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Sid Raisch to speak at Farwest Show

May 21, 2014  By Canadian Garden Centre & Nursery

May 21, 2014, Wilsonville, OR  — The 2014 Farwest Show will team with retail guru Sid Raisch to focus on the future for independent garden retailers.

Raisch has nearly 30 years experience assisting a wide range of green industry companies. During Farwest, which runs Aug. 21 to 23 in Portland, Ore., Raisch will conduct  three seminars that focus on end-game strategies to help retail owners prime their companies for sale to next generation owners and the online future for retail.

"Sid Raisch brings the best in strategy and creativity, for not just surviving the challenge of retail but for turning it into opportunity for excellence and profit," said Allan Niemi, director of events and education at the Oregon Association of Nurseries, which produces Farwest. "Sid's presence at Farwest is one example of our efforts to provide retailers with the tools to make the most of the marketplace, today and tomorrow."


Raisch will lead the following sessions:

  • Aug. 22 – "Get the Ultimate Compliment: Can I Buy Your Company?" offering retailers suggestions for building the marketability of their businesses in order to bring in top-dollar offers.
  • Aug 23 – "Watch Out, Small Business. You're About To Be Amazoned" with tips to help retailers ride the  mega-online retailer wave.
  • Aug. 23 – "So You Want To Launch an Online Store" panel, exploring the successes and challenges that real retailers have faced in introducing e-commerce in their businesses. Raisch will moderate this panel.

In addition to Raisch's seminars, Farwest has scheduled a full line up of events and speakers that will focus on what's in store for the future of garden centre retail.

Click here for more information about Farwest.

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