Customer Testimonials

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It’s easy for any company to talk about itself in glowing terms.

However, at, it’s better for you to learn about who we are through the words and emotions expressed through designers who have experienced our resource materials and consulting services.

“I am overjoyed to own my own gift basket business and I just wanted and needed to thank you for the part you’ve played in this. More than anything you gave me the confidence I needed to persevere and keep moving in this new direction. I want to thank you for paving the way, and this is not an overstatement, I don’t know if I would have taken the plunge and started my business had it not been for you.
J. Clements, Pretty Gifted, New York

“I just wanted to say thank you for your wonderful help with gift basket design and how to start a gift basket business. Your help reinforced the training, as well as offer new ideas on containers and occasions for baskets. I am thankful that you have shared your knowledge of the industry with beginners like me.
J. Smith, Texas

“I did not find a way to e-mail Shirley directly but I wanted to thank her for putting so much FREE information on your web site. I have a small basket business that I run from my home and have learned a lot by trial and error. However, I have learned a lot from the information Shirley has so graciously shared on your web site. I know she could have charged a fortune for the information that is given on the site! My plans are to order most, if not all, of her books and articles. Please thank her for me or tell me how I can write her directly. I am so excited and cannot wait to get the other information into use in my business. THANKS!”
M. Brown

“I am in the process of starting my own gift basket business—I just want to thank you for such a great resource!!!”
K. Cole

“FOUR thumbs up. You are FANTASTIC!!! Keep doing what you’re doing. You are helping SO many people — all over the country. Best Wishes.”
A. Mitchell

“You gave me so much Joy! I have always been a creative person and I truly see you as the Gift Basket Guru, that has saved me a lot of time and money. You are so generous with your expertise! Thanks again Shirley!!!”
Lynnae Pickart, Nevada

“Thanks for the inspiration to help “kick” start me in the gift basket industry.
L. Reid, Executive Gift Planners, Virginia

“Thank you for everything. We’ve been doing several promotions and ads that have been very successful. We’ve also decided to try hitting the corporate market using radio, but we’re optimistic. You’re an inspiration to us all.”
J. Hauser, Anything Goes Gourmet, Arizona

“Thank you so much for your coaching time to talk to me about marketing and the gift basket business. I truly appreciate your willingness to guide others in the right direction.
J. Korenic, Gifts By The Basket, Pennsylvania

“I just received the items I ordered today. Thanks so much for such speedy service! It was also nice to receive an item with the added personal touch of a handwritten thank you and autographed book. I look forward to learning from your book.”
B. Ambrosio

“I just want to thank you for your book and website. My sister in law and I are planning to start a Gift Basket Business in Peru, South America, where there are no business like this, so we are going to be the first. I just received your book from, and it just seemed perfect to me, it has the answers for all the questions that I had, It is going to be my bible. Thank you very much.”

“Just read your book “How to Start a Home-Based Gift Basket Business.” It was fabulous. Usually books only give you a little information and leave you hanging for the rest. You book is the exception. I couldn’t believe how much information is in it. There was so much I had to go back and re-read chapters. Thanks so much for a wonderful book. It was worth three times the amount I paid for it.”
J. Osekowsky

“I have Shirley’s book to start my own home based gift basket business, and I am on the road to success because of it!”

“What a lovely surprise to receive your brand new book. It’s very professional and makes it seem so easy for any reader, even a beginner to create a beautiful basket. Cheers.
E. Knight

“Just wanted to thank you for your wonderfully thorough book (The Gift Basket Design Book). I’m making centerpieces for my daughter’s Bat Mitzvah, and this information is invaluable.”
P. Zeller

“I was very thrilled today when I received the package from you and have started reading the book. I will be sending for some of the suggested brochures so I will have all the help I need in starting my new and exciting home-business. Thank you.”
S. Thomas

“I just wanted to tell you that my husband and I are reading your book. We are preparing to launch into this business and we want to say thank God for you stepping out and writing this book. We are viewing it as a class on the subject. I do want to know if you will be holding any seminars in the Memphis area? We have been looking at the sources that you have listed on your site. The internet is a great source, after all it is how we learned about you. May God Bless.”
The Bakers

“I am so excited to have found a resource like your book “How to Start a Home-Based Gift Basket Business. I have been wanting to start a gift basket business for a long time now and just recently I have been searching the web for informational resources to help me get started. I came across a site that introduced a message board on gift basket business questions and one suggestion was of your book now I can’t wait to read it. I have found the perfect resource to get started. I wanted to extend my gratitude to you and say thank you! I am looking forward to now having the necessary tools to start my way to being a successful business owner. Thanks again, Shirley.”
C. Johnson

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