Sunday, July 27, 2014

Support Women in Business!

Do you support women in business?  You can help small businesses to flourish all over the USA by shopping local and buying handmade.  Lots of woman are now working from home to help support their families.
I personally work from home running my marketing business, Markets of Sunshine, because of my chronic illness with Lyme disease.  It has temporarily clipped my wings, but I am slowly seeing them grow back again and that is exciting to me and my family.
During this time of change, I decided to help other woman who work from home.  Lots of the woman that use my services are dealing with some sort of chronic health issue themselves.  
We are surviving and thriving!  So, what are my services?  Glad you asked!

See more about our services, click on arrow above!

I help woman promote their products be it handmade or home party company through my affordable group advertising and events.  I'm super excited to be expanding next month and hosting my first community event on August 30, 2014.
We'll be at Dr. Munchies in Orange City, FL.  Get all the details off the flyer below.  

Vendors Wanted:
If you sell handmade products or home party products that are family friendly, then we would love to help you promote your products in our Swag Bags!  We will be handing them out to the first 50 shoppers at the event.
Check out all of my services on the Advertise with Us page of this website.  Use the tab at the top of this page to see all that Markets of Sunshine has to offer seller's and shoppers in the USA.
Shop Handmade in the USA!  
We have so many wonderful shops for you to browse and find that perfect gift for you or a friend.  Visit our Vendor Classified page and help support a woman in business.  click here!

Weekly Planner 2014, Ministry Planner,  Baptism Gift - Journal - Note Card Set    Small Dog's Bandanna and Cowboy Hat Set Pomeranian Yorkie - Red, White & Black Scarf Custom Item Pet Clothes  Owl Multicolored Beaded Necklace by CJW

Handmade Organic soap {ROSE PETAL & WATER}Face+Body Soap~W/ Jojoba, Rosehip,gift,mom,mother,dad,father,baby,Wedding,bridal,favor,him,her,men    Cupcake Candle in Summer's Essience aroma

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V.I.P. Club

Would you like to be one of our V.I.P. customer's?  It is easy to do.  Just shop with one or all of our shop owners on the Vendor Classified page ten times in a year and we'll send you a gift certificate for $10 to spend in any their shops.  Just send me the date of purchase and the amount of your order and when you reach 10 purchases I'll send you the $10 gift certificate.
See you next week with an interview from one of our shops above.  

Sending You Sunshine,


Monday, July 21, 2014

Refreshing Vegan No Bake Recipe For Summertime!

Summer is here and we are feeling the heat here in Florida!  Here is an easy no-bake recipe that is vegan friendly and will help you stay cool and boost your energy this summer.

This is a new recipe my daughter made that is totally a hit with those who love healthy choices and are eating a vegan diet.

                                         RAW BANANA & HONEY GRANOLA BARS
                                         1 MEDIUM RIPE BANANA
                                         2 CUPS RAW ORGANIC GLUTEN FREE OATS
                                         1 CUP RAW ALMOND BUTTER, SESAME BUTTER 
                                         OR NATURAL PEANUT BUTTER
                                         1/4 CUP RAW ORGANIC HONEY
                                         2 TBS. BEE POLLEN (natural energy)
                                         1 TSP. ORGANIC VANILLA EXTRACT
                                         1 TSP. GROUND ORGANIC CINNAMON
                                         ORGANIC COCONUT OIL, RAW AND UNREFINED

                                         Coat a 9 inch square freezer safe dish with the coconut oil.
                                         Mix all the other ingredients together in a large bowl until
                                         well blended.  Spoon mixture into the greased dish and cover
                                         and freeze overnight.  Last 2 weeks in freezer.  Use sharp
                                         knife to slice each portion.  Enjoy!
                                         Nutrition: Per bar: 163 cal. 5g protein, 9g total fat (depends on
                                         which nut butter you use) 16g carb., 3g fiber, 6g sugar,
                                         sodium varies see label of seed or nut butter

                                                  UPCOMING EVENTS

Visit our vendor classified page, click here, to shop with all of our vendors and support woman in small business today!  We have handmade jewelry and vintage purses by CJW Design Village. Handmade natural soap by Purplee Naturals.  Handmade dog outfits and harnesses by Bloomingtails Dog Duds.  And, we also will be adding a variety of home party companies to our list next month; Lemongrass, Tealightful and more!  
Be sure to stop here for all your shopping needs and support handmade in the U.S.A.!

