Thursday, January 11, 2018
The POULAN PRO SNOWBLOWER brands have been around since 1944, supplying a range of outdoor power tools and machinery. Their ethos is to provide durable, powerful, quality machines to the homeowner at a price that reflects great value.
Poulan take the best engines and base machines from other manufacturers and build their own models with a distinctive look. They supply these to consumers making sure the features and pricing are always competitive in the marketplace.
The PR270 is actually the mid-range model in their selection of two-stage snow blowers. Poulan call them a snow thrower, other manufacturers use the term snow blower or even snowblower. They are all the same thing so don't get confused if we use the different terms throughout our review.
We're going to take a closer look at the Poulan Pro PR270 so that you can decide if it's the right snow clearing machine for you and your property.
Introducing the Poulan Pro PR270
The Poulan range of snow throwers is actually made by Husqvarna so you will find a lot of similarities in models between the two suppliers. Poulan like to put their own stamp on their machines though so there are a few differences, particularly in the way they look.
Of course, that also means you enjoy the build quality and reliability of the Husqvarna machines when buying a Poulan Pro snow thrower, which is a nice bonus.
Two-stage snow blowers are great for those homeowners with more than just a small driveway to clear. If you have a property with a single car drive and maybe a couple of footpaths, then a 2-stage machine might be over doing it.
How much snow you get will also dictate what you need. If you usually get just a couple of inches once in a while, then a single stage blower or even a powered snow shovel may suffice. Check out our article on Single or Two-Stage Snow Blowers for more info on how to decide what's best for you.
The Poulan Pro range of dual stage snow throwers is aimed at the homeowner with a medium to large sized driveway. Maybe you also have some footpaths and sidewalks to clear as well. These high performing machines will cope with medium to heavy snowfall and even the occasional blizzard.
Currently made up of 6 models, the PR200 range has something for all homeowners. The PR240 and 241 have a 24-inch wide cut whilst the PR270/270A and PR271/271A are 27 inch.
Friday, April 14, 2017
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Many business owners have heard that if they want to hire the most competent and talented employees, they need to relocate to New York City or San Francisco. That simply isn’t true. There is tremendous untapped talent all over the world -- you just need to know where, and how, to look.
I’ve always gravitated toward location-independent business models that allow me the freedom to move and travel to new places (including Asia, where I started my first company). My current company has four full-time employees and ten part-time contractors, all of whom work remotely. Our team is based both internationally and stateside, and members live in Chile, Vermont, Manhattan, Brooklyn, Chicago, Portland and other places.
In my experience, the following benefits of building a remote team far outweigh the challenges:
Monday, April 3, 2017
You’re an entrepreneur. But who’s the boss in your business?
It’s not you. It’s your business.
One of the most profound and game-changing moments for me as an entrepreneur was when I finally realized who was in charge. As an entrepreneur and cofounder, I had thought I was calling the shots and making the decisions. And, from the perspective of the organizational chart, I certainly was. But, from a smart business perspective, I owed my allegiance to a more authoritarian boss -- the business itself.
This shift in mindset changed the way I approached and worked on the business. Instead of interacting with it as an authority figure, I deferred to the interests of the business.
I believe that this change has made me a better businessman and a better manager, and has contributed to the success of my ventures. Here are seven requirements that I suggest every entrepreneur keep in mind, recognizing that your business is your boss.