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The Secret of the $5,000 Notebook

Wednesday, May 6th, 2020

We’re at the start of a new month. Did you take a look at your numbers for the first four months? Are you where you want to be revenue wise?

If you aren’t, I’m not surprised. We are in the midst of a pandemic, and all bets are off.

Most people I’ve talked with are not experiencing growth for the month. They are, instead, looking for ways to increase revenue going forward.

I have a friend who she shared her secret of the $5,000 notebook sometime back. I bet you have a similar notebook full of cash and you don’t even know it.

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Tips for Tipping

Wednesday, June 8th, 2011

Many of us travel as professionals, whether that is to teach or vend at shows or to enjoy quilts made by others. Don’t we sometimes vacation around the shows we know about! And, of course, tipping is required on these trips.

Here are some guidelines gleaned from David Nagle’s article in the current issue of The Professional Quilter where he went on an imaginary quilt show trip.

  • Cabs or paid shuttles: 10-20% depending on whether you have bags.
  • Baggage handlers (Skycaps, hotel bellhops): $2 for the first bag; $1 for additional bags.
  • Maid service: $1-$10 a day depending on type of hotel.
  • Restaurant: 15%-20% of the bill depending on service
  • Complimentary hotel shuttle: $1-$2 per person

During your stay, you will encounter many instances where someone does something extra to help you out and that requires a tip. In your travels, be sure to keep track of all the tips you give, as they are tax deductible – and carry lots of dollar bills.

Please share your thoughts on tipping on our blog. You can read more of David’s article on tipping in the Spring 2011 issue of The Professional Quilter. It’s one of your benefits as a member of the International Association of Professional Quilters.

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