Homeschool Business Reports and Trends
The Saturday after Thanksgiving, our family chooses a sleepy tucked-away town and begin our Christmas shopping. Our tradition started long before Small Business Saturday was made popular. We love meandering through the shops looking for unique gifts for family and friends. Forrest and I found this little treasure in a local used bookstore, “The Leadership Secrets of Santa”. We just had to buy it! From the first few sentences, the tongue-in-cheek writing style had us laughing. You’ll see what I mean. Here’s the first paragraph:
“Believe you me, having to smile and be jolly every day when wearing the same thick, hot, red-wool suit (that itches like crazy) is no picnic. This is a job that will definitely strain your sanity and drain your ego if you let it. Seems like everyone wants a piece of me. Yet many of the people I serve question my existence…or just plain don’t believe in me at all. And those who do believe often expect me to do the impossible -rarely caring about what I have to do, or go through (including chimneys), to meet their expectations. And they ALL have expectations.”
–The Leadership Secrets of Santa Claus by Harvey and Cottrell
Don’t you agree? The Santa metaphor works! We found ourselves nodding our head and identifying with the Jolly Ol’ Guy from the North Pole from a business/service perspective. It was a delightful read. Forrest and I really enjoyed all the topics, and it helped put us in the Christmas business/service spirit!
Business and Services in Action
Christmas is a time to share the greatest story the world has ever known!
“For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” Isaiah 9:6
The backstory of our lives is God’s story of His faithfulness! Each of us has a personal story to share. Share it with those you serve! Proclaim God’s faithfulness in your life this Christmas!
Bloggers/Affiliates: You sit at your computer week after week and birth engaging stories for your readers. What motivates you?
Brick and Mortars Owners: The day you opened the doors to your business is a milestone for any store owner. Tell your backstory. What were the events that led to that first official “open for business” day.
Homeschool Convention Leaders: You serve tirelessly. Why do you do it? Before the rush of the convention season begins, share your passion.
Website Based Distributors: Who is the driving force behind the package? Help your customers get to know who packs and ships!
Co-Op Leaders: What are your highlights from the year? What cherished moments kept you going this year? Share it with your co-op. Put it in writing somewhere on your co-op web page.
From the CEN’s Desk
Merry Christmas! May all your techie dreams come true! This month, let’s talk about font style. Finding the right font matters. I like the thoughts expressed in this post, Are Fonts Scaring Away Your Clients?
Font style sets the tone for your web site. The good news is you don’t have to rely on the standard fonts that come with your computer. There are a lot of styles that you can download for free. Just search the words “free fonts” and the world of font styles will open up its lovely doors to you! Always double check to see if have permission to use it for commercial use.
Christmas style fonts are notoriously, well let’s just say “cheesy”. Here are some fresh new fonts worth checking out! 12 FREE Fonts for Spreading Holiday Cheer
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