09 Feb 2012
Kerrin Shank is a different kind of entrepreneur. However, like many mompreneurs out there, she runs two businesses – that are very different. Her first and most passionate endeavor is her Rodan & Fields skincare business. Not wanting to enter the Corporate world, she has embarked on a career as an Independent Consultant for this company that successfully launched a $6 billion skincare industry with a product called Proactive. When Rodan & Fields decided to go into the direct sales business, Kerrin jumped on board and loves her position as a skin educator and trainer. Her business helps women with all different kinds of skin, and includes four different skin regimes:
Anti-Aging to erase the signs of aging with prescription-grade products. This is a #1 seller in Nordstrom when sold in retail.
Soothing for sensitive skin, redness, razor burn, eczyma, and other skin issues delicate skin encounters.
Reversing for sun damage and brown spots
Unblemish, basically for acne; amped up Proactive that includes treatment of cystic acne and acne scarring.
Kerrin is actively growing her business and is very interested in others who want to join her and learn how to be a Rodan & Fields expert; a great opportunity to supplement one’s income or work the business full-time. Get in touch with Kerrin!
You can visit her website at website - www.skincarebyrfd.com
Now, a whole different side to Kerrin – she and a business colleague set up a matchmaking service called The Courtship Consultants. Love the name!
A matchmaking service for serious commitment-minded individuals and a very personal touch business for people looking for a relationship….
This is NOT on-line dating. Kerrin and her partner meet with each client for a face-to-face consultation, get to know them, find out what they are looking for, and then ultimately find their MATCH. Again, focusing on Long Islanders ages 28+ who aren’t into the bar scene, on-line dating, and want to meet someone who they are compatible with and hopefully have a connection with. The website is www.thecourtship.net. Sounds pretty dang cool to me and if you know a single person in Long Island, send them to Kerrin!
Kerrin is the mom of four kids, yikes! Three boys and one girl, all under the age of nine. So, she definitely has her hands full. Kerrin’s been married for ten years and in a previous life was a school teacher. Kerrin’s passions are learning and teaching others, her children, exercising, and matchmaking, of course!
You can get in touch with Kerrin the following ways:
cell phone # (631) 335-6576
website – www.skincarebyrfd.com
email – firstname.lastname@example.org
So happy to feature another winner of my eBook – Carol Pompe of CP Bookkeeping. She’s one busy lady and shows up at the same networking groups I do. I asked her some questions and here are her answers, in her own words.
1) Tell me about your business and how you got started.
I started CP Bookkeeping to become a financial resource to businesses after online training through Universal Accounting and in their Professional Bookkeeper and QuickBooks Specialist programs. I took the courses via DVDs and online tests and that’s how I got I got my current Professional Bookkeeper (PB) and QuickBooks Specialist (QS) designations. Those are the round, golden colored emblems you see on my business cards and on my website.
2) How long have you been in business and what is your favorite thing about what you do?
CP Bookkeeping started in November 2009. My favorite thing about what I do is being able to customize the type of service a business wants no matter if they want me to do it all myself or if they just want my expertise to help them navigate QuickBooks themselves. The client decides what type of program works best for them and their computers.
3) Who is a good referral for you?
A good referral for me is twofold. The first type is a company that doesn’t want to spend hours upon hours trying to keep their own books and end up getting frustrated with the process. I want to be able to take the bookkeeping off an owner’s hands so he/she can focus on what they do best: run their business. The second type is a company that has QuickBooks set up in their office and they want to keep their books themselves, but they just need a QuickBooks Specialist to help navigate their way so it works best for them.
4) How can people best reach you?
I’ll respond to business owners in whatever way they want to reach me, but the best way for me to be reached is through my website where there is a contact page that business owners can complete and it’ll come directly my e-mail inbox, Carol@CPBookkeepingservice.com
15 Jan 2012
Presenting another lucky winner of my eBook, “52 Ways To Soar Down The Social Media Superhighway” – Ms. Heidi Ahn of NuSkin/Pharmanex. I met Heidi at a networking meeting called Contacts N Coffee in Thousand Oaks, California. We didn’t have much time to talk at the meeting, but that afternoon Heidi called me and invited me to have a cup of coffee with her. Love that! Always nice to meet one on one with someone you want to get to know better. So, we met at a Starbucks the day before Christmas Eve. Heidi is a beautiful woman who totally embraces her brand. I asked her the following questions and here are her responses.
1) Tell me about your business.
