Melinda Stone's (orangecountyresourceguide) Blog

Services for Real Estate Pros - Welcome Express, Inc.
Orange County Advertiser Blog welcomes guest blogger Greg Reed - Globalbizz The Diamond Emporium is one of the largest jewelry chains in my area. They got to be that way in the very competitive jewelry business because of how they built their business. While most retail outlets lead with 'price s...
We all know how important it is care for our environment and there is a big push to purchase products that are "green". But do you know how to determine if a product meets the green guidelines? Take a look at these qualifiers at
"I am the Lorax. I speak for the trees. I speak for the trees for the trees have no tongues." - Dr. Seuss (The Lorax) Small changes make for big results.  In honor of Earth Day, start making your changes today! At home: 1.Make your own window wash: Mix 3 tablespoons vinegar with 2 cups of water. ...
An IBM commissioned study based on phone interviews with 4000 consumers yielded the following trends: Out of total respondents, 73% say they have made "significant spending cuts" due to economy. Hardest hit are those earning less than or equal to $45,000 but 59% of those earning less than or equa...
Orange County business owners: You may know the value of being a member of your local Chamber of Commerce, but did you know that there is a California Chamber of Commerce?  They are here to help you!  Take a look at this short description of who they are and how they can help. "Mission:  To serve...
Advertising companies in Orange County need to pay attention to current trends in mobile marketing in order to stay competitive. The Internet Advertising Bureau (IAB)  mobile council has produced a list of the top 10 things it believes markets absolutely have to know about mobile advertising at t...
Have you noticed that the word "eco" is popping up as an adjective for a variety of products?  Today's environmentally conscious customers use "green" as a criteria in their internet shopping. And by the verynature of online shopping vs. brick and mortar stores, it is a more "eco" friendly shoppi...
Cooking is like love. It should be entered into with abandon or not at all.Harriet Van Horne Creating an incredible dinner is an event that for most us just doesn't quite happen.  But that doesn't mean that we don't recognize the importance of cooking beyond that basic need to fill our empty sto...
Are you angry, frustrated, & worried about the state of the business climate in CA? Many business owners like yourself are too busy running your own company to be active politically, yet you would like to see changes. Here are some answers: A coalition of concerned chambers of commerce in south O...
Women's Council of REALTORS® (WCR) In the 1930s, the National Association of Real Estate Boards (the predecessor of NAR) witnessed a growth of women working in real estate and an increased participation of women at national conventions, as women were becoming aware of their potential in and impor...

Melinda Stone

local_phone(949) 481-0600
smartphone(949) 481-7675
Contact The Author