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Should Tampa Online Sellers Respond To Negative Reviews?

Should Tampa Online Sellers Respond To Negative Reviews? As a mentor for new Tampa online business owners, I am mindful of how search engine dynamics affect home based business owners with online stores.

There are two schools of thought about negative reviews: To respond or not to respond.

In an article in the Direct Selling News, author Don Sorenson very effectively explains why responding to negative reviews may increase the harm to your online reputation. I believe the points that Mr. Sorenson makes regarding negative reviews are important for every Tampa online seller.

I quote from Mr. Sorenson’s article:

‘When you see a negative review about your company the instinctive reaction is to post a response to set the record straight. I understand the human need to respond, but you have to consider Google’s point of view. Here’s why: Search engines rank various websites high for a few reasons, one of which is relevant content, especially when that content is updated on a regular basis.’

‘When you post a comment on a website, you are in effect giving it new content. And if you get into a back-and-forth discussion with someone on a review website about your company, Google thinks ‘Ah, there’s a lot about this company here, so we’ll rank this website high for searches on their company name.’

‘Now when someone does a search on your company, they are even more likely to see the negative review. You want to avoid that. In fact, you want the websites with negative comments to slip further down the Google rankings so they don’t appear on the first page or two of a search.’ Don Sorenson, “Protecting Your Company’s Online Reputation,” Direct Selling News, March 2011, http://www.directsellingnews.com/index.php/site/entries_archive_display/protecting_your_companys_online_reputation April 2, 2011

Of course, Tampa home business owners should respond to complaints by actual customers with legitimate problems. However, consider carefully whether your customer service efforts should take place in an online public forum.

Other social media experts believe it helps a company in the long run to respond to negative reviews. Here is a link to an article that supports this view: http://mackcollier.com/study-responding-to-negative/

I hope this helps Tampa online business owners understand the ramifications of responding to negative online reviews. For more information about owning your own home based business in Tampa, contact me today. I have helped hundreds of Tampa entrepreneurs live their dream of business ownership.

Entrepreneur and a Leader Hana Novakova
http://myhealthychocolate.org/
305 923 0256 myhealthychocolate@live.com
Tampa, Florida 33611

Join My Bags and Bling today!

I am Hana Novakova, and I am a Tampa-based Xocai artisan chocolate distributor. I joined Xocai in March 2010. I sell the industry-leading Xobiotic and Varaty pack online and in Tampa, Clearwater, Dunedin, and Sarasota. Our valued St. Petersburg customers recommend Varaty pack because Varaty pack transformes your life.

My Bags and Bling is also a fantastic Xobiotic home-based business in the St. Petersburg area. Florida entrepreneurs can supplement their income by cashing in on a high-demand Florida healthy artisan chocolate market. To learn more about My Bags and Bling, visit http://myhealthychocolate.org/.

Call me at 305 923 0256 to own your own Xobiotic business in Tampa, Clearwater, Dunedin, or Sarasota.

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Rethinking St. Petersburg Schools

Rethinking St. Petersburg Schools Welcome to today’s Healthy St. Petersburg Children blog. This site is dedicated to promoting children’s health in the St. Petersburg area.

Unless you have been living in a cave for the last 20 years, you have heard about the obesity epidemic among U.S. children.

There are many worthwhile programs in the St. Petersburg community that promote healthy eating habits and increased exercise for our youngest residents. I came across an interesting article last week that focused on how the design of schools can affect children’s health in general and obesity rates in particular.

‘Many schools were planned without thought given to how students can safely walk or ride their bikes to school. Playgrounds have been cut from budgets. An overemphasis on competitive sports has created a disproportionate amount of funding going to a select group of high profile sports, while minimizing the opportunities for the majority of students who desperately need exercise.’ Joel K. Sims, AIA, “Designing Schools To Fight Childhood Obesity,” School Designer, May 2007, http://www.schooldesigner.com/Articles/Designing-Schools-to-Fight-Childhood-Obesity-Part-1.asp, accessed on May 16, 2011

Here are some suggestions for making schools fitness-friendly:

  • Incorporate features of professional health clubs
  • Partner with community fitness centers to create multi-use facilities
  • Combine electronic entertainment and exercise
  • Incorporate movement into lesson plans

As we plan for new and renovated St. Petersburg schools, let’s take our children’s fitness into consideration. As St. Petersburg parents and educators, we can also promote lesson plans that incorporate movement. I also believe we need to look at how our tax dollars are spent. Do competitive sports programs in Florida receive more than their fair share of available funds? Could we better use this money to provide exercise opportunities for all St. Petersburg children?

