070 – Starting a Biz – Gift Baskets and Beyond with Shirley Frazier

Shirley-Fraizer-SQEpisode 070 – Shirley George Frazier is recognized as the world’s authority on gift baskets and as one of the foremost experts on starting a business from scratch.GBU-NEW-Candle-070SF

In business since nineteen ninety, Shirley is head basketologist at Gift Basket Business dot com. She helps creative people and aspiring entrepreneurs to create a great life for themselves and their families by turning their passion into a fun and rewarding business at home, in a store, or other setting.

Shirley’s books include How to Start a Home-Based Gift Basket Business, The Gift Basket Design Book, and Marketing Strategies for the Home-Based Business.

Shirley conducts seminars at conferences and trade shows, provides small business advice on CNBC, and publishes articles in worldwide newspapers and magazines. Most of all, she loves helping entrepreneurs like you decide how to start a business that stays as small as you want or grows as large as you dream.

Business Inspiration

Shirley is from a long line of Entrepreneurs but here is the moment that sparked her idea. [3:60]

Candle Flickering Moments

The eye-opening experience of working with her first corporate account. [15:03]
Working through the surprises of a HUGE wine company project. [18:21]

The Gift Basket Business

The history of the gift basket business … and where it is today. It’s an interesting story! [7:02]
The reality of being in the business of gift baskets. [11:31]

Business Building Insights

The impact her time in the corporate world had on Shirley’s future. [8:39]
The value of getting another set of eyes on the situation when issues arise. [22:52]
Shirley’s pivot from her gift basket company to training and coaching. [25:07]
How to bring in business by going towards the opportunity, not waiting for it to come to you. [28:05]
Tips on how to get your name in print. [31:14]

Success Trait

Shirley holds integrity as one of her top personal values. She gives a powerful statement here. [33:03]

Productivity/Lifestyle Tool

The traditional pen and paper are Shirley’s go to tools.

Valuable Book

The Path: Creating Your Mission Statement for Work and Life by Laurie Beth Jones

Free Audio Book

Contact Links

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  1. Shirley George Frazier on August 8, 2016 at 9:14 am

    It’s an honor and pleasure to share ideas and information with your listeners, Sue!

  2. Cynthia Pringle on August 11, 2016 at 6:17 pm

    Thank you so much Sue and Shirley. Shirley is such a inspiration to me and have been for many years. Her knowledge and willingness to help others are so amazing to me. I pray i meet her one day.
    Thank you Shirley for all you have contributed to the gift basket and other industries.
    We appreciate you greatly.

    • Shirley George Frazier on August 15, 2016 at 2:11 pm

      Cynthia, your kind words humble me, and I’m very glad you made time to hear this podcast. May it continue to inspire your ideas as you bring value to your customers!

  3. Denise Sayles on August 13, 2016 at 12:12 pm

    Shirley Frazier. What an inspiration
    Thank you

    • Shirley George Frazier on August 15, 2016 at 2:13 pm

      You’re very welcome, Denise. Your comment inspires me to continue sharing words of wisdom through spoken and written content!

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