Wednesday, October 31, 2012 - A Better Car Buying Experience

Gina Parr, CEO of talks about how they are helping improve the process of buying a car. See more at

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

In Home Care - What To Expect? Comfort Keepers of Solano County

Linda of Comfort Keepers of Solano County goes over what to expect when you contact a non-medical in home care provider. See more at

Monday, October 29, 2012

Decomposed Granite (DG) At Dixon Landscape Materials

Raj Hansra shows us a very popular product called DG or Decomposed Granite. It is also sometimes called pathway fines since it is often used in pathways because it packs down so nicely.

Dixon Landscape Materials is located at 150 East H Street in Dixon CA and the phone number is 707-678-8200. Check out the website at

Saturday, October 27, 2012

The Sportsman Bedrug "Carpet Kit" On 2011 Dodge Ram 1500 Short Bed Pickup

Kevin shows us what he calls an "old school" product design that was commonly called a carpet kit and has been in production since the 1970's. This one is manufactured by Bedrug and is The Sportsman model with plenty of storage and also converts into a bed if desired. It's still a great way to finish off the inside of the pickup bed with a camper shell or truck cap when it isn't being used in a work environment.

Whatever truck accessory you want, whether it is new school, old school, or out of school, give him a call at 707-447-9905 and he will find it for you. See the Vaca Valley Truck & SUV website at

California Business Center: Perfect for MLM's and Many Small Businesses

If you need a small office at a very reasonable cost with access to many features of an expensive, large corporate office complex in Solano County, then do yourself a favor and check out the California Business Center on West Texas Street in Fairfield. Stop by and ask for a little tour. We think you will be impressed with the features, benefits and general feel of this great building. It is a comfortable fit for many small businesses including Multi-Level Marketing businesses that have grown to the level where an out of home office makes good sense.

They have a wide variety of office sizes to choose from for far less than you may find in other locations. Check it out. -- Upward Trend

Here is a bit of info from their website:

California Business Center™ provides office rentals for start-ups, small businesses, and branch offices.

Our innovative menu of options includes private office suites, telephone answering, free high speed Internet, professional conference rooms, and much more.

Whether your demands for office space are small or large, long or short term, California Business Center™ offers Solano County’s most flexible terms, to accommodate your company’s growth.
Save 50% to 80% compared to traditional office space where you pay for rent, Internet, receptionist salary, payroll taxes and benefits, equipment rentals, janitorial, utilities and much more.
We’re near intersecting highways 80, 680 and 12, in Fairfield, Solano County’s business capital and county seat.

Leases start at month to month, and can be negotiated for longer. Normally just one month deposit is needed, and you are free from move-in fees. Usually the first month’s rent is free.

See more at

Friday, October 26, 2012

Gary Vaynerchuk on Success, Family and Social Media

Great interview and wonderful thoughts from Gary Vaynerchuk. -- UTMS

The social-media maven shares his strong business and personal views in a wide-ranging interview with Bryan Elliott in 'Behind the Brand.' (22:16)

Watch more videos at:

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Knapheide TSR Service Body Features and Benefits

Tony with California Work Trucks shows us the features and benefits of the Knapheide 8' Service/Utility Body with the TSR, or Telescopic Sliding Roof, and the Master Locking System.

California Work Trucks is located at 930 Whipple Road in Union City, CA. Call them at 510-477-8425. See more soon at

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Short Sales - Solano Mortgage

Jim Porter talks about how Solano Mortgage can help you with either buying or selling a home with a short sale. See more at or call 707-449-4777

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Grand Opening Celebration Oct 24th, 11am to 2pm For Integrity Auto Collision Center

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Please join Integrity Auto Collision Center's new business Grand Opening at 1891 Wollner Ave, Suite C in Fairfield CA this Wednesday, October 24th from 11am to 2pm.
Stop by and enjoy some food and drink and let them show you around our expansive brand new state of the art collision center. 

Monday, October 22, 2012

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Grande A La Paris - Mankas Steak House Cocktail

Billy Kelly head bar tender at Mankas Steak House shows us how they make one of their signature cocktails. See more at

Seth Godin on Failing Until You Succeed

Here are some great ideas and insights from one of our favorite teachers: Seth Godin.--UTMS

Author Seth Godin shares his views on taking risks, challenging the status quo and starting a business with Bryan Elliott for 'Behind the Brand.'

