How to Start a Gift Basket Business

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Course Description

Starting your own business is actually much easier than you may believe. Your knowledge and experience related to business does not need to be extensive, but learning about what is needed for your own business can aid you in its development. This guide will provide you with the tools and knowledge you need in order to start your own gift basket service and have it grow into a successful business. Regardless of your degree of familiarity with the gift basket industry and your experience with business, this course will provide you with information on topics such as the following:

·    The Gift Basket Industry

o   This course will cover the different aspects of the gift basket industry that you need to be familiar with. Topics will include the different styles of baskets, the necessary qualifications, and requirements needed to be successful in the industry.

·    Developing Your Business Structure

o    For your business to be successful, you will need to develop an effective business plan and structure. Poor planning can affect your business' performance and sales. Following this guide will help you take the steps needed to create your business and ensure that it begins with a stable foundation.

·    Using Marketing Strategies

o   All businesses need to have customers, and you can only find your audience if you know where to look. The marketing strategies included in this course will allow you to find your footing with your customer base, and ensure that you are able to successfully grow. 



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  • Self-Paced
  • 6 Months to Complete
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  • Start Anytime
  • PC & Mac Compatible
  • Android & iOS Friendly
  • Accredited CEUs
Universal Class is an IACET Accredited Provider

Course Lessons

Lesson 1: The Demand and Driving Forces Behind These Services

After a brief decline, the demand for professionally produced gift baskets has continued to increase in the last decade due to a massive loyal customer base 10 Total Points
  • Review 2 Videos: How to Start a Gift Basket Business, The Book for Your Success; Gift Basket YouTube channel
  • Take Survey: Reasons for Taking this Course
  • Complete: Quiz 1

Lesson 2: Gift Basket Themes?Food

While your business can specialize in a specific type of gift basket or cover all possible themes, it is best to have an understanding of what is involved with each theme. 10 Total Points
  • Review 2 Videos: Homemade Gift Basket Ideas; Unique Gift Basket Theme Ideas
  • Complete: Quiz 2

Lesson 3: Gift Basket Types?Alcohol

Alcohol themed gift baskets, while they can be paired with food items, are often a separate type that gift basket services can market. 10 Total Points
  • Review Article: Alcohol Gift Baskets Ideas
  • Review 2 Videos: How to Make a Wine Basket; Wald Imports - Simple/ Easy Gift Basket Creating for Profitability
  • Complete: Quiz 3

Lesson 4: Gift Basket Types?Beauty

The size and profitability of the beauty industry, which was estimated to have a revenue of over $64 Billion as of 2016 by most analysts, presents itself as a viable market for businesses to enter into. 10 Total Points
  • Review Article: Spa Gift Baskets Ideas
  • Review 2 Videos: DIY Gift Box ?? Beauty Hamper; DIY Gift Basket Tutorial ? Giftbasketappeal
  • Complete: Quiz 4

Lesson 5: Gift Basket Types?Custom and Novelty

In this lesson, you will learn about some of the customized gift basket options that you could possible choose to include in your business. 10 Total Points
  • Review Article: Baby Shower Basket Ideas
  • Review 3 Videos: Basket Selling 101 and Ideas on how to sell them.; Creative Gift Basket Ideas for Women; Mother's Day Gift Baskets You Can Make
  • Complete: Quiz 5

Lesson 6: Developing Your Business Plan

A business plan is a written document that outlines all aspects of your business, like its development, needs, marketing, and future. 10 Total Points
  • Review Article: Business Plans: A Step-by-Step Guide
  • Review 2 Videos: How to write a Business Plan; Creating a Strategic Business Development Plan
  • Complete: Quiz 6

Lesson 7: Setting Up Your Business Structure

Your business structure is the main framework for your business plan. It includes aspects relevant to the functionality of your business, like its name, licensing, legal issues, insurance, and start-up funds. 10 Total Points
  • Review 3 Articles: State Business License Offices; Types of Business Insurance; 4 Realistic Ways To Fund Your Small Business
  • Review 2 Videos: Choosing The Right Structure: Setting Up The Business - How To Start A Business; Choosing the Right Legal Structure for Your Business
  • Complete: Quiz 7

Lesson 8: Financial Matters

Familiarizing yourself with the different aspects of your gift basket business? finances, as the owner of the business, is vital to ensuring your business? success. 10 Total Points
  • Review 4 Articles: Starting a Gift Basket Business Online With No Money ? A Complete Guide; How to Start a Gift Basket Service; Top 4 financial tips for retirees starting businesses; How to successfully start a business
  • Review 2 Videos: Price Setting; Introduction to Effective Record Keeping
  • Complete: Quiz 8

Lesson 9: Human Resources

While you may not initially consider having employees when you first begin your gift basket service, you may need to as your business grows. 10 Total Points
  • Review 4 Articles: Hire Your First Employee; 12 tips for small-business hiring; Overcome ?negative vibes' among your staff: 10 tips; Summary of the Major Laws of the Department of Labor
  • Review Video: Hiring tips and strategies. How to hire staff for events or a local small business
  • Complete: Quiz 9

Lesson 10: How To Deal With Suppliers

In order to stock products for your baskets and equipment for your business, you will need to work with a supplier. 10 Total Points
  • Review 6 Articles: 13 Tips for Negotiating With Suppliers; NEGOTIATE THE RIGHT DEAL WITH SUPPLIERS; How to improve your negotiation skills and get better deals off suppliers; 6 Steps to More Effective Supplier Negotiations; Types of Suppliers; 4 Tips for Researching and Finding Wholesale Suppliers
  • Complete: Quiz 10

Lesson 11: Equipment Needed for Business

This lesson will expand on that information and discuss aspects such as overall costs of your equipment and the requirements for packaging, storage, marketing, and location related equipment. 10 Total Points
  • Review Article: How to Start a Gift Basket Business from Home
  • Complete: Quiz 11

Lesson 12: Marketing Plans

Having an effective marketing plan can allow your business to have a customer base and a presence within the gift basket industry. 70 Total Points
  • Take Poll: End of Course Poll
  • Take Survey: Course Comments
  • Take Survey: Program Evaluation Follow-up Survey (End of Course)
  • Complete: Quiz 12
  • Complete: The Final Exam
Total Course Points

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Describe what a Gift Basket Business is and what it entails.
  • Describe and recognize gift basket themes: food, alcohol, beauty, custom and novelty.
  • Develop your business plan.
  • Set up your business structure.
  • Human Resourcesa
  • Describe how to deal with suppliers.
  • Determine equipment needed for business.
  • Summarize marketing plans, and
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.

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Course Title: How to Start a Gift Basket Business
Course Number: 9770462
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Languages: English - United States, Canada and other English speaking countries
Course Type: How To (Self-Paced, Online Class)
CEU Value: 0.8 IACET CEUs (Continuing Education Units)
CE Accreditation: Universal Class, Inc. has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).
Grading Policy: Earn a final grade of 70% or higher to receive an online/downloadable CEU Certification documenting CEUs earned.
Assessment Method: Lesson assignments and review exams
Syllabus: View Syllabus
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Course Fee: $50.00 (no CEU Certification) || with Online CEU Certification: $75.00

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