Cyber Monday Tech Deals to Scoop Up
Black Friday is great for some people. If you wake up early enough (and are committed enough to wait in line), you can scoop up some insane deals. As for us? We’re more Cyber Monday people. No matter what you’re looking to pick up — a specific item, discounts at your favorite stores or DISCOUNTS ON EVERYTHING — today is the day to do so from the comfort of your PJs behind a computer screen. But if your computer screen is getting a bit old, or you need to scoop up a gift for the techie in your life, here are all the scream-worthy tech deals to get on your radar today:
Fitbit Blaze: The wearable is only $150 (down from $200) today at Best Buy.
Fossil Q Marshal Smartwatch: The super smart watch costs $221 (usually it’s $295) at Best Buy.
Google Home: The most-talked-about smarthome product of the year is down to $99 (from $129) at the Google Store.
Galaxy S7 edge: Samsung’s favorite mobile costs $649 today (regularly $769) when you buy direct from Samsung.
Apple iPhone 7: For those hunting for the newest iPhone, T-Mobile is offering a free memory upgrade. It’s $100 off the 128GB and 256GB models, starting at $649.
Surface Pro 4: For those who have had their eye on it, today is the day to pick up Microsoft’s computer/tablet. For the 256GB option, it’s only $999 (down from $1,430) and includes the keyboard case.
Surface Book: If you’re looking for a computer/tablet with a little more oomph, the Surface Book is available today for $1,499 (usually $1,899) from Microsoft.
Amazon Kindle: Amazon’s got deals on all the Kindles. The All-New Kindle E-reader costs $49 (regularly $79), the Kindle Paperwhite now costs $99 (regularly $119) and the Kindle Voyage rings in at $169 (regularly $199).
Amazon Alexa: If you want to get Amazon Alexa in your home, today you can scoop up the Amazon Echo Dot for $39 (regularly $49), Amazon Tap for $89 (down from $129) or Amazon Echo for $139 (regularly $179).
Plox Levitating Death Star Speaker: For the Star Wars nerd in your life (or yourself!), there’s a magic floating speaker that looks just like the Death Star, available today for $144 (regularly $179) when you use the code 20rebels.
What have you already scooped up for the holidays? Let us know @BritandCo!
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It can be intimidating to step out on your own and build a business from the ground up. As part of our collaboration with Office Depot, we're talking with Selfmade alum and solopreneur Colette Lawrence, the faith-based motivator and relationship builder behind The M.E.E. Movement, about ways in which women in business can find success.
B + C: How did you know M.E.E. Movement was your business to start?
The M.E.E Movement represents motivation, empowerment, and encouragement for women. It is what represents me. I did not know at first that it was my business to start, but then the thought of monetizing what I loved came to me. It scared me, however. I registered the business in July 2020 and have been slowly building my wings since.
B + C: What's one strategy that's helped you start your business?
Thinking through and researching what the requirements are to start my business, and then asking questions of people who are in the business. Not all advice worked; however, it helped me to figure out what I needed to do and not to do.
B + C: Did you always know life coaching would be your entrepreneurial path?
(Smiles) No, I did not. I 'stumbled" on it. I knew that people were always coming to me for advice and I found that I loved having conversations with them, especially with women, young and old.
B + C: What was your most valuable takeaway from Selfmade?
My most valuable takeaway was the first day of training: Get out of your own way. There were a lot of great moments and important takeaways from every presenter. However, getting out of my own way, pushing past doubts, was for me my most valuable takeaway. Doing something that I had never done before took courage. If I do not focus on what is happening with me mentally then I cannot deliver to my clients successfully.
B + C: What's one piece of advice you would give to female entrepreneurs on the brink of starting?
Get out of your head. You have something to offer. You have what you need to succeed so go ahead and do it.
B + C: How do you stay motivated?
I stay motivated by listening to music and listening to motivational speakers, and sometimes someone will just reach out and talk about the impact that I made in their life. That adds the extra juice or sauce I need to pummel through the day.
B + C: What's your best organizational tip?
Keep a diary and journal. It's the best way for me to keep organized and it also provides a source motivation as I record not only my "losses" but my wins as well.
B + C: Who inspires you in the entrepreneurial space?
Shirley Toliver – She motivates and empowers and makes me always want to show up.
B + C: What has receiving the Office Depot scholarship to Selfmade done to help you start or grow your business?
The scholarship was a blessing in that all the areas that were covered offered valuable information that I needed, from social media to HR. As a new business owner, I needed to know this to increase my own personal awareness in what it takes to run a successful business. The candidness of the presenters made it easy to see myself in their shoes and helped me to realize that I can also get there.
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Head to Office Depot's Selfmade page to check out even more amazing business resources (and discounts!) to help you accomplish more on your entrepreneurial journey. These offers are available for a limited time only, so be sure to take advantage of all this goodness while supplies last. Want to join the next Selfmade cohort this summer? Check out all of the scholarship details right here.