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Meet the Beeyoutiful Team: Tal Ewing

Meet the Team from Beeyoutiful.com

We’re always so glad to get to know our customers better, and learn a little about what’s important to you! We love to give you peeks behind the scenes here too. Today you’ll get to know Tal Ewing.

Meet the Team from Beeyoutiful.com

What are you in charge of at Beeyoutiful?

Working at a small business like Beeyoutiful means that we all make contributions to several areas of the business. I spend the majority of my time supervising the ordering, shipping, and receiving of all our products. I also produce our sales reports that let us know how our business is doing.Tal Ewing from Beeyoutiful.com

What do you do every day?

Every day is interesting here at Beeyoutiful. Some days you will find me talking to our manufacturers and staff about our products. Other days, I’m focused on creating reports that will help us keep up with the business side of things, or I’m helping our team plan our sales and marketing strategies. And every day, you will find me working with our team to troubleshoot problems that invariably pop up along the way.

What can customers count on you for?

My goal is to make sure that we make available the best products to our customers for the best price. If one of our products is ever out of stock, know that it simply means we can’t currently meet one of those criteria. Sometimes, a product is delayed because an essential ingredient didn’t pass our quality testing, and sometimes we have to discontinue a product for a time because it becomes too expensive for us and our customers.

What do you do to support your own health?

My main health struggle has always been my allergies, so I try to be proactive in keeping them under control. I try to take one of our BerryWell products at the first sign of an itchy throat or runny nose. I’m even learning to like some of the herbal teas that my wife Mary makes for me when I’m sick. I downed a ton of red raspberry tea this winter when I had a cold, and it helped tremendously. I also try to stay active by working in the yard or garden and chasing after the kids.Tal Ewing from Beeyoutiful.com

When you’re not working on Beeyoutiful projects, what’s one way that you enjoy spending your time?

I’m learning to farm. In fact, that is one of the main reasons I’m working at Beeyoutiful. We wanted to move to Centerville so that we could enjoy a simpler, rural life with and work with friends. So, along with our co-worker Jeff and his wife Michelle, Mary and I have helped create a garden and raise pastured chickens. We are even going to grow out a few turkeys for the holidays!

Leave a message for Tal in the comments below, and be sure to stop by Duck River Naturals, Tal and Mary’s own online store. Meet the rest of the team here

June 2015 Hobby Farm Update

hobby farm update from Beeyoutiful.com

So much ​green has happened since last month! We’re excited to see our seeds turn into plants. We consider ourselves amateurs, so when the plant actually looks like it should, it is time to celebrate! One of the Centerville locals laughed at us and said, “Yes, this is the fun part; just wait until you have buckets of produce to put up!” Well, we think that part sounds pretty fun too, especially with all the mouths we have to feed!

On Mother’s Day, we lost some of our meat chicks to a wild dog or coyote. It was a sad, sad day, but we did have a few survive and we have 100 more fluffy little peepers growing. We also have added adorable little bunnies to the mix of animals this month. For now they are used primarily for their awesome fertilizer-producing skills. Next month, we’re hoping to have pictures of harvest buckets and fully-grown birds!

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Meet the Beeyoutiful Team: Steve Tallent

Meet the Team from Beeyoutiful.com

We love to learn more about what’s important to our Beeyoutiful and MoreThanAlive friends, and we like to bring you behind the scenes now and then too. Today we’re visiting with our CEO, Steve Tallent. 

Meet the Team from Beeyoutiful.comWhat are you in charge of at Beeyoutiful?

I’m in charge of business development, finance, and elements of information technology. I am involved in a lot of other things, as you might imagine. I’m also in charge of pretty much anything that hasn’t been specifically assigned to someone else, at least until I can palm it off on somebody else!

What do you do every day?

I don’t think I ever really have a normal day. That’s nice, because I don’t get bored. Some days there are little emergencies to work on, a lot of stuff to review and there always seems to be a lot of research and testing to do. I keep telling myself I’m going to do more writing and occasionally I get ideas I want to work on, but there just don’t usually seem to be enough hours in the day.

Steve Tallent from Beeyoutiful.com

Steve Tallent from Beeyoutiful.com

What can customers count on you for?

