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Landscape Live! Talk Radio
Jul 30, 2014 FD2B Talk Radio
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Tonight, Sean Martini of Britton Industries will discuss getting all of your materials and equipment from the same location. Some of the topics we will talk about include: The business model of one stop shopping and how it can: Save you money Reduce the time and materials you use Organize you jobs more efficiently How you can have materials delivered and debris removed simultaneously
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Jul 23, 2014 FD2B Talk Radio
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Tonight, Steve Bailey will discuss new retail profit centers. Some of the topics we will talk about include: Landscape contractors who own garden centersPurchasing a garden center to be it's own profit centerAdding installation services if you own a garden centerProviding design/build opportunities to a garden centerSelling retail, wholesale, plants only, plants plus hardscape and more
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Jul 16, 2014 FD2B Talk Radio
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Tonight, Sid Raisch of Horticultural Advanatage will discuss growing your garden center.  Learn how to make your company both logically and emotionally appealing and boost your profits at the same time. From cheap paint and wallpaper tricks to investments that money can't buy, you can build the marketability of your business one step at a time with little cash and no credit in four strategic areas. Products, Place, People, and Customers.
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Jul 9, 2014 FD2B Talk Radio
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Tonight, Marcus vandeVliet will discuss landscape business basics.  Even though many landscape contractors have been in business for 5, 10 or even 20 years, they still overlook the fundamentals when it comes to running their businesses. This causes them to improperly price work, month after month and year after year, not knowing whether they made money or lost money until the end of the year. Whether you're new to the green industry or a seasoned professional looking for a business basics...
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Jul 2, 2014 FD2B Talk Radio
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Tonight, Kevin McLaughlin will discuss successful event marketing.  Some of the topics Kevin will talk about include: Promoting yourself through a trade showChoosing the right eventPreparing and setting goals for the eventProper booth setupPre-show marketingIncentives and discounts in the boothEmployees working the boothPost show follow-upMeasuring results
Landscape Live! Talk Radio
Jun 25, 2014 FD2B Talk Radio
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Tonight, Brett Kelly of Dasso XTR will discuss bamboo decking.  Some of the topics Brett will talk about include: The history of deckingDecking vs. raised patiosDecking sustainability and environmental issuesPros and cons of various materialsBuilding codesConstruction techniquesFasteners, hangers and hardwareOutdoor living spaces
Landscape Live! Talk Radio
Jun 18, 2014 FD2B Talk Radio
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Tonight, Jim McClintock of Company 119 will discuss internet marketing.  Some of the topics Jim will talk about include: Whether you really need a website or not Using a Facebook page as your website Free websites vs. paid for services How to make Google work for you Pulling data from your website to help you better understand your clients Finding time for Social Media, Blogging and e-mail marketing How e-mail marketing will work for your business
Landscape Live! Talk Radio
Jun 11, 2014 FD2B Talk Radio
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Tonight, Demi Fortuna of Atlantic Water Gardens will discuss how to profit from waterscaping.  Some of the topics Demi will talk about include: The types of Water Features that are fastest to install, easiest to maintain and most profitableCreating and sizing above-ground and in-ground reservoirsSelecting and hiding pumps and plumbingMaking a Water Feature out of literally ANYTHINGThe most fool-proof ways to maintain your customer's Water Feature
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Jun 4, 2014 FD2B Talk Radio
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Tonight, Jim Huston of JR Huston Consulting will discuss estimating the right way.  Some of the topics Jim will talk about include: The six methods of estimating Overhead budgets Labor burdens and average wages Time and Materials Break-even points (BEP) and Gross & Net Profit Margins
Landscape Live! Talk Radio
May 28, 2014 FD2B Talk Radio
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Tonight, Michael will discuss low-voltage landscape lighting.  Some of the topics Michael will talk about include: Misconceptions the public has about landscape lighting Common problems in lighting installations The most exciting things happening in the field of lighting How landscape designers or design/build firms can work with a lighting-only pro to increase profits
Landscape Live! Talk Radio
May 21, 2014 FD2B Talk Radio
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Tonight, Mark Adamson of Douglas Dynamics will discuss how to deal with angry customers. Some of the topics Mark will talk about include: Why it is important to "stay in touch" with customersWhat Mark's definition of an angry customer isWhy dealing with angry customers is important to a businessThe DO's and DON'TS of working with angry customersWhy the DON'TS are as important as the DO's
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May 14, 2014 FD2B Talk Radio
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Tonight, Mike Caprio of Lawn Doctor will discuss some of the following: What are the most common-and most preventable causes of equipment downtime?An example of a good preventative maintenance program.  What we should be doing monthly, annually, etc.Who is responsible for what in a preventative maintenance program and how do they log changes.Tracking equipment usageIn house mechanic versus outsourcingWinter storage/spring startupWhat’s the big “ethanol controversy”? Isn’t all gasoline...
