Bring In The Holiday Cheer

Over the last 15 years, the Christmas Holiday Season has been more of a battle of survival rather than a time to make family memories. Our family has been in the Christmas Tree and Holiday Retail business since 1999. I feel like anyone that has spent that kinda time in retail should have a Retail […]

When Creativity Get’s To Creative

In 2013, The Garden Gates has some amazing writers. They were talented, witty, and fast. What Chad Everett Harris learned ( yup, 3rd person nonsense) was the without the correct guidance, those keyboard wizard can get carried away. Take the case of the Palladio garden table and the creative article below. ” A dining table […]

FlashBack – Blogging From 2012

In 2014, all the rage in the search engine optimization world was short blogs that linked out to other sites to provide a snapshot for readers to follow. The idea was to make your site/blog a resource for expert information. Looking back all I can say, ” What were we thinking.” Below is the explanation […]

Mindset of Improvement

Flashback to 2010, Chad Everett Harris from The Garden Gates( I am that guy- writing in the third person) was writing articles, speaking at events across the country, and pushing the pedal to the floor building The Garden Gates retail business. Fast forward to 2019, things are a lot different. I, spend most of my […]

Time. Value. Money

TVM-itʼs really that simple How much Time do you have- What Value do you delivery-How much Money does it return. Discovering what products or service you sell the most is not really the question, the true question is what product or service do I sell that requires the least about of time- creates the most value for the […]

Experimental – Change Everything

Today is a great day for change. Changing the way you work. Changing the way think about your profession. Changing the way the green industry is perceived. The days of thinking or running your business like your predecessor is exactly that- a thing of the past and its about time to Change. Today get out […]