Saturday, January 26, 2008

Testimonials for our Energy Saving Heaters

Hi Everyone, You have seen me blog a few weeks about our Comfort zone Infrared Heaters which we claim are better than Eden pure Heaters. These Infrared Heaters are saving our customers money on their electric bills, on their heating bills, and especially if they are using oil and gas. But don’t take my word for it, here are some of our customers from our eBay sales. We mostly sell these better than eden pure heaters at our website

These are recent testimonials:


I’m really loving my new comfort zone heater!
I love that it’s ultra-quiet and I especially love the quality of the heat that it puts out.
It doesn’t make the air dry and staticy like other space heaters that I’ve had.
My dogs love to lay in front of it and I have never seen them do that with any other heater.

The best part is that it’s really lowered my heating bill. I can see that by the end
of this winter, it will have paid for itself and some. It looks great too! I actually get quite a few compliments on it. I’ll be purchasing a couple more for my family for Christmas!

David Klein

I had another brand of Quartz Infrared Heater in my home last year. While I did save on my electrical bills, the heater was just too noisey for me and i only ran it in the living room. My new ComfortZone Heater is sitting in my bedroom. It turns on and off all night and i never hear a thing. The new electronic thermostat and the delay start feature I think were great improvements over my previous heater. Besides your extended warranty, the thing I like the most is the look.

Lesslie Scott

Here are some Recent Testimonials: We also sell a few of these items on eBay so that we would get Testimonials. Read why our products are better than Eden pure Heaters, don’t just listen to us, we hear that from customers who have both!

Nice heater ,fast shipping ,Good Company Buyer:0020110 ( 57) Jan-09-08 10:23
It was a gift and they loved it, saying they aren’t cold anymore. Buyer:galindor4 ( 17) Jan-09-08 07:30
Great EBay …. Fast Delivery A+ Buyer:chuckstain2000 ( 117) Jan-08-08 18:52
Nicely packaged and shipped quickly Buyer:tiltrack ( 5 ) Jan-05-08 13:27
Unit looks just like what i was looking for Buyer:motesah1946 ( 8 ) Jan-04-08 14:28
Great heater…..the kids love it. Fast shipper too! Buyer:tomhammer ( 262) Jan-04-08 04:40
Excellent product. Fast shipping. Easy transaction. Would do business again. Buyer:cronus68 ( 106) Jan-03-08 13:58
Delivery was fast, It does the job. And it is so cute Buyer:cathy6434 ( 19) Jan-03-08 08:36
Amazing…i can already tell a difference…. Buyer:bonz121 ( 20) Dec-31-07 19:59
Great communication, good seller & product, would deal with again Buyer:mustang2162 ( 15) Dec-29-07 04:10
Contact and shipment same day Buyer:rzfanjimmy ( 18) Dec-27-07 08:33
Item arrived on time & in perfect condition, good prices Buyer:mushay ( 55) Dec-27-07 07:17
great seller, excellent communication, thanks Buyer:peter47hd ( 17) Dec-25-07 18:52
great to deal with A+ Buyer:dirtrace95 ( 429) Dec-20-07 13:03
Great person to work with! Thanks! A+++++++++++++++++++++ Buyer:coo24 ( 335) Dec-19-07 19:13
Great person to deal with! Great customer service! Thanks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Buyer:coo24 ( 335) Dec-19-07 19:11
Everything was as seller advertised…truly expedient service!!!!!!!! 5 stars Buyer:nelson388 ( 10) Dec-19-07 14:39
Received promptly and in good order. Thank you. Buyer:371g49 ( 163) Dec-18-07 09:51
good communicator, prompt Buyer:troclo9999 ( 2 ) Dec-17-07 15:19
Good Ebayer! Good Communication. Fast Shipment. Thank you! Buyer:rettro96 ( 37) Dec-16-07 18:25
Outstanding ebayer! Super fast delivery! Excellent customer service!! Buyer:flyskiskiing ( 50) Dec-15-07 06:26
As described fast shipping A++ Buyer:brokedh ( 130) Dec-12-07 19:08
FAST SHIPPING GREAT EBAYER THANKS A++++++ Buyer:noonan99 ( 228) Dec-10-07 09:42
Heater works well! Heating an entire basement apartment in New England! Buyer:laketodd ( 232) Dec-08-07 03:23
good seller, works great thank you Buyer:funkymoonbaby ( 179) Dec-07-07 04:36
Fast & Smooth Transaction,Great Product,Great Ebay Seller (A+) Buyer:race-rock-2000 ( 750) Dec-06-07 08:43
Great communication. Fast shipment. Nice product. Thank you!!!!! Buyer:moonpiesb ( 72) Dec-02-07 13:33

