Archive for May, 2012

Langley Activ, the healthy chocolate beverage Direct Sales Business Wise Choice

Hi! Today’s Langley entrepreneur blog is for folks who are evaluating direct sales companies. Here are some factors to consider if you are planning to become a direct seller in Langley:

The company: Is it financially sound? Does it have an admirable track record? What type of distributor training materials and programs does it provide?

The product: Is it a quality product? Is it reasonably priced? Is there a large, sustainable market?

The opportunity: What is the initial start-up cost? What operating costs will it require? How is the compensation plan structured?

If you have visited my blog before, you know that I am a network marketer who sells Activ, the healthy chocolate beverage and Peanut Butter Cups. I also have a large downline with team members located here in Langley, BC and around the country. I would like to explain to you how the Activ, the healthy chocolate beverage opportunity meets the criteria outlined. My phone number is 604.943.8598. I am waiting for you call, text, or email me at phil@philhoskins.com.

Phil Hoskins
Delta, BC V4M 1Z9
604.943.8598 phil@philhoskins.com

Join Xocai today!

I am Phil Hoskins, and I am a Delta-based Xocai artisan chocolate distributor. I joined Xocai in March 2008. I sell the industry-leading Activ, the healthy chocolate beverage and Peanut Butter Cups online and in Delta, Richmond, Surrey, and Langley. Our valued Vancouver customers recommend Peanut Butter Cups because Peanut Butter Cups ‘allows me the freedom of running my own business and help others in the process.

Xocai is also a fantastic Activ, the healthy chocolate beverage home-based business in the Vancouver area. BC entrepreneurs can supplement their income by cashing in on a high-demand BC healthy artisan chocolate market. To learn more about Xocai, visit http://philhoskins.com/more-about-xocai.

Call me at 604.943.8598 to own your own Activ, the healthy chocolate beverage business in Delta, Richmond, Surrey, or Langley.

30
May

Langley Home Business Tax Write-Offs

   Posted by: Phil    in Home Business

Langley Home Business Tax Write-Offs

Hello home based business owners in Langley! Today’s blog is about saving money with home business tax write-offs. If you are running your own direct sales business or online store out of your Langley home, you can take advantage of several tax breaks.

A percentage of your rent or mortgage and utilities can be deducted. If you use your computer exclusively for running your business, you may be able to write off the entire purchase price. Don’t forget to include the monthly fee to your internet service provider (I put this expense under the utilities category mentioned previously.)

Gasoline and auto maintenance expenses can take a large chunk of your income, especially as Langley gas prices continue to rise. Don’t forget to expense the business portion of your transportation costs.

You can’t write off 100 percent of business meals eaten in Vancouver restaurants, but you may be able to expense 50 percent. The amount may seem too little to bother with, or on the other hand, it may surprise you. The key to getting the most tax savings possible is keeping good records and adding up all the little savings.

Here’s wishing all Langley home business owners a smaller tax bill this year!

Phil Hoskins
Delta, BC V4M 1Z9
604.943.8598 phil@philhoskins.com
Activ, the healthy chocolate beverage Peanut Butter Cups

Join Xocai today!

I am Phil Hoskins, and I am a Delta-based Xocai artisan chocolate distributor. I joined Xocai in March 2008. I sell the industry-leading Activ, the healthy chocolate beverage and Peanut Butter Cups online and in Delta, Richmond, Surrey, and Langley. Our valued Vancouver customers recommend Peanut Butter Cups because Peanut Butter Cups ‘allows me the freedom of running my own business and help others in the process.

Xocai is also a fantastic Activ, the healthy chocolate beverage home-based business in the Vancouver area. BC entrepreneurs can supplement their income by cashing in on a high-demand BC healthy artisan chocolate market. To learn more about Xocai, visit http://philhoskins.com/more-about-xocai.

Call me at 604.943.8598 to own your own Activ, the healthy chocolate beverage business in Delta, Richmond, Surrey, or Langley.

25
May

Exotic Pet Dangers In Langley

   Posted by: Phil    in Child Health

Exotic Pet Dangers In Langley

Does your child have an unusual pet? Many Langley parents have bypassed cats and dogs for pets that don’t leave hair, urine, or vomit on the carpet. Ease of care, however, is not always a wise trade-off. Langley parents should be aware of the multiple health and safety risks associated with reptiles, rodents, ferrets, primates, and even fish.