Beeyoutiful customers can count on me to uphold the highest standards of quality and conduct.

What do you do to support your own health?
I take a LOT of different supplements when I start feeling sick. I regularly take a few supplements, especially in smoothies. I also eat a pretty clean diet, avoiding highly processed foods, most canned foods, high fructose corn syrup, food dyes, and MSG. We rarely eat out and almost never grab fast food. We eat a lot of whole foods. I exercise from time to time as well.

When you’re not working on Beeyoutiful projects, what’s one way that you enjoy spending your time?

The kids really like following me around and trying to participate when I do things around the house. They can pretty much be counted on to do something humorous, so that makes it a good time for me! I like playing basketball when I can, but due to age and schedule, just can’t play as often as I might otherwise like.

Leave a message for Steve in the comments below, and meet the rest of the team here

Join the Beeyoutiful.com Team in Centerville, Tennessee!

Work for Beeyoutiful!

Do you live in or near Hickman County?Do you love helping customers, solving their problems and making them happy?

Would you like to work in Centerville for Beeyoutiful.com, or do you know of someone who would?

We are growing and need a new Customer Service Representative to make our customers feel welcome and solve their problems. We would love to have someone who already knows and loves our products join us in this role!

Work for Beeyoutiful! A little about Beeyoutiful

We are committed to finding and sharing tools to help people live healthier, more holistic lives. We support good health through nutritional and lifestyle products.

Beeyoutiful is a small family-owned business started 10 years ago, supporting other family-owned businesses. What we do is very important to us, so we work hard to maintain a family-friendly environment and we are all committed to living natural and sustainable lifestyles.

Over the years, we’ve built a large customer base and it’s still growing, so that’s why we need you!

The right person for this job should: 

  • Have Customer Service experience (this is vital).
  • Love to give customers a quality experience and focus on good interactions rather than simply getting through as many calls as possible.
  • Be able to build relationships with customers and make them feel welcome.
  • Have the ability to listen to what the customer really needs and discern and solve their problem.
  • Be able to grasp the underlying issue and find the resources that would be helpful for customers.
  • Be able to communicate effectively with customers over the phone and by email to resolve their problems.
  • Be able to de-escalate problems communicated by upset customers.
  • Always keep accurate records of each customer interaction, ensuring the account is kept up to date.
  • Be able to cope with very busy times (such as when we have a sale) and constantly reprioritize in a rapidly-changing situation.

A few extras  

  • If you already are knowledgable about a wide range of our products, that would be great, but we realize that’s unlikely, so you’ll get training and have time to learn.
  • Knowledge of the alternative health market would be a big advantage.

The job involves: 

  • Attracting potential customers by answering product and service questions, suggesting information about other products and resources.
  • Opening customer accounts by recording account information.
  • Maintaining customer records by updating account information.
  • Entering orders accurately, interacting with shipping department to follow up with any special handling requirements.
  • Selling additional products, as appropriate, by recognizing opportunities to up-sell related items.
  • Resolving product problems by clarifying the customer’s complaint; determining the cause of the problem; selecting and explaining the best solution to solve the problem; expediting correction or adjustment; and following up to ensure resolution.
  • Answering inquiries by clarifying desired information; researching, locating, and providing product information.
  • Recommending potential products or services to management by collecting customer information and analyzing customer needs.
  • When there are occasional quiet times with few phone calls, being available to help out other departments with tasks you can do at your desk, so you can still be available on the phone.

This is a full-time job that will be performed during regular office hours in Beeyoutiful’s headquarters on the Centerville town square. To be considered, please complete the application process here. We’re looking forward to hearing from YOU!

Meet the Beeyoutiful Team: Stephanie Tallent

Meet the Team from Beeyoutiful.com

We’re always so glad to get to know our customers better, and learn a little about what’s important to you! We’d like to show you a bit of our own lives, too, and help you see what goes on behind the scenes at Beeyoutiful. Today you’ll get a glimpse into Steph Tallent’s life.

Meet the Team from Beeyoutiful.com

Stephanie, what are you in charge of at Beeyoutiful?