Don’t forget to go to our Infrared Heaters store, remember others think they are better than eden pure heaters, hope you got enough evidence.

Friday, January 25, 2008

My Life On A Pier #5: by Vipin Singh of

In case some of your are new to this series of blogs, we are comparing being on a pier to being out on a Limb (*where we are out on our own, taking risks, waiting for our ship to come in, trying to catch fishes, basically being an Entrepreneur). When I am out on a Pier, I am looking out, waiting to catch a boat, usually a fairy, I do live in Seattle:-). So this tip is about SEO blogs and Blogging, why do we do, how you can do it, and how to best promote your businesses. So here are top 10 reasons why all businesses should be blogging and must have blogs for SEO!

1. Blogging is a great way promote your message, and your businesses. Especially for SEO, as Search engines love blogs content as each post has a time stamp on it.

2. Blogging and blogs help you add content to your website easily, most blogs are very easy to use, and websites are very hard to add content too.

3. Blogging regularly adds up-to-date information about your products, your supplies, your customer testimonials, or whatever you want to communicate.

4. Blogs are the best way to create community around your store, your marketplace, and your customer base.

5. People can comment on your blogs, unlike your comments, and you can control your comments, which is better than forums.

6. Make it multi-media, most if not all blogging platforms all you to add photos to your blogs, and It’s very easy to add videos from YouTube etc.

7. Blogging platforms such as Wordpress, Typepad and Blogger all have the best Site Structure and follow W3c standards. As mentioned before many times, Site Structure is the most important first step for SEO.

8. Blogging tools have many many features to enhance the web experience for users, which most companies cannot develop on their own.

9. Blogging platforms such as Wordpress which are Open Source, usually have an amazing number of blog templates available for free and for purchase. We are talking thousands here folks, and the can help you personalize your website easily.

10. Blogging is like journaling and it’s fun, most people who blog often love it! The community of bloggers is an amazing force that is not only driving our businesses, but our political campaigns and decisions. The blogsphere and blogs are the #1 tool for most web 2.0 applications, and Social networks.

***As always this blog is sponsored by our small business community of ITEX, the Bartering System and b2bmarketplace. Also, Comfortzone Infrared Heaters which are better than most Eden Pure Heaters, and lastly Cross Jewelry by And as always our true passion from small business blogs of blogging platform.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Fw: Harvey Mackay's Column--The 'breakthrough' book for a breakthroughyear

Harvey Mackay's Column This Week

The 'breakthrough' book for a breakthrough year
I just finished reading a great new business book that really breaks new ground, and I am recommending that my readers put it on their 2008 reading list. That book, The Breakthrough Company by Keith McFarland, examines nine companies which found ways to grow exponentially, while others like them settled for merely succeeding.
Did you know that just one-tenth of one percent of U.S. firms achieve revenues of more than $250 million in sales? Almost all books and media focus on these sizable companies, but this new work takes you through the steps from a one-person shop to the big time.
McFarland took five years out to "Catscan" and "MRI" more than 7,000 growth companies seeking to become powerhouses in their industry. He narrowed his study to nine breakthrough companies—ADTRAN, Chico's, Express Personnel, Fastenal, Intuit, Paychex, Polaris, SAS Institute and the Staubauch Company. His goal: To identify the secrets of breakthrough, which enable a firm to grow to $1 billion in sales and beyond.
In interviewing more than 1,500 executives on four continents, McFarland discovered that much of what is believed about what it takes to build a breakthrough company is just plain wrong. Included among his myth-busting insights, McFarland says that breakthrough companies:

* Discover profitable niches where others see only challenges. I call this "nitch picking."
* Focus on building an organization where you can hire ordinary people who can do extraordinary things. They've got some surprising ways of doing it too. It's essential to have quality people, which becomes less of a challenge when you build a great company, because the best people have a way of finding you.
* Spend less time worrying about corporate culture than they do corporate character. You can't fake character.
* Point to difficult times as the periods when their organizations learned the most and made the most progress.
* Surround yourself with insultants. Yes, I said insultants. You must always have people who question your ways of doing business.

