Timely Visit Blog Rss Feed Latests articles http://www.timelyvisit.com Sat, 13 Apr 2024 00:41:32 +0000 <![CDATA[From selling lemonade as a kid to running a successful home business for over a decade]]> Denise Milette has always loved and believed in entrepreneurship. “Ever since I was very young I would try to make money by doing something that others weren't doing,” she told TimelyVisit.

We Fulfill

“I was always the kid with the lemonade stand or making haunted houses,” she further shared. “It was very exciting to produce something that others would pay for.”

She also said that what she loves most about herself is her love for being out of the box. “I love fl ...]]> http://www.timelyvisit.com/blog/feed Fri, 19 Jun 2015 00:00:00 +0000 we-fulfill <![CDATA[Creating a Website for Your Service Business in 30 minutes (infographic)]]> How to create a website for your small service business in 30 minutes. No design or programming experience needed.

Create a service business website

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<![CDATA[Your Business Website and Local Traffic: The Big 3 Must Haves]]> So you've finally entered the digital marketing arena. You've built your website, you're even getting some traffic. You may have a business Facebook page and know how to Tweet. Heck, you even know a little about SEO! So you pat yourself on the back, get ready for the mob of customers, sit back and wait. And wait. But the in-store sales haven't budged. Unlike Field of Dreams, just because you built it doesn't mean they will come. You have to drive that traffic to your website and here's how you're going to do it.

The Big 3

There's a lot of ways to get exposure for your small business, but when it comes to digital marketing, there are 3 proven ...]]> http://www.timelyvisit.com/blog/feed Thu, 14 May 2015 00:00:00 +0000 business-local-traffic <![CDATA[Maintain Your Peace of Mind with the Right Massage Therapist Insurance (excerpt)]]>

Free eBook: Massage Therapy or Bust

A chapter excerpt from Monica Caulfield's book, Massage Therapy or Bust

Practical Strategies to Ensure a Successful Massage Therapy Career

About the Book ...]]> http://www.timelyvisit.com/blog/feed Fri, 08 May 2015 00:00:00 +0000 massage-liability-insurance <![CDATA[How a youth minister has built a thriving pizzeria thanks to his teenage protégés]]>

Humdinger's founder Gordon Fletcher with wife Simone
Humdinger's founder Gordon Fletcher
with wife Simone

Gordon Fletcher was born in Columbus, Ohio and moved to Alaska at the age of four when his dad, who was a journeyman lineman with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW), found work there. They bounced around from Anchorage to Kodiak to Chugiak and eventually settled in ...]]> http://www.timelyvisit.com/blog/feed Fri, 08 May 2015 00:00:00 +0000 Gordon-Fletcher-Humdingers-Pizza <![CDATA[Picking the Perfect Massage Therapy Business Name (excerpt)]]>

Free eBook: Massage Therapy or Bust

A chapter excerpt from Monica Caulfield's book, Massage Therapy or Bust

Practical Strategies to Ensure a Successful Massage Therapy Career

About the Book ...]]> http://www.timelyvisit.com/blog/feed Wed, 22 Apr 2015 00:00:00 +0000 massage-business-name <![CDATA[Friends loved her salad dressing so much that she turned it into a prosperous food business]]> Doxys sample

Nina Faull, a psychology major in college, landed a job in the medical field upon moving to Denver in 2000. She worked in the administrative side of the medical field while pursuing her MBA and moved into medical sales upon completing her master's program in 2005.

However, Nina soon found herself in a groove - work, home, cook, clean, TV, bed, repeat.

One night she got the random idea to write a cookbook for her husband... nothing difficult. Just easy recipes so that she could break the monotony of work, home, cook, ...]]> http://www.timelyvisit.com/blog/feed Sat, 04 Apr 2015 00:00:00 +0000 doxys <![CDATA[This doctor’s passion for weight loss pushed her into business after being disillusioned by her job]]>

Angela Tran
Angela Tran

Angela Tran is board-certified in internal medicine and obesity medicine. She graduated from Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences in 2004, and did her residency training at Exempla St. Joseph Hospital in Denver, Colorado.

Working as a primary care physician for five years, Angela started to realize that s ...]]> http://www.timelyvisit.com/blog/feed Fri, 27 Mar 2015 00:00:00 +0000 Med-Fit <![CDATA[How a very uncomfortable trip to Paris was turned into a very successful business]]> Kuhi Comfort

Diane Campbell, Kuhi Comfort

Diane Campbell was born and grew up in Southern California. “I have always loved to travel,” she shared. “Growing up my family took car camping vacations in the summer and throughout my life I have enjoyed adventures in the US, Europe, Asia, Africa and Mexico.”

However, Diane could never get comfortable with the U-shaped pillows that are sold everywhere.

