In This Issue

Members of Moms In Business
Who is Moms in Business?
Upcoming MIB Events
Welcome New Members
Monthly Featured Member
Worth Reading
Staying Strong in Financially Hard Times


Members of Moms in Business include:

Naturally Delightful  
Treasured Paiges
Dea Bella Jewelry
CAM Avenue Candles
Star Girl Jewelry & Lampwork Glass Designs
Avon
 Country Gourmet
Send Out Cards
Baby Me Beautiful
Shaklee
Holistic Massage & Bodywork
Discovery Toys
 Daisy Blue Naturals
Barefoot Books
The Creative Arts Center
Juice Plus
D-Stress with Jess
Little House of Hugs
Seriesse International
Lillie Beth Co.


 


About Us
To find out more information, visit us on the web at:
www.momsinbusiness.org or call Robin Lemon at 734-344-5085
We are always seeking Moms that are committed to building their business

 



Featured Mom
 

Marianna Boylan 

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Click here to read more and see all of the  wearable treasures she creates.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




 

 

 Our next Networking Night will be held Thursday, October 23, 6:30-8:30pm at the Community Room (Next to Steve & Barry's) at Frenchtown Square Mall in Monroe. *Special Gift Bag for those on the Guest List CONTACT US TODAY!

 




Holiday Card Special Offer:

  Sign up for a Wholesale or "Rebate & Referral" account with Send Out Cards and receive 50 FREE CARDS in your account. 



Robin of Pillows of Lavender is  donating 10% of all sales  in the month of October to Breast Cancer Research and giving a free all natural Lavender Mint Lip Balm with each order. Show your Support!


 


Worth Reading!

The Boss of You: Everything A Woman Needs to Know to Start, Run, and Maintain Her Own Business

 

From Publishers Weekly
Female entrepreneurs start businesses at twice the rate of their male counterparts , and in this book they will find a practical compendium of everything there is to know about launching and sustaining a small business. Mears and Bacon emphasize building an individualized business plan and developing a firm foundation by establishing clear goals, frankly evaluating your skills and refining answers to the Big Questions: what are you really selling? Who is your target audience? How should you best package your business's public image? The authors cover the fundamentals of crafting a mission statement, developing branding, handling finances and legal issues, hiring good employees and expanding your business with admirable clarity, bolstered by success stories, helpful exercises and sample budgets. Women with dreams of owning their own businesses and looking for a place to start will find much to aid them—and much to enjoy—in this thoughtful guide. (May)
Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

 

Who should read it: First-time women entrepreneurs who like the idea of starting small business and working with people they know.

Why this book stands out: Few business books have the courage to go for the humble angle that this one does. Before creating their startup, Raised Eyebrow Web Studio, authors Mears and Bacon noticed that every business book "seemed to assume that every businessperson was pushing for big growth, plenty of staff and massive profits." The authors, however, took a different approach. "We knew that we wanted to start out small (just the two of us), work with people we loved and grow at a sustainable rate over time while still being paid what we were worth."

Because it doesn't give the mainstream "grow big and fast" message on business, the book offers unconventional advice on running a business where every aspect of it is close to your heart. -- Entrepreneur.com, March 04, 2008
 

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Staying Strong in Financially Hard Times

How do you keep a small business afloat in difficult economic times? There's no magic bullet to keeping the doors to your business open but there are some tried and true measures to making sure you're still standing...and standing apart, when all is said and done.

First, remember that even in the worst of times, someone, somewhere is doing business. Make sure your customer service is impeccable, that your store or site is fresh and welcoming and of course, scale back if you need to...trim the proverbial fat.

Second, take a hard look at your business and ask yourself the hard questions. Do you offer enough product (or services) that people REQUIRE. Frivolity is the first line item cut from every budget. Make sure you are meeting the day to day needs of your customers. What are you offering that customers MUST buy regardless of their budgets. If you are a service provider, rethink your pricing strategies or types of services offered. If you are a retailer, really make your product practical as well as beautiful.

Third, if you've been operating your business with a lot of credit card usage or a line of credit, stop now. Get out in front of that debt as soon as you can. Keep a very close eye on your payment cycles and make your payments early if possible. It's not uncommon in times like these for companies to change your due dates or terms unexpectedly and then your rate goes through the roof. In my first retail partnership we actually had it in our contract that the business could never owe more on debt than it had in the bank. That allowed for cash flow management but always kept us restrained.

Finally, don't panic. The way you've been running your business may need to change but if you come at the challenge head on, with the same energy and creativity that caused you to open your doors to begin with, than you'll become your strongest and best asset.
 

Blog entry by Steph of Women Take Wing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Who are we?

