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2018 Top 100 Growers: Labor, technology top concerns

2018 Top 100 Growers labor

When Greenhouse Grower magazine publishes its Top 100 Growers every May, most people turn right to “The List” to see who ranked where. I, on the other hand, run right to the surrounding commentary to see the in-depth facts and figures from the growers themselves. For me, it’s skipping the… Read more »

Practical Named In 20 Most Promising Sage Providers

Sage Promising

Have you ever done a good deed and been instantly rewarded for it? I’m not sure if there is such a thing as instant karma, but sometimes coincidences work out that way. Last Friday, I published a blog post about our friends over at DemandLink being named one of the… Read more »

Golf tournament helps provide jobs in construction industry

golf construction

Sometimes, life is redundant in the most interesting ways. Sometimes it’s mundane, like a workday morning routine (dress, take dogs out, fix breakfast, brush teeth, kiss husband goodbye). Other times, the same theme keeps coming back, like employment in the construction industry — or lack thereof. The topic was put… Read more »

AmericanHort Launches New Website, Social Space

AmericanHort social 2

This may seem odd, but I’m not totally on board with social media. I know, I know — how can I say that while I’m writing my second blog post this week, and will send it out on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn the moment it gets published? Fair enough. Let… Read more »

A Christmas Poem: A Visit from St. Vincent

Christmas 2017 - St Vince

Practical Software Solutions will be closed on Monday, Dec. 25 and Jan. 1, as well as Tuesday, Dec. 26 and Jan. 2. As we get ready to celebrate Christmas and the New Year, please enjoy this homage to “A Visit from St. Nicholas.” ’Twas the week before Christmas, when all… Read more »

From learning about horticulture to education at Cultivate’17

Horticulture Education

Greg Lafferty, our senior account manager, has hoping for years to educate all levels of growers in the horticulture industry during Cultivate, and this year he will finally get his chance. When you think about it, it’s probably a good thing that he waited this long. We’ve learned so much… Read more »

Join us for an evening of basketball and business education

Basketball Event 1

Our customers know that when Practical Software Solutions hosts an event, we like to have a good time. Seriously … go ask them. They’ll tell you. They’ll also tell you that we take our business — and our customers’ businesses — seriously. But when we can combine the two, like our… Read more »

Industries of the Blind walks the path of lean manufacturing

Industries of the Blind Made in IOB

It’s said you can never truly understand a person until you’ve walked a mile in their shoes. Last Thursday, I walked about 500 feet in the shoes of a blind person, and I got a pretty good notion of what it was like to be visually impaired. Luckily for me,… Read more »

Cultivate’16: A fresh perspective on innovation

Unique. It’s a nice word. It has a nice a nice ring to it. It looks good on paper, and it sounds important. But it doesn’t mean what many people think it means. “Unique” is one of those words I had pounded into my head in my first journalism job,… Read more »

Business management systems are more than just software

Business Management for Metrolina

Psst … come a little closer. I’m going to let you in on a secret that’s going to knock your socks off. OK, are you ready for this? Most business management systems pretty much do the same thing. Wait, did I just say that out loud? Well, yes. I did…. Read more »