Client Gifting: 5 Ideas to Show Your Appreciation This Holiday Season

Tips From T. Marie

It's December, the time of year when our thoughts are drawn to holiday festivities and the purchase of gifts. As a small business owner, it's also the time when you need to think about what you are going to do about client gifting. Of course, before we dive into gifting ideas you'll need to make the decision whether or not you're going to give your clients gifts. And if your business is totally project-based, you may not feel that a client gift is appropriate.

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The 2013 Productivityist Holiday Gift Guide


This year I decided to offer holiday shoppers a bit more time to explore possible gift ideas for the productivity enthusiast — aka the "productivityist" — in their lives. The Productivityist Holiday Gift Guide for 2013 may be a long read, but it may just spark some gift ideas you hadn''t considered. This is my email client of choice ,regardless of platform. This is the first fountain pen I''ve ever purchased, and I love it. Another returning gift idea.

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Bosses Day - October 16

The Office Professionals Place

Often times it is difficult to think of appropriate gifts for your supervisor, especially if the relationship has not been a positive one. Gift Cards You can’t go wrong with a gift card to Starbucks or Dunkin Donuts. So a gift card to their favorite restaurant or clothing store would be appropriate. “Thought Appropriate Gifts&# One year I got my boss an interchangeable, 3-D calendar to put on her desk.

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10 Holiday Scams and How to Avoid Them

Dumb Little Man

Pay attention to the emails you receive from major businesses like FedEx, Apple or Amazon. Avoid clicking on any links or attachments in the email until you confirm they are not sent from a malicious source. Scammers send these emails hoping you’ll click automatically, unaware that the contents are designed to steal important personal information. And those who can’t afford a Christmas vacation or expensive gifts may consider taking loans. Free Gift Cards.

2018 178

Four Ways to Help Your Guy Get A Clue About Romance

Dumb Little Man

Does it seem like you are always dropping hints to your guy for romantic getaways you’d like to go on or gifts you’d love to receive for your birthday? The Internet can help men and women out a lot in the gift-giving department. Create different Pinterest boards to help take some of the guesswork out of gift giving. The visual nature of Pinterest can be extremely helpful in getting the planning process going and will kick start the gift giver.

2016 148

Service Untitled» Blog Archive » Advantages of using customer.

Service Untitled

All it took was my phone number and email address, and I would earn money back on all of my purchases. Costco) Rewards programs gives you gifts, perks, or cash back depending on how many points you have “earned&# by the amount of business you do. Make sure the redemption options are kept relevant and attractive, and when one of your loyalty customers calls or emails your company, make sure that your employees are able to respond and act accordingly.

Last chance to enter our Biscuiteers giveaway!

Practically Perfect PA

Thanks to the lovely folk at Biscuiteers , the luxury, hand-iced biscuit gifting company, we have a very special giveaway for Practically Perfect PA readers. Biscuiteers, who have been quoted as a ‘PA’s secret weapon’, make hand-iced biscuits, chocolates and cakes perfect for every gifting occasion imaginable. From weddings to birthdays; baby showers to moving home gifts they’ve got it covered! Members also receive a welcome gift when signing up and lots of exclusive offers.

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12 Tips That Build Customer Loyalty And Boost Sales

Dumb Little Man

Contact each customer a few days after the sale to ensure they’re satisfied with what they purchased. Always thank customers for visiting your store or website even if they don’t make a purchase. When you send emails or promotional snail mail, treat each customer as an individual. A discount coupon for a future purchase, a punch card with a free purchase every fifth visit or another loyalty card will invite customers to continue buying from your company.

2018 147

Marketing Tips For Mother’s Day

Dumb Little Man

billion for gifts to moms. Around 1/4 of all flowers purchased in a year are bought on Mother’s Day. Additionally, email messages may be triggered to customers who have made purchases on last year’s Mother’s Day. Create a Gift Guide. A gift guide created on the basis of personality profiles of moms would help a lot among indecisive customers to select gifts easily.

2019 138

Contests: An Exciting Way to Attract Customers | Internet.

Andrea Kalli

This knowledge is the prime reason that using mass email marketing is nearly impossible. You see, when they are expecting something from you in their email they are more inclined to add you to their favorites list. This way you have gone completely around the spam filters that have been trashing your marketing emails. They will favorite you now and possibly forever, leaving you a wide-open path for future email marketing campaigns and contests.

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What is the difference between an autoresponder and a newsletter?

