Archive for July, 2012

Thank You, Bill O’Reilly, From Xocai In Lafayette Indiana!

Thursday, July 26th, 2012

Thank You Bill OReilly from Lafayette Indiana

I saw that Bill O’Reilly mentioned Xe Energy Drink on his broadcast last night. He featured it in the ‘Tip of the Day‘ segment of The Factor.

As an Independent Xocai Distributor in Lafayette Indiana, I just wanted to say ‘Thank you, Bill O’Reilly’!

The interest we have received today has been enormous and it is thrilling to be able to share our healthy energy drink with so many people.

Nena Pruitt-Merrill

@oreillyfactor #Indiana #thankyou #xocai

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I am Nena Pruitt-Merrill, and I am a Lafayette-based Xocai artisan chocolate distributor. I joined Xocai in April 2009. I sell the industry-leading Power Squares and Power Squares online and in Lafayette, Phoenix, AZ, Oregon, and Maryland. Our valued Indianapolis, IN customers recommend Power Squares because Power Squares makes me feel so much better and gives me the opportunity to eat healthy chocolate and own my own business.

Lafayette, IN Team is also a fantastic Power Squares home-based business in the Indianapolis, IN area. Indiana entrepreneurs can supplement their income by cashing in on a high-demand Indiana healthy artisan chocolate market. To learn more about Lafayette, IN Team, visit http://xocaichocolate.myhealthychocolateblog.com.

Call me at 765-427-4963 to own your own Power Squares business in Lafayette, Phoenix, AZ, Oregon, or Maryland.

Welcome To My Lafayette Home-Based Business Blog

Thursday, July 26th, 2012

Welcome To My Lafayette Home-Based Business Blog

Hello. Welcome to the Lafayette home based business blog. This site contains articles about home based businesses and other self-employment opportunities. We cover a broad range of topics including:

  • The best Lafayette home based businesses
  • Advice for first time business owners
  • How to use technology to advertise your home based business
  • Expanding your network in Lafayette, Indiana
  • SEO tips for your online business
  • Managing your online store
  • Quality customer service

Hundreds of Indianapolis, IN entrepreneurs have home businesses of all sizes. They range from one man or woman shops to large organizations with dozens of employees or independent contractors.

If you are a home based business owner in Lafayette, we invite you to visit us often. If you would like to learn about the Indianapolis, IN Power Squares opportunity, contact me today. You can email me at nena46@comcast.net or call me at 765-427-4963 to set up a meeting.

Join Lafayette, IN Team today!

I am Nena Pruitt-Merrill, and I am a Lafayette-based Xocai artisan chocolate distributor. I joined Xocai in April 2009. I sell the industry-leading Power Squares and Power Squares online and in Lafayette, Phoenix, AZ, Oregon, and Maryland. Our valued Indianapolis, IN customers recommend Power Squares because Power Squares makes me feel so much better and gives me the opportunity to eat healthy chocolate and own my own business.

Lafayette, IN Team is also a fantastic Power Squares home-based business in the Indianapolis, IN area. Indiana entrepreneurs can supplement their income by cashing in on a high-demand Indiana healthy artisan chocolate market. To learn more about Lafayette, IN Team, visit http://xocaichocolate.myhealthychocolateblog.com.

Call me at 765-427-4963 to own your own Power Squares business in Lafayette, Phoenix, AZ, Oregon, or Maryland.

How to Choose a Indianapolis, IN Pediatrician

Wednesday, July 25th, 2012

How to Choose a Indianapolis, IN Pediatrician

Keeping children healthy is among the highest priorities for Lafayette, Indiana parents.

There are hundreds of qualified pediatricians to help with your health goals in the Maryland, Oregon, and Phoenix, AZ area, but how do you choose one?

Since these medical professionals are the people you will rely on to give your child immunizations and advise you on proper nutrition for your family, you’ll want someone you’re comfortable with.

