Category Archives: Business Advice & Stories

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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One Contractor’s Journey Toward a Stronger Team

Article Author Lisa Perdue, is a Manager of Professional Development for LandOpt, an NALP Consultant Member firm. Thomas Fancher can’t hide his pride in his team members. The owner of Dallas-based The Plant Concierge knows his team is his most valuable resource, and … Continue reading

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How Mobile-First Technologies Revolutionized the Way I Do Business

By Cheryl Steelberg, Bruce Wilson & Co. In tech-dense Austin, the cloud is king. Native Land Design’s Ben Collinsworth talks about how technology drives his business and how it can transform yours. How do you stay on top of emerging … Continue reading

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5 Reasons People Might Hate Your Website

Article Author Alain Parcan, Director of Marketing for Market Hardware, Inc, an NALP Consultant Member firm. Have you ever visited a Website and been so disappointed by its functionality that you immediately moved on? What if your Website is similarly “turning … Continue reading

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Make Your Company a Talent Magnet

Becoming a destination company that attracts the best employees involves the mastery of seven key areas. Why is it that some landscaping companies have an easier time attracting talent? Yes, they typically pay more than their market’s going rate. But … Continue reading

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Tech Tip: Summer Safety Tips

This week, we’re not going to talk about turfgrass management, we’re going to talk about the turfgrass manager – you. Most of us are sole proprietors with one or two employees that cannot afford to be on the disabled list.  … Continue reading

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Tech Tip: Crabgrass Update

With the sudden rush of heat and humidity, our lawns are suddenly headed in the wrong direction. That which was looking pretty good with rain and moderate temperatures is now rapidly browning and all of a sudden we’re seeing a … Continue reading

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3 Ways to Reduce the Impact of Non-Billable Time

Article Author Mike Eisenhuth of LandOpt and NALP Consultant Member It’s no secret – businesses that know their costs and keep them in check perform better over the long term. These businesses remain solvent and competitive in the marketplace, in large … Continue reading

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Tech Tip: Drought Stress

 “I don’t have drought stress!  I water!” Have you been hearing that (or something close to it) from customers lately?  How do you deal with a complaint like that?  Let’s start with the realization that their lawn may be many … Continue reading

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