Today, many entrepreneurs consider starting a gift basket business even absent a single bone of decorating creativity.
Yes, earning a solid living in the gift basket business is relatively easy to do. I can attest that this is absolutely true!
Of course, if you do have creative talent, then the sky is sunny and blue all day long.
Do you know that there are 250-plus different kinds of gift baskets you may make or have made for every conceivable event or circumstance you can think of?
Have you ever watched on TV the program called, “Cake Boss?” I have. Are you amazed like I am by the kinds of cakes Buddy can create? In starting a gift basket business your decorative options are truly unlimited, just like Buddys.
When starting a gift basket business, there are so many avenues you can take to make money. You will be amazed by the opportunities presented.
Your effort should focus on
Yes, this can be a home-based gift basket business.
From experience, I would not recommend this, although you may make money from your home.
I believe you may not optimize your time-spent verses the revenue generated to make it more than just a hobby business.
I strongly urge you to lease a retail space in a high traffic location. This should give you the exposure and customers you need to make your effort a thriving business.
Potential customers need to “constantly be reminded” of your service, as they drive or walk by your shop, if your objective is starting a gift basket business and having it support you with solid profits.
Out of sight is out of mind.
This is not you!
Your shop should be loaded with several sample baskets and a ton of large photos on your walls and in your shop’s front window displaying your colorful items.
I recently contacted Peggy, the owner of a gourmet gift basket business in Louisville, Kentucky, who I occasionally support as a customer.
“Starting a gift basket business is something I always wanted to do,” Peggy told me. “However,” she said, I do not have a lick of talent that is needed to make them.”
Like Peggy did, as described above, I too highly recommend Rita Wihelm’s e-book, How to Start a Gift Basket Business. It’s reasonable cost is $47. However, her experience and guidance, I suggest, will save you countless wasted hours and potentially a heap of money when starting up.
Another excellent resource I suggest you consider buying ($29.95) to supplement Rita’s experiences is Sherry Miller’s Start Your Own Gift Basket Business.
Drawing on Rita’s and Sherry’s super informative start-up info should provide a solid foundation for your gift basket success. Your competitors won’t know what hit them, as your shop prospers.
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