I encourage you to raise awareness of these issues in your Florida city. The only thing that will spur change is if parents, educators, and government leaders work together to lower the obesity rates in our Florida communities.

Hana Novakova
305 923 0256
myhealthychocolate@live.com

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I am Hana Novakova, and I am a Tampa-based Xocai artisan chocolate distributor. I joined Xocai in March 2010. I sell the industry-leading Xobiotic and Varaty pack online and in Tampa, Clearwater, Dunedin, and Sarasota. Our valued St. Petersburg customers recommend Varaty pack because Varaty pack transformes your life.

My Bags and Bling is also a fantastic Xobiotic home-based business in the St. Petersburg area. Florida entrepreneurs can supplement their income by cashing in on a high-demand Florida healthy artisan chocolate market. To learn more about My Bags and Bling, visit http://myhealthychocolate.org/.

Call me at 305 923 0256 to own your own Xobiotic business in Tampa, Clearwater, Dunedin, or Sarasota.

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Eat Xocai Cookies for Your Health

The Dunedin Xocai X Powerhouse Chocolate Chip Cookie is the kind of St. Petersburg healthy chocolate cookie you would make yourself if you had the time. MXI Corps.’ Xocai cookie is a tasty blend of nutritious ingredients without the bad stuff found in the best-selling Sarasota cookies. Let’s compare:

Chips Ahoy

Clearwater compare Chips Ahoy White Flour, semisweet chocolate chips (sugar, chocolate, dextrose, cocoa butter), soy lecithin, sugar, partially hydrogenated soybean oil, high fructose corn syrup, leavening, salt, whey, natural and artificial flavors, caramel color.

Oreo

Clearwater compare Oreo Sugar, white flour, semisweet chocolate, high oleic canola oil and/or palm oil and/or canola oil, cocoa (processed with alkali), high fructose corn syrup, cornstarch, leavening, salt, soy lecithin, vanillin – an artificial flavor.

Xocai X Powerhouse Cookie

Clearwater compare Xocai X Powerhouse Cookie Whole wheat flour, brown rice syrup, high-antioxidant blend (natural cocoa, acai and blueberry powders), brown sugar, glycerine, crystalline fructose, high oleic sunflower oil with tocopherol (to preserve freshness), water, dark chocolate drops (dehydrated cane juice, unsweetened chocolate, cocoa butter, lecithin, vanilla) ,fiber blend (cellulose, soluble cocoa fiber, oat bran), plum juice concentrate, natural flavors, baking powder, molasses powder, lecithin, xanthan gum, monoglycerides with ascorbic and citric acids (antioxidants), Saigon cinnamon, ground nutmeg.

Tampa snack foods can be dangerous to your health. If you are like me, you pop cookies into your mouth without thinking and mindlessly eat chips while watching TV. Even one serving of conventional Dunedin chocolate cookies or chips can contain more fat than a sensible meal. Keep X Powerhouse cookies on hand so you have something satisfying, nutritious, and delicious to grab when you need a quick snack. And don’t forget to put them in your kids’ lunch boxes. An X Powerhouse cookie may be the healthiest thing they eat all day. I want a life where i share and achieve something really worthwhile!

Hana Novakova
Entrepreneur and a Leader
305 923 0256

Join My Bags and Bling today!

I am Hana Novakova, and I am a Tampa-based Xocai artisan chocolate distributor. I joined Xocai in March 2010. I sell the industry-leading Xobiotic and Varaty pack online and in Tampa, Clearwater, Dunedin, and Sarasota. Our valued St. Petersburg customers recommend Varaty pack because Varaty pack transformes your life.

My Bags and Bling is also a fantastic Xobiotic home-based business in the St. Petersburg area. Florida entrepreneurs can supplement their income by cashing in on a high-demand Florida healthy artisan chocolate market. To learn more about My Bags and Bling, visit http://myhealthychocolate.org/.

Call me at 305 923 0256 to own your own Xobiotic business in Tampa, Clearwater, Dunedin, or Sarasota.

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Podcast Basics For Clearwater MLM Business Bloggers

Podcast Basics For Clearwater MLM Business Bloggers

Today’s Clearwater direct selling article is for Clearwater internet rookies who want to kick up their web marketing a notch by adding a podcast to their Clearwater 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 Clearwater 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. St. Petersburg 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 Clearwater online business
. Your laptop may already have recording capability. If not, you can buy any equipment you need in the St. Petersburg area.

