Industry Profile: Garden and Greenhouse Magazine
This week we’ve got Robin Nichols with Garden and Greenhouse Magazine for our latest industry profile. Garden and Greenhouse is a free publication focusing on greenhouse, outdoor and indoor gardening. Robin’s been at it for several years now providing a great resource to gardeners at no cost to them. Without further ado, here’s Robin!
What do you do at your company?
I am the founder and president of Nichols Publishing Company, Inc. which publishes Garden & Greenhouse Magazine
What project(s) are you currently working on that you can discuss?
Garden & Greenhouse is published each month and always keeps us busy.
How did you get started in hydroponics/indoor gardening industry?
The first Garden & Greenhouse issue was published in September 2004. We did not initially pursue companies in the the hydroponics industry as advertisers, but not too long after the first few Garden & Greenhouse issues were published, the hydroponics industry found us.
What made you decide this is the career for you?
I have been in the publishing industry for over 25 years, most recently as the general manager of a publishing division of a large corporation. I got tired of the large company bureaucracy and started my own company 12 years ago. Fortunately it worked out and along with my staff we’re still doing it each day. I haven’t had to sit in a mind numbing meeting with a bureaucrat whose only goal was to accomplish as little as possible in over a decade and I couldn’t be happier.
Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
Hopefully still publishing Garden & Greenhouse and evolving as the industry continues to change.
Where do you see the industry currently?
The legalization issue has created a lot of opportunity but also some additional concerns. A lot of companies still seem to be trying to figure out where it is going and how to move with it.
What’s the next big thing that is going to affect the industry?
More states legalizing or a stop in legalization efforts in more states due to unforeseen circumstances.
Where do you see the industry in 10 years?
It would be surprising if more states do not legalize in the next 10 years. Politicians just love to spend more money than they actually have and a state legalizing gives the politicians of that state more money to spend.
Anything else you’d like to mention to our readers?
Thanks to all our advertisers and subscribers for supporting Garden & Greenhouse.
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