Archive for June, 2012

Hang Up Your Headsets And Call Me

Some Richmond people without sales experience wonder if they have what it takes to run their own direct sales business. I think customer service experience is more important than sales experience in Richmond because customer service specialists know how to focus on the customer.

Why do some home business owners in Richmond struggle? A common reason is because they focus more on selling than serving their customers. Top selling Richmond home business owners put the customer before anything else. When they do that, everything else falls into place.

The business owner’s passion for the product is important, but not more important than providing attentive customer service. If you don’t satisfy your Richmond customer, it doesn’t matter if you have the most amazing product in the world.

Richmond customer service specialists make great Peanut Butter Cups direct sellers. If customer service is your forte, hang up your headset and call me today at 604.943.8598!

Phil Hoskins
Delta, BC zip code 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.

26
Jun

New Sunscreen Recommendations For Delta Infants

   Posted by: Phil    in Child Health

New Sunscreen Recommendations For Delta Infants Babies love to be outdoors on a sunny Vancouver day, but a new report from the American Academy of Pediatrics suggests that changes in the skin that lead to skin cancer may actually occur in a person’s first year. However, sunscreen is not recommended for Delta children under six months of age. What’s a parent to do?

Vancouver parents should be aware that infants have a much higher body surface to volume ratio than adults. Because of this, babies absorb much more of the chemicals in the sunscreen.

In addition, younger babies don’t sweat as efficiently as those older, so they are at greater risk of becoming dehydrated, and sunscreen can impair effective cooling by perspiration.

Vancouver parents should dress infants in protective clothing and hats and keep them in the shade. If needed, a little sunscreen can be used on the face and hands, where sunburns often occur in young Vancouver children.

I am an independent Activ, the healthy chocolate beverage consultant based in Delta. If you are interested in learning about nutritional products for your Vancouver family, contact me today.

Phil Hoskins
http://philhoskins.com/more-about-xocai
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.

22
Jun

Vancouver Injuries: Get The Ice, Fast!

   Posted by: Phil    in Child Health

Vancouver Injuries Get The Ice Fast!

If your Vancouver kids are active on the field, the court, or in your own backyard, chances are you have dealt with many bumps, bruises, and sprains. Prompt medical care can make all the difference when it comes to how quickly an injury heals.

Despite medical advancements, when it comes to a sprain, strain, break, or bruise, the best way to reduce pain and swelling is the same as when you were a kid: apply ice.

For the best DIY ice bag, fill a zip-top bag with ice cubes or crushed ice and a little water. The liquid will help the bag conform to the body and distribute the cold evenly. You can also use the frozen peas trick, which does essentially the same thing.

Don’t apply the bag to bare skin, however. This could cause frostbite or even a burn. Wrap the pack in a thin towel or article of clothing.

Don’t take the ice off too soon. Removing it after just a few minutes, when the skin is cold to the touch, won’t have a lasting effect. Leave ice on the injury until the area goes numb, but not more than 20 minutes. Repeat this once an hour for up to four hours.

Remember to get the ice on as soon as possible. Preventing and reducing inflammation speeds up the healing process. The sooner you get ice on it, the sooner your Vancouver child will be back in action.

For more information on children’s health, or to learn about Peanut Butter Cups, a nutritious snack, contact me today!

Phil Hoskins, entrpreneur and investor in human spirit
http://philhoskins.com/more-about-xocai
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.

19
Jun

Health Benefits of Delta…Dirt!

   Posted by: Phil    in Child Health

Health Benefits of Delta Dirt!

Most Delta parents know about the health benefits of gardening as a family: spending time outdoors, working together, establishing a connection to the food we eat, better nutrition, and many more.

Something not so well known in Delta is that the dirt itself contains beneficial bacteria that can aid in depression, cognitive functioning, and even in fighting some cancers.

Working with soil in Delta – digging, pulling weeds, harvesting vegetables – exposes BC kids and parents to a strain of bacteria called mycobacterium vaccae. Recent research reveals that m. vaccae triggers the release of seratonin, which can elevate mood and reduce stress.

In one study, two groups of mice were fed peanut butter sandwiches before finding their way through a difficult maze. One of the groups had m. vaccae spread on the sandwiches. The mice that ingested the bacteria ran the maze twice as fast and exhibited half as many stress behaviors as the mice that didn’t have the bacteria.

