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Florist combines flowers with art
Nov. 30, 2011 - Penny Smart, owner of Smart Florist in Napanee, Ont. is opening up her shop to local artists in a mutually beneficial endeavour to provide local artists and artisans a place to display their work. The Napanee Guide reports. | READ MORE

Ten ways to get more from part-time staff
Nov. 29, 2011 - Employing part-time staff in your flower shop is a great way to reduce staff expenses while at the same time ensure you have enough hands to get through your orders for the week. Here's how you can get the most from your part-timers. The Globe and Mail reports. | READ MORE

New speakers announced for CFBF on Jan. 18
Nov. 28, 2011 - Canadian Florist is excited to announce that new speakers have been added to the Canadian Florist Business Forum (CFBF) which takes place in Toronto on Jan. 18.

Study finds flower longevity influences purchases
Nov. 25, 2011 - A new study conducted by the American Floral Endowment seeks to examine the role that longevity guarantees play in floral purchasing decisions.

Presenteeism: A new word for working when sick
Nov. 24, 2011 - Colleagues who work with runny noses, sore throats and clammy skin are as seasonal as the flu. Yet are sick employees workplace troopers or are they insecure about their jobs? A new study from Concordia University has found that presenteeism, i.e. attending work when ill, isn’t always a productive option.

Holiday budget shoppers plan to use cash and debit
Nov. 23, 2011 - A new CIBC poll conducted by Harris/Decima reveals 65 per cent of Canadians are planning to stay on budget by using cash or debit to pay for the majority of their holiday spending this year.

Five common social media mistakes
Nov. 21, 2011 - If you're considering launching a social media site for your shop, or you have a campaign already underway, here are five commonly made social media mistakes and tips to help you avoid them. Entrepreneur.com reports. | READ MORE

Sales webinar opportunity for florists next week
Nov. 18, 2011 - Floral industry sales and customer service consultant Tim Huckabee will be offering webinar sales training next week to Canadian florists at a special rate and there's still time to sign up.

North Toronto florists celebrate 10 years
Nov. 17, 2011 - Ten years ago, best friends Jessica McEwen and Erin Paterson decided to open a flower shop with little more than their longtime dreams and a few thousand dollars.

Five daily must-dos to keep your business humming
Nov. 15, 2011 - Here are some important, if not fundamental, things that should be part of your daily to-do list. The Globe and Mail reports. | READ MORE

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