The following list of pets and the possible dangers reads like a script for a horror movie:

Fish: infections that can cause lung disease, skin infections, and leprosy
Hamsters: a virus that causes irreversible nerve damage
Hedgehogs: salmonella, yersinia pseudotuberculosis, rabies, and fungal infections
Iguanas, lizards, snakes: salmonella (the animals themselves can tolerate levels of salmonella far greater than humans)
Monkeys and other primates: herpes B (can cause meningitis in humans), tuberculosis, serious injury
Ferrets: these fierce critters with razor-sharp teeth have maimed many children
Prairie dogs: tuleremia (often fatal infection)
African Gambian rats: monkeypox (smallpox-related disease)

The foregoing information was taken from an excellent U.S. News article which can be found at http://health.usnews.com/health-news/blogs/on-parenting/2008/10/06/8-pets-that-pose-major-health-threats-to-kids

With proper hygiene and safety precautions these pets may not cause problems, but it is important to understand the possible dangers. Consult an expert for comprehensive instructions on caring for any traditional or non-traditional pet.

Thanks for visiting my Langley Children’s Health Blog. I sell many nutritional products for Langley parents. For information about Activ, the healthy chocolate beverage and Peanut Butter Cups, contact me today.

entrpreneur and investor in human spirit Phil Hoskins
604.943.8598 phil@philhoskins.com
Activ, the healthy chocolate beverage
Peanut Butter Cups

Join Xocai today!

I am Phil Hoskins, and I am a Delta-based Xocai artisan chocolate distributor. I joined Xocai in March 2008. I sell the industry-leading Activ, the healthy chocolate beverage and Peanut Butter Cups online and in Delta, Richmond, Surrey, and Langley. Our valued Vancouver customers recommend Peanut Butter Cups because Peanut Butter Cups ‘allows me the freedom of running my own business and help others in the process.

Xocai is also a fantastic Activ, the healthy chocolate beverage home-based business in the Vancouver area. BC entrepreneurs can supplement their income by cashing in on a high-demand BC healthy artisan chocolate market. To learn more about Xocai, visit http://philhoskins.com/more-about-xocai.

Call me at 604.943.8598 to own your own Activ, the healthy chocolate beverage business in Delta, Richmond, Surrey, or Langley.

23
May

Welcome To My Delta Home-Based Business Blog

   Posted by: Phil    in Home Business

Welcome To My Delta Home-Based Business Blog

Hello! Welcome to the Delta home based business blog. This site contains articles about home based businesses and other self-employment opportunities. We cover a broad range of topics including:

The best Delta home based businesses
Advice for first time business owners
How to use technology to advertise your home based business
Expanding your direct sales network in Delta, BC
SEO tips for your online business
Managing your online store
Quality customer service

Hundreds of Vancouver entrepreneurs have home businesses of all sizes. They range from one man or woman shops to large organizations with dozens of employees or independent contractors.

If you are a home based business owner in Delta, we invite you to visit us often. If you would like to learn about the Vancouver Peanut Butter Cups opportunity, contact me today. You can email me at phil@philhoskins.com or call me at 604.943.8598 to set up a meeting.

Join Xocai today!

I am Phil Hoskins, and I am a Delta-based Xocai artisan chocolate distributor. I joined Xocai in March 2008. I sell the industry-leading Activ, the healthy chocolate beverage and Peanut Butter Cups online and in Delta, Richmond, Surrey, and Langley. Our valued Vancouver customers recommend Peanut Butter Cups because Peanut Butter Cups ‘allows me the freedom of running my own business and help others in the process.

Xocai is also a fantastic Activ, the healthy chocolate beverage home-based business in the Vancouver area. BC entrepreneurs can supplement their income by cashing in on a high-demand BC healthy artisan chocolate market. To learn more about Xocai, visit http://philhoskins.com/more-about-xocai.

Call me at 604.943.8598 to own your own Activ, the healthy chocolate beverage business in Delta, Richmond, Surrey, or Langley.

17
May

Does Your BC Family Have An Emergency Kit?

   Posted by: Phil    in Child Health

Does Your BC Family Have An Emergency Kit?

Smart residents prepare for emergencies, and parents of young children in the Vancouver area should be aware of the special nature of preparing their families for emergencies.