Denise Aday

See on - Virtual and Email Marketing Assistance. Basically, a newsletter sends the same email to all subscribers at the same time. Continuing the cooking series example above, you could offer the 8 dishes in 8 days series as a free gift to new subscibers to your monthly newsletter from, say, your organic CSA (Community Supported Agriculture.) email marketing newsletter autoresponder tips virtual assistant virtual assistance permission marketing

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3 Ways to Use Techonology to Automate Your Marketing

Office Organization Success

Many business owners use autoresponders (automated emails) solely for communicating with their clients and sending them information at specified intervals, particularly if they’ve just registered for their “free taste”. For example: let’s say you want to send everyone in your program a thank you gift once they’ve completed your program. Emails: Templates/Canned Responses.

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Paperless Post- Can E-Cards Work For Businesses?

Tips From T. Marie

Online technology is my thing, so I utilize electronic files, cloud storage, social media and email on a regular basis. You can purchase coin packages starting at $6 USD for 20 coins up to $325 USD for 5,000 coins. If you purchased a small package, that’s equivalent to.30 For this reason, if your plans were to send a large amount of cards at once, for example holiday cards, your best bet would be to purchase a larger package.

2018 100

How To Nail Social Media and Influencer Marketing: The SME Edition

Dumb Little Man

Your target audience consists of those who will think that your brand is useful and will be positive when it comes to purchasing something. You’ll need a great email marketing and automation tool. The second one, because email marketing and automation is the most affordable channel with a crazy-high ROI. Don’t make things too complicated for a gift that’s too simple and vice-versa. I bet you’ve already read about social media and influencer marketing a lot.

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Amazing Discount Strategies That Keep Your Sales Moving Upward

Dumb Little Man

Instead of announcing blanket discount offers like 15% off or $15 off on all purchases, a conditional discounting strategy keeps your margins protected. The following examples will explain this strategy: • Get an X % discount if you buy Y or number of items: This is also called volume discount aiming to entice customers to purchase products in large quantities. Reciprocally, the gym also offers discount vouchers to its loyal customers for purchasing from that sports clothing shop.

2019 148

Building customer loyalty for small businesses

The Small Business Blog

So it’s a good idea to make an effort to know and understand your customers – remember their names, their personality traits, and their key purchases to show that you listen and value their custom. You could offer them a special free gift, if they spend so much with your company. When they have purchased so many products, or collected a set number of points, they could be rewarded with a product or service that you offer at no cost.

2017 191

Exceptional Client Care Goes Way Beyond Your Services List

Step It Up VA Coaching

” When sending emails to your client, take the time to address them by name, like “Hi, Susan,” or “Dear Jim.” Simply beginning an email with the content is disrespectful and makes it appear that you are too busy to include a proper greeting; thus, too busy for them. And email etiquette is a big deal, so always use complete sentences, etc., and proof your email before you send it. by Donna Toothaker.

2012 116

AZVAs the Podcast: Transitioning from employment to self-employment

Loosely Speaking

Patti, please get in touch with us so we can schedule a way to have “coffee or tea on Tara and me,&# even if it means sending you a gift card so you can sip while joining us on our next REAL TALK conference call! How to win this month’s prize : (1) leave your question as a comment at the end of this post; OR (2) post your question on the AZVAs Facebook page discussion tab or wall; OR (3) send your question to us via email to ktcosmos-at-LooseEnds-dot-net.

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Revolutionary Insights Into Self-Leadership for Administrative Professionals

Office Dynamics

Joan’s necklace was a very special piece purchased as a gift from her late husband, Dave. We aren’t sure where it was purchased or who produced it. Also a gift from Dave.). We are sending information about this in an email to everyone who was part of the webinar. This is a replay of the free webinar offered June 2016 titled Revolutionary Insights Into Self-Leadership (for administrative professionals).

More resources for assistants

Practically Perfect PA

A network which focuses on providing useful information and resources for assistants, including a fortnightly email with upcoming events and promotions. The PA Club is a large network made up of senior and executive assistants invited to join based on their seniority and ability to influence purchasing decisions. The network aims to match assistants with selected companies that offer goods and services such as hotels, restaurants, venues, caterers, corporate gift companies etc.

2012 159

My Goals for 2014

The Solopreneur Life

Have Christmas gifts purchased by end of November. Combine my email lists. T his is the eve of 2014, and I am writing a list of goals I want to achieve in the next 12 months. My overarching goal for 2014 is easy to comprehend, yet difficult for me to accomplish: Slow Down. Why do I want to slow down? Well, consider that an asset of mine is acting quickly on new ideas. As solopreneurs, we possess agility: the power to “turn on a dime” and pursue new opportunities.

