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October 9, 2012
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  • How to build solid relationships with property managers
    Snow removal and landscaping contractors can build a better business relationship with property managers if they can go beyond simply providing services, says Joe Markling, 2012-13 CEO of the Building Owners and Managers Association. "The landscape contractor can arm the manager with everything he needs to justify those decisions. ... [C]ontractors need to adopt the adviser mindset and create a trust where there's a benefit to these decisions and that you're not just trying to sell them more services or more plants," he says. Lawn & Landscape magazine (10/2012) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • How to avoid analysis paralysis
    Bosses shouldn't hem and haw over big decisions, Mike Figliuolo writes. There's almost always a tangible cost to deferring action, and hesitating and second-guessing won't absolve you of responsibility when things go wrong, Figliuolo warns. "The worst action you can take on the battlefield is to take no action at all," he writes. ThoughtLeaders blog (10/8) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Policy Update 
  • How health care will affect small businesses in 2013
    Like it or not, implementation of the federal health care law is moving forward and some parts of the law will take effect in 2013. Open enrollment for health-insurance exchanges begins in October 2013 and a Medicare contribution tax will be levied for high-income individuals. Bloomberg Businessweek (10/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • EPA to speak at GIE+EXPO
    On behalf of OPEI, we are delighted to announce Glenn Passavant and Philip Carlson, EPA Office of Transportation and Air Quality, as featured speakers on Oct. 26. Glenn and Philip will be featured speakers at our 10 a.m. Workshop, to be held in Room C-202, at the Kentucky Exposition Center. They will be speaking on topics of immediate interest and importance to the OPE industry. There will be time allowed for open Q-and-A at the end of the presentation. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • CPSC to speak at GIE+EXPO
    On behalf of OPEI, we are delighted to announce Janet Buyer, CPSC Division of Combustion and Fire Sciences, Directorate for Engineering Sciences, as a featured speaker on Oct. 26. Buyer will be a featured speaker at our 1 p.m. Workshop, to be held in Room C-202, at the Kentucky Exposition. Buyer will make a presentation on the CPSC’s recently released staff report "Technology Demonstration of a Prototype Low Carbon Monoxide Emission Portable Generator." LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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