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Starting off on the sun-stained Gold Coast and making our way to Byron Bay, Brisbane and finally jumping on a plane to experience Limberlost Garden Centre in Cairns. Taking a slightly different approach to the Study Tour this year. We created a more relaxed and conversational environment. Allowing delegates to ask any marketing and business...
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I must say, this was like a scene from a movie. Our first stop we pulled up out the front, yes, very convenient, for the first appointment. The building looked fabulous, it was an old beach house that had been given a rustic makeover. We entered through the carved timber doors into ‘bride dress heaven’....
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As we travel the country we visit lots of great places. We meet lots of great people and see lots of great things. The standout places and faces that come easily to the mind are those that have an experience attached to them. The Grounds of Alexandra is a wonderful retail experience and everyone that...
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A few years ago I was in my local church listening to the speaker promoting an event where people would come to hear the heart and vision of the church. He used possibly one of the greatest explanations I have ever heard for someone who is thinking about committing to a cause. You wouldn’t get...
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Visiting Melbourne last week and attending the Life In Style and Gift Fair Trade Shows was a fantastic time away from the office. Stepping out into the Melbourne streets and breathing in the cool and crisp air and spending time with like-minded garden centre people and just having a bit of a ‘girl’ time was...
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There is a season for everything and a time for every event under heaven… Ecc 3:1 With the majority of our clients being garden retailers, we see very obvious seasonal peaks and troughs with the sales patterns. These seasonal peaks are consistent with most stores achieving 60% of sales during the July to December half...
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A number of years ago I saw a segment on the ABC news where TV weatherman and CSIRO climate scientist Mike Pook was honoured on his retirement. Mike had enjoyed 45 years as a meteorologist and had been presenting the nightly ABC Tasmanian weather report for 17 years. The segment described Mike as being one...
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You can’t make a second first impression. After I’ve met someone for the first time I want them to leave feeling encouraged, inspired and excited about everything in the future. As a business, it is so important to make a positive first impression to all those potential customers out there. Whether it is through your...
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I was recently attending Spheres, a business networking event held in Brisbane, Australia. At this event, I had the honour of hearing from Fuddy Hana the director of Flagship Digital, a business which I have seen and admired for their revolutionary approach to marketing and lead generation. Along with some hilarious stories, Fuddy spoke on...
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