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How Much Hardware Will I Need in the Future?

 

Management Tips - Simple Answers

This is the second in a series. Read Part 1 here.

You won’t need to spend as much as you did in the old days. Certainly hardware is important and expensive, but the need to buy, update and maintain your own servers will be far less in the [...]

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How Much Software Will I Need to Run My Company?

 

Tips - Simple Answers

This is the first in a series.

Business management software is an investment everyone will make eventually. How much you need depends upon your growth. If one day, you will exceed $3MM in annual revenue, you will require some kind of integrated mobile [...]

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Web or Cloud Based Software - Are They the Same?

 

In short, they aren’t – and it’s important to know the difference.

Network computing has been around since the 60's, but what we call “cloud computing” was introduced in 2006 by Google. (Well, if Google says it’s a thing, then it must be one, right?) Google’s CEO called the [...]

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What's Your Story?

 

Everyone has a story.

Some stories are truly compelling … like the story of Christmas, for example. If a story of hope and possibility is not compelling, what is? That is perhaps why all these centuries later we still celebrate this story. Some stories are more mundane, [...]

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Who's Driving Your Software Purchase Decisions?

Remember using these? If you do, you might not be the best person to make your company's software decisions.

If you want to recruit top employees, you need to take a hard look at the software you’re using. Potential employees will elect to work for companies that provide the [...]

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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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Thanksgiving

The first Thanksgiving, celebrated by those first Pilgrims happened in July 1623. It was a day spent in prayer to give thanks for a rainfall that ended a drought and saved the harvest. In 1789, George Washington issued the first presidential proclamation for a day of [...]

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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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In Business and Life: Keeping Your Eye on the Prize

Pictured above - Kevin Kehoe (center) runs a Tough Mudder obstacle course to fight cancer at U.S. Marine Corps Camp Pendleton near San Diego, Calif.

The Aspire Software Company is the primary sponsor of the NALP Friday Breakfast of Champions in Louisville this year. We are [...]

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How Does Software Help My Landscaping Business? Ask Lombardi & McDonalds.

There are more than 90,000 landscape maintenance, snow and construction businesses in the US and Canada. Less than 10 percent ever grow larger than $1,000,000 in annual revenue. There’s no crime in that, as there is no requirement to be “bigger.” Many contractors like to [...]

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