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Sandy Cathers started as an Independent Stylist with Stella & Dot in April of 2010. The company offers fabulous boutique style Jewelry. It is designed in New York and San Francisco by award winning trend-setters who also create jewelry sold in Neiman Marcus and Freg Segal. Their jewelry has been featured in Lucky and InStyle magazines.

Cathers is able to balance her business and family by setting business hours and sticking to them. “When it is family time, they have my full attention,” said Cathers.

She encourages other mom entrepreneurs to take risks and not be afraid to get out of their comfort zones. She believes the key to a successful business is relationship building.

She is also offering free shipping to all Market Mommy readers. That is a saving of $6.95. Just contact Sandy Cathers to place the order.

You can learn more about Stella & Dot Independent Stylist at the company website, Facebook and Twitter.

Last week, our April Favs were delivered to inboxes. In case you missed it, these ladies were included:

RAW Marketing
 
RAW Marketing realizes that you’ve worked hard turning your ideas into a tangible business and that’s no small feat. So let us manage your day to day marketing tasks, branding efforts and social media identity and you can get back to focusing on growing your business, which honestly…..is what you do better than anyone!
 
Find out more about RAW Marketing at the link below; or contact us directly by e-mail for an initial discussion.
 
http://www.rawmrktg.com

 

Sprinkle Me Pink
 
I created Sprinkle Me Pink to Celebrate Girls and all things Possible!  I am very excited to be able to use this as my creative outlet and to be able to share my most treasured experience as a mother to my beautiful, unique daughter and my past experience in retail, marketing, and entrepreneurship and passion of fashion, gifts, design and room décor with others.  I hope that when you visit my on-line boutique, you find that perfect gift for you and your loved ones!
Save 20% by using this code at check-out: MarketMommy. Plenty of New Items Arriving Daily!
www.sprinklemepink.com

 

 

Thirty One

Thirty One is a faith based company that offers a boutique style line of purses, totes, bags, & home accessories in a home shopping setting. About 90% of our product line can be personalized offering a unique option for yourself and gift giving. Our generous hostess plan allows those who decide to collect orders and opportunity to get their favorite products at a discount. Our amazing consultant opportunity can make you a stay-at-home career mom for only $99.
Please contact Christy Busbey, Independent Thirty One Director at 321-536-5519.
www.mythirtyone.com/4395

*This is a sponsored post. All businesses paid a fee to be included.

 

 

This week, our February Favs were delivered to inboxes. In case you missed it, these ladies were included:

Heather Lopez Enterprises 
 
While Heather Lopez Enterprises is a strong believer in empowering you to do things for yourself, they understand that sometimes you don’t have the time to manage your own social media, nor the money to pay a staff member or assistant. That’s why they offer affordable options for building up your social media presence.
 
Their Social Media Management Specialists (SMMS) undergo intensive training to ensure that they will represent your brand effectively through personal interaction.
 
For $300/mo, you can have your own personal SMMS help you grow your Twitter, Facebook, and more! Click if you NEED social media management services.
 
http://heatherlopezenterprises.com

Playtime Vacations
 
Have you been thinking about taking
·    a  Disney Vacation?
·    a cruise to one of the Islands or Alaska?
·    a guided European tour?
·    or a long romantic weekend?
 
Count on Playtime Vacations to give you the expertise, professionalism and the best deal. 
Our services are always free and we keep our eyes open for any discounts, even after you have booked your vacation. 
 
Get your free quote today by visiting our website, or by calling: 603.275.2350. You can also e-mail Kristin directly, here.
 
It’s time to Get Out and Play!
 
www.playtimevacations.net

**This is a paid advertisement. Each business featured in this e-mail paid a sponsorship fee to be included.**

Let’s be realistic, there aren’t a lot of things in this world that are free. And, there sure aren’t a lot of valuable things that are. However, Market Mommy does offer a few things that are free and I encourage you to take advantage of them! All of these things can improve your marketing efforts for zero cost!

The Blog:: You’re here. This blog is updated 3-5 times per week {at least} and includes a lot of valuable information. Not only do we feature various marketing and business tips, but we also profile those mom entrepreneurs that have been successful so we can all learn from them. We also feature the random product review or giveaway. Please sign up for our feed so you don’t miss a thing!

