Sunday, June 7, 2009

Lets get some questions and win at the same time.

Hope everyone has had a good weekend.

As you all know I have arranged an interview with the lovely Fabienne at Possets . Fabienne has built her own business using her talent at developing fantastic scents. I am amazed by her marketing skills and ability to create her own brand while doing what she loves.

I think this is an opportunity for all of us to learn how we might become self sufficient using skills we already have. With today's job market the way it is and with most of us having kids at home wouldn't it be a dream to do something you love while being able to support your family and set your own hours.

I also suggest you take some time reading Fabiennes blog as there are some great posts with really interesting information.

So here is the deal I am giving away a $25 Old Navy gift card to help you get ready for back to school shopping as it will be here before we know it.


Required to enter

Hop on over to Possets take a look around then post a question you would like to know about how she makes her business a success. I will then base our interview on what you would like to learn about building your own business.

Optional entry

Follow my blog so you can stay up on the great interviews and tips to come. And let me tell you I have some fantastic interviews in the works. Then add a post here letting me know you are a follower.

The giveaway will run through June, 14, 2009 11:59 pm. Also remember to add your email address to your post so I can notify you if you win. The winner will be selected using a random number generator.



113 comments:

  1. I am so happy to see a Single Mom blog geared towards a successful life. I would love to read some more info about you, your daily struggles and how you overcome them. For instance, do you earn extra by surveys, coupons. Tips and tricks would be welcome.
    Good Luck!

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  2. wow,what a great Blog ! Iv would love to know if you have help from somebody else or are you doing it all by yourself.

    good luck with everything !

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  3. I would love to read more about daily struggles. I know as a mother myself there's plenty of them and I would love to see how they differ from Mother to Mother! Thanks for the giveaway!

    hmahan_0529 @ yahoo dot com

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  4. How can you create a customer base? Looks great!

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  5. I would ask how she handles the balance of work and family demands, it's a topic I am keenly interested in. cdziuba@aol.com

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  6. cdziuba@aol.com

    I follow your blog. Looking forward to it.

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  7. How do you balance working and spending time with children without feeling guilty?

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  8. How do you stop yourself from becoming a workaholic?
    Thanks for the giveaway :)
    hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

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  9. I follow your blog!
    Thanks for the giveaway :)
    hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

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  10. What do you do to advertise all that you have to offer? How do you get the word out best? -ruppbc@yahoo.com

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  11. Following your blog! - ruppbc@yahoo.com

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  12. How do you juggle time with the kids and time with the job?

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  13. how much sleep do you get each night? thanks! (freaaaa@gmail.com)

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  14. Does your perfume company test on animals? What is your policy on animal cruelty?
    meredycat*lycos*com

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  15. follower.
    meredycat*lycos*com

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  16. How do you choose your themes and what inspires you to come up with new ideas/scents?

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  17. I would like to know some tips for blog promotion, generating traffic to sell your products.

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  18. Did you take any business related courses to help you set up your business plan?

    clynsgatyahoo.com

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  19. Blog follower

    clynsgatyahoo.com

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  20. What would you say you need financially for a start up

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  21. I'd like to know how you juggle work, family and everything else.

    adr1001025[at]msn.com

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  22. What steps did you take to start your business?

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  23. Do you test on animals? Thanks for the chance.
    mogrill@comcast.net

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  24. Where did you find the graphics? They're gorgeous. Was the business hard to start up and where do you get the marketing advice?

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  25. I would like to know how you knew it as time to "go back to work"? I feel like careers are so important for our sanity. I feel like I'm getting things done.

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  26. How many hours a day are you dedicating to your business?

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  27. Who designed her website and how did she pick the graphics?

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  28. How many hours a day do you spend on your blog?
    pkildow at gmail dot com

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  29. Do you support cruelty-free products and ethical manufacturing?

    Thanks for entering me! Great Contest!

    Janna Johnson
    janna@FeedYourPigBlog.com
    jannajanna@hotmail.com
    www.FeedYourPigBlog.com

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  30. i'd like to know how you handle advertising?

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  31. HOW DOES YOU HANDLE EVERYTHING,,WORK AND HOME ..DOES SHE HAVE HELP AND HOW MUCH

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  32. What do you do when you feel overwhelmed or overstressed? Did it take much financially to start up? Thanks!


    luckymegs1981 AT yahoo DOT com

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  33. How do you come up with ideas for your products?

    elkaye[at]gmail[dot]com

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  34. I follow your blog.


    elkaye[at]gmail[dot]com

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  35. I want to know how you got your start-up money? Did you take out a small business loan, save, or did someone give it to you?

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  36. When did the lightbulb go off for you when you realized you should start your own business? Were you making your products from your home as gifts for friends / family when after receiving ooohs and ahhhs you realized your were on to something good?

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  37. How do you keep yourself fresh for testing fragrances?
    Jennifer, jennem22 at yahoo dot com

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  38. How do you decide on combinations of fragrances? How do you start up a customer base? trinitygsd at yahoo dot com

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  39. How does she get word of mouth out to let people know about the business? It just seems hard not to feel pushy or beg for interest.

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  40. How did you decide to make the jump and start your own perfume business? Wasn't that scary for you?

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  41. How do you manage to get it all done? Work and family...finding the balance.

    colleenyamamoto(at)yahoo.com

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  42. How you do balance your home life since you run your own business? Do you find that you have difficulties keeping work out of your home or have you make some rules which help you with that balance?