“NuSkin/Pharmanex features more than 200 products that include skin care and supplements. Our ageLOC technology helps the genes that cause aging to express themselves in a more youthful way. I do demos using our famous anti-aging facial, the galvanic spa, which diminished wrinkles, tightens the skin and makes you look younger. And, it’s FREE – for the demonstration. As far as supplements, we use the biophotonic scanner, feature on Dr. Oz which measures your antioxidant level. Then I can recommend products to get your “numbers” higher. Finally, NuSkin as a company supports Nourish the Children, whose goal is to end starvation internationally.”
2) How did you get started in your business and how long have you been in business?
“A couple of years ago one of my friends introduced me to NuSkin. At the time I was in graduate school and started using the products. Slowly, I learned about the business side. Shortly after graduating with my MBA, I decided to be a rep. That was in June, 2011 and I’ve been doing it every since!”
3) Who is a good referral for you?
“A good referral for me is someone I can help through joining me in the business or by providing products to them.”
4) Who can people contact you?
“I can be contacted either by email at email@example.com or by cell phone (818) 577-0012.”
I am so pleased to announce our third winner of my eBook – Jane Jacobs, owner of Speak the Speech. You may be wondering why you can only see Jane’s mouth on the main page of this blog. Well, she is a speech coach, that’s why! I met Jane about a year ago at a women’s networking function and I could tell immediately that she was one together gal. In fact, since she is a professional actress and speaker, I was a bit intimidated to talk after she gave her presentation so eloquently to the group! In her own words, here is a bit about Jane:
1) Tell us about your business! Speak the Speech builds more effective communication through enhanced public speaking skills and personal communication techniques. We tailor our sessions to the needs of each client to reduce speaking anxiety, and to develop stronger techniques of communication and presentation.
2) What is your background and how long have you been in business for yourself? I have been a professional actor and coach for over 25 years, and Speak The Speech was officially founded in 2009. I tell prospective clients that my goal is not to make them a “motivational speaker,” but to be a more motivated communicator. I share my belief that “communication equals connection.” I will help them to connect their meaning to their message and connect their message to their listeners … which helps them build their connections throughout their professional and personal lives.
3) What is a good referral for you? My best referral is ANY individual who wants to be a more effective and authentic communicator in their personal lives or in the business world. My client list ranges from heads of corporations to direct marketing reps to people wanting to be more comfortable in social situations. That is why I tailor my coaching to each client’s specific needs: There is no “one size fits all” method to be a more powerful communicator.
4) How can people contact you? I can be reached via Facebook, Website, email, or they can leave a voicemail on my business line:
I am pleased to introduce you to the second winner of my eBook, Deborah DeFoe of Cookie Lee Jewelry. I have known Deborah for almost four years. We met at a networking group. I asked Deborah to share a bit about her business with me.
“My business is Cookie Lee, fabulous fine fashion jewelry amazingly priced to fit any style and every budget. I offer personalized services geared to save customers time while providing superior customer service. They can shop from the comfort of their home or office. In addition, I have a Special Occasion service where customers can gift someone on special occasions throughout the year, such as birthdays, anniversaries, Valentine’s Day and more without having to remember dates. In addition, I am available for home shows, office shows, fundraisers and more.
I have been in business for six years. After a girlfriend hosted a home show for me, I decided to pursue this as a business because it is an easy and fun way to increase my income while sharing my love for jewelry with others. My business also provides the flexibility for me to work around my family’s schedule and still be involved in the volunteer work I do with my church, hospice and Kiwanis.
The best referral for me is the career woman who dresses for success and men who need affordable gifts.
Contact me by phone, email or on Facebook!”
805-341-9055 or 805-375-9148
In early December I recorded 12 Tinsel-Tastic Tools, Techinique, Tips and Tricks to stuff in your Social Media Stocking. I also promised to give away twelve copies of my ebook, “52 Ways to Soar Down the Social Media Highway”. Each winner not only gets my eBook, but a blog devoted just to them and their business and they get highlighted on my Facebook business page, The Social Networking Navigator.
The first lucky winner is Carol Leish, owner of Call Me Capable. I asked Carol four questions and here are her responses:
1) Please describe your product/service:
“In my business, Call Me Capable, I give motivational talks about Disability Awareness from a personal perspective of coping with speech and visual challenges most of my life. I also sell a children’s game, Call Me Capable ™ for kids 3rd through 9th grade that has questions dealing with physical, learning, and mental challenges. The purpose of my talks and the game is to realize that we are all more similar than different.”
2) How long have you been in business?:
“I’ve been a motivational speaker since 1997. The game has been selling since 2002.”
3) Who is a good referral for you?
” Elementary and middle school students and teachers, as well as service clubs, non-profit organizations and businesses too.”
4) How can someone connect with you?
“People can call me at 805-988-6161 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org”
Special needs and education is near and dear to my heart. Take a look at Carol’s website, too! http://www.callmecapable.com/