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Campaign 5 – Get the Power – FREE

The next campaign has come out and it is a great one.  Each book gets better and better as Avon increases their line of products.  After health and wellness items they are already into spring.  Not only makeup and skin care and jewelry but also fashion and home goods.  And keep an eye out for future books because soon they will be catering to us big girls…yes, plus sizes here we come.

Did you know you can always shop online by looking through the brochure…turn each page and see what we have to offer….here are a few of the great new items..

 

               

     Just some of the items in the book………….

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And then the phone rang…

I was sitting at home with no energy and just reading on the couch. I get those types of days sometimes. It was chilly out although the temperature was high for the end of January. And then the phone rang….

My grandson called (love calls from him) and he asked what I was doing. Told him just chillin on the couch. He then asked if I would like to go tossing. Tossing is a term I use for my business. In order to get more customers I go around my neighborhood and sometimes other neighborhoods and drop of my brochures.

I dont do it physically because of my medical problem, but my grandson has done it on occasion – usually after my asking and promising him some Burger King.  So he asked me if I wanted to go tossing and since I did have some book left over I thought it would be a great idea.  Not only did I spend some time with my grandson (we have great talks) but also did a little business.  And of course, he got his Burger King.  Some days are just better than others…

 

What’s in your Planner?

My day starts with my planner and ends with my planner.  It has what I need to do all day and the week to come.  As a business owner I just cant see not using a planner.  I go through several of them on a monthly basis because my planners are used for different things I need to do.  A personal planner keeps me on track with family appointments.  I have two business planners – one for taking orders and keeping information on my customers and another for delivery of orders and my customer’s needs.

I tried to store all this on my phone but checking back and forth while on the phone is a little annoying to me.  So when a customer does come and wants to set up a meeting or place an order I find it easier that while on the phone I can just open one of my planners and write or read what’s going on.

Right now I am using a small one for my customer orders so I can carry it around (I love owls).  I do have a larger one I use in my office for all the important information I need to keep on my customers for reference at a later date.

So what do you use for a planner?  And how has it helped you?

Small Business Saturday….

Today is Small Business Saturday

Do you have a small business? An online business? Trying to get those sales before the end of the year?

For this Saturday only, I am inviting small businesses to leave their online business link/or FB page in the comments of this post. Let’s help each other get those sales.

In exchange, all I ask is for you to “like” my business page at http://www.facebook.com/AvonByAgnes on Facebook and to check out my online store at http://www.youravon.com/ashapiro

The sale below goes on until November 25th…..please share this blog…..

Calling all Brooklynites

Yes, you know who you are…..here in NY that is what we are called.  Been here all my life and not planning to move anywhere.  Oh, I did roam once (to Queens) but alas I returned and love it here.  We are in the middle of so much to do.  Whether it is going to shows or just a day in the nearby park, there are people all around us and always something going on.

And if it isn’t enough then just take a short train ride into what we call “the city” and it never sleeps…so you will never run out of places to visit, to eat, to enjoy or to increase your culture.  But let’s get back to the neighborhood.  Because next month we are having a Bazaar.  It is called Rescue Dogs NYC and we are going to have fun.  It starts in the afternoon, a small donation is requested ($5.00) and there will be refreshments, raffles and loads of vendors to fill your needs..take a look at the current flyer and save the date (December 9) if you are in the neighborhood.

I will also be there selling my Avon among other vendors listed below….

 

OUCH!

The weather has been great these past few days.  Enough to open the doors and windows and let in the fresh air.  So tonight I was totally surprised when I answered the front door for a customer who came to pick up her Avon and decided to stand on the steps and chat away.  We haven’t seen each other that much this summer so we had lots to talk about.

After our business and catching up, I turned to go inside, shutting and locking up the house for the night.  And then it started.  The itching. On my legs and arms.  Apparently even with the summer slowly ending and the weather (for now) turning cooler — the mosquitoes were biting like crazy.  They absolutely LOVE my ankles – so my ankles were the first to get eaten up.  Then I noticed bumps all over my left arm.  I must have the sweet blood the love.

It never occurred to me to spray myself down with Bug Guard so those buggers would leave me alone.  It wasn’t like our recent block party where I knew they would eat me so I sprayed myself.  But luckily I do use my own products and had some Avon anti-itch spray – when instead of scratching away – I sprayed away and the relief was terrific.

Next time I will know better – outside at night for any length of time = Bug Guard.  By the way, the last of the season brings the last of the Bug Guard – you wont see it again until next year….so get some now while they are still available…..and still on sale at http://www.youravon.com/ashapiro

Avon has also made it possible for you to donate toward helping support Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts….See my e-store for more information on donating today.  

The Time is Now

Sorry I havent been around for the past two days but I have been working my business.  My last post  talked about all the tossing I did and when you do tossing you have to expect some calls from new customers.  Since my orders are going in tonight I have to get on board and plan for these new customers.  I have a planner and a book where I keep all the information on my customers and today I am entering all the orders to be placed.

 

Somewhere in between I received a call from someone who wants to become an Avon Rep.  I am excited to add her to my team and after some time on the phone I emailed her a long list of what to do, how to do it – love my work!

I also realize that shortly the holidays will be upon us and everyone needs that extra money – now for the holidays, later for that coat or tv you want.  I originally started just to make some extra money for dinners and entertainment time.  But since retiring, I am working my business full time for things I want – I see a cruise in my future!

Need a part time job for the holidays?  for something special you want?  Now is the Time….for as little as a $25 investment you too can become a #BeautyBoss

Contact me today at www.youravon.com/ashapiro