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What are the biggest cash crops for a commercial greenhouse?
Flowers, annual vegetables, landscaping shrubs and trees, are all popular choices for commercial greenhouses.Read More
What kind of greenhouses are best for commercial use?
Almost any kind of stable, durable greenhouse is a great option for a commercial greenhouse due to its longevity and ability to hold additions.Read More
What are your first steps when considering a greenhouse business?
Make a business plan; what's your vision? Where do you see your business in 5 years? How do you intend to get there?Read More
What materials does a commercial greenhouse use?
Greenhouses for commercial uses are often made out of glass, fiberglass, polycarbonate panels, or polyethylene film.Read More
How do greenhouse businesses advertise?
There are so many ways to advertise in today's technical world; whether through a website, online ad spaces, direct mail or coupons, word of mouth, radio or TV ads, social media presences, etc.Read More
How to maintain a commercial greenhouse?
A greenhouse needs to keep a constant eye on several factors: temperature, humidity, water levels, and air circulation.Read More
How do commerical greenhouses make money?
Greenhouses sell their products at local grocers, markets, restaraunts, or even online through their own specific brand.Read More
How to market a commercial greenhouse?
Simply claiming that products are "greenhouse grown," won't be enough to sell your products on their own -- identify a niche where your products fit in, what is their particular appeal?Read More
Should a greenhouse business use heated greenhouses?
Heated greenhouses protect plants during cold, freezing nights, and can even extend the growing period yearround.Read More
How do you design a commercial greenhouse?
Identify your goals and your budget, what is most important to you and your plants versus what are you willing and able to sacrifice?Read More
How do you heat a commerical greenhouse?
There are many ways to heat a greenhouse meant for commercial use, ranging from electric heaters to passive, geothermal heating.Read More
Why is a business plan important for a greenhouse?
A business plan is the primary way you can expect to obtain outside funding, as well as represent your business goals in a clear and concise manner.Read More
Where should a greenhouse business be located?
Find a market in which you see a place for yourself, the less miles you need to travel to sell your wares, the more money you'll make in between.Read More
What is a business plan for a commerical greenhouse?
A greenhouse's business plan will include a summary of your plans, analysis of the local industry and market, and specific definitions of your products and services.Read More
How much does it cost to build a commercial greenhouse?
The initial investment for your greenhouse ranges based on what you intend to grow, and at what scale.Read More
What kind of businesses need a greenhouse?
Any business that intends to source its own organic food will benefit greatly from using a greenhouse.Read More
Does a greenhouse need a business plan?
A business plan is an excellent starting place to identify your greenhouse's goals and begin your designs.Read More
Can a business run off of a greenhouse?
There are lots of ways a business can be born from a greenhouse, whether by directly selling to other companies or stores, or by creating products that can be sold individually.Read More
Can a greenhouse turn a profit?
A greenhouse presents a wide array of opportunities for making money, even on a small scale.Read More
How does a greenhouse make money?
Greenhouses make money through retail via individual business or brand ventures at grocery stores, farmers markets, restaraunts, etc. or by agreeing to sell their crops wholesale through a distribution company.Read More
Can a greenhouse make money?
Yes! Even a small greenhouse can make money by creating ready-to-use products that can be sold at roadside stalls, local stores, or farmer's markets.Read More
How big is a commercial greenhouse?
Commercial greenhouses can range from small, attached hoop-houses to thousands of square-feet, industrial nurseries.Read More
What is a commercial greenhouse?
These greenhouses grow crops specifically for commercial means, meaning that everything there will be sold for either retail or wholesale markets.Read More
What is damping down in a greenhouse?
Damping down is used to keep plants cool inside the greenhouse by raising the humidity. Hard surfaces are covered with water, such as paths and working surfaces.