The mission of the South Utah County Women In Business is dedicated to advancing the success of enterprising women by providing a platform on which their specific concerns and challenges can be address proactively. Our goal is to sponsor progress and education to all women in our community through networking, leadership, and support initiatives with emphasis on the empowerment of women to promote personal and professional growth through friendships and business relationships. I started selling Discovery Toys when my son was an infant. Twenty-two years later, he’s a recent graduate of MIT. Was it the toys? Was it seeing/hearing me conduct business from our living room? Was it that I carved out plenty of time to play with him? Probably all that and more. And along the way, I trained hundreds of people to do what I was doing. Plus, I earned off of their sales!
A very powerful Loa, Baron Samedi is the head of the family of ancestral loa, the Ghede, and is considered one of the patron loas of New Orleans. Baron Samedi is one of the Gud, a loa of the dead, along with Baron’s other incarnations Baron Cimetire, and Baron La Croix. He is the head of the family of ancestral loa. As Master of the Cemetery and guardian of ancestral knowledge, Baron Samedi is typically depicted as if ready to be buried Haitian style with a top hat, black tuxedo, dark glasses, and cotton plugs in the nostrils. He has a white, mostly skull-like face and speaks with a nasal tone of voice. The first burial of a man in any cemetery in Haiti is dedicated to Baron Samedi. His wife is the loa Maman Brigitte.
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!
Alliterations: Burger obviously starts with the letter b” which opens up a whole world of naming opportunities when you consider alliterations. If you’re not familiar with this, an alliteration is a repetition of a sound in consecutive words. For example: Bob’s Burger Barn.
People who buy classic cars are different than ordinary car buyers. Sometimes they have been searching for a long time to find a car they have always dreamed of owning. We had one gentleman arrive after reading a review about our car in one of the classic car magazines. As soon as he arrived we knew it was sold. He asked if he could telephone his wife and he was almost in tears when speaking to her. He had finally found the car he had wanted for years.
Be okay with losing your investment. Don’t expect to lose your investment, but be realistic with the idea that if you don’t work hard and you don’t network you will lose your investment. Thinking realistically will help you to put forth the effort needed to find success without losing yourself to magical thinking.