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09-26-2013, 10:22 AM
While at Fling we heard one of the speakers go over the way to use your calendar to find the time you have to work your business.

Get out a blank calendar. Then sit down and block out all of the time that you are NOT available. Start this NOW…and then just before the month ends go over your next months schedule and get it blocked out. So many of us get hung up on when we are going to find the time to fit our business in….well, here is a simple solution.

Fill in all of your activities, children’s activities, church, doctors appt, sports schedule ect….even fill in for household chores and shopping. You will then see what kind of time you have left…sometimes it is 10 or 15 minutes here or there…or you find you have one or two hours open. I thought about this method and figured it would work quite well.
However, I thought how to take it one step further. Use all of the times you have blocked for appointments, activities ect as BUSINESS BUILDING TIMES AS WELL. That’s right.. So, get yourself some card size blank envelopes (these would be the size that an 8x11 folded piece of paper would fit in) …found at an office store or Walmart. You can get a box of 100 for relatively cheap. In each one put a catalog, a scent sample and business card, a flyer with specials…what ever else you want. Carry these with you and while you are out and about doing what is SCHEDULED mention your business and hand them an envelope.
I have been doing this for a week now and have had 3 orders, a fundraiser inquiry and 2 people interested in the business…..just for going about my normal daily life.
In addition, if you have a ton of votives you can use these with the same method.
However, the premade envelopes with the flat scent sample is easier to carry. It is that simple.

10-01-2013, 05:55 PM
Thanks! Love it! :)