My apologies for the lack of blog postings recently. With the usual end of year time crunches and an upcoming move, I also had a big accomplishment in December! If you’ve known me for some time you might know that I’ve been a LPN (licensed practical nurse) for over 6 years, but I just completed my ADN program so that I can take the boards to become an RN.
Here I am, tired, but elated to have passed my clinical weekend!
So I plan to be posting more often! Just got to get through the boards and then it is smooth sailing, but as always leave a comment or drop me a line.
Thanks for your support!
Rosa, The Marketing Nurse
I have a confession to make, I love books! Shhhh, don’t tell my husband. Since I was a kid, I’ve always like the smell of books, loved spending time in the library, and quiet time curled up with a book. Now that I am an adult, I still love books. There is so much to see, do, and learn.
I love technology and the inpatient side of loves e-books, but I have a special part in my heart that loves to flip through pages. I do not yet own a Kindle or other high tech reading device, well other than my Evo phone that I’ve read quite a few e-books on. I tend to be a fast adapter on a lot of things, but I think that nostalgia has gotten the best of me for the moment.
There are certain books I think I will always buy in print. I love to craft and learn new skills, so I often buy those books in print. I also purchase business reference books in print. Don’t get me wrong, I have bought more than my fair share of electronic business reference tools, but books like “Duct Tape Marketing” by John Jantsch is on my very real bookshelf. I highly recommend you purchase a copy, I got mine used on Amazon for cheap.
When I looked at my array of books this morning, I thought how can I apply this to my business? I figured if I’m still willing to pay for books in print then others are too. Just depends on the subject matter and whether I think I will use it in the future. A legacy sort of thing. So I need to create products that people will find so useful that not only would they buy it in print, but also keep it in the reference section. I for one think this is an excellent goal to strive for, whether the finished product will be solely print or not. We should all strive to create a legacy of usefulness in our products.
To your continued legacy of success,
Look for updates on the Marketing Nurse website (here) while I merge content from the Tortilla Designs website. I’ve decided with a new year, change is necessary. So be on the look out for articles to be moved here and a new look for the new year.
Hi, I’m Rosa Crumpton, The Marketing Nurse. I help small businesses owners’ sustain healthy businesses. I am a nurse by profession and a marketer by choice.
I have a unique background that helps you set up processes and systems to improve your small business. I have worked with many types of small business, especially those in the service field. I am empathetic and able to analyze your business to look for “sickness” and ways to help your business get healthy. By using the nursing process to analyze your business we as a team can systematically look and help your business based on what is actually occurring and causing your business to be ill.
My background in business, marketing, and nursing allows me to develop systematic approaches to common small business marketing challenges. My unique background has given me insight on why businesses fail or simply do not grow. I have a rare mix of hands on experience and the ability to create new business, and as a result “cure” and show progress. By providing practical information and immediately applicable systems, I help small business owners dramatically impact their business.