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.
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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.
Monday, September 16, 2013 MARY ELIZABETH WILLIAMS-VILLANO
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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