I’m always looking for books to read that will help my own business. I found one that was published over 20 years ago. It is an easy read and has some unexpected low hanging fruit (simple ah-ha moments) that will help any start-up business owner or anyone who needs a little inspiration to recharge an existing business.
One Smart Cookie: How a Housewife’s Chocolate Chip Recipe Turned into a Multimillion-Dollar Business: The Story of Mrs. Fields Cookies by Debbi Fields
This book was published in 1987 and the content is still relevant today. Whether a direct sales consultant, freelancer, WAHM-wannabe or any other entrepreneur this book will inspire you; and is sprinkled with humor. Debbi was a stay at home wife and mom who took her passion to build a thriving business doing what she loved.
Mrs. Fields Cookies is a true success stories. The book talks about her guiding principles and some the struggles she encountered starting her business. She rejected conventional advice with regard to marketing and promotion. Debbi and her husband focused first on making a spectacular cookie, then coupled it with sales staff training and customer service to become a multi-million dollar franchise.
If you’re thinking of starting a business or just needing some motivation to relaunch your existing business, I highly recommend you grab a copy of this book.
About the Author: Laurie Ayers is a Michigan work from home mom and a Superstar Director with Scentsy Wickless Candles. She enjoys helping men and women start and maintain a home based business in the US, Canada, Poland, Mexico, Australia, Puerto Rico, Germany, Ireland, UK, France, Austria and Spain. To download a FREE Start Up Guide which provides more details about how to start a home business as well as to learn about our compensation plan go to www.thrivingcandlebusiness.com/how-to-start-a-candle-business/ or for updates on Facebook LIKE www.facebook.com/ThrivingCandleBusiness and twitter @directsalesblog
Do you like to travel? How about travel in style on all-expense paid trips? Better yet, right? Scentsy Family Independent Consultants have the ability to earn free trips each year. Take a look below at the destinations by year:
Scentsy Inventive Trip 2015
- Royal Caribbean Cruise originating from & returning to Puerto Rico (for North American consultants)
- Las Vegas/Scentsy Family Reunion
- Tenerife Canary Islands (for European consultants)
- Bali (for Australian consultants)
Scentsy Inventive Trip 2014
- Atlantis, Bahamas
- St. Louis/Scentsy Family Reunion
Scentsy Inventive Trip 2013
- Whistler, British Columbia
- Washington, D.C.
- Charleston, South Carolina
- New York City
- Oahu, Hawaii
- Costa Rica
Scentsy Inventive Trip 2012
- Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
Scentsy Inventive Trip 2011
- Disney World
Scentsy Inventive Trip 2010
- Cable Cars to Coconuts: San Francisco, CA & Kona, Hawaii
- Beantown Bash, Boston
Scentsy Inventive Trip 2009
- Banff Canada
- Alaskan Cruise
Scentsy Inventive Trip 2008
- Cancun, Mexico
Scentsy Inventive Trip 2007
Pack your bags and sunscreen and let’s go! Oh wait … before you do, one minor little detail, you have to enroll as a consultant and then earn the trip. Both very doable! Enroll here.
Lookie lookie at Scentsy’s 2014 Halloween Harvest collection of candle warmers that are now available at IncomeWax.com Don’t forget to take one of these to Thanksgiving Dinner – less calories and lasts longer than a pie!
In celebration of National Coffee Day 2014, it’s only appropriate to highlight two of Scentsy’s delicious coffee scented candles:
1. Perk Me Up: Simply the most perfect cup of coffee you’ll ever experience. A strong brew of Guatemalan coffee beans and just a touch of hazelnut.
2. Mochadoodle: Delicious roasted coffee beans and cocoa balanced with sugar, caramel, and heavy cream.
Better yet, when you buy 5 candle bars (any scents) you get one FREE, as long as you order them through our Combine and Save link.
So pour yourself another cup and celebrate National Coffee Day by stocking up on your favorite coffee scented candles.