Webeclectic.com in the Community @ Oaktoberfest 2010

Darcie Fulkerson of Webeclectic.com, volunteered to help Hospice of San Luis Obispo County hand out beer steins to the stampede of attendees at Oaktoberfest 2010
Darcie Fulkerson, Owner and Founder of Webeclectic.com, volunteered for Hospice of San Luis Obispo County to help hand out beer steins to the stampede of attendees at Oaktoberfest 2010. The event was held in Avila Beach this year, and thankfully provided multiple shuttles for safe rides home (absolutely crucial, especially since a few of the attendees were already completely smashed upon arriving and claiming their beer steins).

Volunteering for these events is so much fun, especially meeting new people like Judy (see photo above) – the 1st place winner of the 2010 Oaktoberfest costume contest. She was wearing an authentic dirndl from Germany that she wore at her wedding. Very cool.

Webeclectic.com In the Community @ Beers and Bites 2010

Darcie Fulkerson helping out Cayucos Brewing Company at the 2010 Beers & Bites event in Mission PlazaDarcie Fulkerson, Owner and Founder of Webeclectic.com, volunteered to help out at the 2010 Beers and Bites event in Mission Plaza on Saturday, September 5th by pouring beer for Cayucos Brewing Company. The event not only involves a variety of different beers from several local breweries (including some, uh, … very unique varieties), but gourmet food from local vendors as well.

I was inspired by seeing all the fun, crazy beer related t-shirts being worn in honor of the event, including the “Beer is proof that God loves us” t-shirt at Central Coast Brewing, as well as the Goldilocks and the three bears with a beer bong t-shirt worn by a random beer taster. Nice. It might be time for a new, edgier Webeclectic.com t-shirt for the next event… – Darcie Fulkerson

Taking Part in the Extreme Entrepreneurship Tour at Cuesta College

Taking Part in Panel Discussion in the Extreme Entrepreneurship Tour at Cuesta College

Taking Part in Panel Discussion in the Extreme Entrepreneurship Tour at Cuesta College
As the owner and founder of Webeclectic.com, I was honored to have been invited to participate as a panelist in The Extreme Entrepreneurship Tour at Cuesta Colege, the first-ever national collegiate entrepreneurship tour. This organization was founded by award-winning 26-year-olds, Michael Simmons and Sheena Lindahl of Extreme Entrepreneurship Education, and is comprised of many of America’s top young entrepreneurs who’ve made, earned, or sold a company for millions and/or made a huge impact before the age of 30! The vision of the tour is for all of America’s college students to graduate with an entrepreneurial mindset. It was such a great experience to be able to answer questions from college students, emerging entrepreneurs, and professors who wanted to inspire students to start their own businesses.
– Darcie Fulkerson
  Owner & Founder, Webeclectic.com

Webeclectic.com Founder Wins 2008 SBA Central California Woman In Business Champion of the Year Award

On April 17, 2008, Darcie Fulkerson was awarded the “2008 SBA Central California Woman In Business Champion of the Year” award for professional and civic service by the Fresno District Office of the U. S. Small Business Administration. Champion awards are presented by SBA as part of National Small Business Week
celebrated nationally, April 21-25.

Press Release (81K PDF)   |   Poster (120K PDF)

Webeclectic.com Client Girlgear Industries in the News

Webeclectic.com client Girlgear Industries, creator of The Pink Tool Belt, has been featured in over 15 magazines nation wide including Bust, InRegister, National Association of Women in Construction, as well as on TV.

Ultimate Garage featuring the Pink Tool Belt aired on Home Shopping Network’s America’s Store at 6:00pm Pacific Time on September 6th and at 12:00pm and 6:00pm Pacific Time on September 7th.

Girlgear Industries is the creator and distributor of unique home improvement accessories and apparel geared toward women. Their mission is to provide professional-grade products that are sturdy and stylish.

Their products are designed and created based on the actual product testing done by the company owner. The prototype is used on a job site and tested for durability, comfort and practicality.