Since the health and safety of all family members is important, everyone’s needs should be taken into account when preparing emergency provisions.

A 72-hour emergency kit should be easy to grab and contain essentials like water, food, first aid kit, flashlight, prescription medications, etc. Delta families should consider what each child eats. Formula and bottles should be included if you have infants, and soft baby food (and a spoon!) for toddlers. Don’t forget diapers and baby wipes: you can find convenient travel sizes of these at Richmond, Surrey, and Langley area drugstores.

Since healthy kids grow and change so quickly, Delta families should update these emergency kits at least twice a year.
A good reminder is daylight savings time. When Vancouver families change their clocks, they should change the food and supplies in their kits.

I’m Phil Hoskins and the health and safety of Delta kids is important to me. I am the owner of a home business that sells Peanut Butter Cups. If you would like to learn more, please call me at 604.943.8598 or visit me on the web at http://philhoskins.com/more-about-xocai.

Join Xocai today!

I am Phil Hoskins, and I am a Delta-based Xocai artisan chocolate distributor. I joined Xocai in March 2008. I sell the industry-leading Activ, the healthy chocolate beverage and Peanut Butter Cups online and in Delta, Richmond, Surrey, and Langley. Our valued Vancouver customers recommend Peanut Butter Cups because Peanut Butter Cups ‘allows me the freedom of running my own business and help others in the process.

Xocai is also a fantastic Activ, the healthy chocolate beverage home-based business in the Vancouver area. BC entrepreneurs can supplement their income by cashing in on a high-demand BC healthy artisan chocolate market. To learn more about Xocai, visit http://philhoskins.com/more-about-xocai.

Call me at 604.943.8598 to own your own Activ, the healthy chocolate beverage business in Delta, Richmond, Surrey, or Langley.

16
May

‘If You Can Run A BC Household…’

   Posted by: Phil    in Home Business

If You Can Run A BC Household

Today’s Surrey home based business article is for BC business rookies who need to supplement their income. Whether you are a current or former stay-at-home mom, there are home business opportunities that don’t require formal business training.

As a direct sales mentor, I am familiar with many of the concerns of first-time business owners. I hear things like: ‘I studied fashion design in junior college, I don’t know anything about business,’ or ‘I’m not good at talking to people,’ or ‘My husband worked and I ran the household for thirty years.’

Surrey domestic engineers make some of the best direct sellers in BC. They tend to be ambitious, capable, and service-oriented. They are also multi-tasking pros.

Call me today about earning extra cash with the Peanut Butter Cups business opportunity. I am sure you have extensive experience and skills that will ensure your success. Running a household can be a lot harder and more complicated than running an online Peanut Butter Cups store.

Call today to get started!

Phil Hoskins
604.943.8598 phil@philhoskins.com
Activ, the healthy chocolate beverage

Join Xocai today!

I am Phil Hoskins, and I am a Delta-based Xocai artisan chocolate distributor. I joined Xocai in March 2008. I sell the industry-leading Activ, the healthy chocolate beverage and Peanut Butter Cups online and in Delta, Richmond, Surrey, and Langley. Our valued Vancouver customers recommend Peanut Butter Cups because Peanut Butter Cups ‘allows me the freedom of running my own business and help others in the process.

Xocai is also a fantastic Activ, the healthy chocolate beverage home-based business in the Vancouver area. BC entrepreneurs can supplement their income by cashing in on a high-demand BC healthy artisan chocolate market. To learn more about Xocai, visit http://philhoskins.com/more-about-xocai.

Call me at 604.943.8598 to own your own Activ, the healthy chocolate beverage business in Delta, Richmond, Surrey, or Langley.

11
May

Green Veggies Boost Immunity For Delta Kids

   Posted by: Phil    in Child Health

Green Veggies Boost Immunity For Delta Kids

Do your children catch every cold that goes around Delta? Do they regularly have earaches, coughs, or runny noses? Including more green vegetables in their diets could boost kids’ immune systems and help them stay healthy, according to a study in the journal Cell.1

The study found that green vegetables help produce a chemical that is important for a strong immune system. The chemical provides signals to the immune cells in the gut and skin, helping them to function properly.

