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In the lead-up to this year’s Vancouver Winter Olympics, our thoughts were on the athletes and all the hard work and sacrifices they made in making their respective teams.
Sept. 1, 2010, will be remembered as an important milestone in the history of the Canadian ornamental industry.
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How you can avoid burnout

Entrepreneurs and small business owners have to be cognizant about avoiding burnout, given it is so easy to work, work and work some more. 
July 22, 2010, Kingsville, Ont. – The massive cogen project at Great Northern Hydroponics has attracted provincial recognition.
July 16, 2010, Kingsville, Ont. – A computerized traceability program has earned Cedar Beach Acres one of 55 regional awards in the Premier’s Award for Agri-Food Innovation Excellence program.
May 28, 2010, Langley, B.C. – Bevo Agro Inc. posted net earnings of $499,209 for the three months ended March 31, 2010, compared to net earnings of $296,471 for the three months ending March 31, 2009, an increase of 68 per cent.
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.
Not many things these days are secure and, come to think about it, they never have been. We live in a changing world, and with changing circumstances that impact us every day. Many of these changes are positive, but some are strong enough to pull us backward. These circumstances could even be the same to different people, while the effects are vastly different. Whether the circumstances are positive or negative depends on the situation we are in at that time.
April 8, 2010, Waterloo, Ont. – Descartes Systems Group, a federated global logistics network, announced that McLeod Software, a leading software provider for the trucking industry, has joined Descartes' United by Design program to offer broader services to its truck carrier brokerage and shipper community throughout North America.
March 30, 2010 – Lakeshore Inc. and Seacliff Farms Ltd. have entered into an agreement with a private investment group to bring together two of Ontario’s largest and most innovative plant growing and marketing companies.
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Lakeshore and Seacliff
team up

Lakeshore Inc. and Seacliff Farms Ltd. have entered into an agreement with a private investment group to bring together two of Ontario’s largest and most innovative plant growing and marketing companies.
March 17, 2010 - Entrepreneurs are leaders, not managers. Leaders inspire people to do things, while managers tell people what to do. There is a big difference between leading and managing your business - which one are you doing?
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Who wants to be an entrepreneur?
Entrepreneurs are leaders, not managers. Leaders inspire people to do things, while managers tell people what to do. There is a big difference between leading and managing your business – which one are you doing?
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The challenges of dealing with a younger boss

As generations continue to mix in the workplace, many older workers are reporting to younger bosses and this can sometimes result in conflict.
Given the new greenhouse industry environment, a new business plan is a must. What is more important is to know the strategies for applying such a plan.

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