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Angela Giles, Business Coach | Social Media & Marketing Expert | Speaker | Author (Boulder City, Nevada)

Angela Giles is a self-made businesswoman, author, speaker and consultant leading people to their path to success. She is one of the most sought-after business coaches for lead generation on the West Coast.

As co-founder of YES! MethodTM, Angela offers her clients a dynamic program that is based on simple secrets for BIG results. She is committed to helping independent entrepreneurs, business owners and professionals accelerate their business profits and increase their bottom line. Since launching YES! MethodTM, she has helped her clients to achieve 6-figure launches and go from making mediocre sales to effortlessly generating $32,000 within a 6-week period.

Angela has a solid 17-year background with proven performance in business coaching and marketing. She also holds a bachelor degree in political science. It is this combination that has helped to develop her entirely unique and highly successful approach to analyzing consumer behavior and staying on top of an ever-changing industry.

She is a regular speaker on the topic of influential communication and marketing and her book From Mind to Mouth walks readers through the essentials of communicating effectively with anybody, anywhere— as this is the key (and often missing) ingredient when it comes to closing a sale.

Angela offers private business coaching and consulting, as well as select advertising services to a limited number of clients per year. Her passion is helping people significantly increase their revenue through added traffic, subscribers, clients, affiliates, lucrative strategic alliances and targeted media attention. See some of her testimonials at https://angelagiles.com/testimonials.

You are welcome to get in touch with Angela at angela@angelagiles.com

Specialties: Marketing, Lead Generation, Social Media Marketing, Sales Strategy, Advertising, Media, Coaching, Consulting, Training, Speaking, Success, Entrepreneur, Public Relations

 

IN THE SPOTLIGHT INTERVIEW

 

BSO : Since our interview years ago, please share with us ways in which you’ve 1) challenged yourself and 2) grown, personally AND professionally.

 

AG:

I have started doing some more speaking and using a new time management system.  I use timer and set it for 25 mins. I then focus entirely on one task with no distractions for 25 mins!  I only do 8 of these a day! It has been super effective for me to get things done.

 

BSO : With what you’ve learned about yourself and all that you’ve achieved, what are 3 pieces of advice you’d give your younger self ?

AG: 

Dont take yourself so seriously.

Save money every month for retirement.

Spend time with people you love.

 

BSO : That never ending ‘balance’ question (wellness, career and family). What’s your typical day look like ? 

AG:

Really it goes back to the 25 minute segments I utilize.  I also make sure I get a good nights sleep. I also have really incorporated eating healthy organic foods.

 

BSO: To function at our highest level and to continue tapping into our creativity, Weekends should be restorative, physically and mentally. What does yours look like ?

AG:

To be quite frank, I spend Saturday doing all the little things that didn’t get done during the week.  My husband and I have a date night every weekend. We have been married 21 years and it has kept our relationship strong.  Sunday is family and worship day.

 

BSO: Please share with us what we can look forward to in terms of projects you are working on or your next exciting venture.

AG:

I am building out my blogging more and developing a new course on how to actually make a SHIZZ ton of money selling an info product on line.

Nancy Boucher, Founder of Elegant Impressions Gifts |Collaborative Leader in Business Analysis & Resource Planning (Boston, MA)

 

IN THE SPOTLIGHT INTERVIEW

 

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BSO:  Tell us about the inception of your business, Elegant Impressions Gifts.

