Category Archives: Business Advice & Stories

5 Ways To Banish Burnout In Your Landscape Business

According to new research from Gallup, businesses are facing what they call “an employee burnout crisis.” And once burnout strikes, it can trigger a downward spiral in individual and business performance. The Gallup study of nearly 7,500 full-time employees found … Continue reading

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5 Ways to Boost Teamwork and Productivity in Your Landscape Business

Sports teams might have great, extremely skilled individual players, but the only way they win is when they play together. The same is true for teams within landscape businesses. Unfortunately, many landscape employees don’t feel like they are part of … Continue reading

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Top 3 Ways Landscape Business Owners Can Overcome Weaknesses

Everyone has weaknesses. If we were all born with all the strengths necessary to run a successful business, we wouldn’t have any daily struggles, revenue and profit would be through the roof and customers would be beating down our doors. … Continue reading

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The Workforce Shortage is Real … Here’s How the Landscape Industry Plans to Cope

Last week, the National Association of Landscape Professionals, through the Industry Growth Initiative, held a Workforce Development and Recruitment Summit at its office in Fairfax, Virginia, to address the industry’s workforce shortage. Approximately 50 attendees from major regional green industry … Continue reading

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What Will the Landscape Company of the Future Look Like?

There are three kinds of thinking: inside the box, outside the box and no box. This according to Michael Hostetler, who specializes in teaching strategy, decision-making, leadership, innovation and change management in the MBA program at Cornell University. He spoke … Continue reading

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Landscape Spending Sets Records

Some might say gardening is something enjoyed only by the older, wealthier retiree. Today’s research proves that is not the case, according to Garden Research’s 2018 National Gardening Survey. In fact, the group found more American households are gardening today … Continue reading

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Which 2019 Garden Trend Will Improve Your Business?

If you haven’t noticed yet, we are living among the “Indoor Generation.” What does this mean? It means 90 percent of people worldwide (yes, 90 percent) spend nearly 22 hours a day inside without enough daylight or fresh air, according … Continue reading

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How to Better Manage Negative Customer Reviews

One negative customer review can lose a company 22 percent of its business, according to marketing firm Moz. What’s worse is that four negative customer reviews can chase away 70 percent of potential clients. Those are not positive statistics for … Continue reading

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Rising Concerns with Distracted Drivers

Authored by Claire F. Martin, of Lehr Middlebrooks Vreeland & Thompson, P.C., H.R. Advisors to NALP members. This article appears in the September/October issue of the Landscape Professionals Magazine.  Many industries require their employees to drive, either their own vehicles … Continue reading

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4 Make or Break Web Marketing Trends for Landscaping Companies

Author: Alain Parcan, director of marketing for Market Hardware, Inc., an NALP consultant. See him speak at a Power Session at LANDSCAPES 2018 in Louisville.  What’s trending up in web marketing and what’s trending down? Market Hardware’s team of Web Marketing … Continue reading

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