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Friday, August 9
 

1:30pm

Setting Up Your Business
When you start your business, it's easy to get caught up in the excitement and fast-track the process to get the doors open. I get it. BUT, what happens in this scenario is that most people go directly to naming the business and making product to sell. That's about 3 steps into the proper process ... missing a few really important points along the way.

In this class, we'll go over what actions you need to complete to have your business established on a solid foundation and set for strong stable growth. You'll have a checklist to determine if there are holes to fill and I bet you'll be surprised by the first few things you've probably never done. It's okay - you can do them now!

Speakers
avatar for Sue Monhait

Sue Monhait

Owner, The Ribbon Print Company
Hi! I'm a business owner, podcast host, speaker, educator and bestselling author for the community I lovingly call, “Gifters-Bakers-Crafters-Makers” – women who create beautiful and/or delicious products that they want to share with the world. The Ribbon Print Company offers... Read More →



Friday August 9, 2019 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Cascade E

2:30pm

Money Matters
Do you like money? Of course you do! Learn how to keep your finances on point with your gift basket business. Fixed, variable expenses vs. profit margins and sales can be a bit confusing. Let's talk money, spreadsheets and all of the boring stuff (she says it isn't boring).

Speakers
avatar for Lise Schleicher

Lise Schleicher

Owner, BasketWorks
Lise Schleicher Lise spent several years working in floral design, corporate human resources and retail management before catching the entrepreneurial bug and striking out on her own, opening BasketWorks in 1997. She has a BS in Business Administration and a MA Labor & Industrial... Read More →



Friday August 9, 2019 2:30pm - 3:15pm
Cascade D

3:30pm

Shipping, Unboxing and More
From packing your gifts to using tools such as ShipStation, & marketing in the box, learn how to get the most out of your shipments and giving ​the recipient a pleasant unboxing experience.

Speakers
avatar for Debbie Quintana

Debbie Quintana

Owner, Gift Basket Association
Awarded for her innovation, leadership and “mover and shaker” attitude in Silicon Valley, Debbie has made an impression on small and medium sized business owners throughout the United States and beyond. A former security professional in high tech, Debbie made the decision to create... Read More →



Friday August 9, 2019 3:30pm - 4:15pm
Cascade D

3:30pm

Sourcing and Pricing Your Gifts
Finding the right products from the right places is an important element of developing your margins properly.  Learn how to price your gifts properly and make adjustments based on your financial goals.

Speakers
avatar for Sharon Day

Sharon Day

Owner, Express Yourself Gifts & Baskets



Friday August 9, 2019 3:30pm - 4:15pm
Cascade C
 
Saturday, August 10
 

1:00pm

Shipping, Unboxing and More
From packing your gifts to using tools such as ShipStation, & marketing in the box, learn how to get the most out of your shipments and giving ​the recipient a pleasant unboxing experience.

Speakers
avatar for Debbie Quintana

Debbie Quintana

Owner, Gift Basket Association
Awarded for her innovation, leadership and “mover and shaker” attitude in Silicon Valley, Debbie has made an impression on small and medium sized business owners throughout the United States and beyond. A former security professional in high tech, Debbie made the decision to create... Read More →



Saturday August 10, 2019 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Cascade B

3:00pm

Money Matters
Do you like money? Of course you do! Learn how to keep your finances on point with your gift basket business. Fixed, variable expenses vs. profit margins and sales can be a bit confusing. Let's talk money, spreadsheets and all of the boring stuff (she says it isn't boring).

Speakers
avatar for Lise Schleicher

Lise Schleicher

Owner, BasketWorks
Lise Schleicher Lise spent several years working in floral design, corporate human resources and retail management before catching the entrepreneurial bug and striking out on her own, opening BasketWorks in 1997. She has a BS in Business Administration and a MA Labor & Industrial... Read More →



Saturday August 10, 2019 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Cascade D

4:00pm

Setting Up Your Business
If you're just starting out or want to check what you've done against a start up list, take this class. Learn how to establish yourself properly to avoid wasting money and accelerating your business success faster. If you're a veteran in the industry, you might want to "check" your business against this important list.