NB:
When I started my gift basket business (15 years ago), I had twin toddlers at home.
I left a successful career in Merchandising for an apparel company to take care of my infant twins.  That was a full-time job in itself, but I yearned for something to satisfy my creative and analytical instincts at the same time.  I considered various ideas that would allow me to run a business from home on my own schedule, so I could balance the needs of the business and those of my children.  A gift basket business was the perfect solution.
BSO: What was your typical day when you ran your business while your twins (now teenagers !) were toddlers ? 
NB:
When I ran my business while raising my twins, no two days were the same
Some days I would create new designs, order inventory, work on my website, fulfill orders, and a myriad of other things, typically while the children napped or after they went to bed at night.  I was fortunate to have my parents nearby, and they would often help with the kids if I had a lot of work to do on a particular day.
BSO: What are your ‘can’t live without’ apps?
NB:
I used MS Excel for countless purposes in my business.
 In my current role as Purchasing Director for the Carpionato Group, I use Optimum Control to manage our inventory.
I’ve used several other inventory management systems in restaurant settings, and I find this program is the best of the bunch.  It is very flexible, allowing me to analyze data in numerous ways, and it is set up very logically.  It was easy to learn and is efficient to manage the database.
BSO: What’s the best advice you’ve received as an entrepreneur?
NB:
The best advice I’ve received in my business life, not necessarily when I ran my business, is to not give away my power.
There are several books written on this topic, but all have essentially the same message: do not allow others to get into your head and affect your thinking in a negative way.
By doing so, you are giving away your power.
BSO: What was your strategy for building awareness of your business ?
NB:
The best thing I did to build awareness of my business was to form a chapter of Business Network International (BNI).  It took a couple of years of hard work to get the new chapter off the ground, but it paid off.  We built a coalition of like-minded business owners who helped each other grow their businesses through networking and referrals.
 I got a lot of business through this group, and I gave a lot as well.
Additionally, I built friendships that will last a lifetime.
BSO: What are your proudest achievements ?
NB:
Professionally, I’m proud to have been promoted to Director of Merchandising and Planning at the age of 26.  I ran a successful department of talented individuals, and we accomplished great things with limited tools available.  For example, we had no enterprise planning system, so I built a system from scratch in Excel, modeling a planning and allocation system I had used at a prior company.  We used this custom solution for years, very successfully.
Personally, I’m most proud of my children, who have grown into smart, caring, successful teenagers.
I’m also proud of the things I achieved while I was raising my children: I ran a successful business, started a chapter of BNI, returned to college to earn a second degree,   and ran a large school fundraiser for 7 consecutive years.
BSO: What are you currently reading ?
NB:
Getting Past No: Negotiating with Difficult People by William Ury
BSO: What are your most rewarding charitable involvements ?
NB:
My father-in-law died from ALS (commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease).
For five years after he passed, our family ran annual golf tournaments to raise money for ALS research.  It was a lot of work to put together a successful tournament year after year, but we always did, and we raised over $60,000.
BSO: Who has influenced you the most ?
NB:
I had a female boss many years ago when I first got into the apparel industry.  She was brilliant – she had such a mathematical mind, and she was really strong with computer systems.  She recognized my potential and took me under her wing. I learned so much from her, and she promoted me through the ranks as she progressed as well.  I have kept her in mind all these years, and use her example in whatever role I may be in at the time.
BSO: What’s your advice for starting a business ?
NB:
▪️Do you research.
▪️Have a plan.
▪️What are the realistic costs to get started?
▪️What is a realistic sales forecast?
▪️Assume your expenses will be higher than you think, and income lower than you think.
If you are prepared for that scenario, you will buy yourself time to get your business cranking.

Istvan Barath |Videographer |Freelancer|Networker (London, England)

 

IN THE SPOTLIGHT INTERVIEW

BSO: Tell us about your passion for personal branding.

IB:

I’m very business oriented. I would say, since my childhood, I had this inside me.  I was selling my old clothes and toys on a market. I visited many carboot sales hunting for deals, although I was about to start a lot of different types of businesses, but none of them worked out as working model.

Currently, I’m in the process of launching a video production company, also involved with a software development company, plus building my personal brand which is about giving value. Needless to say, the latter doesn’t make any money. I also have a full time job as a Bar Manager in central London. So my mind is quite busy !

BSO: There is no typical day in the life of an entrepreneur. Share with us your a.m. to p.m.

IB:

I wake up and take my little one to the nursery.  After,  I go to work from the morning till late night 3 times a week. The rest of the days,  I’m making videos, building relationships on mostly Linkedin, and also,  if I can,  I attend some meetups. I’m always searching for potential business opportunities and trends. It’s one of my biggest passions.

BSO: What are your ‘can’t live without’ software applications?

IB:

Obviously, it’s Linkedin ! Otherwise,  I’m also a crazy fan of Workapp but I like to make notes about my thoughts so any sort of application allowing me to do that I’m a fan of !

BSO: What was the best advice you received when you started your business?

IB:

Have some money on the side, never be on the edge, and always be prepared.

BSO: What has been your strategy for building awareness of your business?

IB:

Buiding awareness is not easy although if you engage with the right people, its certainly possible, so my advice is to be loyal to your community and engage. Building relationships is what matters in the long term. Always see the bigger picture.

 

BSO: What are your proudest achievements, professional & personal?

IB:

My daughter definitely.

