Management
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AMI: planning for success pays off

Farmers actively engaged in business management planning practices are seeing increased growth, while their counterparts who generally do not undertake farm business management planning activities are faced with lower or declining incomes.
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OFA offering free online education

OFA is now offering FREE educational opportunities at your fingertips. All you need is a computer, Internet connection, speakers or a phone, and 30 minutes. It's as simple as clicking on a link. 
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How to work on your business instead of in it

Most entrepreneurs would agree that their goal as small business owners is to reach that utopian place where they are working on the business instead of in the business. Here's how you can achieve this goal.
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If you're going to spy,
do it right

In business, there are some dirty jobs. Carrying out competitive intelligence is one of them. If you're looking to spy on your competitors, here are four straightforward ways to go about it.
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Google to offer websites to Canadian small business

Google aims to give away thousands of websites to small Canadian businesses to encourage them to establish an online presence.
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Future of family business ownership in question
Nearly half of Canadian family business owners have not chosen their next business leader, exposing a lack of succession planning, according to a recent study.
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The Complete Guide to Garden Center Management

International retail consultant John Stanley brings insights and perspectives from other retail markets to help garden centres compete with the lifestyle choices their customers face when looking to spend their leisure dollars.
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Advice to help you manage your centre

International retail consultant John Stanley brings insights and perspectives from other retail markets to help garden centres compete with the lifestyle choices their customers face when looking to spend their leisure dollars.
BOOKSTORE FEATURE

The Complete Guide to Garden Center Management

International retail consultant John Stanley brings insights and perspectives from other retail markets to help garden centres compete with the lifestyle choices their customers face when looking to spend their leisure dollars.
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Are you a great employer?
Let people know

Companies should always be marketing themselves as great employers, not just when they need to fill a position.
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Canadian growers taking a beating
Canadian nursery growers are taking a pounding as their American counterparts continue to find local buyers for their discounted products.
Feb. 8, 2011, Regina — The Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) recently released its Monthly Agriculture Business Barometer which shows improvement in agri-business optimism that unfolded late last year appears to have carried over into 2011.
How “sustainable” is your farm? Environmentally speaking, how would you rate your operations against those of colleagues across North America?
The number one stumbling block for a Canadian bioenergy project is a lack of adequate financing.
Late last October, I was able to tour the Netherlands as part of the Sustainability Initiative project hosted by the Office of the Dutch Agricultural Counselor in Washington.

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