Interview with Kendra Todd, Winner of The Apprentice 2005 Season

At the August 27-29 Inman News Real Estate Connect Conference in San Francisco, I had the unique opportunity to interview keynote speaker Kendra Todd, winner of the 2005 season of Donald Trump’s The Apprentice.

During our interview, I asked her several questions regarding both real estate and business development. Here are the highlights of that conversation:

Kendra Todd got involved in the real estate industry after working as founding editor-in-chief of Capture Life, an award winning South Florida magazine. After interviewing countless real estate professionals and realizing the income and investment potential, she obtained her real estate license which currently hangs at ReMax Advantage Plus in Boca Raton, FL.

From the beginning, she has always focus on recession-proof pricing, getting investors into property that is reasonably priced enough to be somewhat insulated from changing market conditions.

“I buy real estate like most women buy shoes.”

– Kendra Todd, Winner of the 2005 season of Apprentice

Kendra originally went to the auditions for The Apprentice in order to recruit the most talented employees for her own company, a company that provides information about below market preconstruction, condo conversion and land opportunities for investors. She had designed flyers that said “You’re hired” and started handing as many out as possible to anyone who was there for the audition. Then she decided to go ahead and audition herself. Since she kept making it to the next level, eventually she stopped trying to recruit and focused on the audition process instead.

Kendra provided the following advice for those wishing to start or expand their own business:

  • Be different. Find a niche. Do it better than anyone else.
  • Be open to untraditional methods of marketing your business.
  • Don’t be afraid to invest in your business idea if it’s a solid concept.
  • Kendra Todd is also “Special Agent 53” on My House, Florida’s #1 real estate investment radio talk show.

    Webeclectic.com Giving Back to the Community

    Webeclectic.com giving back to the community

    July 29, 2005

    Darcie Fulkerson, owner and founder of Webeclectic.com, and client and friend Kellie Reamer, founder of Girlgear Industries, (creator the of the Pink Toolbelt) are shown here volunteering as pourers at the Concert in the Plaza in San Luis Obispo, CA. Concerts in the Plaza helps raise money for the San Luis Obispo’s Downtown Association, which sponsors Farmers’ Market and many other community events. Webeclectic.com believes in giving back to the community, and this was certainly a fun way to do it.

    “Help raise money for the Downtown Association, get exposure for my business and enjoy some local wine? Who could refuse?”

    – Darcie Fulkerson, Owner

    The Impact of Leveraging Technology in Real Estate

    Since Webeclectic.com has designed so many websites for real estate related industries such as architecture, engineering, construction, property management and interior design, it’s important for us and our clients to keep up with what’s going on in the industry.

    The number of real estate licensees increased dramatically in 2004. The total number of licensees in May of 2005 was 443,378, compared to 389,409 in May 2004. 1 Many new agents, who may have at first been under the impression that getting into real estate would be a quick way to make a substantial income, often quickly find themselves facing the reality of the situation: competition is fierce and there’s a lot of it.

    This competition, combined with the strict legal standards required by industry regulators, is forcing real estate professionals to seek the best new technology available to improve their efficiency.

    Those in the real estate industry must not only leverage the best technology to compete against others in their industry, but to better serve their increasingly tech-savvy clients.

    Clients are more aware than ever before of the fact that choosing a Realtor® who is familiar and experienced with the newest and most powerful technology in the real estate industry is of key importance when selling or buying a home. The ability to fine tune the advanced features of the new MLS systems to work with real estate database software and handheld technology will shorten the process of getting pertinent information to buyers and sellers.

    So what can real estate professionals do to compete and succeed?

    Attending the various local, state, and national seminars, conferences, and expos that highlight technology in the real estate industry allows professionals to diligently research available options for improving efficiency to better serve their clients and gain an edge over their competitors.

    The newest MLS systems have allowed the seamless integration of listing databases, public records, customizable reports, and Fax to PDF, mapping and GPS software for PDA’s, and have also helped to speed up the acquisition and exchange of data.

    However, the need for further integration of business processes and technology is still evident, as the sheer amount of paperwork that must be stored, recycled, or shredded in most real estate offices shows.