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I would like to meet and learn about your business. I may be able to assist you in several ways.
Most merchants have the same battle: not enough money or time, rising costs and increased competition.
Our program began in Europe 13 years ago. We have 6+ million shoppers, a million+ places to shop, in 47 countries, and annual revenue of 2+ billion dollars.
We are expanding in the Inland Empire, supporting businesses like yours. Contact me, when you are ready to: Expand Your Customer Base and Market Share, Reduce Operating Costs and Become More Profitable.
Contact me to learn more information about this exciting opportunity. 
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Michael Callahan
President, Lion's Share Network, L.L.C.
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If I, Would You?

If I invested in you, would you invest in others?

This is one simple premise of the Lion's Share Network.

My personal commitment to my team is that I will invest my time, talent and energy into each of them as long as they are willing to pay it forward and help others achieve their goals.

Prosperity, in my mind is much more than the acquisition of wealth and and the luxuries of life. I get the greatest blessing and spiritual benefit when I see the lightbulb come on in someone's countenance when they realize that they can do something to get out of their negative economic circumstances.

Are You On the 40/40/40 plan?

For most of my adult life I had been on that 40/40/40 plan. This is the traditional career path of most Americans -- work 40+ hours a week for 40+ years and retire on about 40% of what they are just barely getting by on now. This was even true when I was running my own business as a sole proprietor.  My income was intrinsically connected to my own effort and the number of productive hours available in one day. If I was sick, on vacation, or not able to book billable hours, I did not get paid.

Luckily, someone shared this plan with me and my own lightbulb came on. Now I am in the mode of paying it forward -- I am willing to invest in your future if you're willing to do the same!

The 20/20/20 Plan

My plan is simple. This is the 20/20/20 plan -- commit to 20 hours a week, for 20 months, and I will teach you how to develop a business that will generate 20 times what you are currently making. 

This is a commission sales business with a generous bonus structure -- not MLM; no soaps, solutions or supplements to sell. Our marketers do not need to stock any products! We have no minimum orders or annual membership fees.

How Many People Do You Want to Help?

If that sounds intriguing, my only question is -- How many people do you know who you would like to help do the same thing?

Contact me to learn more information about this exciting opportunity. Our next FREE Business Development Workshop is this coming Thursday evening in Upland, CA. Space is limited so a firm RSVP is required.

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Michael Callahan
President, Lion's Share Network, L.L.C.
510.421.2255
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Piggy Bank
 

What did you learn about money from your parents? Anything?

For most of us the basis of our early childhood financial education revolved around the Piggy-Bank. Unless you have a "Rich Dad" like Robert Kiyosaki, I'm pretty sure most of you don't have a clue about the basics of retirement planning, wealth accumulation, assets and liabilities or the power of compounding. Like the old Bob Dillon song goes, "The Times They Are a Changing."
 
Teach your children wealth building principles
 
 
I don't know about you , but money would always burn that proverbial hole in my pocket. One of the toughest thing I had to do was to drop most of my allowance, Christmas and birthday haul into my piggy bank. I get it now. My parents were doing what their parents had taught them -- save a percentage of every dollar they received. I also remember the day that my grandfather took me down to the bank and we opened my very 1st savings account. The prospect of having someone else add money to my bank account seemed magical!
 
Kids Piggy Banks 

Most kids, even today have piggy banks and are being taught the same principles of another era.

One very important thing that I've learned is that a piggy bank can only hold just so much -- and mine was full. My grandfather explained that by placing my treasure into a savings account it would earn interest -- 6% way back in the 60s. 6% is unheard of these days. Considering that the current top 10 banks offer only .75-1.11% return rate, putting a portion of your earnings into a savings account makes virtually no sense. Money in the bank these days does not even keep up with inflation. On top of that, most banks have minimum balance requirements and fees that can eat away at the principle.
 
The simple truth is that the savings, investment and retirement strategies of my grandfather's time don't make any sense in this millennium. Are you still working with the financial wisdom of the past century? Considering the dismal standards of modern saving accounts, the ever rising cost of living, and stagnant wages it's no wonder that most Americans are unable to acquire any savings equity. They might as well just stuff all their hard earned cash into a piggy-bank.
 
How much can your piggy-bank hold?
 

How Much Money Can Your Piggy-Bank Hold

What if you had the opportunity to stuff $75 into one piggy bank and place it into a program  that produced 320 identical piggy-banks? Sounds pretty incredible, right? These piggy-banks are actually bonuses and commissions from our national and international shopping network. This is a real-world opportunity that is taking the world by storm! This phenomenal program is available in 46 countries and millions of people are taking advantage of opportunity.  This program has been vetted and verified -- acquiring ISO 9001 certification, adhering to the strict legal requirements of each nation we have a presence. This opportunity is also endorsed by hundreds of the world's leading consumer retailers. 
 
