Black Friday News & Offers – Stop!  Newsflash!!

Black Friday News & Offers – Stop! Newsflash!!

Black Friday is coming!  It’s all over social media. Offers, Discounts – argh!!!

So what is Kids Bee Happy doing for Black Friday?  Well firstly let me tell what we’re not doing.

MASSIVE HUGE BIG DISCOUNTS!

We’re not doing big headline massive grabbing discounts, and we’d like to advise you that you shouldn’t be doing this really either – and here’s why.   When you see those offers that say 70% off its important to remember that it actually means 70% of the very expensive price that was charged for a few days in only a few of their stores – rather than 70% of the actual real price that most consumers would have bought it at over the last few months.

Top Tip – As you’re selling a good product at a very fair price all of the time, if you do the silly discounts, you’ll be selling for no profit.  So don’t be worried that you haven’t got a big Black Friday massive discount – tell your customers that instead you choose to offer good value for money prices all year round rather than hike your prices, and then give fake discounts.

TOP SECRET DEALS!!

We’re not doing top secret, confidential, not telling you til midnight on Thursday deals because these don’t help anyone.  Everyone knows that the last payday before Christmas tends to have a lot of expectation on it anyway, and so keeping everything secret, and not letting people plan or prepare, doesn’t really help anyone.  So, we will be telling you what our offers will be and they will be valid for a week, so that you time to decide that you want to take advantage of them – or not.

UNIQUE ITEMS!!!

For Unique Items – you should read “some really weird brand that no-one’s ever heard of, but if stick up online reduced down from an articifically stupid high price, people will think that it’s an “exclusive” item rather than something that’s been left over with one of our wholesalers. – so yeah – we’re not doing those either.

ONLY 5 AVAILABLE!!!!   GRAB YOURS FAST!!!!!

Having only a few of these deals available to only a tiny number of customers means that the majority of customers wont get the deal.  Now that’s not very fair.  And not very nice.  It might create a panic, but the majority of your customers will be left out.  Not the way to make your customers feel appreciated and wanted.  So, the products that we have discounts on will have lots of stocks, so that lots of consultants can take advantage of them if they wish.

BIG TICKET ITEMS!!!!!!

We know from past experience that actually consultants like to spread their purchases over the year, to stock up quietly and bit by bit as they need it and to match their purchases with their sales.  So our offers will be on a few small ranges, on things that will actually help your business grow.

So, now we’ve told you what we’re not doing, time to tell you what we are doing:

Black Friday Offers  (Monday 20th November – Sunday 26th November)

  • Magnet Sheets – 50% Off – That means you get a magnet for less than 3p!  Yes 3p!!  What a great way to add value to your customers pictures.  Haven’t tried them yet – shame on you!  Well you’ve no excuse now, so get some!
  • Buy 500 Business Cards and get 1500 Free – Yes 1500 Free.  2000 Business cards for £30, or a penny and a half each.  At that price you can really afford to distribute them liberally wherever you go, you can leave a whole Hansel and Gretal style trail!  Don’t have business cards yet – why not??
  • DOUBLE POINTS on the New 2018 Join My Team Mini Roller Banner.  Cost £20 – get 40 Points!
  • Free Christmas Competitions Cards with every order placed during the period.

So, as they say in Scotland – that’s us 😉

But please, remember that Black Friday is 90% marketing gimmick, and that all those big companies aren’t really giving away all those products for nothing.  Make sure that when you’re setting your own discounts and offers (and please don’t feel that you have to) remember to check your prices and make sure that you are still making profits.  Be a leader, not a follower.

July’s Top 10%

July’s Top 10%

Kids Bee Happy would like to give Special Recognition to the following consultants who were the Top 10% during the month of July 2017:

