June 15 2017
Landscape companies that focus on smaller projects, like delivering and spreading mulch, helping out with spring planting, installing lawn drainage or a sprinkler system, likely experience awho peak season ...
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Nov. 18 2016
That is below the national average of 5%. That means that it is more difficult for business owners in this state to find top-quality employees. Whether or not the state you are in is above or below the ...
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June 17 2016
There’s no shortage of news stories about landscape companies being hit by thieves. Large, expensive commercial mowers and even whole trailers full of equipment disappear on a regular basis. A few ...
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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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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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June 16 2014
In an age of cynicism and irony, Northwestern Mutual is a throwback to a more innocent time. The company is the antithesis of ‘cool.’ It has the kind of culture in which people embrace plain ...
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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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Sept. 16 2013
Some business owners are looking to hand down their business to a family member; others may be looking at the option of selling to a hard-working employee. still others may be looking to sell their business ...
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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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Feb. 15 2013
The american taxpayer relief act of 2012 was signed into law on January 2, 2013. the legislation was anxiously awaited by Americans who didn’t want to go over the “fiscal cliff” and face ...
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Dec. 13 2012
Five keys to maximum employee retention. Each time an employee permanently leaves your organization, he or she is adversely affecting your company’s bottom line. Consider this: according to the ...
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April 21 2008
Employee Fraud: Protecting Your Bottom Line, Can you recognize an embezzler just by looking at someone? ...
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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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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 ...
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