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What are people buying this Christmas?

What am I trying to achieve in this article?  Different clients have different requirements and ideas about gifts.  They want a good quality gift that will present well and be a true reflection upon their sincere appreciation.  A food hamper that contains items that will actually be used and show that thought have gone into … Continue reading

Customer Service

“The Customer Is Always Right”….a slogan from the early 20th century , meaning, The trading policy that states a company’s keenness to be seen to put the customer first. Of course, these entrepreneurs didn’t intend to be taken literally. What they were attempting to do was to make the customer feel special by inculcating into … Continue reading

ECU North West Metro Small Business Awards

Friday, June 15th, 2012 was an exciting day for me as owner of Greys Boutique Gifts. This is the night that the Joondalup Business Association held the annual ECU North West Metro Small Business Awards to celebrate and recognise the best of the best. And, although I believed I was worthy, I never had the courage … Continue reading

THE BUZZY BEE – A Great Kiwi Icon

HOW DOES A WOODEN TOY THAT RESEMBLES A BEE AND MAKES A CLICKING NOISE, BE SUCH A FAMOUS NEW ZEALAND ICON?     Let me start by sharing the history behind the creation of the Buzzy Bee and why this toy continues to be given as a gift to the current generation of Kiwi children. … Continue reading


One of my new year resolutions this year was to make time to sit down and read the newspaper and when I sat down to read the Sunday paper, on Tuesday mind you, I found an article that captured my attention immediately “Short on shut eye?  Re-energise during the day with these simple techniques”. Sleep … Continue reading

New Beginnings

I established Greys Boutique Gifts established in November 2009. The prospect of owning and operating a small business in Toowoomba was very exciting. After drafting business, finance and marketing strategies I also drafted exit, relocation and development strategies in the event of my husband being posted and our family once again being relocated.  It all … Continue reading

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