WANTED: Sustainable Landscape Services for Savvy Consumers


For decades, Billy Goodnick has been showing people how to create sustainable landscapes – and how to ditch their lawns. But don't think of me as a "bad guy," he says.... more

 
 

Bob Smith


Close-Up Profiles
Smith was born and raised in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, where his father worked for a local building contractor. When his dad was 28, with a wife and five children, he found out that he had a tumor on his spine and had to have surgery. During the surgery, his spinal cord.   More
 
Monday, December 16, 2013 DENNE GOLDSTEIN

Retaining Customers in the Snow Removal Business


Snow & Ice
If I were going into business today, especially the snow removal business, the most important question I would ask is, “how do I get customers?” You, as a landscape contractor, have the advantage over me, because you already have an established customer base to start with.   More
 
Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Snow Removal: What is Your Liability?


Snow & Ice
These contracts state everything you need to know about your task as a contractor, and what areas you must be fully responsible for. If the contract states that you are responsible for all liability claims, it’s up to you to make sure that you’re covered for the possible costs that might come about.   More
 
Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Let It Snow


Snow & Ice
For the typical nine- or ten-month seasonal landscape contractor, the first snowfall is just another symbol of the end of the year.    More
 
Sunday, October 1, 2006 REBECCA PETERSON

JIM MARTIN


Close-Up Profiles
When growing up, some people just know what they want to do with their lives. Many don’t really know, but find “it” later in their careers. Still others never seem to find their place in the sun.   More
 
Monday, January 1, 2007 DENNE GOLDSTEIN

Snow Business: Set the Stage for a Great Winter


Snow & Ice
If you're living and working in a four-season climate and you're not already offering snow and ice removal, chances are you've wondered about it. There's no doubt that cleaning up after winter weather is big business in this country. Companies that do the job well can make substantial profits in short order.    More
 
Monday, October 1, 2007

To Buy or Not To Buy...That is the Question


Business Articles
Hey, Joe, it’s me again. Can you hold that skid loader for me tomorrow, with the pallet attachment?    More
 
Monday, April 28, 2008

Hats off to Outsourcing


Business Articles
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

Pushing Snow for Dough


Snow & Ice
In these tough economic times, we’re all looking for opportunities that could add revenue to our business. In many parts of the country, when the cold weather blows in, snow isn’t far behind. Landscape contractors in many of these areas shut down their business for the season.   More
 
Thursday, September 15, 2011 DENNE GOLDSTEIN

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