One of the best things you can do is to ask other Indianapolis, IN parents which pediatricians they recommend. As soon as you have a few names, you can begin calling the offices and perusing the websites for each practice.

Here are a few questions to keep in mind when talking to the receptionist or nurse on the phone:

Where did the doctor go to medical school?
Is the staff friendly?
Are the office hours convenient for your schedule?
Does the doctor belong to a group practice where they can cover for each other during vacations, etc.?
What hospital does the doctor or practice use?

When you have narrowed down your list to a pediatrician that fits these criteria, you can visit the office and ask the staff or pediatrician any additional questions you may have. This is one of the best ways to understand children’s healthcare in Oregon.

I’m Nena Pruitt-Merrill and children’s health is very important to me. I am the owner of a great Lafayette home business that sells a nutritional chocolate product. If you are interested in learning more, visit my web site at http://xocaichocolate.myhealthychocolateblog.com or give me a call at 765-427-4963.

Join Lafayette, IN Team today!

I am Nena Pruitt-Merrill, and I am a Lafayette-based Xocai artisan chocolate distributor. I joined Xocai in April 2009. I sell the industry-leading Power Squares and Power Squares online and in Lafayette, Phoenix, AZ, Oregon, and Maryland. Our valued Indianapolis, IN customers recommend Power Squares because Power Squares makes me feel so much better and gives me the opportunity to eat healthy chocolate and own my own business.

Lafayette, IN Team is also a fantastic Power Squares home-based business in the Indianapolis, IN area. Indiana entrepreneurs can supplement their income by cashing in on a high-demand Indiana healthy artisan chocolate market. To learn more about Lafayette, IN Team, visit http://xocaichocolate.myhealthychocolateblog.com.

Call me at 765-427-4963 to own your own Power Squares business in Lafayette, Phoenix, AZ, Oregon, or Maryland.

Turn Your Car Into A Mobile Lafayette Office

Friday, July 20th, 2012

Turn Your Car Into A Mobile Lafayette Office If you are a busy Indianapolis, IN home based business owner, you may have noticed that your work-at-home job has turned into a work-in-car job. I have been operating a direct marketing business out of my Lafayette home since April 2009, but I spend a considerable amount of time on the road in the 47909 zip code area.

One day, I realized that the back seat was covered with Power Squares samples, the floor was covered with Power Squares brochures, and the dash was covered with sticky notes.

I have a beautiful office in my Lafayette home: it is organized, comfortable and well-supplied. Why couldn’t I create a mobile version of my home office in my car?

I got to work. I headed out to my closest Lafayette office supply store. I purchased a hanging file folder for paperwork and sturdy plastic boxes to organize samples in my trunk. (One of my Power Squares team members uses heavy cardboard banker’s boxes to hold samples. She thinks they are easier to label.)

Next I had to tackle the little stuff: paper clips, sticky notes, and pens. I found that cup holders can be great organizers.

If you want to invest in gadgets for your car office, there are endless possibilities:

  • Car desks that are secured with a seat belt
  • Car printers
  • Wireless mouse you direct with your thumb
  • Device that turns your cigarette lighter into a USB port

To be a successful Power Squares network marketer in Lafayette, I need to be ready when a sales or recruiting opportunity unexpectedly presents itself. Now that my car office is organized, I am much better at capitalizing on these opportunities.

To learn how to expand your Indianapolis, IN MLM network, call me today. The Power Squares opportunity is providing residual income for Indianapolis, IN entrepreneurs just like you.

chocolate specialist Nena Pruitt-Merrill 765-427-4963 nena46@comcast.net

Lafayette, Indiana zip code 47909

P.S. It may be a good idea to tell your Indianapolis, IN auto insurance provider that you use your car for more than commuting. Some carriers don’t cover claims for vehicles that are used as mobile offices. Discuss your situation with your agent to protect yourself and your Lafayette business.

Helping to make you feel better and make extra cash doing so

Join Lafayette, IN Team today!

