Monday, March 28, 2011

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Using Mobile Apps

Time for our Questions of the Week!

Business Question of the Week: According to Mobile Marketing Watch, Google reports that 1/3 all Google searches using mobile devices are somehow related to the searcher's local area - so when people are out and about in their local area, they are searching for local maps, restaurants, shops and more. Small businesses are aware of this trend, as a recent AT&T Small Business Technology Poll found that nearly 70% of small businesses use mobile apps to save time, increase their productivity and reduce their costs. Do you use mobile apps with your business?

General Question of the Week: Do you use mobile apps to help you find or save with small businesses in your area?

Image credit: (Mobile Marketing Watch)

Monday, March 21, 2011

Weekly Wrap Up: March 13-19th

Here is what you may have missed at Entwined Community last week.

Question of the Week:
  1. Business Question of the Week: Just got home from jury summons - I was excused. Businesses in NV are required to allow you to attend a summons and serve if you are selected as a juror. Businesses do not have to pay you for missed work, however jurors are compensated $40 per day by the court. As a small business owner, have you served on a jury before? How would jury service affect your business?
  2. General Question of the Week: Have you served on a jury before? Did your employer pay you?

In the News:
  1. From The Hindu: Learn more about Twin Twigs, founded by twin brothers with cerebral palsy. This inspirational family has worked to help their sons gain independence, when others have told them they could not do it. Did you start your twin/multiples owned business when others said you couldn't?
  2. From WLTX Columbia, SC: Congrats to Candles by Kids - a South Carolina based business run by 9 year old Alyssa and her 6 year old twin brothers Darius and Dominic. Do you have budding young twin/multiples entrepreneurs in your house?
  3. From The Observer & Eccentric: Twin entrepreneurs Debbie and Donna Lim shared some advice in a recent news article about having fun while running a small business. What tips or suggestions do you have for other twin/multiples business owners?
From the blog:
  1. Happy St. Patrick's Day! Visit the blog to read more about my Irish luck, and a famous Irish American twin dad who was very lucky in the business world.
Photo credit: (Trends in Twos)

Monday, March 14, 2011

A Civic Duty

Time for our Questions of the Week, you will see why I am posting it a little late below!

Business Question of the Week: I just got home from a jury summons this morning - I was excused. Businesses in the State of Nevada are required to allow you to attend a summons and serve if you are selected as a juror. Businesses do not have to pay you for missed work, however jurors are compensated $40 per day by the court. As a small business owner, have you served on a jury before? How would jury service affect your business?

General Question of the Week: Have you served on a jury before? Did your employer pay you?

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Weekly Wrap Up: March 6-12th

Here is what you may have missed at Entwined Community this week.

Question of the Week:
  1. Business Question of the Week: Last week ABC news asked how you support American businesses and products. We feel the same way about twin/multiples owned businesses - how has your business supported other twin/multiples owned biz? Read the blog for how EC has!
  2. General Question of the Week: How do you currently support twin/multiples owned businesses? What is the last purchase that you made from a twin/multiples owned business

In the News:
  1. From NorthJersey.com: Angelica & Bianca Fattal enjoying some pretty sweet success! Congrats to the twin sisters who launched Sweet Jane Lynn in Sept 2010.
  2. From Fresno Scene Magazine: Congrats to our friends Twin Pomegranates Wine on winning Fresno Scene Magazine's Favorite Local Winery Award!
  3. From The Tyra Banks Show:‎The Psychic Twins were on the Tyra Banks Show today - did you catch it?
  4. From The Shreveport Times: Best of luck to twin brother owned Twin Engine Labs, part of this year's Startup Bus competition to find the next great web or mobile based application
Photo credit: (Trends in Twos)

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

How Do You Support Twin/Multiples Owned Businesses?

Time for our Questions of the Week! This week's question comes from Entwined Community Co-Founder, Anthony.

Business Question of the Week: World News with Diane Sawyer ran a series last week on supporting American made products, stating that if every person spent $3.33 on American made products each year, we could create nearly 10,000 new jobs.

At Entwined Community, we feel the same way about supporting businesses that are owned by adult multiples or the parents of multiples. Supporting businesses owned by twin, triplet, quadruplet or more families helps create jobs and income for families just like yours. As a twin/multiples owned business, how do you support other businesses that are twin/multiples owned? For example, when we were looking for a graphic designer to design our logo for Entwined Community, we specifically wanted to use someone who was a twin or parent of multiples, and selected J4 Design, a twin mom out of San Francisco. The photographer for Alicia's photos on our About page were by twin mom photographer Sweet Shots Photography, while the photographer for our membership cards seen on our home page were by twin mom photographer Worth a Thousand Words Photography. If you have not worked with a twin/multiples owned business, share how you plan to in the future.

