Long before she started Cascade Lighting, a business that sells and distributes landscape lighting, Linda Haslage worked at balancing a career with the needs of her family and community.
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.
That depends on whether you've given them one of the most important elements in landscaping today outdoor lighting. If you have, your clients are undoubtedly enjoying their nighttime landscapes as much as they do during the day.
I used to watch my father spend
countless hours stringing and stapling
lights around the gutters,
chimneys, rooftop and trees, only
to watch him struggle to take them
down a few weeks later. That part
was a real chore. My job was to pull
the lighting strands out of the
boxes and untangle them -- often a
process that would consume my
An old story about Michelangelo says that the artist was so
gifted that he could visualize a sculpture in its entirety
before his chisel ever touched the stone. The physical crafting of
the piece was then only a matter of removing the excess to reveal
the image inside. But while freehand may have worked well for
Michelangelo, it’s pretty safe to assume that most of us aren’t
quite at that level.
Entrepreneurs come in many shapes and forms, but they all have at least one trait in common -- a driving passion to make a success of their business. Dan Cunado, is a prime example of a person that was driven to succeed.
Twas two months before the holidays and all through the land, landscape
contractors called customers and dusted off plans. For the next hundred
days, they were busy as bees, hanging holiday lights along rooflines
It’s important to know how to take advantage of a good thing. When Scott Driscoll of Driscoll’s Landscaping, Mullica Hill, New Jersey, noticed the amount of development in the Mullica Hill area, he moved his entire business there – not to mention his entire family. “It looked like a good thing,” he says. “I wanted to follow the work.”