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July 25, 2013
Perks, monetary or otherwise, aren’t the only way to make employees feel appreciated. Empowerment can dramatically improve loyalty and reduce turnover. In this month’s Floral Management, contributing editor Mary Westbrook shares three quick and easy ways to improve how...
July 19, 2013
Haul out the holly. If you’re missing the in-store traffic that accompanies holidays, why not celebrate Christmas in July? Here are some ideas:
July 19, 2013
If you ever get a customer request that reeks of stupidity, consider this story of a Texas resort with a commitment to service – and a great sense of humor – before you dismiss it. 
July 18, 2013
Business slowly but steadily improved for many florists during the last 12 months, with more than a third (34 percent) of florists reporting business is “good,” according to the 200-plus retail florists who’ve responded to SAF’s Q2 Economic Outlook Survey. That’s compared to...
July 18, 2013
Despite the Obama administration’s recent delay in implementing the employer mandate, there’s plenty business owners should be doing to get up to speed on their responsibilities under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Here are six things to tackle this summer:
July 18, 2013
A curated display of growers’ best varieties plus a lively look at hard goods and florist supplies are the practical alternatives to a trade show at SAF Phoenix 2013.
July 18, 2013
Knowing the value of a vocal, impassioned brand ambassador, the California Cut Flower Commission (CCFC) has launched a contest to identify “America’s ultimate flower fanatic.”
July 18, 2013
Want to be known for having the freshest flowers in town?
July 18, 2013
Dr. Alan Armitage, the horticulturist and 2006 recipient of SAF’s prestigious Alex Laurie Award for Research and Education, recently retired from his directorship of the University of Georgia-Athens Trial Gardens, after 30 years of service.
July 18, 2013
Maintaining positive relationships with local funeral directors is the best way to get them to understand and appreciate