Born into a family of farm equipment
people, it seemed inevitable that John Bentley would follow in their
footsteps. However, I don’t think he realized that one day he would
be the owner of a manufacturing company as well as a company
representing makers of farm-type and construction equipment.
When John Jenkins signed on as an accountant in the Des Moines factory of Deere & Company, he probably never dreamed he would one day become president of a major division of a public company.
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 hard to believe that the first Groupon deal-of-the-day offers arrived in your email inbox less than four years ago. although there were modestly successful predecessors, Groupon (and its competitive cousins Living social, dealster, BuyWithme), has become a consumer mainstay.
It's all about people
Leaders of successful companies often speak of their employees with a
great sense of respect, appreciation, and even awe. "I can't say enough
about our people," says Mark Borst,
owner of Borst Landscape based in Allendale, New Jersey. "Our employees
are definitely the backbone of our business."
You'd be surprised. An increasing number of landscape companies are turning to computers and specialized software programs to streamline their accounting practices, their design practices, or even their maintenance practices. And an increasing number of software companies are out to meet that demand.
Chic Kelty will be the first to admit that if he had the chance to do it over again, he would do some things differently. On the other hand, maybe it was because of these life experiences that Kelty is where he is today.
You`re cruising down the
highway, and you notice that
the needle on your fuel gauge
leans toward the empty mark. You
pull into the nearest gas station
and hop out of your truck. Shielding
your eyes from the sun, you
scan the large sign that broadcasts
the prices for regular, plus, premium
THE ECONOMY IS CHANGING.
Some companies feel it; some don’t.
But whether or not they’re feeling
the pinch, there are strategies that
can help companies buffer themselves
from the economic turmoil