It’s Not the Numbers that Count

I never thought that I could relate to a famous actor but today I do.  The actor is Clint Eastwood.  He is 91 years old and refuses to hang up his boots and retire.  Today, I have reached that milestone of the first day of my 8th decade – 11 years younger than Clint – … Read more

What Is Great Marketing?

What Is Great Marketing?

That’s the question that has been asked ever since the serpent  marketed the apple to Eve.  It’s like searching for the holy grail or the lost ark. Why couldn’t we just dissect the marketing of a big company like Wine Country or Gifttree and duplicate what they do?  Because it wouldn’t work. Why?  Because most … Read more

Maple Ridge Farms – Grow Your Business Smarter Not Harder

Grow Your Business Smarter Not Harder with Maple Ridge Farms

Many of you worked from dawn to dusk or even had longer days during the Christmas holiday 2020 season,  but I didn’t.  And I don’t intend to in 2021 either. Yes, I made, shipped, and delivered gift baskets — lots of them.  Many of them in the $200 price range.  After all, gift baskets are … Read more

Know Your Target Market

When I started my business I knew that I did NOT want to be in the consumer end of it. I did not want to spend every day doing “onesies.” I wanted corporate accounts that would order multiples. Sure, when they needed one sympathy or one baby gift, we did them and were thrilled. BECAUSE … Read more

Be Like Henry – May 2021

Be Like Henry was founded with a mission of healing people and their dogs.  While most of the world was keeping a low profile in 2020, BLH shot onto the non-profit scene to make an impact.  The highlights of the year included:Donating 17,500 Kn95 masks to first responders in all 50 states, DC, Iraq & … Read more