Category: Business Practices

How to Use the Web to Grow Your Business and Get New Customers, Before Your Competition Does [Webinar]

Date: Tuesday, May 12, 2015 Time: 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM (EDT) Early Bird Registration $395 (Save $100 before April 15) Regular Registration $495 (ticket sales start April 16) Do you feel like you’re falling behind because you don’t know or understand

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Precision and Accuracy in Geodetic Surveying Video by NOAA’s National Geodetic Survey and The COMET Program

This brief video, produced in collaboration between NOAA’s National Geodetic Survey and The COMET Program, is aimed at surveying professionals, planners, policy-makers and others who use mapping products. The video emphasizes that survey measurements need to be precise as well

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ConsensusDocs Coalition Releases New Land Survey Standard Agreement

WASHINGTON – Owners and land surveyors will have a standard agreement to guide their contracting now that the ConsensusDocs Coalition is publishing a new Land Survey Agreement. The new agreement is designed to meet the unique characteristics of land surveying,

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Busting Myth #4 About The FAA and Unmanned Aircraft

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) published a list Busting Myths about the FAA and Unmanned Aircraft to discuss misconceptions and misinformation about Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) regulations. As UAS, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) or drones, if you will, become ever more

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Busting Myth #3 About The FAA and Unmanned Aircraft

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) published a list Busting Myths about the FAA and Unmanned Aircraft to discuss misconceptions and misinformation about Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) regulations. As UAS, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) or drones, if you will, become ever more

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Busting Myth #2 About The FAA and Unmanned Aircraft

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) published a list Busting Myths about the FAA and Unmanned Aircraft to discuss misconceptions and misinformation about Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) regulations. As UAS, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) or drones, if you will, become ever more

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Busting Myth #1 About The FAA and Unmanned Aircraft

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) published a list Busting Myths about the FAA and Unmanned Aircraft to discuss misconceptions and misinformation about Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) regulations. As UAS, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) or drones, if you will, become ever more

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How To Choose the Right Projects To Earn More

How do you know the right projects to work on at the right time? This is a  PLS Newsletter topic on following the money to achieve success. Sign up for the PLS Newsletter today! In business and life there are really

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The Professional Land Surveyor Podcast Episode 15

Online Session on UAS Test Site Privacy Policy – FAA UAS Online Listening Session Audio. The FAA held an online public engagement session to provide the public with an opportunity to comment on the agency’s proposed privacy policy for Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS). The FAA provided a brief overview of the UAS test site program and proposed privacy policy and then took comments from participants. Each participant had three minutes for comments. The FAA continues to encourage the public to provide comments to the docket. The FAA listened and recorded all comments, but did not answer any questions during the session. The FAA anticipates that test site operator privacy practices will help inform the dialogue among policymakers, privacy advocates, and the industry on broader questions about the use of UAS technologies. The privacy requirements the FAA has proposed are specifically designed for the operation of the UAS test sites. They are not intended to pre-determine the long-term policy and regulatory framework under which commercial UASs would operate. Rather, they aim to assure maximum transparency of privacy policies associated with UAS test site operations in order to engage all stakeholders in discussion about which privacy issues are raised by UAS operations and how law, public policy, and the industry practices should respond to those issues in the long run.

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Professional Land Surveyor Survey: Land Surveying Business Outlook September 2013?

PLS Survey: Land Surveying Business Outlook September 2013? Are you seeing any improvements in the business climate, no change at a all, or is the business climate worsening? After you take the survey, please leave a comment. Take the Professional

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Improve Systems and Procedures for Success

This article comes from the latest free Professional Land Surveyor Newsletter. To subscribe, click here. Last week, I wrote a premium article called “Silos Kill Business” about (surprise, surprise) how surveying and business silos undermine your success. What I didn’t discuss

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Silos Kill Business

Silos and paraprofessional competence/utilization are two of the biggest problems undermining our industry. In this Premium Post let’s look at silos and how they’re killing your business. The Oxford Dictionary defines silos as follows: noun (plural silos) a system, process,

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Selling Surveying: Customer Call Back Timing

Business 101 for any business, including land surveying, includes many basic building blocks for success. One such area is our timing for potential customer call back. In this premium post I’ll share with you why your customer callback timing is so

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The Professional Land Surveyor Podcast Episode 14

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:13:30 — 67.3MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSSubscribe to this podcast You can subscribe to this podcast via iTunes, grab the RSS feed or play from the website. The Professional Land Surveyor

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Working With Expanded And Improved Teams

Premium Post How do you view your work environment and teams? In many companies, team organization and team building is centered and focused around tightly knit internal silos, although I believe this is changing at light speed. Well, they’re sometimes

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Executive Director of the National Society of Professional Surveyors Davis-Bacon Act Testimony at House Education and the Workforce Committee Hearing

Curtis Sumner, Executive Director of the National Society of Professional Surveyors (NSPS), testifies at House Education and the Workforce Committee hearing on June 19, 2013 concerning the Davis-Bacon act. Watch the Davis-Bacon Act Testimony Video

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The Professional Land Surveyor Podcast Episode 13

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 46:06 — 42.2MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSSubscribe to this podcast You can subscribe to this podcast via iTunes, grab the RSS feed or play from the website. The Professional Land Surveyor

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The Professional Land Surveyor Podcast Episode 10 Motivational Monday: Focused Organization of Boundary Surveying Monuments

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 5:12 — 4.8MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSThe Professional Land Surveyor Podcast (PLSP) Shownotes – Episode 10

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The Professional Land Surveyor Podcast Episode 9

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:51 — 1.7MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS The Professional Land Surveyor Podcast (PLSP) Shownotes – Episode 9

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Increase Your Land Surveying Business With Improved Marketing and Customer Communication Strategies

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Marketing your land surveying business and services is not something you can ignore, anymore. Talk to most land surveying business owners at the height of the real estate bubble and you’d likely discover very little, if any, marketing and customer

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