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Winning - And Why We Play to Win

With the 2018 Winter Olympics fast approaching, we're reminded of the cornerstone of competition: we play to win. This seems like a simple idea, but it's often misunderstood. The point of any game is to win. 

“But Kevin, what about ‘It’s not whether you win or lose, but how [...]

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After GIE … What’s Next? The Aspire Software Product Road Map

If you missed the GIE (Green Industry Expo) in Louisville, you missed a great and educational show. And you also happened to miss the live launch of our latest version of our landscape and snow management software: Aspire Version 4.0. (But, if you did miss it, don’t worry. I [...]

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Forecast Management - Doing the Math Part 6

Managing future risk and people are essential to business success. That’s why Doing the Math is so important. To accomplish this, you want to build a culture that does more than react – one that looks forward in preparation. You can do this using a combination of landscape [...]

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Sales Management - Doing the Math Part 4

Picture this: Your Monday morning sales meeting:

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Budgeting: Doing the Math Part 2

To make money, you must manage effectively. To manage effectively, you need to employ a cascading reporting structure that starts at the top of your company (big picture) and drills down to the bottom (little picture). There is no other way to maximize visibility and [...]

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Reporting: Doing the Math, Part 1

This is the first in a multi-part series about the importance of business calculations and reporting in the green/snow industries.

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Do you want a software vendor or partner for your company? Part 2

Partners provide value to each other. When it comes to business management software, that is essential. You get service and the software partner gets feedback that can enhance your business.

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How To Buy Landscape Business Management Software Part Five: Product Development

This is the fifth, in a five post series written to help landscape contractors buy landscape business management software.  You can see part one here , part two here , part three here and part four here.

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How To Buy Landscape Business Management Software Part Four: Deployment

This is the fourth, in a five post series written to help landscape contractors buy landscape business management software.  You can see part one here , part two here and part three here.

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How To Buy Landscape Business Management Software Part Three: Support

This is the third, in a five post series written to help landscape contractors buy landscape business management software.  You can see part one here and part two here

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