Sunday, May 31, 2009

Let's face it, Americans are nuts!

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Time to grab the neighbor's cat and get busy!

Νο, Ι don't think so... Cats are no objects!


Some of the paint jobs cost $15,000 and had to be repeated every 3 months as the cat's hair grows out. Must be nice to have $60,000 a year just to keep your cat painted.

And people wonder why cats sometimes attack their owners.

Friday, May 29, 2009

Green Bizs To Make Money

When people talk to me about the green business they’re working on, it will sometimes become apparent as we talk that at least part of the problem they are encountering may not be what they think it is.

Rather than being an issue related to planning, marketing, product development, or greening their operations, the issue is sometimes more fundamental, reflecting an inner struggle they have about making money.

This can reveal itself in discussions of larger businesses that have undertaken efforts to save money by wasting less energy, water, and other resources. “Sure, but they’re just doing it to save money,” the person will say.

Another variation of this often comes out in discussion of using market mechanisms to address climate change, in which case some people say “Businesses got us into this problem – how can they get us out?”

Their thinking reveals a fundamental assumption many people have, that making money and doing the right thing for the environment cannot coexist.

Curiously this assumption reveals itself in people at opposite poles of environmental issues. For some people this assumption is used to support their belief that we cannot solve environmental problems without extracting a ruinous economic toll (more on this one another day).

For others though the conflict is the mirror image of this, that if you are making money you must not be doing the right thing for the planet. Statements like these reveal an internal conflict that shapes their efforts to create a business.

Deep in their mind some of these people are thinking that if they make money, then they’re part of the problem.

Which leads me to make a simple statement. It’s okay for a green business to make money. In fact, it’s more than okay – it’s essential.

Commitment to helping the environment is important, but if your business does not make money will disappear.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Virgin Airlines Ads...

Great production values!!

Monday, May 18, 2009

The generation Y

People born between 1925 and 1945....Are called... The Silent Generation
People born between 1946 and 1964...Are called....
The Baby Boomers
People born between 1965 and 1982...Are called.... Generation X
People born after 1983...Are called.... Generation Y

BUT.........Y ?

Why do we call the last group of people ... Generation Y?
I had no idea until I saw this caricaturist's explanation!
A picture is worth a thousand words!


Friday, May 15, 2009

Visit Bali to awaken the Surf Goddess in You !

Have a look at the below video... Watch women that having fun learning to surf in a friendly and supportive enviroment.

Surf Goddess Retreats - Yoga & Surf Camps

Luscious surf, yoga and spa retreat for women in tropical Bali. Let's visit Bali now !!

Bali, a tropical island in the Indonesian archipelago, is so picturesque and immaculate it could almost be a painted backdrop. It has rice paddies tripping down hillsides like giant steps, volcanoes soaring up through the clouds, dense tropical jungle, long sandy beaches, warm blue water, crashing surf and friendly people who don't just have a culture but actually live it. In Bali spirits come out to play in the moonlight, every night is a festival and even a funeral is an opportunity to have a good time.

The surf camp is architect designed and newly built. Located near the balinese pipeline, there are a variety of breaks nearby suitable for surfers of all standards - from beginners to professionals. Uluwatu, Padang Padang, Impossibles, Bingin, Dreamland and Balangan are all easily accessible from the centrally located Surf Camp.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Penny Pinching Tips For Your Business

Break the Bank (6/365)
photo credit: swimparallel

Most entrepreneurs will tell you that skimping on pennies will add up after a while, and today in this economy…it really pay’s to be a penny pincher to the extreme. The more you save, the more you can bank for when you need it the most during slow times to offset your costs. Below are a few penny pinching ideas obtained from for your business.

Cut some costs when setting up your online store. Going online with your business doesn’t have to cost you an arm and a leg to get it going.

Spread the word yourself. Yes…fancy advertising helps a great deal, but it is not needed to get the word out about your business. Pass out your own hand made flyers, hang up your own hand made signs and coupon offers.

Buy recycled printer cartridges for your business.

Buy used equipment and look for free software that meet your business needs.

Use independent contractors.

Hire your children for part time work.

If you are near your suppliers, go and pick up your order yourself.

Get at least 3 bid’s on everything before you make your final choice.

What penny pinching ideas can you share?


Monday, May 11, 2009

5 Marketing Plan Mistakes

When starting up a business and formulating your marketing plan, it is important that you get it right, otherwise it could cost you time and money in the future.

Below is a list of the top five marketing plan mistakes commonly made :

● Get specific with who you mean to target for your advertising. Make sure you have it all laid out specifically who you want to hear the message.

● Forgetting your current customers. Don’t make the mistake of only focusing on your new customer’s, doing this will make your current clients feel left out and possibly make them go else where.

● Not setting a budget up front. All too often businesses get so excited about advertising that they don’t even set a budget, this can prove to be a very costly and troublesome outcome.

● Thinking that marketing only means advertising. There are many aspects of marketing that you need to remember such as networking, customer support, and market research to name a few.

● Not tracking your results.Usually they say “Yeah we put an ad in the paper, and got a few customers from it”. See the problem with that? How do you know that was the most efficient use of your marketing dollars? How many new customers did you get exactly? How much did they spend? How does this compare to other marketing avenues you explored?

What marketing mistakes have you made in your business that others can learn from?

Angel's lyrics

Listen these lyrics by Thomas Dylan

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Cat adopting a teeny-weeny baby rabbit

The truth about Apollo 20

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Have a look at the super chameleons video's

The super chameleon shows his super camouflaging powers.

Big Dog motorcycle pulls up in front of a pet store and a chameleon is in the window and it doesn't know what color to change into so it explodes.