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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

Chipping Away at New Business

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If you do a considerable amount of pruning in your business, one of the chores you probably face is dealing with the debris.    More
Sunday, September 1, 2002 Phillip Meeks

Fill the Gap with Foreign Labor

Ron Chepesiuk

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Five years ago, Ivy Hill Nursery Company in Bel Air, Maryland, had to turn down jobs because it couldn’t find enough work    More
Sunday, September 1, 2002

Costing Out A Landscape Maintenance Job

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Would you give Tiger Woods strokes and expect to win? Of course not. Then why would you submit a landscape maintenance    More
Thursday, August 1, 2002 BILL PHAGAN

How to Run A Profitable Landscape Business

By Phil Britt

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Running a profitable landscaping business may seem simple enough: just make more than you spend.    More
Monday, July 1, 2002

More Sales Now!

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Let’s discuss how to sell your service even when you are not the lowest bid, and how to sell expensive products in an environment that seems    More
Wednesday, May 1, 2002