Sunday, November 27, 2011

Perfect Treat for the Winter Blues at Better Body Massage, Outer Banks North Carolina

Winter is on its way and so is the cold damp air of the Outer Banks - not my favorite thing. Lets face it, a lot of us don't like the winter months. The cold and dark days of winter plays havoc on our skin, body and mental alertness. All I want is to be a bear and go hibernate! I went and did the next best thing - I booked a massage with Lori, owner and massage therapist, of Better Body Massage.

I arrived complaining of how the weather was drying my skin and how my hands and feet seemed to be suffering the most (I usually am not a complainer but the cold makes me irritable). Lori suggested I try the Ayurvedic Massage, a massage technique from India. Wow, what a Winter blue's buster massage that was! For those of you not familiar - let me give you a quick run through. First, you get "brushed" to remove all the dry skin, in other words you are exfoliated. Warmed oil is then poured on you during your massage, special attention is given to your feet and hands. I felt hydrated, relaxed and ready to face winter - well, after a nice nap anyway.

Better Body Massage is located on Roanoke Island. Lori, owner and operator of Better Body Massage, is a nationally certified  therapist. Lori specializes in massages, facials and body treatments and has just added a wonderful New Generation Sauna and an ionic foot bath to her services. So if you live on the Outer Banks or if you are visiting, make sure you take time to do a little extra pampering and stop in at Better Body Massage.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Robert Woody, Outer Banks Wedding Officiant

Photo by Kristi Midgette Photography
Quips by Design just finished adding two new pages for Robert Woody, a Wedding Officiant on the Outer Banks. The Outer Banks is one of the top destinations for wedding ceremonies. The beautiful beaches, large rental houses and even the quaint yet beautiful coastal waterfront of Manteo brings brides from near and far. One of the top questions for away brides is "What do we need to bring and how do we get our wedding license!". Now they have the answers right there on his new web page Details and while you are there, check out his Kudos.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Our cup of tea, a marketing meeting at The White Doe Inn

I am fortunate to know Chloe Tuttle of Big Mill Bed and Breakfast and Jody Murphy of, two very fun and very smart and busy women when it comes to marketing. I had a wonderful time with them this past week at The White Doe Inn. What a relaxing place to get together and spend time sharing ideas and knowledge of marketing for small businesses - in the now and in the future. The ever changing strategies of internet marketing is quite daunting to the small business owners yet it is a vital part in today's world for a successful business to grow.

Easy starting points:
1. Have a website for internet presence. Your website doesn't have to be huge, you just need to have a place on the internet for future customers to find you.
2. Claim your listing on Google Places, make sure all the information listed is correct.
3. Get help if needed.

Many of the small business owners we work with don't have a lot of time and many do not know how to get started. Websites and simple marketing strategies don't have to be expensive. Contact Quips by Design to see how we can help your small business get started on the world wide web.