This program revolves around a unique business model that started in Austria a little over 13 years ago. The initial startup group was 6 individuals and 3 merchants. Now we have over 6,000,000 members and nearly 1,000,000 places to shop. We have the world's largest shopping network and the world's largest merchant network. Our business focus is teaching our members how to shop within our merchant network and receive CashBack and Loyalty Rewards with every purchase. 
 
I am having great success building my team of marketers who are excited about acquiring their own piggy-banks. Shopping members can save OVER $1,500 per year, simply by redirecting their shopping within our network. Our marketers can achieve over 20 times their current income. This is commissioned sales, not network marketing. Members shop for free, at places they already shop. 
 
Our marketers are generally trying to do better for themselves, their families and loved ones. They've discovered that the world has changed since their grandparent's time. They understand that traditional career paths and savings strategies of the past are not viable today.
 
How many piggy-banks do you want?
 

How Many Piggy Banks Do You Want?

If you're ready to leave the old world methods behind and do something better for yourself, the only question you should have is "How do I Get Started Acquiring Some Piggy-Banks of My Own?" My question would be "How Many Piggy-Banks Do You Want?"
 
Contact the Lion's Share Network for more information on how our Shared Customer Loyalty and Loyalty Rewards program can benefit your business.
 
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Michael Callahan
President, Lion's Share Network, L.L.C.
510.421.2255
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Shop Local

Lion's Share Network's ultimate goal is to support local businesses in every community! The 1st phase of our campaign is to work with local restaurants!

What's your favorite restaurant in Southern California? Do you know the manager or owner? I'd love to share with them how they can:

  1. Get More Customers,

  2. Retain Loyal Customers,

  3. Reduce their marketing expenses, and

  4. Become More Profitable

I would truly appreciate an introduction. Thanks in advance!

Michael Callahan

510.421.2255

Contact me to learn more information about this exciting opportunity. 

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Michael Callahan
President, Lion's Share Network, L.L.C.
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Customer Loyalty Program

Competition is the Driving Force

It is becoming quite unusual to find a small business owner that will tell me "No, I don't need more customers." Competition is fierce in virtually every market segment. Not only are these entrepreneurs competing against similar sized enterprises, but they also struggle to do business in the same market space as the big box stores and national brands. The big boys in business have deep pockets which equates to significantly better buying power and the ability to purchase greater brand recognition.
 
Small businesses make up nearly half of our nation's gross national product. It is the independent, small business owner that employs the majority of workers. These budding business mavens have a few significant things in common -- the need to discover a means to enhance customer retention, reduce expenses and become more profitable. Loyalty programs are one vehicle that the major brands utilize, that is becoming increasingly viable as a tool for small to medium size enterprises.

Loyalty Programs

Customer Loyalty and Loyalty Rewards programs have become nearly expected  in today’s marketplace. Traditional National Brand businesses are using them to keep pace with the evolving ecommerce world, and ecommerce sites are using them to boost retention and drive down acquisition costs. Now, small to medium size enterprises are finding these programs as an essential element in thir efforts to remain competitive in every arena and yes, to remain relevant in today's economy.
 
Loyalty programs have seemingly been around forever -- longer than I can remember in fact. How many of you remember "Green Shield Stamps" and "Blue Chip Stamps?" Stamp-based loyalty rewards programs began in the 1800s, but even that was probably not the beginning. What about the "Modern Era?" How and when did loyalty programs get their start in more modern times, and why have they become so popular?
 
I believe that it was American Airlines that instituted the first successful modern  loyalty program. 1981 was the year that American Airline’s started their Frequent Flier program. This is usually regarded as the first full scale customer loyalty program. The program revolutionized customer loyalty and now advertises over 50 million fliers! The American Airline’s frequent flyer program is so successful that it is being copied by nearly every major airline.
 
The basic premise behind loyalty programs is simple: It is much more cost effective to retain customers rather than acquire new ones. When repeat customers are rewarded, customer satisfaction increases, they shop more frequently and therefore revenue increases. It’s a basic but powerful strategy.
 
One of my personal favorite rewards programs, the My Starbucks Rewards. (I'm actually writing this article inside my neighborhood Starbucks) According to corporate reports, the coffee giant's customer-retention program significantly contributed to the company’s record growth.  According to Starbucks, their loyalty program played a key role in its 26 percent rise in profit and 11 percent jump in total revenue in 2013’s second quarter fiscal results. Starbuck’s also has one of the best examples of a loyalty program optimized for mobile users. Their mobile app acts as a rewards program and a mobile payment method all at the same time.
 
Grocery stores and even big-box stores such as Best Buy also turned to customer loyalty as a vehicle to boost sales and encourage repeat business. Best Buy relies on it's loyalty rewards program to keep pace with online competitors such as Amazon and eBay. Further buying into the strategy, Best Buy recently increased reward points from 4 percent to 5 percent to motivate customers to keep coming back. This strategy was one key element that helped the company’s profitability and stock to rebound in recent years.
 
