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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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The Recurring Revenue In Pest Control

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Recurring Revenue can be the lift to your business’s bottom line you’ve been searching for – and pest control can offer that additional revenue stream you seek. As a Spring-Green Business Owner, you’ll tap into a powerful network of brand power, quality services, and behind the scenes processes to help you build a diverse and growing business. Let’s start with a few definitions and explanations. What is Recurring Revenue? The Recurring Revenue business model is when a customer signs up for a product or service in exchange regularly for a recurring […]

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How To Set Performance Goals For You and Your Employees

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One Gallup survey recently reported that approximately 69% of employees whose managers encourage them to set (and measure) goals are more engaged as compared to those who don’t. According to that study, those who don’t, weigh in at only 8%. This stat along with countless others make the undeniable case for creating performance goals for your team. Of course, you can count on the Spring-Green team to support you as you roll out this important element of your team-building strategy.  How can I set strategic and measurable goals that will help my […]

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How Can I Train New Employees During The Busy Season?

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It’s like a double-edged sword. Every year you find yourself needing to add staff to the team to support your busy season. You struggle to find the time and capacity to train the new staff during this crazy time. It is possible to increase your staff and bring them up to speed even while the busiest time of the year is taking place. Spring-Green has the tips you need to train your new staff members safely and efficiently when you need them most. 5 Tips For Training New Employees When You Are Busy Set things […]

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How Can Business Owners Prepare For The Busy Season?

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The busy season is almost here and are you prepared? Have you thought about what you need to do to get ready? The busy season does not have to mean you have to sacrifice the balance in your life. By following this outline, you can optimize the busy season while still staying sane. Tips To Prepare Yourself For The Busy Season Busy seasons can be challenging to get through in seasonal businesses. You’ll be required to put in long hours with the sense that it’s now or never during peak times. This stress can take a physical and mental […]

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Lindorm Diversified His 15 Year Business with A Spring-Green Franchise

Brian Lindorm is no stranger to the Lawn Care Industry. With 15 years of experience under his belt, Brian realized it was time to diversify. “I loved how professional Spring-Green would make my business look. It was an existing business with a support team to help my current business grow.”   Brian knew long ago that sitting at a desk all day was not for him. His passions lie in supplying excellent customer service and a changing work-life atmosphere. With the support of his two children, Sheena and Ashley, and his […]

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5 Reasons to Start Paying Attention to Cultural Diversity in the Workplace

Cultural diversity in the workplace is a top agenda item for savvy businesses around the globe. These savvy businesses understand the importance of diversity and inclusion, as well as the benefits it can bring to the overall success of their operations. The fact is that ignoring cultural diversity is no longer an option. As our world, our country, and our communities become increasingly diverse, so does our workforce. By embracing cultural diversity, you’ll find countless advantages that include, but are not limited to: A more productive, engaged workforce An increase […]

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7 Tips to Write an Effective Job Description For Ideal Candidates

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A good job description should accurately describe the position that will attract the right candidates – in both qualifications and fit. Although job postings are not as comprehensive as a full-on position description, a well-written job description will help measure job performance as well as what is expected in the workplace. If it seems like we’re asking a lot of a written job description, you’re right, we are. But that’s okay because a properly-written job description will deliver on all counts. Here are 7 tips and best practices to help […]

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The Do’s and Don’ts Of Weekly Team Meetings

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We’ve all heard the meeting jokes, some funny and others not so much. “One of these days we need to hold a meeting about all these meetings we’ve been having”… “Jones thought he’d gotten widespread agreement at the last meeting when he saw all those bobbing heads, but it turns out was just everybody fighting the urge to fall asleep”… “We reached a unanimous decision at Monday’s meeting—everyone agreed that the meeting was unnecessary”… And so it goes. Why have meetings earned such a bad rap and sometimes dreaded by […]

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3 Tips to Effectively Manage Your Staff’s Projects

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Managing one’s own projects is a subject about which many books and articles have been written. Managing the projects of others, however, is a subject unto itself, as many small business owners will quickly learn as they begin to grow their staff. What’s the secret to managing employee projects without taking them over as your own? For most small business owners, this is a matter of combining effective employee management with basic project management principles. Depending on your own level of experience and skills at each, this can be somewhat […]

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