Management
“The independent garden centre can’t win the war on price; it has to differentiate itself on service.”
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Bring down the cost of cellphones
Want to know how you can reduce your small business cellphone bill? Check out what other businesses have done to cut costs.
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Guide to horticulture management and supervision

Horticulture Management & Supervision is the only management book that is able to mesh current supervisory principles with an intimate day-to-day understanding of the green industry.
The best way to plan ahead is to look back. In the past year, the garden centre industry has been faced with a number of challenges – including but not limited to the weather.
Are you a good boss? And how do you know you are? Are you a better boss today than you were last year, and better than when you first were put in charge?
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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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