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Cashing Out Your Hidden Assets


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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 your primary goal.    More
 
Monday, October 1, 2007

Is Franchising Right for You?


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In 1940, two siblings opened a restaurant in San Bernardino, California. It was based on two factors: good food and speedy service. The people liked it and the trend caught on.    More
 
Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Avoid the Pitfalls, Reap the Rewards


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When I asked five leaders of thriving landscaping firms about the biggest mistakes to avoid in the industry, their advice had nothing to do with horticultural know-how or design expertise, or even about landscaping at all. Instead, most of the mistakes they mentioned had to do with human relations.    More
 
Friday, June 1, 2007

Motivating the Unmotivated


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IF YOU'RE FRUSTRATED IN YOUR efforts to elicit the best from each of your subordinates, chances are it's not that they can't be motivated, but that the wrong methods are being used to motivate them.    More
 
Friday, June 1, 2007

When Your Family's the Boss


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Unfortunately, the majority of family-owned businesses don't survive past the second generation. While succeeding generations have every intention of keeping the business going, factors ranging from a lack of estate planning to dissension among family members cause the business to close its doors.    More
 
Sunday, April 1, 2007

Cost Estimating: Profits or Pitfalls


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When you first dreamed of starting your own landscape business, who knew you'd be spending so much of your time indoors, behind a desk, crunching numbers? But as profitable landscape professionals know, number crunching is one of the biggest parts of the job -- especially when those numbers have to do with cost estimating.    More
 
Thursday, March 1, 2007

Soften the Labor Shortage


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In recent politics, one of the issues that's received the most widespread media attention is immigration. It's been splashed across newspaper headlines and television news programs for months, particularly when immigrant workers went on large-scale strikes.    More
 
Thursday, February 1, 2007

Case Study: The JobClock System


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PAYROLL. AS A BUSINESS OWNER, IT'S your single biggest expense. More than gas, more than materials, more even than equipment, your heftiest expenditure is labor. Beyond that, it also eats up a great deal of time, and requires an enormous amount of paperwork.    More
 
Thursday, February 1, 2007

Buy, Rent or Lease?


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Its just about that time of year that gives the colors red and black a whole new meaning. Most businessmen open up their ledgers and start scratching their heads, trying to figure out which color applies to their business. It’s just about that time of year that gives the colors red and black a whole new meaning. Most businessmen open up their ledgers and start scratching their heads    More
 
Friday, December 1, 2006

Use Seasonal Slowdowns to Get Ahead


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With most green industry businesses, seasonal ebbs and flows are the norm. Even in warm climates, customer demand typically cycles through predictable peaks and valleys. BY ELIZABETH LEXAU 12/06 With most green industry businesses, seasonal ebbs and flows are the norm. Even in warm climates, customer demand typically cycles through    More
 
Friday, December 1, 2006 ELIZABETH LEXAU