184 – Goo Goos, Moon Pies and a Guitar Box with Shelia Horvath of HeavenlyTreats4U

Episode 184-  Shelia is the founder and owner of Heavenly Treats 4 U, a custom gift basket company based in Nashville, Tennessee.

Shelia’s entrepreneurial spirit, hard work and long hours provide the leverage to go places she never thought could be possible.

What was born out of the hospitality industry and a passion to design, has blossomed into something quite amazing; touching so many people with a little basket of cheer.

Shelia is proud to have earned the coveted Gift Designer Certification. She has been featured on the cover of the gift basket industry magazine Trends & Tips and was a keynote speaker at the 2017 National Gift Basket Convention.

This year Shelia added author to her list of accomplishments in the collaborated book, “Simply Inspired.”

Shelia and Dan have been married for 35 years. They have two boys and an adorable grandson, Gabriel.

Business Building Insights

  • When you move a business to a new town, you’re basically starting over.
  • Make something that can be reproduced and market to the masses.
  • Make your products unique and include a Signature Product.
  • You’ll grow by making yourself stand out and have people talking about you.
  • Branch out. When it comes to your initial niche, don’t feel you have to stay solely in that lane.
  • A good product and good packaging go hand in hand.
  • Realize the value of being able to duplicate.
  • Don’t lose sight of your core product and vision.
  • There’s always something new to learn.

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