These top 5 gift ideas will bring holiday cheer and success to the entrepreneur in your life.
Did you know that there are over 25 million Americans starting or running a new business? That means many of you may know a small business owner or aspiring entrepreneur. Someone working hard towards achieving their dream of fulfilling a need or solving a problem in the communities we live, work, and play in.
At times you may not understand their struggles and you may question their pursuit of such an endeavor. Especially when you see them having sleepless nights and short on cash. But as a family member, friend, colleague, lover or neighbor, I implore you —-> DON’T let them give up! Show them your support.
The struggle is real for entrepreneurs. No one else can be harder on us than …well…us. We are always our own worst critics. So please take a moment to take a step back, reflect, and make time to encourage the entrepreneur in your life. You don’t have to pull out all the bells and whistles. You can start by just hugging them for no reason what so ever or simply just asking about their day. Offer to be a sounding board for them. You’d be amazed at how much that helps us. Hearing our thoughts out loud really brings things into perspective. Sometimes it will allow us to have those AHA moments or we may realize “wow that wasn’t so brilliant after all”.
Now if you do want to pull out all the stops and give them something to unwrap that shows your support, here are a few ideas. Keeping in mind that the age of those in the entrepreneur circle vary dramatically. With that said, here are a few gift ideas that would be of value for any age range. Gifts that will help the entrepreneur in your life scale their business.
Professional E-mail Address
Can you believe that 80% of small business owners do NOT have a branded email?! According to Steven Aldrich at GoDaddy, “Consumers are 9x more likely to do business with a company that uses a true business email address, than companies that do not.”
Many entrepreneurs think that by creating an email address such as email@example.com, they are good to go. However, that is not the case. Not only will a business branded email improve their professional image it also secures privacy and reduces their risk of spam.
G-Suite Business Plan (please note this is an affiliate link) provides entrepreneurs with a professional email along with integrated online calendars, online documents with real-time editing, video conferencing, and so much more. All for $10 a month to help the entrepreneur in you life stay organized.
This promo code – D7NNTD4VVA7GXHU – will get you 20% off.
Every entrepreneur needs a professional headshot. It helps give their business a better image, because the truth is, it takes seconds for someone to form a first impression. Yet, many entrepreneurs won’t invest in it because on their long list of priorities this does not make the cut.
If you’re in New York City or Miami, you want to check out Angie Martinez – $150 for a 1-hour photo shoot (not including transportation fees). Her portrait photography tells stories that will give you goosebumps.
Public Speaking Workshop
Now hear me out—-well read on. I know not every entrepreneur desires to be a speaker. But the truth of the matter is that entrepreneurs should always be pitching their story, business, products or services. They have to diversify the platforms used to spread the word in order for their business to thrive. This entails speaking to other people and groups. Not many they can do so successfully. First, there’s the fear factor. Then, there’s the need to develop the skill to become an effective speaker.
But mastering the skill of being a public speaker isn’t just for an entrepreneur to book speaking engagements, it goes beyond that. A good public speaking workshop will allow them to hone in on their work | offerings and develop a great pitch. This is essential for entrepreneurs regardless of the phase their business may be in. This skillset will facilitate their ability to clearly communicate their vision, effectively recruit and communicate with a team, and establish themselves as a subject matter expert in their industry.
Tayo Rockson is a 4 time TEDx speaker who has leveraged social media to become an expert in his field of diversity and inclusion. His master class – $199 for a 4-hour online course – will equip the entrepreneur in your life with confidence, clarity, and the resources required to give their business a competitive edge.
Self-care is a MUST for everyone yet many entrepreneurs find it difficult to make time for themselves. Many fail to realize that their business is an extension of their energy. Negative energy can block their creativity and lead to burnout which in turn impacts their business development | growth. It’s important to fine-tune your energy frequency regularly.
Reiki is the healing art employing the transmission of energy from one person to another or to an entity. It is known to aid relaxation, assist in the body’s natural healing processes, and develop emotional, mental, and spiritual well-being. This is very beneficial for entrepreneurs who have to juggle and manage tremendous stress levels as they build their business.
Jaquí Rodriguez from Wave of Healing – $125 for a 45-minute session. Jaquí’s personality is charismatic, making it very easy for you to become comfortable with her before your session. Sorry y’all, she’s only in New York City.
Speaking of self-care, a spa day is a fantastic gift for any entrepreneur. Personally, I absolutely LOVE receiving these gift cards! I save them up for when my entrepreneur and philanthropist life kicks my arse.
Being at the spa – away from my phone and all technology – goes beyond reducing stress and easing the tension in my body. It gives me time to reflect. For starters, I think about how lucky I am to have someone care enough to give me the gift of being pampered. It makes me feel like my loved ones actually understand the struggles. That alone makes me get back up to keep pushing forward.
I sadly do not have a recommendation for you on this one. There are too many that I love in New York City and Miami.
May this list help you bring tremendous joy and success to the lucky entrepreneur in your life. At the least, I hope it triggered some creative ideas on how you can show your support to help them thrive during their entrepreneur journey.