Archive for December, 2008

Marketing in the New Year

Since the end of the year is almost here, I have been looking over the past year and seeing how the business has done.  Though it was a good year, there were some lessons that were learned and I have been trying to focus on them.

One of the more successful campaigns that we ran involved pens as a promotional product – we handed them out at a number of events with a special coupon code on them so that we could track the effectiveness.  Based on the results, we know what works and what doesn’t – and we will repeat those activities this next year.


Posted by Melissa Jones - December 28, 2008 at 11:11 pm

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Travel Insurance Important Over the Christmas Season

One of the more overlooked things this holiday season is travel insurance.  With so many people either going to visit their families, or traveling to exotic destinations, many people are exposed to greater risks during this season.

Unfortunately, a lot of people forget to get insurance, and that can be a costly mistake.  If you find yourself needing to be hospitalized while traveling, you can find yourself in dire financial crisis.

So, do yourself a favor and get some insurance before you travel this season and have a happy (and safe) holiday.


Posted by Melissa Jones - December 19, 2008 at 11:41 am

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Getting a Nursing Degree Online

When my sister-in-law Michelle told us that she was going to get her Masters of Nursing online I was skeptical – I mean, how was she supposed to learn all the hands-on skills that she would need to do her job?  I just didn’t see how it was going to work.

But, in her defense, she was going to do her studies while she worked.  My brother was in school at the time, and they couldn’t live without her income, so the online studies was their only option.  It did have a weekend of applied practice, so that those things that she needed to learn and practice in “real life” could be addressed.

I asked her to show me how her MS nursing course was delivered and it looked good.  In fact, just sitting down with her for an hour, I was able to learn something too!

Needless to say, her online studies really opened my eyes – I would definitely recommend online nursing studies to my friends.


Posted by Melissa Jones - December 19, 2008 at 11:31 am

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Reading Diet Pill Reviews

With my weight always on my mind, I have been trying some different ways to lose weight over the past year.  Sure, some of them haven’t worked for me, but it doesn’t mean that I should give up.

So, I have been trying to find the best diet pill by reading reviews online.  I realize that some of them might be concocted, but if there is consistency amongst many sites, then I can feel confident that it is okay.

Anyway, I’ll let you guys know if I find something that is truly good – we all would like to be a little slimmer, right?


Posted by Melissa Jones - December 17, 2008 at 11:15 am

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Getting Ready for my New Year’s Resolution

Yes, I know that it is getting to be that time of year where we are supposed to make our New Year’s resolution for the upcoming year, and I am getting ready already.

You see, over the past year, I have had some weight issues that I have been trying to take care of and I found a fat burner that I am going to try in the upcoming year.

I am expecting good results and I will hopefully be able to report back mid-year with my results – wish me luck!


Posted by Melissa Jones - December 16, 2008 at 11:09 am

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