Interview: Kay Green of My Precious Kid, LLC

Kay Green, owner of My Precious Kid in Hillsboro, Oregon created her company out of a personal need.  She wanted ID cards for her homeschool children.  The business has expanded to include child safety, cloth diapers and safe baby products.  Kay has 4 children and 4 grandchildren. “I try to leave work at work and set aside home time for home.” – Kay Green MG:  Sum up your business in three sentences or less. KG:  I own My Precious Kid, […]

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Appreciation Marketing for Real Estate Professionals

“To be successful in Real Estate you need to two things, listings and referrals.” – Jim McCord In the video, Jim offers three ways he uses highly customized greeting cards in his own Real Estate business: He thanks his clients with a custom card and gift.  Send Out Cards has 100’s of gifts, including gourmet food and gift cards for top retailers. He notifies other agents when he lists a home. He reaches out to For Sale by Owners. This […]

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90 Days of Thanksgiving

“Appreciation is a wonderful thing.  It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well.” – Voltaire Today, I am introducing a bold new concept that will change the way you view the people and circumstances around you. I believe that gratitude leads to greatness. And I aim to prove it. I challenge you to touch the lives of 90 different people before Thanksgiving of this year. We all know that we celebrate Thanksgiving with our family and […]

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Interview: Tara Rodriguez of Kindermusik with Miss Tara

Tara Rodriguez of Hanford, California (located in the Central Valley) is the mother of two pre-school boys plus a college professor.  Tara shares how her youngest son inspired her to launch her business, Kindermusik with Miss Tara. “The most important thing in the world to me is my children and giving them every opportunity I can to grown into well-rounded, happy individuals.” MG: Sum up your business in three sentences or less. TR: Kindermusik is the world’s leading provider of music and […]

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Linking with Love by Tanya Lavoie

Social Media Savvy by Tanya Lavoie Thanks, thankfulness, appreciation, gratefulness… How do these powerful words relate to social media? Social Media, seriously! Well think about it. We ‘SHARE’ our thoughts and ideas with each other. We ‘LIKE’ each other’s posts. We ‘PIN’ and ‘REPIN’ other businesses photos, and we ‘RETWEET’ other folk’s words on Twitter. Right? Most of these posts, re-pins, and retweets that we share every day are, for the most part, really cool, informative, fun, and educational… right? […]

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Interview: Lisa Shock of Utilization Solutions in Healthcare

Lisa Shock, mother of two daughters ages 4 and 10, resides in Hillsborough, North Carolina.  Her company, Utilization Solutions in Healthcare, is literally changing the face of healthcare. MG:  Tell us about your business. LS:  I am a physician assistant and a health care consultant.  We teach hospitals, practices and physicians how to incorporate and utilize Physician Assistants (PAs) and Nurse Practitioners (NPs) for improved efficiency and profit. MG:  How do you market your service? LS:  Online, in print ads or […]

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Interview: Sandy Schmidt of You are Special Patterns and the Olde Country Cupboard

Note: It is with profound sadness that we report, Sandy Schmidt passed away on Sept 5, 2013.   Sandy Schmidt of Starke, Florida, cancer survivor and mother of one, shares her experiences owning two businesses simultaneously.  MG:  What is the name of your business? SS:  I have two pattern companies You are Special Patterns and the Olde Country Cupboard. MG:  Where do you sell your products? SS:  I sell my products on line via facebook and my blog, plu in CountrySampler […]

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My Story by Stephanie Hall

by Stephanie Hall This is a story.  No wildly passionate, bodice ripping scenes; no crazy antics or wild chases of any kind.  Just a story.  About a woman. With two children.  And a marriage.  And some plans for the future.   This woman had just hit 39.  She was in a marriage that was doomed; things had just fallen apart, but they agreed to tough it out “for the kid’s sake”.  In truth, fear was the dominating factor in the decision […]

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30-Day Gratitude Challenge

Gratitude is defined as the state of being grateful; a feeling of thankfulness and appreciation.  Saying “thank you” isn’t just about good manners.   It is an attitude that defines and guides.  It helps you choose your path, your destiny.  The more that you are genuinely grateful for, the more you will have for which to be grateful. Today, I am going to share a few details about my personal experience with the 30-Day Gratitude Challenge – sending one heart-felt greeting […]

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Interview: Diane Long of D’s Stitcheree

Diane Long, owner of D’s Stitcheree in Surprise, Arizona offers some candid advise based on her 20 years of home-based business experience. MG:  Tell us how you got started? DL:  I started D’s Stitcheree in 1992 after my children were grown. My oldest son was in the Marines, my youngest son was a Junior in High School. I had always wanted to own my own business. Owning an Embroidery business just came at the right time. I was working a […]

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