Gift Business Success Express

It's Never Too Late To Be What You Might Have Been!

Business success comes from a combination of vision, passion, and hard work.  All three are required or your business path will be rocky. If you eliminate any one of the three, you may as well close up your business now.

When you stop hustling and simply start running a smarter business, you will have more time and energy to live the life you deserve.   I am here to share information to encourage you, to show you how-to, and to help you along the way.

Now, start reading and start learning!  And never hesitate to ask questions as you continue your journey to possibilities you only dreamed of.

Your Friend and Mentor
Joyce Reid

Know Your Target Market

By Joyce | May 11, 2021 | 2 Comments

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

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Be Like Henry – May 2021

By Joyce | May 11, 2021 | 0 Comments

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

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Pivot to Profit

By Joyce | May 11, 2021 | 0 Comments
Pivot to Profit

A word that all of us need to learn and remember is pivot. “Pivot” simply means to “turn.” Many people in our industry need to learn to pivot or turn. To pivot to new types of companies that may now be wide open for our products. To pivot to new types of products that consumers … Read more

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13 Biggest Mistakes by Gift Basket Entrepreneurs

By Joyce Reid | Apr 21, 2021 | 0 Comments

13 Gift Basket Entrepreneurs Confess Their Biggest Mistakes When Starting Their Business Are you a gift basket company owner  that is struggling to earn more money with your gift basket business but you just don’t know how to do it? Do you ever get that hopeless feeling every time when you read how easy it was for … Read more

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Be Like Henry – April Update

By Joyce | Apr 13, 2021 | 0 Comments

  Let’s start by learning more about WHAT we do and next month I’ll dive into how you can HELP. Be Like Henry is a 501c3 whose mission is “healing dogs and their people.”  Since we are not a rescue or shelter, we partner with other non-profit groups across the country to send them “things” … Read more

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A Gift to help you gain an unfair advantage in your business!

By Joyce | Feb 1, 2021 | 0 Comments
Gift Business Success Magazine

Did you know that the SBA reports that In 2019, the failure rate of startups was around 90%. Research shows that  30% fail  in the second year, 50% in the fifth year, and 70% in their 10th year.  If your business has outlived these averages, pat yourself on the back.  You deserve it! You must be doing … Read more

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Can You Make Money with Gift Basket Business

By Joyce | Dec 27, 2020 | 0 Comments

I’ve been asked several times to spill the beans and tell everyone the secret to making money with a gift/gift basket business.  They  ask if it is really possible to make good money with your own gift basket business or is that just a sales pitch to sell you magazines, books, conventions, and other products?. … Read more

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Customers Are Your Business

By Joyce | Nov 17, 2020 | 0 Comments

Most businesses accept loss of customers as a fact of life — a cost of doing business. But it costs much more to obtain a new customer than to keep an existing one. If you can increase your customer-keeping rate by as little as 10%, you can increase your long-term revenues by more than 50%. … Read more

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Free Gifts

By Joyce | Nov 8, 2020 | 0 Comments

An interesting concept on how to use Free Gifts Everyone loves free!  A great way to market your business is to give away a free gift–either with an order, to potential customers, to existing customers, at events, or whereever you meet the public.  But, consider a uniquely different concept. How about having someone else give … Read more

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A Designer or a Business? Which one are you?

By Joyce | Nov 3, 2020 | 0 Comments
Have a profitable business

Looking at Our Industry with Different Eyes What Is Your Business Model? Are You a Designer or Are You a Business? The end of the year is when we usually go back and review what we accomplished or failed to do during the year, but as we enter the last stage of the holiday season, … Read more

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