Category Archives: Business Advice & Stories

3 Reasons Why Your Business Needs an Email Newsletter

Author Alain Parcan, NALP consultant member, and Director of Marketing for Market Hardware, Inc., shares his reasons why you should be sending out an email newsletter. Since its introduction, email has evolved from an efficient form of online communication to … Continue reading

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Daily Huddles Increase Productivity

Author Jeffrey Scott, MBA, is an NALP consultant member and author, business coach, hall-of-fame consultant, and expert in growth and profit maximization in the lawn & landscape industry. Do you ever feel so crazy busy, that you end up skipping … Continue reading

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Is Non-Billable Time Killing You?

Author Jeffrey Scott, MBA, is an NALP consultant member and author, business coach, hall-of-fame consultant, and expert in growth and profit maximization in the lawn & landscape industry. Every service company has to make an assessment of how much unproductive … Continue reading

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Business Coach, Mentor, or Consultant?

Author Lisa Perdue, is a manager of professional development for LandOpt which is an NALP consultant member.  Coaches Aren’t Just for Athletes Not sure what a business coach is? Many professional athletes will readily claim the keys to their success … Continue reading

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Blazing a Two-Way Trail

Both Tom Heaviland and Michael Kravitsky, IV have been NALP Trailblazers for 15 years or more. During that time, they’ve collectively mentored at least 25 people, owners of large and small companies alike who represent nearly every segment of the … 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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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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