Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Elaine Langsam, Owner of The New York Gifting Company, located in New York, NY, USA.

What's your business, and who are your customers?

My company is a gifting company. We offer gifts that can be ordered straight from the website or customized to a client's needs. We cater to individuals as well as to corporate business.

Tell us about yourself

I am a creative person who loves to see the joy these gifts bring to individuals as well as to different events. I started by making gift baskets/boxes as gifts and was encouraged to start learning the business until I felt comfortable putting myself out there.

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

My biggest accomplishment is knowing that my business is constantly growing, and the feedback I get from clients keeps me going each day.

What's one of the hardest things that comes with being a business owner?

One of the hardest things is to keep going when there is a slow period, or I am having a bad day or a difficult client to deal with.

What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?

  1. Do your research.
  2. Be willing to do the work.
  3. Have a great advisor.

Where can people find you and your business?


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