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Corporate Gifting - Wait, What?

Corporate Gifting - Wait, What?

When friend mentioned the term "corporate gifting" to me a couple of years ago, my mind immediately conjured images of office cubicles filled with giant neon Christmas presents. But when she explained to me how corporate gifting works and how much fun (and potentially lucrative) it can be, I was completely sold on the idea.  If you're not familiar with how corporate gifting works, here it is in a nutshell; a corporation or business orders a set of products from you as gifts for an event or client or their employees. Corporations will often want to design their own products...

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Packaging Matters

Packaging Matters

You may not believe it, but for the past eight years I have been only putting half-effort into my packaging. It's true. Shocking, I know. It's the first thing you see from me and the mailman, but in the past your bag has been in a beautiful cotton dust bag, sure, but there wasn't much beyond that besides a nice note. Recently, I decided to change my attitude and follow it up with action. I made the investment in my packaging. I started with the idea of the box. For years, I thought any old box was fine. I searched...

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Tips for May!

Tips for May!

Did you know? May is the third busiest month for retailers behind December and November. Thanks to Mother's Day, Memorial Day, Graduation and spring festival season, May continues to show herself as a lucrative month year after year. This month we booked five in-person events, between trunk shows, pop ups and local craft shows. I sent out one coupon code to my email subscribers and offered two online giveaways. Not to mention in my personal life that we are selling a home and helping a sick family member. How did I balance it all? At times, not very well. I thought...

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Trunk Show // Atlanta to Charlotte to Atlanta to San Jose

Trunk Show // Atlanta to Charlotte to Atlanta to San Jose

Yes, it's been a crazy week. 4 states in 24 hours is no joke and I am definitely feeling the travel fatigue, but raising money for ALS and meeting customers is important. I can suck up a temporary feeling to know we've raised funds for ALS and helped people.  Charlotte, you are an awesome city! Arrival: May 4th at 4:10. Set up at Moxie Mercantile in the Plaza Midwood neighborhood in Charlotte. I met Barry, the father of the proprietress. He's quite an attraction and an asset for this shop. He's like the dad from the northeast you feel like...

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2017 Atlanta Walk to Defeat ALS-Want to Donate?

2017 Atlanta Walk to Defeat ALS-Want to Donate?

Last night I registered our team for the 2017 Atlanta Walk to Defeat ALS. Our team name is "Never Give Up." So far, we have 3 team members, but I'm sure I can convince a few more to walk with us. It's going to be an uplifting, positive and motivating day!  So far, Sophie's of Chattanooga has made a generous donation, Coco + Mischa of Decatur wants to participate, along with a few other of our retail partners. Amazing! Did you know? It costs $2 billion to develop one new drug. That means a lot of fundraising needs to be done!...

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