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3 tips for effective trade show housing management Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Association of Equipment Manufacturers 
Angela Weller writes "Managing trade show housing is no easy task. As someone who has been tasked with managing housing programs for AEM-owned exhibitions for about eight years, trust me when I tell you I feel your pain. AEM participates in so many events, so I know how difficult it is to manage hotel rooms. And when you add in the complexity associated with customers and dealers, it becomes what feels like a near-impossible task." READ MORE 

The best shoes for trade show organizers and exhibitors, according to a podiatrist Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Trade Show News Network 
We've all been there — only a few hours into a looong trade show day, and your feet are already aching. When your feet hurt, it can truly be difficult to think about anything else. Yet aside from kicking off your professional shoes in favor of your old Nikes, what can you do to ensure your feet will be comfortable and presentable for the entire day? Dr. Jacqueline Sutera, a podiatrist based in New York and spokesperson for the American Podiatric Medical Association, says you don’t have to sacrifice style for comfort. She recommends brands like Vionic, which offers a wide range of colors, patterns and styles in shoes that are “good for your body and soles,” she says.  READ MORE 


How to enhance different portions of your customers' yards Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Total Landscape care 
Summertime will soon be upon us and as the weather warms, customers will want to spend more time outside. Your goal as a professional landscaper is to create enticing, functional outdoor spaces for them, so what’s the best way to go about doing this? For Matt Blashaw, TV host, landscaping expert and realtor, he says the key to creating a truly elevated design is getting to know your customer.  READ MORE 

  BOBBEX DEER: A Better Repellent Solution
An independent study conducted by the State of Connecticut Department of Forestry and Horticulture tested ten commercially available deer repellents to determine the most effective deer repellent. Bobbex Deer was ranked #1! Not only did Bobbex score an impressive Protective Index score of 93%, but it is natural, safe, lasting, and effective. Bobbex is proven to be a better deer repellent solution!

Master gardener: Tips for keeping slugs and snails from destroying your garden Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The Press-Enterprise 
Slugs and snails are very destructive members of the mollusk family. They are primarily nocturnal and leave silvery slime trails of death in their wake. In order to reduce the slug and snail population, you want to remove (or at least reduce) their hiding places. Ice plant and other overgrown ground cover, debris, boards and anything else that provides moist shade should be removed. Use drip irrigation or reset sprinklers to go on in the early morning hours.  READ MORE 

Eco-friendly gardening in 5 easy steps Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
When people think of solutions to climate change, solar panels, electric vehicles and shuttered coal plants are often the images that come to mind. But these all have to do with reducing emissions. The other side of the climate-change equation involves removing the greenhouse gases that are already in the atmosphere — what is commonly called carbon sequestration. This is where your garden comes in.  READ MORE



11 tips for starting a small business with little to no money Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Business Insider 
Quora users with plenty of business experience were asked the question: "Is it possible to start a business with little to no money? How?" As these answers prove, it's very possible to start a business with nothing but a great idea and more drive than the competition. There are several methods to implement your drive, like starting a dropshipping business, trying affiliate marketing, and reaching your customers in creative ways. And many of these answers come from people who started their own businesses in the exact same way.  READ MORE 

Study: 5 tips to create top-performing videos for Facebook Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
By Emma Fitzpatrick 
Did you know that Facebook announced last year that its algorithm would no longer, by nature, prioritize video in its News Feed? While some thought that change would dethrone videos as the number one type of content on Facebook, they were wrong. A BuzzSumo analysis found that videos continued to get 59% more engagement than any other content type. This article features five tips from a new Socialinsider study that analyzed over 9 million Facebook videos to find the keys to video success. READ MORE 

10 self-help tips to help small business owners keep their finances organized Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Owning a small business can come with a steep learning curve, and it’s one that many entrepreneurs face alone. Learning as you go is never easy, and there are many aspects of day-to-day business that need to be mastered. In particular, small business owners may struggle to keep finances in order. While it can be challenging to keep your business’ finances organized and under control, with a little know-how — and a bit of expert advice — you can get a grasp on the information, procedures and technology you need.  READ MORE

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