Friday, June 20, 2008

Do You Have Tips For Us?

While we make our way through our remaining folders, we've been receiving tips from site visitors. Thank you all very much. We promptly visit and review site submissions and suitable links usually appear within 24 hours. (If the site is found eventually in one of our folders, it will be treated as a duplicate.)

Consumers built our site and consumers will continue to impact and change the site. Your tips are most welcomed and you can send them to me at

Due to the volume of our links, we've already split Toys into 2 departments. We suspect the same will happen as we complete the Designer Apparel department. A Home Improvement/Renovation department is likely to appear in the future.

Presently though, we've presented thousands of fruitful locations with Made in the USA products, placing what must be millions of US made products at the fingertips of our visitors.

If you have some time, we have some remarkable products to show you...

Mary - web person for Find US

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Power in the Marketplace

As a small business person, I get up early every morning, work all day long, most evenings and some weekends, all with the hope of earning some of your hard earned dollars.

Corporate manufacturers and large retailers are no different as they also hope to earn your money. After the toy recalls I noticed a change in the complexion of the toys offered by JCPenney. I noticed US made toys offered now at full price while imported versions were on sale. That large retailer quickly & wisely responded to consumer demand.

Believe me, if the consumer decided that desirable products should be adorned with - let’s say purple stars, then corporate manufacturers and small businesses like ours would be busy affixing purple stars on our products. I would likely be up even earlier in the day affixing the purple stars myself and get my product to market before the large corporations. My products are here already, while the corporations would be awaiting ships to reach a dock. Our pricing would be comparable and competitive mainly because small businesses tend to run efficiently without layers of bloated management. Products without purple stars would be on sale at JCPenney while products with purple stars would be offered at full price.

All of this fuss would have happened because consumers developed a penchant for products adorned with purple stars.

Yes, you have this much power in the marketplace.

Mary - web person for Find US