Toilet Paper Rolls

Marketing comes in all types of mediums. Today, I was at one of the mobile phone providers getting a new phone and during the lengthy process, I used the restroom. When I walked in, this was the first thing I saw and honestly, I laughed out loud. I thought to myself, you gotta be kidding […]

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

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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 […]

Throwback Thursday Marketing

Turning the years back to the fall of 2013, I ( Chad Harris from The Garden Gates ) was mad as hell that day. American Express announced their new campaign, Small Business Saturday. I was fuming. I just couldn’t understand why Amex would promote small businesses just for one day of the year. So, I […]

FlashBack – Blogging From 2012

Chad Everett Harris

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

Chad Everett Harris Columnist

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

Chad Everett Harris Orchids

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

Chad Everett Harris

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 […]

Plugging in Your Mojo with Soul

Chad Everett Harris - Macho Ferns

The question is how do you covert all this work from the past year to create actually profit in the business for years to come? Do I really need to do all these things to compete in the green industry? The Short answer- yes. The more complicated answer begins here. Whether you sell petunias or […]