Archive for September, 2012

Can Your Langley Home Business Customers Contact You? Welcome Langley entrepreneurs! If you would like to contact me, here is my information:

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

The reason I included my contact info at the beginning of this post is because today’s article discusses the importance of accessibility.

Your contact information is probably the most important thing to include in your BC small business communications. I am surprised, however, at how many Langley home business owners don’t understand this simple fact. Neglecting the most basic things can cause major problems for anyone: Langley home business owners as well as presidential candidates.

Those of you who are old enough to recall the 2000 US presidential election may remember how the layout of the Florida state ballots confused some voters and was a complicating factor in the recount. (Remember the hanging chads?) I doubt that the candidates worried about the design of each state ballot. However, all the campaigning in the world is wasted if the voters can’t figure out how to cast a vote for you. Likewise, all the internet marketing in the world won’t bring you sales if your internet business customers can’t contact you.

ListPipe, the corporate blogging experts point out that many Langley home business blog visitors only enter your site to quickly copy your contact information. Make sure your Activ, the healthy chocolate beverage customers can easily copy and paste your email address and/or phone number into their contact formats.

Now consider the other side of the coin: how can you easily get your customers’ information? Many Langley internet marketers use built-in contact forms that automatically capture your customer’s information and email it to you. If you are not currently using content forms, you may want to take a look at them.

Operating a successful Langley business depends to a large extent on paying attention to the simple things. If you would like more tips, give me a call at 604.943.8598. That’s 604.943.8598. Or email phil@philhoskins.com. That’s phil@philhoskins.com. I am Phil Hoskins.

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
Sep

How Healthy Is Your Vancouver Community?

   Posted by: Phil    in Child Health

How Healthy Is Your Vancouver Community? Hello Vancouver residents! Welcome to my children’s health blog, Vancouver edition. I came across an interesting article in Children’s Health Magazine that got me thinking about children’s health factors in Vancouver.

Have you considered how your BC community influences your child’s health? In a recent study, independent experts compiled statistics on more than 30 factors that are important to a child’s development including: crime and safety, education, economics, housing, education, cultural attractions, and health.1

Burlington, Vermont came out on top, receiving high marks in all areas of study. Burlington has the fewest fast food restaurants per capita and experts believe this is linked to the low rate of obesity. Clearly, the rate of obesity in Richmond and Surrey is partially due to the ready availability of Big Macs and Whoppers.

While moving to Burlington isn’t necessary for your Vancouver child to thrive, ask yourself how your own BC neighborhood ranks. If you think it could improve, attend Vancouver city meetings or make changes within your own home.

You could encourage more participation in sports, start a crime-preventing Vancouver neighborhood watch group, cook as a family, or seek out Richmond museums and Delta cultural events. Whatever you choose, your children will reap the health benefits of your efforts.

If you want to improve your Vancouver child’s nutrition, contact me today to learn about a nutritional supplement packed with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.

Phil Hoskins
Delta, BC zip code V4M 1Z9
604.943.8598 phil@philhoskins.com
Activ, the healthy chocolate beverage

1Jaclyn Colletti, Joel Weber, ‘The 100 Best Places To Raise Kids,’ Children’s Health, Oct. 20, 2009, http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/33385798/ns/today-parenting/t/best-places-raise-kids/#.Tnjjb7_H5, accessed on July 6, 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.

3 Ways To Cut Your Kids' Sugar Intake In Langley

If your Langley children are like mine, they love sweets. It seems like it takes a few years for children to appreciate flavors more sophisticated than Hubba Bubba and Fruity Pebbles. If my kids were in charge of the grocery list, we would eat popsicles for breakfast and gummy bears for dinner.

If you are trying to wean your kids (or yourself) off sugar, I suggest you reduce it in phases. Radical changes rarely succeed for Langley children.

Here are 3 ways to reduce the sugar in your kid’s diets.

