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Its Your Time To Shine
J U L Y 2 0 1 1Volume 1/Number 1
Contents( ( ( ( ( ( ( ( H E Y P R O F E S S I O N A L S ) ) ) ) ) ) ) )3 WelcomeOn the way to making waves and providing a medium for businesses to make it big! LaNette K is all about the busi-ness of helping people to succeed.
B U S I N E S S SENSE4 Pros and Cons of Being A Vendor Texting: Good and Bad Helpful Hints For Small Business Owners
EVENT CALENDAR5 Upcoming EventsWherever you go, whatever you do, stay abreast of what VP Members are doing.
VENDOR SPOTLIGHT6 Kathy Rollwage of Merry Heart Face Painting
PREFERRED VENDOR DIRECTORY7
Welcome to our FIRST "It's
Your Time To Shine" Vendors Preferred Newsletter. This
newsletter comes from the group on Facebook called
"Vendors Preferred"that was cre-ated by LaNette Kincaide or as
many of you may know her simply as Just Pearlz. LaNette is the owner of Just Pearlz -a FINE fashion jewelry and accessory company. Just Pearlz (justpearlz.com)
jewelry has been considered as FINE jewelry because it is both
rare and considered as the "best of the best". The Vendors Pre-
ferred Group started only one month ago and currently has
over 400 members. Although the group is called Vendors
Preferred, it is meant for all types of businesses that include
also soloists, actors, actresses, make-up artists and the list can
go on and on. The purpose of the group is to create a positive
arena to showcase products without always paying a fee of
some sort that I am sure that
many of you have done to be a vendor. VP is also a place for
business owners to post their needs for vendors or for ven-
dors to post dates that they are
available to be a vendor.
LaNette has also created a net-work called "Vendors Meet Up,"
which allows vendors and busi-ness owners to come together
once a month and network face-to-face FREE of charge. The
newsletter was created to be a notch above passing our busi-
ness cards and meeting some-one face-to-face. The purpose
of "It's Your Time To Shine" is to take businesses of Vendors
Preferred to another level; maybe to a national level or
even a global level by sending our business information nation-
wide using an E-Blast (email)
ARE YOU KILLING YOUR OWN BUSINESS?
In the business world, I thought
I had seen it all but since work-ing so close with a lot of
"professionals" I must say I learn something new everyday. I've
seen business owners curse out their customers. I've also heard
feedback from customers stating that they stopped using a certain
product or service because of the constant so-called follow-up
calls they received from certain representatives. Whether you
are self-employed with a home-
made business such as candles
or a multi-level marketing rep-resentative of a company like
Scentsy you must remember that you represent your busi-
ness to the fullest and anything you do or say could hurt your
Contact Abuse Remember that if you receive
someone's business card that doesn't mean you shouldn't
treat them as a customer.
When a business contact gives
you their business card you
should actually LIMIT contact
unless they have requested oth-
erwise, because they are just as
busy as you.
Founder, CEO Vendors Preferred
Its Your Time To Shine!
Vendors Preferred LaNette Kincaide will be interviewed on July 6, 2011 by Online Radio host
Becky Collier-Hagler take a listen on www.blogtalkradio.com/awordfromgod. We will discuss everything
regarding Vendors and Business.
The Devil is a "LYA" Gospel Stage Play WHERE: Garland Plaza Theatre
521 W. State Street
WHEN: July 15, 2011 8pm-11pm
Purchase tickets to the upcoming play The Devil is a "LYA" brought to you by
Bee FLY Entertainment/Bee FLY Project. Tickets are currently on sale for $15 and $25 for VIP.
Hurry tickets are going fast, so be sure to purchase yours NOW!
Be sure to visit Latoya Garrett-Richardson on the web at www.BeFLYproject.com or on FACEBOOK as
BeeFLYProject for further details regarding this event. Support BeeFLY Project, the new company that educates,
entertains and empowers plus size women and girls to embrace their curves and celebrate their beauty.
Vendors Meet Up
Monday, July 18th @ 7-9 p.m.
Location: Shaneens Touch of New York 3939 East Highway 80, Suite 421
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Pros and Cons of being a Vendor *DO your research when looking for a vendor opportunity.. Ask other vendors about the event you are interested in. Trust me most of them will know the history of most of the event AND vendors
don't mind sharing about a good or bad event. *Don't assume that your vendor fee covers the entrance fee. Especially when you are a vendor for
events such as concerts, conferences or any event similar. *DO make the best out of an event that has mostly vendors instead of customers. Instead of getting
upset, take your business to another level. Pass out business cards, speak to everyone passing not just the ones close to your table. LOL... seriously its what I would call a BAD event. What do you have to lose? *Do ask about ticket sales and projected attendance rate!
*Do ask if your vendor fee will cover items such as advertising, free meal, table/electricity if necessary or whatever you need to make your time as a vendor productive.
*Don't assume that the person coordinating the event cares about you and your business, remember that they are in business too. With that being said, if you sell jewelry don't get upset if it's ten or
more jewelry vendors at one event..It's just business.
potential customers a favor and
UNBLOCK your page! How will your business contacts and
customers know about your business if you don't let it out
the bag... LOL.! If you are concerned about
security then create two pages: one for business and one
personal one. *Stay Positive! No one wants
to do business with a person with a STANK attitude.
*Diversify your business. If you are marketing to all types of
platforms then make sure your
business displays that via pic-tures on Facebook, website
and etc. .
PROS AND CONS OF BEING A
TEXTING: GOOD AND BAD
From a personal standpoint, I would rather receive text mes-
sages from my family members. Not a text that reads, "Girls
gone wild and DJ Busy Body on the mic" from someone I hardly
Receiving texts from a so-called
colleague for anything related
to business for me is a total
turn off. Especially when tech-
nology is constantly upgrading
to meet the needs of small
business owners. Remember
you are a reflection of your
business. Are you killing your
business? U nless a business contact or cus-tomer has given you permission
to text them then you should-n't. It gives them the impres-
sion that you are too busy for them to pick up the telephone
to call or to send an email. Although our society is moving
towards a huge social technical industry don't assume that your
customer or business connects have made it to the texting
made it to the
Image courtesy of Corbis
Image courtesy of Corbis Images.
U se any and every-thing FREE to pro-mote your products and your
business services. Facebook, Twitter, Myspace
and any other social networks to blast your business.
Also if you are looking for a free website you can also use
WEBS.com. *If you have a page on any of
the social networks like Face-book please do me and your
HELPFUL HINTS FOR SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS
Its Your Time To Shine
VENDOR SPOTLIGHTKathy Rollwage of Merry Heart Face Painting
Face Painting for Your Event by Kathy Rollwage of Merry Heart Face Painting That big event is coming up and you are looking for something fun and different! The nice thing about face painting is that is enjoyable for those, being painted and those simply watching! But, before you just randomly go online to search for your entertainer, heres a quick checklist:
ALLOW PLENTY OF PLANNING IF POSSIBLE. It is never TOO SOON.and I recommend you allow a couple of months if you have it, so youll have
more options. Im as happy about last minute gigs as any others, but youll get my best service if I have at least a week. Im sure that most entertainers feel the same way.
HAVE ALL THE INFO THE ENTERTAINER WILL NEED, WHEN YOU MAKE YOUR CALL OR EMAIL * Budget
* (Ive seen anything from 50 -250 an hour in the DFW area; 100-150 is probably the average) Generally speaking, you will get what you pay for! ?
* Services Desired * Cheek A