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How to Reward Your Employees During the Holidays

The holidays are a joyous and special time of year. There are celebrations of all kinds for many individuals. And with the holidays, come busy schedules. Work remains busy, while your employees’ personal schedules tend to become busier. During this eventful time, keeping your employees engaged while feeling valued is important. One of the best ways a business can do this is to reward and treat their employees for their dedication and hard work throughout the year. Here are some creative and meaningful ideas on how to reward your employees […]

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5 Tips For Managing Stress in the Workplace

Running a business can be stressful. You put time, energy and money into creating and growing a successful company. You do it because you love what you do and being your own boss, but nonetheless, stress is inevitable. Whether you’re new to being an entrepreneur in the green industry or you’ve owned an established company for some time, you’ll need to find ways to manage the stress that accompanies owning a business. Follow these 5 tips for stress management in the workplace. Five Stress Management Tips for Business Owners Tip […]

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Tips for Setting and Tracking Your Business Goals

Goal setting is not a new concept. As business leaders, we buy into the importance of goal setting, but we need to be careful to avoid a common misstep—failing to accurately track these goals. Let’s explore a few reasons why the tracking step is overlooked. Solid and measurable goals were not set, making tracking impossible. Tracking mechanisms were too complicated and cumbersome, so the measurement is not sustainable. The metrics don’t sync up with the overarching goals you’ve set for your organization. Other common factors can include lack of training, […]

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Knowledge Is Power

Knowledge sharing within an organization has significant benefits, but it does not always happen. It takes the leaders of any team to foster a collaborative environment, but that can be a challenge despite knowing the advantages. Here are some things you can do to encourage knowledge sharing and collaboration in your business. Promote Safety in Sharing One of the best ways to encourage knowledge sharing is by creating a working environment in which team members feel they can share input and ideas that will be taken into consideration without negative […]

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4 Questions to Ask Before Diversifying a Business

Diversification is a strong business strategy, but it is also a big business decision. Having the right approach and willingness to learn is a great first step. Investing in a business requires thorough evaluation and contemplation. Your careful research will guide you toward the right decision. As you narrow down a shortlist of contenders, you get into the deep research phase known as “discovery”. During the discovery phase, you need to dive below the surface to truly ascertain if there is a good fit between you and the business you […]

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How Diversification Can Make a Difference?

Diversification can improve your current business. This is especially true regarding investments, which is a great frame of reference for understanding the importance of diversification. If 2020 has taught us anything, it’s that life is unpredictable, and anything is possible. The best way to protect your business is to ensure that your success is not dependent upon one revenue stream – aka: diversification.   Let’s explore some of the benefits of diversifying your business:  Minimizing the effects of market volatility – Market volatility is unavoidable, but it doesn’t have to be unbearable. By diversifying your business, you reduce the overall risk that comes with market fluctuations.  A boost in confidence knowing your business is […]

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How To Manage Cash Flow During The Slow Times

Cash flow is a necessity for your business. It’s the current that keeps things moving. When cash flow becomes strained, hard days may lie ahead. For the longer term, cash flow management can help your business grow, compete successfully and increase its market share. No matter the industry, product, or goal, cash flow is essential. So, let’s explore all things related to cash flow and then outline tips to help manage cash flow during your slow time.   First, what exactly is cash flow? Cash flow can be described as cash that comes into and out of your business in a particular period of time. Positive cash […]

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5 Mistakes to Avoid When Taking Over A Family Business

The family-owned business is the ultimate American dream for many. Yes, there are certainly tough times, but so much pride and a sense of accomplishment when successes are reached. However, there is no guarantee that your family-owned business will be successful and endure for the long haul. The often-quoted statistic about the family-owned business is that “90% of family businesses will not make it to the 3rd generation.” Spring-Green’s ongoing support and dedicated business consultants work with business owners to keep them from falling under that statistic.  Whether you are the family member taking over your family’s business or an outside entrepreneur […]

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Welcome New Spring-Green Business Owner Josh Monti

Josh Monti - Spring-Green Business Owner

Spring-Green Lawn Care is happy to announce the resale of a multi-territory franchise in Olympia, WA. The locations were acquired in May 2021.    New franchise owner Josh Monti will continue growing the 30+ year business, providing lawn and tree care, as well as expanding additional home services tailored to the varying needs of the local neighborhoods in the community. Along with Spring-Green, Josh owns a landscape materials delivery business, while his wife Sarah works in the landscape design industry. “I am excited to join the long tradition of Spring-Green in representing the brand in our area, as well as joining a great team that is thriving in this area,” said Josh Monti, the new owner of the business. “I also look forward to getting more involved with our customers, local communities, and learning from all of […]

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