17 Burst results for "Nicole snow"

"nicole snow" Discussed on Silly Mundane Things

Silly Mundane Things

05:58 min | 3 months ago

"nicole snow" Discussed on Silly Mundane Things

"The wrong thing. I think it's important to have the schools like it's not a thing of note of nicole snow and not even saying that just having one goal goals or whatever. It's like good because you can. You can build your life on one thing and you hit it and then you got it and now what. I think so. Few movies touch on the now. What because especially disney dis. Disney's the perfect example. The you've got your magical prince and princess and here's an everything's happily ever after duty duty duty do and and i love love that they he got his. He got his shot. And now what we come back here tomorrow. We'll do it again and that's it. That's it come back tomorrow and do it again and again and again and again and so y- yeah. I feel like that because you can be living your dream and be miserable and so having all that balance of the right things. Th- people the right. The right stuff makes so much difference. And i really liked that. The movie touched on that and highlight what those important things are. I know you guys mentioned. You didn't watch the extras but one of them talked about this. A little bit. Actually where one person was saying that to them a meaningful life is kind of both you know having those passions and goals and things you work towards but also living in the moment and enjoying where you're at and i was like oh i like lake that message because yeah it's not just one or the other. It's it's both of those things exactly so you can have. I mean i thought of it is relationships people. You can have those and then it'd be completely empty too because you don't have anything you don't have anything outside of that or they move on or whatever and then and then what you built your life around this person. And then they're gone or whatever and you move on. And how do you do that. So having that balance of passion and people and friends and family etc you have to have that balance thing if you put your life on one thing. You're setting yourself up for for difficulty. I yeah no exactly. And i actually. I have two responses to that so one of them and they're kind of two separate pass one of them. The story around that exact thing you know either either hitting your go on in the night the now or even missing your goal and and in the now wet but the other.

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"nicole snow" Discussed on Brew Talk  1310 KFKA

Brew Talk 1310 KFKA

06:03 min | 9 months ago

"nicole snow" Discussed on Brew Talk 1310 KFKA

"Dan Patrick the whole show in Collin cowherd around northern Colorado's voice thirteen, ten KFI K. maxed out. Collisions. Studios. We're doing, CIDERS? Tonight He just had our first one and We're going to have a fun time reviewing that later on as well. Our poll question tonight. You wanting to get into your thirty already duck. Interesting right. or poll question I d like Nitro Beers, are you fan of Nitro Beers? So. Far, not not a whole lot. Here even split a little bit I think Sean I. Dot You say no, they have a place, but I would rather have the beer off of Nitro you might be the only one who is a fan. I guess. So and that's okay. That's okay. We understand you're wrong but we understand I'm just kidding I'm just kidding. So we talked about the. The weight service and the qr codes a little bit there. Denver has come out and expanded their deadline forward the extended outdoor seating until was it. We say October Twenty, twenty one do you expect for the rest of the state to follow and is it feasible if they can? I. Sure. Hope so. I think it's a great thing. I think Colorado is one of those places. We all like to eat outdoors we all like our patio seating. And I've seen lots of places get real creative on expanding their patios and making some kind of outdoor seating, and so hopefully, we can see more of that. Is it going to be used? Is it going to be able to be utilized? But what? A long season in Colorado I mean, obviously we're. We're we're right on the edge of October and we're still hitting close to ninety degrees. And there are days in December and January where it's feasible we can hit seventy degrees during the day and as long as you live sat outside on a patio in January before as long as there's not a lot of snow on the ground or wind or as long as the wind isn't blowing and I've got a beer in my glass I'm happy. So in what we heard last week to and and something you've talked about a lot of money being designated to more outdoor heaters and that outdoor capacity. But I think you know the message to consumers may be. Bringing jacket I mean because that may be where you have to end up and obviously it's your choice at the end of the day. But if I'm going somewhere, I'M GONNA I'm GonNa know that there's a realistic. Chance that I could be sitting outside and I think that's going to be another one of those adjustments. Yeah and I think that that's fair. You know we're all in this together everybody's living. That's the being over. They were all in this together. Everybody's kind of living through. You know all of this and figuring it out. If you WANNA go out to a restaurant, you also should probably understand that they're they're trying their best to like you can't go and expect to be treated the same way that things were before this pandemic hit. These are unprecedented times Omega. Welcome glasses. So you know, each one of our cars has a a winter kit in hopefully. That means we've got lap blankets take one of those in with two. You can put a lap blanket on you and the next thing you know you're nice and everyone in Colorado has I'd rather be cool than be caught with a blink not just getting. Off. Drink a beer with a lap blanket on I'm cool with if if worse comes to worse than I'm sitting there I'm chilly. Bring me shot a fireball. Let's get this party going. Put pants onto Saddam. Action doesn't wear pants when he does the show not. Sure short shorts. A lot of people still like to go to restaurants and people still want to go out and have that sense of somewhat normal. and. Also people actually hate cooking. So going out to restaurants is a great you know or they're terrible. TURTLE ADDED COOKING I hate cleaning up after cooking too. So I. Don't. I could cook every night. It's the clean up afterwards that I Order Food every day that means I have to wear pants and the lap blanket I'm okay with we go. I'm just telling you. This lab blanket is is a foreign concept to me. I will say, well, I mean, you have a blanket in your car don't you know don't he's not old enough to have a he doesn't like it. He's never been stuck in a blizzard. A blanket in your car. Yeah. Yeah. You do try not that much. Also at three with Ryan you knew. To Say. If I don't have a bike in my car, there's no way in hell. He's got a blanket news car. You don't have to go the whole Shebang some people have like a blanket and two gallons of water and all that stuff been caught in blizzards, and after the first one, you very quickly realize that you need a blanket in your car because if you're stuck in a snowdrift in Nicole snow, don't get stuck I've a blanket and candle. Not Get stuck, you would blanket and Campbell's. And power bars and all that kind of candles are. Keep the car warmer. Run out of gas and then you freeze. I've never heard of the candles when you have to spend the night in your car you'll realize that you kind of need a blanket they're just keep a six pack options that was the Jewish. Joke joke. But anyhow back to the seating thing, it'll be interesting I think it's going to be. Interesting to see how different businesses utilize it. And how different you know brees in in restaurants like how they try and market it of like, Hey, I mean, we've got this eating here but are like our would you would you purposely push not push?.

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"nicole snow" Discussed on The Young Jurks

The Young Jurks

05:46 min | 11 months ago

"nicole snow" Discussed on The Young Jurks

"Yeah. I mean that's crazy about that. We should at this point having a medical program this long and that that is the number one issue for patients you know it's funny we played the Nicole Snow. She talks about Harm patients on some other really important issues I care about. But suddenly when it competes with the dispensary, she doesn't care about those stations anymore and our biggest issue isn't even tell I mean I have telemedicine twenty, four, seven. I'm a patient by issue scheduling super-busy I rent a couple of businesses I have no help I have to do everything myself customer calls I, WanNa, go help them I don't WanNa, go to a doctor's appointment saying. So I WANNA go on my schedule a targeted with the medical doctors a massive I, want telehealth I want all these things she's pushing for but by far the number one issue for medical patients is the cost of the medicine. and. They don't care. It's not what what did she say it was not important anymore it was not It's obsolete caregivers. It's obsolete. The reason for caregivers obsolete note, the reason is not obsolete because the price is still high. Like the reason, we want caregivers we want better quality better selection. These are the things that Michael though the King of Pod, your friend talked about in two, thousand, twelve and thirteen when you were hanging around with them pretended to be his best friend. We were talking about the quality of the caregivers we were talking about the price. We're talk about the selection, this service, the people, the the family relationship knowing who who's growing at where it's being grown. The amount of see words being wrote being able to know the person rowing. We don't get that at dispensaries we we find out there's bad things in them when the CCC goes after them and finds them after the fact, that's how we find out and we often find out the dispensary lied to the CCC. The CCC just gives him a fine which is the cost to doing business, and they just keep going more licenses the next month I mean this is what's going on in Massachusetts right now. So I'm frustrated and I WANNA see caregivers and I know we spent a lot of time on this but I know people watching I see a lot of listeners. This is an important subject. Not. The CCC is saying that they're looking for low cost of entry. License right. So to me, it seems like they could fix this program, alter it in a way where it would be a low cost of entry so it could solve. Two things at the same time, right? It's just a thought that why don't they attack that in a way where there is some profit in it? In you can kind of build your way out of their is a proposal to do that. You know interestingly enough maybe not in this regulatory around, but basically allow them to charge per time, but at a set rate so you can charge for twenty hours a week at fifteen dollars an hour. However, you can't charge anyone patient more than X. for your time and That's the kind of. Thing where what I try to tell caregivers is the CCC wants to help this model because it's done for the betterment of the patients. But at the same time, they don't want to drive these caregivers into financial ruin and make them operate at a net loss. They were doing this pro bono. So striking that balance with insights like yours is crucial and I just wanted to thank you for that. Now, Coke Janette I was GonNa say this is a great entree into the.

