Wednesday, June 16, 2010

{ippity} Matters...SALE, INSPIRATION and TIPS!!

If you are an {ippity} chick (enrolled with {ippity}) you will want to check out
the PRIVATE {ippity} site for a SPECIAL SALE- JUST FOR YOU!!!


LOTS AND LOTS OF {ippity} INSPIRATION on Splitcoast Stampers Site!

Becky Litz, an {ippity} chick, created this ADORABLE CARD!! LOVE IT!!

These SUPER CUTE bookmarks were made by Holly Brown!

Here are some SUPER SUMMERTIME Tips to help you grow YOUR {ippity} business!

1. Set your summer goals - Decide what you would like to achieve each month this summer and write your goals down. I am a HUGE believer in writing down goals and then posting them somewhere that you will see them everyday.

2. Pick your dates - Select the specific dates that are "open" for you to participate in exposure events or hold a party or show. Summer is a busy time, so decide with your family what will work best for your families schedule.

3. Pick a theme - If you are holding parties, summer is a great time to add some extra fun to grab your hosts and guests attention. Some fun ideas are a tropical theme, picnic theme, pool party (whether it is a kiddie pool or adult pool), beach theme etc. Have guests participate by bringing or wearing something that goes along with the theme. Make your summer party an "event", not just a party, in order to grab their attention and their attendance.

4. Be flexible - If available, offer more flexible times for parties such as a morning brunch or a luncheon. Consider an informal open house style party for repeat groups.

5. Host a summer open house - Invite all hosts, past guests, neighbors, family and friends. Offer special incentives for those that attend.

6. Schedule a Summer Power Hour as often as you need. Set aside some time to make courtesy calls to past hosts and guests. Ask if they have any summer gift-giving needs, ask if they have any questions on their current products and check to see if they have seen the new products that are available.

7. Enter exposure events - this is one of the best ways to build your business...exposure! Summer is filled with craft shows, fairs, festivals, business expos, city/town celebration events. Great advertising for you and your business.

8. Summer gift giving - Summer is filled with many events that require gift-giving. Birthdays, Anniversaries, Bridal Showers, Weddings, Back-to-School, Class Reunions etc. Don't forget to offer {ippity} products for gift giving needs.

9. Be the answer - The overwhelming need right now for many people around you is to earn extra income. Send an email to your hosts and customers and share the {ippity} opportunity with them. They will feel honored that you offered this and you will be rewarded for each person that you refer!

10. Take it to go - Make sure and have a basket or tote with your {ippity} business essentials. Include a few products, samples that you have created, catalogs, business cards, order forms etc. so that you are prepared to share {ippity} wherever your summer activities take you ;)

Welcome and Congrats to our NEW {ippity} chicks that have recently joined {ippity}:
Christy Day from Whiteville, NC
Staci Shuck from Huntingdon, PA
Sherri Thompson from Skowhegan, ME
Al-Marie Campana from Miami, FL
Sandy Young from Peoria, AZ



  1. Beautiful card and bookmarks. Welcome to the new Ippity chicks and love all the tips.

  2. LOVE these summer tips Michelle...and yes, BEAUTIFUL cards indeed!! {oh and a FAB sale too!!} :)

  3. Wow, my card is on your BLOG! too cool, I'm so thrilled to have come across it here :) thanks