Decision making for a widow can be difficult. After a few months of a sabbatical, prayer and a lot of research, I have decided to start a business venture and work for myself.
I used to own a corporate gift and gift basket company before I worked in corporate America. I learned that I like to sell but not manage the details. But, without the details, failure is inevitable, and eventually I failed. I ended up working at a Denny’s to support myself and my three boys as a single mom, trying to salvage any sense of dignity that I imagined I had.
I lacked the wisdom and understanding of what it took to run a successful company. After failing miserably, I then proceeded to think I would never do that again. But I later found that success and wisdom can come through failure.
Since I have a large family with many grandchildren and more on the way, I particularly desire the flexibility that working for myself can create. Also, I desire that others in my similar situation can take a small risk and have that flexibility as well. I will document my journey, including the good, the bad and the ugly as I walk through it.
I love business. I love everything about it; the challenge, the fun, the creativity, and the character developed in the process. As a pastor’s wife, the garden of pastoral service was always evolving. Now I am in a different garden. I need to support myself and am looking forward to the fruit this basket will hold.
This is a work in progress, and I don’t have all the bugs worked out yet and will continue to work on the branding. But I am excited to start this new adventure.
I am introducing Nifty Package Company where we offer innovative, creative and artistic corporate gifts and custom-themed gift baskets and within those baskets are cottage foods, as organic as we can make them, which will include cookies, cake pops and eventually jams.
We take pride in our superior customer service, commitment to charity, and attention to details. NPC is also on Yelp, Facebook, Pinterest, and Instagram. If you need any baskets or corporate gifts, let me come to you or give us a call.