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Oslo florists running low in wake of attacks
July 29, 2011 - Business has never been so good, but the bumper takings are of little comfort to Norway’s flower sellers as they struggle to keep pace with the demand from a nation in mourning. The National Post reports. | READ MORE

Ten YouTube tips for small businesses
July 28, 2011 - Using YouTube is easy. Getting noticed, however, is an entirely different story. Here are 10 quick tips you can use to build a successful YouTube channel for your business. The Globe and Mail reports. | READ MORE

Entrepreneurship is widely respected: CFIB
July 26, 2011 - Small businesses earn high respect among Canadians, according to results of a survey issued last week. An overwhelming 94 per cent said they admire entrepreneurs, while 92 per cent would approve of their child or immediate family member starting their own business. 

FTD announces 17th annual Good Neighbor Day
July 25, 2011 - FTD is excited to announce the 17th Annual FTD® Good Neighbor Day® event will take place on Wednesday, September 7, 2011.

Two Canadians receive AIFD designation
intaaifdJuly 22, 2011 - Inta Taurins, CAFA, of Toronto and Stephanie Laprairie of Red Deer, Alta. were awarded the floral industry's coveted Accredited in Floral Design designation during ceremonies at AIFD's Symposium held July 4-9, 2011 in San Francisco, Calif.

Register for CFBF and win a free gift card!
timsJuly 21, 2011 - The next 25 registrations for the 2011 CFBF West, taking place in Edmonton on Aug. 17, will receive a $10 Tim Horton's gift card!

New trend for retailers? E-mailing receipts
July 20, 2011 - An increasing number of retailers are offering to send receipts by e-mail, touting it as a convenient, environmentally friendly alternative to paper receipts. The IndyStar.com reports. | READ MORE

Romantic firefighter suspended over flower delivery
July 19, 2011 - A Nova Scotia firefighter drove a new fire engine 35 kilometres to deliver flowers to his girlfriend and was handed a week's suspension in return. Perhaps he should have left that job to his local florist? CBC News reports. | READ MORE

CFBF West speaker line-up finalized
July 15, 2011 - The 2011 Canadian Florist Business Forum Western Edition's speaker line-up has now been finalized - check out the exciting sessions we'll be offering at the Aug. 17 event in Edmonton. Don't forget that today's also the last day to receive our Early Bird Rate!

U.S. florists rally for change
July 15, 2011 - Thirty florists in the U.S. have joined forces to create "Florists for Change." The independent group is gathering in Las Vegas on Aug. 17 to discuss the top industry issues in hopes of creating positive change in the floral sector.

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