Hi I live on Long Island , Ny . I have been growing plants and flowers as a
hobby but I would like to turn it into a business by next spring/summer. A
ny suggestions on what to plant? I have some ideas, for example I will star
t my tulip bulbs in fall. I have already started my compost pile in the bac
k yard. Any ideas or help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advanc
On 7/16/2013 8:42 AM, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Starting a business, your property would probably need commercial
zoning. This is first thing to check into as it may not be allowed if
in a residential area. There are licenses, fees and taxes to contend
with. You might get away with selling stuff to a commercial nursery for
them to market but with full scale business you will need to check these
Vegetable seedlings sell very well, especially ethnics
like Oriental and Italian. On Lung Guyland a start
up nursery needs to specialize... you cannot compete
with the big plant retailers who buy from
huge wholesalers at very low prices. Really
all you need do is peruse several of the large
plant nurserys and do not grow what they sell....
you need to specialize
On 7/16/2013 7:42 AM, email@example.com wrote:
This reminds me of a phone call I actually took while working at the
Caller: Hi, I'm going to write a book about gardening.
Caller: So tell me everything I need to put into my book!
I'll just ask the OP the same question I then asked the caller:
"Have you been drinking?"
Keep in mind this is an international group. The plants that grow well and
are popular will vary considerably around the world, so even if you got many
responses to the question as asked they might not be very useful to you.
I recalled the story of Democrat Presidential candidate, George
McGovern, opening a business after his political career:
To bad he had not learned this before getting into politics.
The current White House occupant is also lacking in this knowledge ;)
Cute. In order to make a political point, the blogger deliberately
excised the first sentence in the paragraph he quoted from the
article. That first sentence is:
"My own business perspective has been limited to that small hotel and
restaurant in Stratford, Conn., with an especially difficult lease and
a severe recession."
Further on in the article, McGovern again attributes the regional
economy as a significant factor in the inn's bankruptcy. He also
points out that he isn't against regulation - he's against 'one size
fits all' rules for businesses, and calls for more flexibility taking
other factors (not just number of employees or annual income) in
account when creating them.
As are most Republican politicians, which is why historically
Republicans have driven up the deficits, which successive Democratic
congresses have then been left to grapple with (and take the blame
for). In my home state the Republican Party has found itself on the
brink of bankruptcy, burdened by massive debts they took on as a
result of spending money they didn't have. No surprise there - the
chair of the party had a history of doing the very same thing in his
failed business ventures.
Just proves that politicians should not handle things that would be
better off left to the general public.
Reminds me of a letter to the editor today:
"Those of us forced to pick up the tab for Delaware’s crony capitalism
are tired of enriching a few at the expense of many.
When will politicians realize they cannot magically create jobs? When
will they realize their job is to create a fiscal, social and legal
environment that attracts employers?
If I want a Fisker automobile, I’ll buy one. If I want to lose money in
a casino, I’ll visit one. And if I want to speculate in “alternative
energy,” I’ll become an investor in Bloom Energy.
At least we’ll know what to call the next centrally planned disaster: a
Thomas H. Fairchild
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