Clearwater 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 Florida 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 Clearwater direct marketers. You can record Florida trade show presentations, interviews with founding distributors of your Clearwater direct sales company, or create an entertaining pitch about your St. Petersburg business opportunity. Let your expertise and enthusiasm shine.

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

I am Entrepreneur and a Leader Hana Novakova, a network marketer representing Xobiotic. I am based in Tampa, Florida.

Are you interested in owning a Xobiotic 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 Xobiotic business!

Entrepreneur and a Leader Hana Novakova

Tampa, Florida zip code 33611
305 923 0256 myhealthychocolate@live.com
Xobiotic residual income opportunity for Clearwater home-based business owners.

Join My Bags and Bling today!

I am Hana Novakova, and I am a Tampa-based Xocai artisan chocolate distributor. I joined Xocai in March 2010. I sell the industry-leading Xobiotic and Varaty pack online and in Tampa, Clearwater, Dunedin, and Sarasota. Our valued St. Petersburg customers recommend Varaty pack because Varaty pack transformes your life.

My Bags and Bling is also a fantastic Xobiotic home-based business in the St. Petersburg area. Florida entrepreneurs can supplement their income by cashing in on a high-demand Florida healthy artisan chocolate market. To learn more about My Bags and Bling, visit http://myhealthychocolate.org/.

Call me at 305 923 0256 to own your own Xobiotic business in Tampa, Clearwater, Dunedin, or Sarasota.

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Healthy Skin for Tampa Kids

Healthy Skin for Tampa Kids

Hi! Welcome to my Tampa children’s health blog. Today’s topic is ‘Healthy Skin for Tampa Children.’

The skin is the body’s largest organ, and it’s easy to take for granted all that our skin does for us. It is our first defense against germs, it regulates body temperature, it gives us the sense of touch, and so much more. This organ is always hard at work and parents in the St. Petersburg area need to be sure it’s working well for their children.

A common skin problem in our Florida climate is simple irritation. Irritated skin is more likely to crack, which can increase the risk for infection. If your child’s skin is irritated, look around at some of the products in your home that may be causing it. Soaps, detergents, dryer sheets, and other household cleaners all have chemicals and fragrances that can be irritating. Tampa parents can try switching brands or reducing use of these products.

Basic skin care for children should include moisturizing after bathing, using fragrance-free products, and practicing good sun protection. If dry skin is an issue for your child, pick up a humidifier at any Sarasota, Dunedin, or Clearwater drugstore and allow it to run in your child’s room while they sleep.

If simple skin irritation can’t be controlled, or if your child develops other skin issues, make sure to take them to your Tampa pediatrician.

My name is Hana Novakova and I want to help Tampa families raise healthy, happy kids. My St. Petersburg home business sells Varaty pack. If you are interested in learning more, visit my website at http://myhealthychocolate.org/ or give me a call at 305 923 0256.

Join My Bags and Bling today!

I am Hana Novakova, and I am a Tampa-based Xocai artisan chocolate distributor. I joined Xocai in March 2010. I sell the industry-leading Xobiotic and Varaty pack online and in Tampa, Clearwater, Dunedin, and Sarasota. Our valued St. Petersburg customers recommend Varaty pack because Varaty pack transformes your life.

My Bags and Bling is also a fantastic Xobiotic home-based business in the St. Petersburg area. Florida entrepreneurs can supplement their income by cashing in on a high-demand Florida healthy artisan chocolate market. To learn more about My Bags and Bling, visit http://myhealthychocolate.org/.

Call me at 305 923 0256 to own your own Xobiotic business in Tampa, Clearwater, Dunedin, or Sarasota.

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Weight Loss Chocolate in Tampa

Weight Loss Chocolate in Tampa Jeanette Brooks may not yet be famous in Tampa, but she probably will be in the near future. Why? Because of Jeanette Brooks, Clearwater and Dunedin chocolate lovers have a healthy chocolate option. It’s called Xocai.

Xocai healthy chocolate products are new on the health scene in St. Petersburg but they are quickly gaining popularity.

I’m Hana Novakova. Jeanette Brooks is the co-founder of Xocai, the original antioxidant chocolate manufacturer. I sell Xocai Weight Loss Chocolate in Dunedin and Clearwater. I am living proof that Xocai healthy chocolate is not only ‘non-harmful’ (though that would be a significant fact on its own) it is ‘health enhancing’. My health is improving as I regularly enjoy Xocai Chocolate every day.