E-Newsletter:: Our newsletter goes out once a month and includes a variety of things. We highlight different partners, include marketing tips, give our readers discounts and much more. Also, if you’re on our list you get privileged information about special promotions. Sign up today!

Directory:: Market Mommy offers a business directory where you can list your mom-owned business in one of several categories. Since we have a Google page rank of 3, this is a great way to help build SEO for your site.

Mommy Monday:: Want to be featured on our blog? Every Monday we feature a different mom entrepreneur and her story. It’s free and can include a photo. You simply have to answer a few questions. If you’d like to take advantage of this service, send me an e-mail.

And of course, you can follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook for free. We love our fans and often promote special pricing and offers to Facebook or Twitter only.

Market Mommy offers a variety of paid services too. But, they are all very reasonably priced! Check out our advertising opportunities and marketing services for more information!

Happy Thursday!

Market Mommy is SO excited! We’ve partnered with Abbey at Living My MoMent to bring you an awesome holiday advertising special! This is a great package available just in time for the holidays! The low-cost is just $50 and you get all of this:

  • 1 review and giveaway blog post on Living My Moment {value: $10}
  • 1 125×125 button and mention in Living My Moment Nov. & Dec. Newsletter {value: $25}
  • 1 125×125 button ad on Market Mommy:: The Blog {value: $35}
  • 1 Text link ad in the Market Mommy November Newsletter {value: $10}

This ad package will run Nov. 15 – Dec. 24! Great exposure for the holidays!! Reserve your spot today!

Visit our Current Opportunities & Specials page!

Each month we offer a dedicated e-mail featuring our favorite mom-owned businesses. This is a sponsored {meaning they paid for inclusion} e-mail and it goes out to everyone that receives our monthly newsletter. As an added bonus, we are featuring these great mom entrepreneurs on our blog today! Please check them out and see what they have to offer!

 

Babykakesink! – Home to the original “Alphabet Onesie & Tee” Even the tiniest babe can be the most stylish. These fun  and whimsical Onesie’s OR Tees are the perfect solution for that unique or extra special gift.

 

 

Growth Chart Art – Growth charts are a great way for families to create memories and Growth Chart Art brings you artistic designs the whole family can enjoy. Stylish designs include: a tree with black bears, red sunflowers, antique ski, baseball bat, American Flag and more!

 

Hi everyone! And a special hello to everyone who is here to visit because of Abbey {Living My MoMent} and Holly’s {The Work at Home Woman}  Back to School Blog Tour! I’m glad to meet you!  I hope you’ll find some exciting things here at Market Mommy and choose to stick around!

There are so many things I could tell you about us! Where should I start?

Well, in the spirit of ‘back to school’, I had my first, first day of school as a mommy a couple of weeks ago. My oldest started preschool. I’m happy to say that he loves it. After I got over my initial sadness, I welled up with pride. He really is an amazing little boy. You can see a few pictures and read about it here.

In addition to my wonderful son {age 4}, I also have a great daughter {age 3} and a pretty terrific husband. We live in rural Ohio. My background is in marketing/communications/journalism and I’ve been a mom business owner since 2007. In 2009, I launched Market Mommy as a way to reach out and help all the other mom small business owners who were struggling with marketing.

In a little over a year, Market Mommy has really blossomed. We’ve worked with hundreds of women all over the world and would love to work with you, too. Below is just a brief synopsis of what we can do for you. But, please, browse our site and check out everything we have to offer! And, don’t forget, we are sponsoring a prize at the Tour! Be sure to enter to win our $25 gift certificate

  • See that awesome Back to School Blog Tour button at the top of this post? Market Mommy designed it. We have a variety of low-cost marketing services available to mom entrepreneurs!
  • Have a product that would make a fabulous holiday gift? We have low-cost advertising in our second annual Holiday Gift Guide now available!
  • Have a blog or website and want to attract more advertisers or product reviews? We partner with and list sites like yours!
  • Have a mom-owned business? List it in our FREE directory!
  • Need a little marketing help? Choose an hour-long marketing consultation and we’ll get you started in the right direction!
  • Need a press release? We do that too!
  • Business cards? Flyers? Postcards? Marketing materials are an essential part of any marketing plan. We design and print all of these and MUCH more. And our prices are fantastic!
  • Want to interact with other mom entrepreneurs? Join or start a conversation in our forum, it’s free!
  • Be sure to subscribe to our free marketing e-newsletter and blog feed! We post almost daily about tons of great business related stuff and send out a monthly newsletter to our mailing list full of insider information!
  • Have a business opportunity to advertise? You can do that at Market Mommy.
  • Want to get the word out about your business and products? We have advertising options for every budget!
  • Need some honest, easy to understand marketing know how? Browse our site, it’s packed with info!
  • On Facebook? Twitter? We’re there too! Right now, we are running a referral contest on our Facebook page, the winner will receive a free listing in our Holiday Gift Guide!

