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  • 00:32

    How do you build a popular business just ask Betsy Maniotis of Betsys Baskets

    in Marketing

    How do you take your skills from a prior career, a hobby and a love people and turn it into a business that fully supports charities, networking events while promoting the business relationships she has created over the years? Easy, ask Betsy.


    Betsy Maniotis
    betsysbaskets.com/
    Betsy’s Baskets is celebrating their 14th year creating custom Corporate and Personal Gift Baskets, Bears, Favors, Florals & Home Decor for All Occasions.  Ask for Famous Brand Products & Business/Event Promo Ideas!


    In business since April of 2000, our President, Betsy Maniotis, is a member of Who’s Who for Business Executives, Professionals & Entrepreneurs, as well as held board positions in numerous networking groups.Betsy’s Baskets was honored in 2013 to be placed in LinkedIn’s Top 1% of US Gift Businesses.In addition to being on the board for the World Adhesion Foundation, Baskets of Hope, and Jacie’s Kids, Betsy’s Baskets contributes to numerous organizations supporting Cleaning Angels, “Get A Voice” ~ an anti-bullying awareness & support group, sick & disabled children, breast cancer research, heart research, autism, lymphoma,, as well as special needs fundraisers that arise each year.


    Strategies of Success
    Host Brian A Cohen
    631-255-3581
    Briansos@optonline.net
    www.briansos.com
     


     

  • 00:23

    Surviving on Shoestrings - Top 10 Trash Items to Reuse

    in Prepping

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    There are things around everyone's home that usually just get tossed in the trash without thinking.  But if you're on a tight budget, you may want to rethink, reuse, repurpose and recycle those items that would easily go into the garbage into items you would have spent hard earned money to replace.  


    Here are the items:



    Plastic Produce Bags
    Mesh Produce Bags
    Produce Baskets
    Coffee Grounds
    Empty Tin Cans
    Cardboard Tubes 
    Desecant or Silica Packets
    Plastic Newspaper Sleeve
    Any Bottle with an Eyedropper
    Used Dryer Sheets


    I always keep all of these items and more to use in multple ways.  It keeps me from spending money on other disposable items.  


    You'll have to listen to the show to hear how I use these!


    Have fun and enJOY the journey!


     


    Come like our Surviving On Shoestrings Facebook Page for more tips!

  • 01:13

    Just Believe with Lisa Tarves - Psychic Rebel Colby

    in Lifestyle

    Just Believe welcomes, Psychic Rebel, Colby. Call in with your questions at 347-945-7246 on Sunday at 7 pm ET.


    About Colby:


    Colby is an internationally recognized Psychic Medium, Teacher, Author & Public Speaker located in Los Angeles, CA.


    Originally from NJ, Colby, Psychic Rebel, is known for her integrity and straightforward, no nonsense approach in delivering her messages from Spirit. As a profound spiritual advisor, Colby has a passion for reuniting those who have lost someone in their life.


    Colby has endured vigorous testing and is a Certified Master Spiritual Teacher of both Psychic and Medium thru the Lisa Williams International School of Spiritual Development in Los Angeles, CA (LWISSD). This is both an honor and privilege as she was personally invited to the program by the world-renowned psychic medium Lisa Williams. Furthermore, Colby is a Certified Spiritual Advisor™ Advanced Psychic and Advanced Medium through LWISSD and is also a tested and approved member of BAP-Best American Psychics by Shay Parker. She has recently been named Shay Parker’s Best American Psychics Psychic of the Week and has been personally chosen to be a part of the 2015 Emmy Awards Gift Baskets.


    Colby regularly teaches classes, workshops & development circles to beginner’s and advanced individuals looking to develop their intuitive, psychic & mediumship gifts.


    You can catch Colby on the podcast Calling Out with Susan Pinsky on the Sideshow Network.

  • 00:30

    Mother's Day with Linda Gorin, The Best to You

    in Business

    Today my guest is Linda Gorin, The Best to You. Linda and I will be talking about her business and next weekend's celebration of Mother's Day. 


    The Best to You began as a hobby in 1984. Soon, creating festive gifts for special people became a passion. Back then, the dining room table was the design area and a big order was more than six baskets at one time. It’s fun to remember when the thought of having their own gift basket company seemed like just a dream. It started to become a reality when they opened our first little shop in 1985. As the business grew, Linda celebrated six expansions. Today, The Best to You enjoys a reputation as one of the finest gift basket companies in the industry. They have been featured on Channel 8 and Channel 10 numerous times.  The Best to You is in the business of delivering memories!


