Melissa Noe had the opportunity to virtually chat with an employee of Cellular Sales in Knoxville, TN. We wanted to get a little insight as to what an Essential Employee might be going through during the Pandemic.
Ken Middleton a Wireless Account Executive for Cellular Sales has worked in the retail industry for several years now, so he has a pretty good idea about what his clients are looking for and how to help them during these uncertain times.
The retail industry has become a big part of the “Essential Employee” list across the United States, due to the fact that they provide services we need in order to continue functioning as a society. This list includes medical professionals, automotive repair facilities, grocery store workers, cellular services, among many others.
Ken and his teammates are helping keep people connected during the Pandemic - training clients on how to use video chat options, connecting them through video conferencing on their devices and even ensuring they have a smooth purchase to pick-up experience.
They are doing everything in their power to keep clients informed and connected!
Cellular Sales is offering their clients an easy way to buy online and even have their products picked up at the store with less contact to allow for more social distancing.
If you’re interested in finding out about all of the products and services available at Cellular Sales you can call, email or just stop by!
The Knoxville area has several locations to visit and 40 locations throughout Tennessee. You can find a location closest to you online at www.cellularsales.com/store-directory
Ken stated that the company he works for has implemented several safety precautions to ensure their guests and employees stay safe and healthy during this time. Don’t forget your mask when you visit!
Check out our interview below!
Stay safe everyone!
Well, we have fought long and hard this Spring to Summer season…. 2020 has been a difficult year for everyone, I don’t know one person that hasn’t personally been affected by this Pandemic. When we say everyone, we mean everyone….celebrity culture, team sports, businesses, corporations, religious groups and especially essential workers. It hasn’t been an easy ride this year and it’s time for us to focus on the future, the future of our country!
It’s time to put everything aside and rebuild. It’s time to stop looking for a reason to hate someone and start bridging the gaps in our communities, business, families and friendships.
America has watched small businesses close their doors, panic in communities across our nation and politics get in the way of everyday communication.
We are better than this! It’s time to focus on bringing America together, gluing the broken pieces and creating a nation we can all be proud of. A nation our children can be proud of!
The American dream can come alive again, it just takes the American people to make it happen. If you want to start a business, start one! If you want to go back to work, they are waiting for you! Instead of reflecting on the past it’s time to rebuild and create our future.
So what have you been putting off this year? What dreams and ambitions do you have for what is left of 2020?
We have 5 months to turn this year around and it all starts with you!
Here at C&M Social Marketing we value the importance of Small Business, especially right here in the Knoxville area!
We want to know what companies are the BEST in the Knoxville Area and we want to hear from YOU!
Submit your favorite Small Business right here!
How to submit:
Fill out the form below and tell us why you think this business should be listed as one of the BEST in the Knoxville area.
We will post all Business entered on Facebook and everyone will have an opportunity to vote for their favorites!
How to Vote:
Once the business is listed on Social Media, the business listing with the MOST likes wins!
Rules & Prizes:
The Business with the most likes in each category will be featured in CM Online.
The Business that gets the most likes overall will get a cover feature.
Voting ends August 22nd 2020
Feel free to tag, share and comment!
No Purchase Necessary
Purchase does not enhance chance of winning
This contest has no affiliation with Facebook.
Business Owners: If your company is submitted and your would like to be removed from the contest please email Melissa@CMSocialMarketing.com Thank you!
10 questions you ought to ask to yourself in preparation for self-improvement
Be all you can be, but it's not always in the Army. I often see myself as somewhat content with my life the way things are, but in fact it's hard to consider anything when there are real issues to be discussed.
Still I aspire for something deeper and more meaningful.
So we're all pelted with problems. Honestly it shouldn't even bother or maybe hinder us to become all we need to be. Aspirations as kids should still live within us, even though it might be short-lived or as long as we could hold on to the dream. They say you cannot teach an old dog new tricks… or can they?
1. What do I actually want?
The question of the ages. So many things you want to do with your life and so little time to even go about during the day.
