It’s Not the Numbers that Count

I never thought that I could relate to a famous actor but today I do.  The actor is Clint Eastwood.  He is 91 years old and refuses to hang up his boots and retire.  Today, I have reached that milestone of the first day of my 8th decade – 11 years younger than Clint – … Read more

Pivot to Profit

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

Can You Make Money with Gift Basket Business

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

Avoid the Alligators in the Gift Business Swamp

  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

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