Turning Business Ideas into Results

All too often, new business owners come on strong when they start.  They spend lots of time and money telling people all about their new venture.  But then they run out of ideas and slow down.  They sit by the phone waiting for it to ring, all the while wondering why people have forgotten about … Read more

Planning Your Strategy for Success in 2022

Planning My Business Journey for Success

The busiest quarter of the year for our industry will soon be behind us.  You are most likely feeling  overwhelmed by lack of sleep and tired fingers and feet.  Or you may be disappointed that it wasn’t as good as you had hoped. Either way, as you turn the pages of the calendar from 2021 … Read more

Maple Ridge Farms – Grow Your Business Smarter Not Harder

Grow Your Business Smarter Not Harder with Maple Ridge Farms

Many of you worked from dawn to dusk or even had longer days during the Christmas holiday 2020 season,  but I didn’t.  And I don’t intend to in 2021 either. Yes, I made, shipped, and delivered gift baskets — lots of them.  Many of them in the $200 price range.  After all, gift baskets are … Read more

Know Your Target Market

When I started my business I knew that I did NOT want to be in the consumer end of it. I did not want to spend every day doing “onesies.” I wanted corporate accounts that would order multiples. Sure, when they needed one sympathy or one baby gift, we did them and were thrilled. BECAUSE … Read more

Be Like Henry – May 2021

Be Like Henry was founded with a mission of healing people and their dogs.  While most of the world was keeping a low profile in 2020, BLH shot onto the non-profit scene to make an impact.  The highlights of the year included:Donating 17,500 Kn95 masks to first responders in all 50 states, DC, Iraq & … Read more