The four stages any entrepreneur goes through   

The four stages any entrepreneur goes through   

Running a business is not something easy to do and while some people manage to succeed although they do not have a lot of experience, others may fail even if they are More »

Steps to starting a small business

Steps to starting a small business

If you are interested in setting up your own business, then there are a few important steps to follow in the process. Because the business world is highly competitive, it is more More »

Keeping your social media fans engaged – how to attract new followers

Keeping your social media fans engaged – how to attract new followers

Considering that social media marketing is more popular than ever and can have a very important influence on the success of a company, managers will need to always be careful with their More »

 

Successful corporate gift-giving: The tips you will want to know

The holiday season is far far away, yet that does not mean that you should not take the time to think about your team members or business partners. As far as corporate gift-giving is concerned, you need to take advantage of every opportunity. They do not have to come solely in December. Sending something to that special someone nurtures relationships and encourages further contact. If you are the giver, then you need to do your best to stand out from the crowd. These tips will help you be successful.

 

Determine wants and needs

Buying presents for employees or corporate clients is not the easiest thing in the world. You are not a psychic, so you cannot possibly know what others are thinking. How are you supposed to know what to buy? If you do not know people at a personal level, you have a problem. To avoid making mistakes and blunders, ask the giftees what they would like to receive. This approach is a little bit direct, but at least you will not have to return the purchases. You should always opt for something simple and useful. The most successful giveaways are those that meet individual requirements.

Pay attention to presentation

Gift presentations draw attention. You may be tempted to think that it is about the present itself, but it is not. A gift is nothing without wrapping. In addition to beautiful wrapping paper, you will need ribbon to make gift bows. If you do not know how to embellish a package, then it is time you learned. Make two loops, cross one loop over the other, and make a loose knot.  Make the knot as tight as you want. It is a good idea to include a handwritten note. This way, you will surely wow people. Handwritten notes are not a thing of the past. As a matter of fact, they are still used by companies. It does not take long to write one, so you should better get to it.

Deliver the corporate gifts personally

Corporate gifts are loved and appreciated by everyone. To ensure that your presents make it to the team members and business partners, deliver them personally. This will not take a great deal of your time and you will make a good impression. If your company is too large, things are a little bit more complicated, in the sense that you may need some help. Look into delivery services. It is not the same thing as offering the giveaways in person, but at least you have a guarantee that they will make it to the destination.