Career Change at 60

What would you do if you were six months from celebrating your 60th birthday and your boss walked into your office and said, “The company has been sold and you are not part of the sale”?

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Not Lucky; Blessed

walker-talk-volume-34-2_2.jpgIn 2010, it will be 30 years for Walker Manufacturing in the lawn mower business. My brother and I, our sisters, our parents and our families count it a real privilege to have lived this story from the start; what a ride it has been!

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Commitment Equals Success in Oregon

Cal Kearns was in the landscaping business for five years before he realized what it took to be a success. The owner of C&D Landscape Company in Dayton, Oregon, had to suffer through early growing pains and a bad economy before he “needed to turn his small company into a real business.”

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'We Just Can't Stop Growing'

Your customer list includes 60 Homeowner Associations (HOAs) and 120 residential clients, and all told, you mow between 400 and 500 acres of grass a week. Not bad for being in business only 10 years. Isn’t it about time you slow down?

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'I'll fit you in'

David Wright’s business card speaks volumes. After the catchy name of his company, Wright Way Lawn Care, comes this teaser: “A firstclass cut is measured by the yard.”

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The bottom line is safety

We all know how important it is to make a profit. Without a consistent and healthy bottom line, any business will eventually dry up and die. But making a profit isn’t the only top priority for Walker Mower users, or any mowing contractor for that matter.

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