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Are You a Business Person, Engineer or Grower?

Posted by Phil Bishop on Aug 12, 2016 11:16:59 AM

 

 

When it comes to running a commercial greenhouse, I have found that there are three general categories people fall into. These are not character defining traits or leadership defining but simply a frame of reference for decision making. Even within these three types the lines blur, because in order to run a successful greenhouse all are critical and each owner, manager or supervisor will make decisions involving every topic. This post is less about defining yourself and more about being self-aware of your strengths. If you know what your strengths are you can supplement your weaknesses by adding other people to your team that are strong in the differing categories. By doing this your management team will be well rounded as a whole. As you read through think about where your strengths lie.

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Topics: greenhouse, greenhouse specs, greenhouse market, greenhouse growing, greenhouse project

A Deeper Look at Finding Your Market

Posted by Phil Bishop on Jul 11, 2016 12:46:21 PM

Knowing your market or outlet, for the produce you will be growing and selling to, is as important as your growing facility. Who and where are your customers? Understanding your market points you in the right direction of narrowing down your greenhouse location. This is covered in our initial and the 3rd post, in this series. Highlights being market size, who the buyers are and planning for the future.

Let’s dive a bit deeper into why you need to understand your market.

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Topics: greenhouse, new greenhouse, greenhouse market, greenhouse business, vegetable greenhouse, commercial greenhouse, starting a greenhouse business

Where to Begin When starting a Commercial Greenhouse

Posted by Phil Bishop on May 31, 2016 12:45:44 PM

     In short, the below list is a start to forming the ideas you have into an actionable and analytical plan.  This list is geared towards people wanting to start a commercial greenhouse.  Several other posts will follow helping to guide the decision processes as you move toward starting a vegetable greenhouse.  While you fill out the list, give yourself the freedom to explore all ideas and answers.  Analyze and build on what makes sense for your situation, taking into account your capabilities, your team’s talents and the markets needs and wants.   

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Topics: greenhouse financing, greenhouse labor, greenhouse market, commercial greenhouse, greenhouse money, new greenhouse

Are you planning a new greenhouse? This checklist is for you!

Posted by admin on Jan 27, 2015 11:50:43 AM

These are objectives to investigate and complete as you work towards getting your greenhouse up and running.

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Topics: greenhouse supplier, greenhouse funding, greenhouse financing, greenhouse business, greenhouse equipment, greenhouse growing, starting a greenhouse business, greenhouse land, greenhouse market, greenhouse expansion, commercial greenhouse, building time frames, building codes for greenhouse, building codes, greenhouse structure, greenhouse, greenhouse start up, greenhouse construction, new greenhouse, vegetable greenhouse, greenhouse building process, greenhouse project, educational greenhouse

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