5 Things You Need To Know About Young Plant Buyers

A recent Canadian study done by the Research Committee at FCO has been investing in a project to better understand how the plants we grow are perceived by Generation Y (18-29 year olds), Generation X (30-49 year olds) and parents with young children.

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SuperStream

In 2016, the Australian Taxation Office is encouraging small businesses to cross SuperStream off their ‘to-do’ list ahead of the 30 June deadline and reduce time spent on super administration.

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202020 Vision News

Horticulture Innovation Australia Limited held the WA Urban Forestry Masterclass recently. The 202020 Vision PR team secured plenty of media which was great. One piece they secured was a Channel 9 News spot with Professor Steffen Lehmann who is a 202020 Vision advocate.

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Nature Play WA

Kids need to get outside and get their hands dirty. And there is no better way to motivate a lifelong connection to nature than by gardening with family. That’s why Nature Play WA, WA’s leading not-for-profit advocate for mucking around outdoors, wants to work with nurseries.

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Another Big Win For 202020 Vision

The 202020 Vision won the Industry Innovation Award at last month's 2015 Australian Property Institute (API) NSW Excellence Awards. The API is an independent professional body with broad coverage of property practice and a reputation for fostering education, best practice and integrity in the industry.

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Horticulture In Healthcare

Horticultural therapy came into existence in the late 1800s. Today, many hospitals, facilities for the developmentally disabled, long-term care facilities and other health care settings are embracing horticultural therapy as a means of improving quality of life for their patients.

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Quad Bike Safety

Incidents involving quads are now the leading cause of injury death on Australian farms. Most deaths are due to crush injury and/or asphyxiation associated with quads rolling over, or by injury associated with the victim being flung onto a hard surface as a result of a crash.

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Putting A Dollar Value On Trees

An inner-city Perth councillor wants to assign trees with a dollar value that must be taken into account in planning decisions, weighted according to the trees economic, environmental and health benefits.

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Stay Smart Online - are you protected?

In the past year, over 30% of small businesses have experienced a cybersecurity incident and in 2013 cybercrime was responsible for Australian businesses losing more than $1 billion. Online criminals actively target smaller businesses because it is generally easier to gain access to their systems.

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City of Fremantle's Green Plan 2020

The Green Plan 2020 was adopted by Fremantle council in December following close consultation with the Green Plan working group. It draws on extensive feedback gained from the working group, community workshop, community open air forum and online survey.

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Cash Flow Tips For Your Growing Business

Many business owners confuse profit with cash flow. A business may be highly profitable, but at the same time could be running low on cash (e.g. due to excessive drawings or poor debt collection policies).

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Garden Releaf 2016

Garden RELEAF is designed to raise money and awareness for beyondblue and will be held on 9-10 April 2016. In 2015 more than 100 garden centres and suppliers throughout Australia took part in the event, raising about $65,000 for beyondblue.

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Are You Bushfire Ready?

As I am writing this eNews, bush fires are alight in Ellenbrook, Bullsbrook, Muchea, Chittering, GinGin, Toodyay, Mandurah and Bindoon. Many of our members have businesses in or near these areas. Are you prepared for fire?

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Look After Your Staff In The Heat

With temperatures already soaring into the high 30's, as an employer you will need to ensure measurements are in place to prevent heat illness for your outdoor workers. This link will provide you with information and suggestions to ensure you are not putting your workers at risk this summer - CLICK HERE.


Providing FBT Free Benefits To Your Staff This Christmas

Christmas is fast approaching and as small business owner, you want to thank your staff for their service this year and show how much they are appreciated. Joe Kaleb, Chartered Accountant & CEO of MYOB alliance partner Australianbiz, outlines the different tax outcomes with holding parties as opposed to providing your staff with certain gifts before Christmas.

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Ensuring That You Don't Spam

If you run a business and plan to email current or prospective clients or customers, you need to know about the Spam Act and your requirements under Australian law.

The Spam Act sets out three key elements that commercial electronic messages must contain:

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Stock Waterwise Products and Plants

Stock Waterwise to help customers save this spring 

When the weather heats up so does the need for homeowners to be more waterwise in the garden. All garden centres can help their customers be more waterwise by stocking Waterwise Products and Plants.

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Garden Releaf 2016

Garden RELEAF is unashamedly aimed at helping Independent Garden Centres lift their profile via a PR campaign. It aims to bring more customers through the centres and encourage everyone to have events and importantly a fun time. The dates are now set for 2016 - the 8th and 9th April.

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Social Media - Top 10 brands who nail it!

Many people these days are quick to point out when businesses make mistakes on social media and how it negatively impacts their brands. But it’s also a great idea to look to some companies doing a fantastic job on social media, and trying to derive some inspiration from their success.

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