1) Drink less soda: they are loaded with sugar and empty calories.
2) Use whole grains: complex carbs provide long-term energy. Brown rice, whole wheat bread, and whole-grain pasta are all readily available at Langley grocery stores.
3) Substitute natural sweeteners like stevia, honey, and 100% fruit juice. The more subtle sweetness provided by natural sweeteners helps taste buds adjust gradually to less sugar.

Xocai offers many low-glycemic healthy chocolate products that kids love. See http://www.mxicorp.com/ for more information.

Check back here next week for more timely tips on improving your children’s health or call 604.943.8598 today. Here’s to a healthy week!

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.

The American Journal Of Bariatric Medicine Reveals Interesting Weight Loss Facts For Delta BC

The American Journal of Bariatric Medicine recently featured an interesting Xocai Weight Loss Study that is now available online to everyone in Delta BC.

The study is titled Weight Loss Study Using a High Antioxidant Cocoa Meal Replacement & Lifestyle Intervention by Dr. Michael Kennedy and Dr. Steve Warren.

If you live in Delta BC and are interested in reviewing the study, you can find it in volume 26, number two in 2011 on page 11.

I have included a PDF of the Xocai Weight Loss Article if you want to read it. I found it to be quite interesting.

Give me a call in Delta BC or write me if you have questions about this study. I am an independent Xocai distributor in the Delta BC area, and I would be happy to tell you more about how are Xocai chocolate can be a healthy way to enjoy one of your favorite treats without all the added sugar.

Phil Hoskins

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.

Go Ahead Trust Me

Hi, thanks for stopping by my Surrey Peanut Butter Cups blog. Today I want to outline some ways to establish credibility with your online blog.

For the past couple of years, I have been following several blogs relevant to the Surrey Peanut Butter Cups industry and have formed some definite opinions about the BC businesses they represent. Some have successfully established credibility in my eyes. When they recommend something, I go check it out. If they make a claim, I believe it.

Even though I have never met these Vancouver business bloggers in person, I trust them. If I was going to do business with another Peanut Butter Cups entrepreneur, I know exactly who it would be.

It is essential for any new Surrey home based business to establish credibility. In the online world, anything goes and often does. Online customers have become suspicious of marketing claims.

Surrey home business bloggers can use excerpts, quotes, and statistics to establish credibility. Here are some tips from ListPipe, the business blogging experts:

‘Some large Surrey companies have well established track records and can support their own claims. For the rest of us Surrey home business bloggers; we need to look to third-party testimony to assure our audience that we know what we’re talking about.’

Including an excerpt or quote is a great way to add credibility to your claim, but make sure the source is credible and watch for quackery. Excerpting an encyclopedia entry or research article is an excellent addition to your blog, as long as you maintain the original context and include enough to assure your readers that you are not cherry-picking.

Statistics can communicate efficacy or some other measurable metric to your Activ, the healthy chocolate beverage blog readers. As with the others, the source of the material will ultimately come under scrutiny. Use studies conducted by respected BC universities and established research firms who have a reputation to protect.

With each of these methods, watch for the pitfall of adding someone else’s words to support your own; when we include excerpts, quotes, or statistics we open the door to logical fallacies, and these can work against you if they are not understood.’ http://blog.listpipe.com

For more BC home business marketing strategies, contact me today!

Delta Peanut Butter Cups Representative 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.

12
Sep

‘Good Job, Bobby! Have Some Saturated Fat!’

   Posted by: Phil    in Child Health

'Good Job, Bobby! Have Some Saturated Fat!' Do your children’s Vancouver school teachers reward good behavior with candy or cookies? Don’t you think it’s a little strange to reward Delta children with something that is bad for them?

Using unhealthy food as a token of merit undermines Vancouver nutrition education and encourages over-consumption of foods high in added sugar and fat. It can also set a precedent for emotional eating, prompting BC kids to eat when they’re not really hungry.

According to a recent study in The Journal of the American Medical Association, over the past three decades, the childhood obesity rate has more than doubled for preschool age children and tripled for children aged 6-11 years. In short, about 20 percent of children are obese. Our children here in Richmond, Surrey, and Langley are no exception.

As a child health advocate based in Delta, I encourage all BC parents to use non-food alternatives when rewarding good behavior.