As one of the company’s owners, I dabble in a lot of things! I oversee customer service (which involves very little daily work, because of my awesome team members who take care of almost all of it by themselves), new product development, marketing, sourcing, writing, and creative problem solving.

Interview with Stephanie Tallent from Beeyoutiful.com

Stephanie Tallent from Beeyoutiful.com

What do you do every day?

One of my favorite parts of working with Beeyoutiful is that every day brings along something different… but every day involves working through my email and current to-do’s with ongoing projects, usually hammering away at various writing projects.

Sometimes I spend hours buried in piles of books researching some obscure thing, other days I’m “playing” with makeup, and sometimes you’ll find me in the kitchen experimenting with a new product mixture or blend of herbs. Today was all about essential oils!

What can customers count on you for?

I take feedback from our Beeyoutiful friends about what they want and like, and what they don’t like, very seriously. They can always count on us to personally test and use everything we carry with ourselves and our children (as it is applicable).

I hope customers know they can always count on us to seek out and offer products that will be beneficial to them and their families. They can also count on us to share helpful and useful information about how to live a healthier lifestyle, and safe ways to use various natural tools as we learn along the way.

What do you do to support your own health?

​My own health journey has been difficult, taking several twists and turns over the years, and we went through multiple miscarriages before I was diagnosed with an autoimmune disease. My experience is part of why I am so passionate about helping and encouraging others in seeking good health!

Our family focuses on carefully-sourced whole foods in our diet, and we take digestion-supporting supplements to help get the most nutrients possible out of those whole foods. I’m currently on a fairly restricted diet and supplement protocol that is successfully managing my autoimmune issues, as well as doing a fairly intensive adrenal protocol.

One of the areas I’m really focusing on right now is reducing stress and getting enough rest. It’s easier for me to just focus on diet, and skip the powerful benefits of adequate rest and de-stressing along the way.

When you’re not working on Beeyoutiful projects, what’s one way that you enjoy spending your time?

Crocheting with a cup of hot tea and a good British mystery movie are my favorite down-time activities! But usually my non-work time is filled with homeschooling, trying to clean and manage the house, and occasionally putting my ‘black thumb’ to the test by trying to keep an herb and veggie garden going.

Leave a message for Steph in the comments below, and follow her on Facebook here and here, and on her blog. Meet the rest of the team here

May 2015 Hobby Farm Update

hobby farm update from Beeyoutiful.com

Things on the farm are shifting into high gear this spring. We have 75 meat chickens that are bulking up and adding real feathers. They are a little over three weeks old and just got moved into the great outdoors. We are using a model similar to Joel Salatin’s chicken tractor, so that the birds are safe but have daily access to pasture land.

We just put in over 100 tomato and pepper seedlings this weekend and have planned out the space for cucumbers, beans, squashes, melons, pumpkins, more carrots, potatoes and corn. While out surveying the garden and watering in the plants, several of us ran into our friendly Speckled King Snake that likes to guard the entrance. We are happy he is there to chase off all the venomous snakes and he may have us cured of our snake fright before this season is over!

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April 2015 Hobby Farm Update

hobby farm update from Beeyoutiful.com

The Ewing and Goss families have teamed up again this year for some simple homesteading. Since we Ewings are currently renting here in Tennessee while our house sells in Arkansas, we have the pleasure of helping the Gosses with their land.

March was a busy month preparing for the coming seasons of warmth, and we spent time planning and getting the ground ready. Jeff tilled up a 100 by 100 foot garden space, and then he and Tal fenced it in. We have peas, lettuce, kale, onions, and other green sprouts starting to push their heads up through the dirt already!2015_April_farm3

Indoors, we have tomatoes, peppers, and some cucumber plants getting big. We cannot wait for the last frost to be in the books so we can plant! We have enjoyed being out with our kids, getting muddy while we plant and plot our garden sections. This winter seemed long, and we had frequent snows towards the end, so we are especially loving being out in the warmth.

In addition to being busy with the garden, we have 75 meat chickens coming our way in about a week! We are working on a few ideas to make raising them more sustainable, and we’re adding fermenting and sprouting their food to our process. We really enjoyed our first round of chickens last year and look forward to learning more about raising poultry this year.

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