3 Reasons I Love Being My Own Boss!

Business-WomanIt’s National Bosses’ Day and I’m trying to decide whether to take myself out to lunch or out to dinner. I live in drought-inflicted California, so all the flowers are doing their best to survive, but they aren’t as celebratory as they used to be! I’ll have to make my own bouquet… but that’s easy, since I’m in the papercrafting business!

By the way, Happy Bosses’ Day to all you other bosses out there!

I love being my own boss as a Stampin’ Up!® Independent Demonstrator! I just came back from Disneyland with my husband, I just got off the phone with one of the best papercrafters in the world and my personnel issues can be solved on the treadmill! In other words, these are three reasons I love being my own boss:

  1. I set my own schedule and can work whenever, wherever and however I want. No timeclocks or time reporting!
  2. I associate with other papercrafters both as clients and colleagues – and they’re the best in the world!
  3. My only personnel is myself. No employees unless I choose to hire an assistant.

Have you thought about being your own boss? Wouldn’t it be great to set your own schedule, share your talents with great colleagues and clients, and make some extra money as well? Click on the Join My Team Button in the sidebar to see some ideas for your Stampin’ Up!® Independent Demonstratorship. You can also see more in the Owning Your Own Business menu above. If you have questions or would like to find out more, give me a call at (707) 695-3571, or e-mail me at mary@3amstamper.com.  I’d love to chat with you about my business and talk about what the possibilities can be for YOU!

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Stamping Business On The Go

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One of my colleagues literally took her stamping business on the go a few months ago. She moved it to her recreational vehicle and hasn’t looked back ever since! This reminded me of how portable owning your own stamping business as a Stampin’ Up!® Independent Demonstrator can be.

You can design your business so it continues readily through planned moves, unexpected relocations… or even take it on the road! For example:

  •  A traditional workshops-only business plan will make it simple for you to meet your neighbors in your new residence. You can keep in touch with your old customers by phone.
  • An online business will keep going right through your move. Just keep your laptop handy to take care of customers and add updates.
  • A finished goods retail business can let you gradually release products you’ve done ahead of time. You can also use up some of your supplies getting them ready, so there’s less to pack and move.

These are just some of the ways you can make your Stampin’ Up!® Independent Demonstrator business portable. I have ideas for several more based upon actual experiences from myself and some of my colleagues. You can certainly use me and my resources to design your own stamping business on the go!

Have you thought about owning your own stamping business? Wouldn’t it be great to share your talents, pick up some extra cash and know you can take your business with you as well? Click on the Join My Team Button in the sidebar to see some ideas for your Stampin’ Up!® Independent Demonstratorship. You can also see more in the Owning Your Own Business menu above. If you have questions or would like to find out more, give me a call at (707) 695-3571, or e-mail me at mary@3amstamper.com.  I’d love to chat with you about my business and talk about what the possibilities can be for YOU!

 

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Do You Feel Stuck?

 

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Do you feel stuck in the house all the time? Do you only get out to run errands or play taxi? Do you find yourself not taking time for you… and your paper-crafting? How would you like to schedule yourself a Girl’s Night Out to paper-craft every week and make some extra cash as well?

As a Stampin’ Up!® Independent Demonstrator, you can schedule a paper-crafting Girl’s Night Out as often as you like! You can also do mornings or afternoons if those work better. Or you can arrange a mix of all three! The best part is, you can make some extra money while you paper-craft with your friends!

Your paper-crafting business will encourage you to get out and have fun with your friends… and their friends… and their friends… and so on… and so on! You can also gather in your own home. It’s great to be able to change it up! Doesn’t this sound like a great way to become unstuck?

Have you thought about owning your own paper-crafting business? Wouldn’t it be great to share your talents and pick up some extra cash as well? Click on the Join My Team Button in the sidebar to see some ideas. You can also see more in the Owning Your Own Business menu above. If you have questions or would like to find out more, give me a call at (707) 695-3571, or e-mail me at mary@3amstamper.com.  I’d love to chat with you about my business and talk about what the possibilities can be for YOU!