Professionally , I have always been trying to be the best on anything I was doing. I received employee of the month award and, another time, a trip to Holland with all the expenses paid as a nomination for my hard work. Also,  I built a community on Linkedin nearly 8000 people in a matter of months, influencing quite a lot of people as I share my story of how to move to a new country and all the struggles I went through. I became a storyteller suddenly. I’m quite proud of my mindset change. My video creation skills have improved considerably. 3months ago, I didn’t even know what acmirrorless camera is !

BSO: What are you currently reading?

IB:

There are some ebooks I’m reading normally. Currently, I’m listening to podcasts instead.  I like Jay Shetty and Gary Vaynerchuk

BSO: What are your most rewarding charitable involvements?

IB:

I haven’t had a chance to get involved in any big charity yet, but my aim is to help the homeless people and families in Hungary.

BSO: Who has influenced your career the most? 

IB:

I found Shane Wallace, founder of Workapp, really influential, as well, as Cory Warfield,  the founder of Shedwool.

BSO: What is your advice for starting a business?

IB:

Find the right people with the right mindset.

Have enough cash to start.

Execute, test, test and improve.

Most importantly, have a plan and stick to it. Never lose focus and you will be successful.

Thank you very much!

Erika T. Montgomery, CEO Three Girls Media, Inc.

Erika T. Montgomery, CEO Three Girls Media, Inc.

BSO : Since our interview years ago, please share with us ways in which you’ve 1) challenged yourself and 2) grown, personally AND professionally.

ETM : Professionally, I’ve continued to grow and revise my business over the last several years. Three Girls Media (www.ThreeGirlsMedia.com) has now expanded to include working with mid-size businesses, and has put a greater focus on our content marketing services including:

 

  • Social Media Management
  • Social Media Advertising
  • Blogging for Businesses
  • Email Marketing and Newsletter
  • Custom Graphics
  • Custom Videos

Our client base is growing rapidly and so is our team of Marketing & PR Specialists.

I’ve also started a micro-podcast, Two Minute Marketing Tips, which is available under my name, Erika Taylor Montgomery, on the Chirp app (on iOs) as well as on the Three Girls Media blog (www.ThreeGirlsMedia.com/blog).

Personally, I made a life-changing decision to leave Silicon Valley where I was raised and started my business. I relocated to the greater Seattle area, purchased some acreage and built a custom home with my husband. We’ve had a lot of fun and taken great pride in landscaping, building a veggie garden, raising chickens and enjoying a more rural lifestyle.

 BSO : With what you’ve learned about yourself and all that you’ve achieved, what are 3 pieces of advice you’d give your younger self?

ETM : The three pieces of advice I’d give younger myself are:

  • It’s okay to delegate. I’m a perfectionist at heart and it’s taken me many years to be able to let go and ask for help.
  • It’s okay to say no. There are only so many hours in the day and only so much of me to go around. It’s perfectly fine to turn down favors people ask of you, or work-related events if you don’t have the time or they won’t forward your business.
  • Don’t take things too seriously. There are very few obstacles that can’t be overcome, so laugh off what you can, and pick yourself up, dust yourself off and keep on pushing ahead no matter what.

    BSO : That never ending ‘balance’ question (wellness, career and family). What’s your typical day look like? Or share with us a sample of 2 days.

ETM : My morning always starts with greeting my husband and 4-footed bestie, Effy, a pug/chihuahua mix that is also Three Girls Media’s Office Greeter. That’s shortly followed by a trip to the kitchen to grab some coffee and a simple breakfast that I can easily eat while I’m at my computer.

My days are spent in meetings with staff and customers, holding consultations with potential clients, editing materials my team has produced for each of the clients they manage, and attending events such as Chamber of Commerce luncheons or speaking engagements where I’ve been invited to talk.

I try to always end my workday between 6pm – 6:30pm so I can spend the evening with my husband. We enjoy having dinner together and watching some TV before bed.

 BSO : To function at our highest level and to continue tapping into our creativity, Weekends should be restorative, physically and mentally. What do yours look like?

ETM : I’m a serious home cook so I enjoy making new recipes on the weekends, as well as spending time with my dog and chickens. Depending on the time of year, I also love hanging out in my garden picking organic blueberries and blackberries that I make into pies and other baked goods or homemade jam. I also love planting and picking veggies in my extensive vegetable garden. I’m an admitted TV junkie as well, so there’s usually some binge watching happening on weekends too.