General Question of the Week: How do you currently support twin/multiples owned businesses? What is the last purchase that you made from a twin/multiples owned business?

Help spread the word about twin/multiples owned businesses! Find our badges on our Flickr page - if you are a twin/multiples owned business use this code for this badge, and if you are a family that supports twin/multiples owned businesses, use this code for this badge. To find the code, select the badge you like and click on "Share this", then "Grab the HTML/BBB code", then copy the code (you can choose between 75x75, 100x100 or 125x125), then paste the code into your website or blog.

Photo credit: (Star Telegram)

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Weekly Wrap Up: February 27th-March 5th

Here is what you may have missed at Entwined Community this week.

New Members:
  1. Added High Desert Mothers of Multiples to our list of parents of multiples clubs!
  2. Added (MOST) Mothers of Supertwins to our list of twin/multiples owned nonprofits!

Question of the Week:
  1. Business Question of the Week: BBC News reports that Microsoft spends $9 billion per year on research and development, especially in the areas of gaming such as XBox Kinect. Do you think Microsoft should be spending more on R&D as relates to software needs for businesses? What software programs would be helpful to you in your business?
  2. General Question of the Week: Do you think Microsoft is falling behind Apple and other software companies? Should they spend more time developing software for businesses or gaming? What software programs would you like to see?

In the News:
  1. From the Midtown Raleigh News: Teen twin brother/sister entrepreneurs balance school, work and a successful company. Founder Ryan got the idea when he wanted to give his mother a rain barrel, and was not impressed with what he saw in stores. Now the family biz sells barrels in 119 locations in 5 states.
  2. From Bloomberg Business: The SBA's new loan programs are aimed at reducing red tape for small business access to funding. Have you tried to access small biz funding and denied or frustrated by long waits and requirements?
  3. From Entrepreneur: Triplet mom and co-founder of Repax reusable shopping bags Margaret Moss shares three (naturally!) tips for budding entrepreneurs. What are your top tips for twin/multiples entrepreneurs?
  4. From WOWK Channel 13: Twin mom of TLC's Little People, Big World fame Amy Roloff spoke at Shepherd University this week about overcoming adversity. In addition to the family farm, Amy is the founder of the Amy Roloff Charity Foundation, a nonprofit that supports and advocates for kids.
Blog Posts:
  1. March 8th is Mardi Gras - Share your favorite traditions or recipes, and don't forget to support our twin/multiples owned businesses in the Bayou State - twin mom owned Gemini Greetings and triplet mom owned The Triple Dip Shop!

Photo credit: (Trends in Twos)

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Happy March from Entwined Community!

Happy March - Entwined Community hopes this month will bring luck to you and your family! Join us on the blog this month as we discuss spring beauty makeovers, gardening, stocking your medicine cabinet and women's health tips, along with some special stories on St. Patrick's Day and Mardi Gras. Stay tuned to our website as well, we will have some very exciting changes coming in the next few weeks! March is also the birth month of a few sets of celebrity twins - media firestorm Charlie Sheen and Brooke Muller's twin boys Max and Bob will turn 2 on March 14th, and soccer star Mia Hamm's twin girls Grace and Ava will turn 4 on March 28th.

March's Business of the Month is Twiniversity. Twiniversity founder Natalie lives in New York and she loves St. Patrick's Day! Her children are multicultural - a mix of almost 8 nationalities - that's how it is in the melting pot of New York City, so Natalie and her family celebrate PLENTY of different holidays. Natalie's husband is half-Irish, so they play the leprechaun factor up big. Before the kids wake up they color everything green. She puts drops of green food coloring in the milk, a pitcher of water, pancake batter, she even puts some drops in the toilet bowl! The kids go NUTS over this and have already started talking about it as soon as Valentines Day is over. She is not even sure if other families do this, but they just came up with this wacky tradition a few years ago. This year she is adding a "pot of gold" and has already bought some chocolate coins that she will leave in a bowl outside our door - it will make going to school that day a bit easier.

