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The Herb Growing & Marketing Network has been in existence since 1990.  Our goal is to help our members increase public awareness of their business, provide cost effective promotion of their business, as well as providing access to current research and multimedia guidance I

I'm Maureen Rogers, and I've spent most of my adult life with a passion for herbs and a passion for assisting small businesses.  It's hard being an herbal related business now.  The FDA and many other groups make it very difficult for small herb related businesses to create and market products.  All under the name of consumer safety.  We do our best to help you navigate the waters and protect yourself at the same time.   Many of our members are small businesses that need a place to help them with information and an assist in letting potential customers know that they exist and that  they are professionals in a reasonable cost effective manner. Our larger members find utilization of our discounted services and member benefits continue to ensure their position in the market and increased public awareness through web advertising at a cost far below the norm as well as providing business insights and awareness of market changes.  All members receive the same benefits and pricing of web advertising far below the market norm.

What do we do?

We are an information service and a marketing tool. We have an extensive research library of over 2,000 books,  as well as  subscriptions to over 200 periodicals, we constantly monitor new research and blogs of all types as well as other Web resources identifying resources and research on the herb industry for our members.  We save you time and keep you aware of market changes.

We excel at marketing.  We can help with web design, developing yourself as a brand and making yourself indispensable to clients: and proper utilization of multimedia for maximized results.  We offer you the choice of doing much of your marketing yourself to letting us do a lot of it for you.  We assist in promoting your expertise in your field and assist you in taking your promotions further.

We publish and maintain Herbnet,one of the oldest herb sites on the net receiving over 40,000 visitors monthly as well as  the Herbal Green Pages Online, our industry wide annual resource guide, The Bu$iness of Herbs our monthly trade journal,, our weekly Marketing 101 for Herb Folks with a tip each week to help your business, proceedings from our national conferences and other booklets of interest. 

 

What you get.....A premier listing in the Herbal Green Pages Online  (Increasing your coverage and public awareness of your business)....weekly marketing tips....monthly Bu$iness of Herbs....a rotating banner ad in several places on both herbworld.com and herbnet.com....(rotates with other members) ....opportunities to answer queries for products as they appear....and opportunities for being on our Speaker page and authors' pages, discounts on hosting and more.  And we try to answer any questions (about being an herb business) you have.  Plus you get our Herbalpedia, one of the most extensive herbal encyclopedias available. 

 

Who can we help?

Three distinct groups benefit from our services.   Join us now!!!!

First, the person thinking about starting a herb related business whether it's growing herbs commercially, running an herb shop, manufacturing herbal products or starting up a healing practice utilizing herbs. Starting up a business takes a lot of research. You need to know what laws apply to you, the potential market, what crops are viable, where you can sell your products. The kinds of questions that often leave you wondering where to even start your phone calls. We cut through all that by having that kind of information for you: regulations, recommendations, even possible contacts for customers. We�ll give you a recommended reading list and answer specific questions or put you in touch with those that can. With over 30 years of experience in the herb industry and close to 40 years experience as a Certified Public Accountant and Certified Management Accountant, there's the kind of help that can get you off to a good start.or stop you before you waste any more time or  money. The cost of your low annual dues($130.00) are tax deductible and provide more training and guidance then found in  courses costing $500.00 and more.  In addition you receive free advertising on one of the oldest and frequently visited herbal resource sites.  We believe you will agree that your annual dues of $95.00 is one of the best investments you can make in the successs of  your business. 

Second, if you're a small to medium sized business you're often stumped as to how to expand your sales. You need to keep track of the latest trends, research and legislation to avoid making costly mistakes. And we subscribe to all those costly publications so you don't have to. You need that occasional boost to keep your creative juices flowing. Or you need to find products that the competition doesn't have yet. We can help with all this and more. If you're selling to the trade there are free classified ads on our website.  If you're selling to the general public those ads are also posted on our web site getting you worldwide exposure. You're listed in our Herbal Green Pages Online, the acknowledged most complete resource guide for the herb industry with over 3000 listings of herbal businesses (and products of interest to herb businesses). You're listed in the online version that gives you more exposure with links to your home page or Facebook page and/or email address and an enhanced listing. 

We can give you names of brokers that may be interested in purchasing your products.   We also have a weekly online publication, The Bu$iness of Herbs, to keep you up to date on what's going on in the industry as well as articles to help you with your business. All this.and an opportunity to network with members through our listserve or online through Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter or Google+ and promote your products for only $130

Third, if you're one of the major players in the industry what we can do for you is give you even more exposure for a very minimal cost..$130 for continuous advertising is almost unheard of in today's market (and no high dues based on revenue). You can use the Herbal Green Pages to search for new growers, or list your own needs on the Herbal Exchange..be linked to our site with your own web site and increase your traffic.run classified ads..and more.  All at discounted prices below the norm. All requests we get for large quantities of bulk herbs are referred members. We're like a broker without the fees. And we can help you with your own product searches.

I hope we've tempted you to join. Check out all our member benefits and see why we are one the the most cost effective investments you can make in your business success.. We look forward to hearing from you with any questions you may have. 

See you on the members page!!!!

Maureen Rogers, Director

The Herb Growing & Marketing Network
PO Box 245, Silver Spring, PA 17575-0245
717-368-6360; FAX: 717-393-9261

  

Join us now!!!!

The Herb Growing & Marketing Network
Maureen Rogers, Director
PO Box 245, Silver Spring, PA 17575-0245
717-368-6360; FAX: 717-393-9261
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