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heartheart     The Future Belongs To Those Who Believe in The     Beauty of Their DREAMS.    Eleanor Roosevelt

So, 2 weeks ago, I was laid off, and ofcourse, I stayed in bed and cried until I was dehydrated. Then I decided to have a long heart to heart with myself. I got out a notepad and for the first time in my life, I asked myself, “Shelly, what do you want?” Well, I want to finish school, and work for myself so I can have a flexible schedule to do what I want, when I want. I joined a gym and started attending yoga classes, I’ve been having lunches with old friends, going on long walks, AND I picked up a book that wasn’t school related and read it. I started researching direct sales companies and found 2 that I liked. I signed up with AVON and PURE ROMANCE. The only problem is I’m basically training myself and that’s where I need your support. If anyone out there has any advice for me, PLEASE call me. And if anyone is interested in becoming a customer, PLEASE PLEASE call me. My number is 720.209.1584

I hope you are ALL Living Your Dream.

Shelly Schumacher




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      Anne E wrote Jun 25, 2010
    • Good luck in your new venture Shelly! heart



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      Vikki Hall wrote Jun 26, 2010
    • Congratulations on this new chapter in your life! There is a few groups on here that pertain to home based business and there may be some good advice there. But here’s what I would do.

      Determine your marketing budget.

      Read and test everything you can get your hands on so you have personal knowledge.

      I would host a party at home for all your friends and people of influence. Serve drinks and snacks. Then let them know that you have started a new business and need their help to be successful. Give them all your business cards (10 to each) along with a sample or 2. Ask them to try the sample and to hand out all the business cards.  

      Every where you go you should leave your card. EVERYWHERE!

      Partner with people with similar business that would compliment yours and feed off each other.

      Join the Chamber of Commerce and see about attending the meetings, luncheons and hand out sample and cards.

      Sampleing can be expensive but if you staple your card to it it becomes a great marketing tool. (I prefer to use a hole punch and string ribbon to hold the card and sample).

      Use your social media as a means to market your business.

      I would go to all the bridal stores in your area and partner with the store manager. Offer to come in and host make up parties (Avon) and or Sassy Sexy Showers (Pure Romance) and you will be only too happy to include their propaganda in with your stuff to your clients.

      Salons and Spas are also great places to ask if you can leave brochures and/or do private parties. (And if you introduce the salons/spas to the bridal shops you can all help each other).

      I hope this helps some and I wish you luck!

      Also if you‘re not a premium member on here I would join. For $40 it’s an inexpensive way to market your business.

      And remember to save ALL your receipts. Most can be written as a business expense.



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      Linni wrote Jun 26, 2010
    • heart Good luck to you! heart



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      Mztracy wrote Jun 26, 2010
    • Good luck to you! estaticheart



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      Cindylouwho1966 wrote Jun 26, 2010
    • One of the pitfalls of being your own boss is time-management. You have to treat each day like you would if you were in the “corporate” world; set appointments, make task lists, etc.

      Another important thing is to network. Find out if your community has a BNI group or some other business networking group. Or start your own, just do a “coffee and cards” meet-up at a local Starbucks. Invite all the business people you know, and tell them to bring business cards plus a desire to talk about their businesses.

      There are many of us in our 40’s making our own way, and if you have your mind and heart in the right place, you will have great success! Believe in yourself!



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      Denise Richardson wrote Jun 27, 2010
    • Shelly, life is what “YOU” make it. You have made the first step, you picked yourself up and dust yourself off and are now getting busy doing things you feel you want and need to do to become a better you for your future. There is a whole new world of opportunities out there just waiting for you, so go on and do your thang girl you‘re going to make it, I feel in my spirit you‘re not a quiter, and I also feel great success in your very near future. Keep on Keeping on my sistah!hearthappy



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      Wookiemom09 wrote Jun 27, 2010
    • Stay strong and keep us posted.  Look forward to seeing your new chapter unfold.



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      Shelly Michalk-Schumacher wrote Jun 28, 2010
    • Thank You, and BTW, I LOVE YOU. I haven’t heard someone speak so nice of me in so long, I was starting to doubt myself.
      I appreciate all you ladies and all the love you bring to this community.

      Don’t forget me when it comes to your Avon and Pure Romance needs.
      heartShelly Schumacherheart



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      Linni wrote Jun 29, 2010
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