BSO : Please share with us what we can look forward to in terms of projects you are working on or your next exciting venture. 

ETM : I’m excited to announce I’m working on a new book, “Content Marketing Success! 52 Weeks of Actionable Activities You Can Do for a Killer Year of Content Marketing.” It will be published in 2019.

 

Leah Oviedo, Founder of Investing in Women

LEAH OVIEDO’S BIO

Leah Oviedo

Leah Oviedo is a business owner in Encinitas , CA . She is the founder of Investing In Women, a free business resource site and grant program, http://iiwomen.com. Her services include Press Release writing, Social Media Strategy and Logo Design.

Self employed since 2006, she started Mercado del Mundo, an online boutique featuring clothing, exotic silks, jewelry and fine art from various artists. Coming from a family of successful women business owners she wanted to give back and encourage more women to become financially independent. To contact Leah directly email, investinginwomen@gmail.com.

IN THE SPOTLIGHT INTERVIEW

1. A la Oprah, What did you know for sure when you decided to embark on your business?

Leah: I knew that I wanted to start a business that would not just be profitable for me, but make a difference for others as well.

Take us through a typical day, from the moment you wake up til calling it a day.

I get up early and take a walk than return home to eat breakfast. I dress up for the day, because working my pajamas makes it too tempting to go back to bed!

I get online and start working on both of my websites. I return emails, check up on a few networking sites and research new business resources for iiWomen. I take an hour or two for lunch non business errands. Most of my work is completed online so I spend the majority of my time sitting in front of the computer. In the evening I usually attend online networking chats or webinars. My favorite days are when there is a live networking event to attend. While I enjoy online networking, it is not as much fun as meeting people in person.
Some days I work until 8 pm, but stop myself from working later so I do not burn out!

 

2. What are your tricks for time management with all of the responsibilities you have?

Leah:  I write up a priority list with the most important actions in a week first. I always add deadlines for each task so I am motivated to finish on time.

 

3. Best advice received when you started out in your business?

Leah:  Read everything before you sign. There are some very shady deals out there that can cost you a lot of money and time!
The best advice I can pass on is don’t be afraid to ask. If you want to grow your business you will learn that asking for help and advice is easy and has great results.

 

4. When did you know for sure that your business plan was going to work? (a ha moment)

Leah:  It was actually about a year after I wrote my plan. The day I awarded my first business grant was the moment I knew that I was growing a successful business. I’ve also realized that your business plan is not set in stone, you will make changes and add new goals as your business grows past your original plans.

 

5. What resources do you turn to for direction, advice, fresh ideas?

Leah:  I have formed relationships with several other entrepreneurs that I have collaborated with over the years. They are always there to give me feedback and support. I also find the news and the Q&A tool on Linked Into be great for finding new information.

 

6. What’s next for Mercado del Mundo/Investing in women over the next 6 months? 3 years?

Leah:  Over the next 6 months, Mercado del Mundo will add new artists. Investing In Women will have awarded our second and possibly 3rd business grant. Over 3 years, Mercado del Mundo will represent more independent artists and designers as well as fair trade and co-ops. The goal for Investing In Women is to award 100 grants in the next 2 years, so 3 years down the line I hope to include international grants as well.

 

7. What’s been your proudest achievement as a woman? as a business owner?

Leah:  Awarding the business grant has been the highlight of my entrepreneurial career. When I first started out with Mercado del Mundo my proudest moment was the first sale I made for our first independent jewelry designer.

 

8. If you could do anything in your business differently, what would it be and why?

Leah:  I would have saved up more cash in the beginning so I would not have been as stressed out the first year. This would have made running a new business easier. However, it has all worked out!

Thanks for inviting me to be your first interview!

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Janet Giampietro, Creative Consultant, Designer and Social Media Strategist

Janet Giampietro’s BIO

Janet Giampietro

Janet Giampietro is a Creative Consultant + Social Media Strategist.

With over 20 years of creative development experience, Janet has extended her creative thinking to social media strategy. Janet utilizes her extensive communications and marketing background to help startups, small businesses and nonprofits enter the social media sphere, build their communities and integrate their messaging. As a consultant to Ventureneer.com, Janet has developed and managed its social media presence.