If your Delta kids are like mine, convincing them to eat more green vegetables is as hard as getting them to clean their rooms. However, Vancouver parents can find sneaky ways to add more green vegetables to their children’s diets.

My kids love pasta and sauce so I puree spinach into the pasta sauce, disguising the leafy green immune booster. Adding kale to protein smoothies is another way to sneak green vegetables into their tummies.

My name is Phil Hoskins and I want to improve children’s health in Delta and around BC. I also promote Peanut Butter Cups. If you would like more information about Peanut Butter Cups or children’s health issues contact me today!

entrpreneur and investor in human spirit Phil Hoskins
Delta, BC zip code V4M 1Z9
604.943.8598
phil@philhoskins.com
Peanut Butter Cups

1Ying Li, Silvia Innocentin, David Rl Withers, Natalie A. Roberts, Alec R. Gallagher, Elena F. Grigorieva, Christoph Wilhelm, Marc Veldhoen, ‘Exogenous Stimuli Maintain Intraepithelial Lymphocytes via Aryl Hydrocarbon Receptor Activation,’ Cell, October 28, 2011, http://www.cell.com/searchresults?searchText=green+vegetables+immune+system&submit_search=Search&searchBy=fulltext, accessed on December 2, 2011

Join Xocai today!

I am Phil Hoskins, and I am a Delta-based Xocai artisan chocolate distributor. I joined Xocai in March 2008. I sell the industry-leading Activ, the healthy chocolate beverage and Peanut Butter Cups online and in Delta, Richmond, Surrey, and Langley. Our valued Vancouver customers recommend Peanut Butter Cups because Peanut Butter Cups ‘allows me the freedom of running my own business and help others in the process.

Xocai is also a fantastic Activ, the healthy chocolate beverage home-based business in the Vancouver area. BC entrepreneurs can supplement their income by cashing in on a high-demand BC healthy artisan chocolate market. To learn more about Xocai, visit http://philhoskins.com/more-about-xocai.

Call me at 604.943.8598 to own your own Activ, the healthy chocolate beverage business in Delta, Richmond, Surrey, or Langley.

9
May

Artificial Sweeteners And Your Richmond Child

   Posted by: Phil    in Child Health

Artificial Sweeteners And Your Richmond Child When Richmond parents try to limit sugar in their children’s diets, they often turn to sugar substitutes. There are dozens of sweetening options available.

NutraSweet, Splenda, Equal, Sweet’N Low, Xylitol, Sorbitol, highly refined Stevia (Truvia, Pure Via) possible benefits:
May help kid’s consume fewer calories
Doesn’t contribute to tooth decay
Generally safe for Richmond children with diabetes (check with your doctor)

Don’t overdo it. Some Richmond children experience diarrhea and other intestinal problems if they consume artificial sweeteners. If your Vancouver child is trying it for the first time, go easy until you know how they react to it.

Many people believe artificial sweeteners cause cancer, contribute to weight gain, and cause health problems. Talk to your Richmond pediatrician for children’s nutritional guidance.

To improve your child’s nutrition, ask me about Peanut Butter Cups today by calling 604.943.8598. It’s a hit with children all over BC and I am sure your kids will love it also!


Information from this article was taken from: ‘Artificial Sweeteners: Understanding These and Other Sugar Substitutes, Mayo Clinic, Oct. 9, 2010, http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/artificial-sweeteners/MY00073, July 2, 2011

Join Xocai today!

I am Phil Hoskins, and I am a Delta-based Xocai artisan chocolate distributor. I joined Xocai in March 2008. I sell the industry-leading Activ, the healthy chocolate beverage and Peanut Butter Cups online and in Delta, Richmond, Surrey, and Langley. Our valued Vancouver customers recommend Peanut Butter Cups because Peanut Butter Cups ‘allows me the freedom of running my own business and help others in the process.

Xocai is also a fantastic Activ, the healthy chocolate beverage home-based business in the Vancouver area. BC entrepreneurs can supplement their income by cashing in on a high-demand BC healthy artisan chocolate market. To learn more about Xocai, visit http://philhoskins.com/more-about-xocai.

Call me at 604.943.8598 to own your own Activ, the healthy chocolate beverage business in Delta, Richmond, Surrey, or Langley.

Honey Natural Remedy For Kids Coughs In Delta

Does your Delta child wake himself up repeatedly each night because of a bad cough? Upper respiratory infections can make sleeping very difficult for kids.

