Category Archives: Business Advice & Stories

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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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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