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"nicole snow" Discussed on The Young Jurks

The Young Jurks

02:50 min | 11 months ago

"nicole snow" Discussed on The Young Jurks

"At least seventy milligrams like I have seen how a confederation of small growers can provide a very, very competitive prices in very, very good product and and when I came back to Massachusetts, it was it was it was a culture shock and I've been wanting to sort of fight ever since then the make things better more tangible and I mean, I can't afford the dispensaries here in Massachusetts the. Qualify for the ten percent discount but ten percent off off what three hundred, three, fifty, that's that's just too. That's that doesn't really make a debt and also I. I I also find that I have to go I have a main caregiver. Thankfully, I was able to find out about her and she's able to to get it to me or I'm or she sometimes comes to Massachusetts or whatever, and she has patients in mass too. So I have to go to the caregivers to be able to afford my medicine or you CBD flower and It's just it's just ridiculous there a program shouldn't be this bad and. Again. You know when you mentioned now she's a main caregiver helping you Massachusetts again people are asking me WHO's talking GonNa make sure they know. That is dance Scotland. He's the host of the I M Cannabis Sativa podcast. To that is He's a patient in Massachusetts and he's getting help from a main caregiver semi that says it all. We're. Getting. I feel like I get more help is medical patient from the main program. Than I do for the Massachusetts program that I fought for and I have his name on the on the wall behind me over here the Kampot Michael Martha we fought for that Nicole snow draped herself in the King of Pot Michael Malta she was a friend of his he would be disgusted by what she said did this week. I normally wouldn't say that you know because I don't think it's my place to speak, but you could play the videos. You know he cared about caregivers seat you can go back to his words. He he's he said a lot of what you said. Dance Scotland. What about the other two guests? Do they have any comments on his caregiver? MPAA issue. Yes I. You know I think what? You know I think it's it's one. It's really important. You have caregivers I think a lot of the cultivators that are out there in the caregiver out there actually probably have more tailored medicine at more varieties just like Dan was saying the ability to actually give a product design and row products bats that's really helpful for medical patients and affordable I. Think there can be balanced between having.

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"nicole snow" Discussed on The Young Jurks

The Young Jurks

05:12 min | 11 months ago

"nicole snow" Discussed on The Young Jurks

"Speed. Okay. Sorry. Thank you very much Nicole. Take. We have a big show. We're talking about what happened yesterday they were regulations proposed. Things that are going on are we start off with click clip from Nicole snow the mass patients advocacy alliance. She. was talking a bunch of the ASA my opinion about taskforce talking about how we don't need caregivers anymore she has a caregiver. But she is want anyone else ever caregiver. That's weird. We have some great guests here. We're here right now on Zun we have number one dance Scotland hosted. The Im Cannabis Sativa podcasts what's Up Man Let me on. Okay. All right can you hear me? Yes, very well. Yeah. Glad to be on. Thanks for having me. I went right to you because you do a podcast like you have a taped, you don't have to deal with a the broadcasting bullshit issues. That must be so much easier. Right? I mean. It definitely is I mean at first like I wanNA see the first few months of doing the PODCAST I. I, sort of scripted everything but I sort of go off the cuff I in at most have bullet points but then as you do it more and more you get a workflow. So it's pretty simple. today's actually the second year. So yeah, two years. Very cool. We also have Dr. Marian McNab, she's with the candidates center excellence. Everybody Hey Mike. Thanks for having me on today. Thank you see a meltdown a little bit with the villagers. Join Great. You can always expect some technical issues always anything's virtual. I thought this was easy now like this isn't hard I can do this. Then it always throws like that. That is just ridiculous I wanNA smash the system we use. Why did you change on me? In. we have Janelle. Man I wanNA. Make sure I get your last Saturday. Say Your last. Day, Journal. going. Going yet. going. What's up? What's hotel me about yourself because I know that you're you've been on the show with grant recently interviewed you and your husband and you have a business tell tell us about yourself. my background is in accounting finance than doing it for over twenty years now. Always we both always been entrepreneurial and we wear specifically leading honestly to do delivery in..

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"nicole snow" Discussed on The Small Business Radio Show

The Small Business Radio Show

11:35 min | 1 year ago

"nicole snow" Discussed on The Small Business Radio Show

"Of the things that's what the grand contests does it. Increase exposure for these businesses that enter and then for the winters we go on to create other opportunities for them that provides more exposure by retailing their stories and our channels and that really helps as well and I think it's important for the public to remember you can buy online just support your small business online inefficient buying a gift card from the now and spending it later and so what do you have to do to enter this contest. What is it all about contest? Well the twenty twenty us just closed so it'll come back around early twenty twenty one but it is an online application. And it's really answering a couple of simple questions about why you got started in your business. What your passion is what problem you're solving. And also how you use the grant money and uploading some images that best represent Your Business you can also upload and Optional Video Elevator. Pitch kind of telling us about your business as well and then there's a voting period and you get your fans to vote for you during that that timeframe it gets you exposure and the contest rallies your community and then it helps it helps them get noticed by US going into the the finalist round. Excuse me to select you. Were going to have our top one hundred fine listen then onto selecting the winners as well and so you go from the top one hundred to selecting the top ones then correct. Yeah so all the entries that we get. After the voting period ends we look at the seven hundred businesses that received the highest number of votes. And that's our starting point for selecting our top one hundred and then the one hundred we ask them to submit a second video demonstrating their passion for their business and how that's reflected in their business and also helps us kind of see who might be really good at future speaking engagements who'd be really good small business embassador mentor stuff like that and we select twelve winners from one hundred and Berry when I tell you it's one of the hardest things I've ever done. Truly so difficult also so much fun so tell us about some of the past winners in what they've been able to do after winning this contest hadn't even know where to start with that one There's so many great success stories from a lot of these past winners one that stands out one of our winters in the very first year of the contest which is twenty thirteen is a company called prime meats and they is a third generation butcher shop and they went online selling meat before that was really a fangs and through all of the the research and insights that Danny Katrina was doing all the nuances of perishable shipping. She was able to start a second consultancy business helping other small business perishables shippers with their shipping. That's just one another one. Ge engine brothers. They're located African Beverage Company located in Harlem. They've gotten so much press and coverage that they've opened a a engine cafe now and highlighting their beverage and African pastries and coffee others. Small Business or Excuse me something blooms. They were a winner in twenty nineteen. They are a high quality floral rental company for weddings and Events and they did a collaboration with another pass. Winter called the groomsmen suit which between the two of them kind of disrupting the whole wedding industry. Where you use to rancher tuxes and buy your flowers now you rent your flowers and and by your suit. Collaboration for those kind of happen is really cool. So you you've talked to a lot of small business owners. What do you find? Kelly are some of the common issues that these owners really are facing. Today Yeah As you as you mentioned earlier one of the common issue is funding. And that's where the grant contests can really help them. Another big issue that I hear quite often if they really feel like they're alone in their journey on this entrepreneurial journey so we bring all of our grant winters together to the Fedex headquarters in Memphis for a couple of days. We get to meet each other. They get to meet subject matter experts and executives within Fedex and that deep connection really helps them feel like they're not alone and they go onto craigslist little private social groups and they create text threads and they're connecting in every way possible and they're sharing tips and resources and advice and even their time to help small business their their peers enhance half a website or tackle a new problem or share resources. What they development. Even you bring up a really excellent point because I find when I talk to small business owners if I say well. What's the one thing that's really made a difference in you? Being able to grow successful company they always say I found the right mentor because it actually is lonely at the top and especially now in the krone economy. A lot of folks are freaking out and the more support that we can reach out to other people that understand the position in our standard business. That really can help so I love what you're doing as far as not only let people win those kind of prizes but really providing them support afterwards absolutely and we continue to do that through when we have. These ended up interviews with these contest. Winners we find out what their real pain points are so it helps us understand. We can jump in and assist sometimes just connecting them. Somebody else it'd be a great mentor. One of their peers work could be a straight mentor but I also have a national sponsorship and Partnership With Score Foundation which is a group of mentors across the country through three hundred chapters that provides webinars and resources to help them with their business. And that's been a really fantastic resources. Well for for businesses. So tell us you were one of the people that created the Fedex Entrepreneur Advisory Board. Tell us about that Kelly. Yeah yeah this was Something it was the brainchild of one of our very first contest winners very first grand prize in this contest Nicole. Snow Darn good yarn and we took the idea and expanded it and made it larger and we bring we handpick ten entrepreneurs from across the country and some of them are from the grant contest and some of them are nominated by our sales partners since I x and we bring them together for three meetings across the the year and their two day meetings and we kind of really just understand some of the pain points. They're facing a small businesses. Not just you know from shipping. That can help with but in general and it was from one of those groups. One of those advisory boards that the Fedex making it work podcasts. We've actually formed and created. They designed the whole thing that the format the topics and structure everything. They really help us. Understand some gaps and opportunities that we can tackle to improve experiences or improve the perception that small businesses with Fedex. I love what you said. Is that you actually end up learning from the small business owners about how Fedex can actually help them. It's not just one way. Oh absolutely. And that's that's that's how we get most of our strategy. We want to hear directly from small businesses there on the ground there. They're having struggles. We were want to small business to well. We know five along or we get that. There's a struggle. There we want to help may ease that struggle for them. So having the voice of customer is extremely important to us and developing whether it's a new a new service or podcast or whatever it is we want to hear directly from them on that so through the the grant contest and bringing the winners to Memphis and also the entrepreneur advisory board were able to capture and understand what some of those opportunities are and kept on him by my closing that gap and creating those enhanced experiences. So one of the things you can do help small business especially during this time. What are some of the things that Fedex can do to help small business during the time? Yeah what do you mean we always think of Fedex as delivering packages. But as you were talking about with Fedex centers. There's so much more as far as helping with all the outsourcing for marketing because we don't really want to take on fixed costs especially now it's great to be able hire someone or service bill. Go do that. That is really of. Keep it as a variable cost so. That's a real advantage. Yeah Yeah for sure. I think one of the things is a lot of resource information on the small business center. People can tap into. There's a lot of peer insights on mayor may help them understand how they're Kaplan marketing. Social whatever it may be. There's lots of peer advice on there so that we've we've captured that to deliver backout also tapping into any influencers. That people may follow. Respect listening to podcasts falling blogs Checking with their vendors and partners and other peers and maybe as simple as talking to their Fedex Rep if we may have a solution and they just haven't even thought of yet And and kind of looking at maybe packaging is another opportunity. Maybe they can enhance their packaging and Fedex office can help through the custom brand new packaging offer that we have and really getting their word out and go because like you said earlier on this is the time to increase your marketing. Not Scale back on it getting that word out. 'cause people maybe during the social distancing and turning much more to online shopping than they perhaps probably already were. This is a great time to really support small businesses. Get out there. And if they can promote themselves more more customers will we'll see them and be able to buy from them inexperienced brand. I love that Kelly because now is really the time to reach out and try to get some more help because with everything going on you have a tendency to say well. I'm all by myself. But there's a lot of resources especially through Fedex to really assist you in your small business. Kelly thanks so much beyond the show and and talking about the small business grant contest. Where can people follow the results from this year and perhaps enter next year the way this year they can check out the top one hundred starting march sixteenth on Fedex dot com slash grant contest? They can also see more information about past winters and the upcoming twenty twenty winners on the small business center that x dot com slash. Small Business will kill you. Appreciated me on the show and I want to thank everyone for joining this week's radio show. I want to thank our sponsors next diva the all in one communications platform for your small business. Also WanNa thank linked in the place to generate leads drive traffic and build your brand awareness for free one hundred credit to launch your marketing campaign but at www dot lincoln dot com slash. Sb are want to thank. Our incredible staff are booking producer. Sarah Shafran are in-studio produced. Today is Devon our marketing manager. Courtney Gilchrist if you're seriously about more success this year and you need help during the Krona Konami. It is a difficult time but preparation is always been the reason while small business owners have succeeded. Give me a call. I'm giving me on my private line. Seven seven three eight three seven eight two five zero or email me berry at Mulch dot COM. Remember love everyone. Trust a few empowering canoe and go wash your hands have a profitable and Passionate Week. You can find very mulch on the web at very dot com or more episodes of small business radio and small. Biz Radio. Show DOT com..

