Friday, August 7, 2009

Buying Flowers on Facebook?

A well known retail pioneer is, it has been a household name for over 15 years selling flowers over the phone and on the internet. Jim McCann, the founder and CEO of the company has taken the concept of selling flowers from a localized chain of stores in New York to an international franchise with over 10 million customers worldwide.

Successful visionaries never stop innovating and Jim McCann is at it again. He is opening yet more stores, this time on the popular social networking site: Facebook. This makes perfect sense. You have your circle of friends on Facebook, you know the important dates for each person, maybe a birthday, maybe an anniverary, or even an unplanned event. You can easily place an order of flowers to be delivered without picking up the phone or going to a different URL, all done within your Facebook page. What better way to send your flowers to your friends.

I am glad there are leaders out there like Jim McCann, providing innovation and convenience for even more customers who interact daily on their Facebook pages to purchase flowers. I can't wait to try that myself as Mom's birthday is coming up next month!

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Survey Resource Center

One of the most challenging obstacles for any business, especially those on the internet, is finding the right customer to buy your products. Inviting the wrong customer to your store only irritates them and mining and building your own list is both time consuming and inefficient. The process of prospecting requires a multi-channel approach and is best left to the professionals specializing in this arena. This is where Survey Resource Center comes in.

Survey Resource Center has an established lead generation process and an extensive database of qualified leads for the insurance, financial and mortgage industries. They have spent the past 8 years building and fine tuning their survey responder files to yield results that are 2 to 3 times more effective than the industry average. This can really make a difference for businesses trying to bring in new customers and to cross sell or up sell their products. Survey Resource Center caters to customers both large and small, as they do not require any long term contracts or large volume orders.

If your business is in need of a fresh set of leads, contact Survey Resource Center today.

YMT Vacations

A vacation to Hawaii for only $87 per day? YMT Vacations has made it possible with their Queen's tour of Hawaii package.

This package includes guided sightseeing tours on 4 islands of Hawaii over a period of 15 days. Air transportation between these islands are included in the low price of this package! Round trip airfare between Oahu and the US mainland is also available at a low price. You will get to experience the beautiful sands and waters of Oahu's Waikiki Beach, the powerful sleeping volcanoes of Maui, the lush 'Garden Isle' island of Kauai and the mystic black sand beaches of Hawaii!

YMT Vacations have been operating tours since 1967 so you will get the most worthwhile locations. If you can find a lower price from a competitor, their price guarantee will trigger and they will promptly refund the difference to you. For your next affordable and exciting vacation, YMT Vacations is the way to go.

Harley SwiftDeer Reagan

Harley SwiftDeer Reagan a.k.a Harley Swiftdeer is a talented leader of American Indian decent. The philosophy indicates a person can live up to 135 years and to achieve that, Harley SwiftDeer Reagan has established both a martial arts institute and a medicine society with roots that stem from ancient American Indians.

The Deer Tribe Metis medicine society practices the ancient ways of the Twisted Hairs medicine men and women of Turtle Island. In these teachings, emphasis is placed on personal healing techniques and alternative medicines. The Ten-No-Kishi martial arts school in Scottsdale, Arizona was established to help extend a person's endurance, awareness and to achieve longevity. The package also include Quodoushka Workshops, study groups, along with rites of passage and community ceremonies. If you are interested in harnessing the secret ways of the ancient traditions try it out with Harley SwiftDeer Reagan!

RENEW International

Having faith is a way of life and what better way to reinforce that by meeting regularly with small supportive groups of people. RENEW International is the answer.

RENEW International has their origins in New Jersey but it has exploded into the worldwide Catholic scene with over 50 dioceses and 2,000 parishes with over 5 million members. Their success has penetrated into the Portuguese, Spanish, French, Chinese, Polish, Vietnamese, Korean, Tagalog, and Italian speakers. RENEW International also accomodates the hearing and sight challenged members by providing this unique group with special materials. If you want to experience this supportive fellowship in small groups and informal settings, give your local RENEW International a try!

Jeff Barcy

We are our biggest opponent in the game of success. Only a few who believes in themselves and have the perseverance will come up on top. Jeff Barcy, CEO of Hearthstone, has applied the 'faith in himself' formula to take him to the top.

Jeff Barcy purchases agriculture or other types of land that has not been zoned for housing. He attempts to obtain approvals to develop the land for new housing communities then sells the land to home builders for profit. This sounds simple but it is a very lengthy, complex and often frustrating process. Resistence from environmental activists and regulatory entities or trying to get electricity to the site can take years. Defeating resistence and time over and over again has its rewards, as the value of the approved land can increase 5 times the investment. We salute Jeff Barcy for his faith and patience!


I believe every business should give back to improve the very community that made them successful. One such company that does exactly that is K-Designers out of California and they have been in business for the past 30 years.

K-Designers can make your house 'a new home at the old address' by updating your house's exterior with siding, special coating, and energy efficient windows and doors to name a few of their products. Specializing in re-modeling while incorporating design, they have not only contributed to various charities but also volunteered their time and resources to reconstruct homes and uplifting neighborhoods in their community.

Businesses like K-Designers are on my 'admired' businesses list and I do encourage all business entities to give back to the communities that have given to them.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

RENEW International

To ensure young adults get the guidance and support needed to make critical decisions in life, RENEW International, a Roman Catholic Ministry organization incorporated under the Archdiocese of Newark, has created the Theology-On-Tap program.

The Theology-On-Tap program is a 4 week speaker conversation series that brings spirituality into a fun and informal setting outside of church. During this time, young adults can gather in places like a restaurant, coffee house, even at a bar to address similar challenges they are facing, and to obtain guidance and support from the group. This form of communion and faith discovery created by RENEW International has been so popular that it has spread across the country and beyond.

If you are interested in learning more about this youth program, give your local RENEW International office a call!

Philanthropist Frank J. Hanna, III

How can giving away money and being generous with others make our lives more abundant? Philanthropist Frank J. Hanna, III, a successful businessman, shares the proper way to view our money and defines what money means in our lives.

Frank J. Hanna, III
encourages us to center, on a daily basis, the things we already have in our lives and be thankful for them. He points out that if we focus on what we don't have, this will create negative feelings that enslaves many of us to money. Emphasis is also placed on the spirit of giving, as it sets into motion the flow of abundance in our lives. He demonstrates this with his involvement with multiple charities and efforts to elevate the community.

If you would like to learn more money perspectives from Frank J. Hanna, III, pick up his latest book: 'What your money means, and how to use it well' and let us know what you think!

Amos Tamam

I believe we can all be successful if we put trust in our ability to succeed. Amos Tamam did just that and more, he revolutionized the entire taxi industry by mobilizing the credit card payment systems and bringing the convenience of credit cards into taxis.

Amos Tamam was an immigrant engineer from Israel who wanted more than just servicing taxis. He observed the challenges faced by the taxi industry and took action to make life better, for both himself and everyone else. His company, Verifone Transportation Systems, not only enabled taxi companies to increase sales, by accepting an additional form of payment, but also indirectly diminished fraud and crime by eliminating the use of cash.

Innovations like this that has pervasive benefits should be celebrated; do you have inspirational stories like Amos Tamam that your would like to share? Let us know!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Welcome friends!

I believe there are 2 things we must have in our lives: faith and money. This blog will be dedicated to the synergies that faith and money have on our lives and the lives of our loved ones.