Best Management Practices and You


Business Articles
A few years ago, a guy I grew up with told me he’d decided to start his own business. I thought he’d never be able to pull it off, as he was not exactly what you’d call a “star student.” As I headed off to college, I wished him good luck. Deep down, I doubted he would succeed.   More
 
Monday, June 16, 2014 Michael Mazzarella

Power Tools Save Labor


Power Equipment
There’s an old industrial short subject called “Spring Fever.” In it, a man’s wife won’t let him go out and play golf until he fixes a broken sofa spring. Frustrated, he yells: “I hope I never see another spring as long as I live!” Then, Coily the Spring Sprite suddenly appears.   More
 
Monday, June 16, 2014 MARY ELIZABETH WILLIAMS-VILLANO

Mastering the Skills of Time Management


Business Articles
A friend and I went to a restaurant the other day. After we were seated, the waiter came to our table, handed us menus and said he would be right back with bread, butter, and water. He returned shortly with water; then he went back to get the bread, placed it on our table, and said he would return with the butter.   More
 
Friday, May 16, 2014 Michael Mazzarella

Eight Things Your Staff Hates About You


Business Articles
If you’ve ever been in a management position, there’s a good chance that you’ve had several pet peeves regarding your staff members and their behavior. What you may not realize is that your employees probably have a few complaints themselves.   More
 
Friday, November 15, 2013

Rev Your Engine . . . Maximize Your Mower


Landscape Maintenance
Despite the variety of landscape contracting companies that exist, the mower is a universal element for almost all of them. Even many companies that now focus exclusively on design/build projects were probably originally founded by a guy with nothing but a pickup truck and a lawnmower.    More
 
Thursday, March 1, 2007

When Your Family's the Boss


Business Articles
Unfortunately, the majority of family-owned businesses don't survive past the second generation. While succeeding generations have every intention of keeping the business going, factors ranging from a lack of estate planning to dissension among family members cause the business to close its doors.    More
 
Sunday, April 1, 2007

Put Time on Your Side

With better time management


Business Articles
You know the type. Maybe you are one. The manager who arrives in the morning before sunrise, who works through lunch and stays until 7:00 or 8:00 p.m., or longer. As a society, we often marvel at this commitment: “He’s such a hard worker,” or “She’s so dedicated.”    More
 
Tuesday, March 17, 2009 ELIZABETH LEXAU

Paver Saver


Landscape
IF YOU PUT ALL OF YOUR CONSTRUCTION FOREMEN AND laborers together in one room and asked them to describe how they would build a paver walkway or patio, how many different answers would you get?    More
 
Monday, June 15, 2009 JODY SHILAN

Business Management Practices


Business Articles
If you’re a small business owner and have weathered this economic downturn, you’re probably no stranger to tough decisions. Forget new copy and coffee machines for the office;    More
 
Tuesday, July 13, 2010

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