Solo Notes

Solo Notes is an exclusive interview series that highlights the experiences of small business owners.

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Solo Notes: Montana Surveyor Defines Role in Real Estate

As I see it, we professional land surveyors who focus only on the required accuracy and precision of measurement and boundary law and, in the west, the Public Land Surveying System, miss the boat when it comes to effectively educating the public about the importance of what we do.


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Once a Land Surveyor

I’m a second-generation land surveyor.


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Decades of Experience Helps Surveyor Dennis Smith

Firm was first on the scene when disaster hit.


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Surveyor Finds Calling in Volunteer Projects

 From volunteering on projects in Haiti and India to working with his teenage son, Steven W. Carper is paving his own path in the surveying profession. 


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Solo Notes: Surveying the Island Life

 A rich history and a passionate culture can often be found in exotic locations. However, owning and operating a business in such an environment can produce a set of challenges. Robert Wilson, PLS, owner of San Juan Surveying in Washington, shares with POB how he has found success. 


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Hitting a Milestone

Rob Hoffman, owner of Hoffman Land Surveying in Houston, tells POB how his company is still going strong today
The first few years are a challenge for any small business. Staying successful over several decades takes a great amount of adaptability and perseverance. Rob Hoffman, owner of Hoffman Land Surveying in Houston, tells POB how his company is still going strong today.
 


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Double the Fun

Owning one business can be time consuming, expensive and challenging.
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A Fresh Start

Taking over an existing company presents a substantial set of challenges. Focusing on customer service, communication and versatility can make the transition easier while providing a new avenue for success. Tony Blumentritt, owner of Blumentritt Land Surveying, PC, shares his thoughts in an exclusive interview with POB.
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Editor's Points: Making A Difference

I’ve never met Bill Buntrock, PLS, in person. But even just in speaking to him over the phone, I found his commitment to supporting organizations that help others inspiring.
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Passionate about the Profession

Passion for your business makes it easier to provide high quality services and accomplish jobs successfully.
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HxGN Live

More than 3,500 attendees from more than 70 countries attended HxGN Live, the annual Hexagon AB user conference, at the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas on June 3-6. About 450 keynotes and panel discussions were held, and several companies from around the world exhibited their geospatial products. Here are a few snapshots from the event.

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2014 December

In this December 2014 issue of POB, we celebrate our 40th year, and take a look at how we began. Also, see how an innovative approach helped a surveying firm provide fast and accurate volume reporting for the aggregates industry.

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