In your area you may have noticed that some businesses have added convenience features to attract new customers or to increase the satisfaction of their current ones. Food Lion recently installed an MVP Savings Center kiosk that prints out coupons specifically designed for their shoppers based upon previous purchases. Once you swipe your MVP Card or key in your telephone number the kiosk prints a personalized sheet of coupons that must be used the same day. Our last name was incorrectly spelled on the sheet but it didn’t matter because as a coupon clipper these added savings definitely helped with my grocery budget.
I was there to pick up a few items so I only used two coupons, $1.00 off Oreo Cookies and $1.00 off two packages of Oscar Mayer lunch meat both of which were on sale which was a double savings. The personalized savings sheet also included a $4.00 off /$45.00 spent coupon which would have come in handy had this been one of my weekly grocery shopping trips.
PNC Bank has also updated their ATMs, with the acceptance of cash deposits which is a plus for people with Home Based or Direct Sale businesses. There are times when an Avon customer pays in cash and I’d like to deposit the money instead of spending it, now I can. I’ve read that there are ATMs that will dispense coins, a feature for those who may not have a hefty account and needs just a little cash to get through the day or week.
Small changes that make a big difference is a win-win for everyone!
On Friday I attended the C.O.R.E. Connect 1-Day Training Event for Direct Sales Professionals sponsored by LaShawanda Moore, MBA, a Professional Business Coach. The training was held at the Christiana Hilton and the day began with a continental breakfast accompanied by networking, exchange of business cards and subtle excitement. There were 13 women in attendance mostly reps for lia sophia, but there was also representation from Miche Bags, Body By Vi, Tiffany Chath Event Planner and Pure Romance. We were all there with one goal in mind, elevating success in our Home Based Business and coach LaShawanda was there to train us.
Each table was arranged with a training booklet, a note pad and a monogrammed pen and tote bag. LaShawanda’s husband was the official photographer and we were asked to sign a photo release as pictures were taken throughout the day. We began with a relaxation exercise to center our heart and mind allowing us to be in full focus and receptive to the training.
The presentation covered many topics including Overcoming Fear, Benefits of Your Offering, Needs of Your Customers, What’s Your Purpose? and Love-marking your customers. It was very interactive with ample time allowed for questions, telling of antidotes, sharing of hints and tips as well as plenty of laughter, clapping and encouragement.
The afternoon session was dedicated to recruiting success, bookings, and selling. There was plenty of role playing, game ideas and overall fun including silly group photos. I must admit that as an Avon Rep I wasn’t sure if this training was for me, but it turned out to be a great investment, it put the fire back into my belly and reminded me of why I chose to have a home based business. I highly recommend this training because it “unlocks potential in women to elevate their success”.