Jan. 16 2017
Offering your clients and potential clients additional services that your competitors may not offer could tip the scales in your favor ...
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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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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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Sept. 15 2014
In the holiday classic, “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation,” Chevy Chase nearly pulls his hair out trying to get his Christmas lights to work. He grows so desperate for a solution ...
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Dec. 16 2013
Sure, your guys do installations and maintain beautiful landscapes, but when it comes to properly irrigating them, no one in your company knows the difference between a spray head and a rotor ...
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Sept. 16 2013
Not being “the type to focus on a four-year degree,” Benson attended King’s College in Charlotte, North Carolina, following high school graduation in 1979. It was a school that offered ...
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July 16 2013
Every business owner wants to grab more of his or her market share every year. In today’s slowly improving economy, people are shopping services and are more cautious in the way they spend their ...
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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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April 21 2008
In some respects, advertising is one way large companies stay ahead of their smaller competitors. It takes serious resources to build an effective advertising campaign. That scares a lot of small companies ...
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March 1 2004
Kurt Kluznik grew up in a mom and pop nursery business in Cleveland, Ohio. He worked in the nursery and when he was old enough, he started his own landscape business ...
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Jan. 1 2007
Homestead Landscaping, Bondeville, Vermont, found this out first-hand in the late 1980s when a construction boom exploded in the area. The company had a perfect plan to grow its business ...
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Oct. 1 2007
YOUR SUCCESSFUL COMPANY IS MORE than just your most valuable capital asset -- it represents the realization of your dream. During the start-up and growth stages, enhancing your firm's productivity was ...
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July 15 2008
BESIDES INDEPENDENCE DAY, there’s another reason for contractors to celebrate July: Smart Irrigation Month. As July is one of the peak months for landscape water usage, it’s a good time to ...
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Nov. 11 2008
ABOUT NINE YEARS AGO, DALE VON Dohren, owner of San Jose, California- based Landmark Landscapes, had a successful woodworking business. Then he saw an opportunity in the landscaping business and decided ...
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Sept. 15 2009
The holiday season is approaching with the speed of Santa’s sleigh. Before you know it, the sound of carols will fill the crisp winter nights, and the familiar smell of Christmas trees will permeate ...
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Oct. 20 2009
With winter on its way and its inherent bone-chilling temperatures and falling snow in many parts of the country, many landscape contractors have chosen to add snow removal services as a way to supplement ...
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Oct. 20 2009
Times are tough and people everywhere are rising to the challenge by making do with less. Homeowners who’ve never lifted a rake or pushed a mower are suddenly turning into backyard do-it-yourselfers. ...
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June 15 2010
AS A LANDSCAPE CONTRACTOR, AS IN ANY BUSINESS, YOU’RE constantly looking for ways to increase your client base. Of course you provide the very best in design/build and maintenance services, or just ...
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