Monday, February 14, 2011

Golden Spoon: A New Frozen Yogurt Store In Surrey, Richmond, And Coquitlam

It seems like we will not have to suffer without our own frozen yogurt store. Now that Yogen Fruz has pulled out without giving us any news, I hope to check out Golden Spoon.

If you have tried it, then let me know what you think. I am a bit concerned about the taste. I think that their strawberry frozen yogurt might not have that strong, but approachable, sour taste.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Postal Workers Work Hard Too

Some US postal workers shared 11 difficulties and successes of their jobs. I found it very fascinating. Now that I have read through the list, I have a lot more respect for them, Canadian postal workers, in the same way that I have respect for other public servants. What they have to put up with is amazing.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Yogen Fruz At Central City Didn't Renew Contract

Yogen Fruz's site confirms it. They did more for Central City Shopping Centre, than the mall did for them, I think. I'm very sad to see them go. I'm upset that they have not kept in touch with their customers. I consider that to be very poor customer service. I also blame the mall for not working harder with them, to keep them here. Read the remainder of the blog entry for alternative Yogen Fruz locations, and to share your alternative favourite frozen yogurt brands.

5 Tips For Body Language

Knowing how to interact with people can be difficult. Here are 5 tips for body language that helped me. The part that I liked the most is about earning trust: smile reassuringly or shake hands firmly.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Selling Your Products And Liquidating

Fortunately, there are places where you can sell your products for free. Unfortunately, businesses often fail. Fortunately, you can liquidate your stuff at the same places that you sold your products for free.

There is another site that was not mentioned: List4All.

Remember, if you create things for a hobby, you can sell them on those sites.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Market Research Techniques

Unfortunately, it seems that I do not have enough assets or money to purchase a business. It is not surprising considering that I am broke. That should not prevent me from starting a business, though. I just need to find out what the market needs, via market research. Until I gain enough to buy a business, or until I stumble upon a new business opportunity, I can conduct market research to see what people are looking for.

Friday, February 4, 2011

10 Tips For Effective Blogging And Business Writing

In my search for information on running a business, I discovered these 10 tips for effective business writing, that seem useful for blogging as well. These tips are not useful when writers are being light hearted, but they are useful when writers take on a serious tone.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Considering If There Is Potential For Business

Lately, I have been trying to figure out what I need to start a business. It seems that this checklist of ingredients for a marketing plan helps us to know whether we have what it takes to make a successful business. I will use this checklist when I discover a new hobby, interest, or skill. The idea is that if I am going to do something, then I might as well, at least, consider whether or not there are opportunities for profit to pay for the hobby, or just be an income opportunity.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Status Of Yogen Fruz At Central City Still Unchanged

I phoned Yogen Fruz, at Central City on Jan. 31, 2011. Their phone number does not seem to work. I also phoned Central City. They are still not open, and there is still no new information about whether they will reopen or close. At least, there is still a chance.

I sent an email to the company, sent a message to their Twitter account, and left a message on their Facebook wall. I will keep you updated. I have a feeling that they will not respond, though.