 

I reward my kids with a trip to the Richmond library or more outside play time. Food is used to fuel our bodies, not to reward us for doing things we should be doing anyway.

When my kids have had an active day at their favorite Richmond park we refuel with nuts and blueberries, which are loaded with antioxidants. Another favorite snack we like to eat to recharge is made from the cacao plant and is also packed with antioxidants.

For more information about this delicious Vancouver kid-friendly snack and other children’s favorites, please contact me today. Thanks for visiting my Delta children’s nutrition blog.

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.

Vidoes Can Help Richmond E-Tailers

It seems like everyone in Richmond has their own video on YouTube. Whether it is a shaky phone-filmed clip of their daughter’s dance solo or the winning goal in a Richmond soccer game, videos have a huge impact.

The online marketplace is like the newspapers in Harry Potter’s world: the people in the photos actually move and talk! Why should your Richmond home business site be the electronic equivalent of an inert Muggle newspaper?

Savvy Richmond online retailers use the power of video to sell online.

Customer Testimonial Video
Record one of your satisfied Richmond home business customers enthusiastically extolling the virtues of your Richmond online business.

How-To Video
Find a YouTube clip of an expert explaining how to use your product or services. (Make sure you don’t drive potential customers to your competitor’s site.) This type of video works well for Richmond direct marketers. The parent company site usually has professional marketing videos ready to drop into your e-store.

Product Demonstration Video
This is similar to the previous two videos. This video should emphasize how your product or service is superior to your competitors. If you give product demos at Richmond trade shows, simply record one of them. Voila! A perfect video for your website!

Visual Stories
Easy-to-understand graphics and animation can explain complicated products and services. These are more difficult to produce yourself if you are not a professional. However, they can be extremely effective if your product or service is complex.

If you want more ideas for promoting your online store, contact me today.

Phil Hoskins 604.943.8598 phil@philhoskins.com 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.

Oral Rinses For Healthy Children's Teeth In Richmond

Some pediatric dentists in the Richmond area are advising BC parents to have their child use an oral rinse that contains fluoride. This has caused some parents to wonder if the use of an oral rinse is helpful for tooth decay prevention even if the child is taking a fluoride supplement.

The answer to that, according to my Richmond children’s dentist, is ‘Yes’. Why?

Fluoride supplements (usually only recommended if the municipal water is not fluoridated) help the teeth that are still forming in the jaw. Oral rinses, however, protect the teeth that have already come in. Fluoride supplements combined with an oral rinse strengthen all teeth: both baby and adult teeth.

OTC fluoride rinses (like ACT) can aid in children’s tooth decay prevention in Richmond. Richmond dentists recommend kids swish the rinse around in their mouth after they brush and floss. The solution should be the last thing to touch their teeth before going to bed.

I am Phil Hoskins, a children’s health advocate in Richmond and Peanut Butter Cups representative.
For more information on children’s vitamins, nutrition, oral health, and Peanut Butter Cups, call me at 604.943.8598.

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.

Probiotics For The Prevention Of Eczema In Delta

If your Delta kiddos scratch and claw at their skin because they suffer from children’s eczema you might consider including more probiotics in their diet.

Probiotics are beneficial bacteria that promote the growth of friendly microflora in the intestines. Some probiotic powerhouses you can find in your favorite Delta grocery store are yogurt, kefir, and kimchi.

Probiotics support digestive health in a number of ways. They have been shown to prevent diarrhea, irritable bowel syndrome, and help reduce the symptoms of eczema.

Safe and natural probiotics can be an effective weapon in your eczema arsenal. Delta dermatologists and Vancouver pediatricians also recommend washing your tot’s clothing with mild detergents, using humidifiers, and bathing them with mild soap and then letting their skin completely dry.

My name is Phil Hoskins and I am a proud Activ, the healthy chocolate beverage representative. I also campaign for children’s health in Delta, Vancouver, and the surrounding areas. If you would like more information about children’s health topics or my Peanut Butter Cups business, contact me today!

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

All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them — Walt Disney

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.