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Why Such A Small Investment?

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You can start your own stamping business as a Stampin’ Up!® Independent Demonstrator for just $99.00. That’s Ninety-Nine Dollars! The reason the cost of the Starter Kit is so low is because many Demonstrators have a room full of papercrafting supplies, including Stampin’ Up! Products, and just need to fill in a few items they may be missing, or that are more current.

For your $99.00, you may select up to $125.00 in Stampin’ Up! Products. I’ve created a basket with products retailing $124.65 that will get you started even if you have nothing! If you have Stampin’ Up! Products, it’s very easy to change what you choose for your Starter Kit. You also receive a box of current catalogs and a package of customer order forms, along with other business supplies.

Have you thought about turning your passion for papercrafting into your own stamping business? Wouldn’t it be great to share your talents and pick up some extra cash as well? Click on the Join My Team Button in the sidebar to see some ideas. You can also see more in the Owning Your Own Business menu above. If you have questions or would like to find out more, give me a call at (707) 695-3571, or e-mail me at mary@3amstamper.com.  I’d love to chat with you about my business and talk about what the possibilities can be for YOU!

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Don’t Worry, I’ve Got Your Back!

Women's Gathering-Visit http://www.3amstamper.comWhen I talk about the Stampin’ Up!® Independent Demonstrator Business Opportunity, I often get asked, “How will I know what to do?” My #1 response is, “You’ll have me to guide you,” followed by “And there are tons of training materials, including videos, that you can use on the Demonstrator Website.”

In addition, there are a whole universe of Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators who are happy to share ideas and projects with you. There is an exclusive online community called Stampin’ Connection you access through the Demonstrator Website. You also have your fellow “sidelines” who are my downline.

And there’s always me. I can help you plan your business activity to suit your needs and meet your goals. I’m ready to help as you need me! Don’t worry, I’ve got your back!

Have you thought about owning your own stamping business? Wouldn’t it be great to share your talents and pick up some extra cash as well? Click on the Join My Team Button in the sidebar to see some ideas. You can also see more in the Owning Your Own Business menu above. If you have questions or would like to find out more, give me a call at (707) 695-3571, or e-mail me at mary@3amstamper.com.  I’d love to chat with you about my business and talk about what the possibilities can be for YOU.

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How About Some Extra Cash for School Clothes?

Purse of Mondy… Or for school supplies – extra cash is extra cash! As a Stampin’ Up!® Independent Demonstrator, you can easily pick up some extra cash for household bills while you are doing something that’s fun and that you like to do!

Right now, your investment is an even better deal! For the next few days, through August 28th, your $99 Starter Kit allows you to receive $150 worth of Stampin’ Up! Product instead of the usual $125. You get to choose whatever you want (up to $150) and can really get your business off to a great start! If you like, I can help you select products to make the most of this deal for you.

Wouldn’t it be great to share your talents and pick up some extra cash as well? Click on the Join My Team Button in the sidebar to see some ideas. You can also see more in the Owning Your Own Business menu above. If you have questions or would like to find out more, give me a call at (707) 695-3571, or e-mail me at mary@3amstamper.com.  I’d love to chat with you about my business and talk about what the possibilities can be for YOU!

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Do You Ever Long For Adult Conversation?

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Do you ever long for adult conversation… with adults outside the home? Does your schedule require you to make a choice between adult conversation and taking time for you and your crafting? I know exactly what you mean! I’ve babysat two of my grandchildren ever since they were born and, even with my husband helping, it’s hard to hold a conversation or take a moment to get out my supplies and craft.

My solution was to become a Stampin’ Up!® Independent Demonstrator! I can hold classes or parties (I call them PlayShops: first we Play with my stuff, then we Shop) in my home or in a host’s home. I have the opportunity to interact with fellow crafters – and it’s all on an adult level! I can also make extra cash… enough to pay off a bill or buy something extra or even put some extra money away!

