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In The Bloom with Maria: Put yourself in the landlord’s shoes

January 31, 2017

A lot of us rent or lease properties to house our shops and studios. We know the type of property we want, the location, and we know what we want the property to look like when it’s ready for business. We would love landlords to simply hand over the keys on something we like, and […]

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Key partner: SCNLA provides important industry data to help your business

January 24, 2017

As professionals in the horticulture industry, we’re always looking for additional resources to help improve our businesses—while keeping up with current laws and regulations. Sure, you can get a lot of information by doing research online, but you want that information from reliable sources rooted in your industry. Welcome to that reliable source—the South Carolina […]

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Questions you need to ask regarding temporary coolers

January 18, 2017

Let’s face it, sometimes there just isn’t enough room to store inventory, especially during busy stretches in the floral industry, such as Valentine’s Day and Mother’s Day. You have the buying customer base to warrant the extra inventory, so you don’t want to limit potential sales because your shop can only hold so much. What […]

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Who’s driving your business—literally? Follow our delivery driver selection and safety tips

January 10, 2017

You have the property on which your business resides. On that property, you have erected structures or utilize existing buildings. You’ve grown a sizable product inventory and have a buying customer base. Everything sounds pretty good, right? How are you getting that product to those buying customers? Delivery drivers might be on the backend of […]

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We’ll help you recover. And grow.

January 3, 2017

You never want a catastrophic event to impact your business. But if such an event does take place, you want your insurance provider to be there promptly, offer solid solutions, and get your business running again as soon as possible. All insurance providers tout they will be there for you in your time of need, […]

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Key partner: Be a better business through the NCNLA

December 27, 2016

As a business owner, you want to see economic, professional, and personal growth for you and your employees. Growth in those areas is a key component in running a successful business. But what if an association had those same goals? Talk about having someone in your corner! Welcome to the North Carolina Nursery & Landscape […]

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In The Bloom with Maria: Use caution with trendy overhead floral arrangements

December 20, 2016

If you want to know one of the latest trends in the floral industry, just look up above you at one of the next weddings you attend. Whether at the ceremony itself or as part of the decorations during the reception, overhead floral arrangements are the hot ticket in wedding design. (Check out the weddings […]

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Tips to protecting your workers in cold weather

December 14, 2016

You have prepped your business for cold weather. The boilers are running, the structures are buttoned up, and you have plenty of salt and shovels handy. Bring on the cold and snow, right? But what about the human element in snow and cold preparation—literally. Have you thought about getting your employees ready to work in […]

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Avoid the hidden dangers of extension cords

December 6, 2016

The stockings are hung by the chimney with care, the tree is neatly trimmed, and the room is filled with the smell of cinnamon. Now it’s time to plug in the lights and let the holiday season glow wash over you. But when was the last time you physically checked out your extension cords? You […]

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Key Partner: VNLA serves as advocate for nursery and landscape professionals

November 29, 2016

Being part of a team often makes tasks and objectives much easier, especially in our industry. The availability of resources—via print, online, or other professionals—can help your business run much more smoothly. Instead of trying to solve problems and make headway on your own, it’s easier to work with other individuals and companies of the […]

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