Operations

Hey, Let’s Start a Business During a Pandemic!

Imagine starting a business in March 2020. It’s about the worst timing for which one could have begun such an endeavor, but Maryland Sustainable Ecologies has successfully pivoted to an online platform and is slowly growing. The idea behind Maryland Sustainable Ecologies was simple; with a combined total of 25 years of experience in the […]

Women in Arboriculture from a Man’s Perspective

I think it goes without saying that women throughout the ages have been important as leaders themselves, and have also played an essential role in nurturing or otherwise supporting men who would be leaders. This article is not about whether women have a place in arboriculture, they do. This is about how they should assert […]

Cold-Weather Work Safety Precautions

In cold-weather conditions, we tend to focus heavily on the care and operation of machinery, sometimes forgetting the importance of safe cold-weather work practices for the operators. It is important for employers and employees to understand appropriate measures for protecting the individual in the workplace during cold weather, recognizing it as one of the many […]

Business During Crisis Lessons Learned

Usually I’m asked to speak or write about business efficiency in operations. This time we’re going to talk about my personal experiences in business during 2020, a year like no other. I’ve been in business for 33 years, and at the outset of 2020 I was in kind of a comfort zone. I had good […]

Avoid the “Seven Deadly Sins of Workers’ Comp”

If ever there is a place where the phrase “attitude is everything” holds true, it is certainly in the world of Workers’ Compensation insurance. After partnering with tree care companies for the past 15 years, I’ve noticed distinct patterns in the attitudes of business owners in how they view workers’ comp and their individual company’s […]

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