Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Direct Sales Businesses for Michigan Moms



Are you a Michigan mom looking to start a business with a reputable direct sales company? There are so many out there, but which one is perfect for you?

Let me share two of my favorite direct sales businesses with you.

Perfectly Posh and Jewelry in Candles.

Perfectly Posh

I came across Perfectly Posh last month and I must say I am beyond thrilled with the products.  Why?

They are 100% Vegan, infused with Essential Oils and are natural.  This excites me to the fullest because I have very sensitive skin. I break out terribly with traditional bar soaps, body washes, etc.  When I tried Perfectly Posh's skin care products, I was sold.   My skin doesn't break out!  So, because of this breakthrough, I decided I would become a Perfectly Posh Independent Consultant.

I was leery of this in the beginning as I tried my hand at a popular direct sales business quite a few years ago, and failed miserably.  I am  just not good at sales and vowed I would never again join a direct sales business.   Well, I'm at it again, but this time with a different mindset.  Since I am a blogger, I decided to do my business primarily online through blogging experiences, online parties, and portable parties.  Am I successful?  Not yet, ha!  I just started last month.  I'm doing the trainings, and getting excellent info.  I will just stick to my methods and see what comes of it.  In the meantime, I just enjoy the products myself and share, share, share!  In order to stay active, however you must sell $300 in personal volume in a 6 month period.  Well, I'm already over $100 and it's been a month.  Let's see if I can make the difference in costumer sales.

If this direct sales business sounds like something of interest to you, we are currently having a deal on the basic starter kit: $49!  If you want to get your feet wet with their products, feel free to browse my Perfectly Posh website!

Jewelry in Candles

Jewelry in Candles is another fantastic direct sales  business.  I'm having a blast blogging my experiences with this one.  It's much easier to be a Rep for them as there are no monthly quotas or fees to stay active and you earn commissions through your downline.  I am still trying to promote this business as much as I can.  In just a few weeks, I gained 5 in my downline and I'm earning commissions off of their hard work as well.  No, it's not a ton of money, but it's definitely a little extra income to help out with say groceries, gas, etc.

What makes Jewelry In Candles so special?  The candles are 100% Soy and burn clean without toxic and harsh fumes to worry about.  The candles are also infused with some essential oils.  What sets these candles apart from others is that they have a pleasant surprise hiding in each candle.  Jewelry!  It's amazing.  It could be earrings, a necklace, a ring, etc.  They also sell scented candles for men too!

Interest in this opportunity?  Feel free to check out my website to see if becoming a Rep is right for you.

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Perfectly Posh Independent Consultant Best-Selling Basics Starter Kit $49 {Limited Time Only}


I am a Perfectly Posh Independent Consultant. If you order from the links below, I earn commissions from your orders.  Any opinions expressed here are honest and my own.



As a Michigan mom, are you looking to earn a little extra income from home?  Perfectly Posh may be {perfect} for you.

What is Perfectly Posh?  It's an amazing direct sales business containing naturally based skin care products and made in the USA!  They are also loaded with essential oils.  Definite bonus right there if you are a fan of essential oils.  To learn more about Perfectly Posh, click here.

I think my favorite thing about Perfectly Posh is that all of the products are very affordable.  Everything is $25 and under! Perfect!

For now, you have two options to choose from to begin your Perfectly Posh business.

The ultimate option is the Standard Starter Kit which is $99.  Over $270 in products and tools.  Pretty much everything you need to start your business.

If you want to get your feet wet and then build your Perfectly Posh business, for a limited time only try their best-selling basics starter kit for only $49 plus shipping.  You get to try 5 of the top selling products at a $74 value. Included in the kit is:

  • A Perfect Posh Logo Tee
  • Order forms
  • Training
  • 3 Months free website ($10 a month afterwards)
and more!

To learn more about becoming a Perfectly Posh Independent Consultant and the starter kit options and what is included, click here.

As I am typing this I am still enjoying the scent {Classic Pink Heaven} of my Classic Snarky Bar.  Have rough skin such as super dry and chapped heels?  This will do the trick. It's beyond amazing.  Since I have sensitive skin and pretty much cannot use anything in the stores, this has been a God send for me since the products are naturally made and very affordable.  I just am thrilled to spread the word about the products. 



Even if you are not ready to become a rep, feel free to order from the amazing products.  We are currently having $1 off all of our chunk nourishing bars for the entire month of November.  Enjoy!

