dr. Ellent walked into the room and blurted out “I’m going to […]

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Matthew McConaughey Got It Right | How to Get More Testimonials and Happy Clients

If you are a long time follower of this blog, you know that my husband and I own a custom furniture business called ShaKa Studios. We launched our website in 1998 and sell high-end niche furniture. We do NOT have a SHOWROOM. NOR can our clients EVEN SEE the furniture before they buy! You are probably asking yourself how that is possible. The answer is simple. I ask for testimonials. A Simple Way to Get More Testimonials I use SendOutCards […]

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Rhonda Dallas | 30 Women Who Mean Business Series

Rhonda Dallas is the founder of R2EWD:  Reaching To Empower Women Daily, in Houston, Texas. Describe your business (work, passion) in 3 to 5 sentences. R2EWD is a non-profit organization whose mission is to mentor women who are facing everyday challenges through coaching, and consulting. I also mentor children in combating obesity. I coach, teach, and train people to turn their dreams into reality How did you get started in your business? I started by building partnerships within my community and […]

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Pink Ribbon T-Shirt Fundraiser | Battling Bertha

It’s funny how inspiration works.  One thing leads to another which leads to another and pretty soon you’ve landed on a fantastic idea. My chemo bills are starting to stack up.  I have good insurance but I do need to pay my share of the hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of treatment I’ve received over the past 18 months.  Luckily, the cancer clinic has been very gracious about the financial burden the bills have placed on my family. Shane […]

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Sales Trainer Tom Hopkins Explains Why He Sends Thanksgiving Cards

Tom Hopkins is a world-renowned sales trainer. He built his real estate business by sending 6 hand written greeting cards per year to his clients, and potential clients.  By doing so, he became the top producing real estate agent in the state of California. Today, Mr. Hopkins uses SendOutCards to automate his greeting card system with the same personal touch as a handwritten card. The Power of a Thanksgiving Card In the following video, Tom Hopkins explains why he sends […]

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