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November, 2012    
Motivation Monthly

Thanksgiving is right around the corner. In keeping with the season, we have explored the theme of thankfulness and business appreciation in our November Motivation Monthly newsletter. Our first article lists many blessings businesses can be thankful for this year, and the second discusses the effectiveness of using promotional business gifts to express gratitude toward customers and employees. We are also offering new Bright Green Ideas and exclusive savings. 

Things Businesses Should Be Thankful for This Thanksgiving


Be thankful for the alarm that goes off early in the morning, because it means you are alive.


As the holiday season gets into full swing and the end of the year approaches, it's a good time to reflect on the things that are going right in business and what managers can be grateful for.


Be thankful you've made it through. 2012 was still a tough year for many entrepreneurs, but I think most of us would agree that the light at the end of the tunnel is getting closer. If your business has survived the past few years, you've got something to be proud of.


Be thankful for your employees. No business can survive without its employees. If your employees are like most, they've risen to the occasion; pulled together and done everything they can to help sustain your business.


Be thankful for your customers. Customers have more options than ever in this constantly connected world. It's easy for them to seek out new solutions when you're no longer meeting their needs. Don't ever take them for granted.


Be thankful for the internet & social media. Innovations like cloud computing, social media, and a myriad of free online tools to help start and grow businesses, have helped small businesses do more with less. From Facebook to Twitter to eBay to email marketing, the Internet's impact on small business is impossible to overstate.


Be thankful people are still buying. Reports go back and forth as to whether this economic downturn is over or still raging. It all seems to depend on who you talk to about it. Thankfully, even with times being tough, people out there are buying like mad!

We are and may always be a capitalistic society. While some find this troubling, what it means for anyone willing to get out there and do the hard work is there will be money to be made if they have the right product or service. If there's a niche, fill it, and they will come...with lots of money!


Be thankful that being an entrepreneur is possible. We sometimes take for granted the idea we're able to even entertain the idea to start up a business and make  it on our own. So many countries around the world don't offer this privilege, and we need to remember that every day we wake up and get to work on the day's  activities. This is particularly difficult to recall when everything seems to be going wrong and your customers are driving you crazy, but it's all part of  the fun!


Be thankful for the lessons you've learned. You don't make it through an economic landscape like today's, without being smart and savvy. Tough times teach us things, and the lessons we've learned in the past few years will help us run a better, smarter, and more profitable businesses in any economy.

Thanksgiving is the perfect time to pause, assess our strengths and weaknesses, count our blessings, and be thankful for all the encouragement and support received in our personal lives as well as in our business.


Source: K. Savery, DeFevre, Nov., 2011 

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Did You Know...

Business gifts are proven to be a very effective way to show your gratitude, whether it be to your customers or employees. This professional courtesy is more the rule, rather than the exception with some 84 percent

of businesses engaging in giving business gifts.


It was found that 96 percent of end buyers define a

business gift as logoed personal-use items given out to establish good relationships and high retention rates with clients and employees.


An experimental study conducted by Georgia Southern University showed that recipients of promotional products in the form of business gifts have a significantly more positive image of a company than those who do not receive promotional products. 

The group receiving the promotional product had a more positive image as evidenced in their comments about the company than the non-recipient control group. The difference was statistically significant. 


The most common response to the question of why business gifts were given was "to thank customers," while some noted that "damage control" was another important variable.


The specials found throughout this Motivation Monthly provide examples of promotional business gifts, perfect for clients and employees alike. Generate positive associations with your business and show your appreciation with many possible gifts!


Source: PPAI

Please contact us if you would like help in selecting Thanksgiving-themed items for your next Holiday promotion or customer gifts. We are offering 20% off throughout the month of November to help you get started (see coupon below).

I hope you have gained new insights as to how you can demonstrate thankfulness in your business life. I am grateful that you are part of our business family. I wish you a blessed and peaceful Thanksgiving. 




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