Genuine Networking That Works

Do networking events feel phony, and eerily predatory? Do you feel that everyone is out to promote themselves or move the conversation to a sales pitch? Do you have to do the same to “fit in”?

While business networking events can sometimes feel awkward to artisans, you don’t have to jump on the hard-sell bandwagon to make networking work for you. In fact, you will reap greater benefits – and bring a breath of fresh air to those you interact with -- by being a “genuine networker,” that is, someone more interested in building connections and relationships than racking up a stack of business cards.

Gourmet Butters Offer An Added Profit to Products

Gourmet Blended Butters Offer Extra Value and Mark Up to Creams, Butters, Scrubs and More

New gourmet blended butters for bath and body products have hit the market at a time when consumer demand continues to rise for fresh, nature-inspired ingredients. The names sound good enough to eat: lemon, lime, coffee, blueberry, cranberry butters and more. They are easy to incorporate into a wide range of products: lotions, body butters, balms, soaps and scrubs. In addition, these butters can add value to products, and as a result, a potential for increased profits.

What do these new butters offer? Many of them contain healing extracts and herbs, and naturally include powerful antioxidants. Cranberry Butter, for example, touts the high antioxidant properties of the popular little berry. In addition, it is said to help reduce inflammation and effective in the treatment of psoriasis and eczema. A quick online search result shows that bath and body companies of all sizes are including these cranberry butters body butters and scrubs.

Money Management & Cash Flow

Your business is up and running and money is starting to come in. You are paying your bills and placing new orders for supplies. Things are looking pretty good, but are you really making any money? Are you actually turning a profit?

The size of your business has a lot to do with how you track your finances. But even if you are a one-person operation, a disciplined approach to money management is critical to your success. Once you adopt such an approach, it’s a fairly simple task to keep things up-to-date.