Speakers
avatar for Sue Monhait

Sue Monhait

Owner, The Ribbon Print Company
Hi! I'm a business owner, podcast host, speaker, educator and bestselling author for the community I lovingly call, “Gifters-Bakers-Crafters-Makers” – women who create beautiful and/or delicious products that they want to share with the world. The Ribbon Print Company offers... Read More →



Saturday August 10, 2019 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Cascade E

4:00pm

Sourcing and Pricing Your Gifts
Finding the right products from the right places is an important element of developing your margins properly.  Learn how to price your gifts properly and make adjustments based on your financial goals.

Speakers
avatar for Sharon Day

Sharon Day

Owner, Express Yourself Gifts & Baskets



Saturday August 10, 2019 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Cascade C
 
Sunday, August 11
 

1:00pm

Money Matters
Do you like money? Of course you do! Learn how to keep your finances on point with your gift basket business. Fixed, variable expenses vs. profit margins and sales can be a bit confusing. Let's talk money, spreadsheets and all of the boring stuff (she says it isn't boring).

Speakers
avatar for Lise Schleicher

Lise Schleicher

Owner, BasketWorks
Lise Schleicher Lise spent several years working in floral design, corporate human resources and retail management before catching the entrepreneurial bug and striking out on her own, opening BasketWorks in 1997. She has a BS in Business Administration and a MA Labor & Industrial... Read More →



Sunday August 11, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Cascade C

2:00pm

Anything Goes with Debbie Q.
It's the last day of the convention, here's some time to meet with Debbie to ask questions and have a general conversation about the business.  Nothing formal, just talk.

Speakers
avatar for Debbie Quintana

Debbie Quintana

Owner, Gift Basket Association
Awarded for her innovation, leadership and “mover and shaker” attitude in Silicon Valley, Debbie has made an impression on small and medium sized business owners throughout the United States and beyond. A former security professional in high tech, Debbie made the decision to create... Read More →


Sunday August 11, 2019 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Cascade C

4:15pm

Shipping, Unboxing and More
From packing your gifts to using tools such as ShipStation, & marketing in the box, learn how to get the most out of your shipments and giving ​the recipient a pleasant unboxing experience.

Speakers
avatar for Debbie Quintana

Debbie Quintana

Owner, Gift Basket Association
Awarded for her innovation, leadership and “mover and shaker” attitude in Silicon Valley, Debbie has made an impression on small and medium sized business owners throughout the United States and beyond. A former security professional in high tech, Debbie made the decision to create... Read More →



Sunday August 11, 2019 4:15pm - 5:00pm
Cascade D

4:15pm

Sourcing and Pricing Your Gifts
Finding the right products from the right places is an important element of developing your margins properly.  Learn how to price your gifts properly and make adjustments based on your financial goals.

Speakers
avatar for Sharon Day

Sharon Day

Owner, Express Yourself Gifts & Baskets



Sunday August 11, 2019 4:15pm - 5:00pm
Cascade C
 
Monday, August 12
 

9:00am

Post Convention Workshop
Debbie is going to help you create a plan to organize your action items and make the most out of everything you just learned. Join us for beverages and treats! FREE!

Speakers
avatar for Debbie Quintana

Debbie Quintana

Owner, Gift Basket Association
Awarded for her innovation, leadership and “mover and shaker” attitude in Silicon Valley, Debbie has made an impression on small and medium sized business owners throughout the United States and beyond. A former security professional in high tech, Debbie made the decision to create... Read More →


Monday August 12, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am
Gift Marketing Alliance Warehouse

10:00am

Warehouse Tour
Curious to see what a full on production warehouse looks like? Uber over to Gift Marketing Alliance and come on in! Beverages and treats will be served!

Speakers
avatar for Debbie Quintana

Debbie Quintana

Owner, Gift Basket Association
Awarded for her innovation, leadership and “mover and shaker” attitude in Silicon Valley, Debbie has made an impression on small and medium sized business owners throughout the United States and beyond. A former security professional in high tech, Debbie made the decision to create... Read More →


Monday August 12, 2019 10:00am - 12:00pm
Gift Marketing Alliance Warehouse