Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Meet Amy Schroeder with Sunshine Paperie

Name: Amy Schroeder
Business Name: Sunshine Paperie
Email: amy@sunshinepaperie.com
Website: http://www.sunshinepaperie.com/
Contact #: 214.349.5071
Twitter: http://twitter.com/sunshinepaperie
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1470009222#!/SunshinePaperie?ref=ts
Blog Address: http://blog.sunshinepaperie.com/



How would you describe yourself?
A busy mom of two boys with a passion for cooking, shopping, organizing, volunteering, stationery, invitations, personalized gifts, remembering birthdays and anniversaries!

How long have you been involved in your business?
Sunshine Paperie “opened” in 2007

Why did you choose your particular business?
I developed a passion for cards, invitations, stationery and gifts while working part-time at a Hallmark store through my high school years and when I was home from college. I enjoyed getting to know the customers and helping them find exactly what they were looking for. As I entered the business world and, particularly since my husband and I had our first child, William, my search for quality paper products was often frustrated by not being able to find good customer service when I wanted it and where I wanted it. When we decided I would stay home with William, I chose to embark on my childhood passion and Sunshine Paperie was born!

What keeps you motivated?
My desire to help people – primarily busy moms find fun personalized products easily online. I also love the how social media is changing the way business is done and more and more people are shopping online!

Tell us a little about your family.
I have been married to my husband Trey for 6 years. We have 2 boys – William who is 3 ½ and Bennett is 15 months.

How do you prioritize family and your business?
Family is always 1st! Naptime and bedtime have become my “work time”. Having an online store is a blessing along with my iphone. I am able to keep up with things while we are on the go!

Where do you see yourself in 5yrs?
An even busier mom with 2 boys and my online store! I hope to continue growing by business with the help of social media!

Biggest life lesson learned?
Tough one – I seem to learn something new every day. I do know that life is short and I need to live every day to the fullest.

Biggest lesson you’ve learned in business?
You get out of it what you put into it. There are days I have to sit down and write out my plan of action. Once I write things down it becomes more real!

What is your secret to success?
Loving what I do and striving to do it better!

All Entrepreneurs encounter bad days. How do you handle yours?
I take a step back and look at the big picture. I know tomorrow is a new day and I just need to rethink my plan. I also see how happy my family is with me being home and THAT puts everything into perspective!

What was your sweetest success story?
This was a personal success for me! When I decided to start my own business the next step was coming up with a name. I wrote pages and pages of names and either the url was taken or the business name had already been filed. Then literally out of the blue I said “Sunshine Paper” – Sunshine is the nickname my husband gave me and “Paper” was for everything paper. While I was standing in line to file my business name I was about to hand over the form when I mentioned to my mom – who was with me – a site that was “something paperie”….and right then I said Sunshine Paperie – quickly added an ie to my form as I was handing it to the clerk…and that is how Sunshine Paperie began!

How do you relax?
I love to watch reality television and read magazines.

Share your favorite quote or inspirational thought:
Everything happens for a reason

Do you send out a monthly newsletter? How can we get on your mailing list if we are interested in more information?
Yes! You will receive a $5 off coupon when you sign up for my newsletter.
http://sunshinepaperie.com/join_us.htm

All About Giveaways Tuesday - Week 11 and Tuesday Blog Hops

Welcome to our Eleventh All About Giveaways Tuesday!

If you have a giveaway you want to share, please add it to our list. You can list giveaways as many as you like, but please link them directly to the giveaway page, rather than your homepage.

Please use this format so that everyone will be consistent:

Blog name- giveaway item (end date)

If you are looking for more places to advertise your giveaways or if you also host a weekly blog giveaway linkup, please include it here.  We host a link up for all daily giveaway linkups and for all other sites that advertise current giveaways. Be sure to check it out and help us grow our lists!

Oh be sure to also add yourself to our free blog directory!

I would really appreciate it if you would help promote this linky by clicking on that lil tweet button up there!  It would be great to help spread the word about these giveaways!

All About Giveaways Tuesday 

Add your current giveaways here!

Are you looking for some other Tuesday blog hops to follow today? Check these out and if I missed any of your favorites, please link us up!

Monday, September 27, 2010

Mom Owned Business Monday - Week 11 & Monday Blog Hops

I am so excited to announce our eleventh week of Mom Owned Business Monday!  If you run a mom owned business, we want to start each week focusing on you!

I invite you to join us every Monday to build your network and meet other mom owned business owners! 

Here are some helpful hints on how you can partipate in and get the most of Mom Owned Business Monday:
  • Link up your blog, website, shop, facebook page, or a  blog post that features your latest must have product or your latest cutest homemade creation!  We support all mom owned business owners, etsy shop owners, direct sales consultants, mompreneurs, small business owners ~ the more the merrier! 
  • Grab our Mom Owned Business Monday button for your sidebar, or create a post, or grab the linky information to include in your post if you want.
  • Follow the blogs, twitter or facebook pages that you are interested in learning about, be sure to leave a comment saying that you stopped by from Mom Owned Business Monday
  • Consider making a purchase from one of the Mom Owned Business Owners or considering featuring one of them on your blog.
  • Please no adult companies ~ we would like this to remain family friendly.
If you would like to share more detailed information about your business, you can also choose to be included in our free business directory by clicking here.

