Gift of the Week – The Pillow Bar

When her husband had back surgery, Merrimac Dillon wanted to do everything she could to keep him walking. She asked the doctors for their recommendations on mattresses, shoes, and pillows that would be best for him. When it came to pillows, the doctors had nothing to recommend. Now she was on a mission to find […]

Increase Customer Retention and Loyalty

Customer retention and loyalty go hand in hand. The more loyal your customers are, the greater your customer retention is. And the greater your customer retention is, the more money you make in your business. The longer customers stay with a company, the more they are willing to spend. You also lower your marketing and […]

Gift of the Week – Fish Kiss

Fish Kiss has fun, whimsical designs for each of the 50 states in the US. They sell their designs on plates, bowls, and platters, as well as prints, pillows, and baby clothes. It’s a great way to celebrate the state of someone you care about. Give a baby gift that celebrates the state the parent […]

Book Review: Life as a Daymaker

I heard about the book, Life as a Daymaker: How to change the world simply by making someone’s day!, several years ago and was curious. David Wagner is the owner of Juut Salonspas where their mission is to serve and replenish. He defines a daymaker as, “A person who performs acts of kindness with the […]

Gift of the Week – Stadium Map Art

Loyal sports fans love their team. Some even decorate a room in their home where they watch the games on TV. I recently found a source for a classy piece of art that sports fans will love. Stadium Map Art has taken laser engraving to a new level. They combine area maps with a 3-D […]

Memorable Mail: Can you mail glow sticks?

A package of glow sticks is small and light weight. The packaging is secure. I wondered, “Can you mail glow sticks?” I waited for a good opportunity to send them. After attending a networking meeting where a client said some really wonderful things to me about our work together I knew it was the perfect […]

Gift of the Week – Pet Artus

We recently celebrated All American Pet Photo Day on July 11th. Maybe you missed it. If you love your pet and want a cool visual to honor it, you’ll love Pet Artus. They create customized word art in the shape of your pet. They have over 220 breeds available, so chances are good you can […]

What Do You Do When You Have Bad Handwriting?

When my son was younger he struggled with small motor skills. His handwriting was terrible. “Don’t worry,” I said, “When you grow up, you can be a doctor. They have bad handwriting.” Although he didn’t become a doctor, this encouraged him in elementary school. What happens when you grow up and still have bad handwriting? […]

Gift of the Week – Linnell Design

A personalized item is kept longer and is more meaningful to the recipient than any other gift. That’s why I was thrilled to hear about Linnell Design. Linnell Design takes items made of wood, fabric, leather, paper, plastic, metal, glass and stone and cuts and etches designs on them. Whether you want your logo, a […]

Book Review: Customer Satisfaction is Worthless

Most businesses are striving to satisfy their customers. That is why the title, Customer Satisfaction is Worthless Customer Loyalty is Priceless, by Jeffrey Gitomer is so surprising. He points out that satisfied customers may buy from you again or they may try the competition. LOYAL customers are what we should be striving for. Loyal customers […]