 M- MOMs who run their own home business
O- Opportunities for growing and profiting from what you love
M-Monthly Meetings
S- Success through fundraisers, open house events, community awareness & support
IN- Your Local Community!
B- Building your business, Beneficial tips & tricks
U- Uniting talents and relationships with each other & the community
S- Supportive opportunities for promoting and advertising your business
I- Increasing and understanding your market
E- Exposure, Lot's more of it = increased sales & potential customers
S- Sharing ideas, trials and triumphs
S- Supporting one another in achieving each others dreams
 


Holiday Market
November 22nd 10am-5pm
 Do you or someone you know have a business selling items (direct sales, handmade, etc.)? If so, contact Robin today to find out how to be a part of this fabulous event!
To read more info and print up your registration form follow this link:
http://www.momsinbusiness.org/HM-registration-2008.pdf
or
Contact Robin now to reserve your table.
 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

     

 

 

Look and feel special on your big day.
Jewelry can be made to match your wedding colors.
Earrings are included with each piece as a set. See the Extra's page to choose your earring style. 
email me for a customized quote.
 

 

     

Sleeping Beauty Set
Swarovski Pearls & Crystals create
a beautiful drop design. 
$35
 

Dew Drops Set
Swarovski Pearls and Crystals
create a simple and elegant
Jackie O style necklace. 
$30

Lucky Stars Set
Double strands of Swarovski Crystal.
Two strands of sheer sparkle.
$45
 




Anne
Gorgeous continuous loops of Swarovski 4mm crystals intertwine and can be
worn as a choker or a little lower on
the neckline.  Matching bracelet also available.
$49
 




Christy
Two dramatic strands of Swarovski crystals in Bi-cones, rounds and Cubes with rhinestone detail in the drop. Refer to the crystal color chart
to customize your colors.
$85




Natalie
Gorgeous Y style sterling accented by two faceted briolette crystal drops and smaller crystals throughout. Refer to the crystal color chart to customize
your colors.
$42




Melanie
Stunning weave of Swarovski
crystals in 4, 6 & 8mm with rhinestone roundels,  Matching bracelet also available.
$53




Grand Diva
Two strands of Swarovski Crystals in Crystal AB bi-cones accented with Swarovski crystal rhinestones roundels set in silver.
$58




Lila Lariat
Swarovski diagonal cubes and bi cones finish the ends of this gorgeous lariat style necklace on sterling silver chain. Customize your colors
$36




Audrey Drops
Sterling silver and Swarovski faceted tear drop crystal earrings.  See Crystal chart to customize.
$18




Double Diva Bracelet
Matches the Diva Elegance perfectly with double strands of Swarovski glass pearls and crystals.
 $42

 




Grace Set
Swarovski Crystal in a double strand twist design. Shown using Crystal AB and Peridot crystals. See color chart to find the colors you want.
$32




Eleanor Set
Swarovski Crystals shown in Colorado Topaz Bi cones & Indian Red Bi cones with one large crystal focal in the middle surrounded by smaller crystals with small color crystals patterned in.
$38




Diva Classic
Gorgeous drop pendant style.
One strand of Swarovski Crystals in
Crystal AB accented with Swarovski rhinestone roundels set in silver.
Earrings included in price (not shown).
$39




Diva Elegance
For a bolder look, here is a mix
between Dew Drops and Sleeping
Beauty. Double strand dramatic
drop with Swarovski crystals and pearls.
$55




Diva
One strand of Swarovski Crystals in Crystal AB accented with Swarovski rhinestone roundels set in silver.
$38




Lola
3 strands of floating Swarovski crystals using rounds and bi cone crystals. A stunning statement.
$44




Sassy Set
Available in all colors, see the color chart. Shown in Lt Sapphire
Swarovski cubes and Crystal rounds.
$38




The Gift
Classic style glass pearls in Ivory
Cream fully adjustable for all desired lengths with the tie of a bow, Lobster clasp also attached so you can wear it for simple or dress up.
$33




Lovefire
Two strands of Swarovski bi cones choker style. Available in many
colors as well  as all  the other Formal/Bridal pieces.
$41


Two strands of Swarovski bi cones loose layered style. Available in many colors as well  as all  the
other Formal/Bridal pieces.




Alicia
Swarovski pearls with center focal Swarovski Crystal cube in Sapphire and Sapphire bi-cones along the side. The sparkle and style of this one makes it perfect for a mother of the bride or groom or for that special evening out. Colors of crystals and pearls can be customized.
$41




L
ydia

2 strands of 4mm Swarovski crystals on sterling silver links with gorgeous double drops. A stunning piece that can be worn with the drops in the front or to the back. Versatile and unique. Matching earrings included but not shown.
$78

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