For some, timeliness can be a real challenge. There is just so much to do. But customers don’t like it when you are late–so what can you do if you find you are often running late. Gretchen explains seven common reasons why people are late, so you can identify the problem. Then you can make a plan to adjust your methods and habits, and ultimately benefit from happier clients and peace of mind. If this is you, maybe it is time to admit it, and get a helping hand here.
July / August 2011
Don’t learn the hard way. Joe Pawlak helps guide you on what to do and not do when naming your business or a new product. He speaks from experience here. Learn the difference between a trademark and a copyright. When can you use ®? These are important things you need to know as a business owner, so don’t slack. Make sure you have your company’s bases covered, with tips from Joe.
What would you do if your world came tumbling in on you–literally? During a difficult winter Aquascape experienced what could have been a devastating blow with the collapse of the huge warehouse roof. How would your company recover from adversity such as this? See how their prior actions and planning helped them resume operations quickly.
No matter how big you are or how loyal your consumers are, you constantly have to work to nurture those relationships and have continued growth. Planning is critical. What should you be looking for and what you can be doing to keep your customers coming back.
Pond builders (and your customers) prefer low voltage lights for most landscape applications due to the ease of installation and for the cost savings due to lower electric usage. Award winning lighting expert gives you a quick overview of outdoor lighting. Do you know when to use “moonlighting” versus “spread lighting”? The ten most popular garden lighting techniques are explained.
When designing a waterfall be sure to take advantage of the knowledge shared here from an excerpt of the book “The R.I.S.E. Method.” Learn the acoustic characteristics of the pond & waterfall and how it affects the audible dimensions of the falling water. Learn the importance of how the water moves, the distance the water falls, the depth of the pool the water falls into and many other critical factors. After all, the sound of falling water is a key motivating factor for pond buyers. Learn the language and techniques of waterfall acoustic design.
Here is a quick definition of the koi variety Goshiki, which means “Five Colors” in Japanese. Do you know the difference between Old Style and New Style Goshiki? See examples including Gin Rin and Doitsu varieties.
Part 2 continues the examination of the benefits of anoxic filtration. Learn what it does and why you may want to incorporate anoxic filtration into your solutions portfolio and future design plans. Designed by Kevin Novak, Ph.D. Includes graphics and descriptions of how the filtration system works.
Would you like a step-by-step, inexpensive technique that makes for a quick and watertight adaptation of glazed pottery into beautiful fountains? Nelson Water Gardens shows you how. Learn how to use a PVC standpipe. It directs a plume of water to the top and provides an easy way to drain the pot in cold weather. Take a look at this easy profitable project idea today.