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About Ericka Richardson

I'm a Certified Business Coach and Consultant. I help entrepreneurs and small business owners build a rock-solid online presence for their business.

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How to give a refund, even you don’t think you should

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Have you ever had a customer demand a refund on the 29th day, after the purchase, demanding a refund… and you have a 30-day refund policy? Has one of your most difficult clients asked for a full refund after going through your program, claiming it wasn’t worth the money? How do you handle these types of situations? Unfortunately, there’s no app for that!

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Difficult customers come and come, again. Hopefully, they are a very

small percentage of your customer or client base. When customers and clients ask for a refund, it sometimes seems like a slap in the face, right? It’s like they’re saying, “You’re not good enough.” or “Your services stink!”

Don’t take this too harshly. There’s an old saying that goes, “Kill them with kindness.” Simply put… don’t get on their level of frustration and meanness. These types of people are often the same ones who almost always find something wrong with their food, customer service, etc. They almost always want a discount of some kind.

Unfortunately, these people don’t walk around with signs on their chest saying, “I’m about to do my best to make you miserable and work your butt off to please me!

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Throw Blankets for the Thrillers and Chillers

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Isn’t there something really cool about laying around on the family room floor, with the whole family, watching a creepy movie? There’s an extra special feeling that comes over you in the winter, though. It seems like the trees move a little differently, and the wind picks up speed and strength as you watch the movie, waiting for the next screaming moment. Or is it just me? Lol The TDC Home Decor Digest gift box signup

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I love the times when my husband, all three kids and myself get to enjoy a classic thriller… even the oldies-but-goodies like ‘Jaws‘ and ‘Nightmare On Elm Street‘. You know what’s about to happen, but it’s almost like your mind goes back in time and you’re watching the movie for the first time. Sure, the technology is way outdated, but watching an old movie in poor color quality, is like listening to an old ‘Kiss‘ album on vinyl, as opposed to CD… it just ain’t the same!

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Yellow/Blue Plaids Soft Coral Fleece Throw Blanket

This beautiful, earth-tone throw blanket measures 59 by 71 inches. This means that it will provide you with the soft and warm comfort you desire, over most of your body.

The gorgeous design will blend nicely with your current family room or living room décor. Don’t worry about dragging a heavy blanket to and from the cleaners. Our light-weight throw blankets are machine washable and dryable, plus they are easy to fold and can be stored just about anywhere.

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Comfy Chairs For Adults and Children

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Hey, parents! Do you remember lounging around on the floor at your best friend’s house, probably laying on the floor, belly down, digging through books and magazines? Maybe, at a sleepover or a study session to get that major class project done? Well, if you stretch your back, you may be able to feel the aches and pains come back to the certain spots in your back to help you quickly remember!

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Oh, what we could do when we were much, much younger, right?

Well, there’s a way for you and your children to romp around, yet not put your body through such abuse as stretching out on your hardwood or thinly-carpeted flooring. Here are a couple of gorgeous options you can explore:

Black Links Kick-It Chair

Black Links Kick-It Chair 

If I had one  of these chairs when I was growing up, playing Atari, I may not be going through weekly massage therapy sessions now! Lol

This “Kick-It Chair” is extremely comfortable and supportive. It will blend nicely with your current home decor.

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Light Their Way Back To School

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It’s back-to-school time… already! Well, as your student grows, so should their schoolwork and study space. The one place they spend a lot of their time doing homework and preparing for tests is their desk, right? Maybe they prefer the comforts of their bed to a desk.

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In either case, your student needs great lighting to protect their eyes and prevent those awful headaches!. Lamps with LED lighting are more energy-efficient. If you heard that they are more harmful to your eyes… THAT IS SIMPLY NOT TRUE!

We offer 100+ styles of table lamps for your student’s work and study space. You are cheerfully invited to browse our large selection. We are confident that you’ll find a style that is just right for them!

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With this awesome, multi-purpose table or desk lamp, your student will have no more excuses for being late! The built-in alarm clock will make sure they are up and at it each morning like clockwork 🙂t

The Apple docking station means their phone will stay charged at all times, so no more, “My phone battery died.” when they don’t answer your phone call.

The sleek design will blend nicely with their current decor and the adjustable arm will allow them to shine the light right where they need it.

These are just a few of the super-cool features that this lamp offers your student.

The best feature of all, for you, is that this lamp is available with FREE shipping!

