My love for the Italian language and culture led me to create La Piazza di Carolina, a cultural center that specializes in programming for children. This business has enabled me to use my creativity so many ways. I have a lot of fun coming up with new ideas for programs, events, and new directions for the business. The possibilities are endless and my creative mind keeps moving forward. This is the part of my entrepeneurialship that gives me the most freedom. I love coming up with innovative ideas partly because it comes easily to me.
Thanks David. I asked because I saw that someone gave feedback to kidsofcalifornia on her website in her previous post. I didn`t know about the Website Critique forum. I`ll take a look. Thanks for pointing it out.
cgengo3/4/2009 12:15 PM
Anyone want to take a look at my website and give me some ideas? I`m very much trying to drive more traffic to it and increase my email list. I am a heavy user of Constant Contact.
I do know I need to refresh my content, and I have started a newsletter, but I am currently waiting for my webmaster to update my site to a CMS system so that eventually I can get right in there and make the updates myself , especially when I need immediate updates. I currently don`t have a link on the site to my newsletter and blog but it is hosted on a social network called Modern Italian Network, http://my.modernitalian.org/members/group.asp?id=32599
I also think I need to increase my market base and am investigating some ideas that would allow me to attract business outside of my geographic area. Right now the mainstay of my business is a local preschool and Italian classes and events for children, so it keeps me limited. If I want to reach a wider audience I believe I need to offer something else. But what?
Thanks for the forum David.
I agree with Sevenoaks, although I am not a conservative, I believe it is to one`s advantage to be stylish and tasteful with appearance and not necessarily "sexy." I used to work for an employment agency years ago, and the counselors spent a lot of time advising interviewees how to dress. From a fashion point of view (I also used to work in high-end Italian fashion) it`s important to know your body type and how to accentuate your features tastefully. First impressions do mean a lot and unfortunately the "cover" or one`s appearance is the first thing that others see and perhaps from where they form their. BUT, I do not believe a women or a man needs to show sex appeal. The whole package is what does it. A presentable look and smarts makes the sale,but it also keeps the business.
Actually, I think the ability to be articulate goes further than the ability to be sexy.
Intelligence is far sexier.
cgengo2/24/2009 6:13 PM