Perhaps my favorite chapter is "Crowning the Company," where "leaders serve their company rather than have the company serve them." These companies might have started out as one-man bands, but they grew into sovereign organizations where "they honored the organization more than the individuals in it."
For example, if you visit Roger Staubach, NFL Hall of Fame Dallas Cowboys quarterback, at his commercial real estate company, you'll notice that something is missing—practically anything relating to football. Ask him why and he'll tell you, "It's because we are building something here that is bigger than Roger Staubach."
If you choose to crown your company, here are some of McFarland's tips:

* Crown the customer first. "If everyone in the organization is taught to view their own departmental activities as always secondary to the needs of the customer, then employees will consider the customer their top priority."
* Avoid the trappings of corporate royalty. Breakthrough execs are paid market rates, but they tend to receive the same treatment and benefits package as any other employee.
* Shift from commander to coach. Leaders must adapt their skill-sets to begin coaching and developing new capabilities throughout the organization.
* Encourage chaotic communication. You need to have an open-door policy. Everyone in an organization should be encouraged to talk to anyone at any time.
* Cut employees in on the action. And it doesn't always have to be money. It can be benefits like flexible workdays, on-site health care, fitness center or day care.

McFarland says that breakthrough companies continue to up the ante to increase the size of their bets to match the growing stakes of the game in their industries. Many companies fail to break through because they fall into the trap of playing it safe. As I always say, sometimes it's risky not to take a risk. The key is knowing how to tell the difference from a good bet and a merely risky one, and the author gives you a detailed plan of action.
But what makes this book stand out from so many others is the simple, straightforward language and the proof that many companies, no matter how mundane or unglamorous the product, have the potential to break through.
Mackay's Moral: If you're looking for a breakthrough, break open this book.
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Wednesday, January 23, 2008

My Life On A Pier: Small Business Tip #4 by Vipin Singh

Go ahead and this blog on Small Business Tip #4, how to get over lying ex-clients or ex-staff or any other business partner. We are the blogging people as you know, but we have maintained for Online Markeplace pace amusement park photo blog since day one that we want to help small businesses with their SEO and blogging platform to help them blogcast their brand. All businesses should be focused on getting profitable clients and reducing costs. Reducing their cost is such a personal lifestyle taste matter, we can’t really help them. We can help with an online b2b marketplace and eMarketing, and also by providing the best blogging tools. We also provide writing advice as this seo blog and providing free blog templates for Wordpress Themes. So lots of good Karma being earned here.

My Life On A Pier: Small Business Tip #4 by Vipin Singh

Blog with your Brand in the title of the blog post, just like what I did. Just so you know we started to write this series of small business blogs last Friday, to help the entrepreneurs triumph over liars and cheaters who say bad things about them. In our case it was a disgruntled ex-friend of ours, Fun pic for online marketlaces photo blog who has attacked our company and lied maliciously to hurt our company. We don’t mind admitting our mistakes and having gone through financial difficulties, name an entrepreneur or any small businesses who has not? What we don’t like is liars and nasty people, how do you deal with Liars and cheats? That is the same question someone asked on an eBay blog, and I tell you it’s a problem dealing with bad people. Tell us about your challeneges with these people hurting your brand, and we will blogcast about how wonderful you are. My guess is that any small business still around, has an entrepreneur who has made it so, and if they weren’t ethical, they wouldn’t be around.So bad people, stop bad mouthing small business owners and businesses, the spirit of Entrepreneurship will keep on keeping on, and we will be blogging about it to help anyone who needs it! How can you spread the good word on your businesses?

