Website Pirates

By Joyce Reid | Oct 14, 2016 | 0 Comments
Website pirates stealing your website?

You suck in your breath!  Your heart starts pounding! Your adrenaline skyrockets!  You know your blood pressure is in trouble. No, you’re not in love.  You’ve just discovered that someone has copied your website and it appears under a domain name that you’ve never heard of.  You click on the “about us” page and see … Read more

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The First Mailbag

By Joyce Reid | Oct 6, 2016 | 0 Comments

When I was a little girl during WWII, my mother, sister, and I lived with my grandparents on their farm in Perdido, Alabama. The main part of town was tiny with a couple general stores, a masonic lodge, a Methodist and a Baptist church, and the post office. The train went through that part of … Read more

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How to Create a Marketing Binder

By Joyce Reid | Oct 4, 2016 | 9 Comments

Habits are built as a result of repetition. The philosopher Aristotle said many hundreds of years ago that “we are what we repeatedly do.” And this applies as much to where your customers buy gifts as much as it does to losing weight or smoking. It also applies to you. Have you created the Marketing Habit? … Read more

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How to Tie Ribbon Bows

By Joyce Reid | Oct 3, 2016 | 0 Comments

From Nashville Wraps

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Climb on the Train to Success

By Joyce Reid | Sep 30, 2016 | 60 Comments
the train to success

The biggest question that I’ve been asked as a small business counselor is “Why is it so hard to market my business?” Although they don’t realize it, the answer is in the very reason that they got into business in the first place.  Most entrepreneurs start a business because they know how to do something … Read more

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Car Wash Lessons for Business

By Joyce Reid | Sep 23, 2016 | 2 Comments

What can we learn from a car wash? by Diane Campbell I attend a networking event at my local chamber. In there, is a car wash owner, that does hand washing and detail work. His business is located in a busy area. It’s not in the city of Atlanta but in one of their sprawling … Read more

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Are you shy?

By Joyce Reid | Sep 19, 2016 | 2 Comments

Are you shy?  An introvert? I was the shy kid through high school. In a graduation class of over 500 students, I was just one of the crowd.  I met girls that I had graduated with but had never seen before when I went to a small college. Does this sound like you? Yeh, I … Read more

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Stretching Your Inventory Dollars

By Joyce Reid | Aug 27, 2016 | 5 Comments

Inventory is the center of your business.  Without it, you couldn’t make a gift basket BUT this is the one area where your budget can be hurt the most.  You have to rein in that desire to buy every “cute little thing” that you see that could “add just the perfect touch to a particular … Read more

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Never Underestimate the Power of What You Do

By Joyce Reid | Aug 26, 2016 | 0 Comments

Never Underestimate the Power of What You Do By Diane Campbell He had a gun, a stocking over his face, and a hat on.  His intent was to rob the bank.  He went up to the tellers, and demanded money from both drawers, all the while waving the gun in their faces. The silent alarm … Read more

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Extraordinary Success Comes with Action

By Joyce Reid | Aug 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

I’m thinking out loud right now (and writing as I do so) so bear with me. There has recently (maybe not so recently — maybe for a long time) a lot of beautiful quotes overlaid onto pictures about how to be successful in business and in person. As a matter of fact, I posted one … Read more

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