Author Archives: National Association of Landscape Professionals

On the Road at the NALP Sales Boot Camp

NALP vice president of education and services Shaine Anderson was on the road last week at the NALP Sales Bootcamp with Marty Grunder which was held at the Bartlett Tree Experts research laboratory in Raleigh, North Carolina. We can’t give … Continue reading

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5 Ways to Take Control of Your Time to Maximize Your Productivity

NALP consultant member Bill Silverman, of Springboard Business Coaching, offers advice for landscape and lawn care pros who want to take back 10 – 15 hours of their time each week. Imagine if you could free up 10 – 15 hours … Continue reading

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What are Landscape Business Owners Grateful for this Year?

With Thanksgiving on our minds, we asked our landscape and lawn care member companies what they are grateful for this year. “At Environmental Enhancements, Inc. we are thankful for our great employees that help provide a memorable service for our … Continue reading

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Five Social Trends for Landscape Professionals to Watch In 2017

Daniel Levine, trends guru, executive director of The Avant-Guide Institute, and featured speaker at the upcoming NALP Leaders Forum, offers some insight into trends you can capitalize on in 2017.  To understand what’s trending, and why, landscape professionals need to … Continue reading

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NALP Member News – Week of Sept 12

(Photo: The Landscape Center’s ribbon was cut by Lieutenant Governor Tate Reeves. Left: Jeff Peterman, Michael Hatcher, Tate Reeves, Kelly Ogden) Michael Hatcher & Associates, Inc. of Memphis, Tennessee, opened its new 22-acre headquarters in Olive Branch, Mississippi on Thursday, Sept. … Continue reading

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How Do People Talk About Being Landscape Industry Certified?

Customers say certifications and accreditations are one of the top things they look for when choosing a provider. If you are Landscape Industry Certified, it is important to tout your achievement and let customers and potential employers know what it means … Continue reading

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H-2B  Advocacy Fight Enters Critical Stage

Prior to the August recess, the House Appropriations Committee passed its version of the fiscal 2017 Department of Homeland Appropriations bill, which would renew the H-2B returning worker exemption for another year. The Senate Appropriations Committee passed its version of … Continue reading

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States Continue Taking Action to Protect Pollinators

Last week, Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton announced his signing of an executive order placing some restrictions on neonicotinoid (neonics) use. The governor’s action makes Minnesota the most stringent state in the nation when it comes to neonic use. The executive order … Continue reading

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Web Marketing for Landscape Companies: Q & A With Brian Kraff, Market Hardware

NALP recently had a chance to pick the brain of Brian Kraff, the co-founder of Market Hardware, a provider of small business website marketing products and services that cater specifically to the landscape industry. We asked him our top 5 … Continue reading

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Overtime Relief Bill Introduced

In mid-July, Congressman Kurt Schrader (OR-5), Congressman Jim Cooper (TN-5), Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) and Congressman Collin Peterson (MN-7) introduced the Overtime Reform and Enhancement Act, legislation that will initiate a three-year phase-in of the Department of Labor’s new overtime rule. … Continue reading

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