I’m writing this letter on Day 1 of the GCA Summer Tour in Virginia (and you’re likely reading it on Day 2).
One of the many conversations at the tour’s opening reception centered on a succession plan for your business. It’s great to get a ton of different people into the same room — some retiring shortly and others taking over the family garden center.
I want to ask you: If you’ve gone through a transition, what was the hardest part? Let me know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
From the West Coast
When I’m talking about work travel and great ideas, I wanted to draw your attention to two articles in the June issue.
The first, “All Eyes on Retail,” has display ideas from the 2017 California Spring Trials. I had one person on the GCA Tour tell me they already implemented the ladder idea from the article. (I won’t spoil it for you, so take a look.)
The issue also has an article written by Lindsay Chrisp with Tagawa Gardens about why classes and events matter. The article is worth a read, and a trip to their garden center in May solidified to me that they have some great ideas.
Lindsay will also be leading a session at Cultivate’17 coming up from July 15-18 in Columbus, Ohio. Will you be there? Shoot me an email; I’d love to catch up.