Tryon International Equestrian Christmas Market

Tryon International Equestrian Christmas Market

TIEC is having a Tryon Traditions Christmas Market on Dec 12th. Local artisans and crafters are encouraged to participate. They will have a large tent setup and each artist will have an 8′ space for their table.  Cost to participate is $100 +$10 for electricity. Vendor rules and information are below or you can visit  the website for more specifics or if you know you want to participate, visit eventbrite to submit your vendor application. Vendor Rules & General Information Event Date: Saturday, Dec. 12, 2015, 10am – 7pm Location: Tryon International Equestrian Center (inside the white event tent) Vendor Set-Up Time: Friday, Dec. 11 from 1pm – 5pm or Saturday, Dec. 12 from 8am – 9am Vendor Breakdown Time: Between 7pm – 8pm NO OVERNIGHT PARKING For questions, please email: traditions@tryon.com or call... read more
Door Prizes Every Hour + Artisan Demos + Save up to 70% at TAMS Today

Door Prizes Every Hour + Artisan Demos + Save up to 70% at TAMS Today

Today I’m at the only place in Rutherford County where you AND your horse can stay in the hotel — Tammy Martell’s Bed & Barn Farms located at 661 Big Island Rd, Rutherfordton NC. For the locals, that’s in the Shiloh community near the old Shiloh elementary school (for the REAL old timers ; ). She also has Rutherford County’s only tack, antique and merchandise store called TAMS. Today she’s having a huge sale with prices slashed 10-70%. Even better than the prices are the cool artisans on site demonstrating their craft! Outside you can watch Delmer Miller forge his wares from actual horseshoes.   The Laughing Elf soap is here selling their handcrafted all-organic soap. You’ll find a tent with McCauley’s Equine feed for sale.  Mill on Wheels will also be on-site demonstrating cutting logs in lumber. Step inside the store to see the articulate scroll-saw works of Cathy Skipper and watch Susan Brooks make her clay silver and bronze equestrian themed jewelry. TAMS has a vast variety of equestrian boots and clothing including brands like Horseware Ireland, Horze, Four Horses and her latest addition – Uvex helmets and sunglasses. She carries both new and consignment tack including saddles, bits, bridles and more. Come out anytime today before 5 pm. Drop your name in the bag for a chance win door prizes every hour on the hour!  ... read more
Why You Should Use Photos to Market Your Business

Why You Should Use Photos to Market Your Business

Why You Should Take Photos to Market Your Business Why SHOULD you take photos? Put simply, people love to see and (more importantly) share them. Matter of fact, 87% of photos posted on social media sites like Facebook and Pinterest are interacted with by your potential customers.  Did I mention social media is FREE marketing? I’m going to let that sink in. Photos are easier to consume than reading a long blog post. They get the point across quickly. I know you’ve seen the cute collage of snow men mason jars with the title “100 Gifts You can fit in a jar”. I didn’t have to read 1000 words to know that I can get 100 gifts that fit in a mason jar. If I’m interested, I’ll click and come to your website THEN I’ll share with my friends and THEY’LL come to your website. BOOM you get a ton of new website visitors, customers and money in your bank account. Ahh the power of pictures. Speaking of the power of pictures. If you’re target audience (aka ideal customer) is a female over the age of 40, you need to be on Pinterest. Pictures are the lifeblood of Pinterest and the users love sharing them. If done properly, they’ll link back to your website where they can buy your product. I’ll do a whole blog post in the future on how to leverage this for your business. In the meantime, you need photos. So how do you take good pictures and what type of pictures should you take? If you’re in the western North Carolina area, you’re in luck. Martin Brossman is teaching a... read more

How to Add Your Workplace to Facebook When It's Not Found

So you work for yourself or another small company and you’re trying to add that to your “Work & Education” profile section on Facebook. Only, the official page doesn’t come up as an option to add. You could “Create a new entry” but that really messes things up. Why? Because #1 it will not link to your official page where everyone can see what your business does and it’s latest posts (really bad if you’re self employed and trying to promote your business online) and #2 it creates redundant pages for your business which makes it difficult for people (aka potential customers) to find the active, official page where all the good stuff is. Here’s a great video tutorial on how to add your work place to your Facebook page manually when it doesn’t come up automatically. Thanks to Jason Reid for sharing this updated... read more

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