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Guest Speaker for the Massachusetts Flower Grower’s Association – January 29, 2015

Topic – Value Added Products and Services for Garden Centers: What Works and What to Consider

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Announcing an Interactive, Profit-Focused Workshop

 for Garden Center Owners and Managers.

Be Ready to Be Inspired !

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Go for the Growth!

Garden Centers & Their Owners Growing Up.

DEE FBOOK PHOTOJoin Dee Dice, Hilda Miller and John Deery for an exciting  day-long workshop about Garden Center Growth. Dee is a seasoned garden center owner and consultant whose passion for the garden center industry has inspired this profit-focused workshop.

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Tower Hill Botanic Gardens, Boylston, MA

November 7 

9-4 Lunch included

$199.00

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 Session Summary – Details Below

YOUR BIGGEST FINANCIAL DECISION

 POS SYSTEMS: BOON OR BRAINWASH

 DOWN TO EARTH MARKETING

 STAFF TRAINING = BIGGER PROFITS

IDEA EXCHANGE FOR PROVEN SOLUTIONS

Gain a new perspective about the topics you live with daily. Learn valuable, useable, creative and novel information.

Prepare for the upcoming season with a balanced, healthy approach while the ideas and issues of this season are fresh in your mind.

Get a fresh perspective going forward and collaborate with other garden center owners about the issues most vital to all of us.

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We will not be sitting all day. Small group sessions, possible walk and talk sessions  ( bring a warm coat) and lots of interaction.

We thank our Sponsors.

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Sessions include:

Down to Earth Marketing           

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 Speaker: Dee Dice,Garden Center & Business Consultant

You will create a down and dirty, customized marketing plan from this interactive workshop. Filled with action steps and marketing gems to increase your profits short and long term.

 Learn how to:

  • Spend your marketing time and money wisely.
  • Find the products and services they can’t buy online.
  • Attract the younger generation

Take home a customized marketing plan with action steps and clear goals to start with now.

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POS Systems: Boon or Brainwash?

Speaker: John  Deery, JDAssociatesJohn Deery

 Can a POS system really pay for itself?  Or have we all been brainwashed to think we need one? A hard, no holds-barred, look at the numbers. If you already have a POS system, learn how to use it more effectively to increase your ROI, over and over.

Learn how to:

  • See clearly which numbers are crucial to increasing your profit.
  • Analyze how fast a POS system will pay for itself.
  • Identify the many “extras” in a POS system that can save time & money.

Take home the facts and decide once and for all  if a POS system is for you. Stop the guessing.

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Staff Training –  Your Key to Profit & Time Freedom – Really! Your front line, creates your bottom line.

Speaker: Dee Dice, Garden Center & Business Consultant

The easiest way to increase profits is to stop leaving them on the bench. Discover the true cost of not training your staff. Add-on sales, product knowledge and customer service are crucial to your bottom line.  Build staff training into your system. The rewards of great staff are immeasurable.

Learn how to:

  • Develop new, valuable systems for you and your staff.
  • Create raving fans and watch your profits grow long term.
  • Develop and implement a training program.

Take home the value of a training manual and how to start one without being overwhelmed.

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The Biggest Financial Decision You’ll Make

Speaker: Hilda Miller,Business & Benefits Consultant
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Does an extra $50,000-$100,000 at the time of sale happen causally? No, it is the years of careful planning, that increase the value of your business. Look at exit strategies and succession planning in the eye and start creating your plan for the future.

Learn how to:

  • See clear options/make clear goals
  • Start planning now to get what you deserve. 
  • Create a solid exit strategy that works

Take home the confidence & knowledge to plan now for the future.

Click here for sign up details.