“It was on a trip to Paris with my daughter that I had purchased a U-shaped pillow t ...]]> http://www.timelyvisit.com/blog/feed Wed, 04 Feb 2015 00:00:00 +0000 how-uncomfortable-trip-to-paris-turned-into-business <![CDATA[Your Cup Counts: How One Company Took Their Love of Coffee From Bean Roasting to Fund Raising]]> Your cup counts - Seth Stevens and his family

Seth Stevens and his family

A Bootstrappers Beginnings

Seth Stevens, owner of the successful fund raising company, Your Cup Counts, came to have the entrepreneurial spirit pretty naturally. His mother was flipping houses long before it became such a popular business. His father is an accomplished country song writer and his grandfather, in addition to being a pastor at 3 different churches, was an expert piano tuner on th ...]]> http://www.timelyvisit.com/blog/feed Fri, 09 Jan 2015 00:00:00 +0000 how-one-company-took-their-love-of-coffee-bean-roasting-to-fund-raising <![CDATA[Building the Bridge to the Future ….from where you are to where you want to be!]]> Vivacity golf wear for women

Vivacity Sportswear® is my first foray in the fashion/sportswear world. After years in the biotech/pharmaceutical industry with no prior training in fashion design and garment manufacturing, I have learned “on the job” what needs to happen in order to develop, merchandise and sell a collection in the retail world.

Making the transition from a corporate job to an entrepreneurial venture in a new industry has not been the easiest – or san ...]]> http://www.timelyvisit.com/blog/feed Fri, 02 Jan 2015 00:00:00 +0000 vivacity-sportswear <![CDATA[Planet Bouncy - bouncing to success right from the start]]> Sergei Sychev was born in Moscow, Russia and immigrated to the US in 1979. After high school in Orange County, he moved to Los Angeles to attend UCLA. Out of college, Sergei entered the corporate world as a stockbroker and followed this with a series of other suit-and-tie jobs that committed him to a 9-5 work week.

A business born of bruises (literally and otherwise)

Sergei started Planet Bouncy in 2008, right in the thick of the Great Recession.

He was working for a consulting firm that, like other businesses, was going through a tough transition. Eventually everybody, including Sergei, got laid off with a short severance package.

Before this, ...]]> http://www.timelyvisit.com/blog/feed Sat, 20 Dec 2014 00:00:00 +0000 planet-bouncy <![CDATA[As a little girl in Ukraine, she used to sew clothes for her dolls. Now she runs a successful boutique in LA]]> Stella Shirman, founder of Estell Boutique in LA

Stella Shirman, founder of Estell Boutique in LA

Stella Shirman was born in Ukraine, grew up in Columbus, Ohio and relocated to Los Angeles in 2008 with a dream to work in the fashion industry.

“I always had a good eye for style and helped my friends dress appropriately for their body types,” she told Timely Visit. “I always had a passion for fashion.”

But despite her strong ambitions of becoming a fashion designer, Stella’s parents insisted that ...]]> http://www.timelyvisit.com/blog/feed Wed, 10 Dec 2014 00:00:00 +0000 how-to-run-successful-boutique-in-la <![CDATA[Building A Business That Serves As A Solution]]> The most memorable businesses boast compelling stories and their mission’s follow suit. These enterprises find a need, problem or re-occurring challenge and then set to build not just a business but a real solution. I always wanted to build a business that was bigger than “me”; something that could help thousands of people; something scalable. Here I share my journey of building my business, in the hopes that you too will be inspired to create a project, business, or idea that helps thousands.

Her Hub founder - Felena Hanson http://www.timelyvisit.com/blog/feed Thu, 04 Dec 2014 00:00:00 +0000 building-a-business-that-serves-as-a-solution <![CDATA[From working on a cruise line to running a successful restaurant in California]]>

Yusuf Topal was born and raised in Turkey. He joined the cruise line industry in 2001 and worked there until 2009 when he married his wife. Together, the two moved to Napa, California where Yusuf overcame huge challenges to start Tarla Grill, a successful Mediterranean restaurant.


Yusuf Topal, owner of Tarla Grill
Yusuf Topal, owner of Tarla Grill


Yusuf Topal was b ...]]> http://www.timelyvisit.com/blog/feed Tue, 25 Nov 2014 00:00:00 +0000 from-working-on-cruise-line-to-running-succesful-restaurant-in-california <![CDATA[This mother of five has turned her hobby into a six-figure grossing business in the heart of Alaska]]> Penny McGoey

Penny McGoey, founder of "Becoming Images"

Married to a US serviceman and a mother of five, Penny McGoey wanted a career that could allow her to put her family first and also be able to move at short notice. She soon developed a passion for photography. Penny has since turned what started out as just a hobby into a successful boutique wedding and portrait studio in Juneau, Alaska called "Becoming Images".

As a full-time mother of five an ...]]> http://www.timelyvisit.com/blog/feed Thu, 20 Nov 2014 00:00:00 +0000 mother-of-five-business-in-the-heart-of-alaska <![CDATA[5 Low Tech But Effective Ways to Market Your Small Business]]> If you are a small business with a brick and mortar as well as an internet presence, you probably

try your best to keep up with the current trends and statistics that make up online marketing. Social media, algorithms, keywords, SEO...the list goes on and on and seems to change faster than you can even keep up. But the digital marketing gurus tell you that if you don't keep up and master these often complex strategies, you and your business are doomed to be left behind.

