A business owner is the proprietor of a company that provides a service or product to consumers. A list of some of the plant-related businesses are below.
- Aeroponics Business Owner - An aeroponics business owner is the proprietor of a company that grows plants without soil; generally by suspending them above sprays that moisten their roots with water and nutrients. Also called hydroponics.
- Aquaponics Business Owner - An aquaponics business owner is the proprietor of a company that grows and harvests fish and plants for human consumption.
- Floral Shop Owner - A floral shop owner is in business to design, create and sell floral arrangements to customers.
- Garden Center Owner - A garden center owner is the proprietor of a retail operation that sells plants and related products for the domestic garden as its primary business.
- Greenhouse Owner - A greenhouse owner is the proprietor of a retail or wholesale business that grows plants in a greenhouse.
- Hydroponics Business Owner - An hydroponics business owner grows and harvests fish and plants for human consumption.
- Landscape Design Business Owner - A landscape design business owner is the proprietor of a company that designs outdoor spaces for beauty and functionality.
- Lawn Care Business Owner - A lawn care business owner is a proprietor of a company that maintains lawns for commercial or residential customers.
- Nursery Owner - A nursery owner is the proprietor of a business that propagates, grows and sells plants to customers.
No formal education is required, however, many business owners have an Associate's, Bachelor's or a Master of Business Administration (MBA).
Additional experience or certification in the company field may be necessary.
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In May 2020, the median yearly salary for a small business owner was $65,016, according to PayScale.com. For more information, visit Study.com's Business Owner Profile.
PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS AND ASSOCIATIONS
- American Business Women's Association
- American Society for Horticultural Science
- National Federation of Independent Business
- National Small Business Association
VIDEOS AND TESTIMONIALS
Learn how Alison Newstead started her business, Stôk Floral & Design Inc.
Watch a day in the life of business owner, Tess Scanlon-Phillips of Gardening By Tess.