Feb. 16 2016
It’s that dreaded time of year again, when the tax monster starts rearing its ugly head. We can’t wriggle away entirely from this demon, but there might be a few ways to make its bite less...
Jan. 15 2016
Anyone who owns and runs a small green industry business knows that one thing never in short supply is a steady stream of problems. Some problems are easy to solve; others are not. What’s a proprietor...
Dec. 15 2015
What is so dangerous about poor communication is that it costs your company an exorbitant amount of money. It is like a thief going into your bank account and stealing funds. This crime of poor communication...
Nov. 16 2015
As a business owner, your days consist of one decision after another. Some are no-brainers: “Should I update my website?” Of course! “Should I check this prospective employee’s...
Nov. 16 2015
By taking a strategic approach to dealing with the challenges that winter brings, you can put your company in an advantageous position. If you can do this, you won’t be caught in a bind when Mother...
Oct. 15 2015
I remember a number of years ago, I met with an individual who worked at a large company, who had enrolled in a stress management class that I would be teaching. As a part of my pre-class interview, I...
Sept. 16 2015
Charlie Hall reported recently in Greenhouse Grower magazine two of the changes forecast for the green industry...
Aug. 17 2015
The late and feisty Sam Goldwyn, the American film producer at MGM, was beside himself. After six straight box office flops, he brought together his staff and said, “I want you to tell me exactly...
July 15 2015
By now the whole world has heard that California’s Governor Jerry Brown has issued an Executive Order which imposes mandatory restrictions, for the first time ever, on California residents, businesses...
June 15 2015
If you’ve decided that it’s time for your kids to take over the family business, there’s more to it than simply handing them the keys. You need to have a succession plan. We can’t...
June 15 2015
Let’s talk about your green industry company’s first impressions… Even if you think your company does a pretty good job managing this all-important step, you’ve probably not...
May 20 2015
Drought Is A National Problem...
May 15 2015
Having an exit strategy two to three years ahead of time allows you to maximize your company’s value. This article addresses common misconceptions and mistakes that we have found business owners...
May 15 2015
One of the main keys in winning initial and return business from your prospective clients is a solid guarantee. Simply stated, your clients want to have the assurance that the services or products they...
May 15 2015
"There just aren’t enough hours in the day for everything I have to do!” Haven’t we all said that at one time or another? If you’re involved in the green industry in any sort of...
April 23 2015
...And Rain Will Make The Flowers Grow...
April 15 2015
Imagine that you had the services of a magnificent sales person to whom you paid a paltry amount of money, yet he or she would work for you 24/7/365 and you would never hear a complaint or a demand for...
April 3 2015
Who is going to replace us? I read an article on how there's a shortage of irrigation technicians, and it dawned on me... ...
March 16 2015
Time and time again, I hear from my green industry clients about the challenge of having crystal clear communication with their foremen, supervisors and employees. What they thought was communicated...
Feb. 19 2015
There’s no doubt that Facebook participation can be an asset to any business. the question is how you can use it to promote your company, yet be sure your team members are cautious in the way they...

2015 STATUS REPORT

Click here to read IGIN's 2015 report on the state of the Green Industry