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"nicole snow" Discussed on The Small Business Radio Show

The Small Business Radio Show

11:35 min | 1 year ago

"nicole snow" Discussed on The Small Business Radio Show

"Of the things that's what the grand contests does it. Increase exposure for these businesses that enter and then for the winters we go on to create other opportunities for them that provides more exposure by retailing their stories and our channels and that really helps as well and I think it's important for the public to remember you can buy online just support your small business online inefficient buying a gift card from them now and spending it later and so what do you have to do to enter this contest. What is it all about contest? Well the the twenty twenty us just closed so it'll come back around early twenty twenty one but it is an online application. And it's really answering a couple of simple questions about why you got started in your business. What your passion is what problem you're solving. And also how you use the grant money and uploading some images that best represent Your Business you can also upload and Optional Video Elevator. Pitch kind of telling us about your business as well and then there's a voting period and you get your fans to vote for you during that that timeframe it gets you exposure and the contest rallies your community and then it helps it helps them get noticed by us. When we're going into the the finalist round. Excuse me to select you. Were going to have our top one hundred fine listen then onto selecting the winners as well and so you go from the top one hundred to selecting the top ones then correct. Yeah so all the entries that we get. After the voting period ends we look at the seven hundred businesses that received the highest number of votes. And that's our starting point for selecting our top one hundred and then the one hundred we ask them to submit a second video demonstrating their passion for their business and how that's reflected in their business and also helps us kind of see who might be really good at a future speaking engagements who'd be really good small business embassador mentor stuff like that and we select twelve winners from one hundred and Berry when I tell you. It's one of the hardest things I've ever done. Truly so difficult also so much fun so tell us about some of the past winners in what they've been able to do after winning this contest hadn't even know where to start with that one There's so many great success stories from a lot of these past winners one that stands out one of our winters in a very first year of the contest which is twenty thirteen is a company called prime meats and they is a third generation butcher shop and they went online selling meat before that was really a fangs and through all of the the research and insights that Danny Katrina was doing all the nuances of perishable shipping. She was able to start a second consultancy business helping other small business perishables shippers with their shipping. That's just one another one. Ge engine brothers. They're located African Beverage Company located in Harlem. They've gotten so much press and coverage that they've opened a a engine cafe now and highlighting their beverage and African pastries and coffee others. Small Business or Excuse me something blooms. They were a winner in twenty nineteen. They are a high quality floral rental company for weddings and Events and they did a collaboration with another pass. Winter called the groomsmen suit which between the two of them kind of disrupting the whole wedding industry. Where us to rancher tuxes and buy your flowers now you rent your flowers and and by your suit. Collaboration for those kind of happen is really cool. So you you've talked to a lot of small business owners. What do you find? Kelly are some of the common issues that these owners really are facing. Today Yeah As you as you mentioned earlier one of the common issue is funding. And that's where the grant contests can really help them. Another big issue that I hear quite often if they really feel like they're alone in their journey on this entrepreneurial journey so we bring all of our grant winters together to the Fedex headquarters in Memphis for a couple of days. We get to meet each other. They get to meet subject matter experts and executives within Fedex and that deep connection really helps them feel like they're not alone and they go onto craigslist little private social groups and they create text threads and they're connecting in every way possible and they're sharing tips and resources and advice and even their time to help small business their their peers enhance half a website or tackle a new problem or share resources. What they development. Even you bring up a really excellent point because I find when I talk to small business owners if I say well. What's the one thing that's really made a difference in you? Being able to grow successful company they always say I found the right mentor because it actually is lonely at the top and especially now in the krone economy. A lot of folks are freaking out and the more support that we can reach out to other people that understand the position in our standard business. That really can help so I love what you're doing as far as not only let people win those kind of prizes but really providing them support afterwards absolutely and we continue to do that through when we have. These ended up interviews with these contest. Winners we find out what their real pain points are so it helps us understand. We can jump in and assist sometimes just connecting them. Somebody else it'd be a great mentor. One of their peers work could be a straight mentor but I also have a national sponsorship and Partnership With Score Foundation which is a group of mentors across the country through three hundred chapters that provides webinars and resources to help them with their business. And that's been a really fantastic resources. Well for for businesses. So tell us you were one of the people that created the Fedex Entrepreneur Advisory Board. Tell us about that Kelly. Yeah yeah this was Something it was the brainchild of one of our very first contest winners very first grand prize in this contest Nicole. Snow Darn good yarn and we took the idea and expanded it and made it larger and we bring we handpick ten entrepreneurs from across the country and some of them are from the grant contest and some of them are nominated by our sales partners ex and we bring them together for three meetings across the the year and their two day meetings and we kind of really just understand some of the pain points. They're facing a small businesses. Not just you know from shipping. That can help with but in general and it was from one of those groups. One of those advisory boards that the Fedex making it work podcasts. We've actually formed and created. They designed the whole thing that the format the topics and structure everything. They really help us. Understand some gaps and opportunities that we can tackle to improve experiences or improve the perception that small businesses with Fedex. I love what you said. Is that you actually end up learning from the small business owners about how Fedex can actually help them. It's not just one way. Oh absolutely. And that's that's that's how we get most of our strategies as we want to hear directly from small businesses there on the ground there. They're having struggles. We were want to small business to well. We know five along or we get that. There's a struggle. There we want to help may ease that struggle for them. So having the voice of customer is extremely important to us and developing whether it's a new a new service or podcast or whatever it is we want to hear directly from them on that so through the the grant contest and bringing the winners to Memphis and also the entrepreneur advisory board were able to capture and understand what some of those opportunities are and kept on him by my closing that gap and creating those enhanced experiences. So one of the things you can do help small business especially during this time. What are some of the things that Fedex can do to help small business during the time? Yeah what do you mean we always think of Fedex as delivering packages. But as you were talking about with Fedex centers. There's so much more as far as helping with all the outsourcing for marketing because we don't really want to take on fixed costs especially now it's great to be able hire someone or service bill. Go do that. That is really of. Keep it as a variable cost so. That's a real advantage. Yeah Yeah for sure. I think one of the things is a lot of resource information on the small business center. People can tap into. There's a lot of peer insights on mayor may help them understand how they're Kaplan marketing. Social whatever it may be. There's lots of peer advice on there so that we've we've captured that to deliver backout also tapping into any influencers. That people may follow. Respect listening to podcasts falling blogs Checking with their vendors and partners and other peers and maybe as simple as talking to their Fedex Rep if we may have a solution and they just haven't even thought of yet And and kind of looking at maybe packaging is another opportunity. Maybe they can enhance their packaging and Fedex office can help through the custom brand new packaging offer that we have and really getting their word out and go because like you said earlier on this is the time to increase your marketing. Not Scale back on getting that word out. 'cause people maybe during the social distancing and turning much more to online shopping than they perhaps probably already were. This is a great time to really support small businesses. Get out there. And if they can promote themselves more more customers will we'll see them and be able to buy from them inexperienced brand. I love that Kelly because now is really the time to reach out and try to get some more help because with everything going on you have a tendency to say well. I'm all by myself. But there's a lot of resources especially through Fedex to really assist you in your small business. Kelly thanks so much beyond the show and and talking about the small business grant contest. Where can people follow the results from this year and perhaps enter next year at the way this year they can check out the top one hundred starting march sixteenth on Fedex dot com slash grant contest? 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"nicole snow" Discussed on Biz Talk Radio