Finding something that you simply are good at can help that tiny step towards improvement.
Diligence is the key to understand that it's worthwhile .
2. Should I actually change?
Today's generation has taken another level of redefining 'self', or at least that's what the kids are saying. Having an army of teenage nieces and nephews has taught me that there are far worse things that they could have had than acne or maybe even promiscuity. So how does that fit into your lifestyle?
3. What is the silver lining in all of this?
With everything happening around us there seems to be no room for even considering that light at the end of the tunnel. we will still see it as something positive without undergoing so much scrutiny. And if it is a train at the end of the tunnel, take it for a ride and see what makes the planet go round!
4. Am I comfortable with what I'm doing?
There's always the straightforward way and therefore the right way when it involves deciding what goes with which shoes, or purse, shirt and whatnot. It doesn't take a genius to ascertain yourself as someone unique, alternatively we'll all be equally the same in everything we do. Variety brings in very interesting and exciting inquiries to be experimented with.
5. Have I done enough for myself?
Have you, or is there something more you would like to do? Discontentment in every aspect is often dangerous in large doses, but in small amounts you will be ready to see and do stuff you'll never imagine doing.
6. Am I happy with where I'm today?
It's an unfair question so let it be an answer! you're keen on being an honest and loving mom or dad to your kids, then take it up a notch! Your kids will love you forever!
7. Am I appealing to someone else?
So maybe I don't have an answer to that, but that doesn't mean I can't try it, though. Whether you shape-up, change the way you wear your clothes or hair, or even your attitude towards people, you should always remember it will always be for your own benefit.
8. How much could I have?
I suppose in this case there is no such thing as having things too much or too little, but it's more on how badly you really need it. I'd like to have lots of money, no denying that, but the question is how much are you willing to work for it?
9. What motivates me?
What motivates you? It's a solution you've got to seek out out for yourself. There are numerous things which will make everyone happy, but to settle on one among them, could also be the toughest part.
10. What Really causes you to Tick?
You can be just about anything you want to be, but to realize that attaining something that may seem very difficult is already giving up before you even start that journey. Always remember, that self-improvement is not just about the physical or philosophical change you have to undergo, but it's something that you really want.
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Your search for the perfect online strategy is over. Don’t waste another minute looking for solutions to lackluster customer response and failed sales campaigns.
Mastering the art of selling is easier than you think.
And rest assured: there's plenty of money to be made.
It really comes down to the basic principles that apply to selling in any context. Many people tend to think that Internet selling has to be easy. If you're in that group, it's really not your fault. There are hundreds, really thousands of Internet marketers who are selling you fancy-looking packages with lots of bells and whistles, telling you that all you need to do is buy their offer, and money will start flowing into your PayPal account faster than you can count it.
Yes, that sounds really good, and perhaps deep down you wonder whether it's really that easy. I'm here to tell you that, while the Internet has made passive, recurring income much easier to obtain, your suspicions really are true.
Selling is work, and online selling is no different
"But I already have a job," you say. "The reason I'm studying about Internet marketing is so that I don’t have to work so hard for the rest of my life." Yes, that's exactly the point! And I totally agree with you. That’s what attracts us all to Internet marketing. My point is that online selling is more like old-fashioned, off-line selling than most of us recognize. There are universal, time-tested rules to follow while you're laying the groundwork for long-term success online.
But just imagine this:
You get up in the morning, pour yourself a cup of coffee, maybe have some breakfast, and check the payments that came into your account throughout the evening.
You spend some time emailing your partners, you work on a new marketing strategy, you put the finishing touches on your latest information product, and you turn off the computer.
By noon you're done for the day, so you can spend some time with family or friends, run errands, or spend some time relaxing.
Do you believe it's really possible? Yes, it is! This is the life that many successful Internet marketers are leading, and more people join that elite group every day.
But the road to get to that point in your business is not by purchasing some "do it all for you" package. Nor do you get there by posting online a product that you'd be embarrassed to show your family or friends, hoping to make a quick buck and move onto the next thing.
