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Getting creative to grow your business

July 14, 2020

Summer is in full swing, and with it, we’re seeing fresh new ideas from growers to keep their businesses thriving. While adding services like no-contact purchasing options and curbside pickup have become a new normal for many florists and greenhouses, businesses that take creativity to new levels are bound to benefit even more from the […]

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Give your greenhouse curbside appeal

June 23, 2020

With spring in full swing, greenhouses, nurseries, and florists are eyeing more opportunities to keep business growing. As businesses gradually reopen, some may allow customers to browse in person—remember to stay up to date on your own state’s changing restrictions and mandates. But with customer capacity often limited and many shoppers still wary of browsing […]

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A grower’s guide to reopening your greenhouse

May 20, 2020

Spring has arrived, Mother’s Day has passed, and signs of optimism are emerging throughout the horticultural industry. Several local and state governments have allowed greenhouses to reopen, while others are contemplating phased plans for permitting businesses to open their doors in the future. At the same time, if your greenhouse paused operations or reduced its […]

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Three DIY safety projects for your greenhouse

May 5, 2020

In recent weeks, we’ve covered a variety of topics to help your greenhouse maneuver through an uncertain spring. This included impactful ways to keep your business blossoming from a distance through no-contact deliveries and social media strategies. Now it’s time to consider three onsite projects that will help make your greenhouse safer and more efficient […]

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Connecting with customers through social media

April 28, 2020

If you offer no-contact delivery or curbside pickup, social media could be the key to a brighter spring for your customers, your employees, and your business. The same people who would normally browse your store are browsing online, where your social media presence can inspire them and drive them to your website. Now’s the time […]

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Make no-contact work for your floral business

April 21, 2020

As we noted in our last blog, the spring of 2020 will be unlike any other green industry businesses have encountered. We’re all navigating a new landscape shaped by a global pandemic and changed consumer habits. One thing that remains unchanged, however, is the annual bouquet of spring holidays. Mother’s Day, which occurs on May […]

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Resource roundup: Navigating the green industry’s changing landscape

April 16, 2020

The spring of 2020 will be unlike any other experienced by green industry businesses. While sales typically blossom around this time of year, the impact of the coronavirus spread, new social distancing measures, and changing consumer habits are transforming the ways companies in the horticultural industry like yours work and grow. Hortica is committed to […]

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The success of the green industry depends on member support

March 24, 2020

Ask anyone who works in the horticultural industry and they’ll tell you the importance of its members’ support. Business contributions help fund research, government relations, educational scholarships, industry education programs, and innovative solutions to industry concerns. These activities directly improve the profitability and development of horticultural industry businesses and organizations. At Hortica, we realize the […]

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Helping your customers—and employees—avoid slips, trips, and falls

March 10, 2020

Soon, customers ready for the spring planting season will head to your business. But there are some things you should do first to help make it a safe experience and, at the same time, reduce the risk of costly workers’ compensation injuries. Here are some tips to avoid common hazards. Injuries tend to fall in […]

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Maintain your electrical systems to reduce your risk of fires

February 25, 2020

An electrical system maintenance strategy can be an effective, low-cost way to reduce your risk of an electrical fire. It can also help you discover the signs of a potential problem before disaster strikes. The loss* A business’s primary building suffered a major fire after hours, starting in a secondary power panel in an older […]

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