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Transform a Seasonal Gift Business Into a Year-Round One
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Gift Basket Network is all about helping you build and grow the gift business of your dreams and create the success you want while making friends and having fun.  Whether you are working a full-time job and toying with the idea of starting your own business or you're already a business owner looking for more support and help to grow, we've got you covered.

Today and Tomorrow — Are You Ready To Profit?

By Joyce | Jun 25, 2020

We are all adding some new words to our vocabulary during this pandemic. Phrases like “shelter in place,” “social distancing” and “herd immunity.” Another 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 … Read more

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Gift Basket Business – What I Wish I Had Known

By Joyce | Jan 19, 2020

In some ways, it seems like yesterday.  In others, it seems like an eternity. For me, the fall of 1992 was the beginning of a new business, a new lifestyle, and a whole new perception of operating a home-based business.  I thought I knew everything.  After all, as a SCORE small business counselor, I had … Read more

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Plan the Future of Your Business and Your Life Today

By Joyce | Jan 2, 2020

You are already doing it whether you realize it or not.  Every single day – every moment of every day, actually – we all do things, choose things, and experience things that impact what happens next in our life. When a new year begins, a lot of people – myself included – make promises to … Read more

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Mary Babiez - Thoughtful Presence

Business Spotlight- Mary Babiez-Thoughtful Presence

By Joyce | Nov 2, 2019

Mary Babiez – Owner of Thoughtful Presence For Mary Babiez , having her own business was a lifelong dream.  But she kept putting it off waiting until the time was right.  After working for Hyatt Hotels for five years and United Airlines for ten, she finally realized that the time would never be perfect.  If … Read more

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The Zero Cost Business Startup Myth

By Joyce | Jul 3, 2019

When I talk at various small business events or tell others what I do, people are curious about how to make money working from home with a computer.  They seem to think that anyone can start a business for no money and little time. That vision is a myth. The reality is that it takes … Read more

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Are We “There” Yet? A business company’s journey

By Joyce | Jun 15, 2019

Many of you know that my husband is a retired forester – also known as a forest ranger.  When our daughters were in elementary school, we lived in a tiny isolated community along the Klamath River named Happy Camp. Steeped in history, fraught with lawlessness and haunted by the legend of Bigfoot, this settlement of less … Read more

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Creativity and Passion – A Vicious Circle

By Joyce | Jun 4, 2019

You may have started your business for many different reasons.  To stay home with the kids.  Because you heard that the gift basket industry was the place to be.  Where you could make lots of money with little investment and little effort. But that’s not most of us.  We started our business because we are … Read more

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Are you using excuses?

By Joyce | Apr 1, 2019

Even I wasn’t around in 1912 when Jim Thorpe, an American Indian from Oklahoma, won the track meets for the U.S. in the Olympics. You can see in the photo that he is wearing different shoes and socks on each foot. On the morning of his competitions, his shoes were stolen. Luckily, Jim ended up … Read more

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2021 Marketing Calendar Ideas

By Joyce | Feb 12, 2019

How are you marketing your business? Do you wait until October or November to begin marketing your business? If you think marketing begins in October and ends on January 1st, think again. Although the prime holiday season is the month of December, marketing for it should begin on January 1st and never stop until the … Read more

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