Monday, October 27, 2014

Jewelry in Candles is a Smokin' Hot Direct Sales Biz!



Have you heard of Jewelry in Candles?  Not too long ago, I was given the opportunity to do a candle review on my other blog Michigan Mom Living.  My curiosity was sparked initially by the fact that there is a piece of jewelry hiding inside of every candle and tart.  Sounds amazing right?

I was sent over the Pumpkin Souffle candle to review and fell in love with the scent immediately.  Jewelry in Candles are all 100% soy wax and infused with essential oils. Wonderful right?

Shortly after my candle had been burning for a bit, my piece of jewelry surfaced wrapped tightly inside a mini plastic baggie and then wrapped in aluminum foil.  My jewelry surprise was an adorable sterling silver clover necklace. 

After I submitted my blog review to the Rep who sent me the candle, I noticed that they were having a "Free Sign Up" offer to become a Rep.  I jumped on this ASAP as you don't have to have monthly quotas to meet, ever!  Even though it's currently not free to sign up to be a Rep, it's still very reasonable on top of an ecommerce website!  I still would have signed up even it wasn't free to do so.

Just like any direct sales biz, you build a team (downline) and earn commissions.  I'm definitely loving this direct sales biz.

If interested in signing up to be a Rep for Jewelry in Candles, you can do so under me here.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Become a Jewelry in Candles Rep ( Classic Rep Kit Only $69.95)



Have you ever heard of Jewelry in Candles?  They are an awesome candle company with an amazing variety of scents along with business opportunities.  Each candle and tart also holds a surprise... jewelry!

The candles are 100% soy wax and are a healthier alternative to burning scents in a room.

It is currently only $69.95 to sign up as a Rep under the Classic Kit option.  It's currently $9.99 for your Ecommerce System.  There is also a Deluxe Rep kit and an Elite Rep kit.

You don't have to meet monthly quotas and it's easy to run your online business with Ecommerce store.  I adore this company and I love the products!

If you would like more information, feel free to contact me at Lindsey@michiganhomemommyworks.com or sign up to be a Jewelry in Candles Rep today!  I would love to have you as a part of my team.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Become a Rodan + Fields Independent Consultant



Are you looking to change lives and to work from home creating a successful business?  If you know you have the potential to do this, don't miss out on this opportunity!

For more details, click here to continue reading.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

September Stylist Sign-Up Special-Get $450 in Free Accessories Ends 9/30




Stella & Dot is having a great September Stylist Sign Up Special. Anyone who signs up to be a Stylist will get $450 in free accessories. Sounds fantastic, doesn't it?

What is a Stylist?

Every Stylist is a business owner! It's a fun, fabulous career where you can earn 25-35% commission on all sales, plus the opportunity to shop at 50% off and to earn free accessories! A Stylist hosts Trunk Shows - a fun, no pressure, interactive style session or guests can also shop in an online boutique! All a Stylist has to do is build a network of connections, there is no limit or minimums to earnings, they work at their own pace.

Hurry, this amazing special ends 9/30! So if you want to Work from home and love the idea of Selling jewelry at home, this opportunity may be the perfect fit for you!

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Make Money From Home with Viraliti


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If you are looking for a little extra money to help with groceries, gas, etc., check out Viraliti .  What is Viraliti?

As you know, social media is booming and pretty much the top ways you can spread word about any business effectively.

If you are a publisher such as a blog or website owner, you can make money.  For instance, you can monetize your pins on Pinterest.  If it's trustworthy, you get paid for every valid click you generate. Sounds awesome doesn't it?

Advertisers get their brands exposed and can increase their sales just with Pinterest alone.  You only have to pay for the clicks you actually receive.

Viraliti also has a multi-level referral policy where you can potentially earn a little extra money.  Moms are always on board extra money for sure.  Just refer friends and family with your personal referral link you receive after signing up. (They are currently in private Beta Testing, but you are invited to sign up.)  They have three levels for referring friends and family.  Pretty nifty.

Because Viraliti is not open to the public just yet, the early bird gets the worm.  If you share your referral link on Facebook and Twitter, you can get ahead of the competition.  "More friends and family qualify you for an earlier invite if your friends sign up using the referral link.  You get 7% of their earning."

If you are interested in signing up for this opportunity, just visit Viraliti.

I cannot guarantee any successes or validity of this new program due to it being in Beta.  It's worth a shot to see where the referral links will take you before Viraliti goes public.  Feel free to join me on this adventure.


Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Tea Collection KinderCone Giveaway:$4k Grand Prize


The first day of school can be a bit nerve wracking, and to alleviate some of the anxiety and put a little fun into the day, there is a tradition in Germany where kids are presented with a large, colorful KinderCone or Schultute ("shool-too-teh") filled with school supplies, sweet treats and small gifts. This large cardboard, cone of fun helps kids feel a little better about their big day. 

Want help with yours? Enter to win the Tea Collection KinderCone Giveaway! One lucky grand prize winner will receive a Tea Collection KinderCone, filled with school supplies and treats, for everyone in their child's classroom! Plus, the classroom will also receive a collection of 20 National Geographic books! This is a first day of school party for the entire class! Here is what is inside the Tea Collection KinderCone:
  1. One (1) $50 Tea Collection gift certificate
  2. One (1) Germany-inspired activity book from Tea Collection
  3. One (1) custom Tea printed notebook from May Designs
  4. One (1) lunchbox from SoYoung
  5. One (1) set of school and art supplies from Stubby Pencil Studios
  6. One (1) healthy organic snack set from Annie's Homegrown
  7. One (1) cookie pack from Chateau Bakery
  8. One (1) pair of fun temporary tattoos from Tattly
The Tea Collection KinderCone Giveaway only runs until August 17, so be sure to enter today! Viel Glück! ('Good luck' in German.) 

Friday, August 1, 2014

Parenting Bloggers: Become a Mabel's Labels Affiliate and Earn $10 For Every Friend Approved! Ends 8/4


Calling all parenting bloggers! From now until Monday, August 4th, invite your website-owning and blogging friends to join the Mabel’s Labels affiliate program and earn a $10 bonus for each friend approved!

With back to school season approaching, now is the best time for your friends to join and promote the Mabel's Labels affiliate program.  It's a great way to increase sales that comes along with the Mabel's Labels high season.

 Here's how it works:

1. Invite your website-owning and blogging friends to join the Mabel’s Labels affiliate program.
2. Make sure to use your affiliate coded link once you have signed up.
3. When your referred affiliate friends are approved into the Mabel’s Labels program, $10 will be credited to your affiliate account.

Text Link to Earn $10 for Every Approved Affiliate!
ShareASale creates the affiliate-coded link for you to use when inviting your friends to join the Mabel’s Labels affiliate program, so for sure you will be credited $10 when they're approved.

Join Mabel's Labels Today!

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

The Founding Moms Conference October 6, 2014 #Chicago



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Are you looking to get down to business?  The Founding Moms will be hosting a conference on October 6th, at Chicago's famed Lincoln Hall!

The Founding Moms are a "collective of offline meetups and online resources for mom entrepreneurs in 43 cities around the world."
The Found Moms was most recently raved about in Forbes and CNNMoney!

The Founding Moms Conference will feature speakers, engaging workshops, and even spending the day with a live concert.  The event will also be livestreamed!

Get your tickets here!

About us :: The Founding Moms is a collective of offline meetups and online resources where mom entrepreneurs exchange, connect and learn from one another. Incredible women living right in your backyard meet up to swap start-up stories, interact with renowned business experts, and build personal and professional connections within the ever-growing network of mom-owned businesses. They’re currently in 43 cities (9 countries!) around the world with 8,000+ members. In 2013, Forbes named them one of the Top 10 Websites for Women Entrepreneurs and in 2014, its founder Jill Salzman was called a “mommy mogul” by CNNMoney.

About Jill :: She’s a serial entrepreneur. A mom of 2. An published author. A “do-it evangelist.” An avid tweeter. Co-host of the renowned podcast, Breaking Down Your Business. Star of the new video series Tip Top Tips for Entrepreneurs. And best friends with Stephen Colbert, even if he does not know it yet.
 

 




Tuesday, July 22, 2014

5 Tips to Know Before Starting A Fashion Line

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Creating your own fashion line from scratch is anything but easy or cheap. Whether or not you went to school for fashion design, there are still many aspects of cultivating a concept into reality that can only be learned first hand,” states Jennifer Philbrook, Co-Founder of Stitch Method.  “While my education has provided me with extensive insight, it was learning from my mistakes that helped me launch my own successful line.” 
 