Monday, July 14, 2014

Internet Etiquette: Netiquette: The New Age of Customer Etiquette

Why do I say in my title the new age of customer etiquette?  It should be obvious, most of our shopping and interaction with others is no longer in person.  Our kids don't know the meaning of face to face communication skills.
Happily, I have come to the point in my business that I have found it necessary to set up my own internet etiquette for my business clients and customers.  That means I'm growing and dealing with more and more people online and in the community!
And, now part of my growth is branching out to host local events in the community.  It will make things run much smoother if I have my own list of Markets of Sunshine 'Do's and Don'ts' Etiquette.  Unlike, the ones you'll find on Etsy (Do's and Don'ts list) Ebay and other shopping/selling sites mine will be short and sweet.  If you don't agree with them then you won't be accepted as a client and you won't last as a customer.
The old rule that the customer is always right is a lie.  The customer is not always right, nor is the owner always right.  The age of buying and returning items at will has long been abused by people for decades.
In this modern world of throw away, walk away and run away very few know the real meaning of Etiquette.  When I Google the term internet etiquette I found that there is no book that has been published that answers this question to anyone's satisfaction.  So, my solution to this problem is make my own client & customer etiquette Do's and Don'ts list.  A code of conduct so to speak.
Unlike, many other companies, my list starts with the Golden Rule that Jesus stated over 2,000 years ago at Matthew 7: 12 "All things, therefore, that you want men to do to you, you also must do to them.+ This, in fact, is what the Law and the Prophets mean". and , (not just my own personal opinion.)
Matthew 5:43-47  “You heard that it was said: ‘You must love your neighbor+and hate your enemy.’ 44 However, I say to you: Continue to love your enemies+ and to pray for those who persecute you,+ 45 so that you may prove yourselves sons of your Father who is in the heavens,+ since he makes his sun rise on both the wicked and the good and makes it rain on both the righteous and the unrighteous.+46 For if you love those loving you, what reward do you have?+Are not also the tax collectors doing the same thing? 47 And if you greet your brothers only, what extraordinary thing are you doing? Are not also the people of the nations doing the same thing?
I had to make a brief statement on my Facebook page last week due to unprofessional behavior I have been encountering for years from my business clients and associates.  The list can be found on my Advertise With Us page for clients and on the Vendor Classified page for customers to read and agree to when they deal with Markets of Sunshine in any way.
If you want your business to run more smoothly, why not make your own list of customer and business etiquette do's and don'ts and see how much better things work this year!  When people know where you stand, and have a set of rules to follow, things will turn out better for everyone in the end.

Vegan Coleslaw - Ingredients needed are quick and simple.  Organic cabbage shredded and you can add optional vegetables such as shredded carrot, zucchini, broccoli, onion etc...Vegan mayonnaise and your favorite pickle juice (about 3 tablespoons).  Coat the shredded vegetables with as much mayo as needed with a sprinkle of sea salt.  Start with the 3 tablespoons of pickle juice and add more if needed to taste.  You can top with a sprinkle of pepper and stir well.  I like to also add a little organic dill spice which makes it extra yummy!  Serve on top of your favorite shredded meat for a yummy sandwich or on the side with your favorite BBQ meat. Enjoy!
Event Corner
Markets of Sunshine hosts a number of events and our first community event is coming up on August 30, 2014.  Located at Dr. Munchies 921 Town Center Dr. Orange City, FL Time: 12-4 p.m.
Visit us and shop with local reps from a variety of well known companies such as Avon, Beauty Control, Origami Owl, Pure Romance, South Hill Design, Sunshine Photography, Tealightful and more!  The first 50 shoppers will receive a goodie bag (swag bag) filled with samples from all of our vendors.  Mark your calendar and come with your friends for a really fun family day!
We also offer our goodie bags as party favors.  Visit our Vendor Classified page for prices and to contact us for your next special party or occasion.

Sending You Sunshine,


Monday, July 7, 2014

Event Planning: Swag Bag Party Favors!

Let Markets of Sunshine makes your next party a big success with our swag bag party favors!  You can give your guests gifts like the celebrities get at a fraction of the cost!  We do event planning, party planning for all occasions such as office parties, kid parties, anniversary's, weddings, baby showers and more!

Each swag bag will be filled with handmade gifts and products from direct sales companies!  Jewelry, soap, pet gifts, tea, catalogs, brochures and coupons!  Affordable prices start at only $5 per guest!
To See our prices click here>>>> Vendor Classified and you will be taken to our events page to view our prices and access our contact information.  We look forward to helping you plan your next party!  Click Here!