The Complete Guide to Garden Center Management

March 03, 2011
guidetogcmanagementJuly 22, 2011 - International retail consultant John Stanley has his roots in garden centres - he started working with nurseries and garden centers and branched out to the general retail world. He now brings insights and perspectives from these other markets to help garden centres compete with the other lifestyle choices their customers face when looking to spend their leisure dollars.

John offers helpful direction for:

* Selecting a location
* Obtaining financing for construction and remodeling
* Selecting store fixtures
* Arranging traffic flow in your centre
* Creating an effective signage plan
* Hiring qualified team members
* Making the sales and add-on selling
* Benchmarking your business
* Doing business on the Web
* Opening a coffee shop in your garden centre

Whether you want to open up a brand new garden centre, remodel or relocate an existing one, or are just looking to do what you do a little better, John Stanley will help you get the most from your business.

For more information or to purchase this book, visit the Canadian Garden Centre & Nursery bookstore.

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