Growing Your Herb Business

Growing Your Herb Business

by Bertha Reppert


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Turn your love of herbs into a profitable business. Drawing on more than 25 years of experience running an herb and spice shop, Bertha Reppert helps you successfully develop and market your own herbal products. Showing you how to determine a start-up budget, find niche markets, create unique packaging, track inventory, and organize business-boosting special events, Reppert also includes a series of inspiring profiles of professional herbalists. Transform your passion into a profession and get ready to open up shop!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780882666129
Publisher: Storey Books
Publication date: 01/07/1994
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 6.02(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Author Bertha Reppert was the founder and owner of The Rosemary House, Inc., a well known herb and spice shop located in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, since 1968. Her book Growing Your Herb Business was based on over 25 years of experience at The Rosemary House purveying herbs and spices, and it captures her dream of turning a hobby into a profitable business. Bertha was an instructor for an Herbs 101 course at a Pennsylvania Community College, was a contributing editor to The Herb Quarterly, and wrote for The New York Times and Rodale's Organic Gardening as well. She was the first honorary member of the Heartland Herb Society Group, a member of the Herb Society of America, President Emeritus of the Penn-Cumberland Garden Club, and life member of the Garden Club Federation of Pennsylvania, among many others. After she retired, Bertha wrote, taught, and lectured on her experience. Bertha was born in Reading, Pennsylvania. She was married for 47 years to her husband, Byron, who was former mayor of Mechanicsburg. They had four daughters. Bertha passed away in June of 1999 at the age of 83.

Table of Contents


Chapter 1 Know Your Herbs: The Backbone of Your Business

Chapter 2 Before Opening Your Doors: Basic Business Decisions

Chapter 3: The Inner Operations of a Herb Business

Chapter 4: Setting Goals and Planning for the Future

Chapter 5: Marketing and Public Relations

Chapter 6: The Heart of the Business: Developing Your Product

Chapter 7: Special Events and Services to Bolster Your Business

Chapter 8: Expanding Your Business and Markets



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Growing Your Herb Business 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Sugar-Ridge-Herbs More than 1 year ago
It contains many intesting and inspiring stories from those who have successfully grown their herb businesses, gives real tools for planning and working toward your goals. I re-read every spring, to re-energize my focus toward my new business. Happy planting.