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5 Tips For Managing Stress in the Workplace

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Running a business is stressful. You put a lot of your time, energy, and money into creating and growing a successful company. You do it because you love what you do, and you love being your own boss, but sometimes it can be easy to let the stress of it all get to you. It doesn’t have to be this way, though. Five Stress Management Tips Tip 1: You Can’t Do It All When you’re a small business owner, it’s tempting to want to control every part of the business. […]

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Time Management: Manage Time More Efficiently to Increase Productivity

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The green industry tends to be incredibly hectic during the busy season. When the weather warms up and lawn care needs start to grow, it can be difficult to manage time and complete all the work that has to be done. You certainly don’t want to disappoint customers with long wait times, and no business owner enjoys turning away new clients because they just can’t handle anything more. Sometimes this is unavoidable, but there are strategies you can implement to make the most of your time. Remember these time management strategies […]

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Should Your Company Hire Part-Time Workers? The Pros and Cons

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Many people put a stigma on the term ‘part-time’ when referring to employment. They think people who want part-time jobs are students, retirees or those who simply cannot find full-time employment. However, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data cited by Bloomberg, there are 6 million Americans who choose to work part-time as their first option. Some of these workers feel that a single, full-time job is limiting; working one or more part-time jobs gives them flexibility in their schedule and more opportunities with different companies. This is very […]

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The Importance of Weekly Meetings With Your Employees

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Over the past few years, you’ve seen your business grow—going from just you to having multiple employees, crew leaders and managers. And you know with more employees, communicating is essential to success. To be efficient, you need to meet with your team at least once a week. Commit to holding weekly staff meetings to keep the team on the same page. Gathering everyone at a weekly meeting is an excellent way to hear, first hand, any frustrations and company wins as well as reminding them of your company’s mission and […]

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Growing Your Green Industry Business: 5 Tips for Hiring Support Staff

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As your green industry business grows, it becomes less and less reasonable to assume you can handle all the day-to-day management of the operation. Don’t try be a hero by putting all the pressure on yourself to keep the ship upright. Hiring the right support staff can remove some of that pressure and help you focus on the bigger picture, like future growth or even your exit strategy. We asked some of Spring-Green’s seasoned operations staff for their tips on hiring support staff as you scale your business. Here’s what […]

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3 Stages of Support for Green Businesses

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Every business is different, each comes in different sizes, with various needs and its own unique struggles. But no matter how your green industry business is managed or organized, there are some commonalities that all businesses, no matter the industry, experience when it comes to the support they need to achieve success. Understanding and anticipating what support is necessary, can make all the difference when it comes to the health and longevity of your green industry business. Stage 1—Get Up and Get Growing When your business is first starting, your […]

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