The Gift Shop Owner Certificate Course has been developed to meet high academic standards, ensuring that as a graduate you can display with pride the Gift Shop Owner Certificate you will earn from the International Association of Professions Career College. Topics covered in the Gift Shop Owner Certificate Course Online include the following:
- Skills and Knowledge You Will Need
- Learning by Doing
- Resources for Self-Study
Starting Your Gift Shop Business
- Choosing Your Niche
- Options for Starting a Gift Shop
- Choosing a Store Name
- Your Business Plan
- Start-Up Financing
- Legal Matters
Setting Up Your Gift Shop
- Finding a Location
- Store Design
- Displaying Merchandise
- Retail Equipment and Supplies
- Obtaining Your Inventory
Running Your Gift Shop Business
- Store Operations
- Inventory Management
- Setting Your Prices
- Getting Paid
- Financial Management
- Working with Service Providers
Getting and Keeping Customers
- Marketing Tools
- Marketing Techniques
- Market Events
- Customer Service
What Happens in the Gift Shop Owner Certificate Course Online
The Gift Shop Owner Certificate Course is an online learning program with suggested readings from the textbook (FabJob Guide to Become a Gift Shop Owner). This course is self directed, which means you may study and complete assignments at times that are most convenient for you from the comfort of your own home.
This part-time Gift Shop Owner Certificate Course has a recommended completion date of 6 weeks from the start of the program, however, you may choose to complete the course in as little as 4 weeks or as long as 12 weeks, depending on your schedule.
The Gift Shop Owner Certificate Course has been created to allow you to complete it without any teaching assistance. However, if you have questions or need assistance, you can receive help from a Faculty Member throughout the 6 weeks of the course. Your Faculty Member is a valuable resource person who can provide you with personal teaching assistance to help you succeed in the course and advice to help you succeed in the career.
What Is Included in the Gift Shop Owner Certificate Course
This all-inclusive Gift Shop Owner Certificate Course package includes:
- Registration for the Gift Shop Owner Certificate Course
- Access to a Faculty Member to provide you with personal teaching assistance and career advice
- (Optional) 2020 membership in the IAPO International Association of Professional Gift Shop Owners for only $2 per month
- Downloadable Gift Shop Owner Certificate personalized with your name and the seal of the International Association of Professions Career College which you can print
- (Optional) Opportunity to order official certificates printed on fine linen paper and embossed with the gold seal of the college
- Textbook: FabJob Guide to Become a Gift Shop Owner (e-book edition)
“It’s very rewarding when you see a customer excited to find a great item, especially when you had them in mind when you bought the product at market. It’s exciting to see people come to the store and comment on how they like the store, they like the merchandise, and they like how things are displayed.” — Cynthia Sutton-Stolle, Co-owner, The Silver Barn, Columbus, Texas (Cynthia is one of the gift shop owners who give advice in this guide)
Registration Fee for the Gift Shop Owner Certificate Course
You can have all this for an incredible price. It can cost hundreds, or even thousands, of dollars to take other programs. (We found courses based on old editions of our guides with registration fees of up to $999 and more.) We are able to offer you online courses at a significantly lower cost to you because of our expertise from almost 20 years of producing the leading online guides for non-traditional careers.
Our online career college certificate courses have previously been offered for a registration fee of $297 U.S. and includes a textbook and one-year professional membership – a total value of almost $377. NEW YEAR SPECIAL: This all-inclusive registration package for the Gift Shop Owner Certificate Course is priced at only $97 U.S. for the January 27, 2020 course.
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Enrollment is limited and registration is on a first come first served basis, so we recommend that you register early for the Gift Shop Owner Certificate Course online to avoid disappointment.
Easy Changes and Cancellations
It’s easy to change or cancel your course registration. See our FAQ page for details.
Frequently Asked Questions
How Much Money Do Gift Shop Owners Make?
As a gift shop owner, your income is determined by a number of factors, including: your experience, location, business model and how much revenue your gift shop generates. According to data from PayScale, the average income for a small business owner in the United States is $73,000 – however this can range up to $182,000 or more.
What Does a Gift Shop Owner Do?
When you open a gift shop, you will have a business that lets you get paid to indulge your passion for gift shopping while helping people celebrate some of the happiest moments in life. From birthdays to new babies to just because, gift shop owners have the satisfaction of helping people show they care.
How Do I Start a Gift Shop?
Earning a certificate as a gift shop owner will equip you with the principles and techniques for starting and running your own gift shop. A certificate also provides evidence of your expertise, assurance of your professionalism, an important credential for your resume, a competitive advantage when marketing your services and higher earnings (according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics).
What is the Gift Shop Owner Certificate Course?
In IAP Career College’s part-time online Gift Shop Owner Certificate Course you will learn important principles and practical step-by-step techniques for getting started in a career as a professional gift shop owner. This online course has a recommended completion date of 6 weeks, however it may be completed in as little as 4 weeks or as long as 12 weeks. The course has been created to allow you to complete it without any teaching assistance, however as a student you have access to Faculty Members to provide you with personal teaching assistance and career advice.
What is IAP Career College?
The International Association of Professions Career College (IAP Career College) is a leading online career college offering affordable online certificate courses and professional certifications for non-traditional and “dream” careers. When you take a part-time online certificate course with IAP Career College, you can schedule your learning around your life – you can work at your own pace, at the best times for you and from the comfort of your own home. IAP Career College and affiliated company FabJob Inc (the leading online publisher of guide books on how to get started in a dream career) have served over half a million career changers on six continents since 1999.