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New Year. New Security Employee Training

As the New Year looms, company owners and corporate executives are searching for innovative ways to protect their employees and business. And, let’s face it, there is a big need for more security in the workplace. From extremists to cyber aggressors to petty burglars, employee security training needs to run wide and long.

These should be priorities for your organization in 2018: Continue reading ‘New Year. New Security Employee Training’ »

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Top 3 Things to Consider When Designing Your Commercial Landscape

We often tell our clients not to underestimate the value that landscaping elements bring to their commercial properties, both for their clients and employees. Property owners sometimes underappreciate the potential and impact of an attractive design, especially during hard economic times. With proper planning, an initial investment, and regular maintenance, your commercial property’s landscaping will be as inviting as your home’s.

Here are three things to consider when designing your commercial green space: Continue reading ‘Top 3 Things to Consider When Designing Your Commercial Landscape’ »

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Commercial Landscape Lighting

Curb appeal is an important aspect of promoting a business. When potential customers come to your office, the first thing they’ll notice is the outside of the building. Is it inviting and well maintained? If it’s not, customers may see that as a reflection of your business. Because of that, more and more commercial property owners are investing in public spaces that blend beauty and functionality. And the proper landscape lighting enhances the experience, boosts safety and adds to the overall value of the business.

Here are a few tips so you may make the most of your investment with landscape lighting: Continue reading ‘Commercial Landscape Lighting’ »

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Year-End Office Cleaning Checklist: Make Your 2018 Sparkle

A new year means a fresh start. And there’s no better way to start anew than with a clean slate, literally. For both health reasons and office morale, it’s a good idea to treat your entire office space to a thorough commercial cleaning. First, of course, you’ll need to formulate a plan. To help you start 2018 on the right (and sanitary) foot, we’re providing a simple end of the year cleanup checklist: Continue reading ‘Year-End Office Cleaning Checklist: Make Your 2018 Sparkle’ »

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Safety Tips to Prevent Tricks this Halloween

Trick-or-Treat! Halloween continues to be a top-five holiday for kids. And for good reason … it’s a candy-hoarding paradise! Throngs of fairies and superheroes dart around their neighborhood while people give them enough candy to make the Tooth Fairy twitch. Sadly, while sword-wielding knights, crowned princesses, and their parents are amassing their candied fortune; others use the occasion as a backdrop for more ominous events.

Here are a few tips for you to protect your business from “things that go bump in the night” this Halloween: Continue reading ‘Safety Tips to Prevent Tricks this Halloween’ »

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What to Replant After The Storm?

While South Florida was spared a direct hit from Hurricane Irma, the massive storm still left us with considerable cleanup. In fact, many cities are still in the midst of what has turned out to be a lengthy process of debris removal. And with so much foliage underfoot, the frequently asked question is “what should we plant now.”

If you want to protect your business from flying branches and toppling trees, one of the best things you can do is go native. The Urban Forest Hurricane Recovery Program at the University of Florida studied tree damage following the last 10 hurricanes, and found native vegetation had the highest survival rates.

Here are a few tree and palm choices that will hopefully cause the least amount of damage and disruption to your commercial property. Continue reading ‘What to Replant After The Storm?’ »

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Flooding and Your Landscape

The catastrophic events in Texas, Puerto Rico, the Caribbean and throughout our own state dumped immeasurable amounts of water on the ground. But South Florida doesn’t need a natural disaster to flood. This region is plagued with floods, which means you should be informed as to what that means for your property. Continue reading ‘Flooding and Your Landscape’ »

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Keeping the Office Kitchen Clean

Sadly, cleaning fairies do not exist. So as the ever popular “your mother doesn’t work here” meme suggests, employees need to clean up after themselves, especially in the kitchen.

Left unattended, the kitchen in any office can get unsightly and unsanitary, leaving employees frustrated. The only way to eliminate the situation is with a little common courtesy and a few office kitchen rules:

Continue reading ‘Keeping the Office Kitchen Clean’ »

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Caring for Your Grass During Summer Heat .

Late summer can create a lot of stress on your landscaping, especially the grass. This time of year, lawn care is all about keeping grass healthy (and alive) while temperatures soar. But, it’s not just the summer heat grass has to contend with. Summertime means outdoor lunches, company picnics, and lots of growing weeds from summer showers.

Here are some tips for keeping the lawn in tiptop shape during hot summer days. Continue reading ‘Caring for Your Grass During Summer Heat .’ »

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Cool or Creepy Technology?

A company was recently in the news for its new practice of offering its employees the option of having a microchip implanted into their hand in order to access locked doors, use office equipment, even purchase snacks from vending machines. While the idea is very futuristic and efficient, it raises some questions. Mainly, are our new securities technologies way cool or a little creepy?

A recent survey questioned 3,500 consumers, and here are some of the things they embraced as cool, and those that had them on alert for their creepy factor. Continue reading ‘Cool or Creepy Technology?’ »