Janet was the Founder and Creative Director of Studio Francesca, a design and communications firm that developed award-winning materials for companies and nonprofits. She has produced communication materials for JPMorgan Chase, Pfizer, The Wall Street Journal/Dow Jones and The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Janet also served as creative consultant to the nonprofits: Abilities!, IDA-NY, and Agenda for Children Tomorrow (ACT). Her work has been recognized in national publications including Print, ID, CA, Non-Traditional Design and Idea.

Janet has been active in Literacy Partners and School Power Lunch Programs in New York City. As an adventure traveler, she has visited many developing countries and believes in giving back. After five years of serving the Young Heroes Foundation in a pro bono capacity, Janet is currently its President and QOO.

IN THE SPOTLIGHT INTERVIEW

1. Oprah Winfrey has been inspiring us each month with her unique approach to life and to creating our very best lives so, as a tribute to her, A La Oprah, what did you know for sure when you decided to be a solo business practitioner?

Janet: In many ways, it’s a good personality fit. As a previous small business owner and freelancer, I’ve been my own boss. I like challenges, adventure and managing my own time.

 

2. Take us through a typical day with your schedule from start to finish.

Janet: With no crises looming, a typical day is: Up at 7am and doing 20 minutes of Pilates 3xs a week before digging in. Between 8 // 8:30am, I’m easing into the first few hours with admin, answering email, reading current news/feeds, then moving onto returning calls. Then it’s onto the actual project work, meetings, conference calls or whatever for the bulk of the day. My social media and blog updates are scheduled at the end of the day, 3xs weekly. A lunch break is a necessity even if it’s a half hour walk.

3. What are a few of your “can’t live without” applications on your personal computer/smart phone?

Janet: On my MAC, there’s CS4, MS Office, Quickbooks, iTunes. I’m working in the cloud more and more with clients. On my iPhone – apps: NPR News and NPR Addict, NYTimes, WSJ Mobile, Dragon Dictation, HootSuite, Facebook, and myPantone.

4. What are your tricks for time management?

Janet: Knowing one’s personal strengths and weaknesses is the best impetus for planning. I work best doing admin/answering emails etc. in the morning, catching up with news and feeds. Creative/strategizing happens later in the day for me. With a few exceptions, social media time is scheduled between 6–7 3xs a week. That’s reading/updating my accounts and updating my blog content or finding new blog topics. For me, that has to be scheduled, dedicated and finite time.

5. Best advice received when you started your business?

Janet: Tailor the business to your strengths and don’t try to do too much.

6. When did you know for sure that starting a consulting firm was the right path for you to take in your career?

Janet: I had been considering consulting for a while. With the economic situation as it was, people were flocking to social media for networking and engagement. Many people were (are) unclear as to what to do in that space and others were (are) terrified of it. I saw social media as changing the way forward, and felt that I had skills and advice to offer small businesses and nonprofits getting started in it.

7. If given an extra hour each day to seek new ideas and brainstorm, what are some sources you turn to?

Janet: I read a lot of travel essays and nonfiction on international politics. In both cases, these types of books open up my mind to different possibilities, lifestyles and methodologies. I like doing research and scan many news feeds daily. I also mine my social media accounts for news, trends and thought patterns.

8. Given the current economic climate, how has your strategy for your consulting firm  changed for the short-term and long-term?

Janet: In this current economic climate, I’m still untangling the new NEW, so these strategies are evolving.

What’s been your proudest achievement as an entrepreneur?

Continuing to learn and grow, and find new ways of expanding and applying my creative/marketing background.

9. If you could re-start your business, what would you do differently and why?

Janet: Since this is a relatively new venture, I’m still doing analysis and adjustments. I’m sure there should have been more research, and better planning.

10. What are some of the ways that you achieve balance in your life?

Janet: Travel is both my escape and refresher. It’s one of the few ways for me to truly disconnect. When that’s not possible, I love to exercise – I’m a walker and hiker. Family and friends are my anchors.

11. The one book you would recommend highly to our readers (and why?)

Janet: I’ve most recently read DIFFERENT: Escaping the Competitive Herd by YoungMe Moon. I reviewed it in a recent blogpost. The author has a strong storytelling style and stresses differentiation, not as a marketing tool, but as a mindset – similar to a design thinking state of mind. The book is a refreshing and informative read.

12. If you received a surprise bonus equal to half of your monthly salary, what (if anything) would you spend it on?

Janet: A fabulous bit of adventure travel – somewhere in Africa.