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Stitch Method is Chicago’s premier Apparel Manufacturing & Brand Development Accelerator. Philbrook has worked on the product development of 20+ lines, and offers advice on 5 main concepts she wishes she had known before starting her own line: 
 
1) Develop a Business Plan
A detailed business plan will become your foundation, best friend and roadmap throughout this process. This is an essential starting point when turning an idea into something tangible. Start to outline various aspects of your process; target market, competition, ideal store to carry your product, etc. As you start to divvy up the plan, hone in on the specifics before beginning your own line, ask yourself; who is your target customer, what is your sales and marketing strategy and what are the main goals and objectives.
 
2) Product Development is a Timely Process
Product development is undoubtedly a tedious process, and involves a great deal of trial and error. It is imperative to test the fit, the fabrics and the final garments on your target market and consumer. Development stages vary depending on the specifics of the product. Never rush through this stage or skip steps, every minute aspect plays a part in getting to the next phase.
 
3) Coincide Sales Strategy with the Fashion Calendar
Now that you have outlined your plan, it is time to coordinate your sales strategy with the proper fashion season. When selling wholesale to boutiques, it is imperative that your merchandise is ready to sell during the correct buying season. The same applies for directly selling to customers. With the production process being such a timely step, it is best to determine when you will need to have production ready to ship to stores or customers. By now, you have established your due date and goal and will work backwards through the development stages. This allows you enough time to make sure your line will be ready for the appropriate season.
 
4) Always Plan a Season Ahead
Thinking ahead as a fashion designer is vital. Because the development process is so time consuming, planning for the upcoming season is of the utmost importance. This foresight allows you to stay ahead of the game and ensures that your product line never falls behind the times. While trends inevitably will change, the structure that has been set in place will allow for simpler adaptation with each passing season.
 
5) Producing a Line is Costly
Initial overhead costs will be high right out of the gate. These will become less of a factor as your line evolves. Therefore, staying optimistic even while not seeing an initial return on investment is as difficult as it is crucial. As you begin to form relationships with manufacturers and understand your own business model better, you will be able to execute your next line with much more ease and proficiency.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

6 Traits of a Successful Entrepreneur

 

 
NEW YORK, NY, July 1, 2014 -- Entities as diverse as the U.S. Department of Commerce and Forbes magazine have made efforts to quantify what qualities make successful entrepreneurs, especially serial entrepreneurs, different from everyone else.

While there is no single answer to this question, certain traits pop up again and again when studying this class of person.

Jenny Q. Ta, successful entrepreneur, author and CEO of Sqeeqee.com, the first-of-its-kind social networthing™ site, outlines the six most common traits found in entrepreneurs and encourages aspiring  Read these six items and see if you can find yourself in them. If not, ask yourself how you can change your thinking and behavior to achieve your own entrepreneurial goals.

1) Confidence

Belief in oneself is a universal characteristic of serial entrepreneurs. You must believe in yourself, and believe in your vision. This does not mean you can never have a moment of doubt, but it does mean that your doubts cannot be allowed to overwhelm your core belief in what you are trying to do. If it gets to the point where you're having brief moments of belief instead of brief moments of doubt, it may be time to go back to the drawing board.

2) Self-motivation

Sitting around believing in yourself won't get much done. You must be motivated to work toward the realization of your vision. Furthermore, your motivation should come from within. Other people cannot push you to greatness. If you need constant kick-starting, your chances of success are greatly reduced.

3) Tenacity

Successful entrepreneurs do not lay down in the face of adversity. If the first real challenge you face takes the wind out of your sails, how can you hope to overcome the numerous and difficult obstacles that almost always pave the way to success? An honest evaluation of your ability to triumph over adversity and to follow through when staring at hardship is necessary before you embark on your entrepreneurial journey.

4) Understanding of your own limitations

This may seem like the opposite of #1, but it is not. While you need confidence to succeed, you also need to be able to view your own abilities objectively. A good entrepreneur is a good leader, and a good leader knows when to listen to others. If you stubbornly refuse to consider other viewpoints, or you insist on doing things yourself that would be better done by people with a more suitable skill set, you are steering your enterprise toward failure.

5) A healthy disrespect for the rules

Any time you hear a sentence starting with "Everybody knows," what you're really hearing is an opportunity. People with an entrepreneurial bent know that rules and common knowledge exist to be defied. Illicit risk-taking behavior is a common trait among entrepreneurs, and that translates into the ability to defy conventions that stand in your way. This isn't to say that entrepreneurs are natural felons, but it does mean that entrepreneurs are willing to cross lines that some people are not.

6) Willingness to fail

Successful entrepreneurs fail, then they go back to square one and try again. Rarely is a huge leap taken without huge risk. An entrepreneur has to be able to objectively weigh risk and reward, and take the risk when it makes sense. A budding entrepreneur who is not willing to risk it all when the rewards are great enough is unlikely to ever reap those rewards.

