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Book Review: One Smart Cookie

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 or for updates on Facebook LIKE and twitter @directsalesblog

Scentsy Incentive Trip Destinations

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

  • Greece
  • 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 2012north carolina scentsy consultant

  • 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

  • Hawaii

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.

It’s National Coffee Day

national coffee dayIn 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.

Scentsy Breast Cancer Awareness Candle Warmer

Product Highlight: Ribbons of Hope Electric Wickless Candle Warmer

Scentsy breast cancer warmerHelp us spread a message of continued hope to breast cancer survivors and encourage early detection through mammograms with your purchase of Ribbons of Hope.

Proceeds from Ribbons of Hope support the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF). Scentsy will donate $7 from the sale of each Ribbons of Hope Warmer to the NBCF.

Order yours here for delivery direct to your door.

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