Owning my own stamping business allows me to interact with fellow crafters who are also Demonstrators. We have opportunities throughout the year to get together at Demonstrator-only events and exchange ideas, share projects and techniques, and answer business questions. The photo is from the annual Stampin’ Up! Leadership Conference in 2012.

Have you thought about owning your own stamping business and making time for your crafting and adult conversation while you “work”? Wouldn’t it be great to share your talents and pick up some extra cash as well? Click on the Join My Team Button in the sidebar to see some ideas. You can also see more in the Owning Your Own Business menu above. If you have questions or would like to find out even more, give me a call at (707) 695-3571, or e-mail me at mary@3amstamper.com.  I’d love to chat with you about my business and talk about what the possibilities can be for YOU!

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You CAN Take It With You (Your Business, That Is)

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I’ve been thinking about how easy it would be to take my stamping business along if I move. I’m so lucky that my business is so portable! I have no overhead and can pack up enough supplies in a tote bag or carry-all to last the first few weeks after I move. I’ve also been laying out a plan:

  1. Offer a free class to my new neighbors as soon as the table and chairs are unpacked.
  2. Post my projects and events online (blog, Facebook, etc.).
  3. Post some moving tips online.
  4. Call my existing customers and ask for local referrals.
  5. Offer a class or PlayShop through streaming video (Google Hang-Out, etc.) as soon as the computer is set up.

These are the first five ideas that occurred to me. They are also quick and easy to implement.

Have you thought about owning your own stamping business? Wouldn’t it be great to share your talents and pick up some extra cash as well, even if you’re moving out of town? Click on the Join My Team Button in the sidebar to see some ideas. You can also see more in the Owning Your Own Business menu above. If you have questions or would like additional information, give me a call at (707) 695-3571, or e-mail me at mary@3amstamper.com.  I’d love to chat with you about my business and talk about what the possibilities can be for YOU!

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Would You Like to Design Your Own Job?

Mary-10-29-2013As a Stampin’ Up!® Independent Demonstrator, I find that I really enjoy designing my own job. It helps greatly that I love paper, ink, rubber stamps and, especially, color. I also like that I can design my job to fit into my schedule and take advantage of my most productive hours. If I need to, I can change the design of my job, too!

What does my job design look like? First, I have office hours to make phone calls, send out catalogs, plan events and projects, etc. Then I have certain days for PlayShops (first we Play with my stuff, then we Shop), a class schedule and a schedule for videos, e-mails and other events. My job design takes twenty hours a week or less.

Have you thought about owning your own stamping business and designing your own job? Wouldn’t it be great to share your talents and pick up some extra cash as well? Click on the Join My Team Button in the sidebar to see some ideas for your Stampin’ Up! Independent Demonstratorship. You can also see more in the Owning Your Own Business menu above. If you have questions or would like to find out more, give me a call at (707) 695-3571, or e-mail me at mary@3amstamper.com.  I’d love to chat with you about my business and talk about what the possibilities can be for YOU!

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Do You Like to Keep Secrets?

Question MarkI’m on my way to Stampin’ Up!®’s 2014-2015 Annual Catalog launch event this afternoon. It’s exclusive to Stampin’ Up! Independent Demonstrators. We will be seeing demonstrations of the new catalog and new products and will get to keep everything secret until our pre-orders arrive after May 1st. All I will be allowed to show you is the catalog cover!

If you like to keep secrets and like to bring in some extra cash, too, consider becoming a Stampin’ Up! Independent Demonstrator. You would be eligible to attend events like this one, and also learn about upcoming changes and additions in advance.

Have you thought about owning your own stamping business? Wouldn’t it be great to share your talents and pick up some extra cash as well? Click on the Join My Team Button in the sidebar to see some ideas. You can also see more in the Owning Your Own Business menu above.

