Category Archives: Business Advice & Stories

5 Quick Tips to Improve Your Efficiency

In August, the NALP Field Trip with Marty Grunder headed to Atlanta to HighGrove Partners where 135 landscape and lawn care company leaders got together for 3-days of networking, education and a facility tour at HighGrove Partners. There were so … Continue reading

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How to Reverse Employee Burnout

Author Glenn Bertha, is a Success Coach with LandOpt an NALP consultant member.  It is estimated that the mental and physical effects of burnout cost employers between $125 billion and $190 billion annually. There’s no doubt: employee burnout is a problem. And, … Continue reading

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8 Non-Traditional Ways to Find Landscape Employees

Author Jenn Myers is NALP’s Director of Workforce Development and she spent years recruiting candidates for placement in the industry’s top firms.  The search for landscape and lawn care employees can feel like it is a 24/7 job.  Are you … Continue reading

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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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