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Landscape companies of all sizes are being pushed to achieve increased capacity and better margins. Today’s business climate requires contractors to squeeze higher volume and productivity out of the same 24-hour day.   More
 
Monday, January 16, 2012

Case Study: Franchise Power


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WHAT LANDSCAPE CONTRACTOR’S eyes wouldn’t light up at the prospect of ten to fifteen percent of business growth a year, every single year? Or new accounts where the work is under written contract? Or when you’re able to pay your bills on time, every time?.   More
 
Friday, December 9, 2011

How to Fix Inefficiency Problems


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When you’re busting your butt in a challenging economy to run your business—and even trying to grow it—few things are as frustrating as wasted time and effort. Each is a giant sucking sound on your company’s bottom line, but avoiding inefficiency seems like avoiding a winter cold.   More
 
Friday, December 9, 2011

IT´S A FAMILY AFFAIR: Handing Down the Family Business


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Remember when you first started your business? Those early years were nervewracking, exciting and certainly challenging. Over the years, you built a solid business and raised a family. Being a small family business, your kids grew up ‘in the business;’ after all, they listened to business talk every night at the dinner table.   More
 
Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Turning Okay Years Into Good Years!


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Let’s face it, all good companies that have been in business for any length of time are pretty well booked from April through July, sometimes even into August. Why? Customers are motivated to buy because they have a sense of urgency.   More
 
Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Hats off to Outsourcing


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REMEMBER WHEN YOU STARTED your business? You were embarking on what you hoped would be a lifelong career path. As a landscape contractor, you wore many different hats. On any given day, you’re mowing lawns, spreading fertilizer, controlling weeds and performing a variety of other routine jobs for your clients.   More
 
Thursday, August 18, 2011 ROBIN WESTMILLER

A Partnership for Success


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Even the landscape industry. “The best candidates for the franchise business model are landscape contractors who are looking to grow their existing business and aren’t exactly sure how to go about doing it,” says Scott Frith, president, Lawn Doctor, Matawan, New Jersey.   More
 
Wednesday, July 20, 2011

“I Don’t Have Time” is a Lie


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You’ve heard people say this over and over again: “I don’t have time.” The fact is that we all have the same number of hours in each day and we choose what to do with those hours. We choose whether to stay in bed, get up and go to work, or show up at our exercise class.   More
 
Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Waterscapes products


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Pondless Waterfall Vault Aquascape introduces its Pondless Waterfall Vault, designed for small to midsized waterfall projects. The unit handles pumps up to 12,500 gph and provides efficient water circulation through horizontal and vertical water intakes.   More
 
Wednesday, July 20, 2011 AMANDA RICHTER

Managing Your Business Under Adverse Conditions


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This story begins and ends with the perspective that “No one was hurt.” Considering the damage, that’s a miracle in itself.    More
 
Thursday, June 16, 2011 GREG WITTSTOCK, THE POND GUY