We would be thrilled if you could also send out a tweet, share on Facebook, or write a blog post. The more people that participate, the more people everybody can meet and network with. You could also share the button on your site!

Mom Owned Business Monday 


If you are interested in helping us host this new blog feature, please contact me! We are also looking for sponsors that might want to advertise next Monday!

Thank you for joining us. Have fun!  Happy Networking!



Are you looking for some other Monday blog hops to follow today? Check these out and if I missed any of your favorites, please link us up!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Twitter Friend Thursday - September 23 and Thursday Blog Hops

Welcome to our Eleventh Twitter Friend Thursday!  I am so sorry that this is late.  I have been fighting an asthma attack all night last night and all day today.  Better late than never, I suppose!

I am so excited that you joined us.  You can also add yourself to our permanent linky on our official website here! BUT, for purposes of networking and building a strong community of socialpreneurs, we want you to be engaged! We want you to be excited to meet new friends each week!

Please have fun following all those that you would like!  There's no minimum or maximum limit to follow. Follow whoever you want and feel comfortable with.  The idea is to follow those that you want to be friends with!

Be sure to link to your twitter account, ONLY.  Company websites, blog posts, and any other spam links will be deleted.  If you would like to list your blog or website on our site, please contact me and I can help you.

Secret Tip: You can view this linky on our official website by clicking here.

It would be great if you could share our button on your blog, you don't have to, but we would be so happy if you did!  The more people to join us, the better!


Twitter Friend Thursday



For more Twitter Followers, we recommend that you also stop by Twitter Hop Thursday hosted by Simply Stacie, The King’s Court IV, Little Yaya’s, and Review Retreat!


Add your twitter links here!


You might also want to visit these other Thursday Blog Hops!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Show Us Your Business Wednesday Week 2


Thank you for joining us for Week Two of Show Us Your Business Wednesday!

We are starting from the beginning again! Please tell your friends about Show Us Your Business Wednesday and come back each week to share something new about you and your business!

Earlier in the summer, we started Show Us Your Business Wednesday and I appreciate all of the ladies that  participated.  Since we have some new followers, we are going at it again and let's see if we can get this shared in the business community.  If you didn't join us before, no problem, we would love to have you!  If you participated in the first go around, feel free to link up your previous links and browse around the new businesses.

Every Wednesday we will have a specific topic about our business. At the end of the post, their will be a Linky so you can link up your Show Us Your Business Posts to share with the rest of us.

This will we be a new weekly feature where Socialpreneurs (as defined, by yours truly, in the Urban Dictionary, as "WAHMs (dads too), Moms in Business, Etsy Shop Owners, Small Business Owners, Mompreneurs, Home Based Business Owners, Direct Sales Consultants and Bloggers who utilizes social media to promote their business, brand, or blog.") will be sharing different aspects of their business.

The Show Us Your Business revised schedule will be as follows:
  • September 15, 2010 ~ Introduce yourself, your family, and your business.
  • September 22, 2010 ~ What is your why? Why did you start your business?
  • September 29, 2010 ~ Show Us Your Office/Work Space
  • October 6, 2010 ~ What are your favorite Fall Products?
  • October 13, 2010 ~ Where do you network?
  • October 20, 2010 ~ How do you stay organized?
  • October 27, 2010 ~ What are your most useful marketing tools?
  • November 3, 2010 ~ How do you show your customers appreciation?
  • November 10, 2010 ~ What are your current holiday specials?
The posts you link up can be brand NEW or if you already have discussed the specific topic SHARE IT! Just as long as it applies to the topic each week.

When It Begins

1. Show Us Your Business Wednesdays will re-begin on September 15, 2010 and will run until further notice.

2.  A new Show Us Your Business Wednesday with linky will go up here at Society of Socialpreneurs every Tuesday evening sometime between 8pm and 11:59pm Pacific Standard Time. The linkys will close 5 days later on Sunday evening, so you’ll have all week to add your post or save it for the following Tuesday.

The Rules

1. Link up a new or old favorite post that will inspire the rest of us.

2. Please make sure that the link you leave does not take us to the Home Page of your Blog, but instead does take us specifically to your Show Us Your Business Post. (All other links will be deleted.)

3. Please copy the code for this Show Us Your Business Blog Hop Button and place it in your Show Us Your Business Post.

Show Us Your Business Wednesday
or

Create your own link back here with the title: “Show Us Your Business Wednesday” and place it in your post so that your readers can have the chance to see everyone’s business, and all the participants here can get more exposure to their blogs.

4. Feel free to also put the Show Us Your Business Button on the sidebar of your blog ~ This is just for fun, it is not required for participation.

5. Come back to Society of Socialpreneurs every Wednesday to network with the other socialpreneurs!

So ~

This week's post will be to share about your "Why!"  Why did you start your particular business?  What keeps you motivated each day.

Remember, networking is all about getting to know one another!  We all want to shop from someone that we know and respect.  I hope that this blog hop will allow us to meet and get to know one another better.  If you participated last time and you already have a post for this, go ahead and link it up again!  Hopefully, we will have some new friends playing along this time around.

Lastly, I would love to include you in our free business directory.  Just click here and fill out the information and I will get your information listed on the site. 

