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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.

That train to success is waiting for you to climb on today. It’ll be chugging along as we share information to encourage you, to show you how-to, and to help you along the way.

Are you ready to climb on or are you going to stay behind at the station?  You can get your free ticket in the green box on the right.

Now, start reading and start learning!

Should You Use Text Messaging for Marketing?

By Joyce | Jan 19, 2018 | 0 Comments
Should you use text messaging for Marketing?

Should You Use Text Messaging for Marketing? One thing to be aware of when marketing your business is that using text messaging to market may lose you customers rather than gain them. People tend to think that everyone loves text messaging and that everyone has smartphones and that everyone has free unlimited data on their … Read more

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When Disaster Hits Your Business!

By Joyce | Jan 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

Businesses go out of business for many reasons.  But one of the major reasons is just not sticking it out long enough. Starting a business is easy.  It’s sticking it out and growing your business that is hard.  All of us have had days, weeks, or even months when we’ve wondered if it is worth it.  No … Read more

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What Did you Learn?

By Joyce Reid | Jan 5, 2018 | 2 Comments

Remember that girl called Goldilocks? How she broke into the house of the Three Bears? And how she ate their porridge, sat in their chairs, and slept on their beds? All while the three bears felt that their little home in the forest was safe and secure while they went into the woods for a … Read more

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Coaches, Money Goals, and Baloney

By Joyce Reid | Jan 1, 2018 | 7 Comments

I am being bombarded by emails from so called “business and life coaches” who think they know something about both. They keep telling me that I need to set my “money goals” for 2018 if I want to be successful either in life or business. BALONEY! In the e-book “Your Gift Basket Business – From Good … Read more

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Four Important Tips for the Gift Business Owner

By Joyce | Dec 31, 2017 | 0 Comments
Gift Basket Network Success Express

I have just read a blog post from one of my favorite  Internet Marketing people on the web.  It was a “end of the year Kick Butt” type of post.  And it really made me think.  Many of the things that she said applies directly to me because, in addition to gift baskets, I am … Read more

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Avoiding the Alligators in the Gift Basket Swamp

By Joyce | Dec 31, 2017 | 0 Comments

Starting and growing a gift basket business is a lot like climbing into a boat and venturing through the swamps to hook the biggest and tastiest fish you can find.  If you are fortunate enough to have a guide who knows the territory and can teach you the skills, chances of success are faster and … Read more

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Business Networking Field Guide for Introverts

By Joyce | Dec 30, 2017 | 0 Comments

Does the idea of attending a networking event conjure up feelings of anxiety, nervousness, or even panic deep inside your stomach? Does your heart start pounding when you walk into a room filled with people that you may or may not know?  Who do you speak to? What do you say? Well, hold onto your … Read more

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The Three Phases of Business

By Joyce | Nov 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

Businesses go through three phases: Start up, growth, and decline. Unless you are just beginning your business, you want to be in the growth phase. The owner of  GiftBusinessINSIDER  and GiftBasketNetwork has grown her businesses through the years and her goal is to give you ideas to grow yours. In each issue, you will find … Read more

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Bibs Passion Oil

By Joyce | Nov 2, 2017 | 0 Comments

Meet Dave de Costa also known as Bibs, The Passion Oil Man Dave, better known as Bibs because of the bib overalls that he always wears, is one of us senior citizens who think retirement is the time for new adventures. Through the years, he has owned and operated a welding shop, built greenhouses and … Read more

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Using Decoys to Guide Customer Choices

By Joyce Reid | Sep 29, 2017 | 0 Comments

Have you ever had trouble trying to decide between two different products?  Your customers may be having the same problem. Using a bit of psychology can help them make up their mind. Researchers at the University of Minnesota have used brain scans to prove that adding another product, that is very similar but less attractive … Read more

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