I am Nena Pruitt-Merrill, and I am a Lafayette-based Xocai artisan chocolate distributor. I joined Xocai in April 2009. I sell the industry-leading Power Squares and Power Squares online and in Lafayette, Phoenix, AZ, Oregon, and Maryland. Our valued Indianapolis, IN customers recommend Power Squares because Power Squares makes me feel so much better and gives me the opportunity to eat healthy chocolate and own my own business.

Lafayette, IN Team is also a fantastic Power Squares home-based business in the Indianapolis, IN area. Indiana entrepreneurs can supplement their income by cashing in on a high-demand Indiana healthy artisan chocolate market. To learn more about Lafayette, IN Team, visit http://xocaichocolate.myhealthychocolateblog.com.

Call me at 765-427-4963 to own your own Power Squares business in Lafayette, Phoenix, AZ, Oregon, or Maryland.

Individual vs. Team Sports For Indianapolis, IN Kids

Wednesday, July 18th, 2012

Individual vs. Team Sports For Indianapolis, IN Kids

There are growing numbers of kids in the Lafayette area involved in team sports. Participating in these activities can be a very positive experience for Indianapolis, IN kids. They can enhance health and fitness, social maturity, and even cognitive development.

What if your child doesn’t want to participate in organized team sports in your Indiana community? Perhaps they have yet to develop the skills necessary or find team sports too competitive or intimidating.

Fortunately, Lafayette children who participate in individual sports or even simple playful activities can receive the same benefits. With a team, the child has a coach to guide and encourage them in the chosen sport. Absent the team and coach, the guidance can come from the active role parents play in their child’s chosen sport.

Indiana parents who playfully nurture their child by playing catch, shooting baskets, or tossing pitches, encourage skill and personal development without the possible downsides of competition.

Many parents in Indianapolis, IN are organizing non-competitive sports groups. These allow kids to experience sports, meet new friends, and enjoy the improved health and fitness that comes from being active.

My name is Nena Pruitt-Merrill and I am a local Power Squares representative. I advocate for children’s health and would love to talk to you today. Call me to learn more about kids health and Power Squares.

chocolate specialist Nena Pruitt-Merrill
Lafayette, Indiana 47909
765-427-4963
nena46@comcast.net
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Join Lafayette, IN Team today!

I am Nena Pruitt-Merrill, and I am a Lafayette-based Xocai artisan chocolate distributor. I joined Xocai in April 2009. I sell the industry-leading Power Squares and Power Squares online and in Lafayette, Phoenix, AZ, Oregon, and Maryland. Our valued Indianapolis, IN customers recommend Power Squares because Power Squares makes me feel so much better and gives me the opportunity to eat healthy chocolate and own my own business.

Lafayette, IN Team is also a fantastic Power Squares home-based business in the Indianapolis, IN area. Indiana entrepreneurs can supplement their income by cashing in on a high-demand Indiana healthy artisan chocolate market. To learn more about Lafayette, IN Team, visit http://xocaichocolate.myhealthychocolateblog.com.

Call me at 765-427-4963 to own your own Power Squares business in Lafayette, Phoenix, AZ, Oregon, or Maryland.

Podcast Basics For Phoenix, AZ MLM Business Bloggers

Friday, July 13th, 2012

Podcast Basics For Phoenix, AZ MLM Business Bloggers

Today’s Phoenix, AZ direct selling article is for Phoenix, AZ internet rookies who want to kick up their web marketing a notch by adding a podcast to their Phoenix, AZ home business blog.

A podcast is a multimedia file that is downloaded for playback on a mobile device such as an iPod or laptop computer. It can be a digital recording of a radio program or, more often, a program produced solely for online distribution. A podcast can be a recording of a webcast: a live Phoenix, AZ program that is ‘streamed’ or broadcast on the internet in real time. When this is the case, it is similar to a DVD recording of a live program that you store in the database of your playback device.

