November 2008 Blog Posts (5)

Find Gifts and Gadgets at Land Surveyors United Member Store

Need a gift idea for that hard working surveyor in your life? Would you like to have a banded shirt or hat for the field, with the LSU logo? I've got the perfect thing! Visit the new store for land surveyors and feast your eyes on these handsome goods.…

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Submitted by ePalmetto on November 29, 2008 at 3:14pm — Comment On This...

New Profile Info

You can now add other social networks that you belong to within your LSU profile. This is a terrific way to build even stronger bonds with your friends and other members of the community. Simply go to "My Page" and edit your profile questions at the top. Obviously, the more profile questions that you answer, the better you look to search engines and credibility in the group. For example, take a look at the page I made for my father,… Read more →

Submitted by ePalmetto on November 29, 2008 at 3:03pm — Comment On This...

The Land Surveying Business Climate – Recession Survival Strategies

I recently was making a new friend on Land Surveyors United and he sent me an email with a quick note implying that the economy wasn’t too good where he worked and jokingly made reference to going “mining” if things don’t pick up. What caught my attention is when he mentioned that 2 months ago he was “flat out” and now has very little work. This didn’t surprise me and I now know, from experience, that this is just the beginning for him, and things may get worse.

If you look at the…

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Submitted by Eric Colburn on November 18, 2008 at 8:00am — 2 Comments

Professional Land Surveying Business - 5 Steps to Get More Work

In these tough economic times new work is harder and harder to come by. While cost cutting is so very important, you shouldn't cut back too much on your marketing efforts, if you can afford it. Some of the following strategies to get more work, however, cost very little and can be implemented quickly.



  1. Call Your Existing Clients: Call your existing clients to see how they're doing and ask if they're considering any new work to let you give them a…
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Submitted by Eric Colburn on November 15, 2008 at 2:30pm — 4 Comments

Join the Land Surveying Field Support Group and access help from your Phone

Looking for a way to access field help from the woods? You should check out and join the Land Surveyors Field Support Group on Google Groups. You can access it from any web-enabled cell phone!

Submitted by ePalmetto on November 13, 2008 at 2:43pm — Comment On This...

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