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Six steps to acquisition failure
Kevin Appleton has made his fair share of acquisitions over the years. Here, he offers his guide on common pitfalls to avoid.
Go early, go big: Kevin Appleton on the right international strategy
Going international with a rental business is about more than getting dots on a map, says Kevin Appleton. So what are the key ingredients of an international strategy?
Kevin Appleton on work/life balance.
Kevin Appleton says those of us worrying about work/life balance are missing the point. We have to work, so just make the best of it and remember how lucky we are.
Private equity and equipment rental
Appleton column: Why do private equity investors like the rental industry so much? 
Safety first? Is it possible for a rental business to focus too much on safety?
Safety first? Is it possible for a rental business to focus too much on safety? No, says Kevin Appleton.
How to survive in a depressed market
Appleton Column: Why waiting for business to return to ‘normal’ isn’t the answer 
Specialist and generalist businesses
Appleton column: Specialist or generalist, what is the best rental strategy?
What small rental companies can teach us
Appleton column: How larger firms can benefit from the example of small, family-owned rental businesses
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