13. What are some of your most rewarding charitable involvements and why?

Janet: I’ve done pro bono creative work for a charity founded by a friend called Young Heroes, which provides food and hope for Swaziland’s orphan families. Young Heroes’ founder, Steve Kallaugher, has recently entrusted its management to me.

My involvement is rewarding for many reasons, but two specifically: In a very small way, I’m contributing to a project that may have a profound effect on someone’s life. And secondly, I’m learning new skills and expanding on existing ones.

14. Who has been the most influential person to you as you’ve advanced in your career?

Janet: Geri Stengel, founder of Ventureneer.com and a serial entrepreneur. She has consistently reinvented her talents and built upon her previous successful ventures. She’s quite a motivator.

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Brittany Bergquist, Co-Founder of Cell Phones for Soldiers

Brittany Bergquist’s BIO

IN THE SPOTLIGHT INTERVIEW

1. How did you first become involved in the non-profit sector?

Brittany: We first became a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in 2004 when I was thirteen years old and my brother Robbie was twelve.

Robbie and I were watching the morning news and heard the story about a young soldier from Natick, Massachusetts who had rung up a cell phone bill of more than $7,000. His cell phone company had shut off his service and we thought that this just wasn’t right. We asked our parents, “Why should he be worried about paying his cell phone bill when he really should be worried about keeping himself safe?”

We decided to raise money to pay his cell phone bill. We had a car wash and bake sale and when the cell phone company decided to waive his bill, we investigated and found that this soldier wasn’t the only one who was having difficulty paying high cell phone bills.

That’s when Cell Phones for Soldiers was born. We had the idea to collect and recycle used cell phones – everyone has one lying around the house. I contacted cell phone recycling companies to see if one would pay us for the cell phones that we would collect. I found one and we work with them to create drop off sites for used cell phones. Currently we have around 15,000 collection sites across the nation. With the funds raised, we purchase prepaid international calling cards that troops can safely use on landlines in the Middle East and elsewhere. So far, we have distributed more than 2 million cards to troops around the world.

As a member of the Sr. Mgmt Staff in a mid size NPO, I can appreciate that the leaders wear several hats in accomplishing day to day responsibilities. Please share with me how you manage your multiple responsibilities.

As a sophomore in college, I have had to delegate the many responsibilities of running a non-profit. We are still very active in Cell Phones for Soldiers. We travel for media appearances, speaking events, to collection sites and help as much as we can with the day-to-day operations of the charity.

Robbie and I have help from our parents who are both public school teachers. We also have assistance from the recycling company who collects all of our phones. They help us with the day-to-day emails and phone calls.

Our recycling partner, ReCellular, in Ann Arbor, Michigan, has been very supportive of our program.

2. What are your favorite tools (tech or otherwise) for managing areas of your life that are most important to you?

Brittany:  I would have to say that my phone is my favorite tool for managing my non-profit. I’m able to answer emails, check and update Facebook and contact donors and volunteers no matter where I am.

3. Best advice received when you began leading your NPO?

Brittany: “Don’t worry about what others say about you, you know that you’re doing the right thing and should be proud of your efforts.”

That was told to Robbie and me by our parents. As young people starting a non-profit, we sometimes felt that we weren’t taken seriously by some adults. Our peers were not always supportive of our efforts either. We had to toughen up and not let negative comments keep us down.

My parents knew that it was difficult for us, but they encouraged us to stick with it and I’m so glad they did. We wouldn’t be able to support troops like we are without having been given that support. We just set a goal for 2011 – to distribute 750,000 communication tools to troops. We wouldn’t be able to pull that off without great advice like that from our parents.

4. What’s been your proudest achievement at Cell Phones for Soldiers?

Brittany:  My proudest achievement at Cell Phones for Soldiers is that we have been able to send over 114 million minutes of talk time to our troops while keeping more than 8.3 million cell phones out of landfills.
It’s an achievement in multiple ways since not only are we supporting our troops on a daily basis; we’re also keeping hundreds of tons of toxic chemicals found in cell phones out of our landfills and water supplies across the country.

Receiving thanks from troops we are able to reach and support also is what makes this all worth while. We receive letters and emails all the time thanking us for the calling cards. Knowing that we have reached so many already and have the opportunity to reach so many more moving forward is what makes me proud.

Reaching our goal for 2011 and sending our troops 750,000 means to call home will definitely be my most proud moment so far. I’m just keeping my fingers crossed that we will reach our goal!

To donate your old cell phone (or just money), click on the NPO’s logo to the left!

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