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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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Sales

Expert's Guide: How to Use Advanced Inventory

To help our customers better manage their inventories, we created Advanced Inventory. This feature allows you to create multiple packages, units, and prices for one set of inventory for one product.

Posted on 
Jul 23, 2019
  by
Nina Galle
5 minute read
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Sales

What are the Benefits of Selling to a Food Hub?

Due to the specific rules and regulations of running a food hub, they are a great sales channel for small-scale farmers and food producers. Some of the great benefits include:

Posted on 
Jul 17, 2019
  by
Nina Galle
4 minute read
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Marketing

How to Write Instagram Captions that Drive Engagement

Good Instagram marketing is a skill to be learned and mastered. In addition to posting good pictures, captions play a significant role in your success.

Posted on 
Jul 10, 2019
  by
Nina Galle
8 minute read
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Sales

Square or Stripe: Which one is better for your business?

An important part of having an online store is having the right online payments platform to get you paid quickly. Local Line integrates with two popular payment providers, Stripe and Square. 

Posted on 
Jul 9, 2019
  by
Nina Galle
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