The Choice is Yours

You can Make a Difference. The Choice is Yours

Make this world a better place. Make this industry a better place. Make your home a better place.  A tall order?  Impossible?  Not at all.  You can do it—starting with you. Many years ago, when I was living in Yreka, California, I saw problems in the town — problems that I felt the City Council … Read more

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

A Designer or a Business? Which one are you?

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