Jeanette Brooks and Xocai are the real thing; She was the first to create weight loss chocolate products with her former company, Pure De-Lite, and things have been getting better ever since. With Jeanette Brooks’ leadership, XoCai healthy chocolate has evolved beyond Pure De-Lite’s impressive products.

Xocai was the first to add acai berries to cacao. Acai berries are packed with nutrition. It’s no wonder that ace berries can be found in the leading nutritional supplements available in Sarasota and Clearwater. However, only Jeanette has paired acai with chocolate. And it’s a match made in heaven.

If your mouth is watering for chocolate and you’re also craving supplemental income, join me at my next healthy chocolate meeting for a fun Xocai review. You will be able to try a sample of Varaty pack and learn about Xocai network marketing secrets.

I can be reached at 305 923 0256 and myhealthychocolate@live.com.

Join My Bags and Bling today!

I am Hana Novakova, and I am a Tampa-based Xocai artisan chocolate distributor. I joined Xocai in March 2010. I sell the industry-leading Xobiotic and Varaty pack online and in Tampa, Clearwater, Dunedin, and Sarasota. Our valued St. Petersburg customers recommend Varaty pack because Varaty pack transformes your life.

My Bags and Bling is also a fantastic Xobiotic home-based business in the St. Petersburg area. Florida entrepreneurs can supplement their income by cashing in on a high-demand Florida healthy artisan chocolate market. To learn more about My Bags and Bling, visit http://myhealthychocolate.org/.

Call me at 305 923 0256 to own your own Xobiotic business in Tampa, Clearwater, Dunedin, or Sarasota.

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Hot Chocolate Business Opportunity in St. Petersburg

Hot Chocolate Business Opportunity in St. Petersburg My name is Hana Novakova. I am an independent XoCai healthy chocolate distributor in Tampa and I love what I do. I sell the world’s only healthy antioxidant chocolate.

Xocai takes their name from ‘xocolatl’, a centuries-old Central American drink made from cacao and the acai berry. Cacao has the highest concentration of antioxidants of any other food in the world. The acai berry, which was originally found in the Amazon rainforest, is number two in antioxidants.

From the Amazon rainforests to the neighborhoods in Clearwater, Xocai antioxidant chocolate is changing the way St. Petersburg people enjoy chocolate. Xocai antioxidant dark chocolate can be enjoyed by anyone, even (and especially) those with special health needs. Dunedin chocolate lovers with diabetes, hypertension, high blood cholesterol, and hypoglycemia can all enjoy Xocai dark chocolate while improving their health!

From a business standpoint, do you see the brilliance of Xocai antioxidant chocolate? Do you know of any food, snack or flavor that is more popular than chocolate?

Choosing Xocai was a no-brainer for me. My income is increasing steadily as I expand my Clearwater chocolate customer base. It is the perfect time to introduce your St. Petersburg friends, family, co-workers and neighbors to XoCai because they are looking for healthier food choices.

I run my own Tampa chocolate business but I am not on my own. Xocai gives me all the help and support I need to succeed. In turn, I give all my team members whatever they need to succeed.

The name of my Xocai team is My Bags and Bling. If you would like to join us, please contact me at myhealthychocolate@live.com or 305 923 0256. If you decide to become a Sarasota weight loss chocolate distributor, it won’t be long before you are seeing your own success.

Join My Bags and Bling today!

I am Hana Novakova, and I am a Tampa-based Xocai artisan chocolate distributor. I joined Xocai in March 2010. I sell the industry-leading Xobiotic and Varaty pack online and in Tampa, Clearwater, Dunedin, and Sarasota. Our valued St. Petersburg customers recommend Varaty pack because Varaty pack transformes your life.

My Bags and Bling is also a fantastic Xobiotic home-based business in the St. Petersburg area. Florida entrepreneurs can supplement their income by cashing in on a high-demand Florida healthy artisan chocolate market. To learn more about My Bags and Bling, visit http://myhealthychocolate.org/.

Call me at 305 923 0256 to own your own Xobiotic business in Tampa, Clearwater, Dunedin, or Sarasota.

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DASH Diet Better For Teens In Tampa

DASH Diet Better For Teens In Tampa Attention Tampa teens: The Dietary Approach to Stop Hypertension (DASH) helps prevent adolescent obesity, according to a recent study.1

The study was published in the Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine. The DASH diet includes low-fat dairy, chicken, lean, beef, chicken, nuts, fruits, whole grains, vegetables, and legumes.