About Jenny Q. Ta:

Jenny Q. Ta is the founder and CEO of Sqeeqee, the first-of-its-kind social networthing™ site.  Launched in 2014, the site gives individuals, businesses, celebrities, politicians, and non-profit organizations the ability to monetize their profiles in unprecedented ways.

Ms. Ta is a seasoned entrepreneur with two successful ventures to her credit.  She was the Founder and CEO of Titan Securities, a full service investment firm that was acquired in 2005.  Prior to founding Titan Securities she was the driving force behind Vantage Investments, a full-service broker-dealer start-up she founded in 1999 at the age of 27 and grew to a quarter of a billion dollars in assets. 

Overall, she has more than 20 years of experience as a senior executive in sales, marketing and finance. 

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Jenny is an author whose book, Wall Street Cinderella, will launch in 2014 detailing her escape from Vietnam during the war and her path to success from welfare to Wall Street.   As a self-made millionaire by the time she was 27, the book will serve as a roadmap for women looking at a business career.

She earned a Master of Business Administration degree in Financial Management and a Bachelor of Science degree in Management Information Systems from California State University, Fresno.

6 Takeaways for Stay-at-Home CEOs

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Veteran Entrepreneur Shares Tips for Balancing Business and Family


Being young and inexperienced can be intimidating for stay-at-home entrepreneurs, but it doesn’t mean you’re making mistakes, says veteran businesswoman Renae Christine.

Fresh out of college at 23, she thought she’d done something wrong when the wholesaler for her stationery company assigned her a personal representative.

“In reality I was doing so much business with them that they wanted to ensure my satisfaction,” says Christine, a serial entrepreneur who has created dozens of successful home-based businesses for herself and others. She shares practical how-to advice in her new book, “Home Business Startup Bible,” (http://richmombusiness.com/). 

She was the busy mother of a 2-year-old and she’d just returned home – to the mess left in the wake of last-minute packing -- when the rep showed up, she says. 

“I was mortified when he walked into my home/business and he was shocked, but the experience marked my first success as an official business,” she says. “It was actually the beginning of a great relationship.”

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Though it turned out well, Christine says her first years in business would have been much happier if she hadn’t had to deal with her own painful feelings of self-doubt, embarrassment, guilt, etc.
“The good news is – no stay-at-home entrepreneur needs to feel that way,” she says.
She offers these tips for maintaining professionalism in business without sacrificing – or feeling guilty about -- family.
•  Don’t apologize for your kids. We need to stop apologizing for our kids’ squawks and energy while we’re on the phone or in meetings. Kids are kids and to them, Mommy is Mommy and their home is their home 24/7. If anything, we can all learn from our children and lighten up during business chats.
•  Don’t pick up the phone when you’re not ready. I used to think I had to say yes to everyone, including the telephone whenever it rang. Don’t answer the phone if you’re not ready to speak; if it’s important, the caller will leave a message. Consider an online chat system for your website; I use a free one via craftysyntax.com.
•  Add a disclosure message to your call-answering service. My disclosure indicates the quickest way to reach me, which is chat or email. Email is quickly becoming everyone’s preferred method of communication anyway, and this way, we all have a digital trail that will help us stay organized.
•  Say no and don’t apologize for it. You can say no to lots of things, like PTA meetings and extra bake sales for your kids’ school. When you say yes to those things, you are saying no to your business. You have to think of your new business as if you are your own boss. Would you ask your boss for a day off so you can sell cupcakes? Probably not.
•  Pick a neutral location. If you need to have business meetings in person, I suggest choosing a neutral place like a coffee shop. Don’t allow them to come to your home and, if you can avoid it, don’t go to their office. If you’re negotiating, this can give them a home-field advantage.
•  Just say it. I continue to attend trade shows. When I tell companies that I work from home, they might give me an indifferent attitude and hastily move on to chat up a brick-and-mortar owner. I simply take my business elsewhere; I know the value of my business, and so will another vendor.
About Renae Christine
Renae Christine is the owner of by Renae Christine, a company that has launched several successful businesses and has helped launch dozens more for others. A journalist, she’s known for her popular YouTube videos (search Rich Mom Business channel), which use humor and pragmatism to advise others who want to launch home-based businesses. She recently published “Home Business Startup Bible,” (www.richmombusiness.com), a comprehensive how-to guide. Christine is also the founder of the Rich Mom Business University and has come into popular demand as a speaker.
 

