July 15 2017
It can happen in the middle of the night or in broad daylight, while your crew eats lunch at a fastfood restaurant. Whether it is a small string trimmer or a $20,000 commercial mower, landscape equipment ...
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July 15 2017
The year is 1971, and Bob Dobson has just completed the installation of a $37,000 irrigation system at a condominium. The client wants to see the system run prior to handing over the check. But there’s ...
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May 15 2017
When Greg Taylor, owner of GTM Services in Largo, Florida, went to the Green Industry Expo (GIE) in 2014, he noticed that there were a few more companies selling battery-powered outdoor equipment. He saw ...
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Oct. 15 2016
Our goal in the green industry is the maintenance and beautification of our clients’ landscapes. From coast to coast, property owners want their landscape to fit their ideal, and for most, that means ...
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June 17 2016
Do you remember the last time you made a decision to make a major equipment purchase or hire for a certain position? What was the process that you used? How did you come to the final decision? Was there ...
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June 17 2016
Taken as a whole, our industry is one of the greatest unremarked-upon workhorses of society. Landscape contractors get more done with less fuss than any other profession. Every member of our crews is expected ...
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March 16 2016
Now that you’re an adult, and the owner of a grown-up landscape contracting business, you might long for those Norman Rockwell-esque days. There are so many more expenses that go into serving your ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Aug. 17 2015
In the very early ’80s, Gail Porter and her family manufactured and sold large satellite TV systems. They installed big dish antennae systems in the southeastern part of South Carolina, near where ...
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Aug. 17 2015
In the very early ’80s, Gail Porter and her family manufactured and sold large satellite TV systems. They installed big dish antennae systems in the southeastern part of South Carolina, near where ...
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July 15 2015
The continuing drought conditions in California and the water use mandate set by Governor Jerry Brown are putting the hurt on landscapes. Turf is being vilified as wasteful, and people are feeling societal ...
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July 15 2015
It’s been said that the ability to use and create tools is what sets the human species apart more so than anything else. Still, progress has been relatively slow. We didn’t advance from the ...
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June 15 2015
A born entrepreneur, Joe Conrad hails from Cincinnati, Ohio, where his father was an electrical engineer by profession, but also an entrepreneur who has owned a number of businesses ...
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