Link up your post for Show Us Your Business Wednesday below:



Are you looking for some other Wednesday blog hops to follow today? Check these out and if I missed any of your favorites, please link us up!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

All About Giveaways Tuesday - Week 10 & Tuesday Blog Hops

Welcome to our Tenth All About Giveaways Tuesday!

If you have a giveaway you want to share, please add it to our list. You can list giveaways as many as you like, but please link them directly to the giveaway page, rather than your homepage.

Please use this format so that everyone will be consistent:

Blog name- giveaway item (end date)

If you are looking for more places to advertise your giveaways or if you also host a weekly blog giveaway linkup, please include it here.  We host a link up for all daily giveaway linkups and for all other sites that advertise current giveaways. Be sure to check it out and help us grow our lists!

Oh be sure to also add yourself to our free blog directory!

I would really appreciate it if you would help promote this linky by clicking on that lil tweet button up there!  It would be great to help spread the word about these giveaways!

All About Giveaways Tuesday 

Add your current giveaways here!

Are you looking for some other Tuesday blog hops to follow today? Check these out and if I missed any of your favorites, please link us up!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Mom Owned Business Monday and Monday Blog Hops

I am so excited to announce our tenth week of Mom Owned Business Monday!  If you run a mom owned business, we want to start each week focusing on you!

I invite you to join us every Monday to build your network and meet other mom owned business owners! 

Here are some helpful hints on how you can partipate in and get the most of Mom Owned Business Monday:
  • Link up your blog, website, shop, facebook page, or a  blog post that features your latest must have product or your latest cutest homemade creation!  We support all mom owned business owners, etsy shop owners, direct sales consultants, mompreneurs, small business owners ~ the more the merrier! 
  • Grab our Mom Owned Business Monday button for your sidebar, or create a post, or grab the linky information to include in your post if you want.
  • Follow the blogs, twitter or facebook pages that you are interested in learning about, be sure to leave a comment saying that you stopped by from Mom Owned Business Monday
  • Consider making a purchase from one of the Mom Owned Business Owners or considering featuring one of them on your blog.
  • Please no adult companies ~ we would like this to remain family friendly.
If you would like to share more detailed information about your business, you can also choose to be included in our free business directory by clicking here.

We would be thrilled if you could also send out a tweet, share on Facebook, or write a blog post. The more people that participate, the more people everybody can meet and network with. You could also share the button on your site!

Mom Owned Business Monday 


If you are interested in helping us host this new blog feature, please contact me! We are also looking for sponsors that might want to advertise next Monday!

Thank you for joining us. Have fun!  Happy Networking!



Are you looking for some other Monday blog hops to follow today? Check these out and if I missed any of your favorites, please link us up!

Meet Terri with Cookies and Clogs!

Name: TerriAnn
Business Name: Cookies & Clogs
Email:  cookiesandclogs@gmail.com
Website: http://www.cookiesandclogs.com/
Twitter: http://twitter.com/cookiesANDclogs
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/cookiesandclogs
Blog Address: http://www.cookiesandclogs.com/

How would you describe yourself?
Honest, caring, obsessive, humorous (at times), loyal, always thinking, low self-confidence

How long have you been involved in your business?
Three months since May 7, 2010.

Why did you choose your particular business?
I needed something I could do from home as I homeschool my DD and have poor health.

What keeps you motivated?
My family and friends.

Tell us a little about your family.
I celebrated my 10th anniversary with year with my husband who is also my best friend. We have on 9-year-old daughter whom I homeschool. We are content spending time together but love being with friends as well.

How do you prioritize family and your business?
Family will always come before business. Yet I am happy my business can contribute to my family's needs.

Where do you see yourself in 5yrs?
I would love to be able to still be blogging but for it to be established enough so that I can dedicate a bit less time to it so I can focus on quality time with my family.

Biggest life lesson learned?
I am a capable woman and not 'just a mom'.

Biggest lesson you’ve learned in business?
You will only get out what you put in.

What is your secret to success?
Having a supportive family.

All Entrepreneurs encounter bad days. How do you handle yours?
Take a break. I need to get up, do some other things, and start again later.

What was your sweetest success story?
Having a small company get a comment on their Facebook page for an order just because I posted a couple pictures on my site.

How do you relax?
Play board games with my daughter or iPhone games with my husband.

Share your favorite quote or inspirational thought:
If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change the way you think about it.

Is there anything else you would like to add?
I am a stay-at-home mother of one and I hope to provide deals and reviews that the every mother can appreciate both nationally and locally in the San Francisco Bay Area. For those wanting to blog,be patient as your business will not grow overnight. If it does, it will be too much for you to handle anyway.

Do you send out a monthly newsletter? How can we get on your mailing list if we are interested in more information?
I send out a daily email with that day's post(s). There is a subscription box on my blog.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Facebook Friend Friday & Friday Blog Hops!

Welcome to yet another Facebook Friend Friday! 

We want you to come back and visit and make new friends each week so we will post a new linky every Friday. 

You will still be able to add yourself to our permanent Facebook linky on our official website here! BUT, for purposes of networking and building a strong community of socialpreneurs, we want you to be engaged! We want you to be excited to meet new friends each week!

Please have fun "fanning", "liking" all those that you would like!  There's no minimum or maximum limit.   Fan or like how many you like. The idea is to fan or follow those that you want to be friends with!  After you fan or like them, please take a moment and leave a comment letting them know that you stopped by from Society of Socialpreneurs!

