Category Archives: Custom Closet Tips

St. Louis Closet Co. Toys for Tots Kick-Off Breakfast 11/18/14

Join us for a good cause, a little am550 KTRS radio, and breakfast!!  Tuesday November 18, from 8am – 10am come by Saint Louis Closet Co. showroom in Maplewood to see and hear McGraw Milhaven and Kelly Jackson 550KTRS Show live show to kick off Toys for Tots Drive.

Stop by between 8-10am with a new, unwrapped toy to benefit those who could use a little holiday cheer.  All those who bring a toy will receive a $50 Saint Louis Closet Co. gift certificate.  Location Saint Louis Closet Co. Showroom, 2626 S. Big Bend, Maplewood, Mo.  63143 Call 314-781-9000 for more details.

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U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program
MISSION:
The mission of the U. S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program is to collect new, unwrapped toys during November and December each year, and distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to less fortunate children in the community in which the campaign is conducted.

GOAL:
The primary goal of Toys for Tots is to deliver, through a new toy at Christmas, a message of hope to less fortunate youngsters that will assist them in becoming responsible, productive, patriotic citizens.

 

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Dress up your Saint Louis Closet with Doors & Drawers

Dress up your Saint Louis Closet Co. Closet or Shelving Unit with a variety of decorative door and drawer fronts.  With over 12 colors and 6 profiles, your closet can look like new.  Call today 314-781-9000 to schedule a free in-home estimate to dress up your existing system or to design a new and exciting organizational piece to your home!

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St. Louis Closet Co. goes BACK to SCHOOL!

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Getting ready for Back to School can be stressful for everyone, moms and kids alike.  Trying on clothes, only to realize nothing fits anymore, buying new school uniforms, shoes, back to school supplies, backpacks, lunch boxes and even locker decorations.

Call Saint Louis Closet Co. today to get a free in-home estimate to organize your kids and your home.  Start the school year off right!!  Estimates only take about an hour and when our trained designers leave your home you will have a design and price for your new project.  314-781-9000.

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St. Louis Closet Co. Get Organized with a New Space and 10% off Regular Price!

Saint Louis Closet Co. wants to create new spaces in your home with organized closets, mudrooms, Murphy Beds, Laundry Rooms, Pantries, Playrooms, Garages and more…

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At St. Louis Closet Co. all designs and closets systems are made to YOUR specifications and YOUR needs, no pre-made parts, sizes and components.  Bringing 100% custom closets to the St. Louis Metropolitan Area since 1991…St. Louis Closet Co. is truly locally owned, 100% custom, and service oriented!  Accept no others, keep your dollars local and Get Organized!

Free in-home estimates and consultations 314-781-9000.  Call today to take advantage of our 10% off Regularly Priced Closets Get Organized Special.  Offer expires 12/31/15.

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Business Tips from St. Louis Small Business Expert Jennifer Q. Williams

Small Talk on KTRS Tune into KTRS 550AM on The McGraw Milhaven Show and to hear owner Jennifer Q. Williams talk Small Business.  Being an award-winning business leader in the St. Louis Business Community for over 24 years, Jennifer will talk Small Business!! Tips on getting your business started, turning an idea into a business, what tools you need to start, run and grown your Small Business.  According to SBA Small Businesses make up 99.7% of all employer firms.

7/5/14  St. Louis Small Business Expert, Jennifer Q. Williams discusses with McGraw Milhaven on How to Get Business, How to Get Your Phone to Ring.  Tell people what you have that others don’t, send out press releases on a regular basis, remember customers need to hear your company name 5-7 times before they remember.  Make sure to stay on top of your competition and know what they’re doing.  You want to Target Market the small surrounding area your business services and Blanket Market the larger surrounding area for name awareness.  Constantly work on, revise and grow your marketing plan to change with what’s working and not.  Don’t forget Social Media.

5/15/14  St. Louis Small Business Expert, Jennifer Q. Williams talks with McGraw Milhaven about Blogging, Facebook, Twitter and Newsletter Ideas for Small Business.

