Those of you who have been following me for a long time know one of my favorite sayings is “Always Be Selling” or “ABS.” Recently I received this e-mail from my daughter’s college, Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. Read through it and tell me if you are as impressed as I am. I’ll buy some stuff just to see how good it is and how this whole deal works. Miami is a state school but in many ways they are acting like an entrepreneurial endeavor and I think there’s something to learn.
So, in case you don’t see the message here; here it is — IF MY KID’S SCHOOL IS CONSTANTLY TRYING TO FIND WAYS TO SELL ME SOMETHING, CAN’T YOU DO THAT WITH YOUR BUSINESS?
Date: Mon, 12 Nov 2012 17:01:53 -0500
Subject: From our kitchen to yours . . .
Dear Miami Parent,
Are you coming to Oxford to pick up your student next week? Are you pressed for time this Thanksgiving? Let Carillon Catering help!
Simply visit our website at www.muohio.edu/dining (click on the “Autumn a la carte” section) and order pies, cakes, rolls or casseroles for Thanksgiving dinner or breakfast the next day for your visiting family and friends. Then visit the Shriver Center on the corner of Spring St. and Patterson Ave. before you leave town. Pull in the circle on the north side of the building and your baked goods will be waiting for you inside the front doors.
You also have the option of having your student bring the goodies home with them! Pay for your items by meal plan, credit card, cash and check when you pick them up.
Be sure to order before Monday, November 19th at 5:00pm. Baked goods will be available for pick up on Tuesday or Wednesday the 20th or 21st.
Items available include:
Pumpkin Pie $9.95 Pecan Pie $12.25 Double Crust Apple Pie $11.75 Pumpkin Roll $15.75 Carrot Torte $23.25 Vegan Carrot Cake $20.00 Pumpkin Cheesecake $28.00 Cheesecake $22.00 Pumpkin Bread $9.00 Vegan Pumpkin Bread $13.95 Cranberry Walnut Rolls $7.00/doz. Potato $5.00/doz. Macaroni & Cheese $17.50 Twice Baked Potato Casserole $16.25 Bread Dressing $9.25 Sweet Potato Casserole $19.95 Breakfast Casserole $16.00 Apple Cinnamon Crisp $13.00 Cinnamon Streusel Coffee Cake $8.00 Iced Cinnamon Rolls $15.00/doz. Pumpkin Muffins $9.25/doz. Blueberry Muffins $6.00/doz. Cranberry Orange Muffins $6.00/doz.
Nothing fancy here, just some good old-fashioned selling. Nothing ventured, nothing gained, right? How about something ventured, something gained? Yeah, that’s more like it!
We still have the December and January webinars coming up. The December webinar has been rescheduled to Monday, December 17th and it is titled Re-cap 2012 and Plan for 2013 – Don’t Start 2013 without a Plan! Sign up today!