A related term is the acronym RSS which probably originally stood for Rich Site Summary feed but is sometimes used for Really Simple Syndication. You have probably seen the term RSS on websites. An RSS feed allows digital files to be downloaded in a standard format. Indianapolis, IN podcast listeners often subscribe to favorite ongoing podcasts. When new podcasts are produced, they are automatically downloaded by RSS applications.

It is fairly simple hardware- and software-wise to product your own podcast for your Phoenix, AZ online business
. Your laptop may already have recording capability. If not, you can buy any equipment you need in the Indianapolis, IN area.

Phoenix, AZ business owners operating on a shoestring will be happy to know that basic recording and editing software can be downloaded for free. If you want to get fancy, you can always buy more sophisticated software at Indiana specialty computer stores. I recommend using a headset microphone so the mic is always in the right spot to get a clear and consistent recording.

Now the fun part: what will you podcast? The possibilities are endless for Phoenix, AZ direct marketers. You can record Indiana trade show presentations, interviews with founding distributors of your Phoenix, AZ direct sales company, or create an entertaining pitch about your Indianapolis, IN business opportunity. Let your expertise and enthusiasm shine.

Creating a podcast gives you a chance to connect with potential Phoenix, AZ customers or downline members in a personal way.

I am chocolate specialist Nena Pruitt-Merrill, a network marketer representing Power Squares. I am based in Lafayette, Indiana.

Are you interested in owning a Power Squares online business? My team members are steadily expanding their networks and increasing their direct sales income.

Call me today to start building your own online Power Squares business!

chocolate specialist Nena Pruitt-Merrill

Lafayette, Indiana zip code 47909
765-427-4963 nena46@comcast.net
Power Squares residual income opportunity for Phoenix, AZ home-based business owners.

Join Lafayette, IN Team today!

I am Nena Pruitt-Merrill, and I am a Lafayette-based Xocai artisan chocolate distributor. I joined Xocai in April 2009. I sell the industry-leading Power Squares and Power Squares online and in Lafayette, Phoenix, AZ, Oregon, and Maryland. Our valued Indianapolis, IN customers recommend Power Squares because Power Squares makes me feel so much better and gives me the opportunity to eat healthy chocolate and own my own business.

Lafayette, IN Team is also a fantastic Power Squares home-based business in the Indianapolis, IN area. Indiana entrepreneurs can supplement their income by cashing in on a high-demand Indiana healthy artisan chocolate market. To learn more about Lafayette, IN Team, visit http://xocaichocolate.myhealthychocolateblog.com.

Call me at 765-427-4963 to own your own Power Squares business in Lafayette, Phoenix, AZ, Oregon, or Maryland.

The Science of Xocai Health Claims In Lafayette Indiana

Thursday, July 12th, 2012

The Science of Xocai Health Claims In Lafayette Indiana

Many people in Lafayette Indiana have asked questions about the science of Xocai. “Does Xocai Have ANY Science Behind It’s Health Claims?” is a question that has been asked more than once in Indiana.

The answer is ‘Yes’, there is science behind the notion of ‘healthy chocolate’. Xocai is one of several companies selling healthy chocolate for the health benefits, and while there are many things you can do to maintain a healthy lifestyle, eating chocolate is certainly one of them.

Are we advocating that you run down to your nearest Lafayette Indiana grocery store and buy a few candy bars for lunch? Absolutely not. There are some specific ways to each chocolate that are deemed healthy. Chocolate, after all, is a natural substance, and when it is prepared in a natural way, it can be a healthy treat.

One of the unique ways that Xocai prepares healthy chocolate is by a method called ‘cold press’. This means we don’t heat our chocolate in the process of making it, which allows it to maintain most of it’s natural state. We also avoid adding lots of sugars and other unnecessary ingredients, helping to reduce the impact of your snack.

Her is a quick review and some links to the science and studies behind Xocai’s healthy chocolate, and a few of the reasons why I like to seel this in my business. It may not be for everyone, but if you are looking for a healthy chocolate snack, Xocai is a leader and provides a great product.

