Tuesday, April 24, 2012

The Family That Works Together . . .

Someone once said that if you can make a living doing something you enjoy, you will never work a day in your life. I can attest that this is true, and I'd like to add that it's even better if you enjoy the people you work with!

At least that's what we've found at Flipoutz, and I know that's what members of Kidzforce have found as well. A secret to success for many is to form a team with family members who can provide support and good ideas.

Family businesses are the focus of an upcoming PBS Biz Kid$ featuring Erin, Lachlan, and Jake, inventors of Flipoutz (www.flipoutz.com). The Johnson kids agree that the best thing about their family business is working together. But working with each other can also be the worst thing. . . unless you are prepared. According to Lachlan, there comes a time when you all have to remember to do what's best for the business instead of just trying to win an argument with your little brother (or sister, or mom, or dad...). It's also important to remember that you are a family first, and to have rules about when you are a family business, and when you are just a family. Of course, when you all love what you are doing, there is bound to be some overlap!

Check out Episode 513 of Biz Kid$ airing on UNC-TV (www.unctv.org) (www.unc.org/kids) and UNC Kids (May 2nd at 5:30 pm and reairing at 1:30 am or 9:30 on May 3rd) to learn more about the pros and cons of family businesses. Actually, we think it's a good idea to check out Biz Kid$ anytime. Biz Kid$ is a cool show that encourages kids to be entrepreneurs and shows them how to make and manage money - it's also really fun to watch!

We are sending a big shout out to the experts at Biz Kid$ for providing Kidzforce with great resources to help us learn more about business. Watch for more to come about Biz Kid$, but check your local listings now to find out when it is airing in your area, and you can see what it's all about at http://bizkids.com/ .

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

South Carolina Top Salesperson Race Extended

The race to determine South Carolina's top Kidzforce Associate is neck & neck with a scant $20 separating Hayden Davis & Jillian Rowe for the top slot. Competition is so fierce that it has been decided to extend the deadline to the end of the year.

Hayden Davis $500
Hayden is a third grader at Oak Pointe Elementary School and is fundraising for Junior Achievement of Central South Carolina. Hayden has managed to hold onto his number position with sales totaling $500.00! Hayden has just placed another order and will have plenty of products for his colleagues at the Oak Point Elementary School “Polar Express Night”. Hayden and his colleagues at Junior Achievement have set up shop right in Irmo, SC and are taking orders, please contact Junior Achievent of Central South Carolina for more information!

Jillian Rowe $480
Not to be outdone, Jillian is a sixth grader at Crossroads Middle School and is fundraising with her local dance studio Southern Strut. Jillian and her fellow dance team members have been seen all around Columbia, and have sold over $480.00 putting her right on Hayden’s heels! Jillian has a great team flipping out with her at every event including the famous Italian Festival right in Columbia! Don’t be afraid to swing by the Southern Strut and see some the best performers around and pick up your Flipoutz gear!

Josh Quay $155
 Joshua has partnered with Columbia Children's Theater and has raised $155.00 bringing him into our third place position!  Joshua's enthusiasm and energy have proved to be a valuable tool throughout our Kidz Force launch!

William Dodenhoff $53

Raising funds for Healthwood Hall Episcopal School; thus far William has raised $53.00, putting him in fourth place. Along with his extra-curricular activities, William has been very busy introducing Flipoutz to all his friends in school.

While the leaders are neck & neck it's still anybody's race. Stay tuned to see who comes out on top as South Carolina's Top Kidzforce associate!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

South Carolina's Top Seller Competition Heating Up

Some of South Carolina's youngest and brightest have been battling for the position of the highest selling associate since Kidz Force made its national debut at the South Carolina State Fair in October! Contestants have through Monday November 28, 2011 to win the $1,000.00 cash donation to the organization of their liking, in addition to raising money and having fun along the way! We are now halfway through and competition is fierce! Meet some of the current top contenders...

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Flipoutz at the Fair

From the first fair in 1957 to today, the 55th edition of the Coastal Carolina Fair promises to provide the best available family-oriented entertainment for all ages.

Flipoutz is proud to be a part. Be sure to visit us at booth #97.

Enjoy the excitement of the Coastal Carolina Fair,  now through Saturday, Nov.5th.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Don't Forget to VOTE!

Don't Forget!!!

Vote for your favorite FLIPOUTZ Inventors...Erin, Jake & Lachlan Johnson for a TAGIE Award!

What's a Tagie?
TAGIE Awards recognizes toy and game inventors from across the country, whose playful creativity and inventiveness resulted in some of the most fun and entertaining play products on the market today. 
That's right!  You can help Lachlan, Erin, & Jake win by voting NOW!
It's EASY...click here.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Kidzforce makes public debut at SC State Fair

Flipoutz co-inventor Lachlan Johnson was all smiles at the South Carolina State Fair Friday evening, "We're going to flip the toy industry on it's ear." And literally so, as a gymnastics team cartwheeled before a gathered crowd while Flipoutz staged it's public launch of KIDZFORCE, a nation-wide sales program enabling kids to gain business knowledge first-hand, as well as help spread the new Flipoutz Interactive Funwear far & wide.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Columbia SC is Flipoutz country!

The heart of South Carolina, Columbia, is catching Flipoutz Fever! The interactive funwear with the tradable, trackable coins are showing up on more wrists in Columbia each day. Now there's THREE locations in the greater Columbia area stocking a supply of the hottest trading goods around...

Toys & Games Etc. 264 Harbison Blvd, who's regular scheduled "Game Night" packs in a crowd.
Check them out on facebook or give them a call at (803) 732-3242.

630 Promenade Place, Village at Sandhill
(803) 865-8286
Join 'em for Wednesday Story Time or anytime at all!

Learning Express Toy Store of Lexington
5135 Sunset Boulevard, Lexington SC.
(803) 359-0008

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