Think of Delta kids in the ‘good ole’ days,’ running around on unpaved roads, playing in meadows, forests, and dirt piles, and half of the time probably bare-foot. It is quite a different childhood than the sanitized version that exists in our society today. Children not only need more time out-of-doors, but they need to get dirty! Let your Delta neighbors hear you yell: ‘Kids, go outside and get dirty!’

Langley, Surrey, and Richmond parents may do themselves and their children a favor by adding to their kids’ emotional, physical, and intellectual health by letting them play in the dirt!

My name is Phil Hoskins and I want to help Delta families raise healthy, happy kids. Issues such as proper nutrition for children and childhood obesity in Langley concern me. I am the owner of a Vancouver area home business that sells Peanut Butter Cups.

The following blog post was used as source material for this blog:

Sachs, Naomi, “It’s in the Dirt: Bacteria in soil may make us happier, smarter.” Therapeutic Landscapes Network. (Jan. 24, 2011), http://www.healinglandscapes.org/blog/2011/01/its-in-the-dirt-bacteria-in-soil-makes-us-happier-smarter/ accessed March 14, 2012

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.

Surrey Home Offices: Small Is Beautiful Years ago, I remember hearing about an entrepreneur who ran a multi-million dollar construction company from her studio apartment, using a small closet as an office. Of course this was only the administrative headquarters, the heavy equipment was kept elsewhere.

I was impressed by this thrifty home business owner who said she had no plans to rent space and increase her operating costs as her company grew: she loved her little closet office and made it work.

My fellow Peanut Butter Cups home based business owners enjoy the benefits of operating their own business from their Vancouver home: unlimited income potential, flexibility, and being their own boss. Some new team members recruited from the corporate world are initially skeptical about being able to run their business from a small home or apartment. Today’s article is about working in a small home office.

Think of yourself as an astronaut in a cockpit with all the controls at your fingertips. How is a cockpit organized? There are buttons and switches on every level, but all accessible.

  • Get a desk that fits your space. Corner desks can free up space not ordinarily used.
  • Office chairs with rollers let you easily access items within arm’s reach without having to stand up.
  • Shelves, shelves, shelves! Use all that prime vertical real estate on your walls.
  • Get a paper shredder and use it.

A paper shredder takes up some room but frees up space previously populated by papers you don’t need anymore. For example, invoices or sales orders that have been entered electronically. Some super-organized Peanut Butter Cups team members regular schedule paper-shredding into their weekly agenda.

One drawback of home offices is the difficulty of holding meetings. It is hard to remain professional when inviting a client to your home office that doubles as a laundry room. You can solve this by holding large business meetings in rented Vancouver conference rooms. Small meetings can be held over lunch or breakfast in business-friendly Surrey restaurants. (Check for internet access before scheduling.)

Before you head out to your nearest Surrey Office Max to buy a rolling chair, desk, or shelf unit, take measurements of your space. This may save you a trip to return an item that doesn’t fit.

I am entrpreneur and investor in human spirit Phil Hoskins. Working at home running my Activ, the healthy chocolate beverage online business lets me work and play everyday. If you are stuck in the 9-5 lifestyle, let’s talk. My Activ, the healthy chocolate beverage team is currently seeking serious Surrey entrepreneurs. -Phil

entrpreneur and investor in human spirit 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.

Mobile Apps For Delta Entrepreneurs As a multitasking Delta entrepreneur with my own Activ, the healthy chocolate beverage network marketing business, I am always on the lookout for cool time-saving smartphone apps that help me run my small business better. As I was researching another Delta home business opportunity online yesterday, I noticed an article about amazing iPhone apps.

8 Must-Have Smartphone Apps for Small Business Owners, E-Junkie.Info, February 26, 2011, http://www.e-junkie.info/2011/02/8-must-have-smartphone-apps-for-small.html April 3, 2011

Jot Not Scanner Pro
lets your iPhone camera digitally scan multi-page PDF files and save them to MobileMe, Evernote, Dropbox, Box.net or Google Docs.

ScanBizCards captures business cards with your iPhone camera, sorts the details and adds to your contacts application.

Quick Office Connect Suite lets you create, view and edit docs in Microsoft office formats. You can also save docs to Google Docs, Dropbox, Box.net, MobileMe, Huddle and Sugarsync.

Contractor, Freelancer, Small Business Tax Calculator makes it easy for Delta home based business owners determine the tax implications for potential business deals of all sizes.

File Magnet uses your wireless connection to access files stored on your personal computer.

Cleverly named ShoeBoxed scans your receipts to organize and track expenses.