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How to Store Your Special Summer Stuff

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Summer is on its way out, but you can still relive those special memories from your summer vacation, family visits and memories. You can tuck your keepsakes away for later, or you can show them off, making a conversation piece and telling your story with the level of excitement that makes it sound like you just came back yesterday!

There are many options for organizing your summer memories:

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Store your the items that make those vacation memories so special. The trophy you received when you and your hubby won the salsa contest on the cruise ship.

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Cool Fall Home Fashion

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Yep… believe it or not, it’s that time of year already… Fall season planning! While all the clothing companies have already released their fall fashion lines, I’m not that eager to think about cooler temps and leaves falling, just yet. But, I have eyed a few accents with creative designs and cool colors.I thought you might like:

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While sitting in your living or family room, curled up on the sofa, finishing up that juicy romance novel, this large, beautiful and soft throw blanket will keep you warm during those chilly Fall nights.

We have many throw blankets to choose from, for you and the entire family.

Visit our online store today, and see which gorgeous pattern fits you best.

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Lights That Will Spice Up Your Life

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There are lights, then there are lights, right? We all have the grandmother or aunt who have the contemporary lamps next to the couch, on the end tables. They usually sit on a black, brown or beige stand, with a matching lampshade, right? Or maybe the lampshade has a floral design on it.

Well, welcome to the new age of lamps! These days, it’s ok to be a lot more creative, inside and out. So, we speak our minds, dress in what we like, and raise out kids to do the same. Shouldn’t you dress your home with the same sense of creativity and style that inspires you to “dare to be different“?

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Here a few lighting ideas that will feed your appetite for something different:

Elegant Designs Pearl Black Three Tier Table Lamp

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This table lamp features three tiers of balls and a pearl black finish. It is completed with a black cloth lampshade.

Visit our online store for 100s of other lamp designs.

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Blossom In Your Bedroom!

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When you wake up, before you actually get up, do you feel like a sunflower or rose coming alive and blooming?! Do you stretch out your arms like your reaching for the sun, just like a budding flower? If you answered, “Yes“… WONDERFUL! But, if you answered “No,” why not? Hopefully we can help you with that 🙂

Each day, we wake up, should be a fresh, new day for us to blossom! It would be great if we could experience this feeling each and every day, right? Unfortunately, we all do have our not-so-great mornings The good news is that we can dress up our bedroom to help ensure that we wake up to the picture-perfect bedroom that encourages and inspires us, when we rise and shine.

Does your bedroom decor give you a spark of energy? Depending on your personality, you may be uplifted by bright colors, or maybe darker surroundings. Today, we’re going to give you a couple of ideas for how you can blossom in your bedroom, by adding a touch of flower to your current bedroom decor.

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Kids Love Comfort Too!

We know our kids and grandchildren love to play, but when they’re in “chill mode”, they like to be comfortable too, right? This week’s blog post was inspired by my grandson, Elijah. He’s 5 years old and loves to do everything his Daddy does. So, when it comes time for my son, Andre, to get some work done on his laptop, Andre gets on the family room floor, and starts tapping away.

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Elijah, on the other hand, will not get on the floor without his favorite throw blanket. He grabs my Android Galaxy tablet, and pulls up his ABC Mouse app. After about half an hour, Elijah adds a pillow to prop his head up. Well, of course, about 20 minutes later, Elijah is knocked out, asleep, next to his Daddy. Yep… he makes his space quite comfortable 🙂

Well, your child likes to be comfortable, too, right? Here are a couple of ideas that you might want to consider adding to your little one’s space, so they can be comfortable, just like Mom or Dad.

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How To Color You Blue

This week is all about the color blue. Last week we talked about the color red, but that’s because red is my favorite color, along with many other people’s. Well, it’s only fair that we cover the color blue today. After all, it is the #1 favorite color.

If blue is your favorite color, here are a few of the personality traits the experts say you probably possess:

  • Reliable
  • Conservative
  • Trustworthy
  • Genuine
  • Sincere…

… just to name a few. Hmm.. now I’m wondering if the #1 favorite color really is blue, or if people just like the personality traits associated with it! Lol Well, I know I possess all of those personality traits, but I like what I like… and I like RED!

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But, I do love some nice blue pieces of home decor accents, like throw pillows for the family room, a comforter set to add a calming effect to the bedroom and a couple of  lamps to add a splash of color to the living room.

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