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Having a group of 2-3 people responsible for the questions seems to work best. Then get these people to work as the marking panel and judges on the night. It’s good to have a couple of writers so that you get a mix of questions and also so they can verify the answers. Nothing causes more grief at a trivia night than incorrectly answers or ambiguously worded questions. If you have an experienced host let them write the questions if they volunteer. Their experience should ensure a good mix.
All ceremonies begin and end with Papa Legba, as it is he who opens the gates to the world of the Invisibles, much like St. Peter traditionally throws wide the gates to heaven. There can be no communication with any of the other loas without consulting him first. His gift for linguistics enables him to translate the requests of humans into the languages of the Spirits, the Orishas, and the Loas.
Korean buyers, who entered the market only a decade or so ago and who for some years set absolute limits of $20,000 and then $30,000 on what they would pay, were very active, buying 15 horses at OBS April for an average price of better than $82,000. And New York trainer Linda Rice emerged as a force in the market, buying six horses for various ownership groups for an aggregate price that was almost equal to what Coolmore paid for their one stallion prospect.
Finally, you’ll want to pick a busy location with lots of road and foot traffic. Gift shops tend to thrive well in downtown areas, especially when those downtown areas often have festivals going on! Shopping malls or busy strip malls are also a great place to look. Once you have a location, it’s time to start thinking about gift shop names, if you haven’t already!
I’ve been with Young Living for 2.5 years and thankfully have not experienced anything like what Beth posted above. My team is incredibly supportive and willing to share and help. You technically do not ever have to make a purchase after your initial purchase. However, to remain an active member to receive the wholesale discount, you need to make a $50 purchase within a year of your initial order. Of course there’s more to it than ordering $50/year if you want to build a business, but there aren’t any secrets or hidden fees.