Be sure to link to your Facebook personal or business page, ONLY.  Company websites, blog posts, and any other spam links will be deleted.  If you would like to list your blog or website on our site, contact me and I can help set that up for you.

We would love it if you would be willing to help us spread the word and share our button!




Facebook Friend Friday



For more Friday Followers, we recommend that you also stop by Trendy Treehouse ~ Follow Me Fridays, New Friend Friday, Friendly Friday, Blog Hop FridayFriendly Friday Follow, Social Parade, and the newest one ~ Follow Me, Chickadee Fridays!




 
 
New Friend Fridays
 




Smart and Trendy Moms
 


Please be sure to leave a comment and tell us any fun weekend plans that you have!

Add your Facebook link below ~



If you are looking for even more Friday Blogs Hops, check out these!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Twitter Friend Thursday - September 16 and Thursday Blog Hops

Welcome to our Tenth Twitter Friend Thursday!

I am so excited that you joined us.  You can also add yourself to our permanent linky on our official website here! BUT, for purposes of networking and building a strong community of socialpreneurs, we want you to be engaged! We want you to be excited to meet new friends each week!

Please have fun following all those that you would like!  There's no minimum or maximum limit to follow. Follow whoever you want and feel comfortable with.  The idea is to follow those that you want to be friends with!

Be sure to link to your twitter account, ONLY.  Company websites, blog posts, and any other spam links will be deleted.  If you would like to list your blog or website on our site, please contact me and I can help you.

Secret Tip: You can view this linky on our official website by clicking here.

It would be great if you could share our button on your blog, you don't have to, but we would be so happy if you did!  The more people to join us, the better!


Twitter Friend Thursday



For more Twitter Followers, we recommend that you also stop by Twitter Hop Thursday hosted by Simply Stacie, The King’s Court IV, Little Yaya’s, and Review Retreat!


Add your twitter links here!


You might also want to visit these other Thursday Blog Hops!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Show Us Your Business Wednesday - Week 1


We are starting from the beginning again! Please tell your friends about Show Us Your Business Wednesday and come back next week to introduce yourself and your business!

Earlier in the summer, we started Show Us Your Business Wednesday and I appreciate all of the ladies that  participated.  Since we have some new followers, we would like to try again and let's see if we can get this shared in the business community.  If you didn't join us before, no problem, we would love to have you!  If you participated in the first go around, feel free to link up your previous links and browse around the new businesses.

Every Wednesday we will have a specific topic about our business. At the end of the post, their will be a Linky so you can link up your Show Us Your Business Posts to share with the rest of us.

This will we be a new weekly feature where Socialpreneurs (as defined, by yours truly, in the Urban Dictionary, as "WAHMs (dads too), Moms in Business, Etsy Shop Owners, Small Business Owners, Mompreneurs, Home Based Business Owners, Direct Sales Consultants and Bloggers who utilizes social media to promote their business, brand, or blog.") will be sharing different aspects of their business.

The Show Us Your Business revised schedule will be as follows:
  • September 15, 2010 ~ Introduce yourself, your family, and your business.
  • September 22, 2010 ~ What is your why? Why did you start your business?
  • September 29, 2010 ~ Show Us Your Office/Work Space
  • October 6, 2010 ~ What are your favorite Fall Products?
  • October 13, 2010 ~ Where do you network?
  • October 20, 2010 ~ How do you stay organized?
  • October 27, 2010 ~ What are your most useful marketing tools?
  • November 3, 2010 ~ How do you show your customers appreciation?
  • November 10, 2010 ~ What are your current holiday specials?
The posts you link up can be brand NEW or if you already have discussed the specific topic SHARE IT! Just as long as it applies to the topic each week.

When It Begins

1. Show Us Your Business Wednesdays will re-begin on September 15, 2010 and will run until further notice.

2.  A new Show Us Your Business Wednesday with linky will go up here at Society of Socialpreneurs every Tuesday evening sometime between 8pm and 11:59pm Pacific Standard Time. The linkys will close 5 days later on Sunday evening, so you’ll have all week to add your post or save it for the following Tuesday.

The Rules

1. Link up a new or old favorite post that will inspire the rest of us.

2. Please make sure that the link you leave does not take us to the Home Page of your Blog, but instead does take us specifically to your Show Us Your Business Post. (All other links will be deleted.)

3. Please copy the code for this Show Us Your Business Blog Hop Button and place it in your Show Us Your Business Post.

Show Us Your Business Wednesday
or

Create your own link back here with the title: “Show Us Your Business Wednesday” and place it in your post so that your readers can have the chance to see everyone’s business, and all the participants here can get more exposure to their blogs.

4. Feel free to also put the Show Us Your Business Button on the sidebar of your blog ~ This is just for fun, it is not required for participation.

5. Come back to Society of Socialpreneurs every Wednesday to network with the other socialpreneurs!

So ~

This week's post will be about you! Introduce yourself, your family, and your business.

Remember, networking is all about getting to know one another!  We all want to shop from someone that we know and respect.  I hope that this blog hop will allow us to meet and get to know one another better.  If you participated last time and you already have a post for this, go ahead and link it up again!  Hopefully, we will have some new friends playing along this time around.

Lastly, I would love to include you in our free business directory.  Just click here and fill out the information and I will get your information listed on the site. 

