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AUGUST/SEPTEMBER 2011 Volume 1/Number 2

B U S I N E S S SENSE

3 “Hints for Small Business Owners” “What Type of Business Is This??”

EVENT CALENDAR 4 Upcoming Events Wherever you go, whatever you do, stay abreast of what VP Members are doing.

HEALTH SPOTLIGHT 6 “Alopecia Awareness” by Dr. Linda Amerson VP MEETUP SNAPSHOTS! 7 Just Pearlz Pick of the Month 8 Tana Hernandez PREFERRED VENDOR DIRECTORY 9 SPECIAL THANKS 13 NEWSLETTER ADVERTISING GUIDELINES 14

((((((Hey Professionals))))))) Hello and thank you all for supporting the 2nd edition of It's Your Time to Shine. This newsletter was created in order to assist the members of Vendors Preferred and other business professionals advertise their businesses without paying an outrageous fee. If you would like to be featured in our Vendors Spotlight, contribute an article, or be one of Just Pearlz's picks, please view our Newsletter Guidelines. WANT TO BE A VENDOR AT OUR NEXT VENDORS MEET UP PLEASE CONTACT US AT VIPVENDORS@GMAIL.COM..


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UPCOMING EVENTS Vendors Meet Up Monday, August 15th from 7-9 p.m. Location: The Spa Bar, 1308 Conant Street, Dallas TX 75207 (214) 716-0529

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Vendors Meet Up Monday, September19th from 7-9 p.m. Location: LA’s Hair and Scalp Clinic, 2304 W. Pioneer Parkway, Suite 6 Arlington, TX 76013 September 30th, “Sweet and Sour“ and “Just Pearlz” are Going PINK!! Stay tuned for more details.

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MEDIA CONTACT Latoya “Lady T” Richardson Bee FLY Project Ph: 214-854-9291 BeeFLYProject@gmail.com www.BeeFLYProject.com

Press Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Back by Popular Demand! Thriller: A Tribute to the King of Pop Dallas, TX (May 1, 2011) – If you didn’t get a chance to see it the first time, reserve your space now! Back by popular demand, Bee FLY Project will once again air Thriller: Remembering the King of Pop. This must see production will take you on a journey through the life of the most inspiring pop music artist of all time, Michael Jackson. In the production, Thriller: Remembering the King of Pop young actors and performers from the DFW area showcase their talents through song, dance, and theatrical performances to pay homage and celebrate the life of Michael Jackson. These talented youth receive hands on training in every aspect of a professional production ranging from film to sound while exploring their gifts in acting, dance, and singing. Bee FLY Project is able to offer this opportunity to students who would otherwise not be able to participate at little or no cost. Our first showing brought in attendance over 400 people over the course of two days and we want to bring in more at the next event. Thriller: Remembering the King of Pop premieres October 29, 2011 and tickets are already on sale for $10 (Kids under 5 FREE) and $20 for VIP tickets. Tickets are available online at www.BeeFLYProject.com, by telephone at 214-854-9291 or through cast members. For more information about Thriller: Remembering the King of Pop, call 214-854-9291 or visit www.BeeFLYProject.com.

For additional information contact: Latoya “Lady T” Richardson, CEO & Event Producer, Bee FLY Project, P.O. Box 1223 Cedar Hill, TX 75106 Ph: 214-854-9291 BeeFLYProject@gmail.com www.BeeFLYProject.com #######


By Dr. Linda Amerson

ALOPECIA AWARENESS "Alopecia is the medical term for hair loss. This condition affects over 80 million Americans. Under this umbrella there are over 75 categories. As a board certified Trichologist, I specialize in alopecia and scalp disorder conditions. Furthermore, I am happy to share some exciting news with you. In September 2012, I will set sail on an alopecia cruise in recognition of National Alopecia Awareness Month. The dates are September 10-15, 2012. We are anticipating a sell-out of reserved cruise cabins. Additionally, we are hosting an essay contest. We will sponsor one or more inner city child, affected with alopecia, along with their parent. The child will be required to write a 300-400 word essay on "How Alopecia Has Affected Me." Our panel of judges will choose the winning essay(s). Submission deadline is July 1, 2012. Lastly, the child will read the winning essay during Awards Night during the cruise." For more information please feel free to contact me at (817) 265-8854 or visit us on the web at www.hairandscalpessentials.com.


Just Pearlz Pick of the Month


Photo by Jamerican Designs (jamerican-designs.4t.com)

Just Pearlz... is an expert at hosting • Private jewelry parties • Bridal showers • Women conferences and etc...

Just Pearlz is a jewelry company that offers fashion brand jewelry at lower prices. Jewelry purchased from Just Pearlz is handmade, customized or imported to make your jewelry collection a notch above the rest!! Here are ways to save with Just Pearlz… Host a jewelry event/ party with Just Pearlz and receive free jewelry just for hosting! Refer friends to Just Pearlz and receive discounts towards your next purchase!

