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Let’s hit a hot button!  So… the rumor is that they may be offering pants with the new Director’s suit… now, the fact that we have NOT seen any images of the new suit leaked from the NSD trip seems to me to be pretty good confirmation of this possibility, regardless… the cat will be out of the bag at leadership.

So where does the myst fall with this seemingly hot hot hot topic? (more…)

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So I went searching for information for a new post and found some interesting content regarding women moving up and the tips for moving up the corporate ladder… read on and post on:  🙂 (more…)

You could blame the poor performance of your small business marketing problems on the economy, the competition, lack of capital, or other variables. Or you could blame yourself and see your sales soar.

Yes accepting blame for poor marketing performance instead of making you look bad, is the first step to making your small business profits look good.

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Consumers are fed up with companies that treat them poorly. Without quality customer service, you could be steering a sinking ship. Customer service affects all levels of your retail operation, and everyone involved needs to have the same mindset and follow the same policies. Take these steps to keep shoppers satisfied. (more…)

With the growth of the Internet, many small businesses have taken to using e-mail marketing to advertise their wares or services, since it costs almost nothing to send out millions of e-mail messages, other than the cost of acquiring the “mailing lists.”

Most of us are weary of receiving these unwanted, unsolicited junk e-mail messages, known as “spam,” now make up something like 80 percent of the e-mail volume we receive. However, many of us who run small businesses may have considered using e-mail ourselves to market our own products or services. Since we receive such a huge volume of spam in our e-mail inboxes every day, it’s easy to jump to the conclusion that, since everyone does it, spamming must be legal, as long as you aren’t selling or promoting something fraudulent.

Right? (more…)

Positive image?  *GASP*  WOW!  More validation from the outside world… very kewl!

Mary Kay, GM in the pink with Cadillacs

Terry Box
Dallas Morning News
Aug. 6, 2006 12:00 AM

DALLAS – Bruce Springsteen immortalized the pop power of pink Cadillacs.

But the luminous cars are also at the center of one of the oldest, most unusual business relationships in the auto industry – the one between Addison, Texas-based Mary Kay Inc. and General Motors Corp.

Last week, Mary Kay concluded its annual sales seminars in Dallas with the ritual rewarding of hundreds of big pink Cadillacs to the cosmetic company’s top salespeople. At a time when many companies are downsizing, cost-cutting, laying off and buying out, Mary Kay’s “trophies on wheels” continue to grow as part of one of the biggest corporate award programs in the United States.

“The cars are (more…)

Consider these five key questions before you take the plunge.
By Rosalind Resnick   |   April 19, 2004
URL: http://www.entrepreneur.com/homebasedbiz/selfassessment/article70500.html  

Q: After years of dreaming about combining my career and family life by working from home, I’m finally ready to make the leap. I’m just concerned that, without an office to go to every day, I’ll have trouble getting out of bed in the morning. Any advice?

A: If you’re already having doubts, then working from home may not be for you. While running a homebased business offers tremendous freedom and flexibility, it also requires a high degree of motivation, self-discipline and organization. Especially if you’re used to working for a big corporation where you have a well-defined job description, employees who report to you or a manager who closely supervises your work, you may find it difficult to make the transition to being your own homebased boss. If, on the other hand, your job gives you a fair degree of independence and you’re chafing at the bit for more, working from home could be exactly what you’re looking for.

Ask yourself the following five questions to find out if you’re really ready to work from home: (more…)

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