Link up your first post for Show Us Your Business Wednesday below:



Are you looking for some other Wednesday blog hops to follow today? Check these out and if I missed any of your favorites, please link us up!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

All About Giveaways Tuesday - Week 9 & Tuesday Blog Hops

Welcome to our Ninth All About Giveaways Tuesday!

If you have a giveaway you want to share, please add it to our list. You can list giveaways as many as you like, but please link them directly to the giveaway page, rather than your homepage.

Please use this format so that everyone will be consistent:

Blog name- giveaway item (end date)

If you are looking for more places to advertise your giveaways or if you also host a weekly blog giveaway linkup, please include it here.  We host a link up for all daily giveaway linkups and for all other sites that advertise current giveaways. Be sure to check it out and help us grow our lists!

Oh be sure to also add yourself to our free blog directory!

I would really appreciate it if you would help promote this linky by clicking on that lil tweet button up there!  It would be great to help spread the word about these giveaways!

All About Giveaways Tuesday 

Add your current giveaways here!

Are you looking for some other Tuesday blog hops to follow today? Check these out and if I missed any of your favorites, please link us up!

Monday, September 13, 2010

Mom Owned Business Monday - Week 9 & Monday Blog Hops

I am so excited to announce our ninth week of Mom Owned Business Monday!  If you run a mom owned business, we want to start each week focusing on you!

I invite you to join us every Monday to build your network and meet other mom owned business owners! 

Here are some helpful hints on how you can partipate in and get the most of Mom Owned Business Monday:
  • Link up your blog, website, shop, facebook page, or a  blog post that features your latest must have product or your latest cutest homemade creation!  We support all mom owned business owners, etsy shop owners, direct sales consultants, mompreneurs, small business owners ~ the more the merrier! 
  • Grab our Mom Owned Business Monday button for your sidebar, or create a post, or grab the linky information to include in your post if you want.
  • Follow the blogs, twitter or facebook pages that you are interested in learning about, be sure to leave a comment saying that you stopped by from Mom Owned Business Monday
  • Consider making a purchase from one of the Mom Owned Business Owners or considering featuring one of them on your blog.
  • Please no adult companies ~ we would like this to remain family friendly.
If you would like to share more detailed information about your business, you can also choose to be included in our free business directory by clicking here.

We would be thrilled if you could also send out a tweet, share on Facebook, or write a blog post. The more people that participate, the more people everybody can meet and network with. You could also share the button on your site!

Mom Owned Business Monday 


If you are interested in helping us host this new blog feature, please contact me! We are also looking for sponsors that might want to advertise next Monday!

Thank you for joining us. Have fun!  Happy Networking!

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Are you looking for some other Monday blog hops to follow today? Check these out and if I missed any of your favorites, please link us up!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Meet Shari McLaws with Heritage Makers!

Name: Shari McLaws
Business Name: Consultant with Heritage Makers
Email: Shari@SharingHeritage.com
Website: www.SharingHeritage.com
Contact #: 928-587-0282
Twitter: www.twitter.com/SharingHeritage
Facebook: www.facebook.com/SharingHeritage
Blog Address: www.SharingHeritage.blogspot.com

How would you describe yourself?  I'm a fun, happy, growing, learning, short, family-loving lady who likes to make a difference.

How long have you been involved in your business? 2 years

Why did you choose your particular business?  I have 3 great and busy kids, they were growing much faster then I could scrapbook them and I realized what an expensive hobby it was. I looked for months for a faster, funner, less expensive.

What keeps you motivated?  Everything! When something goes right its so encouraging, When things aren't going right, I want to prove that I can do better!

Tell us a little about your family.  I have an amazing husband and 3 kids 6 and younger. They are my everything!

How do you prioritize family and your business? Family is first, we share goals together and help each other reach our goals.
Where do you see yourself in 5yrs? Growing and learning. Stronger in our family and in my business knowing I've blessed thousands of other families grow too!

Biggest life lesson learned? Everyone is unsure of something. Be loving, understanding and sensitive to everyone, it may be a really hard day for them.

Biggest lesson you’ve learned in business? Imagine your success and be willing to work for them, In the end its all about how many people you've served.

What is your secret to success?  When you begin to feel stretched too thin, spend some time on yourself. Recharge your batteries and smile, that is your first job before you talk to any one else.

All Entrepreneurs encounter bad days. How do you handle yours?  I have positive people who support me who I can talk too, watch inspiring stories on youtube, read a "you can do it" type of book, or get on www.SharingHeritage.com and make something!

What was your sweetest success story? When one of my 82 year old clients called me to tell me her life story (we had worked on together) had arrived in the mail, She expressed what it meant to her and to her family, her husband said "That is a true Heirloom."