An online presence is certainly an advantage and may actually be a necessity, but in this fast paced, digitally driven business environment it's easy to forget those tried and true strategies that our b ...]]> http://www.timelyvisit.com/blog/feed Mon, 10 Nov 2014 00:00:00 +0000 small-business-marketing-tips <![CDATA[This guy went from barely passing his HSC to shaking up Australia's cosmetic surgery industry]]> David Segal

David Segal, The Cosmetic Institute founder

After noticing that many Australians were flying overseas to Thailand for cheaper cosmetic surgery, 33 year old businessman David Segal founded The Cosmetic Institute (TCI) two years ago and has since led it to become one Australia’s largest providers of cosmetic surgery.

David Segal barely passed his HSC, dropped out of university after a few months and went on to try his hand at every possible job under the sun, from washing cars to working in libraries and g ...]]> http://www.timelyvisit.com/blog/feed Tue, 28 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0000 cosmetic-institute-australia <![CDATA[Does Your Small Business Website Avoid These 5 Deadly Sins?]]> #1 Grammar and Spelling

Spellchecking and grammar

Seems like a given, but we have all been to websites that just aren't quite up to par in the grammar and spelling departments. Where the unspoken acceptance of weak editing and proofreading in digital publishing came from is up for debate, but it speaks volumes about your company's credibility and professionalism. And it sends your customers searching elsewhere.

#2 Responsi ...]]> http://www.timelyvisit.com/blog/feed Sat, 25 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0000 website-sins <![CDATA[PET Care is Serious Business at POOCHES Sport and Spa]]> Bruce and Irena, the owners of Pooches Sport and Spa, have been operating in the pet care industry for 17 years. Initially, the couple serviced clients in Manhattan. As Long Island City (Queens) became more residential, they opened their state-of-the-art facility for pet care. Bruce and Irena now live, work, and service clients in Long Island City. Bruce said, “We have 60 to 80 clients per day,” and he believes they can handle more clients without being overextended. The company offers overnight stays, daycare, and grooming. In addition to those services, clients can inquire about in-home care. Long Island City has seen major developments in the past few years; the demand for pet care ...]]> http://www.timelyvisit.com/blog/feed Tue, 21 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0000 pooches-sport-spa <![CDATA[A Growing Business for Growing Families]]> Third Door Workhub Nursery

Shazia Mustafa

Entrepreneurs are problem solvers by nature. The problem that Shazia Mustafa and Yusuf Chadun were experiencing was common to most working families: how to juggle work and childcare. Their solution was a whole new proposition: a co-working space and nursery on one site. Parents who worked for themselves, flexibly or remotely would then able literally to take their children to the office, and could book flexible hours of high quality childcare to suit their working patterns.

This br ...]]> http://www.timelyvisit.com/blog/feed Sun, 19 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0000 Third-Door-Workhub-Nursery <![CDATA[Elite Obstetrics & Gynecology – Success Built on Giving Patients What They Want]]> It’s risky to buck the system. Especially, when that system is as big and powerful as the medical care industry. “It won’t work,” they told her. “You’ll never make a profit,” they warned.

Dr. Lanalee Sam, OBGYN, entered healthcare with a heart of compassion and a desire to better the lives of her patients through the care she could provide. Unfortunately, like many of her peers, she found her experience in today’s high-pressure medical system frustrating.

Dr Lanalee Sam

A joy of birth, Dr. Lanalee Sam

...]]> http://www.timelyvisit.com/blog/feed Sat, 18 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0000 Elite-Obstetrics-Gynecology-Success-Story <![CDATA[Top 5 Ways to be Irreplaceable (and Why to AVOID Them!)]]> Becoming irreplaceable at your job is a great way to secure your job, right? On the surface it seems perfectly logical that if you are the only one who can do a job, then your company HAS to keep you for that job.

Being irreplaceable

While there certainly are positives to being indispensable, there are some very real pitfalls as well. For those of you who buy into the irreplaceable=security formula, here are 5 ways to become indispensable. Use them at your own risk!

1 ...]]> http://www.timelyvisit.com/blog/feed Sat, 18 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0000 5-Ways-to-be-Irreplaceable <![CDATA[A Streamlined Dental Experience]]> Court Square Dentistry, New York City

Court Square Dentistry

Recently I decided it was time to go to the Dentist. Let's not get into the details of my last visit, but it had been a while. All my previous Dentist Offices were in rural areas. Now that I live in New York City, it was time for a different kind of dental experience. A quick online search revealed an office walking distance from my apartment. The walk was the first major difference between my previous Dentist appointments; I’m used to a making a 30 to 45 m ...]]> http://www.timelyvisit.com/blog/feed Sat, 11 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0000 a-streamlined-dental-experience