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

Avoid the Alligators in the Gift Business Swamp

By Joyce | Nov 2, 2020 | 0 Comments

  When I was a kid, fishing with my dad in the swamps of northern Florida was always an adventure. Encounters with mosquitoes, water moccasins, and occasionally an alligator were always possible. But he was an expert who knew the territory and had the skills to avoid the dangers and take home the fish. Starting … Read more

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Moving From Profitability to Sustained Growth

By Joyce | Oct 28, 2020 | 0 Comments

There comes a time when every business must think about the question of profitability versus growth. Across the world, global capital abundance and economic growth will show whether your business is better off in either direction. At the moment, there’s an unprecedented capital overabundance. Put simply, this means that there is more capital in the … Read more

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Website Platforms for Gift Businesses

By Joyce | Sep 23, 2020 | 0 Comments
Build your own website

In another article, we talked about whether you need a website.  Now that you have made the decision to have a website, I will give you some basic information about the various options that are available to you as well as the results of my own experimentation with the various platforms.  This article is a … Read more

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Does Your Business Need a Website?

By Joyce | Sep 19, 2020 | 0 Comments

I’ve heard many business owners say they think they “should” get a website.  They’re not quite sure how to get one or what they will do with it, but they’ve been told that they should have one. Only you can determine if your company needs a website.  While making that decision, you need to consider … Read more

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Why Are You in Business

By Joyce Reid | Jul 12, 2020 | 0 Comments

Why Are YOU in Business? If you’re in business, you’re in it to sell. This is absolutely the first tenet. The whole purpose of being in business is to sell services or products to people who need them, allowing you to make profits in the process. You’re in business to make money. To earn a … Read more

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Don’t Quit Too Soon

By Joyce | Jul 6, 2020 | Comments Off on Don’t Quit Too Soon

Don’t Quit Too Soon Some people fold after making one timid request. They quit too soon. Keep asking until you find the answers. In sales there are usually four or five “no’s” before you get a “yes.” Jack Canfield There are a number of reasons why a business folds and closes its doors. But many … Read more

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Beginning Business Mistakes

By Joyce Reid | Jul 4, 2020 | 2 Comments

19 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 … Read more

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What Is Marketing

By Joyce | Jul 4, 2020 | Comments Off on What Is Marketing

What is Marketing and Why You Need It! 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 … Read more

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Financial Steps for Starting Your Business

By Joyce | Jul 3, 2020 | 0 Comments

Once you make the decision to start your business,  one of the most important next steps is getting your financial strategies in place. There are several things you should do — in no particular order.  Open a Bank Account You never want to mingle your personal money and your business money.  You need to keep … Read more

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A Story about Charles Schultz I Haven’t Forgotten

By Joyce | Jun 25, 2020 | Comments Off on A Story about Charles Schultz I Haven’t Forgotten

In our Facebook group, I told you that I would include a personal story since I received such positive responses from the one that I included in the last newsletter. So here it is: Many of you know that I am a professional writer and have been for years as I’ve been published in numerous magazines … Read more

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