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Entrepreneurs make their mark at Expo 2011

Entrepreneurs made their mark on the garden and floral industry with a big presence at this year’s Expo 2011, Landscape Ontario’s popular fall floral and garden trade show.
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Entrepreneurs reveal secrets
to small business success

RBC asked Canadian entrepreneurs what their most important piece of advice was for other entrepreneurs. Here's what they had to say.
Oct. 3, 2011 - According to  the newest report released by the CFIB, Canadian small businesses have emerged from the recession as leaders, restoring jobs and business activity lost during this time despite a slow economy.
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Small business the light in the recession storm

According to  the newest report released by the CFIB, Canadian small businesses have emerged from the recession as leaders, restoring jobs and business activity lost during this time despite a slow economy.
Once you know production expenses, volumes and  transportation costs, then you can focus on the mark
Delegation means assigning tasks to subordinates and following up to ensure they’re completed properly and on time. Unfortunately, for too many managers, foremen and owners, this simply means pushing a lot of “busy work” to lead hands, growers or other employees.
The winter season is fast approaching and consumers have plenty of options when it comes to holiday and seasonal products.
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CFIB calculates the high cost
of credit cards

After significant negotiations with Canadian credit card companies, the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) released a comprehensive list of the cost levels of nearly every credit card in the wallets of Canadian consumers and businesses.
Some growers “train” as intensely as world-class athletes, and with gains just as rewarding. Luther Cary of the U.S. set the first standard for the 100-metre dash in a time of 10.8 seconds in 1891 in a race in Paris, France.
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10 threats against small business data security
Geoffrey Arone, serial entrepreneur and co-founder of SafetyWeb, gives his take on 10 very real threats facing small businesses and how they can be addressed in ways that are free or inexpensive.
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Companies seek to protect branded plant patents
Proven Winners Color Choice®, Encore® Azaleas, Endless Summer Collection®, First Editions®, The Knock Out® Family of Roses, Drift® Roses, and Southern Living® Plant Collection are joining forces in a new enterprise aimed at protecting their plant patents and branded programs.
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Ten YouTube tips for small businesses
Using YouTube is easy. Getting noticed, however, is an entirely different story. Here are 10 quick tips you can use to build a successful YouTube channel for your business.
Sometimes a change of perspective is good. At the end of May, I accompanied a friend to a garden centre to see the experience through her eyes. She’s a great example of a first-time garden centre customer who has the potential to become a lasting one, with a little work.
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Reduce your stress, increase your margins
Next week's Greenhouse Canada Grower Day educational sessions have been finalized, and each of them has ideas to help with your improved efficiency and cost-management goals.
I always believe there is a better way to do things. If I am doing something the same way, year after year, I get the feeling that I am missing something – an improvement of some sort – with what I am doing.

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