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Profit from: gift baskets, housework hotline, kitchen gadgets.

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This story appears in the April 1998 issue of Business Start-Ups magazine.

Many people grimace at the thought of having to find the perfect birthday gift for their mother-in-law or a retirement present for a co-worker. But if you think it's more fun to give than to receive, purchasing a distributorship from Le Gourmet Gift Basket Inc. could be the perfect gift for you.

The Le Gourmet Gift Basket distributorship allows you to work from home making custom gift baskets with everything from gourmet foods and pet supplies to car-care products and beauty supplies. The distributorship includes personalized training, start-up equipment and a 24-hour, toll-free support line. Distributors receive a protected territory, credit-card setup, marketing training and referrals. The company also negotiates lower prices from gift vendors--some below wholesale--for its distributors.

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