Don’t Hurt Your Business…

Nothing hurts a business more than having a bad reputation, something that can turn even the best business plans into disaster alarmingly quickly. Through negative word of mouth – publicity which spreads much faster than the positive – businesses can get a black mark against them that can adversely affect marketing and sales. Negative publicity is especially easy today because of so many available customer venues where opinions can be voiced about negative experiences with different companies.

In order to stay on top of any potential bad publicity, it is important to know how to avoid and correct any negative reviews and allow more positive opinions to be shared ahead of anything negative.


You want to respond to all good and bad reviews. Handle the negative, encourage the positive.   You’ll want to find out all you can about your prospect and build trust.  And by all means…stay Professional!

The best way to stay on track and avoid all this, is not to let it happen in the first place.


Naming any new puppy can be a challenge, at least for me it always is.  For starters, the name has to fit the breed as well as the personality, personality…., hmmm?   Pups usually can not be released from their mom until they are around 12 weeks old, which leaves us to discover their personality, you will have sort of an idea of their disposition,  but I need to name my puppy!  Now I know why a lot of owners as well as parents want to wait to name their young, to make sure their name fits their own personality.  You toss names around in your head, write them down on paper, you want to make sure you have the BEST and the most UNIQUE  name possible, and then to top it off you have to  see if you can shorten the full name, and does it sound right when you call the puppy,  you know— he has to grow up into his name, we all heard that before.  “Will he live up to his name”?  I’ve even put my kids in a contest to who can make mom happy with the “new” name.  We looked up on the internet for dog names, did you know you can choose from not only gender but tough names, funny names, cute names, biblical names, crazy names, cartoon names and even top names.  WOW, that was way too many names for me.  Crazy, I know, is it just me???  Oh, by the way, the last Great Dane, “Ruger”, that was the name my middle son came up with, it was the second name he said on his list and I said “that’s it, you can stop”, he told me, “No way, your going to hear them all”!!!  How funny, but you know what, Ruger it was! 

We now have a name, “Sherlock”, but Sherlock was suppose to be the name of the Harlequin Great Dane, that is when we find a Harlequin, but this Dane was black.  After calling him Sherlock for a day it just did not fit, so again,  we were upvfor suggestions.  I really liked “Argos” he was the faithful dog of Odysseus but then it hit us, Let’s call him, “Jigs”!   This puppy was Jigs for sure.  Now how did I come up with Jigs?  He was the Faithful dog of my late Father-In-Law when he was a small boy,  we’re talking over 100 years old dog, and Jigs fit this little puppy.  So Jigs it is. 

Now if only Jigs knew his name.

I did it again,,,

I did do it again without the oops, and very glad I did.  I went and rescued another Great Dane!!  It’s been about 1 and 1/2 years now since I had to put my other Dane “Ruger” down, and this one looks just like him, imagine that.  Jigs is all black with a little white marking on his chest, sort of like star track’s symbol that they wore pinned to their chest, and Jigs ears we’ll leave floppy. I named this one after my father in laws faithful dog “Jigs”.  We’re talking about a dog at least 100 years ago which back then my father in law was a young’n.  He took that dog with him as he hiked through the mountains up in Keyser WV.  So in “Honor” of them both, we now have “Jigs”.  Now Jigs is almost 4 months old and pretty much all he does is eat and sleep, out door duties of course, and he does that well, NO mess in the house, serious, I know, I was thankful.   I was really impressed how he took to us and is learning so quick.  He even sleep through the night in his own bed and NO cage.  I know what your thinking…am I nuts??  Honestly, Jigs is very well behaved.  Could not have asked for a better puppy.  I had all of Ruger’s old toys and bones, blankets you name it, so Jigs is putting it all to good use.  So far Jigs has seen his first deer with their young, a turtle, squirrels, birds of all kinds including 2 hawks, neighbors dog and a loud quad, which he did not appreciate and ran in the other direction like he just saw a ghost, too cute.  It’s so wonderful to have a puppy back in the house, which I thought it would of been at least a few more years till I got another Dane.  I guess it’s all bout the rescue that matters, would not of traded that for anything.

