-- Quote of the Day --
“…The opportunities have gotten bigger and better, but the biggest challenge for people is to get out of their own way – most of the time it is your self that is stopping you from going ahead; you have to get in the right frame of mind. …What ever you do it has to be measurable; if it can’t be measured then you are just throwing money away. Whoever you are advertising with, look at how they are going to be paid, do they get paid based on your success or are they looking to get paid up front and then you are on your own. I’m big on grassroots marketing – it is a way of giving back to and getting involved with a community. People get tied to you, they will want to support you because you are giving back to them.
It is a way to very inexpensively market your business…
Studies show that businesses that give back to their community usually do 30-40% more business than those who do not.”
~ Will Miller
Today's quote was excerpted from the Conscious Discussions Talk Radio show episode titled: Common Business Mistakes (*Click on title to access full interview)
-- Conscious Living Event --
Date: June 3
Mill Pond Splash - Family Environment Day
Location: Mill Pond Park, Richmond Hill (ON, Canada) ...on the corner of Mill Street and Trench Street.
Info: Bring your family to The Splash and learn all about the different Environmental issues facing our communities. Attend Cathy's workshop or drop by the Cathy's Crawly Composters booth for some Vermicomposting tips and info. Free admission.
-- Positive News --
Kudos to Coca-Cola!
Coca-Cola has created a secondary group called Coca-Cola Recycling in order to reach its goal of recycling 100% of their cans and bottles in North America, and 50% in the rest of the world. The company is also looking at biodegradable packaging including recyclable bottles made from 30% plant-based plastics.
Find Dave and Lillian Brummet, excerpts from their books, information about their radio program, newsletter, blog, and more at: www.brummet.ca * Support the Brummets by telling your friends, or visiting the Brummet's Store - every sale raises funds for charity as well!