small business and social media

Simple tips to help build and retain customers

When I began my children's party planning business over 10 years ago, it felt more like an adventure than anything else. Before that point, I had done a few MLMs, where there was someone above me guiding me to help me make sales and connect with customers. When I took the plunge to go out on my own, it was just me. Social Media was developing more, and things changed very quickly in the way that people marketed and grew their business. While I took a step back from the party planning business, I have been working on growing my brand as a blogger working with brands. I also help small businesses navigate social media and develop their own brands. It can be very rewarding, but it can also be very frustrating at times. I thought I would take a moment today to talk ways to gain and keep your customers that have worked for me.

Gifts and Gift Guides, Product Reviews

Hallmark is Making Cards Super Groovy!

If you are looking for a last minute gift, these will definitely impress your Valentine! Each card comes with a card that contains an LP single. At Christmas, I got one with an Itty Bitty in it! I did not think anything could top that...UNTIL today. I am hoping they make these for other occasions in the future because they are really unique, and I cannot wait to hand some out tomorrow to some of my favorite people!

Parenting

Seven Tips For Finding a Vehicle for your Family (and Why It's Important)

I know that buying a vehicle can be costly, and that is why I think it is important to consider your vehicle in family planning. We get really excited and sometimes overwhelmed by everything else when having a child that sometimes we overlook these kinds of things that do end up having an impact on our every day lives. 

Gifts and Gift Guides

How to win at Cyber Monday Shopping with Target

*This post has affiliate links You made it through Black Friday...or maybe you did what I did and stayed home. Actually, I traveled to my parents and visited them instead of dealing with crowds, but I also finished my shopping over a month ago. It's okay, you can hate me. I used to work retail,… Continue reading How to win at Cyber Monday Shopping with Target