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May 7, 2014 FD2B Talk Radio
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Tonight, Jan Johnsen of Johnsen Landscapes & Pools will discuss serenity in the garden. Some of the topics Jan will talk about include: The surprising role that shapes, water, place, trees, and color play in transforming our state of mind outdoors The three primary features that are needed for a serenely inspired landscape Why north is the direction for contemplative viewing gardens How well-placed stones can add a sense of calm to a setting
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Tonight, Laura DePrado of Final Touch Plantscaping will discuss Horticultural Therapy Defined. Some of the topics Laura will talk about include: What Horticultural Therapy is and it's benefitsWhere it is practicedHow it differs from 'garden therapy'?Types of training needed to become a Horticultural TherapistLegislation to promote awareness and benefits of Horticultural Therapy
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Apr 23, 2014 FD2B Talk Radio
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Tonight, John Massaro of Customized Business Software / BillMaster will talk about Business Communication Methods. Some of the topics John will talk about include: What Software to use in running a small businessMobile applications for lawn care / service industryUse of tablets and smart phones in the field
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Apr 16, 2014 FD2B Talk Radio
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Tonight Denice Shuty of ArchiBusiness Marketing will talk about Beyond FaceBook and Twitter. Some of the topics that Denice will discuss include: What is Houzz How is Houzz different than other social media or other types of online marketing  What Houzz can do for my landscape business The demographics of the typical "Houzzer" How to get started on Houzz The right way to use Houzz
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Apr 9, 2014 FD2B Talk Radio
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Tonight Jonathan Goldhill of The Goldhill Group will talk about how to stop acting like an employee. Some of the topics that Jonathan will discuss include: Why small business owners STRUGGLE to grow their businesses or get STUCK along the way What "Stop Thinking Like an Employee" really means What the owner of a design/build landscape company needs to be doing as the CEO Why and how business owners need to learn how to be better entrepreneurs and leaders
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Apr 2, 2014 FD2B Talk Radio
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Tonight David Katz of Elite Landscaping will discuss "Diving Into the Pool Business". Some of the topics that David will discuss include: How to get into pool installationsHow to work with a pool contractorPool designMaterial choicesWhat is new in pools
Landscape Live! Talk Radio
Mar 19, 2014 FD2B Talk Radio
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Tonight Bill Dysert of Exscape Designs will discuss design/build by the numbers. Some of the topics that Bill will discuss include: Managing money Company policies Standard operating procedures Growth strategies
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Mar 12, 2014 FD2B Talk Radio
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Tonight Steven Moore of Weather Reach will discuss water management for design/build contractors. Some of the topics that Steven will discuss include: The three things that efficient water management in landscape depend on: The irrigation system must deliver water evenly and to the right place.A base irrigation schedule must consider landscape conditions and sprinkler system capabilities.Watering schedules must be responsive to changing weather conditions. 
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Tonight Vinnie Mercurio of NDS will discuss how to make money with drainage. Some of the topics that Vinnie will discuss include: Why drainage has been neglected and why that is now changingWays contractors or designers can stress the importance of having proper drainageThe significant opportunity to grow and expand your existing business by adding drainage to your menu of servicesSolutions or options designed to assist contractors and designersThe need for the solving of drainage problems in...
