June 16 2014
A few years ago, a guy I grew up with told me he’d decided to start his own business. I thought he’d never be able to pull it off, as he was not exactly what you’d call a “star ...
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June 16 2014
There’s an old industrial short subject called “Spring Fever.” In it, a man’s wife won’t let him go out and play golf until he fixes a broken sofa spring. Frustrated, he yells: ...
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May 16 2014
A friend and I went to a restaurant the other day. After we were seated, the waiter came to our table, handed us menus and said he would be right back with bread, butter, and water. He returned shortly ...
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Nov. 15 2013
If you’ve ever been in a management position, there’s a good chance that you’ve had several pet peeves regarding your staff members and their behavior. What you may not realize is that ...
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March 1 2007
Despite the variety of landscape contracting companies that exist, the mower is a universal element for almost all of them. Even many companies that now focus exclusively on design/build projects were ...
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April 1 2007
Unfortunately, the majority of family-owned businesses don't survive past the second generation. While succeeding generations have every intention of keeping the business going, factors ranging from a ...
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March 17 2009
You know the type. Maybe you are one. The manager who arrives in the morning before sunrise, who works through lunch and stays until 7:00 or 8:00 p.m., or longer. As a society, we often marvel at this ...
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June 15 2009
IF YOU PUT ALL OF YOUR CONSTRUCTION FOREMEN AND laborers together in one room and asked them to describe how they would build a paver walkway or patio, how many different answers would you get? ...
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July 13 2010
If you’re a small business owner and have weathered this economic downturn, you’re probably no stranger to tough decisions. Forget new copy and coffee machines for the office ...
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