Surprisingly, study participants who followed DASH actually ate, on average, 250 more calories than those who ate a typical Tampa teen diet: high-fat meats, cheeses, highly processed foods, and fast food meals.

Tampa parents who emphasize a ‘calorie deficit’ plan for teen weight loss may want to consider focusing more on the quality of the foods eaten.

I am a small business owner and teen health advocate in Tampa. The products I sell promote health for people of all ages. For information on my health and wellness products, contact me today. Thanks for visiting my Tampa children’s health blog.

Hana Novakova
Tampa, Florida 33611
305 923 0256   myhealthychocolate@live.com

1Holly Lebowitz Rossi, ‘New Findings on Preventing Teen Obesity,’ Parents, June 7, 2011, http://www.parents.com/blogs/parents-news-now/2011/06/07/child-health/new-findings-on-preventing-teen-obesity/, June 24, 2011.

Join My Bags and Bling today!

I am Hana Novakova, and I am a Tampa-based Xocai artisan chocolate distributor. I joined Xocai in March 2010. I sell the industry-leading Xobiotic and Varaty pack online and in Tampa, Clearwater, Dunedin, and Sarasota. Our valued St. Petersburg customers recommend Varaty pack because Varaty pack transformes your life.

My Bags and Bling is also a fantastic Xobiotic home-based business in the St. Petersburg area. Florida entrepreneurs can supplement their income by cashing in on a high-demand Florida healthy artisan chocolate market. To learn more about My Bags and Bling, visit http://myhealthychocolate.org/.

Call me at 305 923 0256 to own your own Xobiotic business in Tampa, Clearwater, Dunedin, or Sarasota.

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Earn Extra Cash In Sarasota With Varaty pack

Earn Extra Cash In Sarasota With Varaty pack

Need extra cash in Sarasota? Welcome to my home based business blog. This site is for Sarasota people looking for a way to supplement their income. I own my own Varaty pack business and help others start their own direct sales businesses.

With a part-time Varaty pack business, you can earn extra money while working around your current schedule. If you sell Varaty pack at your own internet store, your hours are even more flexible. Your Varaty pack business can be as big or small as you want it to be.

It doesn’t take a lot of money to get started with your Sarasota home based business. Call me today to learn how easy it is to supplement your income with Varaty pack!

Hana Novakova
305 923 0256
myhealthychocolate@live.com
Earn extra cash in Sarasota with Varaty pack

Join My Bags and Bling today!

I am Hana Novakova, and I am a Tampa-based Xocai artisan chocolate distributor. I joined Xocai in March 2010. I sell the industry-leading Xobiotic and Varaty pack online and in Tampa, Clearwater, Dunedin, and Sarasota. Our valued St. Petersburg customers recommend Varaty pack because Varaty pack transformes your life.

My Bags and Bling is also a fantastic Xobiotic home-based business in the St. Petersburg area. Florida entrepreneurs can supplement their income by cashing in on a high-demand Florida healthy artisan chocolate market. To learn more about My Bags and Bling, visit http://myhealthychocolate.org/.

Call me at 305 923 0256 to own your own Xobiotic business in Tampa, Clearwater, Dunedin, or Sarasota.

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How to Choose a St. Petersburg Pediatrician

How to Choose a St. Petersburg Pediatrician

Keeping children healthy is among the highest priorities for Tampa, Florida parents.

There are hundreds of qualified pediatricians to help with your health goals in the Sarasota, Dunedin, and Clearwater 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 St. Petersburg 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 Dunedin.

I’m Hana Novakova and children’s health is very important to me. I am the owner of a great Tampa home business that sells a nutritional chocolate product. If you are interested in learning more, visit my web site at http://myhealthychocolate.org/ or give me a call at 305 923 0256.

Join My Bags and Bling today!

I am Hana Novakova, and I am a Tampa-based Xocai artisan chocolate distributor. I joined Xocai in March 2010. I sell the industry-leading Xobiotic and Varaty pack online and in Tampa, Clearwater, Dunedin, and Sarasota. Our valued St. Petersburg customers recommend Varaty pack because Varaty pack transformes your life.

My Bags and Bling is also a fantastic Xobiotic home-based business in the St. Petersburg area. Florida entrepreneurs can supplement their income by cashing in on a high-demand Florida healthy artisan chocolate market. To learn more about My Bags and Bling, visit http://myhealthychocolate.org/.

Call me at 305 923 0256 to own your own Xobiotic business in Tampa, Clearwater, Dunedin, or Sarasota.

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