Landscape Live! Talk Radio
Feb 27, 2014 FD2B Talk Radio
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Tonight Cheri Stringer of TLC Gardens will discuss project management for landscape designers live from the trade show floor at Landscape New Jersey! Some of the topics that Cheri will discuss include: Business partnerships and how they made the impossible attainableHow processes elevate your businessHandling outside of your experienceThe single most important key to generating consistent income from a design company perspective
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Feb 20, 2014 FD2B Talk Radio
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Tonight Cheri Stringer of TLC Gardens will discuss project management for landscape designers. Some of the topics that Cheri will discuss include: Business partnerships and how they made the impossible attainableHow processes elevate your businessHandling outside of your experienceThe single most important key to generating consistent income from a design company perspective
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Feb 13, 2014 FD2B Talk Radio
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Tonight on Landscape Live! Matt Moskowitz of American Profit Recovery will discuss diplomatic debt collection. Some of the topics that Matt will discuss include: Ways to improve collections How most businesses handle their receivables A better way to go about collections Laws that may apply to you
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Feb 6, 2014 FD2B Talk Radio
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Tonight Maria will discuss prospecting on a shoestring budget. Some of the topics that Maria will discuss include: The different types of free and fee-based resources available online for prospecting. How the library can help you. How social media sites like LinkedIn can be used for proactive prospecting efforts What to do once you've identified new prospects
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Tonight Vinnie Stigliano will talk about fleet management. Vehicle tracking is becoming an essential part of most companies' day to day operations. With the accuracy of GPS tracking systems today, owners can run their businesses more efficiently by saving on payroll, fuel consumption, raising productivity and saving on insurance costs. Some of the topics that Vinnie will discuss include: How the cost of running a business is going up every year. (fuel, payroll, insurance) The stress of running...
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Tonight Gene will talk about selecting, planting and growing annuals. Some of the topics that Gene will discuss include: Making annual color a year round event Proper selection for each season The best shade tolerant annuals The best sun annuals The best drought tolerant/heat tolerant annuals Best sized containers to use in landscape plantings
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Jan 16, 2014 FD2B Talk Radio
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Tonight's special guest is Tim Hionis, co-owner of Hionis Greenhouses. Some of the topics that Tim will discuss include: How to work with a grower instead of running all over the place buying from several nurseries or garden centers Which plants consumers are asking for Which plants bloom the longest Which plants are more disease resistant The process of propagating plants What it's like being a grower and systems needed to succeed as a grower Fertilizing and deadheading to extend bloom time
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Jan 15, 2014 FD2B Talk Radio
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Tonight Kathryn Dager, M.A., CEO of Profitivity Inc., will talk about creating profitability teams. Kathryn will discuss: The top 3 challenges facing independent companies today Strategies for training seasonal employees New opportunities to create profit this year Hiring the right people for your team Holding people accountable Making dysfunctional workers into prosperous teams The best way to motivate today's employees
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Jan 9, 2014 FD2B Talk Radio
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Tonight Kathryn Dager, M.A., CEO of Profitivity Inc., will talk about creating profitability teams. Kathryn will discuss: The top 3 challenges facing independent companies today Strategies for training seasonal employees New opportunities to create profit this year Hiring the right people for your team Holding people accountable Making dysfunctional workers into prosperous teams The best way to motivate today's employees
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Jan 2, 2014 FD2B Talk Radio
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Tonight Barry will talk about Profitable Plant Health Care Systems for Turf and Woody Ornamentals. Barry will discuss: His current ideas about plant health care systemsThe most important aspect of these systemsThe role of organicsHow landscaper contractors can implement these systemsHow they are profitable
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Dec 19, 2013 FD2B Talk Radio
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Tonight's special guest is Kevin Gilbride, Executive Director of the Accredited Snow Contractors Association (ASCA). Kevin will talk about how you can make a difference in the snow industry and why you should.
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Dec 12, 2013 FD2B Talk Radio
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Tonight's special guest is Joseph P. DeMarco of DeMarco & DeMarco, Esqs.  Joseph will talk about contracts for both snow management and landscaping. Some of the topics he will discuss are: InsuranceSite reviewsOwners vs. contractors obligationsHold Harmless agreementsPayment termsTime sheets
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Dec 5, 2013 FD2B Talk Radio
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Tonight Tom will talk about managing snow and ice. Some of the topics he will discuss are: How to utilize equipment betterWhy you must manage every aspect of your businessTeaming up with responsible subsPreventative maintenance practices and proceduresWhat is risk managementManaging MetLife Stadium We are no longer just snow pushers.  We are snow and ice managers or more appropriately, risk managers.  We manage the risk for potential accidents that may occur from snow accumulation and ice...
