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Florists have seen waves of change over the past century, and the tempest isn't likely to stop. But when consumers think "horticulture," florists are on the frontline representing the entire industry. Expand your knowledge, learn from peers and experts, and be empowered with resources tailored to you.

AmericanHort Contributor February 16 2014

Recently, a business owner for many years called me and said he hadn’t return my calls or emails because he didn’t have time; he said he suffered from "the tyranny of the urgent.” I could hear the frustration in his voice. He said he was buried in paperwork, unreturned phone calls, emails, employee problems, unbilled customers, and past-due proposals. Yikes!

In my 30 years operatin...

AmericanHort Contributor February 16 2014

When communicating with your co-workers, do you sometimes feel like you're each speaking a different language? Do you often wonder why people don't seem to "get" what you're saying, or why they always do the opposite of what you say? Are you tired of the bickering and infighting that stalls progress? If so, you're not alone. Communication at work can be tricky, but when you properly assess the ...

AmericanHort Contributor February 16 2014

It was 1972 and Southwest Airlines was in dire straits. Financial requirements were forcing them to “downsize” their equipment inventory. They had to sell one of their four planes. Reading the writing on the wall, their employees jumped at the challenge. Instead of “woe is me, I am about to be laid off,” their idea was, “Let’s continue to operate with three airplanes like we had four.” To do th...

AmericanHort Contributor May 21 2013

Does your team think that profit equals markup? How would they change the way they do their jobs if they knew that you don't pocket 50 or 60 cents on every dollar that hits the register? Join Sid on the ANLA Knowledge Center as he explains to you, and your team, the real costs of running a business. Watch Sid

AmericanHort Contributor May 21 2013

Sid Raisch: Are You Selling Stuff or a Solution?
Selling stuff, demeans your products, and sends your customers price shopping. Selling solutions - identifying the value and experience your customers get from using your products in their gardens, their homes and making them part of their lives - creates perceived value. You can turn that perception into profit with higher p...

AmericanHort Contributor May 21 2013

Sid Raisch: Aligning Your Staff for Profit
Does your team think that profit equals markup? How would they change the way they do their jobs if they knew that you don't pocket 50 or 60 cents on every dollar that hits the register? Sid explains to you, and your team, the real costs of running a business.

AmericanHort Contributor January 09 2013

ANLA and OFA have received reports suggesting that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) might be stepping up audit activity of employers in our industry. As is the case with other types of government audits like wage & hour and I-9 audits, there are general good practices to follow. Each case also has unique facts and circumstances, so it is important to seek and follow good professional advice.<...

AmericanHort will host a webinar to help green industry businesses and HR professionals plan for the 2021 season using H2 workers, J-1 interns, and other common visa types. Come listen to experts who will share informed opinions on what employers might expect as you navigate the approval process for 2021.

 

This program will feature brief agency updates from Kristi B...