Whether the goal is to continually increase sales or to jumpstart sluggish revenue, customer-loyalty programs appear to have become a staple for many large corporations. But what about your small businesses?  How can your small to medium size enterprises use loyalty programs to compete against the big boys?

The Secret to Small Business Loyalty Rewards Success

There is overwhelming evidence that Shared Loyalty Programs offer the greatest advantage to small business owners. Most of the major brands have their own "captive" programs. You cannot utilize your Starbucks Rewards at Peete's Coffee for instance. What if, for example your business could make a percentage of profit when your own customers bought a cup of coffee at Starbucks? What would it do to your business bottom line if ten of your customers purchased new cars this year and that turned into over a million dollars of pure profit over the next few years? These are just a couple real-world examples of the power of a "Shared" loyalty rewards program. Shared rewards programs leverage customers and their spending everywhere in the network -- local, regional, national and even worldwide.
 
*Businesses who become involved with a shared customer loyalty program report it’s been been effective, meaning it makes significantly more money than costs to maintain it. It’s important for business owners to keep in mind that customer loyalty isn’t just for big businesses – a well-designed program can help any size business scale and reach new heights.

Why customer loyalty programs matter to small business

A repeat customer keeps on giving. Having a customer-loyalty program could help you increase repeat customers, which, in turn could boost your business’s revenue. Based on independent studies, a loyalty rewards customer shops 50% more often, and spends 67% percent more on a given purchase than other customers. With that understanding and mindset, shouldn't their loyalty be rewarded? This is especially true when you understand that retaining customers is less costly than acquiring new ones. By providing loyalty programs for current customers, small-business owners are not only saying thank you but are also motivating them in a very tangible way, to continue their loyalty and become your Brand Ambassadors. Loyal customers will easily spread the word about your business to their friends, family professional, personal and social networks. Actions like this are helping small-business owners increase their customer base, reduce expenses, add additional revenue streams and become more profitable.

Rise above the competition

Large, national brands always seem to be a step ahead of their small-business cousins. They have more resources, locations and greater brand recognition. Shared Loyalty Rewards Programs provide a small business the ability to compete with a large brands, by leveraging big brand-like marketing resources without having to break the marketing budget, reducing the cost of customer/client acquisition. A good shared customer-loyalty program is an easy way for small businesses to increase their brand recognition, retain their personal identity and remain competitive in business spaces that are dominated by big business.
 
For example, many consumers may not love the coffee at a big-brand coffee chain but do love the fact they can earn points through their purchases and save money in the long run.  However, it would be very simple and cost effective for a small coffee-shop owner with quality coffee to do the same.

Customer loyalty doesn't need to cost a fortune

A great Shared Customer Loyalty and Loyalty Rewards Program should be full-featured while not breaking the bank. Here are some high end features you should look for in a program. These are features that your big-brand competitors are paying millions of dollars to acquire:
  1. No customers registration fees
  2. No annual customer fees
  3. No minimum orders
  4. No specialty products to stock
  5. Online presence
  6. Mobile Apps available in the popular operating systems
  7. Largest existing customer base
  8. Largest existing merchant base
  9. Ability to develop a team of local power partners
  10. Customers/Clients rewarded when they shop 
  11. Customers rewarded when they refer new customers who shop
  12. Reduces cost of new client acquisition
  13. Reduces business operating costs
  14. Provides an additional revenue stream
  15. Only pay for customer acquisition and retention when they complete a purchase
  16. Facilitates staff training and program implementation
  17. Provide tools to:
    1. Track customer spending habits
    2. Provide tools to target market
    3. Reduce under-utilization
    4. Target specific business/product objectives
Most corporations spend millions of dollars on marketing and loyalty programs. Small businesses are able to achieve similar results with a mere fraction of the expense, while reaping significantly greater rewards.
 
Customer-retention programs are not just for big brand name players. They can provide many benefits for small businesses, such as increasing sales, helping them stand out and developing a stronger relationship with their customers -- and technology is making it easier and cheaper than ever before to launch one.
 
Lion's Share Network is an Independent Marketing representative for the **World's Largest Shared Customer Loyalty Program with over 50,000,000 customers. We also represent the **World's Largest Merchant Network with nearly 60,000 merchants and about 1,000,000 places to shop. Over $1,000,000,000 dollars a year pass through our network each year, generating profit for our merchant partners and putting CashBack into your loyal customer's pocket. We put all the loyalty pieces into place providing you with the best possible solution.
 
Contact the Lion's Share Network for more information on how our Shared Customer Loyalty and Loyalty Rewards program can benefit your business.
 
Regards,
Michael Callahan
President, Lion's Share Network, L.L.C.
510.421.2255
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