Power Networking Business News: September 2005

Thursday, September 29, 2005

Picture of Nerfertiti Hands, Nefertiti of Nefertiti Designs designs each of her arts and crafts for all special occaissions with her gifted hands Posted by Picasa

Picture of Nefertiti of Designs by Nefertiti Posted by Picasa

AMAG Publisher Interviews Nefertiti of Designs by Nefertiti

AMAG Publisher James Lisbon of Awarenessmagazine.net interviews Nefertiti of Designs by Nefertiti

1) Nefertiti,Tell us about your business and what it entails? My business consist of arts and crafts which includes a variety of different creations based on special occassions or events in people's lives.

2) Nefertiti, Why and when did you start the business? I became interested in working in this field 10 years ago at my baby shower, when I had my daughter. Someone made me a cake made of pampers as a gift. I studied the pamper cake until I was able to master it. I went from making pamper cakes to creating other designs for different events; such as baby showers - Ex. pamper cakes, photo albums, baby ceramic, baby lollipops, bridal showers. I also started creating centerpieces, candy molding, pinons, ceramics, and wedding floral arrangements.

3) Nefertiti, How competitive is your business? It's very competitive based on products produced by others. A competitor may not have the same products that I produce, its important to create products that are not available to other competitors which give my business a special competive edge.

4) Nefertiti, there must be a personal joy or an emotional connection when one purchases one of your baskets. What is the most memorable event or purchase that your business has encountered. Every event has been memorable. It has been a new creation for me and it has allowed me to tap into my creativity on a greater level. If my clients are happy with my products than it enables me to advertise through positive word of mouth and customer satisfaction. Customizing my products to each client's needs generate future revenues and goodwill for my business.

5) Nefertiti, are your baskets made in bulk or on demand? It depends on the event for example - Valentine Day and Easter comes in bulk, then I have special request all year long.

6) Nefertiti, What are the price range of your baskets and what do you put inside your baskets? The prices range fro $25.00 and up. Several of my baskets consist of champagne, candles, body lotions, and picture frames, etc. Since I can customize any order, a lot of what I put into a particular basket depends on the background information that I get from the person who is purchasing the gift basket. Our aim is to please each customer. We put a tremendous amount of love and thought into each basket that we create for the customer. We want to exceed customer expections and make each purchase a memorable occaission.

7) Nefertiti, How important is economic freedom and expression in the African American community? It's very important being a single black mom, I'm able to express my God Given talents.

To contact Nefertiti, or to purchase gifts basket or other products by Nefertiti you may call us today at 917.945.7584 to place your special order. Nefertiti specializes in gifts for all occaissions (Weddings, Anniversaries, Birthdays, Sweet Sixteeen, Baby Showers, Valentine Day, Easter, Any Holiday including Christmas and New Years Day).

Wednesday, September 07, 2005

Anne Howard RushPRnews.com founder

Anne Howard, RushPRnews.com founder, has worked for the past fifteen years in New York, San Francisco and Montréal in the public relations industry. She has harnessed her vast promotional and Internet marketing experience to offer the best press release distribution services with the most up-to-date media list, which she has built over the course of her long career. As the Director of RushPRnews, she will make sure that customers receive personalized care and are offered the best option for their promotional needs. Log on to www.rushprnews.com today to review latest press release and inquire about PR Services.

The Self-Publishing Symposium: Strategies for Success announces panel of speakers for symposium

The Self-Publishing Symposium: Strategies for Success announces panel of speakers for symposium

Hempstead, Long Island - The Self-Publishing Symposium: Strategies for Success announces panel of speakers for symposium

Hempstead, Long Island - The Self-Publishing Symposium: Strategies for Success announces panel of speakers for symposium. A variety of great speakers have been selected to speak to self-published authors at the upcoming Self-Published Symposium. Participants will be able to Learn from the experts at The Self-Publishing Symposium: Strategies for Success!, Saturday, October 22, 2005 at Hofstra University.

Participants will learn Valuable skills and trends driving the industry.

Participants will network With peers from all over.

Participants will be taught how to grow their business by applying proven strategies learned at the symposium.

Keynote Speaker: Takesha D. Powell, Author of The African-American Guide to Successful Self-Publishing. Self-Published author of Tender Headed: Poems for Nappy Thoughts I Left Uncombed and The Goode Sisters. Former Managing Editor at Black Elegance and Belle magazines and former Editor-In-Chief of Jive/Intimacy magazines. Previous Senior Writer for Urban Soul and City and Suburban Styles magazines.

Hear Ms. Powell deliver compelling insight into what it takes to be successful in navigating this explosive marketplace.

Access to Capital & Smart Money Management

Conducted by Barbara Whiting, Business Development Specialist, U.S. Small Business Administration & James Nemley, Director of Small Business Services at Community Development Corporation.

Who better to educate business owners about money, than the experts from the Small Business Administration? You won’t want to miss this informative session.

Public Relations on a Shoe String Budget

Conducted by Phil Andrews of P.A. Public Relations Co. who is listed in Who’s Who in Black America and International Who’s Who. He is also featured in a book published by, Mr. Robert H. Adams entitled, 15 years of Minority Business Development. Currently, he is the Public Relations Director for Cbbooksdistribution.com, Awarenessmagazine.net, SGIB Magazine.com, Hempstead Horn Newspaper, African Atlantic Genealogical Association, and 100 Black Men of Long Island.

Find out what it takes to benefit from top notch Public Relations on a small budget.

Promotions & Marketing Strategies for Success!

Conducted by Julia Shaw who has been a part of the literary arena for over ten years, involved in various roles relating to the sales, marketing, and publicity of African American books and authors. Formally a sales representative for a black owned educational and school supply store, Shaw was instrumental in the sales of African American children’s books in the New York City Board of Education, as well as public libraries and school systems across the country. Shaw was also the former Director of Sales & Marketing for Lushena Books’ New York office.

Currently a literary consultant, prepare to benefit from Shaw’s marketing and promotion expertise.

The Etiquette of Editing

Conducted by Chandra Sparks Taylor, the owner of Taylor Editorial Service, which specializes in line editing, copyediting, and proofreading manuscripts by both aspiring and established authors. Clients include bestselling authors E. Lynn Harris, Michael Baisden, Travis Hunter, Gloria Mallette, Nancey Flowers and K. Elliott. In addition to working for Kensington Publishing, Chandra has also work with Random House, BET Books, and Hyperion. She served as an editor for Brides Noir; a copy editor for Good Housekeeping magazine, Newsday and The Morning Call; and as a reviewer for Romantic Times magazine and QBR.

Professional editing strategies from a professional and well noted editor, who knows the market.

Space is limited, visit www.aspicomm.com/events.html and register today!

Or click here to download and complete your registration form. www.aspicomm.com/register.doc