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May 23, 2013
Starting May 25, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) will expand its service hours to expedite product through Miami’s airport and seaport. The policy, which will be implemented in a three-step process over the course of about seven months, is a significant change...
May 23, 2013
Feel like you’re turning your team into zombies trying to keep bridal customers happy and your wedding business profitable? There is a better way. “It’s possible to offer wedding packages brides love that also generate more profit and are easily adapted for other weddings so...
May 23, 2013
Like it or not, first impressions can make or break a business venture, especially when you’re dealing with strangers. To come across polished, confident and helpful, never ever open with one these lines:"How are you today?” An insincere and empty pleasantry if you don’t know...
May 23, 2013
With prom season in full swing, here’s a new buzzword to add to your vocab list: promposal.
May 23, 2013
“I’ve been in the floral industry a long time and I have never seen a man receive flowers where he did not break out in a big, face-consuming smile,” said Carol Caggiano, AAF, AIFD, PFCI, in a pre-Dad’s Day post on Flower Factor, SAF’s consumer blog, last June. Start putting...
May 23, 2013
Eliminate the time-consuming chore of payroll and benefits administration with expert, confidential services from Paychex. Choose from a complete array of services, including payroll processing, payroll tax preparation, flexible payment options, retirement plans, section 125...
May 22, 2013
On May 30, 2013, Floralife employees and guests will gather to celebrate the company’s 75th anniversary. Founded in 1938, Floralife introduced the first cut flower food to the floral market. Acquired by floral foam maker Smithers-Oasis in 2007, today the company provides a full...
May 17, 2013
First: take a well-deserved post-Mother’s Day nap. Then it’s time to start thinking about dear ol’ Dad.Father’s Day is June 16. Remind customers of that, and that flowers are an appropriate, and appreciated, gift for guys too.
May 17, 2013
Here’s an opportunity to learn from a PR nightmare or, as Buzzfeed calls it, “The Most Epic Brand Meltdown on Facebook Ever.”  
May 17, 2013
If the phrase “cold call” leaves you in a cold sweat, try writing out what you’ll say. Scripting the call won’t necessarily make you sound canned, just competent. (For an example of the danger of speaking off the cuff, check out this clip from the sitcom “Friends.”)