The News That Interests Me Most


Sunday News after the Passing

I like to read the front page, and then work my way through the paper to the comics. The comics are the best part of the paper. Many of the articles that are in the newspaper are interesting to read. But I live in a small town so the articles are short and to the point. The one section of the paper that I do not care too much about is Sports. About the only thing that I like to watch with my husband is the UFC. I love to watch a good fight.

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Refining Broad Markets


How might you refine broad market segments into focused target markets? Discuss at least three ways that you might segment markets when developing your target markets

By refining broad market segments we would break them down into different categories. Which is refined into a more focused market that would possibly look like a family tree. I have done this with my family tree. By breaking it down in sections allows us to see the broader part of the market that we are trying to sell our product too. Which will allow the owner to see what type of customer you are. Who made the product like the manufacturer which if they were interested in your product for promotional purposes. If car owner was interested in your product for recreational use of the product. The retailer would like to use your product to make a profit within their establishment. By dividing the product even further in the broader markets we are able to see the difference in monetary departments. Many business like these want to know how big the product is and what type of incentive it has to entice customer’s to purchase the product within these broader markets.

The will and Desire to work towards goals


All I can say to that is WOW! It is quite amazing that only 3% of the class had the desire, dedication, and vision to make it through this world. I would have to agree that many people that I work around are not all that worried about how they are going to spend their future. Right now I am working on my dreams of becoming financially stable and working for myself. I know that it will take time but these are goals that I have set out for not only myself but for my family as well. Many of the people that I talk to are just worried about the current day and not worried about what the future holds. Many of them are not thinking about their future and what they would like to do. Now that I am older I see that there are certain things that you have to set out in order for them to happen you have to work at it. What we are doing is working on what we can with the money that we have available and if we have things for other parts of the plans that we have and do not have the money we work on the things that we have the items for. Right now we are working on 10 acres of land and working on getting our trailer fixed up so that we can pay rent to ourselves and reinvest that money that we would be spending on rent on the property. One day I know that we will finally have our own business and the first one will hopefully be campsites on the property. Because from our property you can see all four mountains. I think that the same percent of people that I work with does not have set goals or visions for their future.

Mission, Vision, Values, and Environmental Scanning


By describing, the three critical components of environmental scanning that would apply to the business that I have chosen which would be an organic aqua-phonics greenhouse. Within this paper, I will discuss the purpose of the business clearly and succinctly. I will discuss three of the critical components that would apply to Ponder Hill Enterprise’s. The only stakeholder’s are the owner’s Tammy and David where Tammy takes care of the paperwork, and other business related items. David takes care of the daily maintenance of the Enterprise. Therefore, by making sure that everything is in running order for the business. The external components of the business would include the vendors, consumer’s, suppliers, or anyone else that the business has within their company.
In defining environmental scanning this is the acquisition and use of information about the current events, trends, and relationships within the business’s external environment. A company mission statement is what separates them from other company’s like them and helps to identify the scope of the business operations. The mission statement clearly states the business’s product, market, and technological areas that will emphasis the way the company reflects on values, and priorities of the strategic decision makers within the business. There are implications to everything that is done within the business therefore, there would be needs to attend to if the company or business is not profiting or standing up to their mission statement. This would indicate that the mission statement of the company would need to be looked at. In this day and time the sustainability, that defines your business and goals within the market place. As a business owner, she will have to make the decisions about the business and everyday operations. Creating the mission statement for your business needs to be looked at or memorized and the owner should always stick to the promises they make to consumers. By looking at the long-term objectives, of Ponder Hill Enterprises that I would like to build within the next few years. The owner would need to consider the following: return on investment, competitive positioning of the product, technological leadership within the business, profitability, and other objectives as well. According to Pearce & Robinson (2004), the thorniest issues faced in defining a company mission are those that pertain to responsibility.

Mission Statement
The mission of Ponder Hill Enterprises is to provide eco-friendly ways to cut back on pollution and save money in the process. To provide fresh produce all organic with no chemicals of any kind.

Vision Statement
Our company’s vision statement is to become the America’s leading consumer company for organically fresh foods.

Values Statement
Ponder Hill Enterprise’s values statement is to be driven by the creativity, resourcefulness, focus, and entrepreneurial spirit to have the support of the consumer’s. To have an inspired and diverse team that respects the contribution from everyone within the company. To ensure the health and safety of our people surrounding are paramount. Ponder Hill Enterprise’s will prove to be a leader in their responsibility for the environment. That the integrity of the company is never compromised and that they make a positive contribution to the society.

