Category Archives: Business Advice & Stories

Now is the Time to Evaluate Your Accounting Software

Author Monica Muir, of  Muir & Associates is an NALP consultant member.  During your off season (if you have one!), is the time to review, what’s worked and what hasn’t. One area in particular to review is finances – your … Continue reading

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Lawn and Landscape CEO Secrets Revealed

At the CEOs Unplugged panel at Leaders Forum on Jan 14, 2017, hosted by Ken Taylor from John Deere, seven of the industry’s top CEO’s, shared a variety of business advice with an audience of nearly 200 people. The CEO’s … 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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Optimize Your Revenue Mix for More Profitability in 2017

Author Monica Muir, of  Muir & Associates is an NALP consultant member.  Many small business owners focus on generating more revenue every year, and that’s a great objective.  But not all income is created equally.  If you have more than … Continue reading

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Want Better Employees? They Should Be Able to Answer These 6 Questions

Bill Arman, NALP consultant member and partner in the Harvest Group, shares some tips about how to set your employees up for success.  Get more strategies during the People Academy Live 2-day in-depth employee development conferences in Orlando and Dallas in … Continue reading

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5 Ways to Mitigate Insurance Claims

There are many ways to get the most benefits from your insurance coverage and enhance the ability of your carrier to optimize outcomes after a loss. Below are five ways that can help you mitigate any claims you may have. … Continue reading

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10 Questions to Ask Before You Terminate an Employee

NALP HR and legal advisor, Richard Lehr, Esq., of Lehr, Middlebrooks and Vreeland, shares his top suggestions of things you should think about before terminating an employee.  Lehr and his team are available to consult with NALP members as a … Continue reading

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11 Tips for Training New Employees

Jeffrey Scott, NALP consultant member, and author and owner of his own business development consultancy, shares his top tips to get new employees off to the right start.  1. The First Impression You get one chance at setting the first … 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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Why Wouldn’t You Want a Mentor?

Author Rod Dickens talked with Michael Becker an NALP Trailblazer Peer Mentor, and his mentee Casey Hurd about their mentoring experience. Now is the time to sign up for a mentor in 2017.  Trailblazer Michael Becker, Landscape Industry Certified, is … Continue reading

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