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Nov 28, 2013 FD2B Talk Radio
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Tonight, our special guest will be Maurice Dowell of Dowco Enterprises.  Maurice will talk about Growing a Successful Maintenance Company. Some of the topics he will discuss are: Advice for startups or companies adding a maintenance departmentMaurice's “Domination Zone”Successful habits that he has acquiredThings he would do differentlyHow to overcome hurdlesHow to stay inspired and motivated
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Nov 21, 2013 FD2B Talk Radio
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Tonight Jason will discuss "How to Hire and Keep the Right People". As you all know finding good help in the green industry is a very difficult and expensive process and just when you think that you have the right person in the right position they wind up leaving to work for themselves or another company. Hiring "warm bodies" is no longer an option nor can you trust resumes or referrals. Although it may seem to make sense to place an ad on Craigs List, Monster.com or Career...
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Nov 14, 2013 FD2B Talk Radio
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Tonight, Chris Heiler will talk about redesigning your website. Chris will discuss: When and why a company should consider a website redesign The biggest mistakes companies make when designing or redesigning their websites Redesigning for mobile devices or a standalone mobile site Some of the best website platforms What to look for in a website designer or developer Optimizing a website to rank higher in local search How to increase monthly traffic  
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Nov 7, 2013 FD2B Talk Radio
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Tonight, AJ Davis will talk about being one of the Young Guns in the Green Industry. AJ will discuss:   What it's like to be young and successful in the green industry   The struggles he has faced so far   How he has worked through those struggles   What his keys have been to staying in this business   Tips for other young listeners looking to going into the landscape business
Landscape Live! Talk Radio
Oct 30, 2013 FD2B Talk Radio
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Tonight, Shelly Hewson will talk about being "Married to Your Business" Shelly will discuss: Being a woman in a male-dominated field. Successfully working with her husband (without killing each other). Why their company moved from residential to commercial and public work. How being involved in different organizations has helped her success.  
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Oct 23, 2013 FD2B Talk Radio
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Tonight we will be broadcasting LIVE from GIE+Expo in Louisville, KY at the Landscape Management booth with Steven Cesare of The Harvest Group. Steven will discuss: How human resources can help you minimize your risk of lawsuits The Employee Handbook The new I-9 form The three important parts of human resources and how they can help your company grow!  
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Oct 16, 2013 FD2B Talk Radio
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Tonight, Jordan Richie will talk to us about profiting from Green Roofs and Green Walls! Jordan will discuss: The benefits of green roofs and walls What's propelling the remarkable growth of the green roof industry in North America Opportunities for landscape designers/contractors to get involved in the industry The first steps to installing a green roof CitiesAlive: 11th Annual Green Roof and Wall Conference  
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Oct 9, 2013 FD2B Talk Radio
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Tonight, Shay Leon of Bollinger Insurance will discuss how to minimize your snow liability risk today! Shay will discuss: Current market conditions for snow plowing liability The difference between standard liability coverage and surplus or secondary snow liability coverage How to protect yourself when using sub-contractors What to look for when reviewing snow contracts How to avoid or minimize snow claims specifically slip and falls  
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Oct 2, 2013 FD2B Talk Radio
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Our special guest this week is Angelo Valente, Executive Director of Partnership For A Drug Free NJ. Angelo will discuss: the steps involved in creating a drug-free workplace how the new Medical Marijuana affect the workplace how effective having a drug-free workplace policy is financially how expensive is it to create or update a drug-free workplace environment
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Sep 25, 2013 FD2B Talk Radio
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Our special guest this week is Chad Forcey, Director of State Affairs for the Irrigation Association. Chad will talk about how lobbying and advocacy at the state level works and how business owners can get involved in fighting for their rights.  
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Sep 18, 2013 FD2B Talk Radio
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Our special guest this week is Jennifer Lemcke, COO of Weed Man USA. Jennifer will discuss why you should consider a franchise and employee training! She will talk about effective training tools for your employees, along with the pros and cons of purchasing a franchise.
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Sep 11, 2013 FD2B Talk Radio
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Tonight's special guest is Chris Rubino of Monrovia Growers. Chris will review exciting new cultivars, plus re-introductions of some old time favorites -- as well as the best new products throughout the industry. Learn what's trending in flowering shrubs, ornamental grasses, edibles, annuals and perennials from one of the leading growers in country.  