As a bonus, you can also attend Convention 2014 in July, where you’ll get new ideas and meet new friends, for just the cost of hotel and airfare. If you have questions or would like to find out more, give me a call at (707) 695-3571, or e-mail me at mary@3amstamper.com.  I’d love to chat with you about my business and talk about what the possibilities can be for YOU!

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You Can Design Your Own Business

Camera PhoneDid you know you can design your own business as a Stampin’ Up!® Independent Demonstrator?  You can… and you don’t have to do your own manufacturing or carry an inventory, unless you decide to do so!  You won’t have to worry about carrying a large quantity of supplies, you’ll only need enough to make samples or home party projects for the month or custom paper craft designs you make yourself.

There are a lot of ways to design your own business as a Stampin’ Up!® Independent Demonstrator.  These are only a few:

  • Many people conduct home parties and classes, the traditional party-plan model
  • There are people who conduct classes online
  • Some create paper craft projects and sell them both in person and over the internet
  • Some people do a combination of these

I’m sure you can come up with a lot more ways to fit your lifestyle as you design your own business.  The great thing is, you don’t need to come up with ideas yourself!  You have a whole collection of resources to help you, starting with me and the Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator Website.  I can guide you to the best way to start your business and show you how to meet your goals.

Have you thought about owning your own stamping business that you’ve designed yourself as a Stampin’ Up! Independent Demonstrator?  Wouldn’t it be great to share your talents and pick up some extra cash as well?  Click on the Join My Team Button in the sidebar to see some ideas.  You can also see more in the Owning Your Own Business menu above.

As a bonus, you can also attend Convention 2014 in July, where you’ll get more ideas and meet new friends, for just the cost of hotel and airfare.  If you have questions or would like to find out more, give me a call at (707) 695-3571, or e-mail me at mary@3amstamper.com.  I’d love to chat with you about my business and talk about what the possibilities can be for YOU!

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Open Your Business for Mom & Pop Business Day!

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Today is National Mom & Pop Business Day, celebrating small business owners across the country!  You can become a small business owner very easily by joining me as a Stampin’ Up!® Independent Demonstrator.  Imagine yourself sitting down in your kitchen with a group of friends and showing them a new paper crafting project.  Now imagine them buying everything you’ve shown them so they can make more of their own!  That’s only one scenario – there are many more to fit your lifestyle and schedule.  All it takes is a small cash investment of $99, which gains you $125 in fantastic Stampin’ Up! products to demonstrate and share with your friends, and a frequent chat with me to help you achieve your goals!

Why not think about owning your own stamping business?  Click on the Join My Team Button in the sidebar to see some ideas.  You can also see more in the Owning Your Own Business menu above.

Plus, from now through March 31st, your initial investment nets you 20% more in Stampin’ Up!® products to get you off to a good start!  Wouldn’t that be a great way to celebrate National Mom & Pop Business Day! You can also attend Convention 2014 in July, where you’ll get new ideas and meet new friends, for just the cost of hotel and airfare.  If you have questions or would like to find out more, give me a call at (707) 695-3571, or e-mail me at mary@3amstamper.com.  I’d love to chat with you about my business and talk about what the possibilities can be for YOU!

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Extra Cash-Can You Use It?

Purse of MoneyCan you use some extra cash?  I know I appreciate extra cash in my bank every month!  That’s what I get for being a Stampin’ Up!® Independent Demonstrator and owning my own rubber stamping, scrapbooking & papercrafting business!  It’sgreat being my own boss AND it’s great being able to bring in extra cash on my own schedule!

The other advantage is that you get to design your business to bring in the amount of extra cash you want.  You can operate in your own way and you’ll have me as a resource!  I’ve been a Demonstrator since 2001 and I have a lot of knowledge and resources to share!

Have you thought about owning your own stamping business?  Wouldn’t it be great to share your talents and pick up some extra cash as well?  Click on the Join My Team Button in the sidebar to see some ideas.  You can also see more in the Owning Your Own Business menu above.

