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Are you building your business or chasing business? Email
Written by Jeffrey Scott   
Tuesday, October 09, 2018 05:00 AM

Chasing moneyA fast-growing company is always evolving. But if you are busy working “in” the business, then you won’t have the headspace needed to reflect on the next step for your organization. The next step is not something you plan just once a year. It’s an ongoing process and often changes need to happen at times of inconvenience.

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Interest in plants among young people is growing Email
Written by ALCC   
Tuesday, October 09, 2018 04:00 AM

Young woman with plantsRecent findings conflict with the notion that young people are not as interested as older generations in green industry careers. Landscape industry employers can find hope that, with some creative outreach, adults under 35 can find their way to a successful career and help fill the labor gap. 

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Cyber security is part of every team member's job Email
Written by Cherie Courtade   
Tuesday, October 09, 2018 03:00 AM

Data securityRecent regulations like Colorado’s data protection law and Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation, known as GDPR, have shed light on the fact that businesses need to do more to protect the data of their customers. Data security can be threatened in many ways, and remaining secure requires effort from every staff member.  

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OSHA electronic reporting requirements opposed by business owners Email
Written by ALCC   
Tuesday, October 09, 2018 02:00 AM

computerBusinesses continue to oppose OSHA’s electronic reporting requirements regarding workplace injury and illness. The requirements are part of a final rule issued in 2016 which was revised in July 2018. The revision eliminated some reporting requirements due to security concerns but other electronic reporting requirements remain. A group of business organizations, including the National Association of Landscape Professionals, has issued a statement urging OSHA to make further revisions. 

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Video: How to prune crossing branches Email
Written by CSU Extension   
Tuesday, October 09, 2018 01:00 AM

videoIt's always a good time for a refresher on proper pruning techniques. Alison O'Connor hosts this video from Colorado State University Extension about how to prune crossing branches. 

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