Bob Chandler and Bigfoot: A Monster Example of “Niche Creation”

The Solopreneur Life

As this article in American Profile explains, In 1974, Chandler purchased a Ford F-250 pickup truck to haul tools and equipment during the week and to take off-road excursions through the Missouri countryside on the weekends. When Chandler began smashing cars as part of Bigfoot’s routine, the monster-truck phenomenon was born. In the early 1980s, a fledgling sports television network in search of programming — ESPN — began broadcasting monster-truck events.

Looking for Great Deals For Your Office?

Professional Assistant Blog

By The Professional Assistant on Tuesday, October 21, 2008 Filed Under: Productivity A re you the person that purchases stationary and other items for your department? There are some companies that, unfortunately, don’t allow for purchases such as stationary , fax machines , toner , etc. Home About Me Advertise Looking for Great Deals For Your Office?

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Diaper Genie Belongs in the Niche Product Hall of Fame

The Solopreneur Life

In 1999, Playtex Products purchased Diaper Genie from Mondial Industries for $75 million. Bob Chandler and Bigfoot: A Monster Example of “Niche Creation” Sometimes You Choose Your Niche. N iche businesses can be described in four words: See need. Meet need. Consider diapers. The Need? A convenient way to dispose of diapers. The Business? Diaper Genie. Last week I went in for a haircut.

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Eco-friendly green ideas to staying cool this summer

Eco-Office Gals

everyone got a bug up their rear about air conditioning, and soon enough, our house, too, was playing host to a giant, refrigerated monster of a thing. With low running costs and a reasonably low purchase price, it’s easy to see why. Staying cool in the 80’s summers of my childhood was a pretty simple affair. Mountains of frozen Primas, a hose, and a makeshift bed in the laundry.

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Set Healthy Boundaries at Work

Office Dynamics

I told her, “You created the monster.” Purchase Here. An important component to self-management versus stress-management is to set healthy boundaries in the workplace. In this article what kind of boundaries and with whom. As administrative assistants and executive assistants, you can often feel like setting boundaries might get you fired or your leader will think you are not a team player.

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A Historical Analysis of Headphones

Dumb Little Man

Headphones can be found at the dollar store, in luxury forms or even included as a complimentary item when purchasing a new cell phone. It eventually caused the Navy to purchase the manufacturing rights once demand grew too strong for Baldwin to continue developing headsets in his kitchen. That leaves us where we are today: Monster Beats By Dr. Dre and the latest cultural phenomenon AirPods.

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Need To Create a PDF? Don't Have the Software? Don't Panic!

Professional Assistant Blog

If you are interested in purchasing a copy, you can find Adobe Acrobat products here. Home About Me Advertise Need To Create a PDF? Dont Have the Software? Dont Panic! By The Professional Assistant on Wednesday, October 15, 2008 Filed Under: MS-Access , MS-Excel , MS-Outlook , MS-PowerPoint , MS-Word , Productivity Y ou receive an e-mail from your manager.

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Free ACT! (CRM) Video Tutorials

Professional Assistant Blog

If you’re looking to purchase ACT! Home About Me Advertise Free ACT! CRM) Video Tutorials By The Professional Assistant on Wednesday, October 29, 2008 Filed Under: Productivity A re you using ACT! as your client relationship manager (CRM)? Did your boss just decide to install it on his/her system and yours then told you, "Read the manual, were going to be using this from now on"? for your company, click here. This same thing happened to me as well as one of my readers.

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Contest: Best Stress Tips - Win $1500

Professional Assistant Blog

No purchase is necessary to enter, so why not try your luck! Home About Me Advertise Contest: Best Stress Tips - Win $1500 By The Professional Assistant on Thursday, October 02, 2008 Filed Under: Productivity D o you feel stressed at work? Do you feel that you need to relieve yourself of daily stressors whenever you have the time (which Im sure isnt too often)? People get stressed all of the time. I do too, so dont feel that you are alone.

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Restaurant Reservations - Find An Open Table Online!

Professional Assistant Blog

It even provides you with a detailed map of the location, you can purchase flowers for the person that you are dining with and you can even earn dining rewards points towards a gift certificate for the choice of restaurant that’s part of this site. Home About Me Advertise Restaurant Reservations - Find An Open Table Online!

Labelling The Features In Microsoft Word

Professional Assistant Blog

With my department, we purchase labels from another source and on the back of the label box shows the Avery type label with a 4 digit number. Home About Me Advertise Labelling The Features In Microsoft Word By The Professional Assistant on Thursday, September 04, 2008 Filed Under: MS-Word , Productivity D o you create letters or labels in Microsoft Word ?

Tired of Sending Recurring E-mails?

Professional Assistant Blog

You can use either an online service called or purchase SendLater for Microsoft Outlook. Home About Me Advertise Tired of Sending Recurring E-mails? By The Professional Assistant on Thursday, February 14, 2008 Filed Under: MS-Outlook , Organize , Productivity D o you find that you write the same e-mails over and over again? Do you feel that there should be an easier way of doing this? Of course there is. It all depends on how you need to do this.

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Blogging Here and There

Professional Assistant Blog

Many online companies provide webhosting domain but a thorough knowledge is required to purchase it. Home About Me Advertise Blogging Here and There By The Professional Assistant on Friday, December 28, 2007 Filed Under: Organize , Prioritize , Productivity A s you may have noticed, I havent been blogging on a daily basis for about 2 weeks now. I realized that blogging is great, but you have to try to have a life outside of the computer world as well.

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Get Organized: De-Clutter Your Costanza Wallet

Get Organized!

My wallet is such a monster and rarely do I use all the stuff I carry. So this last month when I came to LA I purchased a new wallet for each country I visit regularly all in different colours so now I keep the coins and notes separate and there is no more confusion at the cash register - ahhh relief! Organizing Tips | Organizing Products | Organizing Services Monday, August 9, 2010 Get Organized: De-Clutter Your Costanza Wallet Do you have a Costanza Wallet?

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The “Secret” Customer Service Weapon for Small Technology Companies

Small Business CEO

The anonymity of electronic communication can sometimes make monsters out of normally nice people - behind the veil of email, they can sound scathing. These days many people are used to finding their information online, and generally don’t need to talk to a live person to make a purchase decision. Technology companies are, unfortunately, almost as well known for having poor customer service as they are for their actual products. Why is that?

Do Clients Need to Like You to Buy? | Men With Pens

Men With Pens

I guess it depends on the circumstances and size/importance of the purchase. How I Built My Twitter Marketing Monster From 1 to 36,000 Reply poch January 11, 2010 at 9:19 am Not ‘Check Your Facts Before You State Them’ This is one of the 10 deadly business mistakes in the Online Profits ebook. Keep in mind that the article discusses the initial conditions required to be in place for a first-time purchase. Trust before like, in all initial purchases and sales.

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