I have a secondary source where I receive income

I have a secondary source where I receive income and I have only been doing this for less than 3 months, so when I received an email from Top CEO I was speechless  and very excited!!! I had reached a higher level in rank which Top Leaders from the company recognized me for my success.   It felt so rewarding reading everyone’s “Congratulations”  I wanted to share with you all the awesome “Team” that’s part of my life! Thank-You Everyone! Barb Hewitt!! Congratulations on hitting L1! Hewitt L1 Leadership Rank…more

The Gentle Giant

A “gentle giant,”  the perfect name for the Dane, as the Great  Dane is nothing short of majestic. Sometimes  referred to as the “king of dogs,” this extremely large dog breed is known for being strong yet elegant, with a friendly,  energetic personality. Striking in the show ring, this breed is also popular as  a family pet. Coat colors can be brindle, fawn, blue, black, harlequin and mantle.

Great Danes have gentle and  loving dispositions, making them excellent family companions, but as with all  dogs, they should be supervised around young children. Daily exercise is  necessary, (make sure your walking them and they are not walking you), but their short coats require minimal grooming.

Working Group; AKC recognized in 1887.Minimum height of 30 inches tall at the shoulder for males and 28 inches tall for females. Boar hunter; that’s right, they were trained to hunt wild boar, perfect estate guard dog.  You’ll Always feel safe.  Love it!





Have you ever been here…

Have you ever been in a situation where all you wanted was to get the issue fixed so you could just move on?  I know you all have and maybe even more than once.   There is no number to call for help just email or live chat when available,  if ONLY you could talk with a live person and NOT through  an email.  Then to top it off, not to confuse matters more, we now have a 3rd party person involved!!!  Does it get any easier? 

Here’s for all you first time marketers getting your first time earnings with MLSP.  Don’t sign up with Pay Quicker UNTIL you get that first email from MLSP stating what to do.  You see, I never received that first email, and weeks went by, and then a month and still NO earnings being paid to me.  Trust me I had already changed their name to “Pay Slower”.  If you have an account with MLSP, you have to get your earnings though PQ, so I signed up.   WRONG!  Make sure that if you do not get instructions from MLSP, to hunt them down and get that email.  If you don’t—you will have your money out there in cyber space! Today enough was enough, so I started a chatt first thing this morning with a great lady named Emily with Pay Quicker,Thank-You Emily!   She tackled the situation for me and contacted MLSP and with in a few hours I received an email that stated, I Got Paid!!  Whooo Hoooo!!!

I will say this…after All the mess up and All the confusion and time wasted, once I put the transaction information in and got paid,  the Ahhh Haaa  moment came to me— the steps are so simple and easy to follow—If I only had the instructions!

Dane’s Rule!!

I love Great Danes!!  If any one you have ever owed a Dane then you know how awesome of a breed they are.  For one thing their size does NOT matter.  They think they can fit into any chair, couch, bed, car you name it, they are going with you.  The first Dane I owned was a fawn, his name was Duke, not my choice but we saved him from an abusive home and I fell in love with the breed and never looked at another breed.  He looked like a deer in our yard and he would chase the fright cars that would go through the field behind our home. The engineers would toot the horn just for him.  Two months after he passed  I got Ruger who I recently lost, he was the best dog from day one.  You know your one child that never gives you any pain, well that was my Ruger.  Goofy and super sweet, but if you did not belong, you best watch out!  Let me tell you, you don’t mess with any Great Danes family.  They love to sit on your laps, give you kisses and they will love you no matter what. I always felt safe  and never was afraid to be alone in the house. One day soon I will get another Dane, the next one I would like to get would be a harlequin, which are the biggest of the breed.  I can’t wait!!  Here’s to all you Dane lovers out there!

My first time blogging…

I never would of thought I would be blogging and here I am for my first time!!!  This is very exciting for me to be able to even step inside.  One of my mentors told me a while back, go set up a blog.  My first thought was, “I hate writing!”  Now I don’t like to begin with a negative and I was not giving any excuses, because I knew I would set one up, but it was the fear of English class.  “You want me to do what??”  Anyways here I am and you will see more of me.  Now if only I can get the terms down correctly, hmmm where is the glossary?