Tuesday, May 14, 2019

The Card & Gift Network Interview

Questionnaire and Answers

1. Easy one first, can you tell me your name and your business? 

My name is Quanda R. Graves. The name of my business is QS Simple Treasures Greetings & Collections.

2. What is your USP (Unique selling proposition) or the 30 second elevator pitch you would use to describe your business and what makes it special to a stranger?

QS Simple Treasures Greetings & Collections is a company dedicated to greetings and gift ideas. We have greetings that are thematic, hand drawn illustrated with messages that are clear and concise with your heart in mind, at golden aged prices. They are small greetings with very BIG sentiments. 

We have our oolong tea that is healthy for you, the taste and aroma are nothing short of amazing and autographed poems with great messages of inspiration make for wonderful gifts and much more. 

 Our motto says: You don't need a holiday to celebrate a loved one. Celebrate everyday because tomorrow is not promised. That's what makes us different. 

3. What’s your background? What inspired you to start your business? How did you get to where you are today?

3a. My background consists of many things: Author, poet, journalist and a businesswoman who loves creativity and art. 
3b. What inspired me to start my own business? Well, I’ve always had an entrepreneurial spirit. My family always had something they were doing outside of their jobs. As I grew older I started to see, learn the true value of just what entrepreneurial really meant and I’ve worked to create that for me, and having my own business has been my dream. I now run under the moniker of creative business is my business. 
3c. I landed here today by plan and action (along with a whole lot of prayer). LOL! Oh and of course, passion, belief in myself, my dreams with drive, ambition and determination. 

4. How does your experience help you run your business?

 Outside of being an author, poet, journalist and current businesswoman, I’ve held a few corporate positions and those positions past and present is what helps me run my business. The skill set for those positions require organization, budget management, customer service, have the ability to cultivate and maintain relationships. As well as schedule travel arrangements, meetings, management expertise, articulate visions, ideas and suggestions, Microsoft Office and so much more. However, to condense, all of those elements, I’m rooted from, that’s what I apply to my business, that’s how I administer my endeavors.

5. Tell us about your products or the services you offer? What are they? What makes them stand out from your competitors?

QS Simple Treasures Greetings & Collections consists of a couple of products and building. So far they are the following: 1. Dreams “Are Meant To Be Lived” Oolong Tea, which is seasonal and hosted every year September – January with pre-orders July and August. 2. The newly launched thematic hand drawn illustrated poetically versed greeting cards. 3. Last but not at all least we have our very own line of cups hitting the summer 2020. What makes my products stand out from our competitors (although I don’t view business that way) are a few things: Uniqueness, price point and approaches in regard to our marketing strategy.

6. If you had to pick 3 or 4 highlights or “best bits” of your business to point out to a customer, what would you tell them?

The best bits to point out to customers would be the following: Our greetings are cute/ golden age priced with short and sweet messages that leave a big impact long after. If we discuss the Dreams “Are Meant To Be Lived” Oolong Tea, those best bits would be; it’s linked to a message that everyone can apply in life, you can’t get the tea any where else and it’s amazingly delicious and comes with its own poem, provided the package you choose.

7. And finally, where can people find out more?
People can find more information about QS Simple Treasures Greetings & Collections on the blog: www.qssimpletreasures.blogspot.com and on our website www.untilnomore.net.

Also for those that would like to get on our mailing list please contact us at qssimpletreasures@gmail.com.

Our Slogans “ We know how you feel. So we know just what to say.” 
"When life becomes complicated"
"Celebrate everyday because tomorrow is not promised"
"You don't need a holiday to celebrate a loved one"
Simple Treasures

Thank you Card & Gift Network for providing a hopeful opportunity like this to small business owners like mine.

Have a great day!
QS Simple Treasures Greetings & Collections