Friday, October 19, 2012

Defining Legal Terms - By The People Fairfield CA

Rene goes over what types of questions they can help answer at By The People. A lega document preparation company. See more at http;//

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Piano Music Lessons Program - Harmony Road Studios

Glenda, head instructor, at Harmony Road Studios goes over the various piano and music leson programs available. See more at

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Better Car Buying Experience -

Gina Parr, CEO of talks about how they are changing the car buying experience. See more at

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Eddie Obeng: Smart failure for a fast-changing world

The world is changing much more rapidly than most people realize, says business educator Eddie Obeng -- and creative output cannot keep up. In this spirited talk, he highlights three important changes we should understand for better productivity, and calls for a stronger culture of "smart failure."

Monday, October 15, 2012

Why Choose An Independent Agent?

You get to make your own choices in life, so why should you limit yourself when protecting what's important to you. An independent insurance agent can help you make the choices that are right for you.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Ramirez Custom Overhead Doors ofr Vacaville

Ramirez Custom Overhead Doors, a privately held company based in Fairfield, California was launched in 1987 with the goal of providing quality garage door and operating systems at a reasonable price and providing superior customer service.

The company was founded by Rudy Ramirez. Rudy is a licensed contractor and an experienced garage door installer and has been installing doors over 20 years. He understands the problems of installing and servicing all types of garage doors and operators. He is also a resident of Solano county and has lived in the area for over 40 years.

Ramirez Doors is licensed, bonded, and insured. They purchase the highest quality products available, direct from the manufacturer and their own trained installers do all the work.
The company has attracted many excellent employees bringing a wealth of experience in the garage door industry to the Ramirez Doors team.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Moroccan Oil and Talk of the Town Salon

If you’ve been looking for a natural cure for your damaged, dry hair, you can say good-bye to that lackluster hair. Moroccan Oil is an excellent supplement for your hair. It lubricates frizzy hair and rebuilds cuticles that have been broken so your hair becomes healthier and shinier. Hair products that are built around this natural oil improve your hair’s quality and help new hair to grow more quickly. Giving your hair the treat of Moroccan Oil products gives it strength and restores the levels of moisture and gives you extra body.

Argan oil is the main ingredient of Moroccan Oil hair products. It is made by crushing the nuts from the Argan tree found in Morocco. Argan oil is famous for its cosmetic and medicinal purposes – the oil is helpful in protecting your hair against UV rays and environmental pollutants, and it will keep your hair from becoming overly dry and breaking. It will make your hair beautiful all the way from the roots to the ends. Regular use of Argan oil gives your hair daily nourishment.

Some may consider Argan hair oil to be like other oils, but only if they have never tried it before. They’ll discover Argan oil is not greasy, smelly or sticky like some oils. Light in weight, this oil will be easily absorbed into your hair, making it manageable and soft. Your shine will be restored, and it will prevent more damage. Frizz will cease to be a problem and it will take you less time to style your hair.

Time has proven that Moroccan Oil gives you long-lasting conditioning for your hair. You may be frustrated with dry, dull and unhealthy hair. Your hair can also be more difficult to manage if it is color treated since the chemicals may damage your hair, leaving it feeling coarse, dry and rough. This is why oil from Morocco is so beneficial for hair. You can use it on any type of hair — it especially works well with color-treated hair. Use of this oil is flexible since you can either apply it directly before you color, or it can be mixed with the dye. Use Argan oil as a conditioner after you have colored your hair.

Cleaning your hair with a mild and moisturizing shampoo that contains oil from Morocco will help to repair your hair. Shampoos with Argan oil keep your hair shiny and healthy. The shampoo will infuse your hair with oil, fatty acids and proteins.

At Talk of the Town Salon we offer the full line of Moroccan Oil products: treatment oil, hydrating styling cream, intense curl cream, intense hydrating mask, restorative hair mask, glimmer shine spray, luminous hair spray, restorative shampoo, and restorative conditioner!

