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Do office superheroes hurt profits?

February 1, 2012By

If we are all running faster and faster, just where is it we are all headed? It’s easy to be swallowed up by the constant flow of information — the pings, clicks, beeps, alarms and various reminders from people and electronic devices that demand our attention. How many times have you heard people say they couldn’t finish one thing or... read more

Appliance repair: Dropping and adding services

February 1, 2012By

A company drops some services to capitalize on others. RGS opened shop in 1983, providing services in commercial and apartment landscape maintenance, renovation and tree work in Southern California. Half of the company’s revenues are derived from the apartment sector, with the remaining coming from commercial, residential, retail, homeowners association, resort and hospital work. “When the company first started back... read more

A Cut Above: Stan Johnson

February 1, 2012By

There is something about receiving a homemade meal that feels good,” says Native Land Design President Stan Johnson. “There’s a certain satisfaction gleaned from preparing and serving those you appreciate.”  The people helming Native Land Design appreciate their team members as well as their customers. After all, the company’s executive team cooks for them, serving up everything from brisket to... read more

Bucks Country Gardens’ owner shares key lessons on handling collections

February 1, 2012By

Talking about money can easily make any relationship uncomfortable. That’s why Geoff Simpson, landscape manager for Bucks Country Gardens in Doylestown, PA, has learned that it’s best, whenever possible, to keep the landscaper and designer far removed from those tough conversations. He says having a separate accounts receivable (AR) department handle collections is best. “It’s easy for it to feel... read more