I am pleased to announce that IBN member Lela Barker of Bella Luccè in Columbia, South Carolina, will join join me and dozens of other Indies on #IndieCruise 2013 as a speaker and fellow MasterMinder. The theme for #IndieCruise 2013 is Conceive! Believe! Achieve!, making Lela's topic of How To Get More Retail Stores To Buy Your Products So You Can Make More Money especially fitting for our unplugged trip to Cozumel and Belize.
Lela is a mom, wife and entrepreneur who, in 2003, launched Bella Luccè with $500 she got from the sale of a family heirloom. Today, her products are sold in more than 1,000 spas, salons and boutiques, from Los Angela to Dubai. Bella Luccè sugar scrubs, massage oils, facial treatments and more continue to be handmade with love by Lela and her team in their South Carolina studio.
How To Get More Retail Stores To Buy Your Products, So You Can Make More Money
Have you noticed that more and more retailers are looking to showcase handmade, independently produced products to their customers? From Whole Foods Market's Local Producer Program, to “Express” Wal-mart stores beginning to buy produce from local vendors, to Main Street retailers in your town, Indie made products are in more demand than ever.
Don't you want to ride this wave?
Once you have tested and established your product line, and maybe even have a steady stream of retail customers placing regular orders, it may be time to reach out to retailers who will can your products in larger quantities, and repeatedly, so you can solidify your income stream and create the efficiencies you need to grow.
Lela will cover topics such as:
– How to overcome your fear of cold calling (and tricks to help you avoid it completely)
– How to know whether your products are right for a particular retailer
– How to create and nurture long lasting, profitable relationships with retailers, that help increase sales
– How to assess the viability of trade show opportunities
– How to organize your business to capitalize on retailer opportunities
… and so much more!
Lela will also answer your questions after her presentation, as well as while you swim, spa and snorkel with us on board a luxury cruise ship and in Cozumel and Belize.
About Lela Barker
Lela Barker founded Bela Luccè in 2003 after developing a collection of soaps, bath salts and lotions that blossomed into a wonderfully creative outlet she truly enjoyed. The fledgling business quickly afforded Lela the ability to be home with her two young children at a critical point in their development. Today, Bella Luccè's extensive collection of exotic bath and body luxuries is featured in luxe spas, salons and natural wellness centers in 50 states and more than a four dozen countries…from Los Angeles all the way to Dubai.
Through it all, Lela and Bella Luccè have remained true to the ideals upon which the company was founded – to create organic-infused, luxury-kissed products worthy of the world's finest establishments, and to price them at a level which allows every woman the opportunity to feel beautiful. A commitment to responsible sourcing of ingredients and donating back to indigenous communities around the world still guides the company's growth. Lela is proud to report that all of Bella Luccè products are still handmade in the company's bustling production kitchens by an amazing group of inspiring women she's happy to be working alongside.
MasterMinding And Fun
In addition to Lela's presentation, you will also hear from Kelly Bloom. And, as we always do in #IndieCruise, we will dive into each other's hearts to facilitate the revelations we all need to intentionally merge our talents and gifts with the business acumen needed to be simultaneously profitable and personally fulfilled. This combination is so critical to your well being!
Liberty of the Seas
All of this life changing fun will take place aboard Royal Caribbean's Liberty of the Seas, a family-friendly luxury cruise ship with tons of spa and fitness activities, star studded entertainment and three delicious meals a day.
The newly renovated ship is packed with phenomenal on-board experiences, including a broadway musical, first run movies under the stars on the upper deck, wine tastings, several pools, hot tubs and jacuzzis, rock climbing walls, boxing ring, water park, mini golf course adults only whirlpool extending 12 feet beyond the side of the ship overlooking crystal blue waters — and so much more!
(I don't think I'll sleep the whole time — can't wait!)
At the end of each day, which will include opportunities for excursions among ancient ruins, snorkeling, spa and scuba, we will gather at late dinner to wind down and share the excitement of the day, and get a chance to support and know each other even better. This is one of the most fun parts of #IndieCruise because we all relax and unwind together and share what we will apply to make our businesses the best they can be in 2013 and beyond!
The support and relationships fostered on #IndieCruise are like nothing you have ever experienced before.
#IndieCruise MasterMind 2013 will set sail Februray 2-7, 2013 for a 4-Night Ft. Lauderdale to Cozumel to Belize cruise aboard Royal Caribbean’s Liberty of the Seas.
We invite you to join us! You know you wanna … Register now by clicking here, or call Gary Whitehurst at 800-668-6414, ext. 150. Once you register, we will invite you to join our private #IndieCruise FaceBook Page, where we support each other all year long.
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