Now Serving – Halloween is here, the Power of Positivity, and “Mummy Dogs”

October 2012 A monthly newsletter showcasing the taste of cookware ISSUE 46
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Well, how did your September wrap up? Can you believe that it is already October? I feel like during
the month of October we are on cruise control, in my opinion nothing major happens. Some of you might be enjoying the changing of the seasons, but we don’t have the luxury of experiencing that down here in the south. It is just another month, until the end, when you have to get out the candy and costumes for Halloween.

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How do you celebrate Halloween, if you do at all? Are you one of those that decorates their yard to the nines, and wait in costume to scare the Trick-or-Treaters, or are you one of the ones who turns out all of your lights and gets annoyed with all of the children ringing your door-bell? Drop by our Facebook page and tell us about it.

I’m not sure if you’ve heard, but we do random giveaways on our Facebook page, so be sure to “like” us, so that you don’t miss out! Just in case you miss that, another way to save, is to submit a product review on Shortorder.com. We’re giving away a $50 ShortOrder.com Gift Card to one reviewer per month. Join me in congratulating this month’s winner: Hilarie Burhans!

ShortOrder.com offers a great clearance section, full of scratch and dent and discontinued inventory! These products have only minor physical imperfections and are protected by the full manufacturer warranty. Clearance inventory changes often so check our clearance section for the best deals.

In this month’s issue: The Power of Positivity, an easy recipe for “Mummy Dogs”, a cute Halloween themed snack that you can take to any party, and our Featured Items: a Randell Hot Food Table, a Gen2 salamander, and a Cadco sandwich grill.

Remember, this newsletter is for you and if there is anything you’d like to know more about – give us a shout! We’d love to hear from you.


Enjoy!

Meghan Jarrell

 

Don’t Underestimate the Power of Positivity

5 Steps to Raising the Morale of your Business

I recently came across an article by Jacob Harper, about the necessity of encouragement in the work place. I connected to this concept on a personal level, as I thrive in a positive work atmosphere, but who doesn’t? Your staff will be more willing to do a superior job for you and your business, when the company morale is high. His article “5 Easy Ways to Brighten Your Employee’s Day” breaks down five quick things you can do to boost the morale around your company.

1. Appreciate your personnel – According to Harper, the top complaint of employees is that they are under-appreciated. They are probably doing a lot of small daily tasks that you might be taking for granted. Let them know, from time-to-time, that you see those small tasks and that they are valued.

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2. Get your hands dirty with them – Your employees will respect you more, if you get on their level and work alongside them every now and then. A supervisor should not ask their staff to do anything that they would not do. You can always relate to people better, if you have been where they have been.

3. Ask them what they need – Your employees will be more content and willing to do an excellent job, when they feel that their voices are heard. It is not realistic to apply all of their ideas, but they might have some good ones for your business that you have not yet thought of.

4. Give a small gift – When you acknowledge your employees with a small token of appreciation, they will feel valued. Listen to their needs; it could be something as small as a new pen, if their favorite pen ran out of ink, or something bigger, such as a gift certificate to their favorite restaurant.

5. Raises! – Money is power, but make sure that it is used appropriately. Do not use a bonus as a bribe. Look at implementing raises as a gift, expecting nothing in return. This will show your employees that you are grateful for their hard work, and they in turn, will want to do a superior job.

I understand that depending on the size of your business, implementing all five of these ideas at once, might be too much. I would recommend starting with a simple, “Thank you for all of your hard work” and watch how far that spreads. Positivity in the workplace can only better your business and in turn, create more satisfied customers.

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Featured Recipe

Creepy Mummy Dogs

This fun Halloween themed snack from divinedinnerparty.com will be a great side at any party.

Yield: 8 Servings

Ingredients:

  • 1 (11 oz.) can refrigerated breadstick dough
  • 2 slices cheddar cheese (quartered)
  • 8 Hot Dogs
  • Black Mustard Seeds
  • Ketchup & Mustard (optional)

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees
  2. Place one slice cheddar cheese on each hot dog
  3. Wrap each dog with dough to look like a mummy, leaving an open area for the eyes
  4. Cut two tiny slits in the exposed hot dog and insert the mustard seeds for “eyes”
  5. Place on ungreased baking sheet and bake for 15 min, until golden
  6. (optional) Serve with ketchup and mustard
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