If you really have a desire to learn, there are all kinds of resources out there just waiting for you to find them. There are three that you might check out if you aren’t familiar with them already.
One that I discovered recently, or rather the owner of the blog discovered me and introduced me to her site, is “Selling Wholesale to Gift Shops”. I’m aware that most of my readers are more interested in buying wholesale than selling wholesale BUT information from this blog is invaluable to all of us. Selling is selling. And, tips for owning and growing your own business apply to any industry. This blog, written by a sales rep in the industry, is a goldmine of information. Take the time to read “My Story” as well. It is an excellent example of building relationships on the internet by letting people get to know you as a person rather than just another blogger.
And, if you are a gift basket company that wants to grow not only your internet business but your local business as well, you should be a member of GiftBasketNetwork. It’s an online directory that you pay to be listed in, but has been proven (read the testimonials) to drive traffic to your website and business.
And, of course, there is our own GiftRetailersConnection online magazine. Published bi-monthly, it is jampacked with valuable information and resources to help you grow your business with content created by the top people in the industry.
The resources are there for you. If you really have a desire to learn and to grow your business, you should be taking advantage of them.