Should You Use Text Messaging for Marketing?

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

When Disaster Hits Your Business!

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

What Did you Learn?

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

Coaches, Money Goals, and Baloney

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

Four Important Tips for the Gift Business Owner

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

Business Networking Field Guide for Introverts

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

The Three Phases of Business

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

Bibs Passion Oil

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

Using Decoys to Guide Customer Choices

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

Summer and Balance

What does Summer Mean to YOU? Relaxing and playing or a gentle balance of life The lazy, crazy days of summer are here. Summer can be a tricky time when we’re running a business.  The green leaves and luscious flowers that follow a cold wet winter tempt us to put business on the back burner … Read more