March 15 2017
After a few years, he decides that mowing lawns and doing other landscape maintenance chores isn’t really his strongest service area. He decides to focus on other aspects of his enterprise that will ...
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March 15 2017
henever I do hard physical labor, pain is the usual result. An afternoon spent moving firewood logs results in an evening nursing sore calf and abdominal muscles. But that’s okay with me. I kind ...
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March 15 2017
Kelly Rozansky, 49, and Ken Shadek, 48, first met on a camping trip about 30 years ago, and they’ve been friends ever since. Little did they realize back then that they would later become business ...
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Dec. 15 2016
As with most problems, the answer lies in the question. We must start by asking, how are Millennial employees different than other generations who have preceded them in the workplace? First, Millennials ...
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Sept. 15 2016
Have you been thinking of adding holiday lighting to your landscape business? If you haven’t, maybe you should. The demand is there; besides that, you already have your customers, you have the trucks, ...
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Jan. 15 2016
Spring startup is a term irrigation contractors are familiar with. In the pond market, we call it ‘spring cleaning.’ Before the season cranks up, over the winter months it’s always good ...
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Sept. 19 2012
Twas two months before the holidays and all through the land, landscape contractors called customers and dusted off plans. For the next hundred days, they were busy as bees, hanging holiday lights ...
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Aug. 17 2012
You’ve probably heard it said that entrepreneurs are “married to their work.” it’s true. Running a company requires amazing quantities of time, energy, and devotion ...
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July 17 2012
Travis Freeman remembers going out on sales calls with his father when he was a little boy. He would listen intently, and loved it when his father demonstrated the vacuum cleaners he was selling. It ...
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April 19 2012
Turn off the engine of your pickup truck, silence your cell phone, tell your crew chiefs not to bother you, and take five minutes to go to a magical landscape land of what-if. What if there was a new ...
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Sept. 15 2011
Quick Response (QR) codes are those little square bar codes that are showing up on advertisements, direct mail and product cartons. I’m seeing them used by my clients, so I want to share some thoughts ...
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Aug. 18 2011
In March, I received a call asking what I know about bees. Being a Florida state-certified pest control operator and having a pest control business, I responded. Some folks had shaken the nest, and the ...
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