Biz Tips from NexStep Strategy

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Aug 172011

What’s Keeping YOU from Taking Your Business to the Next Level?

NexStep Strategy is a business consulting firm and your business growth virtual partner. Our business support packages include: Business Analysis Assessment, Phone & Email Coaching Support, Strategic Planning Sessions, and Human Resource/Staffing Programs.  Rates start at $50 per hour.

Are you priced for profit? Do you have what you need to succeed? Take the success test at

Shelley Solomon Cull, Consultant

Company: NexStep Strategy LLC

Phone: 440.537.5641

Jennasis and Associates – What We Can Do For You!

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Aug 122011

Jennasis and Associates is a virtual business which is set up to fit your small business needs.  Our team provides time, energy and resource to make your business run as efficiently and effectively as possible.

Our team members can meet many of your business needs including:

  • Creative Writing – Articles for websites, Ghost Writing Articles, Research needed for articles/blogs, Web Content, Blogs, Newsletters, Participation Manuals, Ads
  • Social Media Needs – Monthly newsletters, Sales/Ads/Coupons, Promotional materials, Monthly package options, Consulting on LI, FB, Twitter, CC, HootSuite
  • IT Support
  • Web Design Creation, Re-creation, Monthly maintenance
  • Graphics Promotional materials, Rack Cards, Logo Design, Business Cards, Fliers, Invitations
  • Database Support Organize & manage information so it is always up to date and readily accessible when contacting customers or sending out sales and marketing information
  • Basic Admin Work Excel, Word, Power Point Presentations, Outlook – manage emails, calendar, schedule appointments
  • Organizational Overhauls – Electronic Filing Systems Established , On-sight office overhauls with our office designer

  • Event Planning – From inception, invitations, booking venues, etc

  • Financial needs – QuickBooks, Peachtree, Payroll, Invoicing, Billing

Benefits to hiring jennasis and associates include: No need to provide office space or equipment, Work completed in a timely fashion, No employee taxes, No long term commitments, Hire as needed

Jennifer Chernisky, President, Founder, Virtual Business Associate, Jennasis and Associates, LLC

Phone: 440.429.2257



Wealth Talks with Paula

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Aug 062011

Join me for a discussion focused on “Retirement:  Where do you go from here?” You will learn about how the future of retirement has changed and the impact it has on your role in preparing for it.  You will leave with strategies used to protect those precious assets.

Tuesday, August 23

5:30 – 7:30 pm

Portage Country Club

Complimentary cocktails and hors d’oeuvres will be served

Click on Events to learn details.

Savvy Women Invest on Purpose

You’ve spent a lifetime using your strengths as a woman to make smart decisions about life.  Isn’t it time to apply those same strengths to managing your money?  As women we tend to be great at multi-tasking, developing relationships, communicating and working together.  If you’re like most women, these same attributes have served you well all your life.  So why aren’t you applying those same strengths to how you manage your money?

Tuesday September 13 or Thursday September 15 or Tuesday September 20

6:30 – 8:30 pm

Portage Country Club

Complimentary dinner will be served

Thursday September22

11:30 am – 1:30 pm

D’Agnese’s on Whitepond

Complimentary lunch will be served

Click on Savvy Women Invest on Purpose to learn details.

Seating is limited for all events.  Reply to Amy Vaccaro at 330.664.5500 or

The above events are intended for investors with investable assets of $200,000 or greater and who are interested in exploring advanced financial strategies for managing wealth.

Paula R. Chesser is a Financial Advisor at Baird that specializes in Lifecycle Transitions.  Her passion is creating stability and guiding women experiencing a change such as retirement, loss of a loved one, job change, divorce or inheritance.  She recognizes these events often lead to unique financial challenges.  Her guidance turns those challenges into opportunities.  Paula’s collaborative style allows her to quickly become your trusted financial advisor.  She resides in the greater Akron community.

Paula Chesser, CSA

Company: Robert W. Baird & Co., Inc.

Phone: 330.664.5500



Spinning and ZUMBA

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Aug 052011

Spinning and ZUMBA now available with your membership at Anytime Fitness Wadsworth!!

Find us on Twitter and Facebook/Anytime Fitness Wadsworth

WWC Members enjoy free tanning w memberships.

Jennifer Frisby
Company: Anytime Fitness
Phone: 330.336.0724 or 330.962.4843

Kitchen Remodeling Ideas

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Aug 052011

By  Tom Kraeutler

If home is where the heart is, kitchens are clearly one of the vital organs that convert a house to a home. Not surprisingly, kitchens are also among the most popular home-remodeling projects tackled each year.  With a few new kitchen remodeling ideas you could also add value to your home. Technology has stepped in to make products more effective and attractive.  Even more, technology helps you sort through all the kitchen remodeling choices and help you decide what you want.

Cabinet Choices. Kitchen cabinets are the first product choice you will need to make in your kitchen, and the style you select will set the tone for the entire kitchen design.  Different colors and styles impact different spaces.

