Red Apple Auctions turns five today. (It's a quiet celebration, as I'm out of town speaking in San Antonio, TX .) I still remember driving down to City Hall and completing the paperwork to "birth" my business. I'd decided it was time to get serious about my hobby. I brainstormed possible names (filling a whole page with ideas), did some research, let it sit with me to get an internal read on what felt right, and opted for "Red Apple Auctions." As clients referred us and as others found us
Hectic schedules being what they are, it's not uncommon for non-profit or school auction committees to meet via teleconference. And if you've got a group larger than 3 people, your phone's conference call option might not be an option. Consider these tips for meeting via phone. Use a free teleconference service With free teleconference services available, why not use them? Having the same number to dial into for each auction committee meeting adds professionalism and order to your planning.
For those starting to use Twitter to promote their charity auction, here's a way to use Twitter without using it. If you're working in a position that involves marketing and promotion, your organization is likely already using Twitter. But if you're a volunteer for a charity auction whose life revolves around the home and community more than around the computer, you likely have little reason to have a Twitter account. The problem is, it means you're missing out on receiving some succinct,