Gifting is always a tricky business, and it gets even more problematic when you have to figure out gifts for your entrepreneur clients.
You are probably wondering what the big deal is – after all, “entrepreneur” is just a fancy title for someone who owns and runs a business.
But it is not!
Although the terms “businessperson” and “entrepreneur” are used interchangeably, there is a vast difference between them.
A businessperson runs a business, undertaking an idea that may not be entirely original – he follows a well-trodden path. However, an entrepreneur is an innovator, an experimentalist, someone who has a novel idea for a product or business and becomes a trailblazer in that category. They take the road less traveled.
Because entrepreneurs are wired differently, it is essential to first understand their mindset before figuring out what kinds of gifts please them.
Gifts for Entrepreneurs – What Sets them Apart?
1. They are about innovation
Entrepreneurs are all about the ideas – the innovative ideas that nobody else has thought about before. Entrepreneurs want to lay their new ideas on the world and better the old or existing systems.
2. They are about problem-solving
Entrepreneurs are a solution-driven bunch. It is about what they can do to find a solution rather than focus and stress about the prevalent problems. They go out and make things happen.
3. They are about being their own bosses
Entrepreneurs want to be their own bosses, have their own codes, decide their own destinies, make their own decisions, and choose their own paths. They, therefore, commit themselves to work hard to make their businesses work.
4. They are about persistence
Entrepreneurs are persistent. They are not fearful of failing and are definitely not scared of the word “no!” They are too busy chasing their business goals to be worried about taking a “no” for an answer. They know all the ups and downs are just part of the process.
5. They are about proving something
Whether it is to their parents, friends, the industry, society, or themselves, entrepreneurs want to prove that they can do it, and they go at it with a vengeance! Pursuing goals aggressively and doing everything they can to make it happen are common traits among entrepreneurs.
6. They are about networking
All of us know how crucial business relationships are, but entrepreneurs know it better. They are the best networkers around. They understand that their business’s success relies on relationships, and hence they network as if their life depends on it.
7. They are about being tough and resilient
They are tough and resilient as they are persistent. Entrepreneurs who get knocked down pick themselves right back up and carry on.
8. They are about working hard
Entrepreneurs are so committed to their business that they cannot stop working! All they do is work, work, work and have time for little else.
So, we can safely conclude that entrepreneurs are highly creative, innovative risk-takers who have exclusive ideas and do not mind taking risks and enduring the unpredictability of business to start a new venture and change existing systems.
What kind of gifts would entrepreneurs appreciate?
By now, indeed, you have a clearer picture of the psyche of entrepreneurs. Now, we are going to use the psyche of the entrepreneur as a parameter for the kind of gifts that they would generally appreciate.
Here are some examples:
1. Gifts to boost confidence
Starting a new venture and running it until it is fully established requires a lot of confidence, especially when many factors are unknown. And although entrepreneurs are generally confident people, even they need a boost now and then, and so gifts for entrepreneurs that will boost confidence are always a great idea.
2. Gifts that will save time
If any group of people is pressed for time, it is this one. Because they are workaholics, entrepreneurs lack time for anything else. Hence, gifts that help save time are ideal for them and will always be appreciated.
3. Gifts to motivate
Who does not need motivation? Whether it is a well-established business person or an entrepreneur who is just starting a new venture, motivation is always welcome. It leaves the recipient, feeling that they are ready to take on the world.
4. Innovative gifts
As we have seen, entrepreneurs are innovative people. They are all about new ideas and breakthroughs. Creative, innovative, but thoughtful gifts are extremely likely to impress them and keep you on top-of-mind with them.
5. Age-appropriate gifts
Entrepreneurs usually are younger people (in their mindset, if not in age). And younger people like to keep up with the trends, so they are more likely to appreciate fun and trendy gifts that are, well, suited for future generations.
6. Gifts that could help them in their new businesses
Starting a business is a tough job, and any little thing that helps make it easier is welcome! Simply put, anything that could help your entrepreneur clients by making their lives more manageable would be welcome gifts.
Importance of Gifting Your Entrepreneur Clients
If you are dealing with both established business people and entrepreneurs, you may feel the need to favor your long-standing clients or rather your more established clients. But it is equally essential to give gifts to your entrepreneur clients as well, and here’s why:
1. Because they are always innovating and expanding
So, what does this have to do with gifting, you ask? If your entrepreneur clients are continually growing and innovating, they may require more services from you, and therefore, more business opportunities may come your way. It will, hence, serve you well to stay on the radar and top of mind.
2. Because you want to develop and strengthen ties
Gifting is a surefire way to cement newly established business relationships and relationships with prospective entrepreneur clients and ensure they are stronger and more enduring. Your small act of gratitude and generosity will have significant positive implications on your brand perception and increase the prospects of referrals and repeat business.