NOTE that many of these studies regard Xocai chocolate, specifically, however that many are for natural chocolate including cacao or cocoa in its natural form.

First, here is a clinical study on the effects of Xocai chocolate on  Atherosclerosis: Atherosclerosis Risk by Dr. Eliot Brinton, MD (Chair, Cardiovascular Genetics, University of Utah) — April 2008 http://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/bye/sQoPWw4lZX-HWB7Ju67PL/fVcGS6hzZiNGFB-HvB1nJPcHu61PeB-RvnGHuQ16zwUgeio5JdcBJH1PkQt “Effects of Xoçai Antioxidant Supplements on Atherosclerosis Risk Factors” Overview: http://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT00666250

Here is an audio testimonial regarding a study on Hypertension, Dyslipidemia, Hyperglycemia, and HDL/LDL from Dr. Brinton: http://adampaulgreen.com/listen/interview-with-elliott-brinton/ http://mychocolatepod.com/interview-with-dr-elliott-brinton/ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yPiIRWGIVIY Results include:

  1. Increased vascular reactivity
  2. Improved arterial compliance
  3. Increased HDL-C levels,
  4. Decreased oxidation of LDL, and
  5. Reduced insulin resistance

…here is a link to the online paper: http://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/study/NCT00666250?show_desc=Y#desc

There have been a few studies regarding Xocai chocolate and Weight Loss. Dr. Mike Kennedy, MD and Dr. Steve Warren, MD did a study in June 2010 regarding weight loss and Xocai chocolate, specifically. You can read the overview here: http://www.mxicorp.com/weightlosssystem/ http://adampaulgreen.com/listen/interview-with-dr-steve-warren/ There is a video explaination, here: http://www.mxicorp.com/weightlosssystem/index.php?video=weightloss

The Results of the Xocai weight loss study are posted here: http://www.mxicorp.com/custom/library/weightloss/results.pdf The 12 Week Study included 50 Participants with a Total Pounds Lost equalling 1,569.9 pounds.

Here is a PDF document explaining the Xocai weight loss study: http://www.mxicorp.com/custom/library/weightloss/docstudy.pdf

There are other studies, too, including raw data about Xocai’s chocolate ORAC scores and the Brunswick Labs seal of superior quality. You can read abou those here: http://www.mxicorp.com/thewholestory/index.php?video=wholestory%20http://www.mxicorp.com/healthychocolate/

The bottom line is that chocolate can be healthy for you, and Xocai has an excellent product that will help you satisfy your cravings without adding lots of sugar or junk food to your diet. Xocai is a good company, working to deliver a good product. It may not be for you, but lots of people love Chocolate and want a good, high-quality and healthy alternative to what they might find on their convenience store shelves. Xocai chocolate is a good healthy alternative.

Join Lafayette, IN Team today!

I am Nena Pruitt-Merrill, and I am a Lafayette-based Xocai artisan chocolate distributor. I joined Xocai in April 2009. I sell the industry-leading Power Squares and Power Squares online and in Lafayette, Phoenix, AZ, Oregon, and Maryland. Our valued Indianapolis, IN customers recommend Power Squares because Power Squares makes me feel so much better and gives me the opportunity to eat healthy chocolate and own my own business.

Lafayette, IN Team is also a fantastic Power Squares home-based business in the Indianapolis, IN area. Indiana entrepreneurs can supplement their income by cashing in on a high-demand Indiana healthy artisan chocolate market. To learn more about Lafayette, IN Team, visit http://xocaichocolate.myhealthychocolateblog.com.

Call me at 765-427-4963 to own your own Power Squares business in Lafayette, Phoenix, AZ, Oregon, or Maryland.

Creative Lunch Ideas For Your Lafayette Kids

Thursday, July 5th, 2012

Creative Lunch Ideas For Your Lafayette Kids

If your kids are tired of eating the same lunch every day, then today’s Indianapolis, IN kid’s health blog is for you!