Blogging, Facebook and Twitter are great ways to generate business and turn existing customers into repeat customers.  Some key components of this type of communication:

1.  Don’t sell…this is a great way to disseminate information in a non-sales way.  No pressure and offering great helpful information.  Save your sales for your sales force and your brochures.

2.  Connect with and keep in touch with past clients.  This form of communication will keep your past and existing customers thinking of you, even when they don’t need your services…referrals!

Great topics to consider…Be an expert on your product or service, Review a book or product your customers would find helpful, Highlight new products and how they can help, Top 10 Lists, How to Articles, Take a survey and share your results, photos, feature new employees, promote specials, host networking events, etc.

4/24/14  St. Louis Small Business Expert, Jennifer Quinn Williams talks about Creating Raving Fans for your Small Business not just satisfied customers!  book, “Raving Fans” by Ken Blanchard and Sheldon Bowles.

“Your customers are only satisfied because their expectations are so low and because no one else is doing better.  Just having satisfied customers isn’t good enough anymore in today’s competitive marketplace, you have to create Raving Fans.”

The cost of getting new customers in the door is getting more and more expensive everyday.  Let your Raving Fans do the work for you.

Decide what you want for your business and it’s service…discover what your customers want then deliver that plus!

WHY?  Studies show that a satisfied customer will tell 2-3 people about his/her experience with your company.  A dissatisfied customer will share their bad experience with 8-10 people and some will push that number to 20.  But here’s your real opportunity…an unhappy customer will become extremely loyal if you fix their complaint and do it quickly. 80% of these customers will come back to you if you’ve treated them fairly.  That percentage rises to the upper 90’s if you respond immediately.

Everyday you have the chance to transform your mistakes into returning customers and everyday you have the chance to go above and beyond and create Raving Fans.

2/5/14 St. Louis Small Business expert, Jennifer Williams talks about the importance of Mentoring in Small Business.  Define Mentor – An experienced or trusted advisor!  Six tips to finding the right mentor:

1.  Determine your needs, remember your needs will change as your business grows.

2.  Take time to network, not only to generate sales, but to meet potential mentors.  This will help you decide who and what you need.  Great places to network include women’s events, chamber events, local speaking engagements, etc.

3.  Listen MORE, talk less!  Given your enthusiasm about your particular business or product, it may be hard to listen and take advise from someone outside your industry.

4.  Be ‘mentor able’ – Be willing to consider other ideas that may not match your opinions.  Look for other opinions and be willing to think outside the box.

5.  Be flexible.  Don’t assume a mentor will have to stick with you for the entire life of your business.  Mentors can come and go based on your needs.  Some mentors may help you with future planning, some may help with advertising, and some may just be there for you to bounce ideas off of.

6.  Thank you mentor!!  They don’t want money, but their time is extremely valuable, so please let them know you appreciate it.

Tweet Jennifer with your Small Business questions @StLouisClosetCo #SMALLBIZTALK or email her at jennifer@StLouisClosetCo.com

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St. Louis Closet Co. goes SOLAR!

Saint Louis Closet Co. adds to their green building and practices by going SOLAR!!  With the installation of 200 Solar Panels on the roof of the St. Louis Closet Co. world headquarters at 2626 S. Big Bend in St. Louis, Mo. we expect to save enough energy to produce over 300 closets per year in the manufacturing plant.

Save the planet, save on your utilities, do the right thing…GO SOLAR, here’s 10 reasons why Saint Louis Closet Co. went SOLAR;

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As the world’s second largest consumer of electricity, the United States has a huge appetite for energy.  The U.S. Energy Information Administration predicts that the demand for electricity will steadily increase throughout the next 30 years.  With rising restrictions in the power generation industry and a need to update the grid to distributed generation structuring, solar power is fast becoming a popular alternative to the more conventional energy sources.  Both the intrinsic and financial incentives for making a switch are compelling reasons for homeowners to take a closer look at Solar Energy.

1. Solar systems save money by reducing the need for buying electricity.

2. Solar powered homes and businesses can make money by selling excess electricity to the power company and.

3. Almost all of the states offer rebates, grants, and reductions in sales tax. Federal income tax credits of up to 30 percent are also a benefit. In addition, many utility companies offer specialized loans and performance based incentives.

