Sept. 16 2015
Charlie Hall reported recently in Greenhouse Grower magazine two of the changes forecast for the green industry ...
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Feb. 19 2015
When Kermit the Frog crooned the tune “It’s not easy being green,” he wasn’t singing about environmental issues. We who are in the green industry, however, might want to rewrite ...
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Jan. 15 2015
In a conversation I recently had with one of my clients, he expressed his concern about finding employees who he could hire for 12-16 weeks. Due to the nature of his business, it is typically very busy ...
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Nov. 17 2014
One of my green industry clients recently made the move to invoicing their customers electronically. One thing he and his staff learned immediately was that some of their Baby Boomer customers did not ...
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May 16 2014
Landscaping has long been a part of my life. As a lifelong entrepreneur, I started my Detroit-area landscape company when I was 19. In the process of learning the business, managing my own crew, and dealing ...
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Jan. 15 2014
My partner Chip and I had just landed a large installation project for a new restaurant chain that was building several locations throughout our city, Nashville, Tennessee. However, at that time, our company ...
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Dec. 16 2013
Times have changed and advertising in the green industry has changed along with it. In the past, trying to get the biggest ad in the Yellow Pages or changing your name to AAA something was the way to go, ...
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March 14 2013
Incentives—rewards meant to encourage and motivate employees to be more productive—all too often backfire and create unintended consequences: internal squabbles, cynicism, distraction, and ...
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June 1 2007
When Roy Mullet moved his family to Hesston, Kansas, in 1958, his thought was to live in an area with warmer winters than the cold climate of Montana. In order to support his family, he took a job with ...
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Dec. 16 2008
STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURES (SOPs) are the lifeblood of any successful company and should be developed for every process in your business. You should have procedures for everything from hiring new employees ...
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Nov. 16 2009
Even from the other side of the world, I knew that America was the land of opportunity for everyone. This was what Carlos Chavarria said to me when I asked him what made him come to the United States ...
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