"So exactly what do I need to do to become a successful online business owner?" you ask.
Sure, I understand you're skeptical. It seems that everywhere you look online, someone is telling you his approach really is different. So what's so special about "The Art Of Selling Online?"
Here's a sampling of what you'll learn in order to grow your online business the right way:
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Stop wasting your time on pie-in-the-sky, hard-to-believe claims about easy money with no effort. Learn to build your business the right way so you can get the results you're looking for and keep customers coming back for more. Get started on the right road to long-term profits online when you get a copy of "The Art Of Selling Online" today!
As soon as your order is processed, your eBook will be available for immediate download so you can start on your journey to online success right away.
P.S. It really is simple, but you need to know what to do. Don't buy into the "quick and easy" sales pitches you see all around you. Learn what really works and how you can put it into practice today.!
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The “New Normal” is now, almost Cashless....
I’m sure you’ve watched the news or even noticed the signs going up all over American stores right now, businesses large and small are turning towards a Cashless business model. So what does this mean for small businesses or your personal financials? It’s time to be prepared! Don’t wait until it’s too late for your business to handle all transactions electronically.
Here are 5 things you can do right now to help you be prepared financially:
1. Purchase some form of cryptocurrency such as Bitcoin, Ethereum or Lightcoin. You can purchase cryptocurrency on trading sites like Binance. This is important because blockchain technology could drastically reduce costs for banks and credit card companies. Cryptocurrencies have also proven that digital assets can have a true value to them.
2. Make sure you are ready to accept electronic transactions. You can sign up for a digital POS System with most companies for free and only pay a small fee when you make a sale. Square.com is one of the most popular choices among most small businesses due to being able to accept tap cards, Apple Pay, and Google Pay in person or remotely.
3. Get an app for quick transfers or instant payments. Use an app like CashApp to get access to money instantly from customers, friends or family members. Cash App is a mobile payment service, allowing users to transfer money to one another using a mobile phone app.
4. A potential problem with a cashless society is that it depends heavily on electronic records and those records can be hacked. So it’s best practice to keep physical, printed copies of records about your assets, trades or any documentation on currency you own.
5. Read up! The Digital Currency trend of the past few years has continued to grow despite widespread predictions that it would flop. Blockchain is suddenly everyone’s favorite buzzword. What if Digital Currency is about to change the world in ways beyond our imagination? Check out some books on Amazon regarding Digital Currency to help you understand the basics and get a better look at what business could look like in the future.
At the end of the day the Dollar has served as the world’s reserve currency since 1944 and we don’t think it’s going anywhere. However, it’s best to be prepared and educate yourself on what may as well be our future. Read some books and dabble in digital currency and remember it’s important not to store all of your eggs in one basket!
Disclaimer: Published press releases and sponsored articles, are not endorsed and cannot guarantee any claims made in those content pieces. None of the articles published on C&M should be construed as investment advice. We strongly advise our readers to always do their due diligence before investing in any cryptocurrency, blockchain project, or ICO, particularly those that guarantee profits. Furthermore, C&M does not guarantee or imply that the cryptocurrencies or projects published are legal in any specific reader’s location. It is the reader’s responsibility to know the laws regarding cryptocurrencies and ICOs in his or her country.
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We are so excited to announce the official launch of Talent Connect!
We work with business owners, artists and individuals to help bring their brands to life everyday and we have been listening to you....it’s finally here.
Talent Connect is here to help you find your next star. Need an actress for your next commercial? Want a model to wear your swimwear? We have you covered!
At C&M we know how important it is to be esthetically pleasing online and in publications and we want to make sure you have all of the tools you need to be successful.
We don’t book talent here at C&M but we can connect you with models, actors, artists and industry professionals to help you along the way!
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Becoming successful and leaving an impact on the business market is not an easy feat. If it were, everyone would do it. Being extremely successful requires an extreme amount of work. The top business owners and most successful people have developed habits that help them reach their goals.
