Mar 16
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Animoto, Housewares and Guilt

Hello hello!
Sorry for the long hiatus, but I was out west on our annual ski vacation. It’s a good thing that vacation was paid for last year! Like most Americans we have cut back on a lot of non essentials, but we’ve been doing that vacation for 8 years now, so it’s something we book [...]

Author: Leslie
Mar 02
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Sweden, Chicago and Hope

New stuff:
http://www.creators.com/lifestylefeatures/home-zone/charms-help-identify-your-seasoned-barbecue-items.html
http://athomemomblog.com/motivational-monday-interview-with-leslie-haywood/
http://womenentrepreneur.com/2008/01/home-business-dos-and-donts.html
I have checked with my guy across the pond and Grill Charms have officially arrived in Sweden! It’s funny how other people find different uses and value for the same product. Apparently over there, they are big sausage eaters. There are a million different kinds of sausages and grilling them is getting increasingly popular, [...]

Author: Leslie
Feb 13
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Must I really be your jungle gym?

New hits:
http://thevoiceofmom.com/2009/02/review-grill-charms/
 
http://blog.greatoutdoorsdirect.com.au/grill-charms-for-bbq-lovers/
www.spreadthnewspr.com did it again 
 http://www.creators.com/lifestylefeatures/home-zone/charms-help-identify-your-seasoned-barbecue-items.html
Today I had a wonderful call from Carrie Oliver, CEO of Oliver Ranch http://www.oliverranch.com
 We were discussing different marketing ideas and cross promotions. She offers “Artisan Steak tasting packs”. It’s like a wine tasting, but with steak. NO BRAINER! Included in the tasting pack needs to be Grill Charms™ so everyone knows which [...]

Author: Leslie
Jan 31
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Pay it Forward

I have a great little story behind the below hit, but first I’m going to catch you up on some stuff. This past week I hired 2 sales reps. 1 for FL and 1 for NC. As with most manufacturer’s reps, they are commission only (be prepared to pay about 15%) and only get paid [...]

Author: Leslie
Jan 20
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Back From Atlanta

Hello hello!!?
http://www.getromantic.com/holidays/valentines-day
http://thegiftcloset.blogspot.com/2009/01/fridays-feature-grill-charms.html
I am so sorry it has taken me so long to write. That was the craziest 6 days of my business career. What a rush!? The fact that I pretty much did everything all by myself has definitely given me a big ole’ confidence boost.  I car pooled with friends who had a booth [...]

Author: Leslie