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10 Tips to Save Money When Grocery Shopping

Posted by admin on Dec 16, 2010 10:00:00 AM

The cost of groceries can eat into a well planned budget. You can make save money at the grocery store using these tips.

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Topics: Frugal Living Tip, Products

Spreading Holiday Cheer as a Small Business Owner

Posted by admin on Dec 15, 2010 3:17:14 AM

Many small business owners are wondering how they can spread holiday cheer this year. As a business owner, you’ll need to choose activities that help you develop and maintain good interpersonal relationships with employees and business contacts. You’ll also want to use the holiday activities to help establish a positive public profile for your business. Moreover, you’ll want to project a professional image and use your resources wisely while you’re spreading Christmas cheer.

Here are some activities small business owners can easily use to spread holiday cheer:

  • Invite various community groups of different belief systems to hold their holiday celebration events at your place of business. This promotes goodwill in several ways, while saving your own resources.
  • “Adopt” someone: You can set up a donation campaign to help out a needy cause, local family, or local institute. Collect warm clothes, blankets, food, toys, or money throughout the days leading up to the holiday. Then either host a giveaway yourself or give the donations to specific charities to be distributed to the needy. However, if you collect food for the homeless, remember they have no way of cooking it. Most of all, remember to give out press releases before, during, and after the special events occur. This not only promotes your community image, it makes everyone involved feel extra special to see their names in print.
  • Give away practical, yet inexpensive gifts to everyone: Combine promoting your business with gift giving. Give out nice pen sets and other practical promotional items that are engraved with the company’s logo. Make sure the gift is something that can be used all year round, or that may easily be shared with others. For employees and special business contacts, engrave the item with something that will have personal meaning to them instead of your company logo. This will make each feel special, yet not cost a small fortune.
  • Cut decorating expenses by encouraging employees to decorate their own work spaces with items brought from home. Or increase your community goodwill by letting a local elementary school or your customers submit decorations for public display.
  • Save time, fuel, and energy: Combine tasks as much as possible. Arrange errands so they are all in the same area. Do your shopping online whenever you can. While you’re online, send out e-greeting cards and holiday newsletters, to both, personal and business contacts. Be sure to include your seasonal sales information in those business holiday newsletters! You can also save resources by turning your office party into an employee potluck buffet.
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Topics: Small Business Advice

Warm Up the Holidays With Budget Friendly Spirits and Cheer

Posted by admin on Dec 11, 2010 1:40:07 AM

Holiday trends may come and go, but nothing makes them festive like tried and true cocktails and concoctions. Unfortunately, hiring a bartender or cocktail server for your holiday events can be prohibitively expensive. With a little help, though, holiday cheer can be easy to make, inexpensive, and the hit of the party, without the high price tag. When planning your next seasonal party, try some of these festive recipes to warm your guest's senses and spirits on a budget that will leave room in your wallet for gifts!

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Topics: Frugal Living Tip

Top 5 Fun Gift Ideas

Posted by admin on Dec 9, 2010 6:51:25 AM

Everyone loves getting Christmas gifts, especially when it's a fun gift. This Christmas, get everyone on your list something fun that they will enjoy for months to come. Here a list of 5 fun gift ideas to get you started:

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Topics: Products

Lighten Up, Dude, It's Christmas! Part 1

Posted by admin on Dec 7, 2010 10:00:00 AM

The small business competes with some heavy hitters in the national mega stores. The personal touch, though, is lacking in the mega stores and here is where the small business can make Christmas a little merrier. By adding personal touches like small cards with Christmas figures and signed by the owner for each customer in their shopping bag or a Christmasy gift like a candle or a scented sachet, the small business can create a memory that will bring their customers back for more.

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Topics: Small Business Advice, Frugal Living Tip

3 Ways For Businesses To Save Money On Holiday Greetings

Posted by admin on Dec 6, 2010 6:53:08 AM

If you’re looking to tighten up this holiday season and save a little money on your holiday greetings without skimping on style then we’ve got a few tips for you. The holiday season is also a busy time for every business and you want to make sure that you work as efficiently but cheaply while maintaining the high quality appearance of your business. Our gift for you this holiday season is a list of three things you can do to save money over the holidays.

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Topics: Small Business Advice, Products

Top Ten List of Christmas Decorations for the Fashionista

Posted by admin on Dec 3, 2010 6:48:17 AM

Everyone knows a Fashionista. She is the friend who always looks elegant, even when she is changing a diaper. She is the sister who always shows up for Christmas dinner looking like a million dollars. She is the coworker who always wears the latest fashions in the office.

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Topics: Products

Gift Giving in Business - More Than The Thought That Counts

Posted by Joshua Unseth on Nov 30, 2010 5:15:14 AM

There was a time when giving gifts to business associates and clients was an all or nothing proposition. Either you gave them nothing, largely because of the cost, or you limited gifts given to only "special" clients, also largely due to cost. Fortunately, thanks to a lot of creativity, not to mention technology, today you can give gifts that can be obtained at reasonable cost, thus enabling you to give some sort of gift to practically everyone on your client list.

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Topics: Small Business Advice

Saving Money During the Holiday Season

Posted by Joshua Unseth on Nov 25, 2010 5:34:21 AM

Times have been difficult this year for many families. Money is in short supply and just being able to pay your regular monthly bills can be a big challenge. During this time of year as Thanksgiving approaches and Christmas awaits shortly thereafter, an even bigger strain on the wallet can be felt. Holiday gifts may be considered a discretionary expense, but no one wants to see the disappointment on a child who gets nothing more than a lump of coal in his stocking because there was no money this year.

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Topics: Frugal Living Tip

Top 10 Christmas Light Displays Items

Posted by Joshua Unseth on Nov 24, 2010 2:00:23 AM

Christmas comes during the darkest time of year when the sun sets early and rises late, so people especially enjoy decorating for the holiday with lights of all kinds.

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Topics: Wholesale List

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