Thursday, December 30, 2010

The Year in Review

As 2010 comes to an end, this seemed like the perfect time to reflect on this past year and to take a peek into 2011.

And wow, what a year it has been!! Not only did I meet my business goals, but I exceeded them! Thanks to the help of my mentor, Joan. Without all of your wonderful guidance throughout NAWBO's Mentoring Program, I do not know where my business would be at right now.

I also need to give a "big" thank you to all of my family and friends. I TRULY appreciate all of the support you have given me throughout this last year.

As Wicked Wicker moves into 2011, you can look for new creations to be added from the treasures I find, my philosophy on gifting, continuing my board position for the Women's Enterprise Foundation, and continuing to chair the Central Neighborhood NAWBO Meetings.

I am looking forward to a prosperous year in 2011!


Thursday, December 23, 2010

A Big "Thank You"

On behalf of Wicked Wicker, I would like to thank my delivery angels for this holiday season.
Norma McCormick, Clean & Fresh Cleaning,
Amy Bruske, Kolbe Corp.,
Without the help from both of you, I would still be delivering baskets.
Thank you!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Make a Great Gift Impression

Have you ever received the same present from two different people?
Have you ever given the same present as someone else has to the same person?

Avoiding embarrassing moments like these can be tricky without spending extravagant amounts of time and money, but a gift from Wicked Wicker will always make a great impression. Our gifts baskets are unique and they won’t break your bank. Go ahead and wow them this year with a Wicked Wicker gift basket!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Plastic Gifts

Gift cards have been advertised and praised as incredibly convenient for so long that we have forgotten that there are better, more personal, options that are just as convenient. However, gift cards often go unused. Here are some interesting facts to consider before you reach for the "plastic gift" this holiday season:

  1. Fifty-five percent of gift card recipients need more than one trip to deplete the value of their card - consumers view this as a big hassle!
  2. Forty percent of adults received at least one gift card last holiday season and had not redeemed it by March. That's money in the bank for retailers — and money doing nothing for consumers.
  3. More than a third of the people surveyed said they either forgot about their cards, lost them, or the cards had expired, yikes!
  4. Another third said they couldn't find anything they wanted to spend their gift card on.
  5. Almost sixty percent said they didn't have the time to shop.
  6. Besides letting gift cards gather dust or losing them, consumers can be left with worthless plastic if the issuing retailer goes out of business. That's happened more than a few times this past year!
And if you find yourself with an unwanted "plastic gift" this holiday season, be smart about its disposal and go to They will buy the gift cards you have no use for and sell them to someone else.

Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Thanking Clients

This holiday season is the perfect time to thank your clients for their business. Remember, every client has the right to choose which company they are going to do business with and they chose your company. Let them know they are appreciated!

Thursday, December 02, 2010

Don't Forget to Gift the Hostess this Holiday Season!

The Holiday Season is full of parties and get-togethers. It's a time of food and fun, so naturally when you go to one of these parties, all the hard work that the hostess put into the preparations isn't going to be the first thing on your mind. You just want to have a good time with everyone. In the end, being a hostess is hard work, and not only does it deserve a little thanks, but it will keep your hostess from being discouraged. Please don't overlook the hostess this year. Instead, why not give her a basket from Wicked Wicker to show your thanks? After throwing a Holiday Party, she could use it!

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