Monday, June 16, 2014

Blog Meets Brand Launches Social Influencer Campaign Management Platform

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This innovative marketing service helps businesses grow their sales and brand by bringing bloggers and advertisers together with a new and easy-to use digital tool.

New York, N.Y,  June 13, 2014/ -- A new platform, BlogMeetsBrand.com, debuts today which allows marketers to build custom social campaigns that channel the value of bloggers and other social drivers. In fact, Blog Meets Brand is the first social management tool to feature a self-serve campaign planning module that gives marketers, PR Firms, Ad Agencies and small businesses a clear and structured approach for creating and developing influencer marketing programs.

Today bloggers represent one of the fastest growing distribution channels of information and are often the reason consumers discover innovative brands and new-to-market products. Blog Meets Brand allows marketers to access those influencers and create custom messages in a variety of formats from text to video and share them across multiple social channels. Blog Meets Brand harnesses the power of influential bloggers with simple, easy to use steps that spreads the word about brands, products and events for both B2C and B2B marketers

"We’ve taken years of experience building blogger campaigns for brands and boiled it down to a few simple steps” said Sherri Langburt, co-founder and CEO of Blog Meets Brand. "Now brands can activate blogger campaigns in-house and agencies can extend these social services to their clients or leverage Blog Meets Brand internally to satisfy the ongoing demand for native content placements.”

Blog Meets Brand boasts a network of thousands of pre-qualified bloggers and relies on a proprietary rating system that selects bloggers based on an exclusive formula, setting a new and more holistic standard for success. The system eliminates the ongoing obstacles for advertisers of identifying, recruiting and assigning blogging talent to a project. Blog Meets Brand also handles payment negotiations and processing to bloggers which reduces operational costs and overhead.

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Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Stella & Dot June Stylist Signup Special


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Why can't work be fun and fabulous? Well it can! You can get free accessories, trips to amazing destinations and join a warm community of inspiring women, all when you become a Stella & Dot Stylist. They have fabulous accessories for you to share by having trunk shows – online or in-home! You have the potential of earning extra spending money or a six figure income, it’s up to you! And to make this deal even better, now through the end of June, when you sign up to be a Stella & Dot Stylist, you will get an additional $100 ($450 total) in free accessories! All you have to do is sell, they take care of everything else. For additional details and to sign up, visit: www.stelladot.com/stylist.

What is a Stylist?

Thanks for asking! A Stella & Dot Stylist is a fantastic work at home opportunity for today's motivated Fashionista, empowering women to live bold and beautiful lives! A Stella & Dot Stylist will share fabulous accessories and offer the ultimate personal styling experience to customers at Trunk Shows, online or on-the-go. As an independent Stylist, you make your schedule! You can work as much or as little as you like, making it the perfect opportunity for stay-at-home moms or for someone who is just looking to make a little extra cash on the side.


Michigan Work from Home Moms! Recruit Direct Sales Team Members


Do you have a business in Direct Sales and live in Michigan? Are you looking to recruit members for your team?  There are many moms out there desiring to make money from home and may not know they possess a hidden talent in sales. This is where you come in.....

As a stay at home mom who tried her hand at direct sales, I discovered it was just not my niche.  With my blogging skills, etc., I had an idea to help moms get their direct sales business noticed instead. 

If you would like to spread the word about your work from home opportunity, contact me at Lindsey@michiganhomemommyworks.com.  I would love to spread the word about your direct sales business through featured biz posts, advertising, etc. and for an inexpensive fee of $25 per feature biz post and only $10 a month for sidebar advertising.  I also do social networking on your behalf.  Whatever option you choose, my goal is to help you as I know it's hard to get a work-from-home business off of the ground.  Working together is helpful in achieving goals.

I look forward to working with you!

Sunday, June 1, 2014

6 Things Female Business Entrepreneurs Must Know Before They Start That Startup

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Frances Kweller, CEO of Kweller Prep, a learning incubator specializing in advanced test preparation in Queens, New York, founded Kweller Prep after receiving her law degree from Hofstra Law School.  She offers the following tips to women embarking on their first business venture:

1.    Execute Immediately – Most women suffer from what I call “analysis paralysis”, which means they analyze the situation over and over again and then never take action.  They have plans to do something, but don’t execute.  Don’t spend time over-processing everything and take action immediately before you get cold feet.
    