Biz Talk Radio

08:24 min | 1 year ago

"nicole snow" Discussed on Biz Talk Radio

"Thank you for your agency in educational policy we don't talk enough about the patients and today we are because the patients need help and they need to really and truly have an advocate to help guide them on where they should go what what's good for them was not good for them and joining us today is the president and executive director Nicole snow for the Massachusetts patient advocacy our alliance that's compassion for patients dot com and does every state that has legal cannabis have a advocacy group Nicole not every state I go to a conference once a year in Washington DC with Americans for safe access it's called the unity conference not every state has an advocacy group are they might have some local advocates they might have a cannabis advocacy group but what I'm hearing I I do get a lot of questions and phone calls and emails from across the United States asking about our organization and how we formed and I I did explain that that on the other segment how I didn't come into our the mass patient advocacy alliance and the leadership role that I have but you know we have just been team players you know we come together regularly we support each other and we just keep it going keep the messaging going for patients what is some of the big pick falls that when you're first starting out as a patient what are some of the why are some of the patients using medical marijuana medical marijuana sometimes is a last resort sometimes it could be our first option in the physician's office but I think what is really controlling the fear these days the check mark and you know whether or not raising the subject with their primary care physician would be you know advisable are some people can get very nervous I know that I was when I first spoke to my primary care I didn't know if I would be charged right then and there for my quote drug use you know because of the time it wasn't open and accepted the way it's seemingly is now but there is still that fear and judgement from families like this might be your personal choice but there is judgement there some folks don't take it seriously they might think it's a joke but a lot of times medical cannabis can be a godsend when none of the other pharmaceuticals provided any relief so you know we find that a lot of people use this for many different reasons but a lot of folks kind of don't just rush into it because they might be charged for their medical cannabis use so you know this much is really strong and you know I love there is a a poster on the website that that two people are holding and it says we did it go here it is it says a medical cannabis patients are not criminals and that's really sad that that even has to be sad because you know there are many people that cannot survive without their medical marijuana and it is not you know taken lightly in their lives so share a little bit about that well I'll tell you medical patients are not criminals are they still are treated like criminals in the state of Massachusetts I know folks might not believe that but we had a situation and you know there regularly come up but the mass patient advocacy alliance actually intercepted an arrest and got involved right when a patient was in the process of being arrested and we became a knowledgeable resource for that patient's legal counsel and we wound up helping not just that patient but many other patients to follow because the courts understanding was that the sixty day supply was not codified in a plant count and that can be very confusing the plant can't we don't have a plate count in Massachusetts so when alarm for spent officer comes up upon a grow that might seem a little much they tend to interpret it as six plants only or twelve plants per household which is the adult consumer but patients have a sixty day supply and the reason for that is because we really don't know how much cannabis you actually do need for any particular situation for any particular person and what kind of application they might be using so it's really between the patient and the doctor we're probably going to be discussing that at the campus control commission the regulatory adjustment coming up next year it's going to be centered around medical marijuana on but we won our hearing those things out because we do still see it continuing happening where people might get arrested are wrongfully for being in the possession of cannabis or a multitude of cannabis plants soon it so would you say that as we wind down our conversation with you today and it's been a a wonderful insight talking with Nicole would you say that this has been a very successful Graham right now in the state and are we and balance yet or do we still have a few more you know and and and where are we in comparison to other states that have legal medical marijuana as far as the regulatory process we are on the way out once we have all of our regulations in place will begin implementing all of the dispensaries that businesses will see all of that so twenty twenty is going to be around the last regulatory adjustment and and what we need to do to get things tied up and done on at the canvas control commission but this year in particular twenty nineteen was an amazing year for patients we got instant access certification which means that you can go from your doctor's office to the dispensary to pick up your medicine you no longer have to wait for a card you can get it right at the doctor's office it'll be temporary you have to go sign up online later but at least for now you can go right from the doctors to that which is like any other pharmaceutical medicine we remove the fifty dollar fee that was a vote made by the commissioners and we just recently got the vaporization situation handled so yeah we're gonna have to call back to talk about that fiasco because that was just a nightmare Nicole this is been so wonderful I'm so glad we finally got you one and engine was was able to just talk about all the things that the Massachusetts Massachusetts patient advocacy.

"nicole snow" Discussed on Biz Talk Radio

Biz Talk Radio

08:14 min | 1 year ago

"nicole snow" Discussed on Biz Talk Radio

"Are because the patients need help and they need to really and truly have an advocate to help guide them on where they should go what what's good for them was not good for them and joining us today is the president and executive director Nicole snow for the Massachusetts patient advocacy our alliance that's compassion for patients dot com and does every state that has legal cannabis have a advocacy group Nicole not every state I go to a conference once a year in Washington DC with Americans for safe access call the unity conference not every state has an advocacy group five they might have some local advocates they might have a cannabis advocacy group but what I'm hearing I I do get a lot of questions and phone calls and emails from across the United States asking about our organization and how we formed in our youth I did explain that that on the other statement how are you did come into our the mass patient advocacy alliance and the leadership role that I have but you know we have just been team players you know we come together regularly we support each other and we just keep it going keep the messaging going for patients what is some of the big pick falls that when you're first starting out as a patient what are some of the why are some of the patients using medical marijuana our medical marijuana sometimes is a last resort sometimes it could be our first option in the physician's office but I think what is really controlling the spear these days Jack Mara and you know whether or not raising the subject with their primary care physician would be you know advisable are some people can get very nervous I know that I was when I first spoke to my primary care I didn't know if I would be judged right then and there are certain my quote drug use you know because of the time it wasn't open and accepted the way it's seemingly is now but there is still that fear and judgement from families like this might be your personal choice but there is judgement there some folks don't take it seriously they might think it's a joke but a lot of times medical cannabis can be a godsend when none of the other pharmaceuticals provided any differently if so you know we find that a lot of people use this for many different reasons but a lot of folks kind of don't just rush into it because they might be charged for their medical cannabis use so you know this much is really strong and you know I love there is a a poster on the website that that two people are holding and it says we did it go here it is it says a medical cannabis patients are not criminals and that's really sad that that even has to be sad because you know there are many people that cannot survive without their medical marijuana and it is not you know taken lightly in their lives so share a little bit about that well I'll tell you medical patients are not criminals are they still are treated like criminals in the state of Massachusetts I know folks might not believe that but we had a situation and you know there regularly come up but the mass patient advocacy alliance actually intercepted an arrest and got involved right when a patient was in the process of being arrested and we became a knowledgeable resource for that patient's legal counsel and we wound up helping not just that patient but many other patients to follow because the courts understanding was that the sixty day supply was not codified in a plant count and that can be very confusing the plant can't we don't have a plate count in Massachusetts so when alarm Forsman officer comes up upon a grow that might seem a little much day tends to interpret it as six plants only or twelve plants per household which is the adult consumer but patients have a sixty day supply and the reason for that is because we really don't know how much cannabis you actually do need for any particular situation for any particular person and what kind of application they might be using so it's really between the patient and the doctor we're probably going to be discussing that at the canvas control commission the regulatory adjusting coming up next year it's going to be centered around medical marijuana on but we want to earn those things out because we do still see it continuing happening where people might get arrested are wrongfully for being in the possession of cannabis or a multitude of cannabis plants Senate so would you say that as we wind down our conversation with you today and it's been a a wonderful insight talking with Nicole would you say that this has been a very successful Graham right now in the state and are we and balance yet or do we still have a few more you know and and and where are we in comparison to other states that have legal medical marijuana as far as the regulatory process we are on the way out once we have all of our regulations in place will begin implementing all of the dispensaries the business as well see all that so twenty twenty is going to be around the last regulatory adjustment and and what we need to do to get things tied up and down at the canvas control commission but this year in particular twenty nineteen was an amazing year for patients we got instant access certification which means that you can go from your doctor's office to the dispensary to pick up your medicine you no longer have to wait for a card you can get it right at the doctor's office it'll be temporary you have to go sign up online later but at least for now you can go right from the doctors to that which is like any other pharmaceutical medicine we remove the fifty dollar fee that was a vote made by the commissioners and we just recently got the vaporization situation handled yeah we're gonna have to call back to talk about that fiasco because that was just a nightmare Nicole this is been so wonderful I'm so glad we finally got you one and and it was it was able to just talk about all the things that the Massachusetts Massachusetts patient advocacy.

"nicole snow" Discussed on Entrepreneur Stories for Inspiration: Millionaire Interviews

Entrepreneur Stories for Inspiration: Millionaire Interviews

07:57 min | 2 years ago

"nicole snow" Discussed on Entrepreneur Stories for Inspiration: Millionaire Interviews

