Wholesalers Increase productivity

Wholesalers Increase productivity

Wholesalers have increased their productivity according to the 2007 Wholesale Florist & Florist Supplier Association’s (WF&FSA) Operating Ratio Report(2006 Data). Productivity is up 2.6 percent for the typical wholesaler with $193,458 in sales per employee. High profit wholesalers’ productivity increased … Continued
Eclectic design inspirations

Eclectic design inspirations

Recently I went to a forum attended by employers representing floristry, hairdressing and beauty therapy. I found it very interesting to listen to comments made by the employers in their respective trades regarding the financial expectation of their staff from … Continued
Flower Industry Careers Guide

Flower Industry Careers Guide

The aim of this project was to develop a freely available public resource to address the current lack of career-based information for the floriculture industry and to encourage new entrants into the industry. This was achieved with the development of … Continued
Why businesses fail

Why businesses fail

There have been many attempts to define what makes businesses successful, and unfortunately no one has found the secret formula to guarantee success. Certainly there are some common traits among high performing businesses such as passion, vision, unique marketing position. … Continued
Talking tax

Talking tax

Flower businesses, from growing the crops through to selling the products, should all include effective tax planning as part of the business process. There are a number of strategies that the small business owner or manager can consider for reducing … Continued
CCIQ Definitive guide to employing staff

CCIQ Definitive guide to employing staff

Queensland’s 405,000 small and medium businesses are at the heart of every industry sector. They are in every community, in every region and employ approximately 43% of the state’s private sector workers. SMEs are hard-working and dedicated. Specialists in their … Continued