Share your favorite quote or inspirational thought: 

I live for those who love me.
For Those that know me true
For Heaven that smiles above me and awaits my spirit too
For the cause that needs assistance
For the Wrong that needs resistance
For the future in the distance
And the GOOD that I can do
~ George L. Banks

Do you send out a monthly newsletter? How can we get on your mailing list if we are interested in more information?  Yes, please go to http://www.sharingheritage.com/ and create a free account to enrolled in my newsletter.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Just Been Spotted in the OC - Please Vote

Stealing from my Facebook Status:

"Oh my goodness!!! Two of my blogs have been nominated for OC Best Blog Awards! I've been "Just Spotted"! I just crawled into bed after a late night working on my blogs and was about to take a nap when I couldn't resist taking a peek at my blackberry to discover that not only was Single Mom and a Teenaged Girl nominated but so was OC Boutique Vendors! Wow!!! Please vote for me! I know, it's the little things that make me happy! http://www.singlemomandteenagedgirl.blogspot.com, http://www.ocboutiquevendors.com,  OMG make that THREE of my blogs!!! I scrolled further!!! So was Society of Socialpreneurs, http://www.societyofsocialpreneurs.com/! I am personally having my own, They Like Me, They Really Like Me Moment!!!!! Yes, I know complete dork! Anyways, please vote and vote asap, apparently voting ends on Sunday!"



I am so thrilled because just by being nominated, I am now able to bring more attention to all of my fellow entrepreneurial friends and their businesses!

Now, if you take a minute to vote, and we actually win, what great exposure for all of us! Voting ends this Sunday, so please vote today, tomorrow and Sunday!!!

Please consider taking a moment and if you are not yet a part of OC Boutique Vendors or Society of Socialpreneurs, please consider joining for free! Even if you are not in business, but perhaps you love to shop and support other moms, I would be deeply honored!

Here are the Three Categories!

Single Mom and a Teenaged Girl – Personal Family Blog Category

OC Boutique Vendors – Shopping and Beauty Blog Category

Society of Socialpreneurs – Business Oriented Blog Category

You can view the nominations here!

You can VOTE HERE!

Thank you so much for allowing me to share my sweetest success story yet with all of you!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Facebook Friend Friday & Friday Blog Hops!

Welcome to Facebook Friend Friday! 

We want you to come back and visit and make new friends each week so we will post a new linky every Friday. 

You will still be able to add yourself to our permanent Facebook linky on our official website here! BUT, for purposes of networking and building a strong community of socialpreneurs, we want you to be engaged! We want you to be excited to meet new friends each week!

Please have fun "fanning", "liking" all those that you would like!  There's no minimum or maximum limit.   Fan or like how many you like. The idea is to fan or follow those that you want to be friends with!  After you fan or like them, please take a moment and leave a comment letting them know that you stopped by from Society of Socialpreneurs!

Be sure to link to your Facebook personal or business page, ONLY.  Company websites, blog posts, and any other spam links will be deleted.  If you would like to list your blog or website on our site, contact me and I can help set that up for you.

We would love it if you would be willing to help us spread the word and share our button!



Facebook Friend Friday



For more Friday Followers, we recommend that you also stop by Trendy Treehouse ~ Follow Me Fridays, New Friend Friday, Friendly Friday, Blog Hop FridayFriendly Friday Follow, Social Parade, and the newest one ~ Follow Me, Chickadee Fridays!


 
 
New Friend Fridays
 



Smart and Trendy Moms
 


Please be sure to leave a comment and tell us any fun weekend plans that you have!

Add your Facebook link below ~



If you are looking for even more Friday Blogs Hops, check out these!

Holiday Shopping Gift Guide - Looking for Vendors!

To get ready for the upcoming holiday season, we just created our Holiday Gift Guide. This will remain on our official website and blog indefinitely so that shoppers can use our guide any time of the year. This page will be promoted on twitter and facebook throughout the holiday season.

Details:
View the Holiday Gift Guide here 
Exclusive Vendor Price: $15.00 Annually per Company
Includes: 8 Category Listings
Each Company Listing will Be Exclusive!
Only One Representative per Company!
Reserve your spot today by filling out the form here!

If you have a second or third company, please email me directly and we will work out a special discounted affordable pricing solution for you.

Twitter Friend Thursday - September 9 and Thursday Blog Hops

Welcome to our Ninth Twitter Friend Thursday!

I am so excited that you joined us.  You can also add yourself to our permanent linky on our official website here! BUT, for purposes of networking and building a strong community of socialpreneurs, we want you to be engaged! We want you to be excited to meet new friends each week!

Please have fun following all those that you would like!  There's no minimum or maximum limit to follow. Follow whoever you want and feel comfortable with.  The idea is to follow those that you want to be friends with!

Be sure to link to your twitter account, ONLY.  Company websites, blog posts, and any other spam links will be deleted.  If you would like to list your blog or website on our site, please contact me and I can help you.

Secret Tip: You can view this linky on our official website by clicking here.

It would be great if you could share our button on your blog, you don't have to, but we would be so happy if you did!  The more people to join us, the better!


Twitter Friend Thursday



For more Twitter Followers, we recommend that you also stop by Twitter Hop Thursday hosted by Simply Stacie, The King’s Court IV, Little Yaya’s, and Review Retreat!


Add your twitter links here!


You might also want to visit these other Thursday Blog Hops!

Show Us Your Business Instant Replay


We will be back next week doing an Instant Replay and starting from the beginning again! Please tell your friends about Show Us Your Business Wednesday and come back next week to introduce yourself and your business!

Earlier in the summer, we started Show Us Your Business Wednesday and I appreciate all of the ladies that  participated.  Since we have some new followers, we would like to try again and let's see if we can get this shared in the business community.  If you didn't join us before, no problem, we would love to have you!  If you participated in the first go around, feel free to link up your previous links and browse around the new businesses.