Natalie loves Entwined Community is so happy we are here to provide a great resource for the multiple community. She has been lucky enough to work with Entwined Community members - she proudly wears her Rebecca Novotny Designs necklace every chance she gets and even wore it on her first national interview on NBC. She has also been lucky enough to work with Entwined Community member Jane Goodrich of Jane Goodrich Photography. She and her twin sister came and took photos of one of Twiniversity's classes NYC. Natalie found Jane and her sister professional, sweet, and talented - stating that they even took some time to answer questions from parents who wanted some advice from the twins prospective - rare is the occasion that you have two twin sisters in a room, you can ask them about how they felt when they were dressed alike and more. It was a true treat all around.

Our Member of the Month for March is Shannon N. from Las Vegas. Shannon is the mother of twin boys who just turned 1 in January. With Mexican food being her favorite, she looks forward to using her Entwined Community discount at Lindo Michoacan. She also plans to do some shopping for herself and friends at the Kandi Aisle.

Photo credit (Sara Alfred)

Monday, February 28, 2011

Researching the Future

Time for our Questions of the Week! This week's question comes from Entwined Community Co-Founder, Anthony.

Business Question of the Week: BBC News reports that Microsoft spends $9 billion per year on research and development, especially in the areas of gaming such as XBox Kinect. Do you think Microsoft should be spending more on R&D as relates to software needs for businesses? What software programs would be helpful to you in your business?

General Question of the Week: Do you think Microsoft is falling behind Apple and other software companies? Should they spend more time developing software for businesses or gaming? What software programs would you like to see?

Photo credit: (Bloomberg Business Week)

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Weekly Wrap Up: February 20-26th

Here is what you have missed at Entwined Community this week.

New Members:
  1. Welcome twin parent Creative Memories Independent Consultant Amanda Vaage, with scrapbook albums, supplies and paper.
  2. Welcome twin parent owned Nory Candy & Pastry, offering locums made with the finest locally grown ingredients.

Question of the Week:
  1. Business Question of the Week: Entrepreneur Magazine recently shared an article about married couples who ran businesses together. Do you work with your spouse/partner? How do you find time to balance needs between your marriage and the business?
  2. General Question of the Week: Could you work with your partner/spouse? Why or why not?

In the News:
  1. From the Boston Globe: Twin brother owned Moms and Jobs provides jobs and childcare benefits for single mothers to try and help break the cycle of poverty.

Blog Posts:
  1. February 20th was National Margarita Day - celebrate at your favorite twin owned restaurants.
  2. February is also African American History Month - visit the blog to learn more about African American twin sister owned business Crumbs by Gabrielle.

Photo credit: (Trends in Twos)

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Celebrate National Margarita Day at a Twin/Multiples Owned Restaurant!

Today is National Margarita Day! There is some debate about who first created the famous cocktail, but many believe that credit should go to Margaret "Margarita" Sames, a Dallas socialite who created a light drink which could be enjoyed before lunch. Without question, the margarita is wildly popular - in 2008 it was the most ordered cocktail, followed by martinis, rum and coke, and vodka tonics. At its simplest, the drink includes tequila, triple sec, lime juice, salt and ice, but today's margarita consumers have a dizzying variety of flavors to choose from - strawberry, mango, pear, peach - the list goes on. If you feel like celebrating today, visit one of these twin/multiples owned restaurants!


El Chaparral Mexican Restaurant (San Antonio, TX): El Chaparral has been serving up legendary Mexican food in the San Antonio area for 39 years. Fraternal twin brothers Gabe and Carlos Garcia keep things running smoothly in the popular restaurants. Try their San Antonio Margarita - made with your choice of tequila, Grand Marnier and all natural juices.





El Pinto Restaurant and Cantina (Albequerque, NM): El Pinto Restaurant has been serving world famous New Mexican food since 1962. Twin brothers Jim and John must be doing something right - as their El Pinto Salsas and Sauces are available in nationwide retail stores such as Wal-Mart, Costco and Albertsons. Try an El Pinto Premium Margarita - with El Tesoro Anejo Tequila, Citronge and lime juice.

Guzman Y Gomez (Sydney, Australia): If you are in Sydney, stop in one of Guzman Y Gomez's eight locations. Guzman Y Gomez is Australia's first fast casual Mexican restaurant, and was started by twin brother Steven Mark. Try GYG's very own classic frozen margarita.







Lindo Michoacan (Las Vegas, Nevada): Voted the best of Las Vegas six years in a row, Lindo Michoacan is a family owned restaurant with four locations in the Las Vegas valley. Visit the Desert Inn location - run by twin brother/sister team Javier and Stephanie. Try Javier Sr's Margarita - with El Mante Blanco, Patron Citronge and Sweet & Sour. Bring your Entwined Community membership card - members save 25% off their entire bill!