    The Best to You team takes that very seriously. We deliver joy and good will. We build grand displays of appreciation. We send "you can do it!" style encouragement, and "we’re all thinking of you" style comfort. We deliver "work of art" welcomes and memorable farewells. We deliver fun and excitement that create impromptu celebrations. We send morale skyrocketing with our employee thank you gifts and deliver warm, fuzzy feelings of home with our college care packages. We’ve been responsible for expedited wedding proposals, rekindled romances, and when someone’s having a horrible day, we can change tears to smiles.


    Our team of creative imagineers is constantly thinking of new and unique designs to thrill and delight. They are master memory makers! If you ever have a custom request, a question, or just need some additional information, feel free to call. We love hearing from you!

  • 00:20

    Easter Is Not About Chocolate Bunnies – 8 Healthy Alternatives

    in Health

    Some may believe the Easter Bunny is the bearer of all things sweet, delicious, and right with the world. This holiday doesn’t have to induce so much sugar that you'll have to check your blood sugar levels three times three times in one day. Instead, fill those baskets with some healthy alternatives. (Yes, veggies and fruit are included, but rest assured that chocolate still has a strong presence.)


    About Your Host:


    Jessie Blair-Myrie, CHHC, AADP


    http://www.PureAndWhollyLiving.com

  • 01:01

    The P.L.A.Y. Experience with Ombassa Sophera

    in Spirituality

    Have you made the decision to P.L.A.Y. (Passionately Love and Appreciate YOU!) today??


    Today on the PLAYGround of Life, we discuss what it really means to be a Universal Giver. How large (or small) are your baskets? Are you ready to become the true essence of who you truly are?


    Tune in to a new frequency where together we discover our new blueprint for releasing stress and loving ourselves completely.


    Raw, organic Life Conversations about matters of the heart, health, creativity and JOY!


    Ombassa Sophera shares unfiltered truths, pure wisdom and a smorgasbord of laughter to infuse your lifestyle with Streams of Wholeness.

  • 00:33

    FINANCIAL…- Never have only one income stream! DIVERSIFY! (Baskets of Money)

    in Business

    This episode is part of our FINANCIAL FIERCENESS!™ series! This series integrates our financial goals into our development plan for surpassing our goals. This episode is, “Never have only one income stream! DIVERSIFY! (Baskets of Money)”


    Diversify: to change (something) so that it has more different kinds of people or things
    (http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/diversify)


    Option 1) No Diversification/ Only 1 income stream:


    You have a full time job with a large company. You earn $3,700 USD gross per month. After taxes and other mandatory withholding, you have $2,600 USD per month (your net take home pay). Out of this amount you have to pay all of your necessary bills (utilities, etc.) and ideally you should save a percentage (15% or more is suggested). Then the “extra” leftover money is yours to use at your discretion for fun (entertainment, dining, etc.). You lose your job (layoffs, the firm goes out of business, etc.). Your income is now $0 USD per month. What do you do?


    Option 2) Diversification/ More than 1 income stream:


    You have a full time job with a large company. You earn $3,700 USD gross per month. After taxes and other mandatory withholding, you have $2,600 USD per month (your net take home pay). In addition, you have 5 rental properties (paid for with no mortgages). The total rental income is $6,000 USD per month. The necessary bills (property tax, insurance, etc.) total $1,850 per month. Your income (for your business or yourself depending on how you structure the ownership of the properties) is $4,150 per month. After taxes (which will vary depending on how you structure owning the properties), and other expenses (maintenance, repairs, etc.), the amount left is $2,500 USD per month. Your total income each month is $2,600 wages + $2,500 income from rental properties. You lose your job. Your income is now $2,500 per month.


    Which option do you prefer?

  • 00:05

    The Simple Joy of Easter Recipes Easy Egg Bake

    in Moms and Family

    Easter morning can be hectic. The kids want to hunt for eggs & candy. You need to get everyone ready to go to church. And, it's probably a good idea to give everyone a nutricious breakfast before diving into those Easter baskets & heading out the door! How do you find the time to prepare breakfast, let alone eat it?


