Monday, January 26, 2009

Business - Surviving and Thriving in Tight Times Workshop Series Coming Up

The following is information on a series of workshops to be held in Dover on horticultural business survival in tight times. This is a part of the Ornamental Short Course series from Delaware Cooperative Extension.

Business Survival in Tight Times

February, 5, 12, 19, 26
Time: 12 noon—3 p.m.
Location: Kent County Extension Office, Dover, DE (Paradee Center next to DelDOT)
Cost: $35
Lunch: Light lunch included.
Registration: Register by calling (302) 730-4000

Horticultural business owners and managers should mark your calendars for a series on surviving and thriving in these tough economic times. Landscapers, landscape maintenance firms, lawn care companies, nurseries, greenhouses, garden centers and other horticultural businesses will benefit from these workshops.

Come join us for lunch, learn about approaches to help your businesses in tough economic conditions, and participate in discussions on topics that are important to your business.

This series is designed to help small businesses evaluate their bottom line, determine portions of their enterprise that are profitable, implement cost cutting procedures, manage employees under difficult conditions and prioritize how to deliver products and services successfully to your customers.


February 5 = Business analysis
February 12 = Cost control
February 19 = Labor management and customer service
February 26 = Business opportunities and entrepreneurship

Instructors: Gordon Johnson and Susan Barton

Gordon Johnson, Extension Horticulture Agent, UD, Kent County

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