"So I think that was the hardest part of all of this, and it's interesting now to watch him being part of our management, leadings in this is so crazy. It's so stressful. You're growing so fast. This is nothing because we have a team of people in twenty six people now to help us used to be too. I don't know. I l almost Shane to show that there were like break, sometimes in the armor, that really was truly stressed out, and that me trying to serve all these other roles goes supposed to play like housekeeper in. Wife in cook and all of this was really impeding on my village to do what I think I was put on this earth to do, which is to run. This news is horny, because you don't wanna like Vint or talk about it too much of he was sound like he had maybe a stressful job too. Obviously, you'll move in around and stuff. But was it having these two identities and not bringing that on his plate while you were trying to also grow this business because I didn't know if it's easy to say. Yeah. Businesses success now, but I had no idea. So if I'm going to go into whole all the Chicago meeting over dinner in. He's actually working on, like shooting missiles out of the sky, his job, Trump mine, every time at that point, I did want to derail his train. So I turn allies a lot and that was difficult to if you had to do it over again. Would you do it? I don't think I had any separate. I definitely understand what you're saying, because you didn't know at the time I was going to get this big right? You maybe head of a hopeful visions, and stuff, but I can definitely relate at least understand. I'm sure there's many women who can understand who are trying aside business at first, that you don't really know if it's going to work out at first and so you don't want to necessarily tell them about all this stuff is heaves the breadwinner in trying to be a good wife at the same time. He said, I was still struggling with disciple norms and upbringing and traditional households things like that. You know, I wasn't brought up in that environment. That's his background. And it's like we were more in west newlywed. I mean, we're married less than five years at that point, I didn't wanna screw things up. And I wouldn't change the way that I think it made me mentally very tough. But now on the other side, unlike okay, this is a used to do all of this. I'm not doing that anymore. Now, there is this redefinition of what our relationship is, and it's kind of awesome. It's a whole new chapter is almost like a new lease on marriage and working together. A lot of people thought we were really nuts for working together, but we're doing amazing, and it's great to work with alongside. My husband. How often you'll see each other at work, I guess doing this, because you're still early on in this. So I think anyone who's working with a significant other can hopefully learn something here. We're almost a year end by his office is right next to mine. I found in amazing therapist rusty, Goto on biweekly basis, who I've looked for a few in the past because it's again, blocking out that time, it's hard to block the time she's focus on each other who's easy to talk about the business thing kind of get off a bike. Oh, yeah. We have this marriage thing, we have to still make sure is doing what it needs to do. Those relationship needs, no matter who you are still. And we have a kid we have a two year old who's, like men cheese, a piston. But just kid doesn't go to bed until rhythm o'clock at night. So I don't even know how I'm functioning right now. But thing that I think is working for us is sticking to going to the therapist, and the service is great because he has a background in coaching executives in small business owners. So there's an understanding. I've tried other therapists before in vetting that process. That's anything I would put out there to people that are working together just sleep that time. Out every other week we do it through an app, actually. And we took a sign with this guy in. It's awesome. Because we don't have to even the office. Call to someone could use. It's called better help you. Yeah. Hopefully they'll be a sponsor here soon working on it yet really offense has to app in the thing. I like is if you're not thrilled with someone you get linked up with and they're not really right fit. It's not this offer thing like you could just switch your counselor very easily, which has been I'm really into self development taking kind invested in yourself and your family. And I think that is one of my secrets behind the curtain bouncing things off of people just to let it percolate. I really huge fan of that. But I think the other thing that works very well is saying we get home. Our business has come off, and we go to this place of my mom or dad and saying, okay, you know, we're not going to talk about the shelf. It Email to me, and we'll talk about it tomorrow when we're in work. She was the best thing about brewing your business. I'll so many good things we've been talking about bringing those jobs as well. But I mean even some other things are just curious so hopefully, motivate some other people. To get to a business year size. What's been great about it sounds a little shallow but it is have money in the Bank. That's really impounding for me to know that I built something that I could sell one day, if I wanted to I could pass it on, I could e stop the company s launched nine please. And I don't think they'll show at all because what it talked to a lot of people even on these interviews just like having that money gives you the freedom to do whatever you want. Right. Maybe if you could sell your company for noth- you could do whatever you want move somewhere else with your family, do whatever. So I don't think it's really shallow when people get into buying the material things and thinking that's going to bring him happiness. That's where that issue. Yeah. I'm selling that into that. I love my old navy jeans. And doing that. But I think what's been really cool for me is I've had life coaches in counselors. Tell me that I shouldn't be meddling in my husband's job. And what I mean by that is, I would watch him were, and he's still my husband like at the end of the day. I see his soul. Get sucked out of him. And I knew that he was this really creative awesome, dude. But not when he was working for someone else. It's painful to watch someone you love go through that, like six weeks after our daughter was born. He was pulled out to a job. He had to work sixty days he got no days off. He's working twelve hours a day and it sought any got the FaceTime, with us for, like four or five minutes. That was really hard for me the amazing thing about having a businesses that I had the ability to actually do something about it. And by him out of his position, as a, you know, what enough of this, you need to be at home with your kids, you need to have that relationship with her relationship with knee. That's more than five minutes on face time and being able to sort of manipulate your universal bit is really frigging empowering. Then it's one of my biggest accomplishments with the business. Return to the will move some people they're starting off early on. Like they wanted to get to that point where maybe they could work with your husband or wife, if they're see their significant other in the job. That's draining them. Right. And be able to work when their company. So thank you for sharing that in for everything you shared in this interview, if there's one last thing you wanna leave with everyone who's listening. What would that be kind of how not since you what I did for a long time in leadership, which is called single management, and it's becoming more organized. So if anyone doesn't know what Siegel management is it's when you have a team and you sort of go into a room and like Segal you shit, your ideas all over everyone. And you fly away that happens when you don't have that time management and you don't allow that space to let yet years really grow your head. And then you really roadmap amount in being truly be the leader, who you are susceptible away from that. Seagal management go. Hey, here's an idea. Let's just try something flashy having that discipline sitting down in road. Mapping out really with those plans are in this simple basic business stuff, but it sort of the old school stuff does work still even in a high. S tastes economy or in the world of e-commerce stuff loose so quickly. I think the takeaway is gained a discipline, too. Just having the path forward and keep going back to his word discipline. But it's coming up for me so much to say, okay, this is what I'm just going to focus on these one or two things that are very important to my business. And having the confidence to just stick to those not be attached. Flashy things that can take you off. Course of what your business in the legacy that you've been lied this? You don't have the focus in your being like the Siegel that you talked about right going around and everything you say is whole school stuff if it works it works. It's kind of like if someone's losing weight and people are like what are you doing? Oh, I'm eating healthy. That's all it was like, how hard was right, right. But enough people don't do it. So that's the issue. Thank you again, for coming on and your story. Nicole, if anyone wanted to write you hate mail or say, thank you for doing the interview, what's from the reach you Nicole at during the dot com. All right. Well, thank you again, for coming on.

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"nicole snow" Discussed on Entrepreneur Stories for Inspiration: Millionaire Interviews

Entrepreneur Stories for Inspiration: Millionaire Interviews

09:56 min | 2 years ago

"nicole snow" Discussed on Entrepreneur Stories for Inspiration: Millionaire Interviews

"And he said, Email list that I guess, early on that kind of helped when you grew that in a longer form Email now what do you think is like the feature to me? People are, like, hey, all clicked emails from your website, you know, for your podcast listeners or whatever. But I'm like, I get so many offers now I don't even check my emails at all. It sounds like you're pretty futuristic thinking as far as technology wise. I don't know if you have any thought process on that as far as like what's an x wave to connect with your customers. That's a great question. We segment out so we still have a lot of different flavors of e mails, and how we're serving them and it's tracking behaviors helped clicking where they're clicking than sitting down in those marketing meetings saying, like what is going on in this person's life that they're doing? This are interacting with any piece of marketing Hudson is not just E mail. I've gotten us away from using the term funnel. Even I just use it like five minutes ago. But it's not looking at customers to go down a funnel. It's what's his customers journey. And so for us, it's yet maybe someone's knitting something now but they might wanna be wearing a piece of our clothing in a month or two and really, diving deep that way, always thinking about. Our customers. And that I think gives you cues on how to reach them in the future. Content is always important to us. We do our free pattern Fridays in that gets people on site. And then it gets them. Pixel for another thirty days. You retarget them with more sales here marketing from three, Nicole. Yeah. Well, we work with some great influencers on Instagram who are just amazing fiber artists either. Neuters crochet, yours like there's a whole gamut. I'm not gonna boring without, but we work with them as they make some really cool patterns show. Our customer, how do use our yard because our yarn is a little bit weird business stuff. You're getting in Michael's, or even a lot of your mom and pop yarn stores around the country, it's funky. It's recycled, cer- Ganic looking, so you need sort of an artist to lead someone in guy the customer through this journey. So the free pattern Fridays is the place where that happens and crafters love pattern. That's the piece of content that they love business people love five tips to make money crafters like this crack for them. So we send out these patterns send them to the site, and they. Can download it for free, and then they get pixel which is really a big beauty of it, and then we can retarget them until your ultimate customer today. Who are they like the demographics in, I guess people buying yarn? It's usually a woman over forty five and they're using Facebook for a lot of the social media with a light, mix of Instagram. And these are people that are upgrading their Kathy. Experienced, these think about if you're into wine, we all, like our box wine for maybe everyday use. Right. You that's Monday through Friday wine, but on the weekends you might go for that sixty or a hundred dollar bottle of wine, because that's a treat for you in the crafting world, the Crafter that we're reaching out to their using Michael's sort of as their Monday through Friday, crafts. But on the weekends they're really upgrading experience match return garnered steps in knowing mix more sense to me. Although like a twenty five dollar bottle once predictions of to me. But if I'm looking at it as well. I guess I'm curious your consumer like how many direct to consumer like what percentage is that versus you still wholesale as well. Wholesale is of very small part of our business right now at one point used to be sick. Sixty percent of our business. Now, it's like five percent. That's dropped off. We've really focused on the website. I'm getting direct to consumer. The sad thing is, is that a lot of small main street shops are shutting down portion of those or yarn store. So for me it didn't make business sense. Whether drag on a small company to I felt like we were having to teach a lot of store owners how to run their business in like dude, we don't have time for this. There's bigger fish to fry out there on the interwebs. So we launched a subscription box. So we have ten dollar yard of the month box that we have we have about twenty thousand people on that right now per month signed up. That's awesome press because people can add things on with their monthly subscription. So it's a really awesome club feel we've invested a lot in making that platform. Pretty freaking great clover because also like you even said something about diversifying revenue before when you're doing wholesale and retail, I think there's important versus if you're just doing direct to consumer or if you're doing direct wholesale of I wanna be where you are right now, but you seem kind of I think the yarn club. The ten dollars thing is pretty clever because that's another way of. Packaging kind of the same stuff like what you said earlier. Nothing is linear in all has to be like an organism. I see the way all of our supply works. Like, yes, we might tell that one ball of yarn. But then we're also going to sell the kit. And then how do we sort of get the people in between people aren't different places, again, going back to that idea of what's customers journey? We're only here to serve our customers. So at some point, you might have a mom that loves to craft but she's too damn busy. The ten dollar yarn club that was going to serve that need for her in that part of her customer journey. Right. But when you're at school, they start kindergarten she might have more time we had pattern kits for that. So it's making sure that you have sort of the right pegs for the right holes at those different points for the customer, that all works together, the cool thing about the subscription in terms of revenue is that we have an internal goal here is once we hit thirty thousand subscribers her month, which will probably be on track to do by the middle of the summer that covers almost all of our basic overhead for being in the building that reading right now, which is great that cuts out so much stress. That's how I like to operate business because according to have those. Figures in your head. Even if you don't have written out, mentally, if I get this amount of customers, then that's going to cover this. Right. I definitely relate to you on that. That's kind of I think about the podcast if I gotta get sponsors. I'm like, okay, I need this many sponsors to cover this or whatever versus just monetary ways to think about every time tensions important if anyone's doing econ out their acquisition of customer is really frigging expensive and is only getting worse expensive. And I read one of the reasons why we have a lot of now venture backed businesses coming online in putting up to forty percent of that funding into the initial acquisition. So they don't care if they're even breaking even on that first sale. That's scary for a small business. So you need to do everything to make that community and make that retention. Awesome. And expanding your product, offering if that happens. I see business owners. Sometimes you say, like this is all we are. I could have just easily say, we're only going to be a yard business because that's what's in our name. But no, the customer wants these other things. Let's give it to them in a way that's aligned with our world and ethics through this yarn club birds or other things that are also helping you. Costumers going back to the free pattern Friday, still giving them free content. We have some private Facebook groups that we use that are MandA frothy. I can't believe the amount of Kemba leave because my customer base are actually really, awesome people. But they're just into like helping each other. With someone doesn't know how to do something. Oh, yeah. Go look at this link on this is how to do it in. So there is definitely a community. That's built there too in that creates a higher barrier entry for any other competitor that my one who impede on your space consorted. Really? With the interview kinda ask you, if there's one thing you want to teach people, what would that be do you want to expand a little bit more onto that? Yeah. So is talking about how I wanna teach the Corey concept of time management, guide, accelerate portent. I think we've all had our best ideas in the shower, and with to do lists that, just go on and on, it's easy to get stuck behind your desk before you know it. And I actually had a higher office manager to help me unstick myself from my best that. Yeah. Time management in really putting the right amount of time on things that you need in terms of. Giving yourself a couple of hours to zone out and think about the strategy and direction of the business stuff is like so important who'd so easy to get stuck in the oh, I have taxes or I have nine forty to file in books in all business noise going back to simple time management, making that a priority in having the discipline to abide to it. I think that needs to just continue to be taught in. It's always a self-improvement thing, I think, just evolved with you. Tools are used to help you with that now or calendar nothing sexy. I'm middle school. I mean, I have my notebooks and I do have them sectioned out by my strategy, what I'm doing there, and then just my general to Jews, but making sure when I had this dualist sitting down when I have my staff meetings just going, you know what? This does not need to be on my plate. Okay. You handled this you catch this. You do this, you do this and not feeling guilty about that used to have a lot of guilt about asking for help. And like I said having Anna. Unlike whatever you've is gonna do it better faster than me anyway. And that's why I hired you to dislike blocking out time for non-business stuffer stuff for you to get away. If you don't have it on your counter to block it out. And it's not going to happen. They're going to get stuck behind your desk. And it just becomes a kind of cycle of sounds like right? And I don't know that anyone else like I hit like thirty three and brain is all I don't want to say, but it's kinda slowing down a little bit. It's not as sharp as it used to be I get really good thinking done certain parts of the day. And then a like unkind of done for the rest of the day, it's time to go home and play Legos. That's okay. But knowing that, and I think owning it a little bit. It's like, okay, the important projects go this block of time in the day, I think the other part in consideration of scheduling just turned thirty three. So it's kind of figuring out of wondering what was happening to me later in the day. So no, I no. I appreciate that. You have to take a nap dude. It's like a ten minute nap is the key to airpower. No, I agree with you. But it's like I block out like Jim time, for example. If I don't do that in someone's going to schedule an interview during that time, it's like making sure if you don't schedule these things refreshing like get out, and do something other than business all day. You're going to go crazy at least for me. So looking back, what do you think was actual hardest thing of building? Your company Bray. I know what it is. And I'm hoping my husband isn't listening. So my husband now works for me. Well, we work together, right? Well your fifty one percent and he's forty nine I love him, Jerry. But now he works full time for the company he came on in July on grass share. So he left a great job as an engineer to come here, which is kind of a great compliment. But his job was for many years. He's a main breadwinner, and I had to sort of operate this. Business behind closed doors. I remember having my laptop in bed, and he'd be sleeping. And I thought I had be the good wife and I'd sit in bed, go to sleep. And I would pull the covers over my head, and I do all my customer service emails from bed. So I wouldn't wake him up because I was sort of playing two roles that I thought I had to play it was really tough. And I never really felt like I could completely confide in anyone, but the level of stress and then certainty that comes along with growing a business and that doubt I think that we all deal with it at some point..

