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KnB’s Marketplace in Fuquay-Varina is hosting a Book Signing for Two Local Authors

KnB's Marketplace in downtown Fuquay-Varina NCKim Draper with KnB’s Marketplace at 120 Raleigh Street in downtown Fuquay-Varina will be hosting a book signing for local business author Anna Campbell and children’s author Bobbie Asad on Friday, May 8thfrom 6pm-7pm at KnB’s Marketplace during the towns Art after Dark community event.

Anna Campbell who recently had her business book, 12 Healthy Habits of Business Leadership, published is an active member of her community with the local Fuquay-Varina Woman’s Club and Fuquay-Varina Downtown Revitalization Association.  Anna and her family enjoy the historical charms of their late Queen Anne style home that was built in 1910, known as the Ballentine-Spence House.  Anna has been a successful entrepreneur since 2001, President of a national 501c3 non-profit organization, marketing volunteer within many local, national, and international organizations, and she continues to share her business and marketing expertise with a select group of clients.

12 Healthy Habits of Business Leadership by author Anna Campbell12 Healthy Habits of Business Leadership provides effective solutions to many obstacles business leaders face throughout their careers. This book is not only about the bottom line of your business; it is about you – the human being creating balance for your business and personal success.

Bobbie Asad who recently had her children’s book, Tucker’s Story, published is the proud owner of the Mad Hatter a charming quaint shop located in downtown Fuquay-Varina. Her shop features whimsical and fun hats and teas for all of your daytime tea parties and evening galas. Bobbie is passionate about her local town and has recently sponsored a Bengal Tiger that will be auctioned off during the towns BBQ, Brews & Blues community event in September.

Tucker's Story children book written by author Bobbie AsadTucker’s Story is about Tucker, a handsome German Shepherd mix, has a great home, up until he finds himself homeless. This is his journey from homeless to a business logo. This story is fiction based on truth.

Join us Friday, May 8th from 6pm-7pm at KnB’s Marketplace for a fun evening during Art after Dark, meet our local authors, enjoy light refreshments and purchase your very own signed copies of their newest books!

For more information about KnB’s Marketplace visit their facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/pages/KnBS-Marketplace/297793476917848 or call them at (919) 557-8155.

For more information about Anna Campbell visit her website at http://mymonthlybusinessjournal.com/ or call her at (925) 399-1629.

For more information about Bobbie Asad visit her website at http://madhatternc-com.webs.com/ or call her at (919) 557-5771.

Martha Stewart in The Martha Rules explains difference between Taking a Chance or a Risk

The Martha Rules by Martha StewartWe will begin with The Martha Rules: 10 essentials for achieving success as you start, build, or manage a business written by Martha Stewart.

Martha is truly a remarkable woman who has accepted accountability and responsibility for her own decisions and actions on the part of others in her life. She has also created amazing and brilliant trends throughout the business industry, and she continues to spark interest in the minds of people wishing they could live their lives with such high ambitions.

Martha shares insight into several basic areas of business such as, Appeal to your customers’ wants and needs, Beware the echo chamber: assembling an advisory board, and Take risks not chances.

The first two are fairly understandable and make complete sense. The third tidbit really made me start thinking.

Martha says that, “In business, there’s a difference between a risk and a chance. A well-calculated risk may very well end up as an investment in your business.  A careless chance can cause it to crumble. And when an opportunity presents itself, never assume it will be your last.

This really hit home for me because I often jump at opportunities without taking any amount of time to research it, consider other options, or understand the consequences.  While this habit hasn’t always hurt me, it hasn’t always provided me with the best results either.  I now understand that it is ok to be brave and take a risk, but it should be a well informed and calculated risk.

Healthy Habits of Business Ownership Business Basics and Money Matters

healthy habits of business ownership money mattersAs we continue with our Business Basics section of Healthy Habits of Business Ownership, we focus on Money Matters.

As you go through the following questions, take your time to consider the many ways you can answer them and what the different results would be.

Make sure the results are in line with the outcome you desire.

1. How much money do you have on hand to invest in your business over the next 3 years?

 

2. How much time do you have available to devote to start building or growing your business each week?

 

3. Have you filed the necessary paperwork? Not every business has the same requirements.

  • City: business license, taxes
  • County: business license, taxes
  • State: sales tax, business name, type of business,
  • Federal Government: IRS, EIN (employee identification number)

 

4. How much does each individual product or service cost to create?

Product Name & Short Description                                               Cost







We will discover how many products or services you will need to sell in order to achieve your dream income in our next post.

Put your notes into a folder or binder so that you can look back over these every few months and make any necessary changes.

~ Anna Campbell

 

 

 

Achieving Success In Your Business With Happiness

Don't let your fears dictate yr decisions!I have been doing a great deal of research for my next business book and three books that I really enjoyed reading yesterday were from three very different authors about three different aspects of life and business.

We will begin with The Martha Rules: 10 essentials for achieving success as you start, build, or manage a business written by Martha Stewart.

Martha is truly a remarkable woman who has accepted accountability and responsibility for her own decisions and actions on the part of others in her life. She has also created amazing and brilliant trends throughout the business industry, and she continues to spark interest in the minds of people wishing they could live their lives with such high ambitions.

Martha shares insight into several basic areas of business such as, Appeal to your customers’ wants and needs, Beware the echo chamber: assembling an advisory board, and Take risks not chances.

The first two are fairly understandable and make complete sense. The third tidbit really made me start thinking.

Martha says that, “In business, there’s a difference between a risk and a chance. A well-calculated risk may very well end up as an investment in your business.  A careless chance can cause it to crumble. And when an opportunity presents itself, never assume it will be your last.

This really hit home for me because I often jump at opportunities without taking any amount of time to research it, consider other options, or understand the consequences.  While this habit hasn’t always hurt me, it hasn’t always provided me with the best results either.  I now understand that it is ok to be brave and take a risk, but it should be a well informed and calculated risk.

JJ Ramberg shares 183 essential tips that will transform your small business in her book, It’s Your Business. Three of the most poignant topics she covers in her book include: End customer interactions on a positive note, Respond to negative customer feedback positively, Partner with people who reach a similar audience.

One of the most awkward situations for a business leader is responding to negative feedback. I cringe everytime I see someone slam the customer, respond with hate, or completely disregard the person’s comments.   Always be courteous when someone leaves a review or comment. It is often harder for a customer to leave a bad review than to just never let you know. As a business leader you need to know all the good and bad about your business. Otherwise, you will never be able to correct issues that could potentially close your doors.

I absolutely love The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin.  This isn’t necessarily a business related book, but it is one that would help everyone who is a business leader! One of the most important sections of her book that I believe truly affects all leaders is Enjoy Now.

We are so often focused on next weeks sale, next months quota, and next years budget that we often fail to appreciate Now.

You can only truly be happy if you can Enjoy Now. Gretchen mentions, “The arrival fallacy is a fallacy because, though you may anticipate great happiness in arrival, arriving rarely makes you as happy as you anticipate”.

She reminds us that the ever looking forward doesn’t provide us with the full enjoyment of now. Appreciating where you are, right now, right here. That is the key to accepting your happiness, now.

Sure, tomorrow your happiness could grow, or lessen.. but for today, accept your happiness and relish in it! Appreciate everything good happening in your life and around you at this very moment.

 

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