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Great advice you shouldn't ignore From Those Who Know

It’s a dog-eat-dog world out there. Vermeer, our dealers and many of the companies that rely on our equipment, want to strengthen the tree care industry as a whole. And that means sharing wisdom with others in the business. As part of the Vermeer From Those Who Know campaign, we’re sharing a ton of great advice from those who know a thing or two about being successful.

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Vermeer From Those Who Know

Bridging the gap with ESL workers

A lot has changed in the 25 years since Tony Valenti founded his business, First Choice Tree Service, in Las Vegas, Nevada. First Choice Tree Service has over 70 employees, roughly half of whom speak Spanish. A diverse workforce brings the benefits of different cultures, but it can also pose some significant challenges, particularly when it comes to communication.

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First Choice Tree Service

VIDEO: From Those Who Know: Pella Tree Care

Brent Rolffs has a unique view when it comes to tree care equipment. He’s solidly in the Vermeer camp. The thing is, that was the case long before Rolffs got into the tree care business, or the landscape business before that.

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Pella Tree Service

INFOGRAPHIC: 4 reasons it's time for you to get a compact utility loader

Brush chippers, stump grinders, chainsaws, trucks — these are essential pieces of equipment for many tree care contractors. It’s time to add compact utility loaders to that list. Here are four reasons why you should consider investing in a compact utility loader — which is also known as a mini skid steer.

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Vermeer CTX50 compact utility loader

70 tree care training opportunities in 2016

Training workshops help crews learn new techniques that allow them to work safer, smarter and more efficiently, which pays off in the long run. Take a look at the list below for some 2016 training opportunities your business could benefit from this year.

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Tree care crew

Investing in worker training enhances safety and efficiency

During the 2015 TCI Expo, Vermeer interviewed more than a dozen tree care business owners and asked them about the biggest challenges facing their businesses. Most responded with “finding qualified workers” or “low profit margins.” Investing in training for new and current employees can help tree care business owners overcome both of these obstacles.

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Investing in training for tree care business crews

Grow your business with plant health care

Plant health care, often abbreviated to PHC, is an opportunity for tree care contractors to differentiate themselves and to grow their businesses. Here are some tips by to add plant health care to your business.

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Vermeer Tree Views blog

Answers to your financing questions

This Q&A offers a general idea of what to expect, whether you’re just starting out or you’re a veteran business owner in need of financing the purchase of new equipment.

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Financing your tree care business