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Monthly Archives: October 2016

Here’s What You Missed at GIE

GIE Expo

Another Green Industry Expo (GIE) has gone in the books. The 2016 event, the largest lawn care trade show dedicated to landscaping, hardscaping, irrigation and more, had another record-setting year with a 17 percent increase in exhibitor floor space and an 11 percent increase in pre-registration. In an earlier post we advised you on how to make the most of your time at this event, read on to see how we maximized Spring-Green Lawn Care’s time at GIE. What we learned at GIE Spring-Green was proud to be one of […]

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5 Tips for Attending the Green Industry Expo

green industry expo

The Green Industry Expo (GIE) is the biggest trade show; completely dedicated to the businesses of lawn care, landscaping, hardscaping, irrigation and the like. Each year, tens of thousands of business owners and their employees descend upon Louisville, Kentucky, to check out the new gear, learn the latest tips during the education sessions, rekindle old friendships and make new ones. The 2016 event promises more new information and products than ever, with 750 exhibits and a 19-acre outdoor demonstration area. But make no mistake, attending GIE can be expensive and, […]

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The More You Know-Building on Collective Knowledge

building on collective knowledge

Running your own business can be an intimidating proposition at times, and many small business owners lack a support network to assist them. Having people with the right knowledge and insight to answer questions and provide guidance can be invaluable in any field, but especially in the green industry. That is why Spring-Green Lawn Care is so proud of the collective knowledge that all of our franchise owners bring to the table. Not only does this shared insight benefit franchise owners when an unknown lawn issue arises, but it also […]

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Succession Planning for Green Industry Business Owners

succession planning for green industry business

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) found that between 2007 and 2012, the number of small business owners over the age of 50 increased to almost 51 percent. Translation? More than half of small businesses are headed by someone nearing retirement age. Most green industry owners are focused on day-to-day activities and getting the job done. Retiring may seem a long way down the road, but it is never too early to start thinking of your exit strategy. Create a succession plan The SBA advises any business owner, including someone […]

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