2014 109

Three Reasons You Need to Convince Newbies They Need a Website.

Men With Pens

One friend refers you to someone who only has an email address, a generic address like Would you search online for Anne Potter before writing her an email? Compounding the problem was the president giving me an email address. Annabel – There were three online purchases I was about to make this week – and didn’t – because I couldn’t, for lack of proper technology and PayPal integration.

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AZVAs the Podcast Episode 10: Creating a Business in the Practical Arts

Loosely Speaking

Kristin has generously offered a FREE GIFT to listeners of this episode (the deadline to get it is December 31, 2010). How to win this month’s prize : (1) leave your question as a comment at the end of this post; OR (2) post your question on the AZVAs Facebook page discussion tab or wall; OR (3) send your question to us via email to ktcosmos-at-LooseEnds-dot-net. Here’s a link to purchase.

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Make a Connection with Vacation

Office Dynamics

I tried my best to not be tethered to my phone, emails, texting and more. Emails have backed up or even if you were checking email, you still go back through to make sure you didn’t miss anything or you now have to take action on your emails. For example, you would work on your Item A Priority; then make a few telephone calls; then sort through emails. A little souvenir or gift goes a long way.). . Connection with vacation.

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More resources for assistants

Practically Perfect PA

A network which focuses on providing useful information and resources for assistants, including a fortnightly email with upcoming events and promotions. The PA Club is a large network made up of senior and executive assistants invited to join based on their seniority and ability to influence purchasing decisions. The network aims to match assistants with selected companies that offer goods and services such as hotels, restaurants, venues, caterers, corporate gift companies etc.

2012 122

Take the “Jingle” out of Holiday Stress

The Office Professionals Place

These events can cause undue stress because the pressure is on for the event to be as successful, the gift to be appreciated, or even for you to have some quality relaxation time. If you are planning the holiday party, there will be food, entertainment, gift giveaways, and possible employee awards and recognition. So that means refrain from checking email, or other tasks that are work related, it the holidays.enjoy! Keep gift giving simple.

How to Use Evernote: 22 Ways

Ian's Messy Desk

Evernote provides a unique email address to send information to your account. Track Personal Spending – When you make a personal purchase, scan or photograph the receipt, and send it to Evernote. Create Lists - Grocery lists, to-do lists, movies to watch and gift ideas, these are all lists I update regularly and like to have handy. Image via Wikipedia. Yesterday, Evernote announced they had passed ten-million registered users.

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The NOW Year and The New Year


through Amazon , but you won''t get the EPUB and PDF versions through that purchasing method.). Something like committing to the habit of capturing things as they come to you or checking email "second thing" in the day. Related Stories A Look at the Most Underrated Ways to Be More Productive The Rise of The Smart Magazine The 2013 Productivityist Holiday Gift Guide. Thanks again to all those who have already ordered The NOW Year.

2013 57

The Importance of Celebrating

Eat Your Career

Several years ago, another website I created was purchased by a company called OfficeArrow and, in the process, I was hired to be the Managing Editor there. Taking the time to reflect and rejoice in the moment is a gift we deserve. Email this to a friend? You may have noticed that it’s been a little quiet around here. Over the past few weeks, I’ve been going through a pretty big transition.

2011 119

Brick and mortar stores can still outdo Amazon with ‘Amazon Can’t Do That’

Service Untitled

Still stores can’t depend on that warm and toasty experience shoppers love as they purchase gifts for their families and friends. For instance: Offer free attractive gift wrapping and have numerous employees there to keep line waiting time to a minimum. Use email, telephone calls, and live chats to help with service. Offer discounts for multiple purchases.

The R's Of Employee Motivation

Ian's Messy Desk

For individual rewards, how about gift certificates for DVD rentals, music CD purchases, theme park tickets or “Dinner for 2″ at a local eatery? Comment by Richard | on May 3, 2010 @ 7:45 am Here are some great quotes about motivation: [link] Comment by Anca on May 13, 2010 @ 5:25 am Trackbacks Leave a comment Subscribe to blog posts by Email The Essential Motivation Handbook The Zen Habits Handbook for Life!

2010 100

An Interview with the Office Dynamics Team

Office Dynamics

I saw it during the welcome reception, all day during the trainings, and as we finished, the admins were sharing emails, phone numbers, and business/personal cards to keep in touch. Registration is easy, all you need to do is visit our conference website: [link] scroll to the bottom of the home page and click on the purchase button of the product you wish to buy. If you have any problems at all with purchasing, you are welcome to call me at (800) 782-7139 for assistance. .

