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Trials & Tribulations - The drama of running a business and of life. It's not as easy as it looks. Running a business is full of drama. Customers, employees, money, family, time. You name it, it's a problem. Share with us your drama and how you handled it.

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Trials & Tribulations - The drama of running a business and of life.

It's not as easy as it looks. Running a business is full of drama. Customers, employees, money, family, time. You name it, it's a problem. Share with us your drama and how you handled it.
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Have you ever seen that happen to anyone?

I know walmart has had some fertilizer leaking into sewer issues in the past and I have a feeling if this were to happen at a small business location, they would probably have you shut down.

I have heard a couple years ago TruGreen got fined a lot in the Michigan. I almost think they were targeted on purpose.

In regards to pesticide storage, I know that once you go above a certain amount you have to follow SARA Title III storage rules.
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For those that may not be keeping accurate records, what are the downsides to it? What could possibly happen if these inspectors aren't satisfied with what they find?
not keeping up to date detailed records only leads to fines, possible license loss and a sure fire way to get on the inspectors list next year and the years following.

the way they have it set up it just boils down to pain and anguish no matter what they get you for and the punishment is just seperate degrees of hell.

fines definitly suck, losing your license will most definitly suck and getting audited every year sucks as well and the only way to avoid it is following the law and keeping a tight book on all your information.
and always remember it is better to have too much information then not enough.
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I have heard a couple years ago TruGreen got fined a lot in the Michigan. I almost think they were targeted on purpose.

In regards to pesticide storage, I know that once you go above a certain amount you have to follow SARA Title III storage rules.

in my state they been cracking down on fert use due to the phosphoros due to it causing algae blooms in the lakes and ponds but since the oklahoma city bombing and the first world trade center bombing fert has been highly monitored in my state.
being fert and diesel fuel combined with a detonation device can make for a highly explosive home made bomb.
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