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Many folks are not aware that the rain that runs to our storm sewers does not go to the municipal plant for treatment. It used to, but as growing communities increased pressure on treatment plants, cities nationwide disconnected storm sewers and routed them directly to the nearest lake or stream. In Minnesota, pride in our natural resources is strong, and residents are willing and eager to do their part to protect water quality.

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I can help, I’ve done acquisitions for lawn care/landscaping. If you want a BUSINESS VALUATION, below is a very real formula. If you want a REAL LIFE VALUATION, a lot of times it’s two guys over coffee, going over customers and employees, then they agree on a percentage of revenue (20-100%) plus maybe buying out [...]

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A Free System to cut your work time in half and make clients happier! By Steve Hoogenakker As I was cleaning out emails from 2009, I noticed I had about 100 emails from 1 medium size CIC from this summers’ service. Wow, I thought, I didn’t realize we had that much back and forth communication, [...]

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Value of a Landscape or Lawn business HOW TO BUILD, BUY OR SELL a LANDSCAPE MGMT COMPANY: In the past 6 months, I’ve had a number of people ask me to advise them in valuing their business, or evaluate a business they’re considering purchasing. There’s a lot of interest and a lot of activity this [...]

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<p>Da Garden” If you have a personal garden, ‘tis the season to till it up. Consider doing a soil test yourself for best results. Here’s a little secret: Why does Miracle Grow grow 700 pound pumpkins? I know you don’t actually want a 700 pound pumpkin this fall, but if you want to give your [...]

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The Case of the Missing Contract By Steve Hoogenakker It was a hot Monday afternoon in July and the humidity made it feel like an Indian sweat lodge.  The air conditioner was refusing to work through another day, much like the temp that was hired here last week.  My desk, looking like it belonged to [...]

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