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09:58 min | 2 years ago

"nicole snow" Discussed on Entrepreneur Stories for Inspiration: Millionaire Interviews

"When I see a mid twenty year old buy their first house, and it's because they're getting a little bit of financial awareness in their seeing their true potential here that gets me really revved up. That's like a drug to me. So that's why he pushing his hard as I can pushes you kinda now. But how about even in the beginning when it was just you? I've been was something like I wanna be the yarn lady the world or would. No. I realized thing that pushed me down was helping people in these other countries. That's when it was just me. I was like, okay as one individual person, I can create jobs in ways that I can't hear necessarily not at the stage. And that's what drove me. So when I was able to pay for people surgeries over there or help them rebuild parts of their house. If it was wiped out by flooding. That really energized me. We'll how about you've been at first. I mean, did you see like a picture of someone in India because you hadn't been there over there when you decided to start getting it there. I mean, did you get one note from somebody saying, thank you, because you bought my yarn I was able to do this was there, anyone moment there in the beginning? I wish it was like romantic, but there wasn't I just I don't know. Sometimes you just have a feeling that you're on the right path. And again, going from that place of a never had to operate the business to make money. My husband had a great job. I just realized that if I do this. Well, if I execute on this. Well, I'm going to create safe jobs in, they're going to be sustainable. So these people don't have to have side hustles so that the more yarn. I need on those PEOs each month. That means that they're able to stay home with their kids and spend yarn and sell. It back to me in a lot of cases, these folks are illiterate, and I knew that Tucson wasn't expecting any magical postcard or something that I framed on my wall, since it was harder work than that we talked about kind of driven you now and whatnot in there was no magical tradition for you going fulltime. So it sounds like it was kind of step by step. But shall we jump back again, to twenty twelve or twenty thirteen inch of when you started putting even more hours into darn good yard and these transition periods for you? Yeah, I'm laughing because social media in YouTube have anyone to go on darker yarn YouTube page, and I won't let anyone takes down because they're just like these relics of yesteryear with me with much different hair, and I was just trying to figure out how you to work, I was doing his videos in. I would like drink a whole bunch of wine. So I got the guts to, like, get up in front of these videos show, people have used the yarn and what I'm making and just really what's going on in my life. Like of logging sort of sense. There was a lot of exploration at that point. And that's what a lot of my days were like I was also doing a lot of patterns design learning how to even do photography and all that kind of basic stuff. It's really easy to say a pay here, we are in twenty nineteen, I can just open up a shop, if I store, I can outsource someone to do photography for me to buy going on up work, and it was all DIY back. Then I'm at least for me it was I didn't really necessarily realize if those resources were even available, I was learning how to do it all every step of the way it was a little bit. Grinding. Went to YouTube channel right now. I sorted it to the. It's bad but it's pretty amazing. How many views you have even like maybe your fourth or fifth video you've got, like seventy thousand views on air, kind of crazy to me about yarn. It's crazy. Yeah. Were you just pushing people is that one thing that really helped you in the beginning, I wanted to get to know my customer, I had no idea who I was selling to? So I wound up making great friends through these people still win the Email the company today. But even back, then it was Nicole darnold yarn. Like it's synonymous in that was the backbone of it. I didn't realize cute buzzwords now. Like we were making community in an online environment that I was doing that. But I was doing it in a very like bootstrap kind of way. So where people just reading comments on the videos and stuff, like how were they connecting with you where you're sending me Remo? Yeah, a lot of Email, I did a live show for a little bit. And that was hilarious. And it was really just an hour of watching me get or more Trump talking about my craft products because actually have seen as you with the podcast gets pretty annoying. I look how many download or and it's like trying to connect with anyone. Who's listening? It seems like you were trying to connect with people who are buying. The are it's like I'm trying to connect with as many people as I can listening to the podcast. I don't know if you have suggestions on things that worked with that are gonna work with a, a lot of contests in the earlier years, even just yarn naming contest colored names. So you put up like, hey, Dame. This can color of yarn gonna be five dollar gift card, and it was so basic, but people were so into it, and you have people that were really got you doing, and I interacted with people because I really wanted to interact with them. And that's the beauty of public zero delta. The said it really is the hardest part. I think a lot of people knows like you'd wanna talk to your co customers rate and try to figure out what you can do to help them, the most of make a good product. But sometimes interactions, the hardest part, I think it's just like being a friend yarn is like anything else. Let's just be human, and really get to know people like what are people's family lives like in not being frayed to talk about that, I think I was very authentic. When I did those videos in like my social media posts at those times in my emails, I didn't try to sell. I didn't know how to sell I think that was. Almost blessing initially, I was just being myself and trying to make friends than hey, by the way have his yarn company, if you want to buy any yarn, if the team to work again, it wasn't for the purpose of manipulation, it's a really wanted to get to know who my people are back then to a comparison to today where it's a much more crowded market that can unity wasn't really there. So people were looking for it, which don't work. Don't will be owning was or anything else that's really an I think the other part of what may donkey unsuccessful in the beginning was that I had two different streams of revenue and one being retail. And when being wholesale in wholesale allowed me to get a deeper almost leading indicator, and understanding of what stores in artists were needing, and using as their art work in their stores, evolve. So I can sort of get ahead of trends for my retail clientele. So the to sort of served each other really, well, I think thinking about it more holistically and not looking at what the industry at the time was doing the industry at that time was not direct to consumer, if you were. Hold a manufacturer or importer. You only get wholesale in that was it. And I was the black sheep for a pretty long time in the industry, because I took on this hybrid approach of reaching direct to consumer, and also doing wholesale who was the first year that you think you had significant revenue because again, I'm going to keep the chronological on your growth here in trying to figure that out. Yeah. I'd say, like once we hit a million bucks, which was somebody seven to five point four twenty seventeen three point two twenty sixteen. So he has twenty fifteen. We did one point three. And I think that was a huge win. It's like holy shit. I did a million bucks in sales like this is crazy at that point had had purchased a commercial building actually have my yarn and my business operate added. Even though it's just me and one other part time, person who's now my operations manager. So it was hustled back home, because up to twenty fifteen just two of you. Okay. Okay is significant revenue of Asli, like over a million. I mean, even the years when you said, quote, unquote, you went fulltime let's say twenty twelve to twenty fifteen where you just slowly growing revenue was like one hundred two hundred k they were true doubles. I'm you go back to two thousand eight. It was I they like sixteen thousand dollars that year in fails, don't spend it all in place. I went from like a quarter mil to a little over half mill. And then I got to a million like it was that water. So I was doubling I wouldn't hire an employee on in less. I had another quarter million dollars of revenue coming the success on the group. We abandon your website. What else were you doing other than turning inventory? It sounded like a lot. I was understanding Facebook ads in the power of them. It wasn't huge. It wasn't like anything like how it is today. I sound like an old lady sending that. But I really saw the power of it pretty early on. And that was a huge part of our success. And at that point, I also doubled down on collecting Email addresses, and I learned how to have my Email game pretty sharp for back. Then back in the day a little bit more. Copier. Maybe like a longer form emails, and those resonated at the time that was probably, I mean, Facebook ads were the biggest part of what we did in getting people's Email addresses. I mean, of course website I always invested heavily in technology in trying to test things. I remember sitting on my couch and I just go down these rabbit holes of leukemia, shop, if I APs store Milica that's an interesting app. I wonder how can make that work. Like why is that app? Eating aiming suspense, and I just started to try to figure out how that because I don't think on that smart. I just try to figure out how things work in my world. And so I would wind up finding these ads like, wow, I understand, now this is how we can use it and then really integrated into darn yard. So I think back to one of the best absent, it's not around anymore says at called retention grid because this is shop. Ladies have crappy reported back in the day. I love you shop affi-, by the way. But back Dave's really crappy, they would tell you like thirty days ago. These the customers that presume you thirty days ago. Over ninety days easier of your kind of red alert, you need to do something to win these customers back. So even those win back campaigns at her just sorta roll off the tip of your. I'm now that wasn't really part of the scene back then. And that app helped me to really see that whole schema in how that works, and that was very important and understanding retention. I mean, I'm on your website right now until you got a great looking websites of one of the coolest things even while you're talking that brought up is you're gonna pop that I've never seen as pretty, but it's like pops up in east click spin to win and you get a mystery offer talking. Well, why personally? I don't know some people like, have the tech person..