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Sep 4, 2013 FD2B Talk Radio
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Tonight's special guest is Joe Pedatella, Director of Spa 23 Health & Racquet Club and Kodiak Landscape Design. Joe will discuss creating a successful corporate culture in your business. We will talk about why it is so important to give your customers world-class service and how you can get your team to buy into this concept. Some of the topics on tonight's show will be: What is world-class service? The importance of creating world-class service Training your employees / team to deliver...
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Aug 28, 2013 FD2B Talk Radio
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Tonight's special guest is Ron Edmonds of The Principium Group. Do You Have an Exit Plan for Your Green Industry Business? Are You Counting on Your Business to Fund Your Retirement or Other Activities? For most green industry business owners, their business represents their most significant asset and one that they expect to rely on to finance their retirement or the next step on their life's adventure. As important as it may be, few have taken the steps to understand the real value of that...
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Aug 21, 2013 FD2B Talk Radio
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Tonight's special guest is Nicole Wise of Holganix. Nicole will not only discuss the truth about organics, but also how to market yourself! Some of the topics we will discuss include: Bionutrition lessons Soil food web How it makes other products more effective Marketing analogies for customers Marketing in the green industry Creating a marketing machine/plan Social Media – Inbound techniques
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Aug 14, 2013 FD2B Talk Radio
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On tonights show we will be talking sales with Danny Wood of Danny Wood Enterprises and Sandlers Training affiliate. In order to lead you to the top of your professional career, you will need to focus on three areas for your continued growth and improvement: attitude, behavior and technique. Although techniques are important, they alone will not take you to and keep you at the top. This lesson will show you how your attitude drives everything, your behavior makes things happen and the...
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Aug 7, 2013 FD2B Talk Radio
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Our special guest tonight is Dominick Mondi. Dominick Mondi, Executive Director of the New Jersey Nursery and Landscape Association will discuss labor and the landscape industry and how immigration reform could impact the entire horticulture supply chain. We will delve into why immigration reform makes economic sense for the green industry, and why, even if you don't use H2B or H2A, the immigration system affects you.  
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Jul 31, 2013 FD2B Talk Radio
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Our special guest is Dave Conklin of RankPop. Dave Conklin is a highly energetic and successfully savvy entrepreneur who motivates his audiences by sharing real-world, interactive strategies for businesses to use both in search marketing and social media. Dave will also share his “Should I or Shouldn't I” checklist so you can easily assess your current performance compared against your business goals, allowing you to make the decision whether or not social media and search marketing should...
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Jul 24, 2013 FD2B Talk Radio
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Our Special guest this week is Bruce Crawford, Director of Rutgers Gardens. Three of the biggest challenges for growers, garden centers, and landscape professionals are meeting the rising demands from homeowners to find plant material that exceeds their expectations for deer resistance, extended impact or bloom time, and lower maintenance. Bruce will detail some of the best solutions to handle these growing demands in the market.
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Jul 17, 2013 FD2B Talk Radio
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The title of tonight’s show is “Promoting Customer Loyalty With Tom Shay” If you're spending tons of money on attracting new customers, you're making a huge mistake. Businesses that are growing tend to spend so much of their time and money acquiring new customers that they often overlook their best source of growth: retaining and growing their existing customer base. Believe it or not it costs five-to-ten times more to acquire a new customer, than it does to keep an existing customer and...
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Jul 10, 2013 FD2B Talk Radio
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Our special guest is Jerry Gaeta, of J. Gaeta Business Planning, Charleston South Carolina            Believe it or not there are some basic ingredients to growing your company to a one million dollar business.  Now, nobody is saying that the recipe is easy, however there are logical and achievable steps that you can take to grow your company to become a member of the million dollar landscape club. On tonight’s show, some of the topics are going to discuss are: How to create an annual...
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Jul 3, 2013 FD2B Talk Radio
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Our Special guest this week is Stephanie Cohen, garden expert and Perennial Diva from Collegeville, PA. One of the top three things that clients request for their landscaping project is seasonal color year-round.  One of the fastest, easiest and best ways to do this is by including perennials in your installations. The problem is that there are literally thousands and thousands of perennials to choose from, making perennial selections an overwhelming task for most contractors.  And the truth...
