March 15 2017
For small businesses, this can be especially worrisome. When faced with the high tax burden that comes with running your own business, you want to make sure that all of your I’s are dotted and T’s ...
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Nov. 18 2016
That is below the national average of 5%. That means that it is more difficult for business owners in this state to find top-quality employees. Whether or not the state you are in is above or below the ...
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Nov. 18 2016
this moment, the office at Anewalt’s Landscape and Contracting is in turmoil. Not because anything is wrong, mind you; the company is simply transitioning to a much bigger space on its complex 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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Oct. 15 2015
This is a story about Rod Costa, a landscape contractor who wants to help the environment. At the same time, he needs to do what all small-business owners must, and that is to keep profits as high as he ...
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Aug. 17 2015
You’ve just finished a huge landscaping job for busy clients. Yes, it’s been a long haul, but more importantly, they are happy with what you’ve done and the quality of your work. What ...
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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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Feb. 14 2014
Alex knew Chase had tremendous potential. As his manager, Alex was frustrated watching someone like Chase wallow in mediocrity when he should have been excelling in the workplace. It wasn’t laziness; ...
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Aug. 17 2012
Outdoor landscape lighting hit its stride in the 1990s. New products like halogen lamps and improved spotlighting made it affordable to your customers and easy for you to learn to install. Irrigation and ...
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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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Jan. 16 2012
When initially developing a landscape lighting plan for your clients, the most important step is to identify their goals. This often requires a bit of client education, so they can make an informed decision
Jan. 16 2012
Question from a reader: “When I search in Google for landscaper, my company isn’t showing up. My brother-in-law says this can be easily fixed if I submit my company’s web address to the ...
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Dec. 9 2011
I’ve tried to figure out what makes a good show and what doesn’t. It turns out that it’s all about the attendance. Exhibitors perceive that the aisles should be jammed with people. Yet ...
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Nov. 16 2011
Should your business have a Facebook page? Or more importantly, why hasn’t that Facebook page that you created lived up to your initial expectations? ...
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Nov. 16 2011
Hunter Turns 30 Built on a legacy of efficient product innovation and outstanding customer service, Hunter Industries was founded in 1981 by irrigation industry pioneer and entrepreneur Edwin J. Hunter ...
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Oct. 17 2011
With most companies reviewing and revising their strategic plans and supply management practices at this time of year, i encourage you to take a hard look at the past, present and future. Assess what lessons ...
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Sept. 15 2011
What about the old balance sheet? Do your employees generate work reports from the field so that you know what your costs are for that day’s work? Do you keep a continuing record on all job costs? ...
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