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Surviving in this Wal-Mart economy

September 1, 2010By

Everybody in my economically challenged city in northwest Ohio is becoming a contractor of one ilk or another, or so it seems. Many are suddenly landscape maintenance contractors. This is one reason, although not the largest, why you should be moving to become a lower-priced service provider in your market. Of course, that means finding ways to cut costs to... read more

Price is not always right

September 1, 2010By

Online forums like Yelp.com and YellowPages.com give customers the ability to write reviews about small business services and ask each other questions about things like price. Recently on About.com, I came across a customer named “Cindy.” Her landscape had become too big for her to handle, so she contacted landscapers for maintenance quotes. She got a price of $36 an... read more