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8 Ways to Hire, Nurture the Best People

8 Ways to Hire, Nurture the Best People

Any smart business-person knows people are the heart of an operation. Employees can make or break you, bring in business or drive it away, and cause your company to thrive ...

10 Things To Do When Starting Out

10 Things To Do When Starting Out

How to best market your business for success When you first start your business, one of the biggest concerns is finding potential customers. But how do you do that -- especially ...

What You’ve Never Told Your Employees, But Should

What You’ve Never Told Your Employees, But Should

You tell your employees a lot, from safety instructions to tips for dealing with customers. But what you aren't saying might be causing problems. Here are 6 things owners don't say ...

3 Ways to Show Employee Appreciation Beyond Giving Time Off

3 Ways to Show Employee Appreciation Beyond Giving Time Off

Labor Day is here. Although it was started as way to recognize the achievements of American workers, today it seems to be an excuse to take the day off, indulge ...

How To Be a Better Manager

How To Be a Better Manager

Managing people can be one of the hardest tasks for a landscape business owner. Not only does the owner have to worry about daily issues that arise with crews, but ...

8 Tips for Hiring New Employees

8 Tips for Hiring New Employees

Finding employees is one of the hardest parts about being a business owner in the green industry. If you can find viable applicants, you then have to hope they will ...

How To Work Smarter, Not Harder

How To Work Smarter, Not Harder

How many times have you seen that quote? Over time, the idea that your best performance is a result of how you work, not how long you work, has become ...

3 Ways To Extinguish Burnout

3 Ways To Extinguish Burnout

Are you thinking about work 24/7? Do you look forward to the weekend because you'll have uninterrupted time to work? Has your stress level gotten so high that you don't ...

Top 6 Marketing Mistakes Landscapers Make

Top 6 Marketing Mistakes Landscapers Make

As an owner, you probably know the importance of marketing your business. But what should you be doing -- and not doing? Here are the Top 6 marketing mistakes you should avoid, ...

9 Ways To Deal with Unhappy Clients

9 Ways To Deal with Unhappy Clients

Sometimes bad things happen: The wrong bricks were ordered. The crew got lost and showed up late. The whole lot of plants got washed out in a downpour. The client ...

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