First thing is to write blogs on popular blogging platforms such as Blogger, Wordpress, and of course the 860803_roller_coaster-karma_ride-photo-blog.jpg best community blogs @ We actually have great articles on Blogging right there on the front page, and we do really well for SEO and are great to rank your blogs high on Google. Second, get the truth out and don’t be afraid to tell your side, but never fuel their fire of hate or lies, stay positive. We want to make sure that the whole marketplace of your industry knows that you are good people, especially the online marketplace needs to help the hard working entrepreneurs! Third, blog often but always add some value to your readers. Staying positive, asking forgiveness if you made mistakes, and spreading good karma will go a long way.

Online markeplace or traditional small business marketing, it doesn’t matter where your local businesses work or play. 870549_roller_coaster_at_the_fair_online-marketplaces-photo-blog.jpg What matters is that you provide more value than you get from your clients. Long term success always depends on having raving fans, and we certainly do at Just like us, one or two rotten apples can’t wreck the bunch. So look the other way, but blogging about your businesses products and services and talking about how you helped your clients in great testimonials, that will only help you weather the tough times.

So go ahead and blog your way to the top, and keep us your blogging friends in your social network and spread the word about our community blogs. Enjoy!

Monday, January 21, 2008

My Life On A Pier: #3 being Nice, by Vipin Singh of

I wrote this blog yesterday, so this one is a little older, the one for today will come out tonight. I don’t know Banch Benice Online Marketplace photo blog how to catalog these small business inspirational blogs, but I guess since we are the blogging people, we will figure this out.

My Life On A Pier: #1 Key to success–being Nice, by Vipin Singh of

There is nothing worse than a whining looser, or an ungracious winner. While I love and appreciate the under dog, as I rooted for the Giants yesterday, I am always looking for a champion with gracious attitude. I do find that so many of the winners actually are nice and grateful people. In my experience of watching almost all championship matches, I have seen many more nice people than mean and selfish whiners I will call them.

Why is it important to be a nice person, that is being genuienly kind, rather than being a politically correct polite person. Kindness serves beautiful people on way to marketplace Some of you know that I live in Seattle, a place I call very polite, but not necessarily nice. People from other parts of the country, usually comment on this Seattle trait. Jill my wife and I were shocked at the lack of kindness, and often selfish/self centeredness of this rainy depressed city. We came from Minnesota, a place known for it’s compassion and kind nature. The Minnesota nice is actually a genuine caring kind, and a lot of people from Minnesota and Wisconsin have settled here, so there is plenty of kindness.

You see being nice does not mean being a push over at all. women emotional for online marketplace photo blog Some times being nice actually requires having courage enough to do the right thing, and be a little angry, but in a compassionate way. So be honest, be kind, conflict is ok, but try to be graceful and kind. Being nice means often to do the compassionate unselfish thing. I find that no great person ever succeeded alone, especially in business and politics. We need each other, especially if we are going to accomplish something significant. Usually successful people want to help others, and they are looking for the leaders of tomorrow to nurture and show the way. Being nice to all people is just One Of The Most Important Ways to get their attention.

Go ahead be nice on your way to the Top, you will make more friends on the way there, to party with! Time Squar the Party Place in NYC for online marketplace

**As always this small business blog is brought to you by the kind folks who choose to help us pay our bills, the cross rings folks of Designer Jewelry, the Online Marketplace of the bartering system and lastly the folks at Comfortzone Infrared Heaters, which are significantly better than Edenpure Heaters.

Online Marketplaces

I just wrote this on my personal blog and small business blogs about the upcoming launch of our small business marketplace.

just to let you all know what Keith and I are up to, we are building the world best online market place, hopefully better than eBay, well that is quite a feat, but if we don’t shoot for the stars, how will we get there. We want to be known for small business community, not just auctions, that is what we care about. So we want to be exactly like what someone said last summer, a MySpace for businesses. So I guess we will keep blogging till we hit the tipping point, which we have not done yet. Go, go go, for your dreams!

