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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

The Finer Points of Staying In The Black


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If someone was to ask a landscape contractor how to determine the bottom line for a specific construction estimate, would he be able to respond immediately?    More
 
Wednesday, October 1, 2003

Checking The Financial Fitness of Your Company


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Profit and loss statements provide a good picture of where you stand financially, but they will not tell you why. Your P&L is areflection of numerous small decisions.    More
 
Monday, September 1, 2003 Michael Stone

Managing Your Companys Growth


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Managing Your Companys Growth By Phil Britt In 1993, Color Landscapes, Mebane, North Carolina, was formed with one old pickup truck and one employee, the founder, Michael Dicke    More
 
Saturday, March 1, 2003

Should You Buy a Franchise?


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Should You Buy a Franchise? “I really like the landscaping business, but somehow, no matter how I tried to make a go of it, I didn’t succeed,” says Joe Copp    More
 
Saturday, March 1, 2003

Negotiate to Win

Al Auger


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Many business executives underestimate the importance of negotiation. Rather than prepare, plan, and brush up on their negotiation    More
 
Tuesday, October 1, 2002