Sometimes, the line between competitor and partner can be blurred. New business owners tend to feel like they are running a marathon, alone. But, it doesn’t have to be that way. You can form partnerships, collaborations, alliances and make your race more like a relay.

Other women in business don’t always have to be a competitor that you need to keep at a distance; they can also be your partner. I encourage entrepreneurs on a regular basis to form partnerships and work with others. It can be very beneficial in several ways.

Partnerships are one of the founding principles of Market Mommy. They allow you to expand your services, your knowledge base and in turn, what you have to offer your customers and clients.

Sometimes, partnerships can be elaborate and detailed. You may actually want to go into business with someone or combine your product lines. This can be very positive, if you find the right business and the right business owner. It may very well make sense.

Or, partnerships can be informal and less structured. Some business owners work together to include coupons for other mom-owned businesses when they ship an order. A lot of cross promotion is done for fellow entrepreneurs via link exchanges and social media.

Of course, as in any business, there will be those who you are in direct competition with. My advice is to look at the competition as an opportunity for you to learn and grow. Many of us have a competitive spirit, and that’s healthy. Use it to become creative, try new things and expand your horizons.

There are several possibilities when you are looking to form partnerships with other business owners. As you are researching and learning about your market, don’t assume everyone is a competitor. Look a little deeper or you may miss an excellent opportunity for collaboration.

Check out some of the awesome mom-owned sites that we are currently partnering with at Market Mommy:: Christian Moms Business Resource, Funky Finds, Lower Mainland Children’s Directory, Our Milk Money, CWAHM, Chic Galleria, Moms Zone, Living My MoMent, The Work at Home Woman, Mommy Perks, Baby Swags, Apriori Beauty, Always B Designs, Travel with the Magic and Promoting Mompreneurs. I encourage you to visit our partners; they all have something wonderful to offer their fellow mom entrepreneurs!

If you’re interested in partnering with Market Mommy to increase your exposure, visit our partnership page for more information, or send me an e-mail!

Our August Favs e-mail went out this week. {These are sponsored, dedicated e-mails meaning businesses pay for inclusion.} Each month, we highlight up to four of our favorite mom-owned businesses and send it out to our mailing list. For more information on cost, see our Advertising Page for details. We’d love to feature your business in September!

Baby Gift Room

Baby Gift Room offers a variety of unique and personalized gifts for mom and baby!

 

 

 

Bless Others with Cards

SendOutCards allows you to easily create highly personalized REAL cards featuring YOU, your logos, products, or services.

 

 

 

Coastal CPR & First Aid

Coastal CPR & First Aid has a newly expanded online store of First Aid and CPR supplies featuring the easy access pouch system First Aid Kits from Genuine First Aid.

 

 

Print Art Kids

We all treasure our children’s artwork. PrintArtKids makes it easy to share these ‘masterpieces’ with family and friends!

 

 

 

 

In celebration of our 500th ‘like’ on Facebook, we are running some advertising specials for the next three days only!

Our web button advertising puts your 125×125 button on ALL pages of Market Mommy for only $50/month. This is great exposure for your business! I have 3 spots available. The first to respond gets a spot for $25! The second person, $35 and the third, $45. Contact me ASAP for an invoice, these spots will go fast!

We are also prepping for our August Newsletter. We have two {100×100 pixel} button spots available here. We are discounting these spots from $25 down to $15!!

And, last but not least, it’s almost time for our August Favs e-mail. This dedicated e-mail goes out to our entire mailing list and features up to four of our favorite mom owned businesses. One image and up to 100 words of text is included. Typically, the cost is $20, but you can save $10 for August only!!

Hurry! All these spots are limited and will go fast! Contact me asap for an invoice!