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Jun 26, 2013 FD2B Talk Radio
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Our special guest is Frank Ross, Ross Payne & Associates in Barrington, Illinois. As a consultant, Frank is constantly asked questions like “What are the reasons companies succeed?” or “What do other companies do to make more money?” Recently, however, Frank was asked – “What are the top ten reasons companies fail?” Typically, consultants tend to be optimistic and think about the positive reasons why businesses are successful and use this information to help their clients grow...
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Jun 19, 2013 FD2B Talk Radio
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Our special guest is Richard Goldstein, President and Founder of Green Meadows Landscape Contractors located in Oakland, NJ Growing a successful landscape design/build and maintenance business is incredibly difficult.  Not only do we have the traditional headaches of employees and customers, managing payroll and insurance, as well as marketing and advertising. We also have to deal with the weather, language barriers, trucks and equipment and enough governmental regulations to make you want to...
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Jun 12, 2013 FD2B Talk Radio
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Our special guest this week is Adam Sokoloff, Presdient of Sunrise Signs located in Philadelphia, P.A. Whether you have one truck or a fleet of trucks, one employee or a hundred, how you present your company to the public is critical to creating and establishing your own unique image.  Too often, landscape contractors fail to be consistent with their “branding and messaging” to their clients, creating mixed messages, causing consumer confusion and ultimately lost revenue opportunities. On...
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Jun 5, 2013 FD2B Talk Radio
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Our special guest this week is Judith Guido, Chairwoman and founder of Guido & Associates, a business management company specializing in the areas of Strategy, Branding, Sales, Marketing, Research, Product Development and Mergers & Acquisitions within the Green, Snow and Sustainable markets, focuses on helping organizations grow their people and profits.  On tonight's show we are going to discuss what a green brand is and what it is not and ask Judy how you to capitalize on this...
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May 29, 2013 FD2B Talk Radio
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Our special guest is Jim McCutcheon Owner and CEO of HighGrove Partners, a $15 million company that provides Land Services, Landscape Maintenance and Water Management to commercial clients in the Metropolitan Atlanta area. So many landscape companies don’t have a clear vision of who they are and what business they are really in or what business they should be in.  For those that do have some sort of mission statement most have not articulated that ideal to their employees to help them...
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May 22, 2013 FD2B Talk Radio
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GUEST: Our special guest is retired police officer Pat Donovanof thePort Authority of NY and NJ and is also a veteran landscape contractor. Although he still manages his landscape maintenance company, Classic Landscape, Pat is now the CEO of Risk Prevention Consultants and helps other landscape professionals operate their trucks and trailers safely and legally TOPIC: With his years of experience from two completely different occupations, Pat has the ability to understand and demonstrate real...
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May 15, 2013 FD2B Talk Radio
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Our special guest this week is Dave Maciulis, creative genius, principle designer and CEO of Natural Landscapes and the publisher of Natural Landscape Magazine. On tonights show Dave is going use his unique ADHD powers, metrosexual style and twenty years of landscape industry wisdom and experience to enlighten all of us about  the hottest trends in the green industry. As you will hear, Dave is never satisfied with the status quo and endeavors to take everything he touches and make it...
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May 8, 2013 FD2B Talk Radio
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Our special guest this week is Mark Chisholm, arborist at  Aspen Tree Expert Company One part acrobat, one part expert rope climber, one part tree physiologist, and several parts competitor and thrill seeker Mark Chisholm, is a third-generation, certified arborist with his family-owned Aspen Tree Expert Company in New Jersey. His expertise in tree care has made him a sought-after consultant and industry spokesperson for the world of arboriculture, and he regularly travels the globe to...
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May 1, 2013 FD2B Talk Radio
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Our special guest this week is Jon Goldman President of Brand Launcher a business and marketing strategy firm and is also the creator of Lumpy Mail  They have teams located in the US, Canada, Israel and South Africa.  Mr. Goldman is a dynamic speaker who has presented at numerous conventions, conferences, and expos, including the NJLCA, New England Grows, the GIE and many more.  On tonight's show, Jon will discuss marketing, branding, management, and business-building strategies for...
