Friday, July 29, 2011


Happy Friday to all.

A message from TCS to anyone who loves to shop.
 Its no secret that we here at TCS have a passion for small businesses. Isn't it rather obvious. We put hours and hours into promoting them. I would much rather buy from a small business than a large store. The service is better, it's more personal, more friendly, the product is made with passion and love, and, in most cases the quality is superior.

We are blessed with having thousands of small businesses on display at TCS . Small businesses that create products that you and I buy every day. Products handmade by real , talented, friendly people. Everything from clothes and accessories to candles and soaps. Arts and crafts to jewelery. Photography to food. Baby items to scrapbooking. We have service businesses, as well. From web design to computer repair.

The best thing about these small businesses is the people behind them. Talent just oozes from these individuals. I've had the pleasure of associating with thousands of them. I would much rather purchase from a smiling face than looking across the counter at a large store to a clerk that really could care less if you buy something or not. And, if your lucky enough to get a thank you from them, it's a forced one, lol.

TCS supports small business. We hope you will to. Take a peek at some of the small businesses listed here on our blog. We are sure you'll want to see more. And when you do, come see the almost 10,000 small businesses on our fb page at The Craft Show.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

TCS News and Info

Hi TCS friends.
Hope all who are in the HEAT WAVE are staying cool. Whew what a week. Hot Hot Hot!

Hopefully the weather will cool down next week, but we are planning to heat things up at TCS.
Thats right, we are going to do a Mega Cruise, 5 nights in a row. Don't miss out, sign up is in our fb discussion tab. We hope to get the boat rolling with lots of cruisers and see fan bases grow grOW GROW :)
And we will be rewarding some of those that cruise with us, with a little "extra" promotion ;-).

5 Day Cruise Raffle
Three lucky winners will be drawn by on Monday 7/25 and have a seat reserved on all 5 of our cruises during Mega Cruise Week. The raffle ends at midnight Sunday.

Mission of the Day Promotion
Due to the overwhelming response to our Mission page offer, we've decided to stop offering it. We had so many responses that we could have filled our calender in for the next 5 weeks. We may resume it in the future but we'll have to work out some glitches. The businesses that we did do each day averaged growth of between 125 to 175. We are pleased it was so successful and thanks to all who participated.

TCS Spotlight (new)
Each day TCS will "Spotlight" one business. This spotlight will be someone who we see is being very active at TCS by visiting the pages we post, cruising with us, giving TCS shoutouts, etc. If you see us post a page and say "TCS Spotlight Business", please go visit them, tell them TCS sent you and tag your business page.
Help them, us and you by visiting. You never know, you might be the in the spotlight ;-)

One Week Promotion Package
For businesses with a fan base of under 500, we have a special package to help you grow. See our avertising tab for details.

We at TCS truly hope you had a great week and a greater week next week. And we give a HUGE thank you to all who support TCS :)

Friday, July 15, 2011

5 Cruise Raflle

Reserve a seat on 5 consecutive cruises.

We are giving 3 lucky people a reservation on 5 consecutive cruises beginning Monday July 25th and ending Friday July 29th. Thats 5 days of great exposure for your business on fb. The raffle will end July 24th with the 3 winners being selected using on the morning of the 25th.

Tickets are $1 each equaling 1 entry into the raffle. The more entries you have, the better chance of winning one of the three spots. Please use the ChipIn box on the right hand side of our blog to purchase your tickets.
Good luck to all!

Also you can add your business banner to our blog now. See our advertise with TCS tab for info.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Back in full swing

After a busy Fourth of July weekend, we are getting back in the swing of things at TCS. Back to what we do, promoting your talents.

-We had to take a few days off and didn't have our daily cruises or as many shout outs, but we did have a couple succesful raffles. Our first raffle, the 5x5x5 (5 Cruises, 5 Shout Outs in 5 days) netted approx. 400 new friends for the winner Creme De La Cake Pops and our "Mission for a Day" raffle gave Kid Chic Boutique 120 new friends. We are sooo happy to see businesses grow like this. We will do these 2 raffles or something simular in the near future.

-Now you can add your page's banner to our blog. (see advertising with TCS tab)

-We are changing how we do our sign up list in the discussion tab for our cruises. Originally it has been a continuous list that we just go in order. Unfortunately (or fortunately lol) the list grew to over 1000. So we are going to delete the list every couple days and start a new one. So keep checking the discussion tab to see if there is a new list. We will put a date on the list so you know if you signed up on that one or not.

-Facebook has been warning a lot of people lately about spamming. Some have been comment blocked or posting blocked because of it. This usually happens when people are cruising, strolling, marching, etc. Basically if you go to too many pages, too fast, and post the same words on each post, you may get warned by fb or comment blocked. When we cruise we normally post the next page every minute or two, then we pause after 5 or ten stops. Even though we post the pages at our pace, we encourage you to go at your own pace so you won't get warned or blocked. Don't worry about keeping up as we will pause every so often and now at the end of the cruise with will leave the wall closed for posts a little longer so the list is easier to see.

-We do a ton of shout outs for your businesses. Please make sure to acknowledge us when we send you to a page. It helps us help you. Most do, but we've noticed some haven't been. When we go to the pages we've posted to see who is visiting from TCS, we pick some of those pages and shout them out as well. If we don't see that you came from TCS or The Craft Show, we move on and pick some one that has acknowledged that we sent them. I've visited pages that I've seen on some of your pages, and we always acknowledge where we saw them. It helps network 3 pages instead of 2. Them, us, and you.