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Make 2016 Your Best Year Ever

By joyce | Dec 28, 2015 | 1 Comment

ARE YOU READY FOR 2016? By today, you know if you have a viable business or not. In the Facebook groups, many of you have reported late nights and lots of business. Others have been quiet. And a few have said that they are thinking of closing their business after an almost dead season. Failure … Read more

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Death, Taxes, and Christmas

By joyce | Dec 22, 2015 | 1 Comment

Robby Meadows, CEO of Nashville Wraps has written a wonderful post on the Nashville Wraps blog about the true spirit of Christmas.  It begins: Nearly all my adult live I have heard the old saying that there were only two things certain in life…death and taxes. I believe it was Benjamin Franklin who actually originated … Read more

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Your Website

By joyce | Dec 19, 2015 | 7 Comments

As we continue with information about improving your website, here is something else that you need to know. What is Google looking for when it crawls the pages of your website? Here’s the quick list: • Your page needs to target a single, narrow topic • Your primary keywords should be at the beginning of … Read more

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Is Your Website Holding You Back?

By joyce | Dec 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

If you are doing any kind of business on the internet, it is important to stay up-to-date on the latest trends that will make a difference as to whether you will be found when someone searches for your products. According to a recent research by ComScore, more than 31 percent of Web traffic for top … Read more

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Fraud Alert – Protect Yourself

By joyce | Dec 17, 2015 | 0 Comments

As a gift basket business, you should be interested in this latest fraud scam reported in Oklahoma City:                                           Fraud Scam Every 2 seconds, someone’s identity is stolen and I don’t want it to be … Read more

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The Payoff is worth it!

By joyce | Dec 17, 2015 | 0 Comments

I want to share with you something that a very smart man posted on Facebook last night and another very smart lady added her own words to: If you hate where you’re at in life… Do something about it. If you don’t know what to do about it… Find someone who has the life you … Read more

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By joyce | Nov 25, 2015 | 5 Comments

Occasionally, I share a post that I made in the past and update it because it is still so timely.  This is one of those.  As I read it this morning (the day before Thanksgiving 2015), I am once again so very grateful for how far those involved in the challenges mentioned in this post … Read more

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Ten Traits for Successful Entrepreneurs

By joyce | Nov 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

Way back in March 2010, we published the very first issue of our magazine.  Back then, it was called “Gift Entrepreneurs.”   We thought that was a great name for who we are and were amazed when Entrepreneur Magazine felt threatened by us.  Deciding that we didn’t have the power in our slingshot as David … Read more

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The Most Important Hat of All!

By joyce | Nov 16, 2015 | 0 Comments

How many business hats are you currently wearing? If you’re like most entrepreneurs, you work long hours and wear many different hats. You pile one hat upon the other. There is the designer hat, the accounting hat, the internet hat, the customer service hat, the planning hat, the marketing hat along with many other different hats. … Read more

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A very disturbing discovery — or I made a mistake

By joyce | Oct 19, 2015 | 31 Comments

A notice that I received on Facebook last week was incredibly disturbing to me. It made me stop and think about how the latest and greatest social media and marketing technologies are contributing to the destruction of the information sharing, networking, and all-around personal connections that we once had when the industry was young. This … Read more

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