Thursday, May 30, 2013

Proud Day!

Delivering our donations to RSSA

Today we are beaming with pride as Star Dog provided a real service to its community.

21 of these adorable Star Dog t-shirts
were donated to the community of
Ridgewood, NJ
We donated 21 youth t-shirts in assorted colors and sizes to The Social Service Association of Ridgewood.

We are so happy that children in the Ridgewood community will benefit from our donations.


Our sincere thanks go to all our customers at the Ridgewood Craft Fair on May 5th. You made this all possible! <3 

For more information on how you can assists us on our mission clothe children or to have us donate in your community visit Star Dog.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Slow and steady wins the Facebook/ Twitter Fan Race

When first staring out, like most I wanted to build up my facebook and twitter numbers quickly. I mentioned this to a friend who sent me the following  excerpt:

“ Internet marketing is about building relationships and gaining visibility within your target market. Unfortunately there is something inherently important about fan counts, and it is human nature for people to check out your company profile on Facebook or Twitter and instantly judge them based on the metric of followers, friends or fans. But having many fake or uninterested followers does not help your business. So although growing your Facebook fans or Twitter followers organically seems tedious, those who follow you may actually care about and support your business. Using a service to quickly add 2000 fans only hurts you in the long run if you plan to do anything to market to these fans or followers.” **

 I didn't heed her advice, I went ahead and paid for a facebook promotion and quickly found the few people that were liking my page had also liked 1,500 or more other pages.  I realize then that this excerpt holds true - I would rather have 50 great supporters and friends as fans than 1,000 fake.

From my own personal on line experience, I would be leery if I went to a facebook page that had 2,000 likes with no interaction on the page.

I find it an important marketing tool to engage with my fans - have fun, be silly, be complimentary and appreciative. The best way to see real success in social business and in life is by investing in people. By this I mean real people and real relationships! Building a community takes time and investment. You can never go wrong by investing in people.

Slow and steady works, my friends.

I am building, growing, and learning.  My Star Dog T-shirts for Charity company is a labor of love and my passion.  I would love to hear what you think about a business page that had fake followers and any of your internet marketing tips for small business.

**Excerpt sent to me from:

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

STAR DOG helping the littlest victims of the OKLAHOMA Tornados

We here at Star Dog Enterprises are completely heartbroken over the devastation that rocked Oklahoma!  Sometimes there are no words to express something so unbearably tragic.  Our hearts break for the countless number of people affected by this vicious force of nature,  in particular the children that took shelter while at school.

While we will continue to include the people whose lives have been devastated  in our prayers, unfortunately, that's not enough.   Many people were left with absolutely nothing - just the clothing on their backs.

We want to help and we are sure you do too.
For every t-shirt we sell from now til Sunday we will donate one to the kids of Oklahoma.
Please share this with your friends and family - the more shirts we sell the more we can send to the OK state!

Tweet it - Facebook share  - Shout it from the roof tops - Let's help!!

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Recogonized by fellow blogger

Love when I find fellow bloggers appreciating and supporting Star Dog!
Check out this awesome blog post

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Proud to support Upper Valley Haven in Vermont

Star Dog's mission to help clothe children in need expands to VT. If you have 30 seconds, please watch this short about the reality of homelessness

Thursday, May 9, 2013

We need your votes!

Star Dog has entered another contest!!! :) Everyone was so supportive and essential part of Star Dog winning the last contest. This time we are hoping to win $5000 in marketing money. This could be an huge opportunity to spread the word about Star Dog. I hope you will find it in your hearts to vote again. You can vote once a day, everyday til May 12. Thanks so much!! Xxoo

Star Dog Entry. 
Vote here

Monday, May 6, 2013

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

We have our first winner!!!

Congratulations April Cortes

April is our first Free t-shirt winner.  Everyone who signed up for our mailing list in the the month April were entered into the drawing.  Our First t-shirt giveaway drawing was held on May 1st.
Not only will April receive a free t-shirt but we will donate an identical shirt to a child in need. Wear it in good health, April!


Star Dog was announced the first place winner of the  Product Marketing Breathrough Insider Membership! 

As an Insider we have the privilege of being mentored by t-shirt entrepreneur and business coach Andreea Ayers.  This is a tremendous opportunity for Star Dog moving forward. We are passionate about helping our friends at Tashirat, but realize with Andreea’s business experience and coaching we can help many more needy children.  Thank you, again, to all who voted for us.  We couldn't have won without your support!