2.    Don’t Let the Math Scare You – If you're like me, you didn't take a lot of math in school and numbers make you want to run the other way.  As women, we don’t want to look at a portfolio or profit-and-loss statement because many of us don’t understand the math.  Take a class at a community college, spend quality time with your accountant, CPA and banker and understand how business loans work because you will need this information in the future.
3.    Be Direct About What You Want – You need to be able to pitch what you want in 3 minutes or less.  Learn not to be soft and get to the point to get what you want.  Women tend to go in circles and are afraid of saying what they want.  Being able to say what you want and what you are looking for is critical to your success.

4.    Trust Your Gut – Many people will tell you that you cannot do something or that your idea is a bad one.  If your instincts are telling you that they’re wrong and you’re right, trust your instincts.  When they say “no,” move on from it and beware of all the free advice. 

5.    Stay Away from Business Partners - Particularly in your first business venture, a business partner is not only not necessary but an unwelcome headache.  Your first venture comes with enormous learning curves and mistakes you need to make alone. You need to listen to your instincts and have clarity of mind to do so, unclouded by another party in the way. 
 
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6.    Get Support – Join a women’s group, while reading up on building a business and about other women entrepreneurs to garner the support you need while building your business.  Surrounding yourself with other female entrepreneurs will only help you on your journey in discovery and with a solid foundation while building your own leadership skills too.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

5 Ways Anyone can be a Philanthropist

5 Ways Anyone can be a Philanthropist
by Theresa Roemer


 A friend recently confided in me that she feels like a failure because she does not give enough to charity - not enough money, because she doesn’t have it, and not enough of herself because she doesn’t have time.  “I just don’t have the means to be a philanthropist,” she said.  I explained to my friend that philanthropy is for everyone, even on the smallest level.  It is not reserved just for the wealthy.  

To the average person, it could appear that philanthropy is only for rich people with lots of time on their hands.  Nothing could be further from the truth.   As an entrepreneur and a businesswoman, I am often asked to donate money and time to worthy causes. But I work alongside people from all walks of life who share my desire to give to others. For me, giving is not just about money, but also time, energy, and effort to help those in need.  

Philanthropy is for everyone. Here are five things that you can do to be a philanthropist right now:

1)      Adopt a cause. There is no lack of worthy causes that deserve your help. But first, you must find a cause that is close to your heart.  It can be anything. Your personal connection is the most important aspect of giving. If you were to look at the everyday needs of those around you – even your friends and loved ones – you could find a cause.  You may have a friend who died from cancer, a neighbor who has Alzheimer’s disease, or know of a child with juvenile diabetes.  There is the American Cancer Society, the Alzheimer’s Association, and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, each in need of volunteers.   

2)      Donate something. Don’t focus on the dollar amount, even sending a check for $5.00 can be meaningful. While billionaires seem to get all the publicity, anyone involved in fundraising will tell you that the small donations keep the causes going. I know of several colleges and universities that value the number of alumni who give almost as much as the amount that is given. In that regard, when the tallies are taken at the end of the year, someone who gives $10.00 is counted the same as someone who gives $10,000. Also remember that $10.00 given regularly over a lifetime, well that adds up.

3)      Donate your time.  You would be surprised how many organizations and causes need man power more than, or as much as, money. Think about volunteering in some way. Many organizations train volunteers to raise money by making phone calls. Others welcome help in setting up for benefit dinners or—more importantly—cleaning up afterwards.  These are the unglamorous, but necessary and heartfelt, donations that are every bit as important as money. You don’t read about it in the newspapers, and that’s the point.  Your time can also be spent doing something for a neighbor such as sitting with an elderly person who simply needs the company, or taking them food shopping.  This is another type of donation of time you don’t read or hear about but a void nonetheless that needs to be filled. 

4)      Create your own cause. Perhaps you know of someone afflicted with a rare disease or syndrome that does not enjoy widespread support or recognition. Maybe there is a person in your neighborhood—a wounded veteran returning from Afghanistan, for example—who does not qualify for much-needed treatments or even food money. Organizing just one pot luck supper or blind auction, and donating the proceeds to the needy individuals, can be of immense service.  Your own philanthropic efforts for the needs of one person will have reverberating effects on someone’s life. 
5)      Be creative. Look for unexpected ways to donate things.  Did you know that you can give to just about any charitable cause by donating a used car? And it doesn’t even have to be a good car. Hospitals, foundations—even the Salvation Army—may take a beat-up old piece of junk and give a tax-deductible credit in exchange. The car doesn’t even have to be in running condition.   There are also senior organizations that will use the value of the car toward ride services for seniors in your local area.  Your old car could allow a senior citizen to get transportation to doctor’s appointments and grocery store runs alone. 