Instead of the old standby PB and J, put a couple of tablespoons of peanut butter in a plastic container. Then give your child healthy things to dip into it, like whole wheat crackers, celery, or apple slices.

Bento boxes are a fun way to to pack a creative and eye-catching lunch. Originating in Japan, bento boxes have small compartments to separate elements of a meal and can be found at many Phoenix, AZ and Oregon area stores. They’re great for child-sized portions of food, and for kids who hate the idea of one food touching another food.

Finger foods are a fun lunch for children, and it’s easy to keep them nutritious.

Low-fat cheese cubes, fruit slices, and veggie sticks can add up to a filling meal for kids with all the vitamins and minerals they need. Sandwiches are a lunch time staple for kids, but you can try mixing up the starch. Instead of bread, try a whole-grain wrap or a whole-wheat pita.

I hope this blog post will help you add variety to your kids’ healthy lunches.

Join Lafayette, IN Team today!

I am Nena Pruitt-Merrill, and I am a Lafayette-based Xocai artisan chocolate distributor. I joined Xocai in April 2009. I sell the industry-leading Power Squares and Power Squares online and in Lafayette, Phoenix, AZ, Oregon, and Maryland. Our valued Indianapolis, IN customers recommend Power Squares because Power Squares makes me feel so much better and gives me the opportunity to eat healthy chocolate and own my own business.

Lafayette, IN Team is also a fantastic Power Squares home-based business in the Indianapolis, IN area. Indiana entrepreneurs can supplement their income by cashing in on a high-demand Indiana healthy artisan chocolate market. To learn more about Lafayette, IN Team, visit http://xocaichocolate.myhealthychocolateblog.com.

Call me at 765-427-4963 to own your own Power Squares business in Lafayette, Phoenix, AZ, Oregon, or Maryland.

F-A-R For Oregon Kids With Asthma

Wednesday, July 4th, 2012

F-A-R For Oregon Kids With Asthma Attention Oregon parents of children with asthma: Johns Hopkins Children’s Center recommends the FAR approach to prevent flare-ups. FAR stands for Flu shot, Avoid triggers, and Regular use of meds.1

Flu Shot: Respiratory infections are dangerous for Oregon children with asthma. The flu shot lowers the risk of catching a bug and also helps lessen complications for those who do get the flu.
Avoid triggers: Oregon parents of asthmatic kids should determine the triggers and protect their child at their home, Oregon school, and wherever their child spends time.
Regular Medication: The meds referred to are the controller or prevention medications, not the rescue meds designed for use after an attack is in progress.

The Johns Hopkins article also reminds parents to be extra careful when the seasons change–a common time for an increase in attacks.

I am Oregon children’s health advocate Nena Pruitt-Merrill. I can be reached at 765-427-4963 and nena46@comcast.net. Call me for information on a new children’s nutritional product now available in Oregon.

1‘A FAR-Out Treatment Approach to Fall Asthma Flare-Ups,’ Johns Hopkins Children’s Center, October 12, 2011, http://www.hopkinschildrens.org/newsDetail.aspx?id=10251, accessed on October 14, 2011

Join Lafayette, IN Team today!

I am Nena Pruitt-Merrill, and I am a Lafayette-based Xocai artisan chocolate distributor. I joined Xocai in April 2009. I sell the industry-leading Power Squares and Power Squares online and in Lafayette, Phoenix, AZ, Oregon, and Maryland. Our valued Indianapolis, IN customers recommend Power Squares because Power Squares makes me feel so much better and gives me the opportunity to eat healthy chocolate and own my own business.

Lafayette, IN Team is also a fantastic Power Squares home-based business in the Indianapolis, IN area. Indiana entrepreneurs can supplement their income by cashing in on a high-demand Indiana healthy artisan chocolate market. To learn more about Lafayette, IN Team, visit http://xocaichocolate.myhealthychocolateblog.com.

Call me at 765-427-4963 to own your own Power Squares business in Lafayette, Phoenix, AZ, Oregon, or Maryland.