2018 123

If You Want Something Done, Thank Others for What They Do

The Office Professionals Place

One thing I have found that goes a long way are personal handwritten thank you notes and Starbucks gift cards. I sent her a personal note and a gift card to say thank you. Look into purchasing an all-in-one fax, printer, and copier. The Office Professionals Place by Elite Office Concepts The purpose of this blog is to educate, enlighten, motivate, inspire, and strengthen office professionals to grow in their professional development. Lets grow together!

2010 100

It's Time to Kickstart the Year.Now!


It’s a big deal because when you buy Kickstart the Year anytime between now and January 9, 2013 at midnight EST., you’ll save over 80% off the regular purchase price if you bought each and every one of these products separately. I mentioned some of the contributors in The Holiday Gift Guide last week, but I neglected to mention what each of these contributors are offering.

2012 72

You Can Be the Leader You Were Born to Be

The Office Professionals Place

Follow-up does not mean frequent phone calls, emails, meetings, or standing over someone’s shoulder. Show your appreciation for each team members’ efforts by taking them to lunch or at the end of the project give a gift of thanks or a certificate of appreciation. Look into purchasing an all-in-one fax, printer, and copier.

2009 116

5 Tips for Handling Unwanted Workplace Visitors

Ian's Messy Desk

No sooner do you start to enter data, than Jane wanders in, sits down and asks if you’ve heard the latest rumour about Bob down in purchasing. The Mind Mapping Manifesto The Bubble Planner GoalPro Goal-Setting Software gift ideas for christmas - Buy one share of stock: Disney, Harley Davidson, Target, eBay, etc furniture shipping - is easy with ShipSmart. Ian’s Messy Desk Helping you get the most out of the 24 hours in your day.

2010 122

The Traditional and the Creative Ways to Use Evernote

Simple Productivity Blog

Snap a picture of it with your phone and tag it under “gift&# or “shopping.&# Also, though more uncommon, you can track every purchase if you desire by taking a photo of your receipts with your phone and then storing it on Evernote. Now you can back up any files, documents, IM conversations, email exchanges, and whatever else you can think of on Evernote. This post was written by a guest author.

2011 159

Create a “wow” experience and customers will come

Service Untitled

Do something just a little differently even if it is just offering cheese and crackers, small promotional gifts, or an additional discount to the first 25 customers who participate or come into your store. Have gift cards available for customers. Just think of all the significant others who could actually purchase a gft for someone and know that is what the person really wanted.

2011 53

Personalize customer service and make it happen

Service Untitled

Everyone’s favorite local deli emails my office their daily lunch specials, and delivers within an amazingly short period of time. All of us like to get something for nothing, and if the gift has value, not only does it provide another way to advertise, it also helps to build customer loyalty. If two stores have equal merchandise and similar prices, the store giving away a gift with a purchase is more likely to attract our attention.

106 Thoughts on Overcoming Overwhelm in a Freaked-Out World

Productive & Organized

The Spiral Notebook Purchase (and then use!) Tame Your Email 1. Turn off email alerts when emails arrive in your inbox. If you know that you will never answer an email, delete it right away. Create email folders same as you would for word doc and paper files. Then create rules so emails automatically go into the folders and you review these folders when needed, once a day, a few times a week. Productive & Organized Home Contribute to P&O!

2010 219

Self Storage Rocket Science |

Simple Productivity Blog

--> Home Get Updates Ebooks Free Stuff Donate About Contact Me Get Free Updates: Via RSS | Via Email | Productivity Simplification Balance Life Design Organization Clutter Self Storage Rocket Science Posted on August 19, 2010 by GuestPost Welcome to Simple Productivity Blog! If you want to receive updates in your email, click on the envelope in the upper right corner, or use the "Subscribe" link below the blog title.

2010 143

Restaurant Reservations - Find An Open Table Online!

Professional Assistant Blog

It even provides you with a detailed map of the location, you can purchase flowers for the person that you are dining with and you can even earn dining rewards points towards a gift certificate for the choice of restaurant that’s part of this site. Home About Me Advertise Restaurant Reservations - Find An Open Table Online!

4 Smart Ways to Travel The World For Free

Dumb Little Man

Many of them sell all kinds of tickets at a discount, passes, gift cards, etc. Clients – Who would purchase your services? All you need to do is start your research, make some phone calls, write emails and there you are. Do you want to know our secret on ways to travel the world for FREE ? If you are a traveler, you certainly know that traveling can be far too expensive. The good news is that there are ways out there to travel cheaper and longer.

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