Staying Fit

As you may or may not know, I’ve been on a pretty strict diet for the last 10 months and I’ve been doing pretty well with it. Not only have I lost 55 pounds, I know that I’ll reach my 75lb goal sometime within the next couple of months. Just in time for summer! There were a lot of resources around the Internet that helped me to get through the past year and I have to say that I wouldn’t have gotten through this without it. While it’s not exactly a ‘weight loss’ resource, I found a site online that’s helpful in regards to general fitness supplies. When AllegroMedical initially hit the Internet, they offered up medical equipment and home health care supplies. They’ve done very well and have since expanded and are now offering Exercise & Fitness Equipment as…

Wedding in a Box!

Okay, so I know it’s a little premature but as a girl (in a very happy long-term relationship) I tend to poke around the Internet when it comes to wedding related items. I know of the possible dress, where I want to hold the reception, I even have the name cards picked out, the thank you notices and just about every other key factor available, right down to the flowers. I’m a Rose person but there are so many different flowers that work well for weddings that it’s almost impossible to figure out what you’re looking for. I, however, am also a bargain shopper (third generation dollar-store queen) so when you come across links like wholesale calla lilies, you tend to pounce on the opportunity. I would pair them up with pink roses, only because red ones seem so boring…

Online Universities

For quite some time now I’ve been looking to go back to school and there are numerous options out there that have kept me interested but thanks to a few outside resources I was able to find out that the bulk of the schools I had in mind were nothing more than diploma scams and there isn’t one job in the US that will actually accept a degree from any of these colleges. So I went back to the drawing board and I’ve come up with a few schools that I’m looking for an opinion on. There’s a lot of writing involved so I’ll narrow it down to the one that seems to offer the most for your dollar. Have you ever heard of capella university? Based on what I’ve read about it, it was founded in 1993 and over…

Online Survey Software

I’ve been looking into a few business related resources for a friend of mine. She’s interested in trying to figure out a way to make her business more user-friendly and because of this she’s been considering taking the route of installing or purchasing a membership for online survey software. She wants to learn more from her clients and having them randomly fill out a testimonial really isn’t going to do it for her. She wants to know how her services were, if things were accomplished in a timely manor. She also wants to know about little things like how she can improve her business, what other services should she offer. It’s important to keep in touch with your clients, both past and present, this way you can make sure they’re getting exactly what they pay for. Having a survey that…

Can you call in for vacation time when you’re self-employed?

It’s been pretty easy for me to get side-tracked while I’m on my quest for finding a home. Knowing that we really can’t do much until we know for sure that the loan is in our pockets, we’ve been thinking of all of the possibilities. But at the same time, we’re also considering a much-needed vacation considering how hard we’ve been working lately.

VoIP for Small Business

My main reason for purchasing a cellphone in the past was due to the fact that I didn’t really like any of my clients calling my home number. I considered this to be my business line, so to speak. Spending about $50 a month is growing to be a pain considering the phone doesn’t ring nearly as much now, as it has in the past. So I’ve been looking into a more inexpensive method through VoIP phone systems.

Free Advertising: Mailing Lists

An important aspect to any business is keeping in touch with your clients. I personally keep everyone in my address book but I’ve found that keeping a Mailing List of your addresses works great if you’re running special promotions, even from clients you hadn’t heard from in a while.