Pearce, J. A., II, & Robinson, R. B., Jr. (2005). Strategic management: Formulation, implementation, and control (9th ed.). Boston, MA: McGraw-Hill Irwin

The Stresses of the Real World


While listening to the birds chirping in the background, thinking about the upcoming stresses in her life, and wondering how things will play out in the end. She wonders how she is supposed to tell her children to go to college when it has not helped her out in the least. Countless resume’s she has sent out to numerous counties, and then no one calls and she does not hear any replies to the contrary about her skills, and knowledge. Putting your education on your resume will hurt the results because many company’s think that you will not work for the rate that they are paying. It is almost as if no one wants anyone to succeed in life. People should just stand around taking the beatings of loans; bills, working every day for the rest of your life, and watching the prices of food and other items getting higher and higher. While gas prices are starting to go down everything else is on the rise.
Well in this day and time, it is hard to keep the faith that things will work out in the end. She has spent most of her life doing things for other people and making money for them by doing the job the best that she can and with nothing in return. The future does not look to promising here in this small town. If you do not know certain people, you do not get all the goodies. In order, for you to make it in a world you have to know everyone that matters. It is a win or lose situation and if you do not know the right people and have the right connections, you will not go anywhere. In this day and time, knowing the right people can get you the job that you have dreamed of and she wonders how things will look in the future.
Throughout your life you are told that you need to have an education to get that dream job what they do not tell you is that it may take quite a long time before you finally get that dream job. Some students upon graduating have accomplished obtaining their dream job, and some students are not lucky enough and have to keep searching for that job. Furthermore, statistics are against many of the graduating students this year, and in future years because of the state of the economy. Therefore, with thousands of students who are graduating and face years of paying off student loans that increase every year, you pay on them. You could pay on these loans for years to come without little relief. There literally is no way out of student loans unless you automatically become rich overnight and can pay the entire bill off. The chances and odds are against you no matter how you look at the situation.
Talking to your college counselor’s does not do any good. She called one time to seek advice about where she should look for a job, who she could contact for resume help instead of paying more money to have someone else make your resume. The thing that you have to go through in this world is amazing. Not only paying for college on a small salary but also not being able to find a decent job in this small town that does not cost an arm and a leg to get a license. This world does not have many mentors that she would consider a mentor because many people do not want others to succeed or show them up with knowledge or skills. She knows that other people are better than she is however; she is better at some things than other people are.
With more than what feels like thirty or forty years of debt piled up against her in this dwindling economy with no new jobs being put in the economy and current jobs you have to wait for someone to quit or keel over. Sometimes it makes you wonder how people still can afford to eat out, drive their car, and other things that they like to do. It is quite amazing to see how many people still do not think that anything is going to happen. They have a surprise coming to them if they think that things are not going to get worse because they are. She knows that in the end it all works out so she keeps on working to make ends meet on the little income she brings in. Writing down everything that she does throughout the day, week, months, and years from here on out allowing her to see the accomplishments that she has made over the years. The real world and reality is that now with no jobs in the economy she has to work twice as hard to make her future dreams of having her own business become a reality.
At the end of the day, she takes her shoes off and sits back to watch the children as they watch television, and talks about the day that she had. Whom she met, and whom she talked to today. Furthermore, it seems quite interesting to listen to customers, and what actions they take to manage to make it through the rough spots throughout their life. The worries of the day are over and another dollar or two earned for the day. She will wake up in the morning and do it all over again for the rest of her life or until something finally goes her way. She has a talent for writing, and enjoys spending the quiet time talking about the things that she has accomplished and whom she has talked to during the day.

The Smell of Success


Another milestone in my life finally achieving a Master’s degree, and this ends another chapter in my life. What an accomplishment now new doors opening as I type this article. I have achieved quite a few things in my life so far. I am proud of the accomplishments that I have achieved in the past ten years. The smell of success thrills me because it was something that I accomplished. The past eight years was a learning experience like no other that I will experience. There was a time when I did not want to learn and quit school because I did not like it. However, raising children I found it necessary to show them that you can do whatever your heart desires. You can be anything that you want and go where you want to go. Your future is what you make it and if you do not have the time to put the effort into learning all that you can Shame on you. I am now writing for contractors on odesk and find it a rewarding experience. I write, and rewrite articles for other people and learn the different techniques used to make an article an excellent piece of work. I enjoy writing everyday about the things that I have done, the people I have talked to, and other things that happen. Everyone asks what you are going to do now that you have graduated. Well to tell you the truth I am not sure because the state of the economy is not in good standing. I am working on different angles to put my education to good use. I love to write therefore, I choose to write for other people on odesk. Eventually, I will achieve another set of goals that I am working on right now. It is time to make another list to work on throughout the upcoming years. Furthermore, I plan to become an excellent writer in the upcoming months. I love the fact that I am making money off writing articles for other people it may not be much at least it is something. I have learned over the years that you have to work hard for what you want out of life. I have learned that you should not take anything for granted because you may not have it one day. Throughout the years, I have made some mistakes and learned from them. I am not perfect and neither is anyone else in this world. Life is what you make it and something will come along when it is time I am sure of it. I have worked hard the past eight years to accomplish my dreams. Now it is time to put the education that I have to use doing something that I love to do. Writing stories and articles is a truly rewarding experience because you can use your imagination to make something come alive. Now here I am telling the whole world about my accomplishments. I am not asking for anything I am merely bragging about the accomplishments that I have made over the past few years. I have decided to make something of myself and becoming a writer is a wonderful goal.

My January 2012


Quitting

quit smoking

My year is off to a great start. My fiance and I quit smoking as part of our New Year’s resolution. Some of the other parts were about how to start making money for ourselves instead of spending our waking days working for other people. it is amazing how once you quit smoking you find that the smell is the worst thing besides the health problems that it will cause over the course of a year or two. I have been smoking since I was 17 years old and have finally been able to put them down. We invested some money into the ecigarette’s and they have worked wonder’s in quitting the worst habit that a person can have. I will never pick up another one for the rest of my days. It is a habit that I do not care to have ever again.

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