Consider “Inviting” Prospects to Become Clients or Customers

Most of us think of promoting our business as “sales”–we give sales pitches, try to get prospective individuals interested in what we have to offer, and then we try to win them over until they become paying clients or customers. There may be a different approach, however, and you might consider thinking of ways to “invite” people to become involved in your business. This is not a new approach–I am sure if you think of some ad campaigns or interactions you have had with other companies, you will recall being “invited to get involved” or “invited to become a customer.” … Continue reading

Keep Inviting Them (Even If They Say “No”)

At 16, 17 and 18, my kids are starting to come back around—not that there were terribly lost, but hanging out with Mom was not something they wanted to do there for a couple years. My youngest is still a little wary, but we did have lunch together (and then another dinner out) for the first time in a LONG time a couple weeks ago. It is absolutely normal and natural for adolescents to avoid hanging out in public or even in private with mom and/or dad, but that does not mean we should give up trying to connect. Once … Continue reading

Handmade Baby Shower Invitation

Making a baby shower invitation can be fun, easy and look great. If you plan properly, it could even be almost as fast as spending time at the store picking out and invitation and then writing all of the details in by hand. Here is an example of a handmade baby shower invitation that I made earlier this week. Materials Bazzill Basics Cream Puff Cardstock Basic Grey Sweet Blossoms, Blossom and Scattered Flowers Cardstock Cream and Brown Ric Rac Staples Xyron machine Daisy Quickutz die and handle Tim Holtz Distressing Ink – Tea Dye One thing to keep in mind … Continue reading