Contact Just Pearlz now at Email:Just.pearlz@yahoo.com Website: Justpearlz.com Facebook: Just Pearlz Follow me on Twitter: justpearlzJP


Face Painting for Your Event by Kathy Rollwage of Merry Heart Face Painting That big event is coming up and you are looking for something fun and different! The nice thing about face painting is that it’s enjoyable for everyone; those being painted and those simply watching! But, before you just randomly go online to search for your entertainer, here’s a quick checklist: •

 

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ALLOW PLENTY OF PLANNING – IF POSSIBLE. It is never TOO SOON….and I recommend you allow a couple of months if you have it, so you’ll have more options. I’m as happy about last minute gigs as any others, but you’ll get my best service if I have at least a week. I’m sure that most entertainers feel the same way. BE READY TO GET YOUR PRICE QUOTE! INFO TO HAVE WHEN YOU MAKE YOUR CALL OR EMAIL: Budget I’ve seen anything from $50-250 an hour in the DFW area; $100-150 is probably the average. Generally speaking, you will get what you pay for! ☺ Services Desired Cheek Art – Full Faces – Glitter Tattoos - etc? Date & Time Location/Venue Number of Possible “Paintees”/Attendees (usually the number of invites +) Keep in mind that it’s not always children that ask to be painted. Many times, there as many teens and adults as children. So if your budget doesn’t allow for everyone, you will have to mention this to the entertainer and in your invitations! General Rule of thumb: 1 hour = 12 simple paintings There are of course issues that arise that can interfere with this math - slow this process down- such as an unattended crowd of children, squirmy paintees, etc. IMPORTANT INFORMATON YOU SHOULD DISCUSS WITH THE FACEPAINTER: Samples Photos? References from past clients? Cheat Sheet/Picture Book/Word list of things that can be painted For larger crowds (20 painting per hour), you may consider a very abbreviated sheet of ideas (4-6 designs) or simply a list. Years of Experience? Types of Paints used? Snazaroo, Paradise, Wolfe Face Art, Diamond FX, and Kryolan are a few of the best face paints. They are all FDA approved, wash off the skin easily, and wash off clothes and hair as well. Acrylic/Craft paints are NOT recommended for use on skin. Also, make sure cosmetic grade glitter is used as well. How many painters provided for price quoted? Table and chairs (table for paints & supplies)=seating for the painter and paintee OTHER IMPORTANT DETAILS: Best Parking for the Painter to load/unload Inside or Outside? If your event is an outdoor event please make sure that our entertainers have adequate shade to help minimize the detrimental effects of direct sunlight and heat on them and their balloons or face paint. During Hot Weather months, water and electricity for a fan is pretty important. Some entertainers charge additional fees for outside events. Is there ample room for the children to watch and wait? Access to water, electricity, restrooms Discounts for Charity/Churches? Tip Jar Allowed? Assistance Provided LAST BUT NOT LEAST? Gated community or access issues? Be sure to discuss/give phone #’s etc Contact # of the Entertainer Discuss AHEAD OF TIME, where you will meet if this is a public place – park, restaurant, church, etc. Make sure you exchange phone numbers for the day of the event.

Merry Heart Party Painting Kathy Rollwage MerryHeartPaint@yahoo.com

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Rates Vary By Location and Event Type

http://local.yahoo.com/info‐74217256‐merry‐heart‐face‐painting‐arlington Free Quote Available at:    http://www.gigsalad.com/merry_heart_face_painting_arlington    MANY FRIENDS IN THE BUSINESS…so if I, or a member of my team, can’t help you, I HAVE I will do my best to find someone to help you out! Please EMAIL me to be put on my distribution and hear more about future events I’ll be at or know about!


ANGELA SKIPPER, TRAVEL CONSULTANT WEBSITE: www.angelaskipper.rovia.com CONTACT: (214) 282-9934 Become a Preferred Customer and have access to great “everyday, everywhere” discounts and unlimited Concierge Service. Book Your Dream Trip Now! Travel, Have Fun, Make Money! Stay at 4 & 5 Star resorts at 2 & 3 Star prices. Vacation like a Rockstar but on a budget. Get paid for your travel referrals. “Proud supporter of the 11th Annual Run/Walk to break the silence on Ovarian Cancer on September 17, 2011.”

I create silk flower, gift baskets, venue, sympathy, & MORE! I am known for my silk flower ink pens. Give me the opportunity to show you what quality silk flowers can do. Prices range from the very reasonable to the very ridiculous! Check out my web site www.debs-silks.net. I would be proud to assist you in finding something for someone special. even if that someone is you! Debbie Latham Magee


LATOYA GARRETT-RICHARDSON WEBSITE: www.BeeFlyproject.com FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/BeeFlyProject CONTACT: (214) 854-9291 Support Bee Fly Project, the new company that educates, entertains and empowers plus size women and girls to embrace their curves and celebrate their beauty.

MINISTER R.L. TAYLOR The Preacher, The Singer, and the Songwriter You can find samples of my songs on MYSPACE. GOD BLESS YOU! CONTACT: FACEBOOK: http://facebook.com/min.rltaylor EMAIL: rltalorpss@yahoo.com


VENDORS PREFERRED  Newsletter Advertising Rate Sheet and Guidelines    On behalf of our Staff at Vendors Preferred, we would like to take this time to welcome you as well as  thank you for your interest in advertising your products and services in our monthly newsletter.  Our  publication is designed for both print production packages as well as an online format.    Advertising in  the It’s Your Time to Shine Newsletter has a standard set of guidelines that ensure that your company’s  products or services are represented in both a professional and consistent manner providing quality  results by extending your network exposure.     

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