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11:06 min | 2 years ago

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"I really got a lot of education per couple thousand dollars just starting that business. You have to have a broker. Hope you get it over here. Just tells about anything. Mike early on the even learned in your Fisher Price company. Yeah, someone's who's like, once imports from India stuff that you didn't know that you wish you knew this two things kind of consider that I thought about when first figuring out, what is going to be the real product that I import after imparting, all of this sort of weird random stuff, and I'm talking like tens and twenties in that he wanted. So one is formal imports where you need more of a troop brokerage in if any brokers are listening out there just closer years. I guess at this point in the show, but anything under twenty five hundred dollars doesn't usually come under the same level scrutiny in terms of duties and taxes. That something over twenty five hundred dollars is so invoice value of. Twenty five hundred dollars in that way. I tried to just get a sampling in again. He comes down to these relationships. I really wanted to make relationships with my suppliers is just hustle. Is it look? I know I'm small right now, but this is like what I'm doing in telling them my story, they were more flexible in working with me on these ridiculously small quantities, and you also find very high quality suppliers. I think that way to people that are really looking to grow with you. I think at some cases are willing to work with you in that way, the ones that are just like no, this is our MO queue. This is what it is equal like, okay, fine. You obviously don't want to help me grow my business. And that's how it was in it, and those suppliers most of them are still with me to this day, and they've grown with me an unusually like their soul customers, this point, which is pretty cool Dutch important, even if someone said no to you again. They said, no, I can't help you will want you to share your story for a minute to, hey, I notice small quantity. But this is my plan and in that makes them rethinking so good that you released even doing. I mean, maybe they give you a hard. No. And you're just like screw them sometimes. But other times sounds like they might be a little bit indifferent showing your growth plan. And maybe could help you as far as getting these people to help you as well. Yeah, I think, you know, one of them mentorship keys is that dealing with the Indian culture, I like to wheeling zeal. You could ask anyone of are definitely are shipping vendors because we get them against each other all the time, that's sort of like a little game for us now internally, but you have to be able to negotiate in. So sometimes the first part of that negotiation is the minimum order quantity. And if you can kind of get around that and start to work with them as partners in your organization version, is this sort of being in cereal relationship, turning that into a partnership, it's going to open a lot of doors for you in terms of what they can do in how they compress on what they're doing locally. So what do I mean by that is I have yarn and I have maybe a special request from an artist? Like, hey, can we make this a little more blue and put this twist in here? There's a lot that goes into making yarn believe it or not. But if I have those sort of requests coming in, I know that with that relationship I've built, I can ask them for those requests at the end of the day, really my customers knees in once, but I just want to go back to the twenty five hundred dollar. Thanks that invoice. Keeping it under that initial. To get your feet wet in understand how that process works works great. I'm a really big fan of DHL versus even FedEx UPS at those lower levels. They tend to always traditionally at the most competitive shipping rates tans. He actually is great out of India. And the other thing I did is harmonize tariff codes not a very sexy sounding thing. But it's cool thing about recycled soap yarn. Is that it comes in duty free? It's one of the very few items that doesn't have a tax associated with it. So I do that on purpose. Cotton's can have a huge tax put on the wool is crazy. And those are the mainstays of the yarn craft industry. And I said, okay, we'll actually I can be even more competitive because I don't have this tax but it's not something that's necessarily realized on the front end. So I did research in these codes. I read through like, okay, how something needs to be manufactured it needs to have over certain percentage of cereal coming from this classification. So it comes in without these taxes, and you wind up saving a ton of money as a result. Custody figure that out because I did everything myself in the beginning. And like I said, I made the mistakes with Fisher Price business, like I was importing cotton, rugs. And I'm like, oh my God. This is a huge tax. Okay. Why am I giving tax in, I remember calling FedEx and I talked to a broker they're in, they talked me through what that is? And then I just started to the internet research after that. And as I just started like a nerd, sort of LaPierre on, like, oh, there's all these different taxes, depending on the product and how it's made I can just have it manufactured to meet these qualifications. So it hits that harmonize tariff code could disagree on this now understand importing, not even just from India sounds like anywhere, you're gonna use these strategies to help lower your cost. If you're importing absolutely where we about two thousand eight now, make sure we stay on the time line there, because this is kind of still side-hustle wanted to make sure we know when we make the transition to going fulltime with this alleged, I go full time, just recycling. You have kid any moms out there. It's like what happens to your brain after? Words is come crazy? Yes. A two thousand eight and I'd say between nineteen. I don't mean to do math. Illinois show, the simple like rights top of my head between. I'm just looking to really dentist as April two thousand eight's kinda when he started doing good yard. Yeah. It is. When I started, but you're still saw. Yeah. When I went totally fulltime was like around twenty four two. So when did you have your child plenty sixteen okay? So put you on the spot there, we can raise up where? Yeah. No, it's all good. Okay. So it was a side business for about four years before you went fulltime into. Yes. Okay. Should we start talking about when you went fulltime, like, what made you want to do that? Or is there anything else up to this point that we should know about before you move fulltime with aren't good yard? Well, I think part of my success is that I am bootstrap. And so during this whole time, I was totally saving and yeah, I have my little pocket of money for the business itself. But in terms of my husband bringing on his paycheck, that wasn't going into darn good yarn. Like I was still saving that as if good yarn wasn't going to go anywhere. And I think that's an important distinction that I don't necessarily hear about all the time, it allowed us to have this really. Nestegg invest that and then from there, make our investments in a way that I can have a line of credit that was secure to those investments. So that's still stayed in the market. And if I needed to grow the business, I could tap into that line of credit, and it didn't take out what we were doing as a family. So I was still very into budgeting that whole time so that if the business didn't do L or decide I didn't wanna do that. It wasn't going to hit the overall financial wellness of my family moving does one thing as anyone who listens knows I tried to talk about because again, it's not talked about, like ever on any other products that I listen to about business or entrepeneurship is like, actually only a to save my money in order to actually do something. I mean it's not that hard. But then I feel like so many people, I think most people know release in America just like they overspend on everything. But this is a one time. It's like you got to save as much as you can in order to do this. I mean that's the only way it was able to start this podcast was because I have money, doing other stuff if I didn't, then I was able to I always went with this idea. And I still do I never want to operate anything feeling. Like I have a gun behind my head head, like personal guarantees on stuff in the business. Now. But if something terrible happen, I can write that check, I have the cash in the Bank to do that. I personally really like that place because it's one powerful, but it doesn't make you necessarily have to chase trends that won't be fruitful for the legacy of your actual business. And so I'm trying to think of this, where we going to be really in twenty years are we still going to be around versus three years? And yeah, we need a couple million extra bucks. But it's not really legacy. I want the company to have, so I think, having those cash physicians personally ending the business are really important to win. We talk about when we started going fulltime in making that transition. It looks like maybe you're less job for, like side business. If you will might have been twenty ten twenty eleven ish. Yeah. You said you went fulltime about twenty twelve of for Goud twenty twelve sounds about right? And a lot of it was. So I didn't say, oh today's day on going to go full time. It's never that straight line. They make out in the movies. My husband's job was moving us like crazy. We finally moved to New York three years ago it was our fifteenth move. Move in ten years. I've lived all over the US end. So the move away was from those jobs, I had because I really did enjoy them, but it was okay. Now we're moving out to Utah for my husband's job there. And I can't just go and get a job for a year. And I even know her going to be there. I didn't know at that point. How long I was going to be any place because of how frequently we were moving around. It just naturally became an everyday job for me. But when I started putting in the ten twelve hours a day on it, it just started to blossom into this, like, oh, wow. This is actually truly a thing now personally was difficult to make friends when you're moving all everywhere now and not really a friend person Gioja. I wish I was, I think, on my own best friend, and yeah, I'm really lame. Like I wish I was like, oh, yeah. It all these friends is no problem pick up. I just like hanging out at home. I'm feeling well is also good that you had it online business at this point, or you've been screwed. Yeah. It didn't have any issues with you moving around, because I know I know you were in California ring near you in this, but was an issue, even though it's clinical non line. Business with shipping and stuff and trying to figure that stuff out was that difficult. The best discipline, I have ever had because his company was giving us like maybe one or two thousand pounds to move and if anyone has moved, and they've done it by, like a pound quota, you know, that you is anything, I mean, think about how have your luggage is when you go fly somewhere. It taught me how to turn inventory, like a mother, I knew how to bundle things, and I learned it was on the road where I realize I can't just sell one ball of yarn. I have to sell five at a time because the immature is gonna sit for too long. And we still use it today in terms of kits in how we actually put the aren't out into the universe turning that inventory is like Armonk, or we have right now in ten thousand square feet of our warehouse. I turn that inventory seventeen times a year. So that's something I still do to decide to have your success today's or anything else. I have a really good SAF, I've gotten very lucky over the years. I mean there have been years here that it's been like a kill Bill sorta scene where everyone was getting acts and I'm not really necessarily proud of that. But it was my leadership skills getting home did. But I think the other part of my success. Came on expectedly having my daughter who's two and a half. Now I thought having a kid was the worst thing that could have happened to me as a business owner, I've watched so many other women have their kids in the Nelson become like hippy dippy chicks. You don't want to run their business any more aggressively like, is that going to happen to me 'em? So afraid, and I couldn't work as much as I needed to. And I thought I was delegating before I got pregnant, I thought I was doing all the air force leadership, things I've been taught when I got pregnant though in a needed to truly take time in not be stressed. I realized that leadership skills kind of actually really sucked. And I was really micromanaging people going into that pregnancy I had to rely on my team. Nascar help a lot more and in doing that I allowed them to blossom and do their jobs. Even more effectively is when I think about what was that pivotal point? It was during the time in twenty sixteen where I had to rely on them, and let them actually do their jobs in Pia, smart, as it can actually be which driving so much of his point in time, because he said, you don't want to become like those other moms that you saw trying to seem like they are chilling after they. Pregnant because it sounds like you had some drunk. I'm really sorry. I'm gonna give them your Email address not mine at the end. Okay. Cool for me. It always goes back to the jobs. We're creating if it's domestically or internationally and get so revved up. When I see success stories in India. When I see people here move to the next place in their life..

