Growing your business is difficult. It takes time, discipline, and hard work — there are no shortcuts.
You need a structured, disciplined approach that you must consistently do each and every day. Here are some tips to help you achieve business growth:-
When did you join the industry and what was your first job?
I started after I left school when I was 19; I went to Horticulture College in the east of Scotland. I was working in the winter pruning raspberry canes in minus 2° and realised that I needed to qualify to get to move to Australia.
Use the Waterwise Garden Centre logo to your advantage by including it in your email signature, correspondence and marketing to customers, on your website and Facebook page and also consider, if you have the capacity, to utilise it as a message on the receipt that’s given after making a sale.
Following the tragic death of a man during one of our recent lightning storms, and the fact that many of our members and their employees spend so much time working outdoors, we thought we would remind everyone that safety is number one at the first sign of lightning.
One of the bad habits that business owners fall into is that they always follow the same trail through their garden centre; they forget to look at how everything looks through the eyes of their customers who wander around in loops and take in every little thing that is presented (good or bad!).
We have created a new 'closed' Facebook page just for our NGIWA members. This is a place for discussions, suggestions, ideas and interacting. Members only information will be posted here keeping everyone up to date with what is happening. Find us at"NGIWA MEMBERS" on Facebook and send us your request to join TODAY!
Pest fact sheets are now available for download now. Each sheet is a detailed examination of the pest including its life cycle, signs and symptoms, host ranges and control methods. The pests examined include some which are already present within the industry and others which represent a major biosecurity risk to the industry.