Aug. 15 2017
“I was at an age where I was too high-priced for the business world, and anyway, I wanted to do something completely different. My son had some friends who were doing holiday lights, and making a ...
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April 15 2017
Ever since he was a young teenager, Ross Lazarov knew he wanted to be his own boss. Although he started college, he didn’t feel it would be fast enough or worth it with his level of ambition; he ...
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Feb. 15 2017
Some months ago, our family had three major home improvements that needed to be completed. Discussed in this article is what each company we called did that increased their perceived value to us as they ...
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Jan. 16 2017
If you were to take a stroll through its grounds, meandering along its blue-tinted stone and gravel walkways, shaded by its many lovely, mature trees, you might wonder which public park you were in ...
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Nov. 18 2016
What happens when two guys from two different parts of the U.S. cross paths halfway? The start a tech company, and it's off to the races. And what a race it is. Although it's still too early to tell who ...
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Aug. 17 2015
In the very early ’80s, Gail Porter and her family manufactured and sold large satellite TV systems. They installed big dish antennae systems in the southeastern part of South Carolina, near where ...
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Aug. 17 2015
The late and feisty Sam Goldwyn, the American film producer at MGM, was beside himself. After six straight box office flops, he brought together his staff and said, “I want you to tell me exactly ...
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Aug. 17 2015
Salt, a.k.a. NaCl, sodium chloride, is so common a compound that it’s hard to imagine running out of it. After all, sodium—atomic number 11 on the periodic table—is the sixth-most abundant ...
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Sept. 16 2014
The captivating sounds, beauty and grandeur of ponds, water gardens and stand-alone water features in the landscape have intrigued us through the ages—all the way back to Ancient Greece. Today, it’s ...
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Sept. 15 2011
When Janet Reilly was a very young girl, if you asked her what she wanted to be when she grew up, her answer would probably have been either a doctor or a teacher. However, neither of those were the career ...
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Aug. 17 2012
For Peter Lord, and his software company Drafix, in Kansas City, Missouri, that “one thing” is the integrated CAD design/ photo-imaging/proposal software program “PRO Landscape.” ...
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June 15 2012
"I sometimes think I’ve accomplished as much as I can because I’m a mechanical engineer who can talk,” jokes Eric Bescoby, 57, CEO of IPS Corporation in Gardena, California. His unusual ...
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July 17 2012
There is much to consider for a landscape contractor who realizes the dream of starting his or her own company. Among other attributes, it takes foresight and determination to find a formula for success, ...
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May 15 2012
There was a time—and it’s actually not that long ago—when irrigation systems were turned on and off by hand. For those who have come into the business since then, it might be as difficult ...
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Nov. 16 2011
I just finished another onsite consultation with a $2m landscape management company. Not the worst situation I’ve seen, but still, a lot of improvement was needed in most areas ...
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Sept. 15 2011
However, it wasn’t too many years later before they realized that although the product was less expensive to manufacture, they gave up quality. Another manufacturer told me that when you figured ...
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Oct. 17 2011
Designers of the National September 11 Memorial in New York City, selected products from Baseline, Inc., Meridian Idaho, to provide irrigation to the trees that were planted at the memorial and museum ...
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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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