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.
So... Sometimes I like to think that I can do it all. My husband has a job that pretty much leaves me as a single mom most of the time. I started my business a few years ago and am trying to grow it while taking care of everything at home and homeschooling my 6-year-old… Continue reading The adventures of the Not-so-super SuperMama
Ok, so this is kind of a part two as I wrote last week about Twitter. I have done this blog for two months now, and I thought I would share what I have learned. First of all, this was not my first experience with blogging. I tried blogging just for my business last spring… Continue reading Blogging: A Newbie's Perspective
So a few months ago, I joined the Twitterverse despite my own protesting. I also balked over joining Facebook which is kind of funny now since I absolutely love Facebook and the games and the fan pages (especially my own) and the fact that I am now in contact with so many friends that I… Continue reading Twitter: A newbie's perspective
Welcome to my blog! I started this partly for my business. I own Bear Haven Boutique which is online and has a physical presence as well! I have two kids, and I wanted to share my party planning tips and my own parental ramblings! My life is crazy. My husband is a mudlogging geologist which… Continue reading Get your party on!
Okay, so if you haven't figured it out by my bio or blogroll by now, I am the proud owner of a little store and party planning business called Bear Haven Boutique. If you would have asked me a few years ago what I thought I would be doing five years down the road, it… Continue reading Why I love my job…
Unless you have been living in a cave, you have probably witnessed the heated debate over healthcare via news articles, Twitter, and Facebook. The subject got me thinking about how if you are a business owner (including direct consultants) or you have a special interest group that is not political ( i.e. a playgroup), your… Continue reading Politics and Business