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18 Gifts for Someone Going Through Chemo and Radiation

Someone you love has cancer.  You may have no idea what to say or do. They are facing chemotherapy, radiation, surgery, biologic or immune therapy. Or, all the above. You want to help.  Here are some awesome, inexpensive ways you can. Gifts that Help the Family Treatment is just as stressful on the people who live with the patient as it is on the patient. 1. Prepare a meal.  Frozen casseroles are great because the family can heat and eat […]

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Fun February Holidays 2016 | 16 Reasons to Send a Card and Gift

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. What better day to show the one’s you love just how much you care. You do not have to be in a romantic relationship to express love on Valentine’s Day. Kids, parents, friends (especially your single friends) all appreciate feeling appreciated. So why not shower them with love and kindness on the days leading up to February 14th? February is About More than Love If you really aren’t into that sappy love stuff, […]

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Fun January Recognition Holidays | 15 Great Reasons to Send a Card and Gift

Today is Friday, which means I am spending my morning at Conroe Coffee helping clients create beautiful real paper greeting cards with their laptops or smart phones.  I look forward to Friday mornings because, let’s face it, greeting card senders are good people. I love sending, and receiving cards.  This week I received New Years and Birthday cards from Angie, Joy, Babs, Steve and Becky.  Fun! Back in 2014, I started curating lists of recognition holidays, reasons to send a […]

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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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Fun Holidays September 2015 Edition | 16 Great Reasons to Send Cards and Gifts

September offers up some great fun holidays for card senders. September is Self-Improvement Month. Personal Coaches, send your clients a custom greeting card with your top 10 self-improvement tips. September is also Better Breakfast Month.  Health and fitness experts, send your clients a card with your favorite breakfast recipes. Fun Holidays September 2015 Edition September 6 is Fight Procrastination Day.  If you procrastinate, you better send that card now! September 7 is Labor Day.  Employers this is a great time to shower […]

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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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Finding Blog Post Inspiration | Hope, Strength & Courage, Pink Ribbon Bracelet | Battling Bertha 19 | #BlogBoost

Today is day twelve of my 31 day Ultimate Blog Challenge. I feel like I have been pumping out the blog posts. At one point, I had two scheduled to post on their own, and on the proper day. While I have several epic posts brewing about aromatherapy, wigs and sex after breast cancer, I did not have a post ready for today. Finding Blog Post Inspiration Then yesterday, late in the afternoon, there was a knock on the door. […]

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Photo Calendar Creator | #BlogBoost

Photo Calendar Creator Photo calendars make great gifts! You can “Grow Your Business with Gratitude” by creating custom photo calendars for your clients. SendOutCards has a dynamic photo calendar creator that allows you to add photos to the cover, the month and each day of the month. You can even include text! Creating a custom photo calendar for your business is easy with drag and drop technology. Calendar Details 11″x8.5″ landscape 12 month calendar (start on any month) Personalize any […]

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Customer Retention Strategy: Treat Your Clients to a Halloween Treat

Customer retention is not as hard as you think. If you want to keep them coming back for more, treat your clients to an occasional treat. Halloween is the perfect time to do so! During the major holidays like Christmas, your clients are inundated with cards and gifts. If you send something when everyone else is sending, your gesture is likely to get lost in the crowd. When was the last time someone sent YOU a Halloween treat? Oh really? […]

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