Automate and delegate properly. This means a lot of initial training and set up, but it pays off. Whether we like it or not there are situations and places that require a certain way of dressing. Although this site is directing the issue toward mature women, I often see younger women who dress shabbily, inappropriately, and too provocatively. Some people in the name of freedom of style proclaim that a person should be able to wear whatever they like, wherever they like. But this is not only an irresponsible attitude, but also wishful thinking.
TIP: Make sure you know the quality of card you are receiving, if you don’t get to see the material the cards are printed on read about the different materials they offer and for the extra $30-$40 get the cards that can’t rip, they will look better, you will be happy with them and they will last forever!
The second part of this is that we discussed what to do with the dozen items she donated. My niece, Samantha, pointed out that the only people who can win an ebay auction are people who have A LOT of money. We thought it would be nice if people who had supported Ronda through thick and thin had more of a chance. So.. we decided to contact 12 people who had always been there for her and tell them that if they would like to donate $500 they could get anything from one of Ronda’s favorite jackets to a t-shirt that Marina made for her to a t-shirt that she made herself. Yes, it’s not cheap, but it at least gives a chance to people who don’t have thousands of dollars extra lying around, and it will cover the expenses for the rest of the year for team jackets, a team dinner and our judo road trip to visit colleges and train (we always combine the two).
So what happened to all of her money?!? Last year, she married Peter Thomas, the owner of Atlanta’s Uptown Restaurant. Thomas was estimated to be worth $3 million. Uptown is now closed and the couple speaks openly that they are having financial troubles.
Mini-starter kits cost about $70 and the full starter kit is somewhere around $120 plus tax. There is no inventory to stock so beyond the initial investment you’re good to go and at the time that I’m writing this there appears to be no monthly minimum fee to remain active. In the past this fee was small.
It’s interesting to note that the current recession and shrinking job market have been compared to the Great Depression of the 1930s. However, one fact that has not been mentioned is the number of new fortunes that were made during that depression. The same opportunities exist today. Of course that does not mean that any and all business ventures will prosper. There are many factors that need to be carefully researched and considered before taking that step.