    Betty Crocker to the rescue with some help from Jean Ann! In this episode, Jean Ann share a simple recipe for egg casserole that includes Bisquick, Tater Tots & BACON! As if that isn't enough, you can make this recipe the day before, put it in the fridge, then bake the next morning.


    This is also perfect for after church brunch! You can find a link to this recipe by clicking HERE!

  • 00:30

    You look spiritually anorexic. Are you feeding your spiritual man?

    in Spirituality

    Believers, if you are not feeding your spiritual man on God's word, you have become anorexic. Wanting to be like and look like every body else, instead of who God has made you and I to be.You purposely heae up the word of God to be like other, not realizing the damage you are doing to yourself. Thin, lacking spirit or sincere effort. flimsy, fragile, lacking substance. This is just were the enemy wants you..


    You can feed your spirit man or you can feed your flesh. Which side wins in your life – your spirit or your flesh? Probably whichever one you feed more! You get good at walking in the Spirit the same way you get good at walking in the flesh – practice!  Michael Jordan did not become the success he is without practice. He was even told that he would not be a good player, but so a man thinketh so is he. I am sure that made him more determined. 


    Walking in the Spirit is the same way; the more you practice, the better at it you get. II am sure Jordan missed many baskets, but he did not give up, he kept on practing. .  The more you pray, the easier it gets.  The more you read the Word, the easier it gets to read the Word without your head distracting you about all the things you need to get done. The opposite of anorexic is FAT. FAITHFUL, AVAILABLE AND TEACHABLE. Let's get started, are you ready?


     

  • 01:01

    Style with Trysh ~ Carolyn Watson

    in Entertainment

     Facets of Life, Inc. was introduced to the world in 1991, as the name of her Dallas-based business through which she sold customized poetry baskets and personalized gifts.  Her work as a business woman and entrepreneur have been featured in magazines, radio and television highlights.  She has received letters of recognition from a diverse group of dignitaries—including Nikki Giovanni, former Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin and former President George Bush, Sr., to name a few. As an author, Carolyn feels blessed to have penned: Thinking Positive in a Negative World and Clay In The Potter’s Hand; and co-authored: Conversations of Courage “Stories of Success, Hope & Possibility.”  She is a premier writer for Zoe Life ~ A Daily Devotional book series.  Her real-life compilations have been featured yearly since its inaugural release in 2012—with the 2015 edition hitting the market in late November, 2014.  Carolyn is equally excited about the release of her 2016 book entitled: Sugar, Spice & Everything Christ “Understanding the Wealth of a Woman’s Worth.”Currently, she is adding the final touches to a documentary that she’s writing and directing entitled: Living in Liberia, and preparing to travel to West Africa with missionaries of New Life Church.  While in Atlanta, she is busy operating her daily labor of love: H. O. M. E. (Helping Oppressed Mothers Endure).  Carolyn established this organization to aid single mothers in rebuilding their lives after divorce, domestic violence and experiences of hardship—by providing new and gently used furniture as means of starting over; starting anew.   ? ? One of Carolyn’s strongest beliefs is: “No matter life’s circumstance … there’s a reason for that.”   ? ? 


     

  • 00:20

    Marilyn Walker CEO of Walker's Beautiful Baskets & Things

    in Business

    Miami Native, Marilyn Walker is the owner of Walker’s Beautiful Baskets & Things.  Upon graduating from the University Of Miami School Of Music in 1987, Marilyn entered the Miami-Dade County Schools as a Music Teacher and did that for 17 years. In 2003 with a leap of faith and a new passion burning inside:  Walker’s Beautiful Baskets was birthed as a hobby and grew into a corporation in 1987. The company has continued to grow from producing gift baskets to also supplying our customers with Mary Kay products, Custom Jewelry and Scented oils.
    The Gift baskets are custom made upon receipt and provide an elegant gift for any occasion. We accept special orders and provide 100% satisfaction. Walker’s Beautiful Baskets is dedicated to providing unique baskets comprised of top of the line products and or accessories.
    Our exceptional customer service team works around the clock for the sole purpose of making your experience simple and sweet. Our motto is: “For all your special occasions”, we are available to serve you at your convenience.
     
     
    Marilyn Walker CEO
    Walker's Beautiful Baskets & Things, Inc
    (786) 399-1718
    13333 SW 283 Street