You need connections to run any business successfully. You’ll want to make sure you’re taking advantage of the connections around you right now. Make sure you take the time to introduce yourself and your business plan.
We've all had it embedded within us since the day we were born: The only way to become smarter, no matter what you study or where you are, is to read. What few people tell us, however, is why reading plays such an integral role in developing our intelligence, problem-solving, and analytical skills.
FOCUS ON HEALTH
You can’t run a successful business on sick days! Wealthy people live healthy, disability-free lives an average of nine years longer than less wealthy people, according to a major study that lays bare the troubling economic inequalities behind lifespans in the US.
As a person and a business owner you always need to learn to adapt. If you run into a roadblock, something is failing or you just don’t feel good about it, change it up. You have to learn to adapt and grow to be successful in any economy.
Many people blame others for their shortcomings. Doing so might have immediate benefits, but it is detrimental in the long run. Neglecting accountability prevents personal growth and, over time, it develops a bad reputation for yourself.
HANG WITH SUCCESS
Humans mirror the people around us, which means personal finance isn’t always personal and the more you hang out with someone, the more like them you both become. You are who you hang out with.
“You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.” -Jim Rohn (Motivational Speaker)
You can’t be successful without setting goals. Goal setting involves the development of an action plan designed to motivate and guide a person or group toward a goal. Goal setting can be guided by goal-setting criteria such as SMART criteria. Goal setting is a major component of personal-development and management literature.
Persistence is a vital characteristic of successful entrepreneurs. Driven by an indomitable spirit, successful entrepreneurs never give up on their dreams of building a viable business.
RISE AND SHINE
From Tim Cook, the CEO of Apple, to Jeffrey Immelt, the CEO of General Electric, waking up early seems to be the tradition of successful people. So much can be done within those wee hours of the day that is much harder to accomplish when distractions, meetings and environmental noise are added.
"The early bird gets the worm"
Don’t wait around for the “perfect” time to start something! You have to take action now to prepare for the future. Don’t get lazy and put your project off for tomorrow. Today is the day!
I want to take a minute and talk about something that I came across on the wonderful world of Facebook the other day. While scrolling through my newsfeed I stumbled upon a sponsored ad "Now Hiring Contact Tracers".
My first thought....
What the heck is a Contact Tracer???
So curiosity hit and I clicked on the link (I honestly couldn't help it).
By definition a Contact Tracer is someone who performs contact tracing which is part of the process of supporting patients and warning contacts of exposure in order to stop chains of transmission. Also known as a Case Investigator, Containment Advisor or Public Health Investigator.
Now according to the CDC the definition is a little different:
The ad even pointed you towards a link to take a free online course from John Hopkins University in order to apply as a Contact Tracer.
So.....I may have went ahead and took the course....I really just wanted to see what it was all about.
After completing the course, I wanted to do a little more research....
Basically as a Contact Tracer you will be calling patients that are currently diagnosed with COVID-19 and asking them questions like....
You get the point.
Once you gather as much information as possible that information goes into a database for other Contact Tracers to call and ask questions like....
The point of contact tracing is to make sure people who have been sick are staying home and people who have been around sick people, are informed.
In the 1980's Contact Tracing was a program implemented by the CDC to help slow the spread of HIV. HIV contact tracing, also sometimes called HIV partner notification, is the practice of identifying, locating and informing someone that a partner has been diagnosed with HIV.
I also found out during my research that several states are now searching for COVID-19 Contact Tracers and not just that...
They are paying people upwards of $45.00/Hour to make these phone calls!!
Overall in order to snatch up one of these high paying gigs you need to make sure you can handle that position. Remember you will be telling people they could possibly have COVID-19 and you'll be calling diagnosed patients and begging for contacts.
This job would probably be best for an empathetic listener with strong organizational skills.
Now regardless of how you feel about COVID-19 or your political views, I know many of our clients are looking for remote jobs. I hope this helps someone!
Stay safe out there!
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