Solo Notes

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

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Decades of Experience Helps Surveyor Dennis Smith

By Benita Mehta
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Firm was first on the scene when disaster hit.


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Surveyor Finds Calling in Volunteer Projects

By Alexis Brumm
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 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

By Alexis Brumm
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 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
By Alexis Brumm
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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

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

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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

By Christine Grahl
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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

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Passion for your business makes it easier to provide high quality services and accomplish jobs successfully.
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Solo Notes: Financing Success

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Running a small business is an arduous process in itself, but finding the money to jumpstart that business can be the biggest challenge of them all.
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Solo Notes: Keeping Clients Happy

By Alexis Brumm
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Trying to find new business in a difficult economy can be a challenge.
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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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The purpose of this webinar is to dig into different laser scanning workflows and techniques.

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POB September 2014

2014 September

In this September 2014 issue of POB, we take a look at a book that reveals how a rare-map dealer made millions stealing ancient maps. Also, discover the secrets of a 21st-century surveyor and how technology enables small surveying businesses to ease growing pains and maximize their potential.

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