Position Name Upline Sponsor Team Leader
1 Claire Rothwell Louise Hawley Louise Hawley
2 Judith Smurthwaite Gem McCallum Gem McCallum
3 Caroline Doran Yvonne Johnson Yvonne Johnson
4 Debbie Todd Debbie Todd Debbie Todd
5 Lyn Bunker Gem McCallum Gem McCallum
6 Tanya Taylor Katy Reed Katy Reed
7 Michelle Warren Yvonne Johnson Michelle Warren
8 Lucy Bedford Gem McCallum Gem McCallum
9 Vicky Gregory Alison Taylor-Fellows Alison Fellows
10 Louise Padmore Louise Hawley Louise Hawley
11 Jennifer O’Hanlon Gem McCallum Gem McCallum
12 Suzi Waddell Yvonne Johnson Yvonne Johnson
13 Adele Emmerson-Ryan Lynn Bramley Gem McCallum
14 Katy Reed Katy Reed Katy Reed
15 Lian Kingscott Alison Taylor-Fellows Alison Fellows
16 Lynn Bramley Gem McCallum Gem McCallum
17 Lucy Galloway Tanya Taylor Katy Reed
18 Louise Maule Debbie Todd Debbie Todd
19 Alison Lafferty Sally Sutthery Maddi Rowley
20 Melissa Harrison Katy Reed Katy Reed
21 Kelly Norton-Noon Yvonne Johnson Yvonne Johnson
22 alison Taylor-Fellows Debbie Todd Debbie Todd
23 Yvonne Johnson Katy Reed Katy Reed
24 Suzanne Wight Louise Brammeld Caroline Thompson
25 Catrina White kelly Farndon Lauren Samson
26 Clare Dervan Louise Hawley Louise Hawley
27 Zoe Mercer Alison Taylor-Fellows Alison Fellows
28 Corine Wright Lucy Galloway Katy Reed
29 Victoria Robb Caroline Thompson Caroline Thompson
30 Jodi Clarke Melissa Harrison Katy Reed
31 Suzanne Kirkham Hannah Healy Louise Hawley
32 Charlotte Rone Michelle Warren Michelle Warren
33 Julie Thompson Debbie Todd Debbie Todd
34 Isla Duncan Louise Brammeld Caroline Thompson

A special mention is given to the following consultants who successfully achieved Top 10% during the first month of their business:  Lucy Galloway, Corine Wright, Jodi Clarke, Lian Kingscroft, Louise Padmore, and Isla Duncan.

Congratulations to all of you.

The Top 10% is a monthly recognition, its wonderful to see a mix of existing consultants and new consultants in this mix.

 

 

Kids Bee Happy Top 5%

Kids Bee Happy Top 5%

This Kids Bee Happy Top 5% is a new recognition award that we present for the first time this month.  This award recognises the people who have been consistently achieving in their Kids Bee Happy business, and measures activity over the past 12 months.

The first consultants to join the Kids Bee Happy top 5% are (in alphabetical order):

  • Christine Bennett
  • Claire Rothwell
  • Clare Dervan
  • Debbie Todd
  • Gemma McCallum
  • Jennifer O’Hanlon
  • Judith Smurthwaite
  • Katy Reed
  • Lauren Samson
  • Louise Hawley
  • Madelaine Rowley
  • Michelle Warren
  • Suzi Waddell
  • Victoria Robb
  • Yvonne Johnson

I’ve know this group of people for a while now, and I can tell you that each of these people has been on a journey, each of them with a personal story about overcoming adversity.  They are a group of the most amazing people, and an inspiration to everyone at Kids Bee Happy.

Meet Louise Hawley – Kids Bee Happy’s Newest Senior Team Leader

Meet Louise Hawley – Kids Bee Happy’s Newest Senior Team Leader

Clare and I have worked closely together for the past year, I have been with kids Bee Happy since January 2016 and Clare since February 2015. We both live in the same area so decided to join forces so we could make maximum use of our sand art exposure.

We regularly attend meetings together to do demonstrations and discuss setting up sand art sessions. We currently have sessions at various places I.e Garden centres, play centres, schools, etc.  We have lots of regular venues that we now use and our customers know we will be back every school holiday, half terms and summer.

We use Facebook as our main advertising tool to create events and share on local Facebook sites or in local magazines.  Every summer we put together one poster which shows all our venues and dates/times, we give these out at all events prior to the summer to make people aware of where we will be.  We rarely attend events together unless it is a really big one. This way we can cover two events on the same day.  We have our own sand art Facebook page where customers can see what we do and message us directly, we share pictures and special offers.