4. The National Bureau of Economic Research states that home and business resale value increases 3.5 percent when equipped with solar technology.

5. This type of energy is clean, renewable, and environmentally friendly. There are no hazardous emissions or by-products.

6. Technological growth has led to systems that are affordable and reliable. Modern systems convert DC power into AC power, so it is used in the home or business just like traditional electricity.

7. A solar system requires very little maintenance, only needing cleaned when dust or dirt has accumulated. Plus, they have a lifespan well over 25 years!

8. Solar energy offers a predictable, distributed stream of supply. This lowers the chances of brownouts and blackouts.  The California Energy Crisis of 2000 and 2001 is an example of how tenuous the reliance on electrical power can be.

9. With each installation, national reliance on foreign energy sources is reduced.  This helps keep our country safe and out of volatile countries run by dictators.

10. The solar industry is a fast growing field, meaning jobs are being added daily.  One residential installation directly employs at least 5 people, and that’s not counting those employed in the industry’s the manufacturing and corporate sector!

As the most widely available energy source on the planet, the sun provides a limitless opportunity to power our lives. In fact, it is speculated that covering the Gobi desert with solar panels would create enough electricity to supply the entire world. And, it offers a better average return on investment than the stock market, making it a smart choice.

 

 

 

 

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Celebrate Women’s History Month with Jennifer Williams

Join business owner Jennifer Q. Williams and Victoria Babu on 1380 The Woman to discuss Women Making History Month!  Every March is designated as National Women Making History Month to ensure that the history of American Women will be recognized and celebrated in schools, workplaces, and communities like St. Louis.

The knowledge of Women’s History provides a vision of what women can do!  This knowledge can encourage girls and women to think larger and bolder and move mountains when needed.

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Business Tips from St. Louis Small Business Expert Jennifer Q. Williams

Small Talk on KTRS Tune into KTRS 550AM on The McGraw Milhaven Show and to hear owner Jennifer Q. Williams talk Small Business.  Being an award-winning business leader in the St. Louis Business Community for over 24 years, Jennifer will talk Small Business!! Tips on getting your business started, turning an idea into a business, what tools you need to start, run and grown your Small Business.  According to SBA Small Businesses make up 99.7% of all employer firms.

2/5/14 St. Louis Small Business expert, Jennifer Williams talks about the importance of Mentoring in Small Business.  Define Mentor – An experienced or trusted advisor!  Six tips to finding the right mentor:

1.  Determine your needs, remember your needs will change as your business grows.

2.  Take time to network, not only to generate sales, but to meet potential mentors.  This will help you decide who and what you need.  Great places to network include women’s events, chamber events, local speaking engagements, etc.

3.  Listen MORE, talk less!  Given your enthusiasm about your particular business or product, it may be hard to listen and take advise from someone outside your industry.

4.  Be ‘mentor able’ – Be willing to consider other ideas that may not match your opinions.  Look for other opinions and be willing to think outside the box.

5.  Be flexible.  Don’t assume a mentor will have to stick with you for the entire life of your business.  Mentors can come and go based on your needs.  Some mentors may help you with future planning, some may help with advertising, and some may just be there for you to bounce ideas off of.

6.  Thank you mentor!!  They don’t want money, but their time is extremely valuable, so please let them know you appreciate it.

Tweet Jennifer with your Small Business questions @StLouisClosetCo #SMALLBIZTALK or email her at jennifer@StLouisClosetCo.com

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Jennifer Williams Small Business Talk – National Get Organized Month

January is National Get Organized Month!

Click The Link to watch business owner and McGraw Milhaven discuss National Get Organized Month.  How can Organization make you a happier and more productive person?  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vMuhbiV7bes

Top areas people want to get Organized:  Offices/Home Offices, Kitchens, Closets, Master Bedrooms, and Garage/Attics/Basements.

Top Reasons people want to get Organized:  Too much clutter, general disorganization, to have more free time, difficulty finding things, and getting ready to sell a home or business.

Once Organized, you will have more time, be more productive, be less stressed and overall be a happier person!

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