IT´S A FAMILY AFFAIR: Handing Down the Family Business


Business Articles
Remember when you first started your business? Those early years were nervewracking, exciting and certainly challenging. Over the years, you built a solid business and raised a family. Being a small family business, your kids grew up ‘in the business;’ after all, they listened to business talk every night at the dinner table.   More
 
Wednesday, November 16, 2011

The New Landscape of Landscape Business Taxes


Business Articles
The first thing to remember, is that the deadline to file your taxes is not April 15th this year," says small business tax specialist Steven Aldrich, CEO of Outright, the tax software system for small businesses that operates out of Mountain View, California. "It's April 17th, because the 15th is a Sunday and the 16th is a holiday in the District of Columbia. So it's the 17th, unless you file for an extension. If you file for an extension, that gives you an additional six months."   More
 
Friday, March 16, 2012

Steve Gold


Close-Up Profiles
You can blame it on a windy, frigid day in southern New England... Steve Gold, 55, along with his son Bryan, co-owners of landscape lighting firm Brilliance LED, based in Carefree, Arizona, wasn't always in the outdoor business. And he certainly wasn't always a resident of sunny Arizona.   More
 
Friday, March 16, 2012

Case Study: Franchise Power


Business Articles
WHAT LANDSCAPE CONTRACTOR’S eyes wouldn’t light up at the prospect of ten to fifteen percent of business growth a year, every single year? Or new accounts where the work is under written contract? Or when you’re able to pay your bills on time, every time?.   More
 
Friday, December 9, 2011

Think Like an Irrigation Consultant


Irrigation
Irrigation is a proven revenue stream—no pun intended—for those in the landscape business. However, irrigation isn’t as simple as locating the water supply, tearing up the turf, laying pipes, attaching rotor heads, and accepting a hefty check as you ride off in your pickup into the summer sunset. To be an effective irrigation installer who provides an essential service—a service where one job leads to another and a reputation is made as well as money—you need to think like an irrigation consultant    More
 
Friday, June 15, 2012 Jeff Gottesfeld

Passing the Baton


Business Articles
In the landscape business, as in life, nothing is as simple as it seems. You work your tail off getting your business started in the hopes that it will earn you a comfortable living. Yet you find that with growth comes more staff, more equipment, and more headaches. You hope that your headaches will be offset by greater profitability. Then, as you settle in for the long haul, it’s still a constant challenge to run your business efficiently.   More
 
Tuesday, May 15, 2012 Michael Stone

Power Attachments


Power Equipment
Not everywhere can be like Florida or california, where the grass grows green all year round. so in the history of landscape maintenance, winter has been known to cause hard times for contractors. some had turned to prayers to survive. some collected unemployment, saved money, signed up for an equal payment plan with customers, or took a vacation.   More
 
Tuesday, July 17, 2012

The Green Revolution


Eco-Green Sustainable Landscapes
So many great things found their footing in Chicago, Illinois. Yet when the history of the Windy City is written, all may be forgotten in comparison with the most important landscape architecture innovation in recent memory: green roofs. There are now more than 350 of them in the city on the shores of Lake Michigan.   More
 
Tuesday, July 17, 2012

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