Gifting is also an easy and acceptable way to reconnect with people you have fallen out of contact with without coming across as sales-y and aggressive.
3. Because they are more receptive
Since they are generally small set-ups, it is the best time to establish strong relationships with them. As they grow, those relationships could fatten your business pipeline and be very beneficial to you. Also, the smaller businesses can do with the encouragement and will value you for it.
Since entrepreneurs are also keen networkers, your attempts to build a good relationship will not go unnoticed.
4. Because any innovation should be encouraged
Where would we be without innovation and people who did not take risks? Yup, nowhere! If nothing else, innovation and enterprise should always be encouraged, and the best way to do so is with gifts because they show appreciation without breaking the bank.
5. Because it sets the right tone for future business
Gifting always speaks volumes about generosity and appreciation without being vulgar and in-your-face. It will also give your entrepreneur clients a chance to know you, your business and leave them with a good impression of your company and brand.
Gifting your entrepreneur clients is an excellent way to highlight the uniqueness and the values of your business.
6. Because it shows gratitude and generosity
If you have been doing business with an entrepreneur for a while, show you appreciate the opportunity to do business as well as the relationship and send them a gift. Showing appreciation can never backfire and can only have a positive outcome!
Gifting also reflects a certain level of generosity and shows that you care about individual relationships. Your clients will surely recognize the significance of these two factors in creating long-standing business relationships.
7. Because it distinguishes you and sets your relationship with them apart
You always want to be seen as unique, memorable, and someone they want to do business with. By sending your entrepreneur clients a delightful gift, you will not just stand apart from the rest of the competition. They will know the positive value you are bringing to the table.
If you have been paying attention while reading this, you will probably be wondering how you are going to choose and deliver gifts to your entrepreneur clients that you might not know too well, keeping all of the above in mind.
The good news is that all you have to do is get in touch with Eva Gifting Assistant.
Finding Gifts for Entrepreneurs the Right Way – Eva Gifting Assistant
We are well aware that if you have to keep the above parameters, your budget and the logistics of buying and delivering the gifts in mind and multiply that by the number of the gifts you have to send out, the thought of the job itself will drive you crazy.
Yes, you could buy gifts in bulk and send them out. But then there is not much point in sending out gifts if they are not personalized, unique, or will help you stay on top of mind.
And so, Eva!
Yup, Eva Gifting Assistant is the answer to all your gifting needs or problems, or desires (whichever way you may choose to look at it).
All you have to do is decide a budget, and Eva will take care of everything else – right from choosing the gift to packaging and delivering it.
Eva Gifting Assistant works on AI and accomplishes things that humans may find challenging to do.
Eva does your homework
Imagine if you called up all of your entrepreneur clients and then tried to get to know them better to find out what their interests were so you could give them a personalized gift. Yup, that does sound a little awkward and maybe even a little creepy.
But Eva’s chatbot gets away with it. It chats with recipients and collects as much data as it needs to make a gift choice. But that is not all. Since it is based on artificial intelligence, it also uses Google data, weather data, data on gifting trends, etc., to come up with the perfect gift for the recipients.
No, recipients do not think it is creepy and happily chat with Eva, and its 99% chat completion rate proves it.
Eva makes it personal and exciting
After the chat, Eva has enough data on the recipients to choose a perfect gift. It even collects birthdates, preferences, and interests and finds out if the recipient has any allergies.
This way, recipients get a gift that they have almost (but not quite) chosen themselves, making it more relevant but still an exciting surprise.
Eva also includes a handwritten note to the recipient. What could be more personal than that?
Eva delights your clients every time
With all of the data meticulously collected, Eva rarely gets it wrong – it has a whopping 95% gift acceptance rate.
Eva also asks the recipients to rate the gifts they receive, and in the rare event that the recipient is dissatisfied with the gift they receive, Eva sends them another gift completely free of cost.
Eva uses this data on gift preferences to refine gift choices for future recipients, so satisfaction is guaranteed every single time.
Eva can be completely automated
What more, you can completely automate your gifting program by connecting Eva to your CRM. This will then allow you to send out gifts with a few clicks of your mouse and measure the ROI of your gifting program.
Also, there are never any repeat gifts from Eva because its catalog constantly changes with the trends, and it also stores recipient data and keeps track of what gifts it has sent out before.
Eva makes the experience unique
You will quickly realize that using Eva itself is a unique experience. Your entrepreneur clients are sure to note not only the delightful and memorable gifts Eva sends but also the whole unusual, albeit pleasant process of gifting.
