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Sara Nesbitt
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  • Burgaw, NC
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Business isn't my ball of choice right now

Started this discussion. Last reply by La Shonda Tyree Feb 13, 2012. 19 Replies

It's February, and my business brain is still in December.  Here's the deal.  On a regular basis, I'm juggling several balls - business, homeschool teaching, Momming (that should totally be a verb…Continue

Does she stay or does she go?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sara Nesbitt Jan 25, 2012. 27 Replies

Good news (rather old news now) is, I have hired my first employee.  She's contract, works hard and is enthusiastic about learning new things.  She's been well worth her pay, and I have few…Continue

Thankful Thursday - 20 October 2011

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sara Nesbitt Oct 21, 2011. 14 Replies

(Borrowing Susan Mann's style here...) The Intro:Are you grateful for your customers?  Of course you are!  Do you have an "attitude of gratitude" that they can see? Every Thursday, I can count on…Continue

Tags: writing, you, thank, notes

Running the Numbers before hiring help

Started this discussion. Last reply by IBN Member Bonnie Speigle Oct 12, 2011. 9 Replies

dM posted this great article (attached) on Twitter this morning about how one company who'd had to decrease its work force by half when the economy tanked is now ready to hire a new employee.  The…Continue

Tags: excel, budgeting, spreadsheets, business, small

 

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Sara Nesbitt and Lela Barker are now friends
May 25, 2013
Sara Nesbitt replied to the discussion 'A discussion for lotion makers'
"I've added wine for its antioxidant properties to lotion - it soothes a sunburn better than aloe vera-based lotions do.  I noticed that my lotions with alcohol are thicker and creamier, so the alcohol is acting as something of an extra…"
Apr 30, 2012
Sara Nesbitt replied to the discussion 'A discussion for lotion makers'
"Grapefruit Seed Extract is an antioxidant, not a preservative.  It will slow down the rancidity of your oils and butters, but won't do a thing to prevent the growth of nasties.  One of the current "trends" is "paraben…"
Apr 30, 2012
Sara Nesbitt replied to the discussion 'A discussion for lotion makers'
"Emulsifying wax works great, and my personal favorite is the silky e-wax from Nature's Garden Candles.  It really does make my lotion formulations feel silkier than traditional e-wax does.  "
Apr 28, 2012
Sara Nesbitt commented on the group 'How to Launch a Successful Beauty Business With Marla Bosworth'
"Sharon, it's a fabulous fruity scent!  My site is www.SarasSoapsnSuch.com.  My husband makes that soap, and it's got an awesome swirl.  I have some in stock, and he made a fresh batch last night, too, for a video tutorial."
Apr 10, 2012
Sara Nesbitt commented on the group 'How to Launch a Successful Beauty Business With Marla Bosworth'
"I have fun with the husbands, because they're drawn to my beer soaps and some of my funkier named soaps (i.e., Monkey Farts).  Then their wives will buy the soaps for them.  My older daughter has her own product line for elementary…"
Apr 10, 2012
Sara Nesbitt commented on the group 'How to Launch a Successful Beauty Business With Marla Bosworth'
"Pat, I don't like being one of those who attacks customers, but I will always smile and every potential customer and say "hi."  If they're just casually looking but not really interacting with my products, I'll then…"
Apr 10, 2012
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Re-Launch of Naturally Good Soaps website at Your computer desk

March 12, 2012 all day
Come join me and some of my friends of the relaunch of the Naturally Good Soaps website. This has been in the works since November 2011 and I am glad to finally have this available for all to see. The look is so different than what I had but I love love love it!Please share with your friends and join me on my FB fanpage to chat it up with me.www.Facebook.com/NaturallyGoodSoapsSee More
Mar 9, 2012
La Shonda Tyree replied to the discussion 'Business isn't my ball of choice right now'
"I was thinking the same thing about Who Moved My Cheese. A cousin gave it to me for Christmas one year at the time my job laid me off. I love his approach."
Feb 13, 2012
Katie Friedland replied to the discussion 'Business isn't my ball of choice right now'
"Oh, Sara!  I must say, I am very impressed with all of you women who have the fortitude to home school your children!  My kids would be dead by now if they didn't go to school every day!  So running a business from home while…"
Feb 11, 2012
dM, CEO replied to the discussion 'Business isn't my ball of choice right now'
"I cannot stop thinking about this post, and the comments being added are making it all the better. I re-read the title of the Discussion today: "business isn't my ball of choice right now." And it started me to thinking. Hmmmm. We do…"
Feb 11, 2012
dM, CEO replied to the discussion 'Business isn't my ball of choice right now'
"Go Ricci!"
Feb 11, 2012
dM, CEO replied to the discussion 'Business isn't my ball of choice right now'
"Thank you for that, La Shonda. "The Present" (and "Who Moved My Cheese" by the same author) are two of my favorite books. I can run a bath, get in and read them before the water is cold! I'm so glad you shared this, because…"
Feb 11, 2012
La Shonda Tyree replied to the discussion 'Business isn't my ball of choice right now'
"Sara, I read your post and the comments yesterday morning.  Later that morning I was looking through a bunch of books I had purchased when Borders was going out of business at one of our local malls.  I bought the book "The…"
Feb 11, 2012
Ricci Ackerman replied to the discussion 'Business isn't my ball of choice right now'
"My heart really goes out to everyone on this post.  Donna Maria's story of her day, and her children, the tumult, anger, and getting back to stasis.  Sara labeling 50 bars of soap (ugh! - I know) and being back in balance.…"
Feb 10, 2012
Mary Humphrey replied to the discussion 'Business isn't my ball of choice right now'
"One of the things I find valuable at this social site is that we come from different backgrounds, with different office, business, and working environments.  When we share it gives each of us a glimpse into what it could be, and leverages where…"
Feb 10, 2012

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A Special Note to my Fellow Indies

Posted on December 20, 2011 at 11:27am 5 Comments

Thank you.

My business year is finally winding down.  I have a few shipments left to get out, and I have the typical year-end inventory to do, but for the most part, I'm done for a couple/few weeks.  Every week I've seen them on Twitter - those lovely Friday Follows and hug-filled Thankful Thursdays, mostly from Ginger, Susan, Mary and Melissa, among others.  I've seen them,…

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Creating a Small Business

Posted on August 22, 2011 at 9:56pm 6 Comments

I'll confess that I'm writing this blog actively seeking insights, brainstorms, probing questions or anything else y'all want to throw at me. Really, it's OK, because this is the rebirth of an idea.



We were young and dreaming. We were engaged and talking about our life together. I was working on my graduate degree in Counseling; he was working for a chemical lawn care company. As we talked about shorter term and longer term goals, dreams and wishes, this came… Continue

Too Small To Do Anything Big

Posted on August 19, 2011 at 10:48pm 5 Comments

You've been training for a marathon for over a year.  You've run, you've practiced, you've changed your diet for optimal performance.  Finally, the day of the race is here.  You know the medal is yours.  You're at the starting block, the gun fires, you start running and you've set your pace.  You're at around mile 14 and you can taste not just the finish, but the win.  And you feel it.  It's digging into the arch of your right foot.  You try to…

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At 11:27pm on September 11, 2011, Deborah Ward - Natures Garden said…
Thank you Sara for being my friend on here!!  You have got to be one of the kindest, and most helpful people I have ever met!  Smiles and hugs!!  -Deborah
 
 
 

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