I’m often asked, “What do you do besides making gift baskets?”
Well…there’s always spending time with the man who is the air beneath my wings, and he’s been doing that for over 50 years now. And there are grandkids and two dogs that need attention and walks.
But gift baskets are only a part of my business. We ship them (as well as gourmet gifts, property manager gifts and more) across the country. But I also try to give back to the industry that has been so good to me. I’ve learned how to build a successful business, how to create a website that ranks high on the search engines, how to create a blog that ranks in google, and more. Once upon a time, I was the one searching for information about how to build and grow a business. And I found some wonderful people who wrote books that I could read, magazines that I could subscribe to, and were willing to share their knowledge.
Knowledge is power and it’s up to those of us who have some knowledge to not keep it buried under our hats. Share it and it seems to grow and expand while leaving room for new knowledge to be learned.
For a number of years, I’ve operated an online directory for the gift basket industry and along with two wonderful ladies who have the same commitment (Sandee Overstreet and Pam Monroe) publish an online magazine for Gift Retailers.
Tomorrow (July 1, 2011), we will be sending out a link to all our many subscribers of the July/August issue of Gift Retailers Connection magazine. Each bi-monthly issue is somewhere around 50 pages of dynamic information with ideas of how Gift Retailers can grow their business. And, if you are a Gift Retailer but aren’t a subscriber, you aren’t going to get the link to this practical, down-to-earth, wealth of information. Subscribe today at GiftRetailersConnection.