How do you benefit from using Eva?
Eva makes gifting extremely simple for you. In fact, so simple that it requires almost nothing from you.
It will save you
And you will still be able to reap the benefits of your gifting program.
Because Eva sends out such delightful gifts your clients are sure to remember the gifts and the person who sent them (yes you!). We can also boast that Eva’s gifts have a 98% recall rate even after 9-12 months.
Eva’s Top Ten for Entrepreneurs
Entrepreneurs work hard to make their dreams a reality. Because they are so driven and pressed for time, they do not have too much time to pursue interests, making it even more tricky to shop for gifts for them. But Eva never runs out of unique ideas for gifting.
Here are some of Eva’s coolest gifts for entrepreneurs that have received the highest ratings from our recipients.
1. Smart devices
Everyone misplaces their stuff at some point. Using a tracker can make it easier than turning your whole house upside down to find misplaced keys, bags, or anything else. Attaching a Tile Mate Tracker can help in locating items that are not anywhere in sight. This is a brilliant device that helps save a lot of time and effort and will surely be appreciated by your entrepreneur clients.
2. Utility devices
There are never enough hours in a day, and burning the midnight oil is very common with entrepreneurs. The FlexLight – a flexible USB lantern – is a portable, pliable USB gooseneck for quick, controlled light. It can be used to light work surfaces, whether for working, reading, or cooking, and is a handy device that will definitely be appreciated.
Since entrepreneurs are always on the go, phone chargers are the best way to help them stay fully charged. Scout All-in-One Power Bank is the world’s most versatile power-bank. It comes fully loaded with a built-in wall charger, built-in cables, quick-charging USB Port, and proprietary intelligent charging technology. However, its incredibly slim design still weighs in at only 9 ounces. This thoughtful gift is sure to be cherished.
Photography gifts are ideal for every entrepreneur who is just starting their venture. Most people have their businesses on social media these days, and cool photographs are always helpful in creating the buzz.
The Xenvo Pro Lens Kit is the perfect companion for every entrepreneur looking to expand their smartphone camera’s natural capabilities and take high-quality images without having to invest money in a different camera.
Hard work and stress are the constant companions of every entrepreneur. A fun way to relieve stress and drive away aches and pains away is the HoMedics Quattro Mini Massager. It has four fun, colorful nodes that give an invigorating spot massage- the ideal gift for entrepreneurs.
3. Musical equipment
Portable speakers, like the Jam Hang-Up Speaker, allow for convenient transportation of music in any room of the house, including outdoors. A dust and water-proof design makes it more interesting as it can be hung even in the shower. This makes an excellent gift for de-stressing and is an ideal gift for entrepreneurs.
Rowkin Bit Charge Stereo is the ultimate set of portable wireless Bluetooth earbuds. The housing conveniently holds the earbuds while doubling up as a power bank to keep your devices charged. It is an ideal gift for entrepreneurs who need to take calls and keep their devices charged and running throughout the day. Now, who would not love a pair?
Coffee is the best supercharger that anyone could ask for, and if it is gourmet, then even better. The Luz de Vida is our signature roast, is meticulously blended for only the most discerning coffee lovers. This smooth roast will not only light up the mornings of any of your entrepreneur clients but also comes in a beautiful Mayan fabric bag that they can keep and enjoy. This means more memorability and retention.
Entrepreneurs always have something to celebrate. One of Eva’s top gifts in the wine & spirits category is the Balvenie Single Malt 12 Year Doublewood whisky. With notes of dark toffee, malt, and vanilla, this whiskey is an extremely suave gift and is sure to keep you top of mind with all your entrepreneur clients.
Chocolates are an all-time favorite with everyone and can be a pick-me-up for any entrepreneurs you know! The delicious Feve Artisan Chocolatier – Assorted Collection, a variety of milk and dark chocolate truffles with seasonal flavors, makes a charming and memorable gift.
Entrepreneurs improve our standards of living and create wealth for businesses that they engage with. They help drive change in society and enable the development of new markets with their innovative business ideas and improved products.
Entrepreneurs are a unique bunch who play an essential part in society. Hence, cementing strong relationships and showing them appreciation through gifts is a significant gesture, which goes a long way in acknowledging their contributions and helping your business pipeline.
Keeping so many things in mind while choosing a gift may seem overwhelming, but Eva can manage the whole process for you. Apart from making gifting a breeze and an enjoyable experience for both you and your entrepreneur client, it sends out the most delightful and trendy gifts and is an excellent option for all your gifting needs.
Use Eva to keep gifting the way it should be – fun and memorable!
If you want to know more, you can log into Eva or take a free demo to find out more about Eva and how you can integrate it with your gifting program.