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February 28, 2013
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  • How to create a formal bid for commercial projects
    When you're invited to bid on a commercial landscaping maintenance project, study the site and the client's needs and then assess the costs for your business, writes Gary Goldman. In this article, he offers five steps to keep in mind before writing the formal bid, including the importance of site take-offs. GreenIndustryPros.com (2/27) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
Is Pricing Low Your Strategy to Success? Think again.
Pricing is the heart of a business. It affects everything you do and is affected by everything you do. Economists talk of supply and demand as key factors behind pricing—successful entrepreneurs manipulate demand by making their products more desirable. These six steps will help you determine the right price for your product or service, read the article and learn how to get pricing right.

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  • Stanley Black & Decker finalizes purchase of Infastech
    Stanley Black & Decker said it has finalized its acquisition of Hong Kong-based Infastech in a deal worth $850 million. The company manufactures and distributes specialty engineered fastening technologies. Stanley Black & Decker first announced the acquisition in July. Home Channel News (2/27) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
Whitepaper: SDN: How do you get there from here?
Are the growing data needs of mobile, cloud, big data and social threatening today's enterprise networks? Scalable processes, a phased integration approach and the appetite to optimize over time are key components of a modern network. It's how agile organizations prepare for the data needs of tomorrow.
Explore the whitepaper to start down the path toward SDN.

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  • How fleet management can save you money
    If your business has several vehicles, you may be able to lower your costs by using a fleet-management system that incorporates GPS tracking. This approach can allow your company to pick the quickest routes and monitor unauthorized vehicle use. B2C Marketing Insider (2/26) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Customer-first marketing makes the difference
    Using social media to promote your company can be challenging, and traditional media is still crucial in marketing. It can get overwhelming to understand how to shape your message on all the platforms available, but one thing is constant, writes Scott Anderson, marketing director at On Hold Company, and that's the customer. Successful companies shape their messages to the client, not the platform, he writes. B2C Marketing Insider (2/26) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • OPEI Foundation and Discovery Education launch TurfMutt's "Paw it Forward" sweepstakes
    From Feb. 18 to March 11, you can enter the TurfMutt sweepstakes to win a $250 donation to your local animal shelter and help dogs (and cats and other critters) find a forever family. Two winners receive a $250 donation and an eco-friendly TurfMutt backpack with school supplies.

    To enter, visit TurfMutt's Facebook page.

    To enter, all you have to do is check out TurfMutt's new public service announcement, where TurfMutt is sharing the beauty, fun and discovery families can experience right in their own back yard.

    Those 16 years of age and older can enter.

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