The holiday season is approaching with the speed of Santa’s sleigh. Before you know it, the sound of carols will fill the crisp winter nights, and the familiar smell of Christmas trees will permeate the air.
A well-run office keeps customers happy and informed. It facilitates smooth scheduling and helps ensure you’re getting paid for all the work you do. Better yet, it can make it easier for you to do every job more profitably.
Few green industry providers have been untouched by today’s recession, and landscape construction companies are among the hardest hit.With
fewer building projects in sight, companies are responding in different
ways. Some are streamlining operations and putting their efforts into
more creative advertising and marketing. Others are significantly
changing their business plan.
into the maintenance sector is one option. It isn’t easy—and it
definitely isn’t for everyone—but for companies that have the personnel
and personality to take on this challenging field, it can make all the
From the time he entered
the business in 1963, Strauss learned and developed some expertise as
he went through the learning curve. With each step he grew and learned
more. Eventually, he developed the right formula and, along with a
partner, they proceeded to build a landscape company boasting a volume
of $60 million annually.
Eco-Green Sustainable Landscapes
“When they’re shipped out, the tomatoes are not as fresh, so they’re not really bred for their taste,” says Jeff Robbins, a landscape contractor and cofounder of Revolution Landscape in San Diego, California. “But with heirlooms, each one tastes different.
The environmental movement that began back in the 1960s has gained
through the decades and on into the 21st century. As human population
numbers explode, natural resources grow scarcer because of the infinite
appetite of commercial and developmental concerns.
Being creative and thinking outside the box can be a road map to success
Some people are so anxious to get their career started, they feel that until they do, time’s a-wasting.
However, sooner or later you
begin to realize that there
are no shortcuts. Learning a
business is going to a different
kind of school -- the
School of Hard Knocks.