Turning Business Ideas Into Results

All too often, new business owners come on strong when they start.  They spend lots of time and money telling people all about their new venture.  But then they run out of ideas and slow down.  They sit by the phone waiting for it to ring, all the while wondering why people have forgotten about … Read more

What is Marketing?

When I was a little girl during WWII, my mother, sister, and I lived with my grandparents on their farm in Perdido, Alabama. The main part of town was tiny with a couple general stores, a masonic lodge, a Methodist and a Baptist church, and the post office. The train went through that part of … Read more

A New Beginning

January 1, 2019 Today is the beginning of the rest of your life— both personal and  in business. This reminds me of another day almost 58 years ago — March 3, 1961.  I walked out of the National US Census Office for the last time.  As I looked around me at the snow on the … Read more

Start a Gift Basket Business

This is an open letter to those of you who have dreamed of starting a gift basket business but never did anything about it.  Even those of you who have started one that isn’t going anywhere may find some information here that will be beneficial to you. This isn’t a short article.  So grab your … Read more

Easy ways to Say Thank You

Easy ways to say thank you

If you have a business, you have competition.  One of the best marketing ideas is simple.  Just say Thank You. Thank yous have to be sincere but they don’t have to be expensive.  And they don’t always have to be gifts. Here are some ideas to get you started. 1.  Call them and thank them … Read more