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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May 15 2015
In today's environment, the pressure to be competitive is enormous. Without implementing time management systems and using the tools and technology that are available, it is a foregone conclusion that ...
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April 15 2015
Now phones do so many things, it would take this entire article to list them all. They’re entertainment centers, data managers, storage devices, navigation systems, and access portals to the Internet, ...
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Dec. 15 2014
First, in order for any small business owner to be successful, it takes a lot of hard work. Realizing that they can always count on themselves to do it the “right way,” it quickly becomes a ...
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Oct. 15 2014
It’s not unlike what happens when it comes time to choose a new commercial mower (or mowers) for your landscape business. There are plenty of good, solid, quality mowers out there, that’s not ...
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Aug. 15 2014
Few segments of the green industry have changed as much in just a handful of years as has low-voltage landscape lighting. New technology, such as digital controls and better LEDs has added a great deal ...
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May 16 2014
“Raindrops keep falling on my head” is the opening line of a popular song, but you can bet Burt Bacharach would be singing a different tune if those raindrops were falling inside his home. ...
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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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Jan. 15 2014
The terms “craftsmanship” and “landscape maintenance” aren’t often heard together. After all, “craftsmanship” should be reserved to describe something like an ...
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Dec. 16 2013
As a small business owner, you may be confused about which parts of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), informally known as “Obamacare,” apply to your enterprise. You’re not alone; figuring ...
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Aug. 14 2013
“LIGHTS . . . CAMERA . . . ACTION!” yells the hollywood director. The studio lights are switched on to illuminate the set; the sound system is turned on and the cameras roll. on a movie set, ...
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July 16 2013
Ivy Munion was an early trailblazer. Today, she is considered to be one of the top irrigation consultants/designers in the landscape business. How did she get this far in a male-dominated industry, you ...
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March 14 2013
There’s a low, rumbling sound off in the distance. Can you hear it? That’s momentum building. It’s the sound of something caged that can hardly wait to be let out. It’s the sound ...
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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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Nov. 1 2007
We hear about a shortage of labor that is a concern to all in our industry. We can get more business, but how will we be able to handle it If we can't hire additional labor, how can we grow our company? ...
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April 18 2008
If your business isnt growing the way you want it to, and your profits are not as high as you expected, it might be time to look at your equipment ...
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Oct. 16 2012
Besides your truck, a commercial-grade mower is probably the most expensive piece of equipment you own. They can cost from hundreds to more than ten thousand dollars. If you’ve made the decision ...
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May 1 2006
Do you remember when you purchased your first piece of power equipment? Maybe you were still a teenager, and you bought a walk-behind mower that you stored in your dad’s garage. ...
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