Clare does the main admin i.e. finding events, making enquiries, chasing bookings, answering messages etc – having one person doing this means the customer gets consistent information.  Any enquiries we get we both check our diaries to see who can cover it, this works well as we both have young families and we can work around our family commitments.  Any events we can’t cover we offer them out on our team Buzzy Bees Facebook page and Base Camp.  Every now and then we put together a competition and offer a free pack or party, this helps get our Facebook likes up.

As a Senior Team Leader I hold regular team meetings and keep my team up to date with new info on our team page.  Working together with someone else works well for me and Clare – we have customers asking us to return to events which is fantastic. We have recently set up a regular after school club. Our next mission is to visit local care homes to try to set up a regular mid week sand art session.

The Kids Bee Happy Top 10%

The Kids Bee Happy Top 10%

Kids Bee Happy would like to give Special Recognition to the following consultants who were the Top 10% during the month of May 2017:

Position Name Upline Sponsor Team Leader
1 Claire Rothwell Louise Hawley Louise Hawley
2 Adele Emmerson-Ryan Lynn Bramley Gem McCallum
3 Martin Fearnley Yvonne Johnson Yvonne Johnson
4 Tanya Taylor Katy Reed Katy Reed
5 Nina Gillingham Linda Steward Katy Reed
6 Judith Smurthwaite Gemma McCallum Gem McCallum
7 Susan Willocks Louise Hawley Louise Hawley
8 Katy Reed Frontline Katy Reed
9 Alexandra Simpson Katy Reed Katy Reed
10 Alison Lafferty Sally Sutthery Maddi Rowley
11 Michelle Warren Stacey Smith Michelle Warren
12 Suzanne Wight Louise Brammeld Caroline Thompson
13 Catrina White Kelly Farndon Lauren Samson
14 Sarah Bartholomew Katy Reed Katy Reed
15 Mark Hill Katy Reed Katy Reed
16 Michelle Hubbuck Lynn Bramley Gem McCallum
17 Kay Jackson Yvonne Johnson Yvonne Johnson
18 Jane Gregson Louise Hawley Louise Hawley
19 Karen Ord Gemma McCallum Gem McCallum
20 Sally Sutthery Madelaine Rowley Maddi Rowley
21 Caroline Coll Caroline Thompson Caroline Thompson
22 Yvonne Johnson Katy Reed Yvonne Johnson
23 Gemma McCallum Frontline Gem McCallum
24 Louise Maule Debbie Todd Debbie Todd
25 Lisa Williamson Lauren Samson Lauren Samson
26 Suzi Waddell Yvonne Johnson Yvonne Johnson
27 Jennifer O’Hanlon Christine2 Dormant Gem McCallum
28 Lorraine Boyle Yvonne Johnson Yvonne Johnson
29 Louise Brammeld Louise Cuthbertson Caroline Thompson
30 Lyn Bunker Gemma McCallum Gem McCallum

A special mention is given to the following consultants who successfully achieved Top 10% during the first month of their business:  Martin Fearnley, Mark Hill, Suzanne Wight, Nina Gillingham, Alison Lafferty, Alexandra Simpson, Caroline Coll, Adele Emmerson-Ryan, Michelle Hubbuck, and Sally Sutthery.

Congratulations to all of you.

The Top 10% is a monthly recognition, so if you didn’t make it in May, never fear, June is a whole new ball game.

 

 

Gem McCallum Talks about her Sand Art workshop with Dementia Patients

Gem McCallum Talks about her Sand Art workshop with Dementia Patients

Gem McCallum, Senior Consultants with Kids Bee Happy, talks to us about a recent sand art workshop that she ran at a care home in Cramlington, where one of the residents, Cannon Jack, really enjoyed the sand art experience.

As we tidied up Dawn told me a little bit about jack and it turns out before he became to frail and infirm he had actually been a well respected Cannon and had been highly thought of in churches in the area. He had come to the home when his dementia was well advanced but loved nothing more than watching and feeding the residents birds in the area we held the workshop so it was a stroke of luck i had, had my last bird picture with me that day.
I have a few favourites at my sessions I know we shouldn’t but I especially loved Betty the moody old blind lady who i helped do a picture of a bat for their Halloween party by guiding her hands around the picture and explaining exactly what was happening but Jack i have to say has been my favourite! Oh the stories these men and women have to tell!