🍂This nursery gig 🍂
I hear often, “You have my DREAM JOB! I would love to work outside with plants all day! 🍃
Yes, yes, I do love that part, but as a business owner, that part is a small piece of the bigger picture of owning and operating a retail nursery business.
Running a business is no joke. There is so much that goes in to it—the marketing, the finances and accounting, the billing and estimating, the ordering, the inventory, tracking, bill paying, payroll, decision making, customer service, employees, Human Resources, emails and phone calls—oh the emails and phone calls, and the list goes on and on.
I’m definitely not complaining because being busy is a good sign in business... but, man oh man have we learned so much in the last 5 years.
And having Holtan has shifted priorities for us. We want to work a little less, so we can enjoy him a little more. Sometimes phone calls don’t get made, or emails don’t get answered because we choose family over business. We are grateful to have customers who understand.
So thank you to all of our customers who have stuck with us over the last 40 years, and especially the last 5... as we have transitioned the business out of Dave and Linda’s hands into ours...
The nursery will continue to change as our family changes. I’m not sure what that looks like, but i imagine time will tell and I trust it will be right. I suppose that’s the beauty of this thing they call a “small family business.”
How fortunate are we that we get to choose what we want for our lives?
Is it scary? Yes.
Is it worth it? ALWAYS YES.
We are looking forward to trying some new things in 2019 and continuing to serve our customers with quality plants and the knowledge to care for them.
Thanks for being here!