Jan. 15 2018
Shayne Newman likes to joke that his love for the outdoors came to him naturally; after all, he was ‘raised by wolves.’ Of course, he wasn’t, but he did have a rather unconventional upbringing. ...
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July 15 2016
When it wasn’t cool to be a woman in a man’s world, Judy Guido was there. To say she was the right person at the right time would be an understatement. Many of the female gender who came after ...
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Jan. 15 2016
Vacations can do wonders for individuals and, on occasion, be the catalyst for new business ideas. This rings true in the case of Jukka Lyly-Yrjänäinen, president of Avant Tecno USA, now one ...
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Sept. 16 2015
Charlie Hall reported recently in Greenhouse Grower magazine two of the changes forecast for the green industry ...
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May 15 2015
His father worked for the railroad for his entire career of 30 years. His mother had a number of positions while the kids were growing up, but she ultimately retired as a high school principal’s ...
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May 15 2015
One of the main keys in winning initial and return business from your prospective clients is a solid guarantee. Simply stated, your clients want to have the assurance that the services or products they ...
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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
Imagine that you had the services of a magnificent sales person to whom you paid a paltry amount of money, yet he or she would work for you 24/7/365 and you would never hear a complaint or a demand for ...
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March 16 2015
Landscape maintenance businesses are a very hot topic these days. If managed properly, they can turn into billion-dollar revenue streams, a fact which has, by no surprise, caught the eye of many financial ...
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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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Oct. 15 2014
When Lowell Kaufhold started his first year of college, he got a job installing sprinklers so that he could support himself. Though he could not have imagined it then, this was where he would spend his ...
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July 15 2014
Dave Wesolowski grew up in Southern California, where his father was a landscape contractor; he installed irrigation systems and did tree work. "Before I started high school, I was cleaning trenches ...
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July 15 2014
Vista Professional Outdoor Lighting is proudly celebrating its 30th anniversary, but the path to the company’s beginnings came about when owner and founder Dan Cunado and his parents were granted ...
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April 15 2014
“A ll I ever wanted to do was manufacture something that I could sell, and to see it say, ‘Made in U.S.A.,’” said Dan Cunado, president of Vista Professional Outdoor Lighting. ...
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June 12 2013
CHANCES ARE, AT SOME POINT you’ve had some exposure to the industry initiative of proclaiming July as Smart Irrigation Month. It is an industry campaign to increase public awareness about the value ...
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May 15 2013
When Texas-bred Brandon Stephens, 38, signed on with The Décor Group in 2003, little did he realize that he would one day end up as president of the company. Stephens is not one to dwell on accolades; ...
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Feb. 15 2013
The last five years have been no piece of cake, but you’ve successfully stayed afloat by running a tight ship. That includes watching your pennies and trimming the fat. The bright side is that things ...
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Jan. 16 2012
Noecker grew up in the Northeast. Born in New York City, she was a year old when her family moved to Weston, Massachusetts, a suburb of Boston. After completing high school ...
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