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July 20 2011
You’ve heard people say this over and over again: “I don’t have time.” The fact is that we all have the same number of hours in each day and we choose what to do with those hours....
July 20 2011
Pondless Waterfall Vault Aquascape introduces its Pondless Waterfall Vault, designed for small to midsized waterfall projects. The unit handles pumps up to 12,500 gph and provides efficient water circulation...
June 16 2011
This story begins and ends with the perspective that “No one was hurt.” Considering the damage, that’s a miracle in itself...
June 16 2011
Like many entrepreneurs, Tom Oyler had a dream. He wanted to build his Florida landscape maintenance business, Oyler Brothers Landscaping, into a giant company that could service the needs of customers...
May 18 2011
With the economy improving, John was thrilled to see his small company starting to boom. With all the new business...
May 18 2011
Ever wonder how one of your competitor’s small business grew from a few employees pushing around mowers into a large operation with multiple crews, managers and millions of dollars in revenue? ...
April 14 2011
There are many stories out there, comments. And of course, there is the social networking has its supporters which any manager will share ubiquitous case of the worker who and its detractors...
March 22 2011
If you’ve ever been in business with a family member, you know there are several advantages, but even the most dedicated, hard-working family member can experience or create tension, stress and conflict...
March 22 2011
Do you have a closet of ‘keepers?’ You know, financial records—invoices, receipts, revenue and expense reports. Are they categorized and filed? If asked, could you produce an accurate...
Jan. 19 2011
In most family-owned businesses, the family and business aspects are intimately intertwined. Weekend family gatherings easily transform into business meetings, and mid-week office agendas can get saturated...
Dec. 18 2010
LEAN MANAGEMENT, A MANUFACTURING SECTOR TOOL derived from the Toyota Production System, focuses on the reduction of waste, inventory and customer response time...
Nov. 23 2010
BIG FAMILY MANUFACTURING, Inc., had been struggling for some time to find the best direction to take for its mid-market, family manufacturing business, employing close to 100 people...
Nov. 23 2010
Bidding is the fight for your livelihood. Every time you bid a job, you put your company at risk. When the job is done, will there be enough to pay the bills and put money in your pocket?...
Aug. 19 2010
...Have your tools grown feet and walked out the door? ...Has your company gas bill doubled since last month? ..Does it take more time for your crews to finish work than it should? ...Are you ordering supplies...
July 13 2010
If you’re a small business owner and have weathered this economic downturn, you’re probably no stranger to tough decisions. Forget new copy and coffee machines for the office...
May 19 2010
By far, the most appealing of the four is freezing salaries. The problem is, no hard working employee wants to hear the words “Times are tough...
May 19 2010
Consider the story of Amanda, whose husband Tory was hit by a drunken driver while riding his motorcycle. Even though she had worked in their business, she was totally unprepared to replace Tory as its...
April 19 2010
Spring is here and the season is beginning. What are you doing to jump-start your business? Are you thinking to yourself, “What can I do to generate more revenue?...
March 16 2010
TAX TIME. It’s that time of year when some small business owners are scratching their heads wondering, “Should I have done things differently?"...
Jan. 18 2010
“Don’t work harder - works smarter” really has become a cliche. But cliches usually contain at least a kernel of truth. ...

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