Course Syllabus: 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. 



Course Requirements

This course will not require you to have previous experience in any particular area but you should have a high school reading level. No books will be required.

Course Topics

The Demand and Driving Forces Behind These Services

Gift Basket Themes—Food

Gift Basket Types—Alcohol

Gift Basket Types—Beauty

Gift Basket Types--Custom and Novelty

Developing Your Business Plan

Setting Up Your Business Structure

Financial Matters

Human Resources

How To Deal With Suppliers

Equipment Needed for Business

Marketing Plans

Course Materials

This course will not require you to have previous experience in any particular area but you should have a high school reading level. No books will be required.

Grading Policy

Several lessons will be accompanied by a written assignment and a brief quiz. Students will successfully complete this course by mastering all learning outcomes with 70% or higher overall grade.

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.
  • Know marketing plans, and
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.
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Assessment Guide

Quiz 110
Quiz 210
Quiz 310
Quiz 410
Quiz 510
Quiz 610
Quiz 710
Quiz 810
Quiz 910
Quiz 1010
Quiz 1110
Quiz 1210
The Final Exam60
Total Points:180
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