Working with so many small business owners over the years, I have delivered many gifts and heard the stories of delight that other gifts have created for the owner.
On this page, I want to share with you the best business owner gifts that I have seen, purchased or been given so that you can deliver some delight to your business owner.
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Gifts For A New Business Owner With The Business Name On
Whatever anyone else may think of the name chosen for a business, to the business owner it is very special.
It is something that they have given a lot of thought to, so the business name is very important to them.
Therefore, any business owner gifts that you buy that bear the business’ name will be special to them too.
Here are a few:
1. Business Name Plaque
I said that they like their business name, didn’t I, so why not start with a business name plaque for their office, van or just around the home to remind them of their brave move to start their new business?
This will mean a lot to them (I have mine right behind me as I type, a very thoughtful gift from my daughter).
Where will your business owner friend put theres?
2. Personalised Notebook
And one with their business name on it will be a very special one.
Had a great idea?
Write it down on my personalised notepad.
Got a ‘must do today’ item, pop it in the notepad.
3. Business Card Holder Engraved With Business Name
Like I said, a business owner’s business name means a lot to them, so whilst you might think that business cards have had their day, if they are busy out networking and meeting people to introduce their business, they are going to have a stash of business cards that need popping somewhere.
Why not pop them in this shiny box of joy?
Best Gadget Gifts For Business Owners
Now we move into my favourite category – gadgets!
If your business onwer acquaintance is a music love, tech lover or general gadget lover, you could make their day in this section!
1. Digital Radio
When you just want some background noise, bang on the Ruark Digital Radio and let the background noise by stifled out so that your friend, family member or partner can crack on with their tasks at hand.
The Ruark R1 sounds amazing and is simple to operate. It also contains a clock so that your business owner acquaintance will not miss important meetings or Zoom calls.
2. Desk Fan
I couldn’t manage without it in the summer.
Quiet enough to keep on whilst on Zoom or telephone calls, powerful enough to crank up and chill you quickly before an important meeting, this fan is just the job!
3. Best Headphones For Zooms/Teams Online Meetings
If that is the case, the MOST important thing is a comfortable, easy to pair, long lasting charging set of headphones with a good noise cancelling microphone (especially important if you have the fan on above!).
I had never heard of Bone Conducting microphones until I purchased these, but I am so glad that I found them.
They are so good and so clear and easy to use that some of my clients have now purchased them too, having seen me using them.
The main benefit of bone conductivity headsets is that they do not sit in the ear, but just in front of them.
This means no more itchy, hot ears due to hours of headphone usage.
Next Best Gifts For Business Onwers – Inspirational Business Books
It can be a lonely place startting and running a business. There will be times of doubt “Have I done the right thing”, times of excitement “It is working, but now how do I manage the business as it grows” and times of darn right terror “What have I done?”.
If the business owner is on his own, he can find solutions and solace in some of the very many great books out there for business owners.
Here are a few of my favourites that have helped me over the years.
1. The Growth Formula For All Service Business Owners
Whilst the second book below is all about the owner reaching out to new prospects, this book is all about getting clients coming to you at the precise moment in time that they are looking to buy your business owner friend’s services.
How do I know?
I wrote it!
And with over 60 five star reviews on Amazon, many of them from non law firm business owners, I seem to have hit the mark, for which I am very grateful.
2. Chet Holmes – Ultimate Sales Machine
Laying out a very straightforward yet genius system for only targeting your ideal clients, Chet Holmes makes selling sound easy.
Of course it isn’t, but this book goes a long way to simplifying the sales process for the new business owner.
3. Gerald Ratner
You may or may not have heard of him, but Gerard Ratner ran a jewellry chain bearing his own name, was wildly successful, then made some comments at an after dinner speach about the quality of some of his products, and was soon ousted from the business.
However, he bounced back, so this book is full of inspirational and motivational ideas for your business owner friend.
Gerald Ratner: The Rise And Fall And Rise Again…
New Business Owners Get A LOT Of Ideas – They Need A Lot Of Pads
There are so many things to consider when you start a new business, so a new business onwer needs a lot of notepads around his or her place of work and home.
One for the desk (a to do list pad), one for next to the bed (for those 3am ideas), one in the bathroom (ask any business owner – a lot of good ideas take place in the shower or bath), so they can never have enough pads.
1. The Shower Notepad
It might need an arm stretching out of the shower and reaching for the pad whilst wet, so the notepad needs to be able to cope with this.
Introducing the waterproof notepad…
You don’t even need a special pen for it – it will take writing from their pen of choice, however, if you do want a waterproof pen to go with it, click here:
2. Quality Leather Journal With Gift Box
Leather bound, with a nice clasp to keep it firmly shut, and that unique smell of leather that oozes “quality product”, your business owner friend is going to love this!
Ivory coloured lined pages mean that the style in this journal isn’t restricted to the outside.
So, what are you waiting for?