Friday, October 12, 2012

Financing For Mixed Use Properties - 203k

Mike Young talks about how a 203k mortgage is a great way to find financing for a mixed use property. See more at

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Consistency Is Far Greater Than Rare Moments Of Greatness by Scott Ginsberg

You just never know.

When you answer a phone call from an unknown number.
When you engage in a conversation with a guest at your office.
When you greet a potential customer who walks into your store.
When you make small talk with a stranger you’ve just been introduced to.
When you respond to a random email from a friend of a friend of a friend.

You just never know.

And because of that, because any of these individuals has the potential to immediately tell everyone he knows either ‘That guy’s great!’ or ‘That guy’s an asshole!’ you must remember that consistency is far greater than rare moments of greatness.

This means you have a choice. You can be a nice, friendly, approachable, authentic, easy-to-deal-with person ONLY around those ‘important’ people, i.e., customers, coworkers and managers; or you can act that way with EVERYBODY, notwithstanding their apparent insignificance. It brings to mind the words of Roy Beers, who once said, ‘Your true character is most accurately measured by how you treat those who can do nothing for you.’

Great example: I do a lot of staff training for hotels, namely, Hyatt Regency. One Friday night after hosting an afternoon session, I bumped into a few of my audience members at a nearby bar. (I didn’t know who they were at the time.) But literally, we smacked into each other! And I spilled half of my drink on the floor. I looked up at the three guys and said, ‘No worries guys - this place is a madhouse. It’s just water anyway.’

One of them said, ‘Sorry about that Scott. Hey, by the way, we really loved your speech on approachability today! Thanks a lot.’

‘Oh, I didn’t realize you guys worked for the Hyatt! Yeah, sorry we didn’t get a chance to meet after the session. But I’m glad you enjoyed it. And it sure is funny running into you now, huh?’

Yeah, funny.

Has this ever happened to you? Have you ever realized who the person was 20 seconds AFTER you’d made your impression?

It’s kind of scary. Kind of makes you think back and wonder, ‘Wait, what did I say again? Was it something stupid? And would I have said something different if I knew exactly who I was talking to?’

That’s the big question. That’s where consistency comes in to play. Because odds are, you might not know right away if the person you’re talking to is stranger you’ll never see again, an existing customer, a potential customer, or a friend of an existing or potential customer.

And all it takes is one sentence to make him think, ‘You know, I think I’ll take my business elsewhere.’ Then again, all it takes is one sentence to make him think, ‘Man, I love this place! I can’t wait to tell everyone back at the office all about it!’

Because you just never know.

And yet, some people still don’t understand the power of this idea. Probably because they’ve never had a business-changing encounter – positive or negative – that swiveled on the hinges of serendipity.
But they will. And so will you. Both bad and good. Hey, I once started a friendly conversation on a bus with a complete stranger who eventually passed along my business card to a local reporter whose news story kicked off my career as an author and a speaker! Then again, I once made a terribly rude comment about my former boss without knowing he was a customer of my father’s! Ouch!

So whether you’re prospecting, greeting guests or just making small talk around the office, remember this: it’s just easier to be consistent. Kind of like the old adage, ‘If you tell the truth all the time, you won’t have to remember anything.’ Because ultimately, consistently is greater than rare moments of greatness. And people only give you credit for that which they see you do consistently.
Because you just never know.


Have you ever said the wrong thing without realizing who your conversation partner was?

© 2012 All Rights Reserved, HELLO, my name is Scott, LLC.

Scott Ginsberg is the World Record Holder of Wearing Nametags. He's the author of thirteen books, a professional speaker, award-winning blogger and the creator of His publishing and consulting company specializes in approachability, identity and execution. For more info about books, speaking engagements, customized online training programs or to Rent Scott's Brain for a one-on-one session, email

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

American Express OPEN: Business Answers: When to Expand Your Company & Hire Your First Employee

In this segement of MSNBC's Your Business, Norm Brodsky, Inc. Magazine columnist, and Ari Teman, the CEO of 12Gurus and author of the book "Effective Gratitude for Organizations and Individuals," answer viewer questions about the right time to expand and what to look for when hiring your first employee. Find more Your Business videos and additional small business tips at, an online community to help you power your small business success.

