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

 
 

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

Women in Landscaping


Women in Landscaping
Not being “the type to focus on a four-year degree,” Benson attended King’s College in Charlotte, North Carolina, following high school graduation in 1979. It was a school that offered a fast-track certificate course in business. “I knew I wanted to be an entrepreneur, but didn’t know in what area.   More
 
Monday, September 16, 2013 MARY ELIZABETH WILLIAMS-VILLANO

Growing Your Business


Business Articles
Every business owner wants to grab more of his or her market share every year. In today’s slowly improving economy, people are shopping services and are more cautious in the way they spend their money. You have to be thankful that during slow economic times, people stay closer to home and are more aware of their homes and their landscapes. They will still spend money to keep up their number-one investment, their home.   More
 
Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Buy, Rent, or Lease?


Landscape Maintenance
If your business isnt growing the way you want it to, and your profits are not as high as you expected, it might be time to look at your equipment.    More
 
Friday, April 18, 2008

Advertising: Another David & Goliath


Business Articles
In some respects, advertising is one way large companies stay ahead of their smaller competitors. It takes serious resources to build an effective advertising campaign. That scares a lot of small companies away. But, serious doesn't necessarily mean expensive. It can also mean smart, creative, responsive, and caring. Call it a replay of David and Goliath.   More
 
Monday, April 21, 2008

Kurt Kluznik - Yardmaster, Inc.


Close-Up Profiles
Kurt Kluznik grew up in a mom and pop nursery business in Cleveland, Ohio. He worked in the nursery and when he was old enough, he started his own landscape business.    More
 
Monday, March 1, 2004

Growing Your Business with Maintenance


Landscape Maintenance
Homestead Landscaping, Bondeville, Vermont, found this out first-hand in the late 1980s when a construction boom exploded in the area. The company had a perfect plan to grow its business.    More
 
Monday, January 1, 2007

Cashing Out Your Hidden Assets


Business Articles
YOUR SUCCESSFUL COMPANY IS MORE than just your most valuable capital asset -- it represents the realization of your dream. During the start-up and growth stages, enhancing your firm's productivity was your primary goal.    More
 
Monday, October 1, 2007

Smart Irrigation


Miscellaneous
BESIDES INDEPENDENCE DAY, there’s another reason for contractors to celebrate July: Smart Irrigation Month. As July is one of the peak months for landscape water usage, it’s a good time to look closely at smart irrigation practices, water-saving irrigation products and water efficiency in general.    More
 
Tuesday, July 15, 2008 AMANDA RICHTER

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

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