Cabinet refinishing or repainting can be less expensive options for kitchen remodeling, but they are not as easy as painting a room, so be sure to understand the application process. A simpler updating solution is replacing the cabinet door and drawer pulls with some of the new funky artsy designs. The hottest cabinet and drawer handles include copper-finished tree forms or Verde geckos adorning both traditional and modern cabinet styles.

Replace the Kitchen Countertop. Kitchen countertops create bold decorating statements and become the feature point of the room. From basic to luxurious, changing just the top is a fairly simple kitchen remodeling idea that can be completed in a short time frame with little impact on family life.

Kitchen Appliance Overhaul. When a kitchen looks outdated, it’s often because of older appliances and not just the infamous avocado green. Just like cars, appliances reflect the style of the day and changing or repainting them can make a kitchen appear 20 years younger, especially if you repaint the walls to match the new colors.

Kitchen Faucet Fixups. New faucets can also make a nice feature in an otherwise dreary looking space. Faucets replacements are also fairly simple plumbing projects.

Cool Kitchen Floors. New flooring alone can really change the look of a kitchen and can be installed with little impact on family life. You can choose from a bold design choice or a traditional style floor to help complete your kitchen remodeling idea.

Visit Cabinet-S-Top at 1977 Medina Road, Medina (330-239-3630) to see what is available.  We use design tools to help you mix and match styles, finishes and prices until you find one that meets your tastes and budget.  If you are looking to update your cabinet hardware Cabinet-S-Top is offering a Back to School special on Cabinet Decorative Hardware.  Buy 3 Get 1 FREE of equal or lesser value.  Expires 8/31/11.

Betty Nairn

Company: Cabinet-S-top, Certified Kitchen Designer, GM
Phone: 330.239.3630

WORD 2007 and Picture Effects Feature

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Aug 052011

Look at all the neat things you can do once you insert a picture in WORD 2007 and utilize the FORMAT tab to view what is available there.

Experiment with Picture Styles, Shapes, Borders, Colors and Effects.

You can also create 3-D effects!

Insert the picture and then make sure you left click on the picture to see the Format tab.

Visit my website to learn more Office TIPS.

Pieri Levandofsky

330 461-1945



“Rainmaker Insights”:Tips on Developing a Solid Marketing Strategy Unique to Your Brand

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Aug 012011

By Emily M. Kelly, CEO of Rainmaker Consulting, Fairlawn, Ohio.

330-603-0086 * *

A wise Person once said, “Without a vision, the people perish.” And the same is true in business.

The first step in establishing your marketing strategy, is to start at the beginning and look ahead to where you want to be because if you don’t know where you are going … how will you ever get there?

What is yourvision?

Here are some helpful questions for defining your vision statement.

  • What does your company hope to make of itself in the long term?
  • What are your highest aspirations for your business?
  • Why do you do what you do?
  • What is the greatest good that you hope to achieve?

A vision statement is a short phrase, but it defines the long range objectives that establish the purpose for which the organization exists.

For example, the vision of Rainmaker is this: “Motivated by a desire to create a positive impact on the local community, Rainmaker Consulting aims to increase the visibility and revenue of local companies through enhanced sales and creative marketing strategies.”

Each and every part of your strategic marketing plan should stem from your vision statement. If the marketing plan is a train, the vision statement is the engine. It keeps the rest of the strategy on track and headed in the right direction.

As Henry David Thoreau said, “If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.”

We will talk more about putting the foundations under them in the next edition. But for now, I encourage you to start casting your vision, as it is the number one most important component of any good, solid brand strategy.

As always, I am wishing you all the very best.You can read more about Rainmaker’s Insights on my blog: You can contact the Rainmaker, Emily, at 330-603-0086 or by email:

Emily Kelly, Fairlawn Chapter
CEO, Rainmaker Consulting

6th Annual Customer Appreciation and Holiday Gift Idea Expo

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Aug 012011

Wednesday October 5th, 2011

Time: 11-1pm

RED the Promotions fish, Mascot of Lighthouse Promotions has great things in store for attendees including the latest product showcases from our top suppliers, holiday marketing ideas, food, fun, and freebies!  He would love it if you would join him!

This FREE luncheon will be held at the Indoor Pavilion in Falls River Square, downtown Cuyahoga Falls on Wednesday October 5th from 11-1pm.

Please RSVP With us at 330-475-0350 or

RED and all of us at Lighthouse Promotions hope to see you there!

Stephanie Ruggles
Your Personal Shopper!
RedFish Branding Blog
The Promotions Gal, Lighthouse Promotions
Home of RED the Promotions Fish
cell- 330-283-6672, fax- 330-475-0351

Premier Designs Special with Cristina Hornik

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Aug 012011

Premier Designs special-an extra $50 in free jewelry just by hostessing a show in September! Help you and your friends get some holiday shopping done early! Have a fun ladies night out and unwind while shopping in the comfort of your own home! Can’t make a show? Place an order-all WWC members receive 20% off their order! Good only with Cristina Hornik, Premier Designs Independent Distributor.

Cristina Hornik

Premier Designs Jewelry – Medina Team
Work Phone: work440.582.8038
Work Phone: work330.807.2747

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