Every Wednesday we will have a specific topic about our business. At the end of the post, their will be a Linky so you can link up your Show Us Your Business Posts to share with the rest of us.

This will we be a new weekly feature where Socialpreneurs (as defined, by yours truly, in the Urban Dictionary, as "WAHMs (dads too), Moms in Business, Etsy Shop Owners, Small Business Owners, Mompreneurs, Home Based Business Owners, Direct Sales Consultants and Bloggers who utilizes social media to promote their business, brand, or blog.") will be sharing different aspects of their business.

The Show Us Your Business revised schedule will be as follows:
  • September 15, 2010 ~ Introduce yourself, your family, and your business.
  • September 22, 2010 ~ What is your why? Why did you start your business?
  • September 29, 2010 ~ Show Us Your Office/Work Space
  • October 6, 2010 ~ What are your favorite Fall Products?
  • October 13, 2010 ~ Where do you network?
  • October 20, 2010 ~ How do you stay organized?
  • October 27, 2010 ~ What are your most useful marketing tools?
  • November 3, 2010 ~ How do you show your customers appreciation?
  • November 10, 2010 ~ What are your current holiday specials?
The posts you link up can be brand NEW or if you already have discussed the specific topic SHARE IT! Just as long as it applies to the topic each week.

When It Begins

1. Show Us Your Business Wednesdays will re-begin on September 15, 2010 and will run until further notice.

2.  A new Show Us Your Business Wednesday with linky will go up here at Society of Socialpreneurs every Tuesday evening sometime between 8pm and 11:59pm Pacific Standard Time. The linkys will close 5 days later on Sunday evening, so you’ll have all week to add your post or save it for the following Tuesday.

The Rules

1. Link up a new or old favorite post that will inspire the rest of us.

2. Please make sure that the link you leave does not take us to the Home Page of your Blog, but instead does take us specifically to your Show Us Your Business Post. (All other links will be deleted.)

3. Please copy the code for this Show Us Your Business Blog Hop Button and place it in your Show Us Your Business Post.

Show Us Your Business Wednesday
or

Create your own link back here with the title: “Show Us Your Business Wednesday” and place it in your post so that your readers can have the chance to see everyone’s business, and all the participants here can get more exposure to their blogs

4. Feel free to also put the Show Us Your Business Button on the sidebar of your blog ~ This is just for fun, it is not required for participation.

5. Come back to Society of Socialpreneurs every Wednesday to network with the other socialpreneurs!

So ~

Next week's post will be about you! Introduce yourself, your family, and your business
Remember, networking is all about getting to know one another!  We all want to shop from someone that we know and respect.  I hope that this blog hop will allow us to meet and get to know one another better.

Lastly, I would love to include you in our free business directory.  Just click here and fill out the information and I will get your information listed on the site. 

Are you looking for some other Wednesday blog hops to follow today? Check these out and if I missed any of your favorites, please link us up!

Monday, September 6, 2010

All About Giveaways Tuesday - Week 8 & Tuesday Blog Hops

Welcome to our eighth All About Giveaways Tuesday!

If you have a giveaway you want to share, please add it to our list. You can list giveaways as many as you like, but please link them directly to the giveaway page, rather than your homepage.

Please use this format so that everyone will be consistent:

Blog name- giveaway item (end date)

If you are looking for more places to advertise your giveaways or if you also host a weekly blog giveaway linkup, please include it here.  We host a link up for all daily giveaway linkups and for all other sites that advertise current giveaways. Be sure to check it out and help us grow our lists!

Oh be sure to also add yourself to our free blog directory!

I would really appreciate it if you would help promote this linky by clicking on that lil tweet button up there!  It would be great to help spread the word about these giveaways!

All About Giveaways Tuesday 

Add your current giveaways here!

Are you looking for some other Tuesday blog hops to follow today? Check these out and if I missed any of your favorites, please link us up!

Meet Pam Shuman with Wildtree!

Each week, we will be featuring a new "socialpreneur"!  This week we are featuring Pam Shuman of Wildtree!

Name: Pam Shuman
Business Name: Wildtree
Email: pamloveswildtree@yahoo.com
Website: http://www.pshuman.mywildtree.com/
Contact #: 443-745-1871
Twitter: @pamluvswildtree
Facebook: www.facebook.com/pbparrothead

How would you describe yourself?I consider myself to be somewhat of an outgoing person - I love to talk to people and be involved in whatever activities I can! I love to read (Twilight series!!), spend time with my family, watch Reality TV and I LOVE roller coasters!

How long have you been involved in your business? I have been with Wildtree since April 2009

Why did you choose your particular business? My previous direct sales company went out of business and while on Facebook, someone posted something about Wildtree - I wanted to do something food related, so I looked into Wildtree. I love the fact that it's all natural and allows me to make healthy meals that are also quick and easy to prepare!

What keeps you motivated? I continue to stay motivated by keeping in touch with my Sponsor and my "buddy" (I am hooked up with another representative so that we can hold each other accountable for what we say we are going to do...). The desire to stay at home with my girls is also a strong motivator!

Tell us a little about your family. I have 2 wonderful girls. Hannah is 8 and Hailey is 2. My husband Mort works as a business analyst at T. Rowe Price.

How do you prioritize family and your business? Family always comes first - I mark off our family activities on my calendar first, then I book parties around that.

