Back in 1925, E.J. Smith founded one of the country's first golf course distributorships representing The Toro Company. He knew that if he followed four basic principles, he would be successful in his new business.
One of the greatest summer
pleasures is catching a professional
There’s something thrilling
about watching a pro throw a
shutout or leap for a line drive. As
it turns out, baseball and power
equipment have something in common.
As a landscape maintenance contractor, you will spend thousands of dollars
on these machines over the course of your business. For much of the year,
your lawn mowers will be operated on a daily basis. Yet unlike cars, trucks
or other pieces of equipment, the contractor often does a minimum amount
of maintenance on their mowers, running them into the ground. There’s
got to be a better way and there is.
Tis the season for cold,
cold weather. Frozen
ponds, layer upon layer of
snow on the ground, the
mechanical blare of Vplows
and straight blades
and salt spreaders plodding
the white from Winter
Wonderland—this is what
the season is made of.
Do you remember when you purchased your first piece of power equipment?
Maybe you were still a teenager, and you bought a walk-behind mower
that you stored in your dad’s garage. Maybe it was the first riding
mower you bought when you decided to go into business for yourself,
after putting in a few years working for another company. Whatever it
was, the decision was probably not a difficult one. You knew what you
needed and you knew exactly how much money you had to spend.