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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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How to Write a Thank You Card

In 2014 Mark Zuckerberg made a resolution to write a thank you card to one new person, outside of Facebook, each day.  That’s 365 thank you cards. If the idea of writing 365 thank you cards has you tongue-tied, you are not alone!  Many people struggle with how to write a thank you card. It doesn’t have to be hard.  A thank you note isn’t a novel.  It’s short, simple and to the point.  Four or five sentences are all […]

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Fun Friday Photo | Hang Out With Groovy People

I am typing this on Thursday night. I love being able to “schedule” my blog posts in advance.  Friday mornings I like to hang out with groovy people.  More on that in a bit. I recently installed WordPress Editorial Plugin to ALL THREE of my blogs because it makes scheduling posts so easy.  Since I am currently doing a 31 day blogging challenge, scheduling is a necessity.  Today is day 9.  So far, so good! Curious about what else I […]

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3 Relationship Marketing Rules

We received a great Christmas gift via Twitter from a client over at ShaKa Studios. Through all the hustle and bustle, the small things we do consistently over time, to create great relationships with our clients, continue to yield positive results. Today, I am sharing my 3 Relationship Marketing rules. Relationship Marketing Means More Loyal Clients Relationship marketing is about creating relationships with your clients.  When you have a relationship, your client is more likely to do business with you […]

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3 Tips for Working with Celebrities

Working with Celebrities This is not a post about marketing or advertising to celebrities.  Quite frankly, my husband and I have worked with all sorts of film, television, design and music superstars but we are not quite sure HOW they found our niche custom furniture website. Google changes their algorithms so often, it is hard to keep up with the latest search engine optimization protocols.  At times, it feels like we are just throwing keywords at the internet and hoping […]

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Kimberly DeVos Explains What You Need to Know Before Signing a Commercial Lease | Coffee & Cards Conversation #34

Kimberly Devos, Commercial Real Estate Broker with Cypressbrook Company in The Woodlands, Texas, explains what every new business owner needs to know before signing their first commercial lease.     Location, Location, Location In his book, Rich Dad Poor Dad, Robert Kiyosaki asserts the importance of location but recounting his poor Dad’s foray into entrepreuneurism.  Poor Dad opened an ice cream parlor in Hawaii.  Seems like a good idea, but he set up shop away from the tourist areas and […]

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Look 5 Years Younger and Get More Done V031

“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson This week’s “Coffee & Cards Conversation with Gratitude Geek” features 5 savvy business women from The Woodlands and Conroe, Texas. We chat about setting SMARTer goals in health and business, plus one simple thing you can do that will make you instantly look 5 years younger. It’s all good stuff, so watch.   “Be who you are […]

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V024 Tanya Lavoie Grows Real Estate Business with Greeting Cards

In this Coffee and Cards Conversation with Tanya Lavoie of Gary Green Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate we share tips on how you can grow your real estate business with greeting cards.   Transcript Kandas:  Kandas Rodarte of GratitudeGeek.info sitting here with Tanya Lavoie of Gary Green Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate. And we’re going to talk a little bit today about how greeting cards can help you grow real estate business. But before I do that, I […]

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The Night Before Christmas (SOC Style)

by Linda Farmer ‘Twas the month before Christmas and all through the land the need to send cards was in high demand. I sat with my boxed cards purchased two years before, And I knew I’d be writing till my poor hands were sore. The hubby was nestled all snug on the couch, Writing cards,” not his thing”, it made him a grouch. So I sat in my jammies, all prepared for the chore, While hubby was sleeping and beginning […]

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