March 1 2003
Managing Your Companys Growth By Phil Britt In 1993, Color Landscapes, Mebane, North Carolina, was formed with one old pickup truck and one employee, the founder, Michael Dicke...
March 1 2003
Should You Buy a Franchise? “I really like the landscaping business, but somehow, no matter how I tried to make a go of it, I didn’t succeed,” says Joe Copp...
Oct. 1 2002
Many business executives underestimate the importance of negotiation. Rather than prepare, plan, and brush up on their negotiation...
Sept. 1 2002
If you do a considerable amount of pruning in your business, one of the chores you probably face is dealing with the debris...
Sept. 1 2002
Five years ago, Ivy Hill Nursery Company in Bel Air, Maryland, had to turn down jobs because it couldn’t find enough work...
Aug. 1 2002
Would you give Tiger Woods strokes and expect to win? Of course not. Then why would you submit a landscape maintenance...
July 1 2002
Running a profitable landscaping business may seem simple enough: just make more than you spend...
May 1 2002
Let’s discuss how to sell your service even when you are not the lowest bid, and how to sell expensive products in an environment that seems...
March 1 2002
According to the Internal Revenue Service’s own figures, failure to file tax returns and cheating are increasing...
Oct. 1 2001
Should I have a contract with all my customers? This question comes up quite often in my consultations, workshops and communications...
Sept. 1 2001
Before you can achieve any kind of business success, you first need to know what you’re striving for...
Aug. 1 2001
Twenty-five years ago, contractors who owned vibratory plows and trenchers were “up town.”...
June 1 2001
Has your business ever had a setback? Of course it has. Perhaps your right-hand person...
Jan. 1 2001
Hiring quality employees that remain with the company for extended periods of time has become a challenge for most companie...
July 1 2000
As our society becomes more litigious, lawsuits that might never have been filed years ago are becoming more...
June 1 2000
One of the most difficult and tedious tasks to be performed by a contractor...
June 1 2000
Being a successful entrepreneur requires a keen understanding of the art and science of running a business...
March 1 2000
When it comes to equipment, you know what works best for your operation. Depending on the project, your irrigation and landscaping wisdom culminates in using the right machinery or tools to get the job...
Sept. 1 1999
Using Your Last Job To Sell Your Next Contract USING YOUR LAST JOB TO SELL YOUR NEXT CONTRACT by Susan Wessling Below, top to bottom: A back yard and area under a de...
May 1 1999
If you've ever had to decide whether to purchase or lease vehicles or landscaping equipment, then you've probably come face to face with the complexities of making the right decision...

2015 STATUS REPORT

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