I don't normally do this, but with the move to our new format I really wanted Ellie to be part of our family again. I also had her write the introduction below because of all the things to help you make a thriving business our of your goats, milk, cheese, soap etc. it's her ideas. From her books, to her e newsletter to her ad writing ability. She writes all my ads that have given me all my 'avon' girls who resell my soap unwrapped, and at least 2 of my stores. She just wrote a new ad for me that will be used in magazines. Her prices are really reasonable. Let her go through your intro on your sales list, your website (I haven't had her do mine yet and you can tell) or your soap brochures. I hope she helps even one of you as much as she has me! Thanks, Vicki ... Vicki asked me to introduce myself again. I'm the owner of "Beyond the Sidewalk" and I'm all about helping farmers thrive instead of just survive. Beyond the Sidewalk is a place to get help with rural business hurdles - Where farmers and crafters get help to smooth the learning curve and get results NOW... http://beyondthesidewalk.com Services... For those with little time or who want more help Business Consulting and Ad Writing! For as little as $20 I can write you an ad that will get you noticed! Seminars, Workshops and Keynote speaking services... If your group needs a speaker or you'd like to sponsor a workshop on marketing for rural people... Books/newsletter... For those who want to learn new skills: Making Money With Goats 6th Edition--the complete goat basics all in one place.. Here's what 20-year goat veteran Ken Feaster-Eytchison had to say, "What could I possibly learn from a book for 'beginners'? Boy was I wrong! I use this book as a reference manual. For me, it is the ultimate resource." Marketing Farm Products: And How To Thrive Beyond The Sidewalk --the thing that frustrates and petrifies more farmers and ranchers than any other. Here's what Sue Weaver, author of several livestock books says, "If you sell anything--any sort of home-based product at all, honestly, you NEED this book. It's much, MUCH better than any other sales or marketing book I've ever read." Growing Your Rural Business, newsletter of weekly articles about personal and business development for farmers and crafters. Coming out in book form next year. "The first four newsletters were quite exciting! I actually made a map, called a prospective buyer to see if he was still interested, and I have ideas to work from. I just read through number 6 and am excited to get some different spins on our ads." You get information that really helps because I've been a farmer for over 40 years. You get success and I get to know I'm making a difference. We both win!