October 8th, 2008

NMOA News and Information

New Product

Home and Garden Product
PetPeekTM, the window for your fence, is a durable, hard plastic dome 9.5" in diameter.

It is designed to be mounted in a wood or vinyl fence so that children and dogs within the fenced area can see out. The kit comes complete with a black, non-corrosive trim ring, all hardware, and easy-to-read, do-it-yourself installation instructions.

The PetPeekTM window can also be installed in dog houses and play houses, and can add a decorative, practical touch to landscape projects. PetPeekTM windows are fun for pets and children while being an attractive addition to your property. Just use your imagination!

PetPeekTM allows your dog to have a point of view in your fence where none existed before. A dog with a point of view is a happy dog!

If you’d like a sample or more information please contact: Don Debelak at 612-414-4118 or dondebelak@dondebelak.com.

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Are you looking for a large collection of Wholesale Suppliers, Importers, Distributors, Liquidation and Closeout Specialists?

If so, make sure you look into the NMOA Professional Wholesale Resource Guide.

This 4-in-1 directory has been hand compiled over the years to put all types of wholesale resources at your fingertips.

A Lesson in Strategy: Lead with a Vision
In Yogi Berra’s 2007 commencement speech to the graduating class of St. Louis University, he said, “Be careful if you don’t know where you’re going in life, because you might not get there.”

Yogi’s latest take on his own funny and famous quote from years ago certainly describes the unfortunate situation that many professionals and business owners find themselves in.

While focusing on the tactical nature of doing business, the strategic vision is often lost, and in some cases it never gets established in the first place. We’re sure that we need to make the month. We’re sure that we have to pay the bills. We know that we have to keep our customers happy if we have any hope of survival. But in the end, will the business activities we engage in every day deliver the end result we wish for?
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Direct Marketing Fourth Quarter Hiring Plans Plunge
Direct marketers are coping with the slumping economy by making deep cuts in their hiring plans for the remainder of 2008, according to the latest Bernhart Associates employment survey.

"Every one of our major employment indicators showed significant declines compared with summer and now stand at their lowest levels since the survey began 8 years ago." said Jerry Bernhart, owner of Bernhart Associates Executive Search, LLC, and a veteran direct marketing recruiter.

According to the survey, 31% of companies responding said they plan to add to headcount during the current fourth quarter. down sharply from 47% last quarter. Hiring...   Click here for full details:


 "How To Profit From Social Media Marketing"
11:30 am - 1:00 pm EST on November 19, 2008
The "noise" is deafening. Find out how to turn the "noise" into results.

You've been reading about social media everywhere, from the business
press to the local newspaper.

Industry publications are abuzz about it. It's on the news -- and news outlets are even using it. Just look at CNN's iReport and correspondent Rick Sanchez, who relies on Twitter as an integral part of his reports.

Your boss may be asking about it -- or insisting that the company avoid it like the plague. Then again, if you're a savvy boss, business owner or marketing Pro -- as we suspect you are -- you want to dig into it and "get the goods" on how you can use it to grow your business and your career.  Learn about this important seminar here:

little Leadership: It’s the Smallest Things That Make the Biggest Difference
Samuel was ready to pull his hair out. Transferred from corporate to a struggling out-of-state plant, he had done everything he knew to establish trust and build credibility but nothing had seemed to work. Nine months in, he still sensed suspicion and guardedness whenever he walked the shop floor, and business results were lagging. Finally, he turned to a trusted member of his team for advice and was dumfounded by the response:

Change your license plates. Every day the employees come to work and see your car in the lot with license plates from your previous state. They assume you’re just like all the rest: another short-timer who will be returning to corporate soon enough, so why should they buy-in to you? If you want to prove you’re here to stay, change your plates!
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