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  43. Struggling to get a customer base, one that is consistent and comes back all the time.

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  44. How do you keep it from taking over your life?

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  45. I'd like to know how much money you put toward your business at first!

    thefatesarevicious at yahoo dot com

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  46. How do you start up a business?
    erma.hurtt@sbcglobal.net

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  47. Do you have a home managing system, or use an outside source?

    Thanks

    charisscharity [at] yahoo [dot] com

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  48. How do find a balance between your Business and family/home?
    electricisland(at)gmail.com

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  49. Where do you get your inspiration from? Do you feel like you were born a naturally creative person or do you derive your creativity from something?

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  50. I have never seen anything like POssets before.

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  51. I would like to know where she gets the inspiration to create her signature scents!

    Katie
    showbizkp[at]gmail[dot]com

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  52. I follow on Blogger :)

    Katie
    showbizkp[at]gmail[dot]com

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  53. Thanks for the inspirational thought (One Day at a Time)!

    kngmckellar@hotmail.com

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  54. I wanted to know how much time you have to give up and how do you still make personal time? Also please share some realistic financial start -up costs?
    Diane
    dianesmb@aol.com

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  55. I would like to know more about where she gets her ingredients. She is using quality oils and they are expensive yet her prices are very reasonable.

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  56. Did you have to put out a lot of money in the beginning to start your business?

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  57. How did you start your perfume business? How did you learn to make perfumes? What was the first perfume that you made?

    ktanjatk(at)gmail(dot)com

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  58. following your blog

    ktanjatk(at)gmail(dot)com

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  59. Do you need more than 1 person to start up and keep it going?


    mercsmercado at yahoo dot com

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  60. I follow

    mercsmercado at yahoo dot com

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  61. My question is what inspired you to take the leap and to follow your dreams? What kind of risk did you have to take and did you have a lot of emotional support.
    Ok that was like three questions lol
    ilovebabynoah707@yahoo.com

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  62. I love it!!!

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  63. I'd like to know how you came up with the name? Does it mean anything special?

    Thanks.
    pamelashockley(AT)netscape(DOT)net

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  64. I'd like to know how long she's been doing this and how she got started

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  65. How many hours a week did you spend when you started your business and for how long?

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  66. I follow your blog via Google reader

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  67. How do you get your name out to everyone? By just Internet or do you have another way as well?

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  68. Do you have a large support system? Is your family supportive of your career choices and do they help you out with your kids?

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  69. I would love to know what your daily agenda is like.

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  70. How do you find the time to put so much effort into every single recipe?

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  71. Since times are bad how do you get or keep sales since everyone is hurting. Also great blog!

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  72. How do you make time for the kids and your business? bill110@optonline.net

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  73. How do you "turn off" the business day?

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  74. Just a simple question how do you do it all??I have 2 boys&currently trying to get my own business started!Any tips??

    ahdrad2932(at)msn(dot)com

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  75. How do you get past the niggling doubts that we all get?

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  76. I follow your blog- also I forgot in q entry discriminating_diva at yahoo dot com

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  77. How do you decide what to price your products as?

    strycker@slu.edu

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  78. I just started my own business as well and am curious at how she managed to get it up and going and get her name out there? Any advice she can give me?

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  79. What was your first attempt at marketing your products and how did you decide that was the best strategy?

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  80. i would like to know how she makes time to devote to her own business while juggling her own personal health, family and friends

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  81. My questions to her are: What made you want to go into the business and how did you get started?

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  82. does it make you nervous owning a business especially with the state of our economy?

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  83. following your blog as klp1965
    kathy pease

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  84. I applaud Fabienne for following her dreams and passions and starting her own business. I dream of owning my own business one day. I struggle with being creative vs. being business minded. I am creative, but have no business sense and wouldn't even know where to begin in creating a business plan. My question is, do you struggle with that same issue? Do you follow a specific business plan and how did you go about tackling it? I love the people, aspect of business, but record keeping, tracking inventory, money, all that important stuff is like a foreign language to me. I would love to hear your insight!
    joannaonthelake@gmail.com

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  85. I am now following your blog, my username is joannaonthelake
    joannaonthelake@gmail.com

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  86. How do you ensure the companies that you get your supplies from are giving you what you ask for and that they are truly free from harmful chemicals?

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  87. I am curious to know how much money you put toward your business.

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  88. I'd like to know how she markets her business? I can see how giveaways like this are effective in getting people to her website but how did she get started when websites like yours weren't redirecting people there? Thanks!
    meredith.hellen@gmail.com

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  89. What do you do to stay motivated?

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  90. how much time do you spend online, maintaining your site, researching others, blogging, tweeting, etc?

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  91. How are you maintaining everything? I must say good job and thanks for the contest! :)

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  92. How do you balance work and personal life?

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  93. What is the most effective way to advertise?

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  94. How do you keep up the creative juices to keep the site fascinating to the visitor?

    kneecree at gmail dot com

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  95. how do juggle work ,family and overall life?

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  96. I would like to know how she decided what type of business to start.
    donna444444@yahoo.com

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  97. I am a follower.
    donna444444@yahoo.com

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  99. I would like to know if she belongs to any networking groups in her community.

    lilyk@mail2world.com

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