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We love herb businesses and herbalists. These are people who really believe that plants offer themselves for food, medicine and just about everything and we only have to learn the plants' secrets. And often herbalists are so involved with the plants that they need some help in showing themselves off. So we help. We help our members grow herbs, market herbs and herbal products and be an herbalist successfully. We know you can help your clients. But we all need help promoting ourselves.
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Vol 16- Issue 3
We've been humping it trying to make some massive changes here. One of the many things we've noticed and the complaint we often hear, is how hard it is now to compete. There are more ways to reach potential customers than ever. But how do you reach them?
One of the things I've found is that the successful businesses and practitioners have a system in place to promote themselves. They don't wait until the last minute to fill a class, start a new series of workshops or reach new clients. They develop a raving fan base that will purchase products and sign up for webinars.
I get requests for site redesigns to bring in customers when their original site is great. They think looks will do something that they aren't.....educating and making fans of people. One of the most successful small businesses I know spends time each day engaging her customers. She has monthly specials, she comments on various forums, she does everything possible to create fans. And I've asked some of her customers why they buy. She's not the cheapest. Her site isn't filled with bells and whistles. Over and over I hear that she has so much information and her customer service is outstanding. She includes little gifts. She feels like someone you could go to with questions.
That's what we aim to do here. Help our members create their own fan base. Give you the tools to become the only logical choice for customers or clients to turn to. So for the month of November we're giving you the chance to join at a low rate. For $130 you'll get all the benefits of membership AND a copy of 2014's Herbalpedia. That's usually sold for $80. In December the price will change and the Herbalpedia will be additional. But for the next month we'll be rolling out various ways members can promote themselves and get Google to pick you up quickly. I haven't been playing around at Google+ for fun. :-).
If you want to follow me at Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and especially LinkedIn, I try to post research and tips you can pass on to your customers. Your customers will be delighted at what you send to them. And I'm delighted at you coming onboard. I want to delight you.
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***************We're got The Herbal Green Pages Online up and running. Stop in and see what types of herbal businesses are out there. **************
It will always be a work in process but it's useful now. It's one of the best resource guides available and is a unique way to find herbal products. We try to list as many herb businesses as possible. I'm always looking for new people to add. If you're an herb business, drop us a line and we'll tell you how to get listed. If you have a suggestion on what you'd like to see, we'd love to hear it. Use it now, feel free to go ahead. It's exciting.
Our online publication, the Bu$iness of Herbs is one of the benefits of membership in our network. If you'd like to sample us, we're allowing everyone to have access to 4 free issues (mixed group). We're hoping you'll find enough material to make an impact on your business and want to join us. Just drop me an email and we'll send you links to four of our recent issues. Click here. Remember, this will not tell you how to start an herb business. You'll find that in our shop. It's information on marketing, latest research on herbs and articles on other herb businesses. Actually, it's a lot of info on marketing.
We also have a listserve for herb business folk at well. It's usually limited to association members but we've found it's a great way to help increase the networking experience for all. So give it a shot....join us by going here and signing up..
We're starting an herb business group on Google+ and if you're on there, I'll add you on and we'll have Hangouts. I'm not an expert but it's surprising what I'm constantly learning and am quite happy to pass on. Drop me a note All you need to join Google+ is a gmail account.
What kind of businesses are members? If you check out our featured businesses this month, you'll see a wide variety....growers to manufacturers to retail shops.
We're always open to comments and suggestions, so feel free to write.
Interested in being hosted by us? Or in having us help you promote your herb site?. We love herb folks and have the experience to help your site grow.
AND....WE'VE GOT A SPECIAL DEAL THAT CAN SAVE YOU $240 A YEAR
Who we are.....
The Herb Growing & Marketing Network is the largest trade association specifically for the herb industry with around 900 members in existence since 1990. We are an information service for our members offering material on anything related to being in an herb business (except for those pesky statistics....there are no good ones so don't ask). But that's just the beginning......click here for our online secure order form.
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Have you used our Herbal Exchange? You may find just the product you're looking for.
Herbal Green Pages Online|
This is just the tip of the iceberg regarding our resource guide. Here we list all herb businesses but members have much longer listings, larger type, thumbnails of their websites and more.
Herb Speakers' Bureau
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Comments & Suggestions Click here to give us feedback on the site.....suggestions that would be helpful to you, problems with navigation, things like that. Please don't ask health related questions here....they should go on the bulletin board.
Our directory provides listings for all herb related organizations, associations and societies. If your group would like to be listed, let us know. No charge and the listing also goes into The Herbal Green Pages.
Herbal Business Publications
Herb University***One of our most visited pages. Interested in schools, correspondence courses, apprenticeship programs that focus on herbs? Check them out here. And if you have a school/course (not classes...those are in the calendar section) drop us a note.
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Maureen Rogers, Director
PO Box 245, Silver Spring, PA 17575-0245
717-393-3295; FAX: 717-393-9261