Apr 8, 2009

The Toilet Paper Entrepreneur (TPE) is coming to Jamaica!

Mike Michalowicz, the '09 Top5 Business Book Author, will be in Kingston on April 28th!!!

Michalowicz knows how to weather the economic storm & come out on top. He’s a TPE; a new breed of entrepreneur that gets it done using more ingenuity than money, more passion than experience, and more hard work than education. In his new book The Toilet Paper Entrepreneur, Mike helps entrepreneurs launch & build a recession-proof business, one tell-it-like-it-is chapter at a time. If you already own a business, it’s time to kick it up a notch!

Don't miss out on this fun & exciting event!

Mar 6, 2009

Fortune Magazine and Founder of My Elite Grocer (MEG)

Gale Peart, the Founder of MyEliteGrocer.com and Caribbean Fortress Limited, had a nice long chuckle on seeing her question posed to Sir Richard Branson in Chinese! Click here

"你如何与外界保持联系?用 BlackBerry 还是 iPhone?

盖尔·皮尔特(Gale Peart),牙买加金斯敦

目前是用 BlackBerry,它能让我完全摆脱办公室。它让我拥有了自己的生活"。

The funny lesson is, there's no translation for BlackBerry or iPhone. Go figure even with the former being a fruit one can still get the essence of the question if you were stuck with the Chinese magazine edition.

Fortune Magazine
The English version of Gale's question was actually noted in the Nov 10th (USA) issue (p. 40).
Of the 8 questions submitted, she thought then the 'cheesiest' was selected but now Miss Peart can see its universality especially given the keen interest in U.S President Obama's smart-phone preference. Either way she had a HUGE smile upon seeing her name and country in print. So the question...

"How do you stay connected, Blackberry, i-Phone?"

LOL! But there's a likely 'gem' in Branson's response that perhaps can be linked to My Elite Grocer... "At the moment, it's BlackBerry, which gives me the freedom to keep well clear of any office. It lets me have a life" said the 2008 Innovator of the Year Recipient.

Well, well My Elite Grocer facilitates Home. Life. Balance... a stretch you think? lol

So our hand has been revealed MEG thinks Richard Branson is simply brilliant. How about you?

Ever wonder what ''14 and a half hours with Richard' is like? Have a look here http://entrepreneur.virgin.com/2008/12/02/14-and-a-half-hours-with-richard/

Mar 1, 2009

MEG at Kingston BETA

My Elite Grocer (MEG) was invited by Ingrid Riley, CEO of Connectimass.com, to participate in the PITCH THIS! segment at Kingston BETA - Feb 26th at Susie's Bakery. It was our first public speaking engagement, 3minutes, and we had a blast! You might be thinking what exactly is Kingston BETA? As noted on the Group's Face Book account , "It's an event series aimed at raising the awareness of Internet and mobile trends, technologies and opportunities and what they can do for various industries in Jamaica."

the ingenuity of Howard Johnson Jr., Howard Johnson Realty and his wicked, white Mac laptop, MEG's Power point presentation came to life solidifying the positive vibe from the audience. A Q&A segment followed our presentation where the following were posed: -
  • Michael A. Edwards aka Jazzofonik, inquired about the acceptance of Magna cards by MEG. We happily said that that can be noted as a part of the payment option when an order is placed. MEG will then seek to pass on Magna discounts, rewards and or points to the customer.
  • Another member of the audience asked if MEG does shopping at specific supermarkets to which we emphasised our business philosophy - elite customer service. So while shopping is done with specific Food & Beverage providers, MEG can purchase groceries at locations as expressed by customers.
  • The final question was how much does the MEG grocery shopping and delivery service cost? While a response was being given, brochures were made available for the Attendees to peruse. Our flat-fee service packages, for the Jamaican market, start from as low as J$600 for the Forgetter-Roo service whilst the MEG 9.69 Run (ahead of the rest) and Working Singlez, Momz 'n Popz is valued at J$969.69 and J$1,500 (inclusive of G.C.T and delivery within the Corporate area), respectively. Annual membership for MEG is only J$1,200 and allow members to receive a range of discounts, rewards and benefits for example, credit card payment option (upon completing the 'Getting-To-Know You' application), Grocery concierge - wine tips and recipe items for an event etc. Click here for other MEG services.
Towards the end of our business pitch Gale Peart, CEO of MEG presented Ingrid Riley, Hostess of the evening's event, with a customized Gift Package to express MEG's appreciation and gratitude for the Kgn BETA invitation. Everyone was encouraged to "Join the MEG Life" by visiting www.myelitegrocer.com or calling: 876.512.2638 to place their grocery orders.

Feel free to print a MEG brochure. We look forward to hearing from you :-)