The Method to My Madness is a combination of two concepts. Business Networking Tools and Home Tools were developed from her life experiences. Lori, started this endeavor when she realized that others may benefit from her concepts. Although they are unconventional at times they are typically effective.
The moto is Promoting Effective Action Through Strategic Solutions. This comes from Lori’s unconventional ways of looking at tasks and creating systems to accomplish the tasks in a more efficient way, both timely and costly. Blogs will be the tool used to find out more about these systems. Guest and family members alike can see the blogs as they become available.
Business Networking is a necessity, particularly for small businesses. Lori felt there were some drawbacks to the standard networking platform. Since a business needs to be in front of a customer about 12 times before they become real or come to the forefront of the mind of a customer, offering ways to help fellow businesses became a mission for Lori. The question became how to make an effective tool to achieve this goal that other businesses would want.
Virtual Networking became that tool. Learning about businesses, Endorsing businesses, and Collecting Business Cards, are the three main activities when networking. The Virtual Networking pages becomes the starting point for a business wanting to become a community member. Once a business card has been uploaded, whether by someone wanting to refer a business or someone wanting to add their own business, Introductions and Endorsements for that business can be created. Just like in networking, it’s about referrals and/or endorsements. Once a business decides to join the family they have the choice of Business Basic or Business Insider. These both offer business cards to be placed on just about every page on the site, there are a few exceptions. Seeing a business card 12 times is highly likely, especially if a person clicks on one and checks out the business’ page to find out even more about the business.
This tool, now becomes more than just a networking tool it is also and advertising tool. Depending on the level of membership the benefits for a business are extensive. See the Business Memberships for more about the benefits.
Home Madness came to be out of a desire to create a better system for price comparing. Lori has always had a tendency to look for better ways to do everyday tasks, partly due to wanting to be lazy while not wanting the repercussions that come with it. Then there was the inability to keep so much information in her head. Things like, “Is it really a good price for that item? and, “Wasn’t there a coupon a few weeks ago for more off this item?”
When you enter home madness as a guest you are taken on a bit of a journey. You start with local ads. These ads are currently in the Muskego, WI area, but many stores have locations throughout the country. As a guest you can see the List of items for sale in an Ad for the particular week we are in. To see how the ads compare to coupons that are active you need to become a member of the family. Coupons, although they are not seen unless you are a The Method to My Madness Home family member, are bonus benefits. Coupons are pre-cut and mailed to you. Once a guest joins as a Home Madness family member, the shop will show what coupons are available. Please check out the Home Memberships for a complete list of benefits.
The bottom line for the home side is simple. Just because an item is in a shopping ad doesn’t mean it is truly on sale. The item might technically be on sale but is it really the best price? Is it the best price for the year? Meaning is there a better time of the year to stock up on this item? Is it the best price in the area? Meaning does another store in my area or that I shop at have it for a better price? Do you have time to compare all the prices in all the stores? Do you have time to match coupons to all the items or do you just want to see them come together? These are just some of the concepts that lead to the Home Madness in The Method to My Madness.
Whether you only want to be a part of the business side or the home side, or maybe you want to belong to both, check out the benefits in the memberships. Join The Method to My Madness family and help us help you bring all the benefits this site has to offer to your home and your business.
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