If you feel like staying in, try a PomeGrita made with twin brother owned Twin Pomegranates wine! What is your favorite twin/multiples margarita spot? Share your favorites below or on Facebook!

Image credit (Recipe Bridge)

Monday, February 21, 2011

What's Love Got To Do With It?

Time for our Questions of the Week!

Business Question of the Week: Entrepreneur Magazine recently shared an article about married couples who ran businesses together. Three entrepreneur couples in the article discussed the challenges and rewards of working with your spouse. The couples cited frequent communication, shared goals and mutual respect for each other as keeping their business and romance moving forward. Do you work with your spouse/partner? How do you find time to balance needs between your marriage and the business?

General Question of the Week: Could you work with your spouse/partner? Why or why not?

Photo credit: (Entrepreneur Magazine)

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Weekly Wrap Up: February 13th-19th

Here is what you have missed at Entwined Community this week.

New Members:
  1. Welcome twin parent Thirty One Gifts Independent Consultant Claire Hill, for products with style and convenience at an amazingly affordable price.
  2. Welcome twin sister owned Jane Goodrich Photography, a New York based newborn and children's photographer.
  3. Welcome twin parent owned Two By Two Creations, a business dedicated to making beautiful and fun things for the young and the young at heart.
  4. Welcome twin parent owned Stuff 4 Multiples,with everything for one, two, three babies or more! Twins, Triplets, and multiples clothing, matching bibs, T Shirts, special gifts and more.
  5. Welcome quadruplet parent owned Scrapbook Mamma, who has been helping people turn their stored photos into personalized digital photo books and scrapbooks since 2007.

Question of the Week:
  1. Business Question of the Week: BBC reports that by summer 2011, UK businesses will allow for contactless payments using mobile devices instead of credit/debit cards - wave your phone over the device and you are on your way. If you operate a physical location such as a store or restaurant, do you believe your customers would be interested in using this technology? Why or why not?
  2. General Question of the Week: Would you feel comfortable using your mobile phone as a contactless payment device? Would you worry about security if your phone was lost or stolen - in essence, is it really any different from using your debit or credit card in the same way?

In the News:
  1. From Startup Smart: Twin brother Steven Marks discusses how his popular Mexican restaurant Guzman y Gomez is taking over the Australian dining scene.
  2. From The Independent: Kate Brown, twin sister and owner of BeU Beauty Clinic in Dublin discusses how economy creates challenges for her as a biz owner and for her customers.
  3. From NBC New York: Our friend and Twiniversity founder Natalie Diaz talks about how she started her business on a budget.
  4. From St Louis Today: Twin father and online entrepreneur Christopher Deck discusses how his adoption of twin daughters from China was the inspiration behind his business.
  5. From The Columbia Tribune: Twin sister entrepreneurs take first prize at the Mid-Missouri Entrepreneurial Summit. Byrnne & Bailey Stansberry, sophomores at Columbia College, have designed and patented stylish rainboots - the idea came to them while brainstorming a marketable product in class one day.

Blog Posts:
  1. Happy Valentine's Day from Entwined Community - visit the blog to read how some Entwined Community members met their spouses. How did you meet your spouse/partner?
Photo credit: (Trends in Twos)

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day from Entwined Community!

Well this is a belated post because for Valentine's Day, I fell asleep on the couch at 8p! I guess getting a good night's rest is a pretty good Valentine's Day present. So, my apologies for not posting this sooner, but I asked some of our Entwined Community members to share some pictures and stories of their first date with their spouse!

Multiples and More Blog Network, Amanda and Scott Nethero

My husband Scott and I never really had a first date. We met at Disney World on my first day of work, he ended up being my boss for the 8 months that I was there. No no no, we didn't date then, gosh that would have been awesome though, right? One of my favorite memories with him from that time was standing inside Cinderella's Castle at park close waiting for the last family to leave. It was hands down one of the most romantic moments, even though we weren't together at the time. Every time we go to the Magic Kingdom we are always reminded of when we met, we even have one of our wedding photos on Main Street USA.




Nick and I started dating in April 1999, we didn't have a real first date per se. I was nervous and I could tell he was too, but I knew from the beginning that he was the man I was going to marry! We were engaged in September 2000 and got married in September 2001. We had our twins in November 2007. The attached picture is not one from when we first started dating, but taken in September 2004 on a trip to San Francisco for our anniversary.