Here is the blog from our small business blogs section:

Online Marketplaces

January 21st, 2008 at 07:28 pm by Admin in Barter Items

What makes the best online marketplace? First and foremost it has to have the most online visitors and actual buyers. That is the true power of a Craigslist and eBay, I don’t like the Seattle based eCommerce company as much so I am not even going to list it. Sorry all those friends who work there, but your store, as i will call it, is not half as good as other online marketplaces such as eBay. Staying on the positive track, the online market place must have easy to use tools to buy and sell products and services. Most sellers don’t mind paying to sell, they just want easy to use selling tools. That is where most marketplaces fall, not just online marketplaces. We hope to build these tools from the start. We commended eBay for building free blogs for their small business members, but offering free blogs, that is amazing that they are trying to build an online community blogs too. Way to Go Overstock, but we hope to be a better small business marketing source through our friends ITEX the bartering system: The free blog below is from our SEO blogs section where we offer free Wordpress templates which are Seo blog templates.

Capitalism makes the world go around, we all get that don’t we? Yes, as we all need goods and services, a marketplace usually provides that doesn’t it. How and why you ask, and why are we talking about it here? Well it’s simple really, we are about to build the best business online market place, and as part of the ITEX barter network and bartering system, we already have 24,000 small business members. So what really is a traditional marketplace and are people searching for on an online Marketplace? Yes, and they are doing it with keywords, for not just places like Pike’s market, or San Francisco China market. They are searching for items for sale, by searching for keywords “For Sale”. We talk a lot about SEO here, so I have to add a thing or two to it.

A full fledged SEO keyword analysis helped us get to the fact that there is much more to the word Marketplaces than meets the eye. For online market places, people now days think of Craigslist, but New York times has a market place of classified ads, and so does every single news paper in the country. Hong Kong Not-online-Marketplace Photo for blog from So that means that every single local city has a market place through their neighborhood news papers. Now days, most of them are going on the web to create an online market place. All of which makes it easier for people to buy and sell goods and services, and our niche will be the online market place for small businesses.

Why are we setting up, yet another online marketplace you ask? Companies like Craigslist and all the other free directories are not professional enough, and quality of it’s vendors is dramatically prone to fraud and scams. On the other hand companies like eBay and Amazon charge too much for their online marketplace, and don’t provide personal service. Many small businesses can go broke trying to sell on right before Christmas marketplace rush for photo-blog-from these marketplaces. Than there are the yellow pages directories and business pages directories, they are wonderful because they are usually local. But, they have been terrible at providing adequate technology and tools. So what would you get if you combined MySpace with Blogging from Blogger with eBay with your local yellow pages? Hopefully you understand that the Online Marketplace of ITEX bartering small business blogs powered by is a powerful combination. There we have 30 categories of products and services from Accommodations and travel to Telecommunications and Transport. We hope to provide small businesses all the technology tools that they ever need on this online marketplace, and hopefully we will keep the service free if not very low cost.

Sunday, January 20, 2008

My life on a Pier, Confidence of Tom Brady and Champions by Vipin Singh and

No matter how bad things get, how bad you feel, how painful the circumstances, you need to believe in you. You can come out of it, if you find the confidence to believe in your cause, your desire, your goals. Tom Brady posses this confidence, other wise the team would not have gone 16-0 this year, there were some very close games. Ray Lewis the great line backer from the Super Bowl winning Baltimore Ravens, just mentioned that as a Tom Brady trait that is under rated. I just hear another Vince Lombardi quote, about never giving up, about your character is judged not on how much you fall, but how big you bounce back. Grant, the running back of the Green Bay Packers, had an incredible game of triumph last week, where he fumbled 2 times in a row for a two touch downs right away. But he never gave up, and Grant came back to run for over 200 yards, to lead the Packers to the NFC championship game of today.

No football analogy can be left alone with an equally more impactful Tennis one, which to me is the most visible display of mental strength or weakness. I am watching the Australian Tennis Open, Serena Williams my favorite player won earlier against a tough opponent. What was the main difference, Serena's fighting will and confidence, even when she lost 2 games in a row and almost the whole set. But every point counts, and she won. Just like in life every thought counts. Here is one of my favorite poems, from James Allens book "As a man thinketh", written in 1889. I think it should be retitled, as you thinketh you are!

Cherish your visions, Cherish your ideals, (even your ideas), Cherish your thoughts

Cherish the music that stirs in your heart, the beauty that forms in your minds, the loveliness that drapes your finest thoughts

Because of these, if you stay true to them, your world will at last be built!

Go dreamers and Entrepreneurs, you are leading the way to innovations and paving the way for us all!


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