Legal Document Help: By The People

Rene talks about how By The People in Fairfield can help people with legal matters in an inexpensive way. See more at

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Shock's Home Furnishings Anniversary Sale

Check out the special sale going on at Shock's Home Furnishings. It's not selected items, but EVERY single item in the store is on sale from between 10% and 40% off their normal low pricing. Stop by today in downtown Vacaville and take a look.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Steve Jobs: 3 Lessons From The Keynote Master contributor and author, Carmine Gallo, reveals three techniques that Steve Jobs used in his greatest presentation to educate, entertain, and inspire his audience.

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Friday, October 5, 2012

Qigong Worshop - Learn Qigong from a Master from China.

Here's a video post from my friend, Joe Rapisarda. If you're interested in participating in this workshop, see the information below and I highly recommend his book.

Study with Qigong Master, Prof. Huixian Chen. Website:

Workshop on Oct 29th, 2012 in Vacaville Ca. (Northern California). See link.

Like this post? Read my bestselling amazon book, Awaken Your Power, at

Learn more at my blog at

Moderate-Sized Banquet Room and Full Service Avaialbe At Fuso's Italian Restaureant

Available for just about any moderately sized occasion, from business to baby shower, our banquet room can comfortably accommodate anywhere from 15 - 45 people. Let us take the complications out of your event, so that you may have an enjoyable evening with your guests. As our small kitchen cooks for both the front and back, with just about everything to order, for large banquets, we ask that you choose one of our banquet menus to then allow your guests to select from. This will allow for a smoother event for both your guests and for our kitchen.

While there is no fee for the banquet room, there is a $300 minimum. To reserve the room, the minimum must be placed on deposit. This allows us to book your date and time, prevents us from booking any other events for this time, and will allow us to order the proper amount from our purveyors in preparation for your special event.

Wi-Fi, projector, and screen along with teleconference connection available for a fee. Please inquire if you are interested in any of these.

Click HERE for more information and to reserve!

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

It's The Vacaville Kid Fest For The Child In All Of Us. Sat Oct 6th, Andrews Park, Downtown Vacaville

Vacaville Kid Fest was started in 1999, when an idea was born to create a "Children's Festival", a place where families could come and have a day of activities with their children at very little or no cost, and also have the opportunity to learn about many of the services and resources that were available to children and families. We adopted the theme "For the Child in all of us".

A group of City of Vacaville representatives, ranging from business owners and managers, nonprofit groups and media people were approached with the idea and met it with enthusiasm. And thus, Kid Fest was born.

The first Kid Fest Core Committee consisted of Shauna Manina, Meaghan O'Neill from Vacaville Police Dept., Linnea Dischinger from Vacaville Fire Dept., Todd Grames and Suzanne Green from Community Services Dept., and Reggie Hubbard from Housing & Redevelopment Dept. Other business people from The Reporter, Downtown Vacaville Business Improvement District, and others all committed to the vision of a day of low cost or no cost activities, free resources, and fun.

Our first event in 1999 had 1 stage and 40 booths, with everything from food, crafters and merchandise vendors, a wide range of social service and community nonprofit groups, free children's games and entertainment, bounce houses, and a very strong focus on child safety and health. From the beginning, a large component of the event has been the presence of Vacaville Fire and Police Depts., with their equipment displays, children's fire muster, and safety information.

By 2001, there were 2 stages of entertainment and over 120 booths participating in the event. The committee members have changed over the years, but the event has continued, and become part of the fabric of what makes Vacaville a family oriented community. The focus remains on child and family safety and health.

See more about this wonderful organization at

See you there!

How Is Non-Medical In Home Care Paid For? - Comfort Keepers of Solano Co...

Linda of Comfort Keepers of Solano County talks about how non-medical in home care services are paid for. See more at

Monday, October 1, 2012

Hollow Handmade Cedar Surfboards: Wefi Surfboards

CTV and the Ford Focus are proud to bring back more incredible episodes of Intersections, Season 2.

Discover new and inspiring stories of people whose work meets at the intersection of art and technology, including one of your amazing submissions. Randy Weflen is a surfer and craftsman who builds unique red cedar surfboards by hand giving them the special ability to last generations.