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Why Increasing Your Prices 5% Will Make You 8.5% More Money

If you want to survive as a farm, you have to operate as a business. By operating efficiently and effectively, over time, you will find ways to reach all customers. When is the last time you reviewed your prices?

Posted on 
Sep 22, 2019
  by
Nina Galle
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4 Online Farm Stores That Are Doing It Right

At Local Line, many of our customers have set up awesome stores for a variety of uses! Need some inspiration to get started? Here are some online stores that are doing it right!

Posted on 
Sep 18, 2019
  by
Nina Galle
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Customer Service

Why an Online Store Enhances (not Distances) Your Customer Relationships

It is a common misconception that face-to-face interaction is the only method of building a relationship. In today’s world, this is not the most convenient way to sell, nor is it always possible to develop your relationships this way.

Posted on 
Sep 12, 2019
  by
Nina Galle
3 minute read
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Future of Food

Local Line: What We’ve Learned and What’s Still to Come

Local Line was created to help local farmers succeed as independent entrepreneurs. The reality is that more local farmers have to find a way to get to market better, faster, and cheaper in order to prosper. Since our founding in 2015, Local Line is now used by farmers across Canada, USA, and Australia to help them sell more product, organize their business data, and save time. 

Posted on 
Sep 5, 2019
  by
Nina Galle
5 minute read
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Sales

How to Recruit the Best Talent for Your Farm

As a small business owner, every hand contributes significantly to the day-to-day operations. It may seem tedious to go through the hiring process, however, the more time and energy put into the process, the better quality candidates you will find. 

Posted on 
Sep 3, 2019
  by
Nina Galle
6 minute read
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Future of Food

Online Markets as a Solution for Urban Food Deserts

Solving food deserts has been an increasing topic of discussion for the last few years. Today’s food systems do not serve food deserts properly, and tend to leave entire communities in urban environments without access to fresh, healthy food.

Posted on 
Sep 1, 2019
  by
Nina Galle
8 minute read
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Marketing

How to use Facebook Insights to Measure your Success

Unlike Instagram, Facebook has changed its algorithm to prioritize content from family and friends over businesses. This is where Insights comes in!

Posted on 
Aug 29, 2019
  by
Nina Galle
5 minute read
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Press

Local Line Launches Free Website Builder For Farmers

Local Line is pleased to announce the launch of a free website builder for farmers. Starting today, farmers from all over the world can create and publish a free website at www.locallinesites.com.

Posted on 
Aug 21, 2019
  by
Nina Galle
4 minute read
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Sales

How to Prioritize what to Grow for Next Season

Prioritizing which crop to grow each season is a delicate task. You must take into account which products have the highest yield, have the highest margins, and sell the most units.

Posted on 
Aug 20, 2019
  by
Nina Galle
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Sales

How to Successfully Find Suppliers for a Food Hub

Food suppliers are the heart of your business. Food hubs and aggregation platforms help support local food production and connect food suppliers to their communities.

Posted on 
Jul 31, 2019
  by
Nina Galle
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Future of Food

How to Make Local Food Accessible

Local Line’s mission is making local farms as accessible as industrially-produced food. When we set to work on how to solve this problem, we identified three principal steps for farmers to take.

Posted on 
Jul 29, 2019
  by
Cole Jones
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Sales

How to Set Up a Referral Program for Your Business

Getting new customers takes a lot of time and money. Make it easy for yourself and set up a referral program!

Posted on 
Jul 25, 2019
  by
Matt Magdales
6 minute read
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