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May 25, 2012
Tim Huckabee’s second Wedding Boot Camp webinar was such a hit that he’s decided to create a special Memorial Day weekend offer: Buy the recording of Wedding Boot Camp 102 for your discounted, SAF-member price and get Wedding Boot Camp 101 recording for FREE! These are two...
May 25, 2012
Post something to Facebook after 4 p.m. EST or on a weekend and few people may read it. Post it Wednesday at 3 p.m. EST and it just might go viral.Bitly, which helps brands grow their social media traffic, tracks how often its shortened links are shared across networks. It found...
May 25, 2012
In response to emotional Facebook status updates, some wince; others commiserate or offer words of support.Florist Steve Sorrell sends flowers — with an unusual calling card attached.
May 24, 2012
Planning an open house or other special event for your customers? Check out PFCI’s online publication: A 12-Step Guide to Organizing Programs that Educate, Motivate and Captivate.
May 24, 2012
Want to make a personal connection with your legislators in Washington? Start now. The House of Representatives’ district work recess is this week, and senators will be back in their home offices right after Memorial Day. Call now to schedule a meeting or a tour of your business...
May 24, 2012
There's never a dull moment at SAF Retail Growth Solutions. where reality TV meets the flower shop during Tim Huckabee's live version of CSI:Flower Shop.
May 24, 2012
Retail florist David Mitchell, AAF, had the ears of the White House and the U.S. Small Business Administration during a May 21 conference call, which kicked off National Small Business Week.
May 24, 2012
Thirty-eight percent of Americans bought fresh flowers and plants for Mother’s Day this year, according to SAF’s consumer poll of 1,001 Americans conducted by Ipsos Synovate on May 14-16.
May 23, 2012
Get the local brides-to-be thinking about your shop by pitching a wedding trends story to local editors. It worked for Bachman’s, which landed media coverage that positioned the Minneapolis-based business as the go-to source for fashionable bridal flowers in the Twin Cities...
May 23, 2012
Amidst election year politics and a packed Congressional agenda, SAF has met personally with several members of Congress and their staffs to make a case for more access to credit for micro-business owners — thanks to the efforts of several retailers, wholesalers and growers.