Appreciation marketing is a relatively new term but it's a way of business that most small business owners have built their customer base on for years. By letting people know they are appreciated, a relationship is established and customers feel valued. They, in turn, become lifelong customers and sources of many referrals. All because of simple appreciation. You know that birthday or Christmas or Birthday card you get from your insurance agent? There's a lot of thought that goes behind that ... Continue Reading
Keep your consumers coming back to your business with appreciation marketing.
How to get PR firms to pick your blog over all the thousands of other sites.
If you are trying to turn your blog into an income-generator, you are probably doing lots of product reviews and giveaways to get people to your site - in the hopes they'll like your content and stick around for a while. In general, real income from a blog actually comes from advertising space that you sell to PR firms or directly to companies – whether it be with image ads in your side bar or links within posts. The reason they pay for their ad to be on your blog/site is because you have a ... Continue Reading
Here are five common mompreneur money mistakes and ways you can avoid them
Starting your own business is a huge milestone and one that comes with great preparation, hard work, and, most often, expenses. While most mompreneurs are prepared for the initial investment in starting their business, they are often surprised by the subsequent expenses and financial needs that come up. As a result, many mompreneurs make common money mistakes that could easily be avoided. They unknowingly compromise their financial future and sabotage their business. In an unpredictable ... Continue Reading
Going back to school can be a scary consideration, but there are several reasons to think about enrolling in college now.
Have you ever thought about going back to school? Many parents have, for various reasons. Maybe you weren’t ready for college when you were younger or maybe you tried and got burnt out. Whatever the reason is, a number of adults decide that this time in their life is right for going back to school. There many reasons to consider enrolling in college now. 1. Repayment Terms are More Lenient Now President Obama recently used his executive power to take steps to make college loan repayment ... Continue Reading
Considering working from home? Here are 5 things to ask yourself before starting a home business.
As the new year begins, many women review their past accomplishments and set goals for the year to come. For many entrepreneurial-spirited women, their thoughts turn towards starting a home business. Starting a home business can be both rewarding and somewhat challenging. But if you identify with those who feel the tug at their heart strings to work from home, be sure it’s the right path for you by asking yourself the following five questions: Question #1 - Am I disciplined enough to ... Continue Reading
When crafting your goals or resolutions for the upcoming year, consider these unique New Year’s resolution ideas for work at home moms.
As the close of the holiday season ushers in the New Year, many work-at-home-moms begin to reflect on their past accomplishments and mull over any regrets of unachieved goals. For many, these thoughts inspire them to make New Year’s resolutions for the upcoming year that will make up for previous failed attempts and build on the achievements of the past year. Trying to craft and then stick to the perfect New Year’s resolution can be a daunting task. Many turn to the more common ... Continue Reading
Here are five steps you can follow to help launch your home business.
Having your own home business can offer independence and great satisfaction. And working from home is one of the most convenient ways to make a living. If you add to this a home business within an area of your passions, then you have the makings of true joy. Working from home may sound like a dream to some, but it’s a dream that is more realizable than many people think. The kinds of businesses that can be run from home are diverse – from professional services such as bookkeeping and ... Continue Reading
Busy mompreneurs can learn to turn life’s interruptions into interactions with their children.
Mompreneurs have the incredible task of balancing many different roles – mom, entrepreneur, wife, friend, leader, mentor…and the list goes on. Juggling a busy work schedule, along with caring for a family, can be challenging and many times the priorities for mompreneurs can incorrectly shift. An interruption in the schedule, or while trying to complete a task, can lead to stress and harsh reactions. Here's how mompreneurs can change their mindset: Interruptions or Interactions There are ... Continue Reading