I believe that it is my duty to give to others, and that we all share this responsibility to some extent. Philanthropy is about setting goals and reaching them on behalf of someone else and for their benefit alone. It’s a selfless act and one that I take very seriously.  Whether alone or in gathering friends and colleagues to accompany you in the journey of giving, I promise that once you venture down the road of giving you will live a better life for someone else’s benefit, and that alone is worth the journey. 

BIO
Theresa Roemer is the CEO of Theresa Roemer, LLC and a small business owner who specializes in business philanthropy.  She owns several home goods companies in Houston, Texas and is a partner in Roemer Oil. 

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

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Monday, May 19, 2014

adidas Pure Boost Shoe Launch


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Michigan business moms, if you are looking for better foot comfort, look no further.  adidas just launched a new line of shoes you may be interested in learning about and they wanted me to share it with you....

adidas Pure Boost is here!

Sometimes we buy sneakers because we love the look of them. At least I do! And sometimes, we buy sneakers for functional training. Well, this all new adidas Pure Boost shoe can do BOTH! The shoes are amazingly light at 8.3 and 6.3 ounces for men and women, respectively. So you can be sure you will barely feel these babies wrapped around your feet. Check them out below.

adidas Pure Boost

 



Which would you choose?

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Using Your Social Media Influence for Social Good Tonight 5/7 9:00 pm EST

Jennifer Barbour of Another Jennifer Blog + Writing Lab, will discuss why social good deserves a space in your social media channels. Register now for this free event which starts tonight at 9:00 pm EST. You will receive a confirmation email with webinar details. 

Monday, May 5, 2014

Breaking Down Your Business #1 Podcast

If you run a small business and have employees, have you ever been faced with "Why can't I hire competent employees?"



Jill Salzman, co-host of the Breaking Down your Business Podcast and founder of The Founding Moms, would like me to share this information with you.

Breaking Down Your Business tackles the most complex small business questions of our day. Together with Brad Farris, they get to the bottom of myriad business mysteries with the help from entrepreneurial geniuses, product pushers, brilliant branders and a ragtag team of moguls intent on magnifying profit. It's the ultimate business owner podcast -- and the most entertaining business podcast in the world, to boot. They focus on talking to real business owners and addressing their real issues. 


*They get 4,500+ downloads each month already. 
*They've hit the iTunes "New & Noteworthy" list 3 times since they launched and they are only 3 months old.
*They're currently listed in the "Entrepreneurial Inspiration" list on iTunes!


Friday, May 2, 2014

10 Books Every Aspiring Entrepreneur Must Read {Infographic}

Check out this awesome infographic: 10 Books Every Aspiring Entrepreneur Must Read!

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Monday, April 28, 2014

Detroit Business to Boost Funding for Lakeview High School 5/3- St. Clair Shores




ST. CLAIR SHORES, MI., —April 24, 2014—On Saturday, May 3rd Lakeview High School will team up with Ray Laethem Chrysler Dodge Jeep to host a Dodge Booster Club Fundraiser. Funds raised will go toward the school. The fundraiser will take place during the Athletic Department Fundraiser on the school grounds located at 21100 E. Eleven Mile Road, St. Clair Shores MI.
Between 10:00am and 2:00pm, the Dodge brand will make a $20 donation to LHS on behalf of each person who takes a short test drive. Ray Laethem Chrysler Dodge Jeep will have the new Dodge Dart, Durango, Journey, and Grand Caravan at the event for participants to inspect and drive. Dealership personnel will volunteer their time to assist with the fundraising drives.  Anyone age 18, or over, with a valid driver’s license, may drive and earn a Dodge donation for the school. 
The Dodge brand has been supporting schools in the communities where the company does business for several years. Since 1993, Dodge has helped raise over $5 million for schools across the country with test drive programs like the Dodge Booster Club Fundraiser. 

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Visit Michigan Mom Living (Online Blog Magazine)


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I know that in a previous post (a while back), I mentioned that this blog has branched out beyond these particular blogging walls.

I created an online blog style magazine called; Michigan Mom Living.  Check out the screenshots below.




I am so blessed and thankful for all of my followers here on Michigan Home Mommy Works and would love for you to also follow me and some great contributors over at our new online blog magazine.

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