So You Want to Start a Nursery

Author: Tony Avent
Publisher: Timber Press
ISBN: 1604690186
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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When Avent announced that he was quitting his job to build a specialty nursery, his former horticulture professor begged his student to reconsider, telling him he couldn't possibly make a profit "without doing something illegal." More than ten years and 20 nursery catalogs later, Avent owns a thriving national business with nearly 30 employees. He wrote So You Want to Start a Nursery to debunk myths about the ornamental-plants nursery business and what it takes to succeed, whether you're a backyard hobbyist or a wholesale grower. (And he still has a clean arrest record.) Assuming that the reader has some basic knowledge about how plants are grown, Avent focuses on the business and planning concerns of the nursery owner. While recounting humorous stories of his baptism by fire as a beginning nurseryman, Avent also provides a primer on the nursery industry as a whole, with discussions of the merits and disadvantages of retail, wholesale, mail-order, and liner operations, to name just a few. Readers of this book will obtain the tools they need to make a business plan of their own. This book is a must-read for horticulture students, industry insiders, and advanced gardeners who dream of turning their passion for plants into a job they love.

Nursery Management

Author: John Mason
Publisher: Landlinks Press
ISBN: 9780643090248
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Nursery Management second edition is an introduction to setting up and running profitable and efficient nursery businesses covering production, wholesale and retail nurseries at various scales of operation. The book discusses all the practical aspects of nursery management from site selection, production systems, and plant propagation through to materials and equipment. Conventional as well as non-chemical biological control measures for pests, weeds and disease control are included. Management issues for production nurseries, wholesalers and retail nurseries are treated separately for each operation and cover products and services, budgeting, production management, work scheduling and staffing. The chapter on marketing looks at the major changes that have taken place in the nursery industry, particularly the roles that landscapers, garden centres and hardware stores now play in retailing. It covers market research, promotions, distribution and consumer laws and shows the operator how to define the scope of their operation to fit their resources and how to sell their product for maximum return. This accessible guide is essential reading for anyone considering entering the nursery industry, and for those already in the business. Covers production, wholesale and retail nurseries Discusses practical aspects of site selection, disease control, production systems and equipment Explores marketing issues including distribution and relevant consumer law.

So You Want to be a Medical Mum

Author: Emma Hill
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199237581
Format: PDF, ePub
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In 2006 over 60% of medical graduates in the UK were female, and the number of women going to medical school as 'mature students' is steadily increasing. Most of these women will, at some point, choose to have a baby, but the question always asked is 'How?' Not, of course, from a biological perspective, as doctors are all scientists at heart; but how do to fit it in with a medical career? Along with the problem of finding time to actually have a baby, and copingas a pregnant doctor, there is the problem of finding information when it is most needed. This book addresses this problem, bringing a wealth of information together in one easy-to-use resource. Written by a new mother, who has faced the joys and frustrations of combining medicine and being a mother,this book is a "one stop shop" for all new mothers and mothers to be.

Mach was Du willst

Author: Bill Burnett
Publisher: Ullstein eBooks
ISBN: 3843713634
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Design Thinking hilft, kreative Lösungen für komplexe Probleme zu finden. Die Autoren übertragen dieses Prinzip auf das Leben und die Berufswahl. Denke wie ein Designer: Stelle Fragen, suche Verbündete, mache Fehler, baue Prototypen, denke interdisziplinär – und werde zum Designer deines eigenen Lebens! Diese Ideen präsentieren die beiden Professoren seit sieben Jahren an der Stanford University,was zu chronisch überbuchten Kursen führt.

How to Open and Operate a Financially Successful Landscaping Nursery Or Lawn Service Business

