Posts Tagged ‘friend of the family’

One of my business mentors, Marley Majcher, The Party Goddess appeared on foxbusiness.com (she is the first guest speaking) on February 20, 2013.  She is an amazing event planner to the stars.   Marley also has her book, “But Are You Making Any Money?”   In the video clip link below she speaks about pricing.  This is something that has been a challenge for me and for many small business owners.  Marley gives great information to consider for creating the right pricing structure for your business.

The Party Goddess talks "Pricing for Profit" with Fox News Live's Lauren Simonetti.

The Party Goddess talks “Pricing for Profit” with Fox News Live’s Lauren Simonetti.

See Marley’s Interview by clicking the link below.

Marley Majcher, The Party Goddess

Marly also mentioned the time tracking app that she likes to use – Paymo. www.paymo.biz.  Check out this tool.  I know I will.


Here is Marley’s book.  Check it out!  Click here to purchase her book or to learn more about the work she does.


31 Ideas Book Cover 8_EP Store Product

Why this book?

You are broke.  You have little to no disposable income to contribute to the economic growth of the economy.  In fact, your wish is that someone or something would bless you with a little “something something!”   Ok, maybe that is not your situation at all.  However, you have found that there needs to be a shift in thinking when it comes to how we celebrate holidays and other “special” days.  Now, let me be clear… I am all for making a buck!  Capitalism is not inherently evil. Heck, I am an entrepreneur!  So, I want your money for the work that I do in my business.  Ok, I am on a rabbit trail…. (Reigning myself back in…)

Another reason for this book is to help foster creativity and togetherness in a “me-centric” society.  Actually doing or creating something for those you care about helps to create memories of the creative process and the gratification of a job well done as you give something from your heart and hands.

The last reason for this book… It’s just plain fun!

We are in the final edits of this book and can’t wait to share these fun activities that will be sure to make any event you plan a memorable one for years to come!

Have an amazing Friday!

Be You! Be Creative!



Elise Green is the Owner and President of Eskapade Productions, a boutique thematic meeting and event production company. We’ll take your event from the ordinary to the extraordinary!  Let us plan your next event!  www.eskapadeproductions.com.



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Celebrations, Business Decisions, Financial, Strategy, Purchases…. they all take planning.  What is the one event that a large percentage of our population just can’t seem to plan ahead for?

On Monday of this week I learned that a dear friend of the family passed away.  I’ve known this dear woman pretty much all of my life.  I went through school with her twin daughters and watched as she became a grandmother not only to her own, but to the many students she worked with at the local elementary school.  And now, the thought of not having her in my life any longer brings back scary memories of the time I almost lost my own mother in 1995 – “The Year From Hell”. (That is another story for another time.)  Without going into all the gut wrenching details of her illness the one thing I will share with you are the two most dreadful sentences I have ever heard in my life.  “You need to get your mother’s papers in order.  It doesn’t look like she is going to make it.”

NO ONE ever wants to hear those words. Certainly not me, a young woman at the age of 32.  As my mind reeled from the enormity of the task I sent out prayers asking for a reprieve of my mother’s life.  You see, during the first month of this “year from hell,” there was a fire in my mother’s home.  The house was uninhabitable and had to be torn down.  Where she was staying, until the house was rebuilt, was filled with boxes of what she was able to secure from her home.  These documents were not in any succinct order.  We never discussed ever losing her and what we should do.  And the words continued to echo in my mind; “You need to get your mother’s papers in order.  It doesn’t look like she is going to make it.”

My "Little Momma" and family.

My “Little Momma” and family.

I am glad to report that my mother is a healthy and vibrant 74 years young.  She is still kicking butt and taking names!  God did give us a reprieve on her life.  I am happy to say that we have had the hard conversations and now have a plan of action We have planned for the inevitable event.  Not only for my mom, but for the rest of the family as well.  Don’t wait until this event, the inevitable event, shows up on your calendar. Whether it be on your calendar for yourself or a loved one have a plan.

Thomas Castro Advanced Funeral Planner

Thomas Castro                           Advanced Funeral Planner

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Have the hard conversations and work with someone who will walk you through the planning for this inevitable event.  Thomas Castro, Advanced Funeral Planner for Guerra Gutierrez Mortuaries is such a person and a good friend of mine.  If you had the hard conversation and need guidance or need to get started on these plans, please contact him at thomas.j.castro@gmail.com.  Tell him Ms. Elise sent you!

Make your plans. Get ahead of the inevitable event.  Be prepared.  Your family will love you for it.

May he give you the desire of your heart
    and make all your plans succeed.

Psalm 20:4 (NIV)

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