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Building A Landscape


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The design is set. After several drawings, discussions, and re-dos, the client is happy with the plan…and the budget. The design is set. After several drawings, discussions, and re-dos, the client is happy with the plan…and the budget. Now comes the easy part, installing the landscape. Fr    More
 
Sunday, May 1, 2005 ELIZABETH LEXAU

Bidding Jobs: How to Do Your Own Time and Motion Study


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When it comes to bidding jobs the most crucial part is bidding labor. It is also the most inaccurate part of a bid for most contractors.    More
 
Friday, October 1, 2004 TIM WILSON

A Home Office Tax Deduction

...Now... or maybe not


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A HOME OFFICE TAX DEDUCTION. A tax deduction for the expenses of operating a home office or studio have provided a tremendous incentive    More
 
Sunday, August 1, 2004 MARK E. BATTERSBY

How to Promote Your Business

Community Outreach


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In the fall of 2003, David Pursell, owner of the Ridgeland, Mississippi-based U.S. Lawns of Jackson    More
 
Sunday, August 1, 2004 RON CHEPESIUK

Paving the Path to Success


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Starting a business out of the trunk of a car is not unusual for a landscape contracting company. In the 1980’s, that is exactly how Moon Brothers Landscaping in Lewistown    More
 
Friday, July 2, 2004 Lisa Fratt

What to Do About Sky Rocketing Insurance Costs


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General liability insurance rates in our business rocketed over the last few years. Existing carriers are not renewing many contractors, or if they do, the premiums go through the roof. Trying to    More
 
Thursday, July 1, 2004

Managing Your Business

A recipe for success


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A recipe for success By Ron Chepesiuk No matter how skilled you are at creating a product, marketing that product, or providing a service, if you want to succeed in business you mu    More
 
Saturday, May 1, 2004

Judge: No Minority Quotas

Race-based contracts ruled unconstitutional


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The United States of America has a brutal racial legacy. This is not to suggest that racial discrimination is no longer rampant throughout society, wrote U.S.    More
 
Monday, March 1, 2004 NANCY COOK LAUER

How to Deal with Requests for Fee Schedules

By Michael Stone


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Have you had an architect or designer ask for your “fee schedule”? If you are asked, what should your answer be?    More
 
Saturday, November 1, 2003

Marketing on a Shoestring

By Louise Reilly Sacco


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Marketing is not the same as sales. If you ask for business, you’re doing sales. Everything that got you into a situation where    More
 
Wednesday, October 1, 2003