As a bonus, from now through March 31st, your initial investment nets you $150 in Stampin’ Up!® products to get you off to a good start!  You can also attend Convention 2014 in July, where you’ll see new ideas, hear business tips and meet new friends, for just the cost of hotel and airfare.  If you have questions or would like to find out more, give me a call at (707) 695-3571, or e-mail me at mary@3amstamper.com.  I’d love to chat with you about my business and talk about what the possibilities can be for YOU!

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Why I Love My Work

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Today is International Working Women’s Day so I’m giving a shout out to all my fellow working women!  You are amazing!  And don’t forget it!!

I love my work as a stamping business owner representing Stampin’ Up!® products because I get to associate with a fabulous group of Independent Demonstrators, predominately women.  These women are talented and caring and always willing to share their knowledge and expertise.  I am proud to count myself among them!  For all my fellow working women, especially my Stampin’ Up! Independent Demonstrator colleagues, I repeat:  You are amazing!!!

Have you thought about owning your own stamping business?  Wouldn’t it be great to share your talents and pick up some extra cash as well?  After all, it IS International Working Women’s Day!

Click on the Join My Team Button in the sidebar to see some ideas.  You can also see more in the Owning Your Own Business menu above.  As a bonus, from now through March 31st, your initial investment nets you $150 in Stampin’ Up!® products to get you off to a good start!  If you have questions or would like to find out more, give me a call at (707) 695-3571, or e-mail me at mary@3amstamper.com.  I’d love to chat with you about my business and talk about what the possibilities can be for YOU!

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Can You Enjoy Presidents’ Day Sales?

Geo-Washington-in-a-HurryWhen I was a child, my parents were always ready for the big sales on Presidents’ Day.  Of course, at that time it was called George Washington’s Birthday and occurred on February 22nd.  The 22nd was a national holiday and everyone was off work for the day.  The Washington’s Birthday Sales were the biggest of the year on furniture and home appliances.  My parents had figured out their budget and what they wanted to get and planned their trip to Baltimore, about two hours away, where they always got the best deals.  We kids were left home with a babysitter after our first trip with them was less than successful (for us)… and my parents got to enjoy their Presidents’ Day Sales.

Have you got your eye on something that’s a bit out of reach of your budget right now?  Why not set it as a goal and think about having your own stamping business!  As a Stampin’ Up! Independent Demonstrator, you can share your love of rubber stamping, scrapbooking and paper crafting while you earn extra money to buy that something you have your eye on at the same time!  Click on the Join My Team Button in the sidebar to see some ideas.  You can also see more in the Owning Your Own Business menu above.  As a bonus, from now through March 31st, your initial investment nets you $150 in Stampin’ Up!® products to get you off to a good start!

Enjoy Presidents’ Day (and other) sales and earn those extras for you and your family as a Stampin’ Up! Independent Demonstrator.  If you have questions or would like to find out more, give me a call at (707) 695-3571, or e-mail me at mary@3amstamper.com.  I’d love to chat with you about my business and talk about what the possibilities can be for YOU!

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Here’s How You Can Get Out of the Rat Race

lobby in the rush hourAre you tired of 9 to 5 and following orders that don’t make sense?  Consider owning your own business by becoming a Stampin’ Up!® Independent Demonstrator!  As a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, YOU are in charge!  YOU set your own schedule!  YOU decide how you want to work!  YOU decide your own pay rate – and give yourself raises!!  You accomplish all of this while doing something that’s fun and you like to do!

Think about having your own stamping business!  You can share your love of rubber stamping, scrapbooking and paper crafting while you earn money at the same time!  Click on the Join My Team Button in the sidebar to see some ideas.  You can also see more in the Owning Your Own Business menu above.

If you would like to find out more about becoming a Stampin’ Up! Independent Demonstrator, give me a call at (707) 695-3571, or e-mail me at mary@3amstamper.com.  I’d love to chat with you about my business and talk about what the possibilities can be for YOU!