Author: Lawrence C. Matthews
Publisher: Atlantic Publishing Company
ISBN: 1601382286
Format: PDF, ePub
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Book & CD-ROM. If you enjoy working outdoors and want to incorporate your creativity into your work, operating a small nursery, landscaping, or lawn service may be the perfect business for you. In fact, many operators combine all three of these elements to make an ideal year-round business. This is an ideal home-based business and can be started with just a few thousand pounds. This guide provides readers with an understanding of the basic concepts of starting their own service business. The book offers a comprehensive and detailed study of the business side of the nursery and landscape business. You will learn everything from the initial start-up decisions to working with clients. If you are investigating opportunities in this type of business, you should begin by reading this book. If you enjoy working with people and working outdoors, this may be the perfect business for you. Keep in mind that this business looks easy but, as with any business, looks can be deceiving. This complete manual will arm you with everything you need, including sample business forms; contracts; worksheets and checklists for planning, opening, and running day-to-day operations; setting up your office; plans and layouts; and dozens of other valuable, timesaving tools of the trade that no business should be without. While providing detailed instruction and examples, the author leads you through every detail that will bring success. You will learn how to draw up a winning business plan (the companion CD-ROM has the actual business plan you can use in Microsoft Word) and about choosing a name, equipment, equipment maintenance, selling your other services to your present customers, how to attract and bid on residential and commercial accounts, contracts and billing procedures, advertising, insurance, legal matters, basic cost control systems, market research, getting new clients, tax laws, pricing, leads, sales and marketing techniques, and pricing formulas. You will learn how to set up computer systems to save time and money, how to hire and keep a qualified professional staff, how to manage and train employees, how to generate high profile public relations and publicity, and how to implement low cost internal marketing ideas. You will learn how to build your business by using low and no cost ways to satisfy customers, as well as ways to increase sales and have customers refer others to you. You will learn about basic accounting and bookkeeping procedures, auditing, successful budgeting, and profit planning development, as well as thousands of great tips and useful guidelines. This manual delivers innovative ways to streamline your business. Learn new ways to make your operation run smoother and increase performance. Successful entrepreneurs will appreciate this valuable resource and reference it in their daily activities as a source of ready-to-use forms, Web sites, operating and cost cutting ideas, and mathematical formulas that can easily be applied to their operations. The companion CD-ROM contains all the forms found in the book, as well as a sample business plan you can adapt for your own use.

Das kleine Kaninchen das so gerne einschlafen m chte

Author: Carl-Johan Forssén Ehrlin
Publisher: Mosaik Verlag
ISBN: 364118956X
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Das kleine Kaninchen, das Ihr Kind ins Reich der Träume entführt ... Will Ihr Kind oft nicht zu Bett gehen? Oder kann nicht einschlafen? Die Geschichte von Konrad Kaninchen und seiner Reise zum Schlafzauberer ist die Lösung. Sie lädt zum Vorlesen ein und führt Ihr Kind schnell zu angenehmer Entspannung und in tiefen Schlaf. Die vom Autor entwickelte Methode basiert auf Techniken des Autogenen Trainings sowie Neurolinguistischen Programmierens und wird von Psychologen und Therapeuten auf der ganzen Welt empfohlen. Machen Sie aus dem Zubettgehen Ihres Kindes ein sorgenfreies und unkompliziertes Ritual.

Plant Nursery Management How To Start And Operate A Plant Nursery

Author: P.K. Ray
Publisher: Scientific Publishers
ISBN: 9387307883
Format: PDF, ePub
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The main objective of the book is to provide concise but complete information on "How to Start and Operate a Plant Nursery". It offers a cohesive treatment of the subject, covering fundamental principles of plant science and business management to operate a plant nursery in a highly profitable manner. The book provides both general and specific information on the full range of topics related to nursery management. It explains in great detail how to run business that raise and sell plants for substantive profit. This is an essential reading not only for graduating students but for anyone considering entry into the nursery business, and also for those already in the nursery industry. It meets the requirement of a course entitled “Plant Propagation and Nursery Management” taught at UG and PG level in Agriculture/ Horticulture /Forestry courses at Universities in India or abroad. Besides students a wide range of people, including horticulturists / research scholars, gardeners, florists, foresters, arborists, plant propagators, nursery operators and extension workers who desire a good understanding of the subject would find this book as an indispensable guide.

Cat vs Cat

Author: Pam Johnson-Bennett
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781440684210
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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From the author of Catwise and Think Like a Cat, the ultimate resource for managing a multi-pet household. Pam Johnson-Bennett, the award-winning author and feline behaviorist, shows how adding another cat to your home does not have to be the start of a kitty apocalypse. Although cats are often misunderstood as natural loners, Johnson-Bennett shows how to plan, set up, and maintain a home environment that will help multiple cats—and their owners—live in peace. Cat vs. Cat will help readers understand the importance of territory, the specialized communication cats use to establish relationships and hierarchies, and how to interpret the so-called “bad behavior” that leads so many owners to needless frustration. Offering a wealth of information on how to diffuse tension, prevent squabbles and ambushes, blend two families, or help the elder kitty in your family, Cat vs. Cat is a welcome resource for both seasoned and prospective guardians of cat families large and small. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Helping Your Toddler to Sleep

Author: Siobhan Mulholland
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1409003205
Format: PDF, ePub
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A new title in the series of beautifully illustrated and easy-to-follow practical guides covering all the essential phases of childcare. Getting your toddler to sleep, and to sleep well, can become a battle that can be tiring and upsetting for both parent and child. And the less sleep they get, the more tiring it can be. This comprehensive guide - the first to be aimed purely at toddlers - offers practical guidance and clear guidelines on how to achieve the best result. From sleep cycles and nap times to food and mental attitude, Helping Your Toddler to Sleep is the only book parents need to ensure that their toddler - and they - get as much sleep as they need.