Author Archives: National Association of Landscape Professionals

Pay Per Click vs. SEO, Why Your Business Needs the Right Balance of Each

Author, Alain Parcan, director of marketing for Market Hardware, Inc., and NALP consultant, contributed this article.  One of the most common questions we get while speaking at industry tradeshows or providing educational Webinars is, “which strategy is right for me?” … Continue reading

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5 Landscapes Sales Tips that Work

Author Marty Grunder, consultant, speaker, and owner of Grunder Landscaping, one of the largest firms in the Midwest, gives his advice on making the sale when you aren’t the lowest bid. Catch Marty at his NALP Sales Boot Camps in … Continue reading

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The M&A Outlook for the Landscaping Industry 2017

The author, Peter Holton, of Caber Hill Advisors, a mergers and acquisitions firm, is an NALP Consultant member.  In the last two months, several business owners have asked about the M&A outlook under President Trump. We point owners of landscaping … Continue reading

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Safety Advice from Winning Companies

April 15 is the deadline to participate in the Safety Recognition Awards. Author Rod Dickens talked with two winners of the Best of the Best safety recognition awards to see what they are doing right when it comes to safety … Continue reading

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4 Factors That Shape Your Insurance Risk Profile

Author, Drew Garcia, with Rancho Mesa Insurance Services, is the program director for NALP’s Workers’ Compensation Program.  Ever wonder why your insurance rates high when your competitors are low? There are reasons for that including, frequency of claims, severity of claims, … Continue reading

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House Agriculture Committee Approves Two Pesticide Related Bills

Last week, two pesticide-related bills supported by NALP and other industry stakeholders sailed through the House Agriculture Committee.  The committee passed both bills by voice vote in the first 10 minutes of the Committee meeting, and provided renewed hope that … Continue reading

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How to Get the Job When You Aren’t the Lowest Bidder

Author Marty Grunder, consultant, speaker, and owner of Grunder Landscaping, one of the largest firms in the Midwest, gives his advice on making the sale when you aren’t the lowest bid. Catch Marty at his NALP Sales Boot Camps in … Continue reading

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BYU Provo Prepares for NCLC

                  For first-time attendees at this year’s National Collegiate Landscape Competition (NCLC) at BYU Provo, March 15-18, the event promises to be an eye-opener for students and industry members alike. “I competed … Continue reading

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What’s Going on in State Governments This Week?

Every year, there is a frenetic level of state legislative activity, and most of it occurs between January and June. This is because a vast majority of state legislatures are part time in nature. Amazingly, despite the relatively short time … Continue reading

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NALP Advocacy Heavily Focused on H-2B Fix

NALP continues to aggressively advocate for the need to address significant problems in the H-2B guest worker program. We understand the crucial need that H-2B serves for many of our members who rely on a dependable seasonal workforce. In January, … Continue reading

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