J4 Design, Julia and Joel Satovsky

Joel and I met via a Craigslist personals ad around Thanksgiving 2001. The first week of our relationship was quite eventful. Our first date was late on a cold Monday night, at a bar, followed by a short walk around the streets of Berkeley. I was not new to the Internet dating, and (honestly) I was not expecting much, because I’ve had so many dates that didn’t lead anywhere. This time it was different. We ended up having 3 more dates that week. For our 4th date, I surprised myself and Joel by inviting him to my company’s holiday party which was on Saturday. Everybody was asking me how long we had been dating because we were getting along so well. Our 5th date was the following Monday – a Bikram yoga class – a first for both of us. We were married about a year and a half later, and 2 and a half years later we were parents of twins.

Entwined Community, Alicia and Anthony Crowther

Anthony and I met on Match.com in February of 2004. Our first date was at an Irish bar in a local casino (we do live in Las Vegas, remember?) and we met for a drink and some food. Anthony was going to be late so he called me and told me he had stepped in some paint at work - I thought he was making up excuses - so I told him to go home and change his shoes and meet me a little later. We spent most of the night talking about things we had in common - Anthony is from England and I loved watching BBC America so we talked about some of our favorites like Father Ted. I think things went pretty well, as we set up our second date at an Indian restaurant before we parted for the night. A year and a half later, we were married. The picture is of us on a trip to Long Beach, CA. This was the first time that I met his parents in December of 2004 - we are on the Queen Mary!

Where was your first date with your spouse/partner? Share your pictures and comments below or on Facebook!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Going Mobile

Time for our Questions of the Week - this week's questions come from Entwined Community Co-Founder, Anthony who is from Newcastle, England.

Business Question of the Week: The BBC reports that by the summer of 2011, UK businesses will allow for payments of purchases via mobile phones. Customers will wave their mobile device over the contactless payment terminal, in the same way that some stores currently accept credit and debit cards by waving over a contactless payment terminal. UK mobile phone provider Orange hopes to have most services rolled out by the summer of 2012, just in time for the London Olympics. If you operate a physical location such as a store or restaurant, do you believe your customers would be interested in using this technology? Why or why not?

General Question of the Week: Would you feel comfortable using your mobile phone as a contactless payment device? Would you worry about security if your phone was lost or stolen - in essence, is it really any different from using your debit or credit card in the same way?

Photo credit: (Hardware Mag)

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Weekly Wrap Up: February 6th-12th

Here is what you have missed at Entwined Community this week.

New Members:
  1. Welcome twin parent owned Savings Multiplied, a great place to list and purchase gently used sets of multiples clothing and accessories.

Question of the Week:
  1. Business Question of the Week: President Obama started his day by meeting with business executives at the US Chamber of Commerce. Are you a member of your local chamber of commerce? What benefits do you see from being a member, or why did you not join if you have not?
  2. General Question of the Week: As a consumer in your local community, have you ever used the chamber of commerce to help you decide between two different businesses, learn about products and services in your area, etc? What is the best way for you to learn about local businesses?

In the News:
  1. From The Toronto Star: Are you ready for some football? Twin brother owned Duff's Famous Wings in Toronto will be open for takeout only so they can keep up with the orders of 25,000 chicken wings!
  2. From The Tennessean: Entrepreneur and blogger (and quadruplet mom!) Denise of Shopper Strategy featured in article about Blissdom conference. Denise created a designer coupon clutch and credits blogging and social media for her product's success.
  3. From The Atlanta Post: Twin mom Sirena Moore-Thomas talks about how her family business Elohim Cleaning Contractors has risen from humble beginnings (no investors or even office space!) to a multi-million dollar, nationally recognized firm.
  4. From ItemLive.com: Twin sisters shine as silversmiths. Meet Heather and Kelly, the sisters behind Twigs and Heather.
  5. From TwinLuxe Press Release: TwinLuxe, a twin brother owned luxury men's grooming and skincare line, will be featured in the official swag bags at the Grammy's on February 13th.

Blog Posts:
  1. February 11th was National Inventors Day. Visit the blog to learn more about parent of multiples inventors Baby Dipper bowl, Gemini Greetings LLC, On-Task On-Time for Kids, Play This Way Every Day, For Multiples Maternity and The Playwrap by Bondie Bird!
Photo credit: (Trends in Twos)

Monday, February 7, 2011

In Chambers

Time for our Questions of the Week!

