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Taking Advantage of the Downtime to Earn CEUs

This is a spring like no other and every company is facing a different situation in their local area, but for certified people to have some time to spare, you can take advantage of the unexpected downtime to catch up on your Continuing Education Units (CEUs). There are numerous ways to earn CEUs, but one […]

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Financial Strategies for Dealing with COVID-19

Greg Herring, founder and CEO of The Herring Group, a consultant company, shared some business and financial advice with NALP members on how to best respond to COVID-19.

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Landscape and Lawn Care Business Owners Face COVID-19 Head On

As landscape business owners face the reality of what COVID-19 could mean for their operations, many have already begun to put plans in place and face potential challenges head-on. As many believe we are still in the early stages of what this pandemic could mean for our nation—and our businesses—now is to be the time […]

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Coronavirus Webinar for Landscape & Lawn Care Companies

To help companies deal with the business and operational ramifications of the Coronavirus, the National Association of Landscape Professionals will host the free webinar, “Dealing with the Coronavirus in Your Landscape or Lawn Care Business,” on Wednesday, March 18, from 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm ET. The webinar is limited to 500 registrants. Presenters include: […]

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Ann Moore of Grassperson Talks About Being a Woman in Landscaping & How She Keeps Up With Industry Updates

As the wife of a former president/vice-president of a Fortune 500 Division company, Ann Moore says she and her husband Jack spent a lot of time traveling, moving around, and even living in another country. And while that was all incredibly exciting, there came a time when the couple wanted to put down roots and […]

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Workforce Summit Highlights Dozens of Strategies to Strengthen Your Employee Base; Here Are 4 Key Takeaways

More than 100 industry CEOs and HR-focused staff, and representatives from allied industries and the Department of Labor gathered in Alexandria, Virginia, this week at NALP’s Workforce Summit to share strategies and best practices to attract and retain employees. With unemployment at near record lows, many industries are competing for the same employees who landscape […]

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5 Coronavirus Preparedness Tips for Your Landscape Company

Worried about flu and other illnesses like the coronavirus (COVID-19) spreading at your company? Think you should have a plan in place to encourage healthy habits and discourage the spread of the illness? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have some coronavirus preparedness tips for employers. Since COVID-19 is a new disease and there […]

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3 Ways Students and Landscape Pros Can Get the Most Out of NCLC

Mason Shaffer says attending NALP’s “Student Career Days”—now the National Collegiate Landscape Competition (NCLC)—in 2007 and 2008 ultimately led to his full-time landscape career. Today, he is the senior garden designer for Blanchford Landscape Group and Shaffer says it was his interaction with Andy Blanchford, company owner, at the event that put that opportunity in […]

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5 Ways Belknap Landscape Prioritizes Safety in Landscaping

Safety is a lot of work. But Belknap Landscape Co., in Gilford, New Hampshire, prioritizes safety, making it an every day part of doing business. “The most important reason that safety is so critical is that we want our employees to go home in the same condition—if not better—each day,” says Angie Carignan, human resources […]

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How North Point Outdoors Handles Cash Flow & Labor Challenges

During his transition from high school to college, Andrew Pelkey started mowing residential lawns to help make ends meet. By his sophomore year, he had around 40 or 50 residential lawn accounts and decided to leave school to pursue landscaping full-time. By the end of year two, he was running a landscape and snow plow […]

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