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Snow Removal: What is Your Liability?


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These contracts state everything you need to know about your task as a contractor, and what areas you must be fully responsible for. If the contract states that you are responsible for all liability claims, it’s up to you to make sure that you’re covered for the possible costs that might come about.   More
 
Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Retaining Customers in the Snow Removal Business


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If I were going into business today, especially the snow removal business, the most important question I would ask is, “how do I get customers?” You, as a landscape contractor, have the advantage over me, because you already have an established customer base to start with.   More
 
Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Getting Into Snow and Ice


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When the chilly month of October rolls around, landscape businesses in the colder climates of the country often close their doors for the winter. When the grass goes dormant, that’s the end of the work for the season. You lock up your tools, empty the gas out of the mowers, and watch your employees leave to find work elsewhere.   More
 
Friday, August 17, 2012

OSHA Stresses Heat Safety


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This extremely hot summer has prompted the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), to launch a public awareness campaign. People who work outdoors are being asked to be aware of h   More
 
Thursday, August 16, 2012

Pushing Snow for Dough


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In these tough economic times, we’re all looking for opportunities that could add revenue to our business. In many parts of the country, when the cold weather blows in, snow isn’t far behind. Landscape contractors in many of these areas shut down their business for the season.   More
 
Thursday, September 15, 2011 DENNE GOLDSTEIN

New Trends in Snow & Ice Management


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With the weather starting to cool down, and the landscape season coming to a close in many parts of the country, this could be a good time to begin thinking of how you can generate additional revenue for your company. There are a number of options available to you, but if you haven’t thought about adding snow removal, this could be as good a time as any to begin.   More
 
Monday, October 18, 2010 MARK HALL

Operating a Profitable Snow Removal Business


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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 their income and retain their employees.    More
 
Tuesday, October 20, 2009 JOHN ALLIN

Let It Snow


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It should go without saying that winters can be tough for the landscape industry. Trees become more and more barren, turf stops growing, flowers aren’t even in season— to recycle a tired pun, come winter, the landscaping season becomes virtually frozen.    More
 
Friday, October 17, 2008 DANNY FASOLD

Snow Business: Set the Stage for a Great Winter


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If you're living and working in a four-season climate and you're not already offering snow and ice removal, chances are you've wondered about it. There's no doubt that cleaning up after winter weather is big business in this country. Companies that do the job well can make substantial profits in short order.    More
 
Monday, October 1, 2007

Let It Snow


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For the typical nine- or ten-month seasonal landscape contractor, the first snowfall is just another symbol of the end of the year.    More
 
Sunday, October 1, 2006 REBECCA PETERSON