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02:37 min | 2 years ago

"nicole snow" Discussed on Entrepreneur Stories for Inspiration: Millionaire Interviews

"Episode notes below the find out more about pantheon. I think that's important, what you said there, you're not manipulating the different submit is like you could call it the mistake. Yarn in there will be sold for way, less versus having kind of clever names or something that the women that who are buying it from you could relate to. I mean, when people even in the early years were, you just marking up the price of the yarn and selling the yarn and these balls power? You making money or were you actually sewing stuff together at first and then selling the products that you made just tell us about the right now. It's still kind of a side hustle. We haven't gotten into doing full time. Right. Right. Okay. I work once I move out in California. I was working to other jobs. I work with commercial real estate investor for a financial planner again, I still didn't believe in this darn thing. My mom's still kinda doesn't quite know what I do. She's like, oh, it's a door that you get to sell yarn all day. You're like, yeah, it's something like that. But originally, I was just selling the yarn. And the way I try to do a value added to it as simple as eyeballed it into balls. We come in these things called schemes and you can't use. As it like that you can't take it out of the box, just start. Knitting crocheting with its I was pre balling, everything. So in my kitchen, I was just using this little machine that is using the industry. And I just sit there and cranking away at it. And there's like threads everywhere. It was a mess mush. Now's her have bits and pieces of yarn all in his for all of the time. That's how differentiated what I was doing with other people who were selling their only two or three other people selling something similar in North America at that time game cumin steam, but he smelled. S. K E. I N Y in e Endo oil. It's because. That makes sense to get repackage it even then because I only seen balls of yarn before. But I never know it came in a different way. I just thought David chip it in balls Bjarne to you. So that makes sense. How much were you buying the product for, and then selling it for time of his FedEx ING everything? So expensive, I wanna say as getting stuff in at around, like four dollars a ball, maybe high threes, depending on currency exchange, and then I was reselling it between ten and fifteen dollars a ball. So it was a good markup, but I was also wholesaling it as well. So that was then I was just to axing that there's a little moving purchase even to the currency exchange rate. And I mean that makes a difference, maybe someone of thought about originally if you're displaying, an America was very simplistic, but was that in your favor, the whole time or did you ever have any issues with that? I wound that just doing my pricing so that fluctuations to one side of the other didn't make that big of a difference for me that I had what I needed in place. I wasn't just cutting things so thin that it became impossible for me to run my business. The other thing, though, looking back at how it got into this is. I did have that..

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13:39 min | 2 years ago

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"I guess you have one question for started. I just kind of start off with the random question sometimes is if you had to teach one class to entrepreneurs, what class, would you wanna teach and why I would want to teach is simple as it is time management, is it's so stupid. And basic it drives me nuts, but I think when I really realized what I wanna do with my life and having a business. I don't want it to be all about having the business. I best ideas that happened outside of office, so learning time management, giving yourself extra space in those buffer zones in all parts of your day in really having disciplined to stick to that. As one of my secrets, I think, to growing the business the way I have is having that space in time, managing to do the daily. Do you block those times? Yeah. So I actually have delegated the blocking out of time to my office manager. It is daily that I have those times in my day off for the most part of it. Sunday's are pretty jam-packed, but I do stay disciplined, I get into the office a little bit later. So I have my time in the morning. Do my planning. And then I also have my time in. I have little chunks certain things. Well, when did you start implementing that actually when I was pregnant, I think we're gonna probably dive really deep into that. But when I was pregnant, I realized I needed more time than I was giving myself or strategic Clinton so damn tired all the time. So, yeah. That was like three years ago when I got strict about.

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02:28 min | 3 years ago

"nicole snow" Discussed on talkRADIO

"We were struggling with the patient niece nicole snow too cold and we couldn't tell that into the infrastructure grants or halts and then we saw three months same problems it's just a different sort of extreme weather yeah we we all uniquely incapable of coping with extreme weather i'm afraid for those you can't very well the message is going to stay hot and sunny well several days to calm the next the next issue on the next the next problem that we're gonna have to encounter potentially thunderstorms at the weekend and i know you've got a big big party on saturday i've got a marquee but but i i was genuinely the forecast i was genuine thinking i'll council be too hot but now given that those thunderstorms could come you hours upkeeping it just in case i think i think you'll be all right to be honest but but yes i turned increasingly some grade and one high temperatures the air is dry we haven't got high humidity humidity will increase its we keep the weekend so it's going to be more stifling as we all know when the humidity buildup that's when we get some thunderstorms that's going to be next challenge this whole coffee for sure because you know what's under dry they're very very hits a mess but we go on and on about thunderstorms some places i don't get any at all and say finding sunny it's going to be that kind of weekend indeed a lot people's king gardeners will be very keno got the hose pipe bomb just yet but surely people don't understand and i've certainly dayton is it see i look up this morning i came out and have just go just thinking oh nice and warm and she was quite chilly this morning very overcast sons now poking out of a behind the clouds but with told oh beautiful sunny clear skies all day and as you say parts of england achieve got quite a lot of cloud is a bit measurements day we are such a small island how how is it that we can affect we have four seasons in one day in one country yeah you're right just before i came on every year my sister was texting me saying you selling his gradients chilling yeah what happened it's because we're surrounded by cold author basically we're an island whenever you get the breeze off the sea carries moisture it and it can quite quickly just like that form a lot of low cloud but i think if you're away from the east coast and east coast is going to stay pretty gray and chile all day but for the rest of us if you started off with clouds this morning it will soon disappear and by the software for the vast majority is going to be hot and sunny and unusually julia she for.

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"nicole snow" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030

WBZ NewsRadio 1030

01:45 min | 3 years ago

"nicole snow" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030

"Debit cards or credit cards and some medical marijuana patients are trying to band together to push back against to shift in federal marijuana law enforcement again getting back to our story of our medical marijuana dispensaries telling customers they will no longer accept debit cards we spoke today with the head of the mass patient advocacy alliance nicole snow hard i mean can wu and the patient were dirk old because they have tomorrow r e m get cash bring it to the dispensaries that they've been using this alliance is planning a rally tomorrow morning outside of the federal courthouse in south boston massachussetts us attorney andrew allowing again seeing his office will take up marijuana prosecution cases on a case by case basis wbz news time 542 traffic in a moment but tom kutty right now in the as ticket account sports studio bridges practice in the stadium as they hid towards saturday's divisional playoff what's the titans patriots heavy favorites while the head coach is wary of the a heavy favorite role teams love all eight of them are or good teams reason why they're here they earned their way you're there's no reason why playing this weekend uh unless you vernon weaver under the titans of earned their are solid team played on her for that one under pressure on the road or it has to be urbas we know much more from the patriots on twitter at tom kutty sports multiple reports d coordinate a man patricia next giants head coach salva scrimmage in london they face a sixyear there tomorrow big news home however gordon hayward free to walk freely his ankle cast has been removed and the bruins brad marchand nhl allstar second season in a row tom cutting.

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