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Apr 24, 2013 FD2B Talk Radio
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This week's special guest is Chris Davitt, Partner and President of Ruppert Landscape. On tonight's show, Chris will discuss developing an employee-focused organization. How do you do it and what are the advantages? Ruppert is a very unique culture built on hard work, high energy and attention to detail. The culture is very employee focused. Our number one asset is our employees so we devote a lot of attention to hiring employees and keeping them for life. Some of the topics we will cover...
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Apr 17, 2013 FD2B Talk Radio
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Our special guest this week is Richard Heller; founder, CEO and CFO of Greener by Design, a landscape design/build company that creates residential urban landscapes in New York City and the surrounding areas.  Heller and Greener by Design specialize in sustainable rooftop gardens and terrace gardens Richard grew up in the heart of New York City and has over 30 years of experience working in all areas of the landscape industry including; interior plants, orchids and floral design, as well as...
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Apr 10, 2013 FD2B Talk Radio
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Our special guest this week is Mike Rorie, former President  of GroundMasters.  Mike is currently the CEO of GIS Dynamics the makers of Go iLawn and Go iPave, an online measuring system for green industry professionals. On tonights show Mike will talk about his journey from 1979, when he first started his lawn care business with just a pick up truck and some hand tools and how he grew GroundMasters into a multi-branch, regional platform and one of the most prestigious commercial lawn care...
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Apr 3, 2013 FD2B Talk Radio
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Our special guest this week is Jerry McKay. Jerry is the owner and President of McKay Landscape Lighting and is the primary lighting designer for the company. On today's show McKay will discuss the evolution of landscape lighting over the years. including the various lighting uses, styles and applications. He will walk us through the general growth of the company from one installer to 12 employees and how to : Create a market in your area Develop strategic partnerships Design a maintenance...
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Mar 27, 2013 FD2B Talk Radio
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  Our special guest this week is Rich Arlington, CEO of Rich Arlington & Associates and author of "Why Not You".  Rich is a green industry consultant and business manager who offers business training, risk management, and financial expertise to exterior maintenance service contractors, facility owners and property managers. On tonights show, Rich is going to discuss how even a humble guy from a poor background can make it in the green industry. Listen in as he details his life...
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Mar 20, 2013 FD2B Talk Radio
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Our special guest this evening is Marketing Executive and Author Jeff Korhan, former CEO of True Nature.  Hisnew book, 'Built-In Social: Essential Social Marketing Practices for Every Small Business" is due out April15th. Jeff Korhan, MBA is a business marketing speaker, trainer, and coach who helps mainstream small businesses use social media and Internet marketing to create exceptional customer experiences that accelerate growth. In the first decade of his career, Jeff was a Fortune 50...
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Mar 13, 2013 FD2B Talk Radio
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Our special guest this week is Joe Salemi.  Former Member Services and Communications Manager with the Canadian Nursery Landscape Association (CNLA). Currently Joe is the Marketing Manager with DynaSCAPE Software. Salemi’s experience with CNLA taught him how to develop strategic relationships with key industry influencers, product partners, and trade associations.  His background and knowledge is extremely broad-based including strategic planning, marketing and advertising, and human...
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Mar 7, 2013 FD2B Talk Radio
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Our special guest this week is Daniel Tal, RLA.  He is the  CEO of Ambit-3D and author of Google SketchUp for Site Design and Rendering in SketchUp. Daniel and Ambit-3D create virtual 3 dimensional site plan models for architects, landscape architects and developers working in both the private and public sector.  He has become so proficient with Google SketchUp that he now teaches other design professionals how to use this incredibly powerful tool for their own presentations.  Best of all...
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Feb 28, 2013 FD2B Talk Radio
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Our special guest this week is Josh Ferguson an attorney at Kent/McBride in Philadelphia, PA.   Josh has been retained as general counsel for a wide variety of businesses, including but not limited to those in the snow removal and landscaping industries. Believe it or not Josh is going to discuss what you need to do stay out of court, not get into it.  That's right!  He is going to give you free legal advice when he discusses: The most common disputes between contractors and homeowners that...
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Feb 21, 2013 FD2B Talk Radio
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Our special guest this week is Jay Murray,  President of LS Training Systems. As a former landscape design/build contractor Jay understands the importance of  training, not just for his employees safety and welfare but for his bottom line. Let's be honest, most contractors never seriously think about training issues until, unfortunately, something happens.  Instead of thinking of this as safety training and a drain on your time and resources, think of it as equipment efficiency training and...