FedEx Mobile app lets you check the status of FedEx shipments and create shipping labels on the go.

iPassword Pro is for security-conscious people who can’t remember all their important passwords. (Isn’t that all of us?) This nifty app saves your usernames and passwords in a locked file that can be unlocked with a master password. Keeps data safe even if phone is lost or stolen. With a built-in browser, you can go directly to your desired website after accessing the login info.

Sophisticated voice recognition app Vlingo lets you speak into your phone to accomplish tasks such as emailing, dialing numbers, and searching the web.

These apps are for the iPhone, but similar ones are likely available for other types of phones. The complete article can be found at http://www.e-junkie.info/2011/02/8-must-have-smartphone-apps-for-small.html. (This site is dangerous for budget conscious gadget lovers, visit with caution.)

For more ideas on expanding your Delta MLM network by working smarter, contact me today.

entrpreneur and investor in human spirit Phil Hoskins
Delta, BC V4M 1Z9
604.943.8598 phil@philhoskins.com
Activ, the healthy chocolate beverage Career Opportunity

8 Must-Have Smartphone Apps for Small Business Owners, E-Junkie.Info, February 26, 2011, http://www.e-junkie.info/2011/02/8-must-have-smartphone-apps-for-small.html April 3, 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.

Podcast Basics For Richmond MLM Business Bloggers

Today’s Richmond direct selling article is for Richmond internet rookies who want to kick up their web marketing a notch by adding a podcast to their Richmond home business blog.

A podcast is a multimedia file that is downloaded for playback on a mobile device such as an iPod or laptop computer. It can be a digital recording of a radio program or, more often, a program produced solely for online distribution. A podcast can be a recording of a webcast: a live Richmond program that is ‘streamed’ or broadcast on the internet in real time. When this is the case, it is similar to a DVD recording of a live program that you store in the database of your playback device.

A related term is the acronym RSS which probably originally stood for Rich Site Summary feed but is sometimes used for Really Simple Syndication. You have probably seen the term RSS on websites. An RSS feed allows digital files to be downloaded in a standard format. Vancouver podcast listeners often subscribe to favorite ongoing podcasts. When new podcasts are produced, they are automatically downloaded by RSS applications.

It is fairly simple hardware- and software-wise to product your own podcast for your Richmond online business
. Your laptop may already have recording capability. If not, you can buy any equipment you need in the Vancouver area.

Richmond business owners operating on a shoestring will be happy to know that basic recording and editing software can be downloaded for free. If you want to get fancy, you can always buy more sophisticated software at BC specialty computer stores. I recommend using a headset microphone so the mic is always in the right spot to get a clear and consistent recording.

Now the fun part: what will you podcast? The possibilities are endless for Richmond direct marketers. You can record BC trade show presentations, interviews with founding distributors of your Richmond direct sales company, or create an entertaining pitch about your Vancouver business opportunity. Let your expertise and enthusiasm shine.

Creating a podcast gives you a chance to connect with potential Richmond customers or downline members in a personal way.

I am entrpreneur and investor in human spirit Phil Hoskins, a network marketer representing Activ, the healthy chocolate beverage. I am based in Delta, BC.

Are you interested in owning a Activ, the healthy chocolate beverage online business? My team members are steadily expanding their networks and increasing their direct sales income.

Call me today to start building your own online Activ, the healthy chocolate beverage business!

entrpreneur and investor in human spirit Phil Hoskins

Delta, BC zip code V4M 1Z9
604.943.8598 phil@philhoskins.com
Activ, the healthy chocolate beverage residual income opportunity for Richmond home-based business owners.

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.

Earn Residual Income In Vancouver

Welcome Vancouver home based business blog visitors! This site is for everyone in Vancouver who is researching home based business opportunities.

There are as many flavors of home based businesses as their are Vancouver entrepreneurs. In my Vancouver neighborhood there are hairdressers, accountants, personal trainers, real estate agents, and mobile caterers that keep their business expenses low by working from home.

I run a thriving Activ, the healthy chocolate beverage business from my home. One of the special characteristics of network marketing businesses is the ability to make passive income. Because I have built a large network of distributors, I have established several channels of residual income.

The members of my Activ, the healthy chocolate beverage sales team are also establishing their own streams of passive income. As you consider which type of home based business to start, keep the Activ, the healthy chocolate beverage ‘passive income factor’ in mind.

To learn more about my residual income business, call me today!


entrpreneur and investor in human spirit Phil Hoskins
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.