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Small Business People

Every day there seems to be another small business popping up.  People who sell on Etsy or on E-bay all want one thing.  To sell their product and make some money from it.  Next week I will be doing some shopping at a Holiday Bazaar.  There will be about 20 vendors there….all small business owners, who sell from their homes or computers online.  This is how we make our business and support ourselves.

Have you ever thought of becoming a small business owner?  Are you crafty?  I started out beading and made bracelets, necklaces and  earrings along with keychains and other various beaded items.  Loved doing it and had success.  But alas, those beads did not do well with hands that became arthritic.  So I looked for another business I could enjoy and came across the selling of Avon products.

I know what you are thinking….I dont want to sell makeup…but Avon is more than makeup.  The best part is it’s your business to sell as you please (with a few rules)…..I sell person to person, I leave books at businesses and I also sell online.  You see, I am always selling….today I left my business cards (with a 10% discount) on cars…

So if you feel you can handle this job and become an Avon Rep – it is so easy to do.  If you are a stay-at-home mom, it is perfect for you.  While that baby sleeps, go on your computer and sell.  Taking a walk in the park, bring those books with you and talk to the other moms….Each day brings you closer to earning the money you want and the money you need….(you know those bills are piling up now that the holidays are here.

 

So join my team – for a minimum amount of $25 (sent to Avon directly) you will receive a starter kit which contains full size products, samples and books to get you started on your journey to becoming a Small Business Owner….ask me for more information or sign up at at my site – www.youravon.com/ashapiro

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It’s beginning to look a lot like….

family time…..a time to reflect … a time to be thankful … and a time to SHOP!

I sometimes think it would be great to forego all the shopping and just have family dinner for all – oh, wait – that just passed….It was called Thanksgiving.  Presents were not necessary although some people brought dessert (homemade) and some brought fruit and wine.  It was a time for happy smiles and talking and eating…way too much eating.

My favorite holiday and this year it went great.  All the little ones running all over the place.  Upstairs, downstairs and outside.  A bit of football on the TV and in the street.  Almost as good as our annual block party.

This morning I woke to aches and pains (you get those when you get older) but it was well worth it.  Tomorrow I will clean because today was just a resting day – and some more eating.

I did go online to start my shopping (no standing in line) and ordered for the grandchildren first (easy buys – they want everything).  The best part of running my business is the fact that I too offer Black Friday specials....and until tomorrow here are the deals you can get and what the new brochure looks like.  Didnt make it to Black Friday at Avon?  Guess what!  Cyber Monday is coming – a new post for that one…meantime check out what Black Friday at Avon looks like – it expires tomorrow Nov. 25 at 11.59 pm….dont miss it….

 

 

 

 

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Slow Down

The time has come to smell the flowers.  Our nation is always on the go.  I was always on the go.  Get up early in the morning, work, shop, cook, transport kids, – when do we stop.  I am guilty of this type of life also.  There is never enough time in the day to accomplish all we have to do.

So what if we stopped – turn off the electronics, sit on the patio with a cup of coffee and a good book for what?  an hour or two?  Will the world come to an end?  Cant the shopping wait until tomorrow or later?  This world is always on fast forward and life is short.  When was the last time you took a bath.  Not enough time?  Sure, a shower is quicker but not as relaxing.

Take time – read more, drink that cup of coffee on your patio not in the train station.  More and more young people are having heart attacks because of the fast pace and continuous working in our lives.

Take time to smell the 

Cherished memories

It seems this generation does not follow tradition much.  When cleaning out my house a few years back to move, I found items from when my children were young.  Asking them if they would like their cherished memories to keep for themselves, they all were not interested.  Guess we live in a “throwaway society” and I think that is sad.  When my in-laws passed I kept some of her items she had – special mugs, some pictures, wall hangings and plates.

I also have some items for myself like pictures, even precious moments dolls, along with bracelets and even my dog’s collar who passed away.  I cant seem to part with some things.  But what will happen to them when I pass on.

I recently came across an item Avon is selling that made me think of these memories.  Bracelets and earrings called Cherished Memories……

Find them here  …  and get your cherished bracelet for only $7.99 and the earrings (all 7 pairs) for $9.99…..and just maybe you will be able to pass them on.

Tomorrow is the day

Yesterday I spent two hours going over papers.  Reading, signing and having them notarized.  Picking options, making copies … Today I sorted through them re-checking everything to make sure I had all the forms properly filled out.

Tomorrow I will take all these papers and go directly to the office where I will put in my Retirement papers to make it official.  How do I feel you ask me (or maybe you dont) but I really cant explain it.  Happy, Sad, Afraid, Sorry, Excited…

All of the above.  I want to because it is time.  I look forward to doing whatever I want, waking when I want – even if it is early in the morning.  Shopping in stores that are not crowded – doing errands during the week instead of everything on Saturday or even better, on my way home from work.

Yes, I am looking forward to it…..will let you know how it went – they say it will take about two hours….well, once it is done all I have to do is finish out the rest of the school year (12 days but who’s counting)  and – that’s it!