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R.E.D. Continues to Hunt in October

Last year I wrote a blog called "Lost in Paradise or How R.E.D. Hunts in October". In that blog I expressed my love affair with bargains and consignment stores. Well, I can't let another October go by without renewing my vows to consignment stores.

I love a good deal, just like Howie Mandel. Many of us do and those that didn't before this economic meltdown are now asking for directions to their local Goodwill Store. So if the financial state of our economy has got you flummoxed, frustrated and full of fear, it's important to know where the bargains exist.

Consignment stores are still my biggest adrenaline rush. I mentioned one of them last year but since I'm still in love with consignment stores I want to mention that same store again.

State Street Home Furnishings Consignment in the village area of Carlsbad is owned by Nina Sgueglia, who is a wonderful business owner with a great personality and sense of humor. She is the former owner of Coastal Interiors in Encinitas. Her store is located at 2659 State Street, just north of the center of Olde Carlsbad. Call first at 760.720.4500 to confirm the hours of operation.  Check out her website at www.statestreetfurnitureandconsignment.com.

Earlier this month I purchased several pieces from Nina for a specific real estate staging project I was working on. As with most real estate staging projects, time was of the essence. The day I purchased the items I was in a smaller car, so I had to go back on a different day with my usual business SUV and make several trips.

When I got home I noticed the glass covering one of the pieces of art work was cracked, making the piece unusable. In a panic I reached Nina and she offered a remedy right away. This was so reassuring as the art in question was part of a pair and one without the other, like Jack without Jill, was not going to work.

This is what I call good old fashioned customer service, sadly missing from the 21st high tech, robot-answering world we find ourselves in today.

Thank you, Nina, for having a human being on the other end of your phone and for your prompt attention and solution to my dilemma.

I'll be back. Friends, I hope you can stop in and see what State Street Furnishings Consignment has to offer. You might just enjoy the Hunt!

Until next time…
Making Your Space a Special Place

posted on: 10/31/2008 12:30:00 PM by Sue Crum
category: Special Populations

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by Andrie on 9/21/2012 1:05:49 PM:

Wow, I have strong oniinops on this. But first, an anecdote. As a woman circulating among women of a younger generation, my mom used to be stymied when people would ask What do you do? She came from an era where women were not defined by their jobs, as few outside of Rosie the Riveter has jobs, let alone careers. Eventually, she started giving people a big grin and saying she was a part-time brain surgeon. Frankly, my answer is no, you can't really run your business part-time any more than you can parent your children part-time. When I hear part-time, I think dilettante , as if you are tucking your professional life into the small empty spaces in your world. Part-time doesn't mean the number of hours (because very few professional organizers work 40 billable hours per week), but the quality of the effort put into the hours that are worked. Janet, you're right. Parents of kids may only be able to schedule clients 10a-2p three days per week, for example, but that's not very different from a hugely busy professional who only has a few slots open m/w/f from 10a-2p. It's not the number of billable hours worked that constitutes running your business, but whether you do all that you can and must in order to sustain and grow your company to achieve the revenue levels you need/want.I admit that when one is just starting out, it may be necessary to only work a handful of hours, or only do marketing and admin on a limited basis. Sure, there will be some benefit to that, but it's like only exercising on the weekends. You may firm up a bit, but you will strengthen the necessary muscles on only two days a week. Neither can you firm up your marketing, admin and client muscles to the professional level if you're really and truly part time. Eventually, you have to put more effort forth, or stagnation will occur.Note, that doesn't mean you can't be targeted and efficient. It doesn't mean you can't delegate your bookkeeping, have a VA handle the technical side of getting out your newsletter or formatting your ebooks or booking your speaking gigs. Part-time doesn't mean that you can't accomplish a great deal; however, most part-timers complain about all the things they CAN'T do because they don't have the money, and they don't have the money because they aren't doing the essential marketing to bring in the client work to earn the revenue.Business requires investment: money and time. You can limit the money or the time, but if you curtail both, growth is almost impossible.

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Sue Crum knows and understands the life of a Baby Boomer all too well. Having served as the filling of an Oreo cookie for many years, she has reinvented herself in San Diego as the owner of The R.E.D. Team, Reinventing Everyday Designs, doing professional organizing, real estate staging, and interior redesign.

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