Author - TomChilders

Generation Me – Taking Over In Many Ways!

Cover Photo Crop From Jean Twenge’s book, Generation Me Which generation is projected to be the largest at the end of the year (numbering just over 75 million)? Which generation makes up more than a third of the homebuyers (and is the youngest generation of buyers)? Which generation makes up more than 1 in 3 workers in America and is the largest share of the workforce? Which generation turns to social media and the internet for their ideas, inspiration and information? Which generation gets called [...]

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2016 Existing Residential Market Opportunities…Big & Real!

If you read our newsletters or followed us on social media over the past two weeks, two things were evident. One, the early indicators for outdoor living and sustainable lawn and garden products appear quite favorable in the retail market for 2016. Two, there is a hint of caution in the air for home building. Let's dissect and discuss some of the opportunities in this. If the retail segment, the DIY segment, is jumping on these product categories, so will/are their neighbors, the [...]

Artificial Plastic Lures

Sustainability and Water Quality Are Impacted In So Many Ways – Including Your Fishing Habits!

In this industry, we work hard preaching sustainability, water conservation, and good stewardship. We work even harder practicing it on our jobs. That’s why when I stumbled on this data about what many of us in this industry do in our precious, little spare time, I felt compelled to share (many of you are well aware I am sure, but wow!). Soft artificial baits are wreaking havoc in the water Your Domain Name. These baits are made soft by a plasticizer know [...]

Gauge for Building A Sellable Landscape Business

The Hidden Goal of a Smart Landscaper – Building A Valuable & Sellable Landscape Business

    What are your business goals for the year? If you’re like most owners, you have a profit goal you want to hit. You may also have a top line revenue number that’s important to you. While those goals are important, there is another objective that may have an even bigger payoff, building a valuable and sellable landscape business. But what if you don’t want to sell? That’s ok, focus on increasing the business's value. Here are six reasons why building a [...]