Where do you see yourself in 5yrs? I hope that I am still with Wildtree as a Senior Leader -and with that, I hope that we are debt free!

Biggest lesson you’ve learned in business? You can't rely on your current group of friends or family to grow your business!

What is your secret to success? Never give up!

All Entrepreneurs encounter bad days. How do you handle yours?I have A LOT of bad days. I try to not let myself get down and simply focus on the next day.

What was your sweetest success story?In business - I'm still waiting for my sweetest success story, but I am confident it will be soon, and hopefully it will be me promoting to team leader (or higher). In life-it is finding my true love and having 2 wonderful daughters!

How do you relax? I spend time with my family, read, listen to music, watch Reality TV and play on Facebook.

Share your favorite quote or inspirational thought: This is somewhat of a joke, but I still try to follow it "If life gives you limes, make Margaritas!"

Do you send out a monthly newsletter? How can we get on your mailing list if we are interested in more information? Not yet!

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Mom Owned Business Monday - Week 8 & Monday Blog Hops

Happy Labor Day!

I am so excited to announce our eighth week of Mom Owned Business Monday!  If you run a mom owned business, we want to start each week focusing on you!

I invite you to join us every Monday to build your network and meet other mom owned business owners! 

Here are some helpful hints on how you can partipate in and get the most of Mom Owned Business Monday:
  • Link up your blog, website, shop, facebook page, or a  blog post that features your latest must have product or your latest cutest homemade creation!  We support all mom owned business owners, etsy shop owners, direct sales consultants, mompreneurs, small business owners ~ the more the merrier! 
  • Grab our Mom Owned Business Monday button for your sidebar, or create a post, or grab the linky information to include in your post if you want.
  • Follow the blogs, twitter or facebook pages that you are interested in learning about, be sure to leave a comment saying that you stopped by from Mom Owned Business Monday
  • Consider making a purchase from one of the Mom Owned Business Owners or considering featuring one of them on your blog.
  • Please no adult companies ~ we would like this to remain family friendly.
If you would like to share more detailed information about your business, you can also choose to be included in our free business directory by clicking here.

We would be thrilled if you could also send out a tweet, share on Facebook, or write a blog post. The more people that participate, the more people everybody can meet and network with. You could also share the button on your site!

Mom Owned Business Monday 


If you are interested in helping us host this new blog feature, please contact me! We are also looking for sponsors that might want to advertise next Monday!

Thank you for joining us. Have fun!  Happy Networking!



Are you looking for some other Monday blog hops to follow today? Check these out and if I missed any of your favorites, please link us up!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Facebook Friend Friday - Week Seven

Welcome to Facebook Friend Friday! 

We want you to come back and visit and make new friends each week so we will post a new linky every Friday. 

You will still be able to add yourself to our permanent Facebook linky on our official website here! BUT, for purposes of networking and building a strong community of socialpreneurs, we want you to be engaged! We want you to be excited to meet new friends each week!

Please have fun "fanning", "liking" all those that you would like!  There's no minimum or maximum limit.   Fan or like how many you like. The idea is to fan or follow those that you want to be friends with!  After you fan or like them, please take a moment and leave a comment letting them know that you stopped by from Society of Socialpreneurs!

Be sure to link to your Facebook personal or business page, ONLY.  Company websites, blog posts, and any other spam links will be deleted.  If you would like to list your blog or website on our site, contact me and I can help set that up for you.

We would love it if you would be willing to help us spread the word and share our button!



Facebook Friend Friday



For more Friday Followers, we recommend that you also stop by Trendy Treehouse ~ Follow Me Fridays, New Friend Friday, Friendly Friday, Blog Hop FridayFriendly Friday Follow, Social Parade, and the newest one ~ Follow Me, Chickadee Fridays!






 
 
New Friend Fridays
 






Smart and Trendy Moms
 


Please be sure to leave a comment and tell us any fun weekend plans that you have!

Add your Facebook link below ~



If you are looking for other Friday Blogs Hops, check out these others!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Twitter Friend Thursday - Week 8 and Thursday Blog Hops

Welcome to our Eighth Twitter Friend Thursday!

I am so excited that you joined us.  You can also add yourself to our permanent linky on our official website here! BUT, for purposes of networking and building a strong community of socialpreneurs, we want you to be engaged! We want you to be excited to meet new friends each week!

Please have fun following all those that you would like!  There's no minimum or maximum limit to follow. Follow whoever you want and feel comfortable with.  The idea is to follow those that you want to be friends with!

Be sure to link to your twitter account, ONLY.  Company websites, blog posts, and any other spam links will be deleted.  If you would like to list your blog or website on our site, please contact me and I can help you.

Secret Tip: You can view this linky on our official website by clicking here.

It would be great if you could share our button on your blog, you don't have to, but we would be so happy if you did!  The more people to join us, the better!




Twitter Friend Thursday



For more Twitter Followers, we recommend that you also stop by Twitter Hop Thursday hosted by Simply Stacie, The King’s Court IV, Little Yaya’s, and Review Retreat!


Add your twitter links here!


You might also want to visit these other Thursday Blog Hops!

Show Us Your Business Wednesday


We are on vacation this week! We will be back next week doing an Instant Replay and starting from the beginning again! Please tell your friends about Show Us Your Business Wednesday and come back next week to introduce yourself and your business!