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Why I Consider My Business to Be a Great Gift!

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My artistic rubber stamping and scrapbooking business is a great gift for me!  As a Stampin’ Up!® Independent Demonstrator, I count these reasons as gifts:

  • I exercise my creativity every day – creating cards, scrapbook pages and other hand-crafted items with artistic rubber stamps.
  • I work doing what I love, which is meeting new people and showing them how to do artistic rubber stamping & scrapbooking.
  • I get to satisfy my secret life-long obsession with color and paper!
  • I work my stamping business my way: how I want and when I want!

All of these add up to another few gifts: time with my family and relief from the pressure of unanticipated bills!

Have you thought about having your own stamping business?  You can share your love of papercrafting and earn some money at the same time!  Click on the Join My Team Button in the sidebar to see some ideas.  You can also see more in the Owning Your Own Business menu above.

If you would like to find out more about becoming a Stampin’ Up! Independent Demonstrator, give me a call at (707) 695-3571, or e-mail me at mary@3amstamper.com.  I’d love to chat with you about my business and talk about what the possibilities can be for YOU.

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It’s Your Business

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As a Stampin’ Up!® Independent Demonstrator, I’m proud to say that my business is my own and I can run it my way.  I have the honor of representing Stampin’ Up! products for sale and for use in my classes and events.  I can also create cards, gifts, albums or whatever I can think of and sell them!  You can do this, too!

For the ridiculously small investment of $99, you receive a selection of business materials, including a box of Annual Catalogs and package of order forms, and $125 in Stampin’ Up! products that you get to pick yourself.  You also receive instant access to the Demonstrator Website, which is filled with information and tips to get you started.

And you’ll have me.  I provide training and suggestions for you to make your business exactly as successful as you want it to be.  I have additional materials for you, plus some samples to get you started.  I can also help you make a plan for your business so you can stay on track.  It’s your business, but it is a business and you need to run it in a business manner so you can gain the success you want.

Would you like to find out more about becoming an Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator?  Give me a call at (707) 695-3571 (leave a message if I don’t answer and I’ll get back to you as soon as possible) or mailto:mary@3amstamper.com and let’s chat.  You can also click on the links in the Owning Your Own Business menu first, then give me a call.  There are lots of ways you can run your stamping business and you’ll have plenty of support!  I look forward to talking with you soon!

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I’m in New Orleans!

SIMB-LIVEOf course, I’m working, along with about 75 of my closest friends – stamping business owners all!

Training and education is very important to keeping your business management skills up to date… I’m just lucky I get to go to such a place as New Orleans, Louisiana to do it!

Have you ever imagined yourself as a Stampin’ Up!® Independent Demonstrator?  You would own your own business and can run it to suit your needs.  To find out more, give me a call at (707) 695-3571 or e-mail me at mary@3amstamper.com and let’s chat.  I’d love to explore the possibilities for you!

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My Business Gets A Lot of Support

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I’ve spent time on the phone with Stampin’ Up!® in the last week, fixing problems and discussing issues.  The people in the home office are great:  extraordinarily helpful and knowledgeable… and they will ask for help or answers if they don’t know something.  It’s always a pleasure to work with them.

This is one example of the support available to me as a Stampin’ Up! Independent Demonstrator.  I also can easily find ideas, techniques and business tips on the Demonstrator Website.  At Convention and Leadership conferences, as well as in Demonstrators-only online communities, I can network and get feedback on ideas or business topics.  I also have a network of business associates to call on, all of whom I’ve met as a Demonstrator.

Would you like to find out more about becoming an Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator?  Give me a call at (707) 695-3571 (leave a message if I don’t answer and I’ll get back to you as soon as possible) or mailto:mary@3amstamper.com and let’s chat.  You can also click on the links in the Owning Your Own Business menu first, then give me a call.  There are lots of ways you can run your stamping business and you’ll have plenty of support!  I look forward to talking with you soon!

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