Crowd Funding, Black History and Give Aways!

                                                                                                                                       Etta James (RIP)

For Black History Month: An amazing letter from a slave to his former master who asked him to come back and work for him. He calculated how much the slave owner should have paid him and well, its just awesome. Take a moment and read it!
Letter to My Old Master

For National Virtual Networking: Make real connections with people all over the country with TCE. I am a virtual member, the savings card from Office Max saved me $170 the first time I used it. Membership is $40! I made $130! I am not a joiner, so for me to recommend a group means something powerful! Its’ for Job Seekers and Business Owners!
The Career Engineer  

The Give-Aways:
They are for people on the email list. A lot of the great things you see on the show, I’ll be giving away. Just follow instructions! Sometimes I have more then one thing, sometimes just the rare one item!
Thanks for being good sports and God Bless, this month Iman (my assistant) says let’s clean the closet!! If this was forwarded to you, get on the mailing list at The Wright Place TV Show
New Meet Up Group: You can join the Crowd Funding Meet up group for free. There only a fee when you attend a workshop. Members get a list of the business crowd funding sites and start learning how to get money for their business without loans, VC or selling shares of the business. There are so many sites, this will help you get started with one that will take your project. Members get lots of free info from the meet up site. You have to join meet up (free) then become a member of our group (free).
Crowd Funding
Sponsor the Crowd Funding Meeting on the 15th!
Why be a sponsor? To get more visibility and sell more. Every sponsor get 15 minutes to speak to the group and a table to sell their goods. We can even be creative and add your logo and art work to the handouts or presentation we use. Added bonus!! You’ll be learning more about Crowd Funding! $25 to be a sponsor and be added to the meet up site. Don’t wait, Celebrate your brand with a simple sponsorship!
Crowd Funding

Branding Your Company Logo on Giveaways

By Joseph Alexander

n this day and age of economic decline, everybody (and we do mean everybody) loves a freebie, which makes branding your company logo on giveaways a very effective means to establish your company’s image by providing your potential customers and existing clientele with a useful item that is well-regarded and appreciated. Many companies are finding that this type of marketing has become more affordable than ever and are taking full advantage of the opportunity that promotional giveaways affords them for brand recognition and establishment of credibility for their businesses.

Multiple Opportunities with Company Giveaways

There are various promotional items that you can personalize and customize to give to your customers. Some of the options include hats, tee shirts, jackets, toys, magnets, tote bags, pens, calendars, key chains, and more. Depending upon your budget, you can incorporate one or more promotional items into your giveaway to maximize the number of times that your company’s information is seen. The general rule of thumb is that the more durable, attractive, and purposeful a promotional item is, the longer that promotional item will be in use by its recipient – giving you the most exposure and opportunity for brand recognition that your business needs to be as successful as possible.

Designing Your Logo Giveaways
When designing the free promotional item that you will give to prospective clients and customers, always keep functionality and aesthetic appeal in mind. For instance, no one wants to receive a free pen only to find that a week later it has run dry and has to be tossed out, or a tee shirt that shrinks up two sizes too small after the first wash. In the same regard, everyone loves to receive a no-cost item that will last through multiple uses (and so do you, as a business, because this widens the window of opportunity for your free item to be seen, and thus, your company to receive exposure). Always purchase the items that you plan to give away to your target audience from a reputable distributor to receive the best quality.

Distributing Your Company Giveaways

Not only will your existing customers appreciate a freebie from you, promotional items given to potential customers are well-received and give the customer an idea that your business has credibility. This is a stepping stone to invoking trust in your company that is essential to grow your business to its maximum potential. Certain free logo giveaways that can be used all year long (such as calendars and mouse pads) give a lot of intimate exposure for your marketing efforts, while giveaways like tee shirts and hats provide public exposure for your company every time that the item is worn in public. Most companies distribute their logo giveaway items at the point of sale or point of contact with current customers or at trade shows and conferences.

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Product placement is what it is called when you give you products away on tv to an audience or with a special offer.
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