June 15 2017
Some landscape contractors can be slow to adopt new technologies, so it’s tempting to think that we’re also immune to the dangers of digitization ...
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June 17 2016
Like many people my age, the first time I heard the label ‘smart’ applied to a device, it was a bomb. The media was all in a clamor about these fancy new weapons and waxed eloquent about their ...
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Aug. 17 2015
You’ve just finished a huge landscaping job for busy clients. Yes, it’s been a long haul, but more importantly, they are happy with what you’ve done and the quality of your work. What ...
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July 15 2015
There’s a lot of talk these days about “smart home” technology and the “Internet of Things.” What this really means is remote control for every electrically-powered system ...
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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 ...
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April 15 2015
Now phones do so many things, it would take this entire article to list them all. They’re entertainment centers, data managers, storage devices, navigation systems, and access portals to the Internet, ...
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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 ...
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Sept. 16 2013
No question about it, wireless technology has changed all of our lives. No longer are we tethered to telephones attached to walls or boxes. We can talk on the phone just about anywhere, and do it hands-free. ...
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Dec. 1 2007
LARRY SARVER ALWAYS ENVISIONED himself as a businessman. Even as a young boy growing up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, when he was selling Christmas cards door to door, or flowers from a rock garden, or ...
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May 1 2006
It's all about people Leaders of successful companies often speak of their employees with a great sense of respect, appreciation, and even awe. "I can't say enough about our people," says Mark ...
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Jan. 1 2007
Homestead Landscaping, Bondeville, Vermont, found this out first-hand in the late 1980s when a construction boom exploded in the area. The company had a perfect plan to grow its business ...
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June 1 2007
During his tenure as a landscape manager in California's Marin and Sonoma counties, Tom Campbell noticed something alarming. The tremendous overuse of water in landscaping made him jump into action ...
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May 14 2008
AT ONE POINT, THERE WERE MORE THAN 40,000 PAPER ROUTE CARDS covering one of the walls at Swingle Lawn, Tree & Landscape Care in Denver, Colorado. “Needless to say, it was an inefficient process that ...
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Aug. 18 2008
Of all industries, the green industry used to seem the least likely to be swamped by the trend towards mass high tech. And yet with the increasing adoption of smart irrigation controllers, computerized routing ...
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Jan. 16 2012
Landscape companies of all sizes are being pushed to achieve increased capacity and better margins. Today’s business climate requires contractors to squeeze higher volume and productivity out of ...
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