IT’S TAX TIME . . . THAT TIME OF YEAR WHEN MANY CONTRACTORS
look at their tax bills and wonder if they could have
done anything differently. The smart ones do more than
wonder. They seek professional advice.
You’ve probably heard it
said that entrepreneurs are
“married to their work.”
It’s true. Running a company
requires amazing quantities
of time, energy, and
devotion. But there is one
big difference: while matrimony
is all about maintaining
a healthy relationship
with another person, being
married to a business is all
about maintaining healthy
(and profitable!) relationships
with several groups
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.
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
In the face of economic stress, people react in different ways. Some hunker down, count their dollars, and do everything they can to hold onto what they have. Others do more; they look for opportunities.