Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) June 20, 2004
Elderly women in America would do well to follow the example of Shirley Vines, of Greenville, NC, who found herself with no retirement income so she turned her talents into a nation-wide successful business.
Vines teamed up with two other women (her daughter and niece) to create a business to fill their own need, and a need many elderly people have when retirement arrives Â insufficient income. Now their efforts can make us all look good when it comes time to giving gifts for any occasion.
"Finding the right gift can be a very frustrating experience," explained Sandra Green, of Flushing, NY and co-founder of http://www.BigRedBow.com. "Whether it is a wedding gift, holiday present for a relative, or special gift for a valued customer I have always struggled with finding something just right. When I could not find what I wanted I called my cousin Mary Patterson and we collaborated to create a theme-based gift basket and it was a hit with everyone."
The two joined forces with Vines, Green's mother, to create specialty baskets for others, and it was not long before they realized they had the makings of a new business. A business that filled a very special need all of their lives.
Vines, now serving as the company's gift concierge, had a situation not so unique to her generation. She had been the child of a sharecropper, worked as a maid and nanny in the homes of wealthy people all her life. She had no benefits, no pension, and no retirement.
She may not have had a lot of things but she did have a gift for creating fantasy gift baskets. As a maid and nanny, she did gift baskets for all of the people she worked for. The team of women set out to make gift giving easy and to impart their own special method of selecting gifts, or "giftology."
"We were able to offer a whole collection of different gift baskets for every occasion and holiday, as well as for men, women, and children for those people that are in a hurry and do not want a custom gift basket. We already knew that people loved getting our baskets, and everyone who saw one wanted to also give one to someone else. We chose the route of purchasing an existing gift basket Internet retailer http://www.bigredbow.com and adding our customized products and service to make it better and unique in the marketplace," explained Patterson, of Greenville, NC.
The women tell a success story that is inspirational to all women who have desires to go into business for themselves. It was no simple task. Many obstacles had to be overcome, financial risk, personal sacrifice, moments of doubt, and a great deal of tireless effort. In the end the team of women have a rapidly growing nationwide business.
"Our best advertising continues to be our baskets. Each time someone receives a gift basket from http://www.BigRedBow.com others see it, and that brings us more business," said Patterson. "The baskets we make are so unique, and priced so well that they appeal to everyone."
These are not just simple baskets filled with fruit or flowers. These are baskets filled with many items centered on a theme that is sure to please anyone on any special occasion or holiday.
What Customers Like:
- Affordable Prices Starting at Under $36
- Free Shipping
- Tremendous Selection
- Unique Combinations of Items
- Highest Quality Baskets and Contents
- Custom Designs Available
- Convenient 24/7 On-line Ordering
- Something for Every Occasion
- Specialty Baskets for Men, Women, and Children
Each basket is carefully packaged and shipped UPS ground free of charge, or for a small fee it can be sent second-day or even next-day to insure delivery when you want it there.
Popular Basket Themes Include:
- Summertime Collection
- Candy and Nuts
- Coffee and Tea
- Corporate Gifts
- Customized Gifts
- Every Holiday
Popular Summer Gift Baskets Include:
- 7th Inning Stretch -- contains an assortment of popular snacks in a nostalgic baseball tin to enjoy while watching the game.
*Hot Off the Grill -- everything needed for a great meal on the barbeque from the utensils to an attractive apron, barbeque sauce, snacks, and items that will make grilling a success all summer long.
- Other summer baskets include Hole In One, Chairman of the Board, Summer Vacation, Ravenswood Winery, and many more.
The staff at http://www.BigRedBow.com can even work with customers on a one-on-one basis to create the perfect gift for anyone, or for any special occasion. More and more people are turning to http://www.BigRedBow.com to send gift baskets all year long for birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, special events, holidays of every kind, and as a nice way to thank someone for a job well done.
Mary Patterson or Sandra Green, Toll-free 1-866-226-0990
David M. Bresnahan, 801-562-5362
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