How to Sell Your Business


Business Articles
Having an exit strategy two to three years ahead of time allows you to maximize your company’s value. This article addresses common misconceptions and mistakes that we have found business owners make when selling a company without an exit strategy in place. Freeman’s expertise in recognizing these misconceptions and mistakes, and how you can avoid them, comes from three decades of selling privately-held companies. If you are looking at retiring and/or selling your company in the next three years, this is a must-read.   More
 
Friday, May 15, 2015

Outsourcing: Is It Right for Your Company?


Business Articles
Sure, your guys do installations and maintain beautiful landscapes, but when it comes to properly irrigating them, no one in your company knows the difference between a spray head and a rotor.   More
 
Monday, December 16, 2013 Susan Maddocks

David Werning

John Deere Landscapes


Close-Up Profiles
Within five years, David Werning had his passport stamped at least fifty times in Japan, twenty-five times throughout Europe, and twenty times in Latin America, traveling as director of International Operations for John Deere’s Construction Equipment Division.    More
 
Monday, April 21, 2008

Accurate Maintenance Estimates


Landscape Maintenance
If you've ever sat around on a Monday night to watch a football game, you're probably familiar with the term 'sports analyst.' Often a former player, now a sports analyst, gives his opinion on how well teams are playing, and makes predictions about which team has the best chance to win. Sometimes, he'll even estimate what the final score will be.    More
 
Wednesday, November 1, 2006

Employee Fraud: Protecting Your Bottom Line


Business Articles
Employee Fraud: Protecting Your Bottom Line, Can you recognize an embezzler just by looking at someone?    More
 
Monday, April 21, 2008

Is Two-Wire Too Good to be True?


Controllers
In most cases, utilizing a new or different product isnt about simply going out and buying it. That would be easy. The real challenge lies in learning what it is, what it does, how it works, and then training your crews to operate it proficiently.    More
 
Tuesday, May 1, 2007

The ABCs of the Business Plan


Business Articles
ABOUT NINE YEARS AGO, DALE VON Dohren, owner of San Jose, California- based Landmark Landscapes, had a successful woodworking business. Then he saw an opportunity in the landscaping business and decided to change his focus.    More
 
Tuesday, November 11, 2008 RON CHEPESIUK

Pruning Trees with Your Feet on the Ground


Tree Care
A landscape maintenance contractor has just finished work on a residential yard. The homeowner asks the contractor to take a look at one of her trees while he’s there. Several large branches are growing into an overhanging balcony and the owner wants the tree cut back a few feet.   More
 
Thursday, April 16, 2009 ELIZABETH LEXAU

Getting an Edge in Tough Times


Business Articles
Having been involved in the green industry for more than 30 years, I am hard pressed to remember a time so difficult for our industry. In particular, we are facing a very challenging economy.    More
 
Thursday, April 16, 2009 JON EWING

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