Rego Park, NY (PRWEB) September 28, 2005
For the last few years you could buy a gift card for anything from lamps to lattÃ©s Â now you can even buy a gift card that promises a shot at a new career.
Most of us know people who have talked (and talked and talked) about starting their own businesses. Maybe youÂve even said, ÂThatÂs a great idea Â you should start your own company!Â Small Biz Booster, a New York City company, is now offering the ÂNew Business Gift Card.Â Their product is a gift card that can be redeemed for help to get a new business going.
Designed for those people who arenÂt likely to set up a fancy downtown office, but might just set aside part of the basement, Small Biz BoosterÂs Gift Card gives your hopeful entrepreneur a marketing session, internet consultation, sales strategy and help with making those all-too-tough sales calls to prospective buyers. (ÂAunt Elma makes amazing scarves, but she could never sell them.Â)
Small Biz Booster was started by two small business owners who did it all themselves. ÂWe know what itÂs like and sometimes itÂs tough. It often seems like thereÂs no one to ask, no one to turn to,Â says Yvonne Shortt, Founder and CBO (Chief Boosting Officer). ÂYou might know someone with a great business idea, but giving them money may not be the best option.Â
According to the SBA, 50% of businesses fail within the first year. ÂMany small businesses run through what little cash they have with one big push and donÂt have a long-term, affordable marketing strategy that will help them make money as they spend it,Â says Shortt. ÂWe give very small businesses the help they need to get started, stay in business and grow.Â
The gift cards start at $300 for an in-depth marketing strategy session and the Âbig boostÂ $1,200 card gets you the whole shebang including e-mail marketing, direct mail and telephone follow-up by Small Biz Booster staff. Small Biz Booster is located in Queens (keeping the rent down) and can be contacted at 718-478-8537 or you can get to them on the web at http://www.smallbizbooster.com. ItÂs certainly a gift theyÂll never forget Â and they may be thanking you for years to come.