Every Loa has his or her own unique veve, although regional differences have led to different veves for the same loa in a few cases. Sacrifices and offerings are usually placed upon them. I have seen some of the multi-level marketing programs offer insulting low percentages for charity. I would only suggest that if they were willing to donate a high percentage and if you were able to get a big group of people involved. Otherwise you are just putting money in their pocket.
If you’re looking for an Amazon alternative in order to sell your own products, then Shopify is the number-one solution. With its impressive software, you don’t need any experience to create a powerful online store presence (or hook up your physical store into the Shopify system as well).
Six hundred eighty-one of the 1,208 horses in the catalog were actually sold. That’s about 56%, compared to 54% last year and 56% the year before. Some 388 horses were scratched before entering the auction ring, and another 139 failed to meet their reserve price. All just about in line with past years.
Lots of great suggestions! I wish I took more courses on running a small business in school. I am lucky that a lot of it comes pretty naturally for me, but it is obviously always best to learn from other people’s experiences and advice by reading books like these. I try to get the ones that are available on book on tape, so I can listen to them when I take care of basic tasks.
Collect cash: If you are hosting a silent auction for a school or organization with a large number of members, rather than asking for item donations, ask for a small cash donation so that you can shop for the baskets yourself. $1, $5, or $10 may be easier for a busy parent to dish out than shopping for a specific item. When I have used this method, I was able to shop on Amazon and create several consistent baskets while keeping the costs affordable.
Of course the items you send in should be popular items that are likely to sell, but the good news is that you don’t pay shipping on your items to get them there or, if they don’t sell, to get them back. This really is a genius system that should work very well for those who have high-quality merchandise to sell.