It turns out that Mother Nature’s sweetest treat may also help BC children enjoy more zzzz’s each night. Buckwheat honey has been found to be a more effective remedy for children’s coughs than dextromethorphan (DM), the ingredient in common over-the-counter cough medicine.

A study published in the Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine concluded that honey gave children more relief from upper respiratory symptoms than DM or no treatment.1

Thanks to BC bees we have a safe and effective cough remedy for children over one. Remember to never give infants honey because of the risk of infantile botulism.

My name is Phil Hoskins and I sell Activ, the healthy chocolate beverage in the Vancouver area. I am also an advocate for children’s health and nutrition in BC. Contact me today for more information about Activ, the healthy chocolate beverage or Peanut Butter Cups.

1Ian M. Paul, MD, MSc; Jessica Beiler, MPH; Amyee McMonagle, RN; Michele L. Shaffer, PhD; Laura Duda, MD; Cheston M. Berlin Jr. MD, “Effect of Honey, Dextromethorphan, and No Treatment on Nocturnal Cough and Sleep Quality for Coughing Children and Their Parents,” Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, December 2007, http://archpedi.ama-assn.org/cgi/content/full/161/12/1140?maxtoshow=&hits=10&RESULTFORMAT=&fulltext=honey+for+cough+suppressant&searchid=1&FIRSTINDEX=0&resourcetype=HWCIT, accessed on November 23, 2011

Join Xocai today!

I am Phil Hoskins, and I am a Delta-based Xocai artisan chocolate distributor. I joined Xocai in March 2008. I sell the industry-leading Activ, the healthy chocolate beverage and Peanut Butter Cups online and in Delta, Richmond, Surrey, and Langley. Our valued Vancouver customers recommend Peanut Butter Cups because Peanut Butter Cups ‘allows me the freedom of running my own business and help others in the process.

Xocai is also a fantastic Activ, the healthy chocolate beverage home-based business in the Vancouver area. BC entrepreneurs can supplement their income by cashing in on a high-demand BC healthy artisan chocolate market. To learn more about Xocai, visit http://philhoskins.com/more-about-xocai.

Call me at 604.943.8598 to own your own Activ, the healthy chocolate beverage business in Delta, Richmond, Surrey, or Langley.

2
May

Creative Lunch Ideas For Your Delta Kids

   Posted by: Phil    in Child Health

Creative Lunch Ideas For Your Delta Kids

If your kids are tired of eating the same lunch every day, then today’s Vancouver kid’s health blog is for you!

Instead of the old standby PB and J, put a couple of tablespoons of peanut butter in a plastic container. Then give your child healthy things to dip into it, like whole wheat crackers, celery, or apple slices.

Bento boxes are a fun way to to pack a creative and eye-catching lunch. Originating in Japan, bento boxes have small compartments to separate elements of a meal and can be found at many Richmond and Surrey area stores. They’re great for child-sized portions of food, and for kids who hate the idea of one food touching another food.

Finger foods are a fun lunch for children, and it’s easy to keep them nutritious.

Low-fat cheese cubes, fruit slices, and veggie sticks can add up to a filling meal for kids with all the vitamins and minerals they need. Sandwiches are a lunch time staple for kids, but you can try mixing up the starch. Instead of bread, try a whole-grain wrap or a whole-wheat pita.

I hope this blog post will help you add variety to your kids’ healthy lunches.

Join Xocai today!

I am Phil Hoskins, and I am a Delta-based Xocai artisan chocolate distributor. I joined Xocai in March 2008. I sell the industry-leading Activ, the healthy chocolate beverage and Peanut Butter Cups online and in Delta, Richmond, Surrey, and Langley. Our valued Vancouver customers recommend Peanut Butter Cups because Peanut Butter Cups ‘allows me the freedom of running my own business and help others in the process.

Xocai is also a fantastic Activ, the healthy chocolate beverage home-based business in the Vancouver area. BC entrepreneurs can supplement their income by cashing in on a high-demand BC healthy artisan chocolate market. To learn more about Xocai, visit http://philhoskins.com/more-about-xocai.

Call me at 604.943.8598 to own your own Activ, the healthy chocolate beverage business in Delta, Richmond, Surrey, or Langley.