Business Question of the Week: President Obama started his day by meeting with business executives at the US Chamber of Commerce. Are you a member of your local chamber of commerce? What benefits do you see from being a member, or why did you not join if you have not?

General Question of the Week: As a consumer in your local community, have you ever used the chamber of commerce to help you decide between two different businesses, learn about products and services in your area, etc? What is the best way for you to learn about local businesses?

Photo credit: (My Two and a Half Cents)

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Weekly Wrap Up: January 30-February 5th

Here is what you have missed at Entwined Community this week. Don't forget that individual membership to Entwined Community is now FREE - sign up for your membership card today to get exclusive discounts and benefits from twin/multiples owned businesses.

New Members:
  1. Welcome twin parent owned Twinsane, an Australian based online store for multiple birth families!
Question of the Week:
  1. Business Question of the Week: Fortune Magazine has released its Best Companies to Work For 2011 list. Workers used the following words most frequently when describing what they liked about working there: People; Family; Time; Benefit; Team; Job; Help; Customer; Store; Best. What are the top words you (or your employees) would use to describe working at your business?
  2. General Question of the Week: Think of your favorite shops or businesses - what business is it and what words would you use to describe why you like it so much?

In the News:
  1. From the New York Times: Not everyone is lucky enough to have a twin to work with - Shawn of Shane & Shawn shares some inspirational insights in working with his brother.
  2. From Facebook: Happy 1st birthday to our friends at Twiniversity! Congrats on building a great resource for multiple birth families everywhere.
  3. From WBIR-TV Knoxville: Congrats to twin sister founded The Love Kitchen on their upcoming appearances - Oprah on Feb 16th and The Secret Millionaire on March 6th!
  4. From The OC Register: Congrats to Tracy Broughton, single mom of twin 11 year old boys and winner of the 2011 Ms America Pageant!

Blog Posts:
  1. Learn more about our February Members of the Month: Business Member Amy Andrews, a Mary Kay Independent Consultant, and Individual Member Becky B. of Las Vegas!
Photo credit: (Trends in Twos)

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Happy February from Entwined Community!

Happy February! Entwined Community hopes this month is full of love (and not too cold- still some nasty weather out there!). If you are looking for a cute Valentine's Day gift - check out this I Heart U strawberries and cream soap from Entwined Community member A Slice of Delight. Members save 10% off the purchase of three or more items - if you are not a member yet, sign up for FREE!

In addition to Valentine's Day, February is African American History Month - join us to celebrate as we highlight businesses owned by African American multiple birth families! There are lots of celebrity twin babies with birthdays this month - February 1st was the 4th birthday of Darby and Sullivan, twin sons of Patrick Dempsey; Eden and Savannah, fraternal twin daughters of actress Marcia Cross will turn 4 on Feb 20th; and Feb 22nd is the 3rd birthday of fraternal twins Max and Emme, children of Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony. Happy birthday big kids!


February's Business of the Month is Mary Kay Independent Consultant Amy Andrews. Amy lives in Vestal, NY and loves the flexibility of working from home so that she can spend time with her adorable twin boys. I think I will need to check out Mary Kay's new Cream Eye Color line in Beach Blonde and Apricot Twist. Amy offers 10% off purchases and a free "Facial in a Bag" for Entwined Community members. For Valentine's Day, Amy stays in with her husband and the kids to cook dinner and spend time together as a family. She would love to use her Entwined Community member discount at Trends in Twos, Double up Books and the Twins and More Store!

Our Member of the Month for February is Becky B. from Las Vegas. Becky is the mother of fraternal twin girls who are almost 2 and a nearly 4 year old son. In February, she and her husband take advantage of the 3 day weekend for President's Day and plan a family trip to the mountains to enjoy the snow. Becky is looking forward to using her discount at Lindo Michoacan, Robyn's Nest Boutique and Cristi's MagnifiScents.


Tuesday, February 1, 2011

What Words Best Describe Your Business?

Apologies for posting late this week - sick kids in the house! You know how that is. : )

Business Question of the Week: Fortune Magazine has released its Best Companies to Work For 2011 list. Workers used the following words most frequently when describing what they liked about working there:
  1. People
  2. Family
  3. Time
  4. Benefit
  5. Team
  6. Job
  7. Help
  8. Customer
  9. Store
  10. Best
What are the top words you (or your employees) would use to describe working at your business?

General Question of the Week: Think of your favorite shops or businesses - what business is it and what words would you use to describe why you like it so much?

Photo credit: (Recruiting Nevada)